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    1. Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One
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    Asin: 0596006187
    Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
    Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
    Sales Rank: 1011
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Photoshop is an essential, powerful, and sometimes a befuddling tool. Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One clears the fog, taking you from graphics newbie to Photoshop warrior, under the watchful, easygoing guidance of Photoshop master Deke McClelland. This full-color book, accompanied by nearly two hours of video tutorials on CD, is an up close and personal training experience. Deke's classroom approach takes you step by step through real-world projects that help you gain Photoshop proficiency. Along the way, you'll get a good dose of graphics theory, best practices, and tips for avoiding Photoshop disasters.This one-of-a-kind approach fills a gap in the available literature and delivers a unique learning experience. ... Read more

    Reviews (9)

    5-0 out of 5 stars O'Reiley Grand Slam!
    I've been entertaining Photoshop "how-to" books since the big old "Classroom In a Book" version 3 and can only say that now I'm just as excited about Photoshop as when I got that first tutorial book. I've been through a lot of them since then, and nothing has ever done as much justice to this awesome program as Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One! Some of the things covered I knew, but the way those famliar things are unveiled are once again motivational. Not to mention the things I didn't know about. Software upgrades happen quite frequently, and at times we need upgrading as well. You owe it to yourself, if you are the least bit serious about this app, to work with it and reap the rewards for doing so.
    O'Reiley - (hint-hint) the one-on one series could be a good thing for numerous titles and series, I think. By series, I mean - - (for example) CSS One-on-One (beginner to intermediate), CSS One-on-One (intermediate to advanced), etc. Same thing with Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Flash etc. BUT ONLY IF - they are done with the same care, authority, and visually supportive print work, organization and attention to detail as Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One!
    Anyway, that's my review, way to go Deke! I'm in love with Photoshop once again!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent...
    I'm not sure if I can add much to the positive reviews so far. This is an excellent text - do yourself a favor and read all the reviews.

    For me, I really appreciated the sidebars and "Pearls of Wisdom" scattered throughout the text. In these, the author gives quick insights like; why one tool works better than another or a keystroke reminder or a technical definition.

    This book does much more than just tell you how to do something, it also explains why your image changes when using the various tools. In other words, it goes beyond just getting you from A to B. There are a million different ways to get from A to B in Photoshop, so it's nice to learn a few new ones to add to my current Photoshop knowledge.

    I use Photoshop basically for two things. Fixing up photos I've taken with my digital camera or scanned in from the family archives and creating images for my personal web site. I found the chapters about highlights, midtones, and shadows and color correction invaluable, especially when trying to fix up some old color pictures of the family from '70s. =)

    Excellent book, visually pleasing, highly recommend.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Probably the best guide to Photoshop on the market
    O'Reilly has a knack of publishing really excellent computer books, and this knack is continued with Adobe Photoshop CS one-on-one. The book is published with colour examples throughout, and the author, Deke McCelland, also presents an included CD of video tutorials. These complement the book superbly.

    The author covers the major features in Photoshop, but usefully also explains when you should you a specific feature rather than another one. For example, he usefully suggests that the 'Brightness/Contrast...' option can result in pretty awful results, and explains how to change brightness and contrast in a more satisfactory way. The result is that anyone with this book will quickly move from being an amateur user of Photoshop who just gets by, to being an expert who knows how to get the very best results.

    The book is very practical, and not a dry run-through of the toolbox. McClelland uses examples - like removing scratches from a scanned image or improving the focus of a photograph - that may well make the reader load up their own pictures half way through a chapter to experiment. The text is very readable, and broken up well with headings.

    This is quite possibily the best guide to Photoshop on the market. Highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Stunningly beautiful and useful book...
    To say I am "graphically challenged" would be an understatement. For whatever reason, I just have a hard time envisioning what I can do with images and colors. To help solve that issue, I got a copy of Adobe Photoshop CS one-on-one by Deke McClelland. In short, this book is packed.

    The book is organized into the following 12 lessons: Open and Organize; Highlights, Midtones, and Shadows; Correcting Color Balance; Making Selections; Crop, Straighten, and Size; Paint, Edit, and Heal; Creating and Applying Masks; Adjusting Focus; Building Layered Compositions; Text and Shapes; Layer Styles and Adjustments; and Printing and Output.

    Each lesson starts out with an "About This Lesson" page, which gives you an idea of what you're going to cover. It ends with a "What Did You Learn?" exercise where you match the concept with the description. And in between is the excellent material on how to do what it is that's being covered. Interspersed throughout the text are "Pearls Of Wisdom" which are short 5 to 10 line sidebars that explain a concept or a slant on the material that you may not have realized. And McClelland doesn't just explain how to do things, either. He goes into the concepts behind how graphics and color work, such as how to read a histogram or the difference between 8 vs. 16 bits per channel. So when you get done with the book, you should have a greater understanding and appreciation for the art of graphical manipulation.

    But you're not done yet. The book comes with a CD that includes video lessons that follow along with the book, as well as the files you'll need to do the exercises. Unlike most CDs that are included in a book, this is one that actually enhances the value of the material instead of just allowing the publisher or author to charge more for stuff you may never look at.

    On the aesthetic side of things, the book is really stunning. High-quality paper and beautiful colors on the examples. The only flaw I can mention is that my copy must have gotten a bad batch of paper at the printers. A small number of pages are flawed (ingrained folds) and a couple of the graphic screen shots are blurred to the point of not being able to read the text. Even with that, there is nothing that takes away from the usefulness and quality of this effort.

    If you use Photoshop and want to learn how to utilize it to the fullest, you owe it to yourself to check out this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Basic photoshop use from end to end
    This book is organized as lesson plans, which is great if you like that sort of thing. I don't, so while I will try to be fair I am a little biased.

    Lesson plans aside I would say the book is a cut above the average. It gives ample space to the philosophy and doesn't just concentrate on technique. There is value in understanding why something works and not just the key combinations.

    There are lots of helpful hits. The examples images are great. Though some turn out a little cheezy after too much digital work. The chapters are pretty consistent throughout, no one topic stands out as either getting too much attention or too little.

    If you want a book on basic Photoshop use from end-to-end you should seriously consider this one. There are lots of books on Photoshop out there, but this one has O'Reilly's attention to detail, fine writing and editing. ... Read more


    2. Photoshop 7 for Dummies
    by Barbara Obermeier, Deke McClelland
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    Asin: 0764516515
    Catlog: Book (2002-05-15)
    Publisher: For Dummies
    Sales Rank: 16747
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Adobe Photoshop is arguably the most comprehensive and popular photo editor around. Here are a couple of reasons why: When you work in Photoshop, you're not drawing from scratch; you're editing photos. Secondly, the program keeps you interested with a depth of capabilities that few pieces of software can match. Unlike other computer programs that have caught on like wildfire over the years, Photoshop is both powerful and absorbing.

    Just because Photoshop is a pleasure to use doesn't mean that it's easy to master. Directed toward making you comfortable and productive with the program, Photoshop 7 For Dummies points out the features you need to know and shows you exactly how to use them ­– no pain; all gain. You'll discover ways to

    • Work with the program window
    • Switch between Photoshop and other programs
    • Change the number of pixels in an image
    • Define colors using the Color Palette
    • Get ride of red eye
    • Blur the edges of a selected area
    • Apply filter effects

    Photoshop guru and author Deke McClelland reveals his own techniques for quick and creative image editing, along with specific tips that Photoshop veterans can use to take advantage of the software's new features. Plan to get the hang of

    • Producing high quality scans
    • Adding background textures, bevels, and text effects
    • Harnessing Photoshop's layering features and professional pre-press capabilities
    • Applying different types of gradients
    • Making a Web Photo Gallery
    • Placing your image into PageMaker of InDesign
    • Creating your own custom brush

    Graphics abound in Photoshop 7 For Dummies, with 16 pages of glossy pictures to show off special issues related to color. You'll find commands for both PCs and Macs and lots of step-by-step instructions to guide your image-editing efforts for print or the Web – in no time! ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Photoshop 6 for Dummies Disappoints
    I found this Dummies book disappointing. It just rehashes the older Dummies book for Photoshop 5 with additional writing by Barbara Obermeier and now includes only Windoze screen shots. I used to use this book in the PS 5 incarnation for my PS classes. I really liked its sense of humor and how it was targeted in a no nonsense way for beginners. I will be switching to Peachpit Press's Classroom in A Book, not as much fun but certainly not a retread such as this book. Deke, where are you?

