Good Photoshop CS Book

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Larry Cook, May 6, 2004.

  1. Larry Cook

    Larry Cook Guest

    I am looking for a book that will show me how to do things in
    Photoshop CS. Specifically I am looking for a reference that has
    examples of effects, operations, etc. and the steps to perform them.
    For instance: How to cut out a subject of one picture and place it in
    another. (I don't need to know how to do that , it is just an
    example.) I don't want a course in Photoshop just a reference that I
    can consult when I am trying to figure out how to do a thing.

    Larry Cook
    Larry Cook, May 6, 2004
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  2. Larry Cook

    Brooklyn NYC Guest

    Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book
    Photoshop CS Killer Tips by Scott Kelby and Terry White
    Photoshop CS Down and Dirty Trick by Scotty Kelby

    Those are a few good ones.

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    Brooklyn NYC, May 6, 2004
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  3. Larry Cook

    Hecate Guest

    And if you don't want to support Scott Kelby's retirement fund... ;-)

    Adobe Photoshop for Photographers by Martin Evening
    How to Cheat in Photoshop by Steve Caplin
    Photoshop Restoration and Retouching by Katrin Eismann
    Hecate, May 7, 2004
  4. Larry Cook

    JP Kabala Guest

    Art of Photoshop-- Dan Giordan
    Commercial Photoshop-- Bert Monroy
    Photoshop Studio- Ben Willmore
    JP Kabala, May 7, 2004
  5. Larry Cook

    Brooklyn NYC Guest

    Hey, wait a minute: I put ONE book on that list not by Kelby! He ain't
    retirin' that early! "^)
    Brooklyn NYC, May 7, 2004
  6. Larry Cook

    badboy Guest

    Agreed with Eismann, but also add books by Barry Haynes, Bruce Fraser,
    and Dan Margulis. Compared to these books, Kelby's books are jokes. To
    make up for the lack of scope, details and insight, Kelby filled his
    pages with huge blank areas. I feel sorry for the fallen trees.
    badboy, May 7, 2004
  7. Larry Cook

    Brooklyn NYC Guest

    I liked "Photoshop Type Effects: A Visual Encyclopedia" by Roger Pring.
    However, it really isn't geared to people who are new to PS and I believe it
    was written with PS 6 or 7 in mind so there are some tools that are in other
    areas of PS CS.
    Brooklyn NYC, May 7, 2004
  8. Larry Cook

    JP Kabala Guest

    Margulis is essential if you do print (prepress) work
    Eismann is seminal. Gold standard.
    Willmore and Monroy make my lists because they don't just tell you how, but
    why it works. Both, BTW, are excellent teachers live .
    Russell Brown, OTOH, is a great teacher live but his gonzo style doesn't
    work half as well in print.
    Giordan's book is just so freaking pretty-- the prettiest PS book I've seen
    in ages-- and if you can drag your eyes away from the pictures, the content
    is there, too. It can be a trifle pretentious at times, but you can forgive
    it because it is so beautiful.
    Down and Dirty has too many bad jokes and too little new and interesting
    info for my taste. It felt.....tired.... and like it was trying WAY too
    hard to be cute.
    GlitterGuru is 20 miles of bad road. I can't remember a book I liked less.
    The sexualized images of young children are IMO inappropriate and truly
    I read Caplin the other day--- some really good info in there, nicely laid
    out... there's something about it that bugs me, but I can't put my finger on
    it. Think it might be a UK/US syntax and pacing thing, so I'll give it a
    week and pick it back up and see if I like it better when I'm less tired.
    JP Kabala, May 7, 2004
  9. Larry Cook

    Hecate Guest

    It's worth paying attention. He has some really useful tips, etc. You
    see his work over here in the UK all the time, so he must be doing
    something right :)
    Hecate, May 8, 2004
  10. Larry Cook

    Larry Cook Guest

    Thank you all for your suggestions. There are a number of good and
    interesting choices here. Now I have the enviable task of looking
    through them all and choosing one or two or three or all...after I get
    a loan from the bank of course...

    Thanks again,

    Larry Cook
    Larry Cook, May 13, 2004
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