Would anyone have the CD for Photoshop Retouching Handbook?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Perry M., Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Perry M.

    Perry M. Guest

    I recently purchased the book Photoshop Retouching Handbook,
    by Carol Braverman, published by IDG. Unfortunately, during
    its transit from my office to my house, the CD cracked in
    half, so it's unusable. I looked online for IDG's Website and
    I couldn't find it - www.idgbooks.com, as printed on the book,
    doesn't work. I'm wondering if a kind soul could post the CD,
    perhaps in .iso format, so that I could have it once again.
    The book uses the CD extensively and without it the book would
    not be very useful. Thanks in advance!
     
    Perry M., Apr 5, 2005
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  2. Larry CdeBaca, Apr 6, 2005
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  3. Perry M.

    Perry M. Guest

    1742118-3459902

    Since I already own the book, and I only need the CD, I don't
    want to
    repurchase it. I have the CD in front of me, and it is in two
    pieces.
    Sad really.
     
    Perry M., Apr 6, 2005
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  4. Perry M.

    Stephan Guest

    Take a pic of the book, broken CD and sales record and send it where you
    purchased the book.
    Most likely they'll help you.
    I did that once with a game my kids had trashed and I got a new one.

    Stephan
     
    Stephan, Apr 6, 2005
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  5. Perry M.

    Scruff Guest

    Are you trying to make your problem, ours?
     
    Scruff, Apr 6, 2005
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  6. Perry M.

    Marsupilami Guest


    For the first time of your life, maybe, try e-mule
    that's certainly not a kind of solution for music or movie artists
    but sometimes for books, operators manuals, and even maps that's do the
    trick...
    people do share not "only" illegal stuffs.
     
    Marsupilami, Apr 6, 2005
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  7. Perry M.

    Perry M. Guest

    Sad really.
    Oh don't be petty like that. It's called asking if anyone can
    help. If you view it as making my problem yours, then you have
    an immature attitude about people asking for help. Grow up and
    keep your snarky comments to yourself.
     
    Perry M., Apr 7, 2005
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  8. Perry M.

    Hecate Guest

    Suggestion: Go and get an old CD for software that you no longer
    need/use. (Not one you've written yourself, a commercial one).

    Now, take it in both hands and try and snap it in half, and see how
    much force it takes to do so. Remembering that you just snap it into
    two, not into pieces.

    --

    Hecate - The Real One

    Fashion: Buying things you don't need, with money
    you don't have, to impress people you don't like...
     
    Hecate, Apr 7, 2005
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  9. Perry M.

    Scruff Guest

    He probably has a whole slew of outdated and pirated software he's trying to
    put together, lol.
     
    Scruff, Apr 7, 2005
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  10. Perry M.

    Jimmy Guest

    Your suggestion and logic is BS. I am the proud owner of (2) Photoshop 5
    For Windows Bible (Deke McClelland) books. The first one came in from
    Amazon.com with the CD broken in half. I sent them a scan of the broken
    disk and rather than returning the first book and broken disk, they simply
    resent everything and told me to keep the first book. The point is, disks
    can be broken even in an unopened jacket inside the back cover of a 2" thick
    book.
     
    Jimmy, Apr 7, 2005
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  11. Perry M.

    Dave Guest


    Jimmy, I sold a brokerage about a year ago. I was in possesion of
    lots (lots like in many) cd's with very personal client details.
    I sold my house and moved to another part of the country where
    I also own property.
    To make a long story short, when I moved, I destroyed disks with
    detailed personal information of my clients.

    I used a hacksaw in a vice, and then, to make it easier, used a hamer
    & chissel. Over there, are disks made from butter or what:)
    (don't by disks from dairy farms)

    Not being sarcastic, but supporting Hecate with what she said.
    I sure a surfboard can be made from the same material:)

    Dave
     
    Dave, Apr 8, 2005
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  12. Perry M.

    Dave Guest

    read don't by disks from a dairy farm as 'don't buy...:)

    Dave
     
    Dave, Apr 8, 2005
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  13. Perry M.

    Hecate Guest

    Yeah right. That's why there are machines produced specifically for
    destroying CDs.

    --

    Hecate - The Real One

    Fashion: Buying things you don't need, with money
    you don't have, to impress people you don't like...
     
    Hecate, Apr 8, 2005
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  14. Perry M.

    Jimmy Guest

    Just stating the fact, the disk I received with the book was broken into two
    pieces. No evidence of any hacksaw, hammer, or chisel markings on the
    commercial disk or the book. Perhaps there was a flaw in the disk, I don't
    know. I know the disks are tough as a rule, but I certainly would not imply
    that there is something wrong with Perry M's story as Hecate and others have
    done.

    To test to see if you methodology for destroying disks is really necessary,
    I just bent a cd-r disk in one hand (thumb, middle finger, and index finger
    as a fulcrum in the center) until it snapped into many pieces. Perhaps you
    had a bad day at the office when you resorted to using hammer and chisel.
    :)

    Jimmy
     
    Jimmy, Apr 9, 2005
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  15. Perry M.

    Jimmy Guest

    I just happen to have two Photoshop 5 Bible books available for sale, one
    without the original commercial disk -- would you be interested? Would you
    be interested in purchasing either or both! Just stating what happened to
    me, believe it or not. The disk was split in to two pieces, in a plastic cd
    sleeve located inside the back cover of the book.
     
    Jimmy, Apr 9, 2005
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  16. Perry M.

    Hecate Guest

    Into many pieces? Exactly. Not in half.

    --

    Hecate - The Real One

    Fashion: Buying things you don't need, with money
    you don't have, to impress people you don't like...
     
    Hecate, Apr 9, 2005
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  17. Perry M.

    Hecate Guest

    I can believe that you can purchase a book and find that the CD is
    damaged, even, possibly, split in two. I can't believe that someone
    buys a book and the CD is alright and then it miraculously splits in
    half...

    As for the Bible - I have a manual thanks and as far as I'm concerned
    it's just a manual on steroids ;-)

    --

    Hecate - The Real One

    Fashion: Buying things you don't need, with money
    you don't have, to impress people you don't like...
     
    Hecate, Apr 9, 2005
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  18. Perry M.

    Brian Guest

    Where is this thread going? You lot are all losing the plot! LOL

    As far as that disk breaking is concerned, the one breaking in the back
    of the book is a little different to bending one in your hand. In the
    back of the book, if the book was bent, the pages are "holding together"
    most of the CD so it does not flex in many directions and so it only
    breaks along (follows) the bend of the pages. So it is "possible".

    Let's not argue whether bibles are better than tutorials, that is silly.

    Brian.
     
    Brian, Apr 10, 2005
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  19. Perry M.

    Hecate Guest

    Not if you're the poor bastard spending money on the PS Bible thinking
    you're getting something original it's not.

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    Hecate - The Real One

    Fashion: Buying things you don't need, with money
    you don't have, to impress people you don't like...
     
    Hecate, Apr 10, 2005
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  20. Perry M.

    Brian Guest

    I see :) How are you Hecate, how are those Canon's doing? Oh and btw,
    when are we seeing your photo? We are keen and eager to see who this
    wonderful contributor to the NG really is.

    Brian.
     
    Brian, Apr 11, 2005
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