    1-0 out of 5 stars Huh?
    According to the authors the RAW file format is mainly for use in transferring graphics between Apple and PC computers and loses a great deal of detail. In other words they wrote a book about Photoshop CS but they know little if anything about the subject.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Assumes too much
    In some parts they assume to much, it misses steps or suddenly introduces new words out of nowhere as if you knew the program. The other thing that its not visual at all, a ton of things could have been explained much easier and faster using visuals.

    I mean I did find it useful but probably because I read it all, however it was kind of annoying how they tend to forget who their audience is.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great revision to this classic book
    Whether you be new Photoshop user or experienced, you'll find great information in this good book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Photoshop 6 for Dummies
    Although this book can be quite useful for basics, it is too laden down with useless titbits. Also, a lot of important stuff is hidden between these, so it can be very easy to become frustrated. The book is presented well, slightly too much light humour but it does at least presume that you (like I did) have no experience. Practice will make you a much better photoshop user than reading this book, but combining this with thousands of F1 searches will set you well on your way. ... Read more


    3. Photoshop Elements 3 For Dummies
    by DekeMcClelland, GalenFott
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    Asin: 0764570625
    Catlog: Book (2004-11-08)
    Publisher: For Dummies
    Sales Rank: 13970
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    Book Description

    * This revised and updated edition covers the latest version of Photoshop Elements, the popular image-editing software that gives digital photo hobbyists most of the features of Photoshop at a very affordable price
    * Written by bestselling Photoshop author Deke McClelland, this fun, plain-English guide shows how to retouch and restore digital photos, create amazing panoramas and artistic effects, perform single-click color adjustments, and correct shadow and highlight problems
    * Offers hands-on tips and step-by-step advice for attaching edited photos to e-mail, creating Adobe PDF slideshows and Web photo galleries, automating repetitive tasks, and more
    * Includes sixteen pages of full-color before-and-after images and other examples
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    4. Photoshop CS Bible
    by DekeMcClelland
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    Asin: 076454179X
    Catlog: Book (2004-04-12)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 18245
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    Book Description

    * Photoshop expert Deke McClelland's easy and approachable writing style demystifies even the most complex Photoshop tasks and shows experienced users how to master the latest version of Adobe's image-editing software
    * This Professional Edition includes brand-new or expanded coverage of high-end topics, such as creating and optimizing Web graphics, using filters, working with convolution kernels and displacement maps, harnessing actions and batch processing, adjusting color, and much more
    * The comprehensive coverage and exciting full-color images throughout give readers the knowledge to edit digital images like the experts
    * With exclusive focus on high-end topics, this peerless professional resource from a bestselling Photoshop guru is a must for every Photoshop pro
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    5. Photoshop CS Bible
    by DekeMcClelland, Deke McClelland
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    Asin: 0764541781
    Catlog: Book (2004-02-16)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 4945
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    "I’ve learned more from Deke’s Photoshop Bible than any Photoshop book, ever."
    – Scott Kelby, President, National Association of Photoshop Professionals

    "When someone asks me something I don’t know about Photoshop, I tell them to go read the Photoshop Bible. It does something no other book does – it tells you everything."
    – Russell Preston Brown, Senior Creative Director, Adobe Systems

    World-renowned Photoshop expert and Hall of Famer Deke McClelland has earned more than 20 industry awards and written over 60 books on computer graphics and design with more than 3 million copies in print. Now, in this thoroughly updated edition of his international bestseller, McClelland shows you how to master every aspect of Photoshop CS – from image-editing basics to new techniques for working with the File Browser, layer comps, Lens Blur, Match Color, the color replacement tool, customizable keyboard shortcuts, camera raw images, and more.

    • Get creative with text on a path
    • Give bad color the slip with the Match Color command
    • Give images a colorful new look with the color replacement tool
    • Create depth-of-field effects with the Lens Blur filter
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Lives Up to Its Name
    I have struggled with Photoshop for years. Now mind you, I'm not a graphics professional, but I need good raster graphics for software and video projects that I produce.

    As anyone who has picked up Photoshop can tell you, it's anything but intuitive. Incredibly powerful, but hardly something one can pick up by groping around. I slogged through the Photoshop Classroom In A Book when I tried Photoshop 6, and it was adequate, but not comprehensive enough.

    A month ago, I decided to give Photoshop one more try, so I upgraded to Photosohop CS and bought this book. I love both the program and the book. Photosohp is still as unintuitive as ever, but McClelland's book does a nice job of explaining the basics and then providing walk-throughs for most of the tasks one would normally perform in Photoshop.

    I put the book to the test compositing a photograph with a dingy gray sky to a shot of a blue sky with white, puffy clouds. The original photograph has large areas of sky showing through trees, and I had never been able to re-sky a picture that complex. Using masking and color range selections, I got the task done in about fifteen minutes flat. Needless to say, I was impressed. I'm beginning to understand why people get hooked on Photoshop.

    If you're a novice to intermediate user, or if you are looking for a ready reference for tasks you don't perform very often, then this book is well worth a look. It has earned a prominent place on my bookshelf. ... Read more


    6. Photoshop® 7 Bible (Bible)
    by DekeMcClelland
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    Asin: 076453694X
    Catlog: Book (2002-08-22)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 47365
    Average Customer Review: 3.62 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Shows readers how to retouch, color correct, manipulate, and combine images using Photoshop "X." Readers will learn to create cutting-edge special effects for the Web or print. Deke McClelland's easy and approachable writing style demystifies even the most complex Photoshop tasks.
    The Photoshop "X" Bible fulfills the promise to the reader of being "100 percent comprehensive, authoritative, and what you need." This classic Bible covers it all, from "Apply Image" command to "ZigZag filter."
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Definitely NOT the bible
    First of all it's very disappointing that the publisher has stopped adding a cd with 'the bible' (which used to be the case in previous editions). As 'the bible' aims for beginner and intermediate users it's always nice you've got the pictures in the book on cd, so you can compare your results with the result you should aim at.

    Secondly there is not nearly a word about 'Image Ready' in this book. When you bought this book expecting to learn how to make animated gifs or weboriented design you will be very disappointed because knowing Image Ready is necessary to complete this task. The title 'the bible' is there for misleading, as Image Ready comes standard with Photoshop for weboriented tasks.

    Thirdly, Deke has a chapter by chapter approach which although he throrougly explains all the functions of a certain item, this does not lead to exercises in combination of all the parts. Combining the parts is exactly where Photoshop is at it's best.

    Motivating new users of Photoshop is best done by project approach, as you learn more and will be more motivated to experiment when you understand the interaction between different techniques, but this is where the book fails miserabely. Deke has certainly an enormous knowledge about Photoshop, but the approach he takes for leading new users into the graphic domain will only lead to boredom. Definitely not recommended for new users, as you will very easily get bored by the academic approach.

    Go for a basis project oriented approach and you will gave fun learning Photoshop, go for this book and you will get overwhelmed and demotivated.

    It's not a holy book, except if you only use it as a reference point (and in this case I would go for the professional edition).

    5-0 out of 5 stars it's not the "wanna be" edition
    I am shocked by the handful of bad reviews I've seen here. I am going to suppose the bad reviews are written by people whose idea of using Photoshop means applying enough filters until it looks cool. My friends, it's called the "Professional Edition" for a reason; if you would take the time to read the Preface you would find it clearly explained. Deke McClelland is the best Photoshop instructor, period. This book deserves more than 5 stars!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Content Worthy of its Title
    Photoshop is a gem of a program. To extract its maximum editing value for your photos, you will have to dig. For most of us, that entails a book that contains a trove of techniques that use the program's brushes, color correction, effects, masks, filters, layers and distortions.

    As a novice Photoshop user, this is the first volume I consult when I have a question. More often than not, I find an answer. Plus, I also find an understandable explanation. The result is two fold. First, I accomplish the effect I want with my image. Second, I recover a jewel that can be applied to a future problem.

    Many of my most daunting challenges are rendered simple after consulting this book. In my mind that is the only book worthy of the appellation "Bible."

