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May 19, 2011 20:12 |  #1

Can anyone recommend the best books to learn photoshop? Not looking for beginners level.




  
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May 19, 2011 20:26 |  #2

dgsphoto wrote in post #12443067 (external link)
Can anyone recommend the best books to learn photoshop? Not looking for beginners level.

There are virtually hundreds of them. On I have is the Photoshop Bible (external link) I got when I got CS4, Now I've got CS5 so I rely on other sources for the new features. E.g. Adobe TV

http://tv.adobe.com …EB602CBA3626ED4​9339053505 (external link)


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May 20, 2011 01:06 |  #3

Deke McClelland. PS One on One.


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May 20, 2011 01:38 |  #4

Thanks guys.

Any experience with this book by Scott Kelby?
http://www.amazon.com …7&creativeASIN=​0321703561 (external link)

Has great reviews by 63 people.

I have already checked out quite a few videos on adobe.tv (I find it to be a wonderful resource to get familiar with features!)

Honestly, I am a beginner just starting with PS. While some of you would suggest beginners books, I think there's a lot of beginners content that accessible through various online resources.

Beyond the beginner basics, I guess what I am looking for is a mentor with established proven techniques with whom I can develop, grow and sharpen my PS skills over the years. Preferebly someone whose knowledge base and publishing efforts pan out to adobe collections for various applications beyond just photography.




  
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May 20, 2011 01:54 |  #5

Scott is great for good "jump in and get started" tutorials. For a serious "tutor" you may want to look at Marin Evening. Both of them are worth getting the books and wading into.


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May 26, 2011 18:45 |  #6

Got the Adobe Photoshop for Photographers by Martin Evening.

Was delivered yesterday.

Quickly skimming through the pages, two things jumped out:
1. Print quality of PS screenshots is awesome. One can actually see the difference between before/after images even for very subtle changes the author demonstrates. I think this is the key to understanding the effect of a certain change that is being discussed.
2. No wasted space in terms of basic "how-to". Not saying that it is beginner unfriendly (I will hold off on that till I actually read through the book), but rather appears to be a concise, to the point and optimally laid out material that appears to have enough detail to educate but leaves the excess baggage out.

I am already liking his style of authoring and I am seriously thinking of getting his other book - The Ultimate Workshop which is supposedly an advanced companion book to this one.

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May 27, 2011 10:35 |  #7

In addition to books, sign up for classes, view live web seminars, join the local photography club, and participate in workshops.


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