This best-selling guide from authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas has been the go-to tutorial and reference book for photography/design professionals and the textbook of choice in college classrooms for decades.
This fully updated edition includes: concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of carefully edited full color photographs; screen captures of program features; supplemental tips and sidebars; a thorough table of contents and index; and extensive cross references. New and updated Photoshop CS5 features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text.
Among the many new CS5 features covered in this volume are enhancements to brushes, workspaces, copying layers, Refine Mask, Lens Correction, the Spot Healing Brush, Camera Raw, and Bridge (including the new Mini Bridge).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had to get this book for a computer graphics:imaging class I'm taking at university of baltimore. The book was to be used as a reference book for us and not necessarily a textbook. I find it very easy to use. It is especially helpful when at home doing an assignment. There's no teacher at home to ask a question so just go to the index and bam you can find what you generally in two chapters (one maybe indrotucing the tool or function and another demonstrating it in a more complex piece). It's a good book overall.
I've purchased Adobe 3rd party books over the years and I'm not sure if this was the intention, but the Visual Quickstart Guide for CS5 appears to me as a complete overhaul. Beautifully laid out, easy to find stuff, and even the screen captures (which are a big part of the book) are extra large.
Just wonderful. I wonder if the other upcoming Visual Quickstart Guides are overhauls too?
I was excited about getting through this book and upgrading my Photoshop skills but it is a tough read. I put it down and ordered the "For Dummies" book instead. The problem is that in every other word the author refers you to another chapter for more information. The chapters are usually ahead of what you're reading so it makes it tough to understand. This book has a lot of information but it's jut not thought out well.
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