    3-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, yes - but comprehensible?
    After dabbling in Photoshop for a while the thing that has become most clear to me is that it isn't an easy program to learn, and no doubt it isn't an easy one to explain either. So I won't blame Deke McClelland for not turning me into a Photoshop genius overnight (which he didn't) - but even if that is too much to expect of any book, this one is a mixed bag in more ways than that. On the plus side, it certainly is comprehensive. Just about every option available in Photoshop is explained - and that is the major downside at the same time. This book is very much written from the viewpoint of the program, not that of the user. If you want to know how to achieve a particular effect, you will just have to browse the 1000+ pages hoping you will stumble on the right tools. Reversely, you may read many an explanation of a tool without ever getting into the clear why you would want to use it. For instance, the chapters on selections, paths and masks made it abundantly clear to me that there are some 5,000 or so ways of selecting part of an image in Photoshop, but I remained in the dark as to which ones are useful under which circumstances. Much of the text on paths and masks actually seemed highly esoteric to me. I can understand that it is impossible to illustrate each and every option visually, but unfortunately the illustrative examples that are given often don't seem to be very compelling (e.g., the possible use of stroking a path is demonstrated by the creation of a tapering line underneath an image of a planet, an effect that could just as easily have been achieved with a simple paint brush.) In fact (and ironically), the graphics are one of the major weaknesses of the book (just take a peek at the hideous cover!). I found them mostly unimaginative, and often too small and badly printed to show up the differences between several effects they were supposed to demonstrate.
    The accessibility of the book is not helped by the fact that after introducing a function, the author stops naming it and reverts to a mere mention of the keyboard shortcut - so when you're new to this, soon enough you no longer know what he is doing (also, I would urge the publisher to please create separate Windows and Mac editions of this book: the ubiquitous additions of the Mac alternative to Windows shortcuts is highly irritating!).
    The order of chapters/subjects doesn't seem to be guided by any pedagogical considerations. Layers are not discussed until page 633, even though (as everyone who has ever tried Photoshop or any similar program knows) you really can't do anything at all without an understanding of this function. The style of writing is informal and chatty, and by page 500 or thereabouts the author's facetiousness started to wear thin on me. Maybe after I have gained more experience with Photoshop I will come to appreciate more of McClelland's suggestions. However, as a novice, plowing through this book yielded to me no more than 8 or 9 new insights that I found directly useful.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant reference book!
    Deke McClelland has done it again! As an Adobe Certified Photoshop Instructor, I felt compelled to write this review in lieu of the others. This book does what it is supposed to and that is explain why and how things happen in Photoshop 7 (YES, it is a reference book - similar to an encyclopedia). There are two types of books you can buy for graphics programs: reference and tutorial. Those that try to combine both come up short. This one sticks to its purpose and is written in a humorous/ fun way, not with the typical 'put me to sleep encyclopedia method'. It is a must have for the Photoshop library. ... Read more


    7. Photoshop Elements 2 for Dummies
    by DekeMcClelland, GalenFott
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    Asin: 0764516752
    Catlog: Book (2002-08-20)
    Publisher: For Dummies
    Sales Rank: 11426
    Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    As far as sequels go, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 belongs in the ranks of The Godfather: Part II – a sequel that improves on the original. What made the first release of Elements so impressive wasn't that it was especially easy to use; it was how much of Photoshop's power you could get for such a low price. Elements 2.0, however, takes big steps forward in both power and ease.

    Photoshop Elements 2.0 For Dummies explains this program from the ground up, assuming that you know absolutely nothing about the program or even about image editing in general. But step by step, concept by concept, tool by tool, you'll gradually work through a thorough examination of Photoshop Elements 2.0 and the incredible things it can do for your images.

    While this book is organized in logical order, with the lofty idea that you'll read it cover to cover, the best thing about Photoshop Elements 2.0 For Dummies is that you don't have to. Feel free to skip around if you get restless. There are even 16 color pages stuck in the book to show you things that can't be explained in black and white. You'll gain insight into

    • Getting to know the Photoshop tools and palettes
    • Editing your images
    • Saving your files in proper format
    • Making a bad image better
    • Painting and distorting your images

    Just as one CD contains both the Windows and Mac versions of Elements, so this one took tells both Windows and Mac users everything they need to know to use Elements on their system of choice. And because Elements 2.0 runs on both Windows XP and Mac OS X, we've also updated the figures in this book to show off the spiffy look of these two new operating systems.

    As an Elements user, you've got a whole lot of Photoshop power coiled up inside your computer, waiting for you to discover how to harness it. Photoshop Elements 2.0 For Dummies is your guide for doing just that. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Worthwhile but Do Not Start Digital Photography Here
    (Based on the Dummies version for Photoshop Elements 1)
    This is a wonderful book for explaining the workings of all the amazing tools available with Photoshop Elements -- and a steal at the bargain Amazon price. (How well you get on with Dummies cutesyness is your business).
    However, in general it does not give one an overall sense of what makes for good photography with good image-editing. (Exception: with the blur tool it does explain that this can be used to help increase attention to the foreground). You may not be able to see the wood for the trees if you start here.
    As a starting point the best book I have found is Bill Corbett, A Simple Guide to Digital Photography, which covers both taking photos and some important uses of Photoshop (notably the key Levels stuff).
    I am taking the liberty of posting this against both versions of the Photoshop Elements Dummies book.

    2-0 out of 5 stars photoshop elements 2 for dummies
    I could not find anywhere in the book any good descriptions on using the tools. There is no reference at all to the clone stamp tool. I wanted help with this tool and there were no instructions.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not So Great
    This book has some good basics in it, but they are not well illustrated or explained . Much time is spent showing how you can alter images with odd colors or other relatively useless things. The practical information here could have been said in one-quarter the pages. Most of us want to use this ap to make our basic pictures better and to retouch old family photos. You have to dig pretty hard to find that information.

    The jokes and smart remarks are not very funny, and you get tired of wading through them to find what you are after. After 20 pages of this, you want the authors to just get to the point.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Good Beginner's Book
    I found this to be a good beginner's book. It covers a great deal of basic detail on colors, saving documents in different formats and polishing up photos. It provides a good mix of theory and practicality. My major criticism is that the author's attempts at humor were trite and excessive. Too much space was devoted to feeble attempts at humor instead of more solid information on filters, layers and tools.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
    I don't really think of myself as a dummy, but I didn't know anything about this program. This book really helped me get going with it, and my pictures look great now. I recommend this book very highly. ... Read more


    8. Photoshop CS2 Bible, Professional Edition
    by Deke McClelland, Laurie Ulrich Fuller
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    Asin: 0764595954
    Catlog: Book (2005-07-18)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 144686
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    Book Description

    * This totally updated hardcover reference covers the latest Photoshop enhancements and features larger, all-new, full-color illustrations throughout
    * Shows experienced Photoshop users how to retouch, color correct, manipulate, and combine images using Photoshop
    * Includes brand-new or expanded coverage of high-end topics such as the Camera Raw plug-in, creating and optimizing Web graphics, filters, convolution kernels and displacement maps, actions and batch processing, color adjustment, and ImageReady
    * Cross-platform coverage for Windows and Mac OS X
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    9. Photoshop Elements 3 One-on-One
    by Deke McClelland
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    Asin: 0596008449
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-01)
    Publisher: Deke Press
    Sales Rank: 51647
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    If you want to do more with images from digital sources, then Photoshop Elements 3 One-on-One is for you. This collection, the third in a series by Photoshop expert Deke McClelland, is a complete training system on how to use Adobe® Photoshop Elements software to create great images. The book contains 12 step-by-step lessons on real-world tasks along with two hours of video tutorials on CD. You can read about a particular technique in the book and then see how it's done first hand in the video.Deke's conversational style and full-color photographs make learning both fun and easy. Both image-editing novices and those already familiar with using Photoshop Elements will find valuable tips on how to create high-quality images for print, e-mail, and the Web. If you want to make your images the best they can be, then Photoshop Elements 3 One-on-One is for you. ... Read more


    10. Deke McClelland's Look & Learn Photoshop 6
    by DekeMcClelland, Deke McClelland
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    Asin: 0764535080
    Catlog: Book (2000-09-01)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 22355
    Average Customer Review: 4.83 out of 5 stars
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    From digital graphics guru Deke McClelland comes a whole new way to learn Photoshop, the high-end image-manipulation software from Adobe. In this one-of-a-kind reference, Deke uses hundreds of annotated images and sharply focused text to get you up and running fast with Photoshop 6. Open the book, take a look and learn how to:

    • Paint and retouch
    • Draw vector shapes
    • Create and modify layers
    • Define channels and masks
    • Create and apply layer styles
    • Adjust and correct colors
    • Apply filters and effects
    • Play and record actions
    • Prepare CMYK images
    • Save for the Web
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    5-0 out of 5 stars awesome
    I have been reading this book for the last 30 minutes and it's one wow after another. I just turned to my dog and said "This book is amazing!" hehe.

    Seriously. The dive in and "look what you can do with ps" style of this book is very impressive. I bought it as an alternative to the more advanced wow book. This is the one I was looking for. 4 thumbs up!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Even for the well-seasoned
    I **LOVE** this book! I've been using Photoshop since version 4 and i'm self-taught. I am not an expert yet but then i don't consider myself a novice either.

