Friday, August 17, 2007
Adobe Photoshop CS3 One-On-One by Deke McClelland (O'Reilly Media, 2007; ISBN: 978-0-596-52975-8). The guide takes readers step by step through CS3's key features and functions. It also comes with two hours of material on DVD, so once you've read about a particular technique, you can see how it's done in the video.
How to Cheat in Photoshop CS3: The Art of Creating Photorealistic Montages by Steve Caplin (Focal Press, 2007; ISBN: 978-0-240-52062-9). Learn from Photoshop guru Steve Caplin who shares his in-depth knowledge on how to create a variety of cool effects quickly. The book is relevant to any version of Photoshop.
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