    This book is for everyone. What i most like about this book is the easy style and sample pages, The quick shortcuts to just about doing everything, and the explanation of why one tool works better than another.

    I just attended a 2-day Photoshop class and the instructor highly recommended this book. at first, i thought that it was for the very beginner, but it's some much more. It's like a dictionary... you keep it for reference.

    as i glanced at the instructor's book, i noticed that it was truly worn. she said that she's had to buy a second copy because she's used it so much. you can't possibly memorize everything about photoshop.. so why not have the best resource in town?? This BOOK!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Photoshop reference extraordinaire
    I love this book! I wish all software books were written this well. If you took 20 Photoshop books at random and put them through some magic process that took all the good stuff out and condensed them into 1 easy to read, well-organized, no fluff, no 1500 pages and 4 pounds of paper book, this would be what comes out.

    When I picked this book off them shelf and started reading it, it was immediately obvious that the layout and organization were very good. The more I've used the book, the more I appreciate what it has to offer. Simply, a superior reference to Photoshop 6! It's really a "textbook" example of how to present information in a logical and easy to use fashion.

    I didn't find having the images in black and white a problem at all. In the context of this book, color images would not add much information at all, although I'm sure they would add a lot to the price.

    A superb reference book, well-written and organized. The Adobe user guide and Classroom in a book are now relegated to the back of the bookshelf.

    Please please please...software book writers, use this book as a model of how to create your future books. This book shows well that less is often more. People are not buying software books by the pound, they are really more interested in quality information, not quantity!!

    I'd like to give this book 10 stars, but 5 will have to suffice.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Photoshop book, period
    Photoshop is a deep and complex program and this book makes it (almost) simple. The book has several strengths -- first is McClelland's astonishing knowldge, next is his ability to explain complex things in terms even a beginner can understand, third is the brilliant way the information is organized. Face it, no matter how much knowlege a book contains, if you can't find the knowledge it's useless to you. The publisher and book designer make McClelland's information always easy to find, even if you are looking for some obscure feature like using the Color Range command to make a mask. No matter what your skill level, this book will open the Photoshop world further to you. I'm a graphics professional and I have a dozen Photoshop books on my shelf -- and this is the one I always pull out.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Look & Learn Photoshop 6 is Great.
    you can start learning photoshop fast and easy. This book is suitable for beginners. It's full of illustrations and pictures, and to the point. In addition, you don't have to read a lot. it's a quick start. it's so informative and you can use it as manual too. even filters are covered, what are they and how you can use them step by step. good work Deke. ... Read more


    11. Adobe InDesign CS One-on-One
    by Deke McClelland
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    Asin: 0596007361
    Catlog: Book (2004-09)
    Publisher: Deke Press
    Sales Rank: 13439
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    Adobe InDesign CS is widely regarded as the page layout/publishing program for the new millennium, and it's becoming wildly popular with users of many backgrounds, levels, and needs. Adobe InDesign CS One-on-One delivers a one-of-a-kind learning experience much like having private lessons with InDesign master and Adobe Certified Expert Deke McClelland.McClelland guides you through twelve step-by-step lessons packed with entertaining and informative real-world projects. More than 500 full-color photos, diagrams, and screen shots illustrate InDesign's many features, and multiple-choice quizzes following each lesson let you test your knowledge--and serve as an exceptionally practical tool for classroom instructors.Extra creditsections deliver tips and tricks for tapping into InDesign's most powerful capabilities. This unique, hands-on book comes with two hours of video instruction (hosted by McClelland) on CD to get you using the application right away--building relevant, real-world projects while learning fundamental and advanced concepts, best practices, and techniques for mastering InDesign. ... Read more


    12. Real World Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) 9
    by Deke McClelland, Sandee Cohen
    list price: $39.99
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    Asin: 0201704056
    Catlog: Book (2000-09-20)
    Publisher: Peachpit Press
    Sales Rank: 477373
    Average Customer Review: 2.74 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars No CD no Comprehension
    I have given this book 3 stars considering 4 is the top for a book with no electronic version, or CD included with. Lets be fair, this book is to please the beginners but makes you mad if you know or worked previously with illustrator products. For the beginners: This will rise your brain content about the program and tell you about the illustrator products story and what is it for; I think it will take 2 years to understand all content and it will be a very good introduction to the subject if not the best in the world. Take it and enjoy it!!! For advanced users search somewhere else it is not for you definitely, I swear! Though I insisted that it is for the beginners this doesn't mean that it couldn't be for intermediate people of us. One big disadvantage of this book is the confusing terminology used. Adobe calls something with a name and the auther prefer another name and insist to use it in all of his book so if you don't read the book form the cover to the cover then alot of confusion gonna mess up with you. Illustration is quite acceptable, but I would prefer an example illustration and a guide below it that tells you how to achieve the job The colored plated are very un-useful thay are little and small sized. The font size is amazing because it is 12pt I guess, so you don't need your glasses...huh

    5-0 out of 5 stars I can't believe this book is only rated 2.5 stars!
    Looking for computer related books I used to rely on Amazon's reviews, but those here are complete mystery to me. How this excellent book can only score 2.5 stars? It's written by Illustrator veteran who's been working with it for 14 years now. This guy really knows Illustrator and was willing to share his knowledge with us. The book is logically divided (unlike some other book I examined) into chapters. It covers all the important tools. It explains them thoroughly. And it's not just a few sentences describing all the modifiers keys. It's actually description AND explanation plus usefull examples and/or tips. For instance, it's easy to describe what blend tool does. But is it obvious having such description how to create neon-like effect? Well, Deke reveals some secrets and definitely goes further then covering raw tools description.
    For every tool there there is also it's icon presented, so you don't have to wonder where it could be located (unlike in the other book I've checked).
    Some complains about his humorous comments. How come? They are sparse and really funny. Others complain about historical comments. Those comments are just short explanations of what has changed in AI9 compared to previous versions. Yet others do not like Deke criticized some AI9 features. What's wrong with that? If something's imperfect I want to know about it.
    This book is complete and outstanding. I'd recommend it to all the beginners. Experienced users are far more demanding, but I'm sure even they will find some new tricks. Nevertheless the book covers basics, so I'm aware not everyone might want it. It lacks the CD, but that's not too important, as examples could be recreated from scratch to reinforce learning.
    Note: I'm not Deke's nor Sandee's relative and I wasn't paid to write this review. It's just that this book is great.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide
    This book never leaves me looking for more. It's comprehensive, clear, and even inspiring. Well-written, too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars May not be your style, but...
    I have to give this book 5 stars because it has everything I need in a book about a software program. I considered myself an intermediate self taught Illustrator user until I read this book. I realized there was a lot I did not know about Illustrator. I like reading about the software capabilities before I jump in a use a new product. If you are a beginner and tend to frustrated because you can't jump in immediately don't buy this book right away: use the help provided with the program. But if you like knowing about all the features, how to customize your workspace, how to increase efficiency, and like reading more than a dozen pages at a time, this book is for you. For those who complain that there is too much intro and history: why can't you flip those pages? For those who don't like the jokes (I don't particularly care for most of them myself): just ignore them. I read this book from start to finish, thoroughly enjoyed it, and intend to use this as my desktop reference. I will also use Illustrator more often now that I know how powerful it is. Adobe should pay Deke and Sandee (if they don't already) for writing a book that encourages users to use their products.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference, but NOT for Beginners...
    Even though the text is written in a very casual, conversational tone, this is not an easy read. There are over 800 pages of detailed explanations of every feature and nuance in Illustrator 9.

    What it does....It explains keyboard shortcuts, dialog boxes, and options for every tool, pallette, menu item, preference, you name it. The explanations are especially helpful in the sections regarding transparencies, the appearance pallette, and the layers pallette which are new to Illustrator 9.

    What it doesn't....It does not have a CD or any tutorials and does not give you any ideas for how to use the tools.

    If you are a new Illustrator user, then I would suggest buying something from the "Adobe Classroom in a Book" or "Visual Quickstart" series to get you up and running, then having this book as a reference when those tuturials don't go into enough detail about a tool or function (which will happen). The Illustrator WOW Book is great for getting ideas. I use Real World Illustrator when I need to know EXACTLY how a tool or filter is going to affect my artwork. It goes into more detail and is easier to read than the user guide. ... Read more


    13. Photoshop 6 for Windows Bible
    by DekeMcClelland, MarkHamburg
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    Asin: 0764534912
    Catlog: Book (2000-11-01)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 327635
    Average Customer Review: 3.43 out of 5 stars
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    If reading through nearly 1,000 pages of Photoshop tools, tricks, tips, and errata is your idea of a good time, Photoshop 6 for Windows Bible is the book to get. Packed with everything a new user needs to know about the leading image-editing application, this book has much to offer and only a few drawbacks.

    Five main sections run the gamut from an introduction to the application and interface to basic and sophisticated painting, masking, layering, and text techniques. One of the most important sections is saved for last: "Color for Print and the Web." Color management and calibration for different output systems is never easy, but understanding how and why color is handled in Photoshop, and for different systems, will go a long way toward helping you become a real master.

    A favorite feature, and one seen far too little, is a complete version of the book in PDF format on the accompanying CD-ROM. It has no color images, and items in the index and table of contents are not clickable, but it makes for far easier searching when you're looking for a specific command or phrase. The CD-ROM also contains four bonus chapters, third-party plug-in demos, 48 high-resolution stock photos, and a large, full-color gallery of artwork from 16 Photoshop artists.

    The book itself is clearly written and cleanly formatted, but even though there are plenty of screen shots, none of them appears in color. This is disappointing, in light of the fact that the book is all about a color image-editing application. The 32-page color gallery and the wealth of color images on the CD-ROM make up for this somewhat, however.

    If you've never bought a Photoshop book and you've just moved up to Photoshop 6, this book makes a handy reference and source of inspiration. Packed with more information than most Photoshop users will probably need, Photoshop 6 for Windows Bible makes an excellent Photoshop companion. --Mike Caputo ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars The PS 6 Bible is a fat disappointment
    I prefer to use software books as references. Many of the "Bible" books are really useful this way. But in order for that to be so, the book has to have a decent index. This "Bible" fails miserably on that count. An example: I tried to look up "Acrobat" to see if I could save a file in the PDF format from Photoshop. Adobe Acrobat files are a standard in the publishing industry these days. There is actually a page and a half in the Bible on saving as a PDF, but there is no entry for "Acrobat" or "Adobe Acrobat" in the skimpy index. The last "Photoshop Bible" that I bought was for PS 3. A lot has changed in the program since then. Versions 5, 5.5, and 6 of PS have all been major revisions, but there is relatively little new material in the PS 6 Bible compared to the PS 3 Bible. Save your money.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Looks good but it is trouble
    All in all, this is a usable book if you take the time to discover essential details that are missing. As you get into more sophisticated topics you find that about 10% of the procedures described in the book do not work. Essential steps, thate could have been spelled out in a line of text, are missing and I have to experiment for close to an hour to discover what they are. The book is too verbose and could be condensed to half its size, with no loss of content. The humor is weak and adds nothing to the book; I never got a chuckle (and I like to laugh). There are no examples of creative use of Photoshop, even though this is why we want to learn the darn thing. I have used computers everyday since 1969, so I don't think that my troubles are caused by my ignorance. Unfortunately, I can't recommend a better book, since I stuck with this one and I managed to learn what I need. It is not a bad book to get you started,but you should look at other books before buying this one.

    2-0 out of 5 stars what's so great about these bibles
    don't like it at all; inside photoshop 6 by new riders is 342434 times better.
    i gave mine away and bought inside photoshop 6.
    don't take my word for it, go to your local bookstore and peruse thru both and compare. it's obvious in my opinion. i only settle for the best.

    i think this book was more of a "mr deke mcclelland trying to impress or pick up girls with his humor book." lol

    i hope he got some email requesting dates with him.

    and if you are a BIBLE fan by idg/hungry mind books, are you even aware of NEW RIDER BOOKS? get with the program.

    3-0 out of 5 stars The good and the bad
    "Bible" is a bit of a misnomer. A better description would be "everything detail you would ever want to know about Photoshop".

    The book is incredibly detailed. Each and every menu option are described and cross referenced, no stone left unturned. And yet it is readable (if you can lift it). Adobe has come a long way in making their manuals and help files much much better. That said, if you are looking to become a basic or mid level Photoshop user, this may not be the book for you. If you want to know the pros and cons to using a fade on a custom brush with your pressure sensative tablet (you get the picture)... then this book is required to at least have at hand.

    I have dabbled with photoshop for many many years, but never really did use more than 10% of the program functions. So I've bought and checkout many books out of the library so I can improve my reults and save time. I scanned this book cover to cover (well almost) - and probably READ about 1/2 of it. While there was SOME very valuable content, the book was mostly a recap for me.

    My biggest complaint is that the book spends precious little space on explaining TECHNIQUE. It is more about explaining functions in complete detail. It would have been better if the few techniques and exercises in the book were somehow highlighted or set apart from the text. There are much better sources for that info anyway.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not recommended
    Digressive, poorly planned, uninspired. ... Read more


    14. Real World Digital Photography
    by Deke McClelland, Katrin Eismann
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    Asin: 0201354020
    Catlog: Book (1999-06-28)
    Publisher: Peachpit Press
    Sales Rank: 208110
    Average Customer Review: 4.65 out of 5 stars
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    The title of Real World Digital Photography doesn't adequately indicate the scope and sheer practical usefulness of the information within. The book not only gives a clear breakdown of how to choose and use a digital camera, it also covers everything from sound photographic advice (lighting, framing, and cropping) to manipulation of digital images (primarily in Photoshop). This latter section is especially well-written, covering everything necessary for color correction: levels, histograms, the unsharp mask filter--all explained clearly but without an overwhelming amount of detail.

    This book is aimed at neither the casual consumer nor the professional digital photographer with $50,000 to spend. Rather, it is perfect for several types of professionals: graphic designers, design students, real estate and insurance agents, and many others. It shows how digital cameras work (what makes both the inner workings and the output differ from that in traditional film cameras); which camera to buy for your needs and budget; and how to take, edit, archive, and store pictures.

    Many basic terms get clarified--for example, how JPEG compression works--and there are lots of sidebar tips such as how to progressively downsample an image in a way that preserves the most detail. The book also explains how to print the images on inkjet or dye sub printers. (Did you know not to convert an RGB image to CMYK before sending it to the printer? Let the printer do the conversion.)

    A lot of the information and explanations in Real World Digital Photography will still be useful long after the featured cameras are considered yesterday's technology. --Angelynn Grant

    Topics covered: Types of cameras and which to buy, how they work, the mechanics of digital imagery, setting up a digital "darkroom" and desktop studio, the basics of good photography, Quicktime VR, digital correction of images, preparing images for print or Web, and archiving digital images. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars very detailed, very comprehensive, and very useful.
    So far I have not seen a better book on digital photography than this one. The authors did a great job of thinking about every aspect, every problem, every question that a person considering switching to digital photography may think about. They start with general practical questions, such as what are the advantages and disadvantages of digital photography compared to traditional film photography, how good a digital camera should be for each purpose, how much a digital studio would cost and how this cost compares with cost of photography on a film. Then they describe at length how digital cameras work, what features they must have and may optionally have, and to which extent these features are useful. Then they discuss what computer, printer, storage device, and software you will need to edit, store, and print your images. Some basic operations in Photoshop are explained, including preparation of pictures for the web. Finally, there is a very nice introduction in the essentials of studio and outdoors photography.

    The style of writing is very nice - clear, detailed, but at the same time not too wordy. There is no silly jokes, and only as many pictures as necessary to illustrate the text. It is worth adding that since this book is not oriented at particular models of cameras, computers, or software, but rather deals with general ideas of digital imaging, it will not get out of date as fast as it happens with most books on computers and electronics.

    Books as comprehensive and detailed as this one are few, and I can highly recommend it for anyone interested in digital photography. About 400 pages full of detailed information are certainly worth the price of this book.

    I would characterize the level of this book from novice to intermediate, maybe even with some overlap with the advanced level.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Photography, digital imaging, and Photoshop rolled into one
    I am a newcomer (9 months) to the world of photography, graphic design, digital imaging, and since Christmas, digital photography. I have had a crash course in these subjects because of a new job, as I am now a magazine editor and webmaster with no training in any related topics. I have been frustrated all along the way as I've pieced together the basic concepts about scanning and fought to learn the horridly obscure Adobe tool interfaces of GoLive, PageMaker, and Photoshop. (Hard-core Office user here.)

    This book brought it all together for me and made me a true convert to digital cameras. It provides step-by-step principles for anyone who needs things laid out a bit at a time, yet you can choose the chapters that relate to your present needs. For example, since I got a digital camera for Christmas, I skipped the chapters on buying one, and didn't miss out on a thing. But even better, they provide some basics for photography and for digital image correction in Photoshop, which was PRECISELY what I needed right now. If you're a beginner, but a fast, systematic learner, this book's for you.

    I loved it, and I'm looking for more books by these two authors. I love their sense of humor and appreciate that they haven't made me feel stupid for not having learned all of this material somewhere else already. They're fun, kind, and supportive--not like that awful Dan Margulis of "Professional Photoshop," who spends as much time panning other professionals and making me feel dumb as he does teaching anything.

    5-0 out of 5 stars SUPER
    This book not only covers settings for the camera but takes you into saving, organizing and most important, into editing, particularly with Photoshop CS. This is not sugar coated obvious stuff but really gets into the pros and cons and the whys of their recommendations. Great for ex-film users and for the serious amateur.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It doesn't get any better than this
    Two thumbs up! I loved this book. Like a movie with subplots, Real World Digital Photography can be read and appreciated on many levels. It appears that the authors intend for it to be all things for all photographers, and in my opinion they've succeeded as well as can be expected. But if the book has one "focus", it would probably be for the experienced digital SLR user, and for the film SLR user who is considering making the conversion.

    You can just use it as a reference book for questions about lenses, filters, white balance, metering, or practically any other photography subject - whether film or digital. However, many will prefer to read it cover-to-cover, even at 700 pages. The flow of the book is aided by innovative and intuitive approaches for the explanation of countless topics, including the comparison of the destructive effects of "over-editing" to too much sanding on a wood project. And the authors aren't afraid to voice their opinions about the benefits (or lack thereof) of Photoshop plug-ins, nor are they hesitant to make bold predictions - such as the forecast that tiff might eventually replace the psd format.

    Every step along the way, the authors illustrate the differences between digital and traditional photography, which can give you a better understanding of photography in general. For example, the five-page analysis of the similarities and differences between film grain and digital noise provided a great platform for understanding both. The ten-page explanation of the ramifications of digital cameras' CCD's being smaller than a 35mm film frame provides a thorough understanding of lenses in general. The breadth of the book is, well, breathtaking, with every conceivable topic being covered -- from the authors' opinions on the best way to use histograms to artistic ideas for composition of your pictures to recommendations on which type of camera bag to purchase! Whew!

    Speaking of histograms, a three-page section reporting Photoshop co-creator Thomas Knoll's opinions about the ideal histogram was pretty profound information that I've never seen anywhere else. For me, at least, this was worth the price of the entire book.

    Most of the last 200 pages cover photo editing using Photoshop. I would describe these 200 pages as "meaty". There are no trendy Photoshop tricks here -- just solid photo editing approaches that are worthwhile for even the most serious Photoshop user. I enjoyed many of the authors' fresh viewpoints and approaches to essential digital photography editing. This section is probably too serious to constitute an introduction to Photoshop. Instead, photographers who are considering purchasing Photoshop for the first time could review these pages for examples of what the program can do.

    If you're currently using a film SLR and you're thinking about making the move to digital, this book is a must. It gives you all the information you'll need to make the right decision on whether to go for a "point and shoot" or an SLR, and which features you might want. It might, in fact, cause you to decide to keep you film-based SLR and buy a digital "point and shoot" camera. Even if this book were to make you decide against making the digital conversion, I feel certain you'll gain a much better understanding of your film camera as a result of the in-depth film vs. digital comparisons.

    Dennis Chamberlain
    Adobe Certified Expert - Photoshop CS

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you only buy one digital photography book, this is it
    This is the best single, overall volume on digital photography that I've seen.

    Equipment selection, composition, lighting, camera settings, and post-production are all covered in detail.

    This is not by any means a "For Dummies" book. If you are seriously into photography and are willing to spend the time, this book is an excellent resource.

    The post-production material is very much centered around Photoshop. If are are interested in using another program, much of this material will be of limited use to you. ... Read more


    15. Photoshop 5 for Windows for Dummies
    by DekeMcClelland
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    Asin: 0764503928
    Catlog: Book (1998-06-11)
    Publisher: For Dummies
    Sales Rank: 116465
    Average Customer Review: 3.54 out of 5 stars
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    This Dummies guide is designed for beginners who want to learn the core features in Photoshop 5 for Windows in a short amount of time. You start off with an overview of the two aspects of the package--painting images and editing images--and learn what's new in this version. The author explains how to navigate the interface using zooming, guides, and grids. In the second part of the book, he discusses image size, resolution, pixels, color, file formats, and file-saving and -printing issues. The third part of the book focuses on painting, photo retouching, and undoing your work--using the eraser and History palette, for example. In the fourth part, you really start messing with pixels by learning the basic selection tools, such as lasso and rectangle selections, and the more advanced ones, such as adding to and subtracting from a selection, extending a magic wand selection, and transforming selections and paths. You also apply color and gradients to selections. Finally, in the fifth part, you work with layers, type, filters, and advanced color-correction tools, such as contrast and brightness.

    You can follow along with the projects as closely as you like, or just get general how-to tips for your own work. The book offers simple, clear discussion and quick technical tips, shortcuts, and warnings of common pitfalls, all denoted by easy-to-spot icons. Icons also note a feature that's new to this version. (The book assumes that you don't necessarily know any version of the package but alerts you to any changes in case you do.) Two full-color sections show examples of the project files, some in various stages of editing. The book has the same humorous, light approach to learning that other Dummies books have, and this makes it all the more accessible, especially if you're intimidated by what you've got to learn. The last section of the book, "The Part of Tens," features 10 techniques to memorize, 10 funny ways to distort faces, and 10 ways to output your work. These tidbits provide a good basis for becoming comfortable with the essential Photoshop tasks. A Macintosh version of the book is also available. --Kathleen Caster ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best quick reference for the best image software
    9 months ago when I first paid my $19.99 for this book I was a novice photoshop user at best. I read this book cover to cover and followed along on the CD, and what I learned was irreplacable. It did not make me a photoshop genius, but it did give me a VERY solid base in photoshop which vaulted my learning curve considerably. This book doesn't teach you the tips and tricks that make the images that turn heads, but it does give you an understanding of the software that allows you to pick up those tricks with ease. I design webpages for a living, and since that time I have been promoted to senior webdesigner of my company. So thanks Deke, well done.

    P.S. Not a book for advanced to expert photoshop users, but I still use it as a reference from time to time

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the novice!
    A very complete book that covers the basics of Photoshop. You will learn this program by reading this book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars i learned a lot from this book
    As a person who uses photoshop for doing graphic/fine art, I learned a lot from this book it helped master what can be a very clunky program and use it to develop my fine art skills on computer also has 5.5 ( i am using 6 now ) get this book and you too will be able to use this unqiue program.

    2-0 out of 5 stars An Uneven Book
    As a newcomer to Adobe PhotoShop, I had high hopes for this book. It is of some limited usefulness but ufortunately it is a very uneven book.

    As others have written, the overuse of grade-school level humor detracts somewhat from it. Far worse is the author's practice of glossing over some very basic concepts, such as how to resize an image without noticeable loss of resolution, how to begin work on a new photographic layer and how to "flatten" an image seamlessly. In these and other instances, explainations are sometimes convoluted but seldom clear. Some other techniques are explained well.

    This seems to be a book which was written for people who already know quite a bit about PhotoShop, or perhaps was written by a person who is not an especially good teacher.

    If there is no other book available, this one will offer some help with the program. But there are several other books on Adobe PhotoShop which offer the newcomer better and clearer instruction.

    5-0 out of 5 stars excellent book
    i went through it with my term project images and got an A Simple to understand and basically just excellent. If your the kind who like to read through the entire manual first to get a rough idea of what photoshop is about, this is perfect. The humour was nice to have, but get slightly out of hand at times. But hey! it is a good book! ... Read more


    16. Real World Adobe Illustrator 10
    by Deke McClelland
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    Asin: 0201776308
    Catlog: Book (2002-03-19)
    Publisher: Peachpit Press
    Sales Rank: 413608
    Average Customer Review: 3.29 out of 5 stars
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    Adobe Illustrator is used by over one million graphics and Web professionals to create, design, and layout publications for print and the Web. Users rely on its layered work environment and vector-drawing tools to achieve superior results with logos, advertisements, technical, and fine arts illustrations.

    Entertaining, up-to-date and comprehensive, Real World Adobe Illustrator 10 is the definitive guide to learning industrial-strength techniques using Adobe Illustrator. Author, Deke McClelland, covers every tool and feature in Illustrator, providing helpful tips and hints throughout. Dozens of step-by-step techniques are provided and thoroughly illustrated. This edition has been fully updated for Illustrator 10, and includes information on using Illustrator to produce Web graphics, with special focus on animated GIF, JPEG, Flash, and LiveMotion formats.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful for people like me.
    I wanted to learn how to use this program so I can do digital art, and web design. I'm a traditional artist, and I found illustrator to be extremely confusing, especially since I'm not 100% computer literate like the IT snobs. This book helped me with the program and with understanding computers in general. Its as basic as you need it to be, and you can easily skip parts you already know about, since it is divided into very clear and logical sections.

    I highly recommend this book... adobe illustrator is a very powerful program and I can't imagine anyone knowing how to use everything in there without a guide.

    2-0 out of 5 stars irritating and often wrong
    Mr.McClelland's writing style is childish and irritating. If you cut out the lame attempts at humor, the book would be half its current length. Get to the point, Deke. People want clear answers to their software questions, not your unfunny jokes and inaccuracies. The author has been taken to task for these problems elsewhere in print (Professional Photoshop). I just don't understand how he gets to keep writing these books. Just a familiar name, I guess. The section on color management in this book is terrible. It is skimpy (shows the author doesn't really know what he's talking about). And worse, there are serious factual errors about Illustrator's use of profiles and policies. If you really want to learn Illustrator, skip this book and buy the Visual Quickstart Guide instead. It is far superior.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Real World fexplained for real people
    Deke McClelland has a style of writing that is informative, interesting and humorous. His examples are simplistic for several reasons. Having been an instructor for 14 years, I have discovered if the project is too magnificent or glamorous, the student becomes intimidated and gives up. If you can teach them something simplistic then you have given them knowledge to build upon, besides if you cannot do simplistic forget complicated. As for the comments about his humor, I have discovered that this is an attempt more to break up monotony and to actually help you retain the knowledge. Deke is not attempting to be a comedian; he is using his style to effectively educate. He is one of the few software experts that do not put me to sleep in 20 minutes or less. I actually stay awake and consume the knowledge.
    I highly recommend this book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Intimidating - But get over it!
    This huge book totally intimidated me for several weeks, while I attempted to learn Illustrator on my own. I finally used it to figure out the color palette, and then started at the beginning and began reading it (and working along with McClelland's examples on the harder parts). I now feel very comfortable with Illustrator and refer to the book often. McClelland has an informal, engaging voice which I enjoyed and his examples were very clear.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Hard to digest
    Easy to read, but I'm still wondering what, if anything, I got out of this book. The guy can write, maybe he should do op-ed pieces instead of technical computer software guides. ... Read more


    17. Photoshop 5 for Macs for Dummies
    by DekeMcClelland
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    Asin: 076450391X
    Catlog: Book (1998-06-29)
    Publisher: For Dummies
    Sales Rank: 330728
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Macintosh remains the computer of choice for high-end graphic designers, and Photoshop is still the preferred software program to produce all those professional-quality images. Now, you can create your own quality artwork for fun or profit with the latest version of Photoshop and a copy of Photoshop 5 For Macs For Dummies, written by graphics arts guru Deke McClelland.

    Photoshop 5 adds more power and more features to its impressive arsenal of image-editing tools than ever before. Explore the new History palette, magnetic tools, editable text, and layer effects; clean up bad scans and poor-quality pictures; create collages or use the Photoshop program's special painting tricks; and control the resolution and dimensions of an image with ease and sophisticated know-how, thanks to the tips and techniques written in plain English that you'll find on page after page of Photoshop 5 For Macs For Dummies. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Photoshop Demystified (well, as much as it can be!)
    This is really an encouraging book for those of us who took one look at Photoshop 5 or 5.5 and threw up our hands in despair. It begins at the very, rankist beginning (where I was!) and progresses simply, logically and humorously. There are ample and helpful illustrations. The book is very simple for newbees, who don't know anything about Photoshop. Its explanations are worded in plain English and any tech-talk is interpreted into English. In my copy, there is an addendum for the 5.5 upgrade. This book, and only this book, got me started and has kept me going in Photoshop, finally, and I love it and use it almost daily. It is really worth a lot more than its measly price.

    4-0 out of 5 stars As it says its a book for Dummies
    I guess you can't really expect any more from a "for dummies" book than the basics, but I was hoping that it would have a little more than just the basics. I do like the photoshop program for either the MAC or the PC, but the MAC one seems to be a little faster and a bit cleaner. I would recomend this book to anyone who actually never really used photoshop or know little about it. But if you have taken a class in photoshop it is pretty much a waste of time and money. ... Read more


    18. Photoshop® 6 Bible (Bible)
    by DekeMcClelland
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    Asin: 0764535978
    Catlog: Book (2001-08-15)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 335543
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Photoshop 6 Bible, Gold Edition provides everything you need to know to become an expert with the latest release of Adobe Photoshop, version 6. #1 bestselling graphics author and Photoshop guru Deke McClelland once again delivers the most comprehensive, informative, and entertaining coverage of Photoshop you'll find anywhere. The book includes 352 color pages and two CD-ROMs packed with utilities, plug-ins, sample images, an artist gallery, video interviews, and more. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wish I could give it 6 stars!
    Let me start off by saying that this is the absolute BEST (and biggest) computer book I've ever read, and that's coming from a self-proclaimed geek. Deke McClelland has a hysterical sense of humor and actually makes the book enjoyable to read. As I've found while reading some books, it feels like some authors intentionally withold information to keep seperate the men from the boys (if you catch my drift); not so with this book. Deke covers absolutely EVERYTHING about Photoshop in this book. If there is a section of Photoshop that he thinks is stupid and pointless, he'll let you know about it! He won't dwell on it for long, and this keeps you from wasting time learning techniques that are, more or less, pointless. While it is true that there is a shortage of "tutorials" in this book, I think that only helps the learning process. Image editing is an art, not a series of steps. You wouldn't expect a "Do this, Do that" explanation in a traditional art book, so why do you think it should be here?! I could go on and on about how incredible this book is, but I'll leave that for you to discover. If it helps your purchasing decision, I'll have you know that I despised Photoshop before reading this book because I was less than a beginner. I was so irritated with the way that it seemed to make simple tasks difficult. However, after reading this book, I can't imagine turning back to any other program. DEFINATELY THE TOP PHOTOSHOP BOOK.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good But Not Great
    I'm a Photoshop Beginner and I've been using this book. It is good in that it assumes that you know nothing. However, it is incomplete. It does not have all of the illustrations on the enclosed CD. There are only maybe 10-20. The rest of the CD has a .pdf version of the book and a bunch of try-out products. I'm not interested in those. Second, it has very few projects--- do this, then do this, then do this. I believe that is how you learn a graphics program---by doing things, not by reading about them. He has illustrations of things he has done, but he'll say simply, "I used the xxx tool to do this." I would like more step-by-step instructions.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have!
    This book is great! I've been using Adobe Photoshop since ver3, and this is the best reference/instructional book out there! Perfect for the novice user as well as the advanced. :)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Deke's done it again
    I haven't missed an upgrade to Photoshop since version 3 came out. And I wouldn't consider an upgrade to Photoshop without upgrading my Photoshop Bible, too.
    Deke McClelland has an extremely rare talent in the computer book world: he can write. I've picked up books on favorite programs, only to walk away wondering if the author had suffered any facial injuries when his head impacted the keyboard. He had to have fallen asleep writing it, because he sure put me out reading it.
    Not Deke. Photoshop Bible is not only the best place to go to find out all about the new features of everyone's favorite pixel-pusher, it's a great read, too. If you're an experienced Photoshop user, you're sure to find nuggets you can incorporate into your workflow. If you're brand new to Photoshop in particular, or computer graphics in general, Photoshop Bible will give you usable information in easy to digest pieces. I've used Photoshop Bible to get up to speed on new features, and it's been my sole prep material for Adobe Certified Expert tests. I've recommended it to clients and students for years, and not once has anyone reproached me for the suggestion. Photoshop Bible 6 is no exception, and the Gold Edition has wonderful full color supplements that had appeared in a separate publication, demonstrating top techniques from industry-acknowledged Photoshop experts like Jeff Schewe, and Greg Vander Houwen.
    And don't be surprised if you find yourself putting King, Grisham or Clancy aside one night, and picking up McClelland, just for the sheer joy of the experience. ... Read more


    19. Adobe(R) Master Class: Design Invitational
    by Deke McClelland
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    Asin: 0201775980
    Catlog: Book (2001-12-20)
    Publisher: Adobe Press
    Sales Rank: 207211
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    A good advertisement for Adobe software, Design Invitational serves as an inspiring look at how some of the greats do what they do so well. The background of the book: In June 2001, Adobe gathered seven top illustrators and graphic designers to exchange ideas, look over new software, and receive a challenge. Along with some sweet hardware (including a G4 PowerBook and a Fujifilm digital camera), each was assigned a project (poster, Web site, QuickTime movie), to be executed using specific Adobe applications.

    For example, Louis Fishauf, an illustrator who makes colorful, whirligig-style compositions, was chosen to work with transparencies in Illustrator, an application at which he was already an expert. Michael Mabry, who mixes his own hand-drawn lettering into his pieces, was more than happy to work in InDesign to make the fluid layouts in his poster. And Ian Kovalik of hillmancurtis.com, a pro with Macromedia's Flash, instead used Adobe's LiveMotion for his Web animation.

    Although the book shows off features in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, LiveMotion, and After Effects, it's less about the tools than the thought processes behind using those tools. Step-by-step sidebars show, for example, how to execute a perfect rainbow gradient or make a painterly eye (from the magical hand of photorealist illustrator Michael Elins), but this is not really a how-to manual for Adobe software--that is, unless you count the very important lesson of "how to think and work creatively."

    The book also includes a gallery of each artist's work (beautifully reproduced), and lots of images of the works in progress. The CD contains samples of work by those artists working in motion design, as well as QuickTime interviews with each of the seven. Author Deke McClelland was a good choice to act as narrator. His convivial writing is fun to read and his expertise with graphics software means that readers are shown the essential screenshots of palette entries or menu commands. (Be sure to check out his page of acknowledgements at the back, where he offers a "gift" to each person he thanks, like, "To Christine Yarrow, who initiated the project, a trunk filled with pecans, cans of fruit cocktail, and elaborately rendered snow globes.") --Angelynn Grant ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars For the truly creative graphic designer
    This is a great book in so many ways...

    1. Some great step-by-step how-to sequences that show you how these designers created some truly impressive work.

    2. Enjoyable insight into the creative process of the designers. This is an important area that goes way beyond the mechanics of the production process.

    3. Beautiful page design! This book is not designed like most books with a rigid template of predictable layouts. The designers obviously took the time to design the pages of this book based on the text, screenshots, and photographs. Very well done!

    4. I can't think of anybody better than Deke to pull all this content together and Russell Brown to stir the creative juices! ... Read more


    20. Web Design Studio Secrets (Secrets)
    by DekeMcClelland, KatrinEismann, TerriStone, SteveBroback
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    Asin: 0764534556
    Catlog: Book (2000-04-19)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 543977
    Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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    If you could call up some Web designers on the phone and pick their brains, the resulting bits of wisdom from those conversations might be a lot like this book. Web Design Studio Secrets profiles 15 designers, with brief rundowns of their careers and their insights on designing for the Web. Less a how-to and more like a collection of conversations, this book nevertheless includes bits of code, down-and-dirty instructions for applications such as Photoshop and Flash, and plenty of specific tips and color screen shots. A companion CD-ROM includes phone interviews with the designers, in QuickTime format.

    Designer Jeffery Zeldman's chapter on font usage and CSS is excellent. It offers advice and spotlights some great Web sites on these subjects--like The Little Shop of CSS Horrors (www.haughey.com/csshorrors). Neil Robertson explains the JavaScript behind rollovers and Lisa Lopuck does a nice job explaining tweening GIF animations. Lopuck's lesson in Flash animation, however, is too cursory a tutorial for beginners yet too elementary for those intermediate users looking for something more. Paul Ingram's discussion of Flash is more helpful, although it's not so detailed that beginners won't still need their manuals.

    While coverage of HTML in the book is fairly basic, the subject of DHTML fares better. Thomas Noller's Defy the Rules (www.defytherules.com) Web site uses a constant parade of layers to describe Adobe software. However, Noller's chapter only allows a peek over the designer's shoulder; readers don't really learn how to hand-code DHTML or incorporate it into pages created with Web-layout applications.

    Some parts of the book seem dated in this second edition. A number of chapters teach formerly complicated processes for tasks that are now easy--optimizing GIFs, for example. Also, at least one interviewee on the CD-ROM says HTML editors aren't useful, citing PageMill as an example. This conversation clearly precedes the advent of the Dreamweaver and GoLive editors. These parts of the book and CD-ROM should have been replaced in the new edition by hints on how to use these major Web design applications more effectively. --Angelynn Grant

    Topics covered: Interviews and biographies of 15 Web designers (including tips on HTML, DHTML, and GIF and Flash animation), storyboarding and planning a site, managing Web sites, working with databases, choosing navigation strategies, and publicizing a site. The CD-ROM includes demo software for Extensis and Macromedia, freeware and shareware, QuickTime interviews with designers, links to helpful Web sites, and project files referenced in the text. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Required reading for Web designers
    This book presents analysis and how-did-they-do-that descriptions of numerous aspects of Web page design and production. The first two chapters covering general design issues and navigation are exceptionally good and should be read by anyone who makes Web pages. These chapters stress the overall need for usability and speed and discuss why sites that don't take their audience into consideration are unsuccessful. The remaining chapters are each geared to specific aspects of Web design that may be of interest to graphic artists designing for the Web; they cover such topics as Web graphics, fonts, animation, multimedia, and 3D worlds. In fact, some of the chapters are so specific that they may not be comprehensible to readers who don't work with Adobe Photoshop every day. The book includes a CD that has interactive examples and demo software for some of the design products mentioned in the book.

    While the overall quality of the book is quite good, the technical chapters on HTML and JavaScript are rather weak- -new users of either of these languages won't find these sections very illuminating, and experienced users won't find many new tips either (the example figures showing HTML code are barely legible). The chapter on Web type starts off by considering usability issues, but soon turns to snazzy ways to make an artistic point, seemingly forgetting the needs of users (as well as search engines, which read only real text, not animated gifs or Shockwave). The book is definitely geared towards graphic artists, almost assuming that the readers are working on high-end Macintosh computers. Certainly, any graphic artist designing for the Web will find tremendous value in this book, as well as general readers interested in Web design.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Web Design Studio Secrets detailed, useful and interesting
    Web Design Studio Secrets is an excellent addition to the resource library of anyone interested in web site development. The book covers a broad range of material with interesting real life examples and features drawn from the experiences of web designers who are in the trenches. The description are detailed and useful, both in explaining specific techniques and opening the door to a better understanding of the tools and skills of the creative web developer. The book also serves as a good bridge between the creation of the graphic and media content of a web site and the programmer techniques necessary to bring the content to the web browser. With copious screen shots and code examples, the book demonstrates vividly many of the concepts that are explored in the philosophy of the well-made web site. The explanations, although detailed and technical, are easy to follow and understand. Any web software user will find doors opening to new ideas and improved understanding about fonts, layout, tables, javascript, animation, management and other elements of web site construction. The book also looks at some of the more esoteric aspects of the web with chapters on VRML, online imaging and web channels. Someone in the day-to-day production of commercial web sites can easily lose sight of the breath-taking levels of creativity and ingenuity that can be aspired to as they struggle with browser incompatibilities and network bandwidth bottlenecks. This book reminds its readers of the idea that the web is not just a way of communicating but also contains the possiblities of a new and unique artistic medium. In the preface, web design is compared to the game of chess. For players, the study of the recorded games of the Grandmasters is an infinite source of ideas and inspiration that can be built upon in play. The study of the web design pioneers in this book can yield the same fruitful leaps of expression and imagination.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Bad coffeetable book
    If you want a book to put on your coffee table that will tell people that you know absolutely nothing about web design then look no further. I bought this book from Amazon and it is one of the worst books I have ordered. Yes, there are lots of full color pictures of websites... so what? I can go on line and see web sites... Where is the in depth design analysis? Not to be found here. Besides most of the sites it exhibits are static 'home page' style sites. Not one of these is a high-volume commerce site - these 'home page' sites are the kind of sites that don't even require an analysis of design past a few minuets to think up what you want to display and how you want to put it on the page - which is all the book talks about from a most puerile point of view. It was a while back when I bought the book so I actually feel very guilty for not posting this review sooner to help dissuade some of you from making a bad purchase, sorry!

    5-0 out of 5 stars It was good for me.
    A lot of very useful info in a small book. I'm less than half the way through and I've already learned enough to make it worth the investment to me. The chapter on Using Tables was just what I needed. I would recommend this book to other beginners who are still trying to make sense of it all.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Get it!
    This book is worth the reading for anyone in the industry as it keeps you focused on what's important, the user. Books that give accounts by other designers are more desirable than those by a single author attempting to "spew" his or her view of "what is proper web design."

    Though I thought the accompanying CD was rather weak, I appreciated being able to see the visual aspects of how the designers put the sites together, as well as reading their thoughts on it.

    There's a good variety of topics covered, though some of the more technical ones may have been disserviced by the lack of space to adequately delve into the specifics.

    In all, it's worth it for any designer to have in his or her library. ... Read more


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