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another, which CS3 book question

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May 14, 2008 14:05 |  #1

I know a lot of questions have been asked.

but I'm looking for more advanced book. I see alot of great PP / retouching here.

I already have scott kelby's book.

I need more advanced book that teach more about special things not just basic stuff.

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May 14, 2008 20:46 |  #2

CS3 Bible.

All the gear and no idea.

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May 14, 2008 20:59 as a reply to  @ Hairyman's post |  #3

None. I suggest that you just use the internet. Out of all the functionality in CS3 most only use a very small portion of it so why spend the money on a book when you won't use alot of it. Google what you are trying to do and go from there. I tend to learn more when I can watch someone do something so I stick to video tutorials. Over time you will know who the trusted sources are for these tutorials which helps you minimize your search parameters.

If you already have Kelby's book buying another from a different author is going to be fairly repetitive with a different slant on how to do certain things.

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May 14, 2008 21:24 |  #4

Copied from myself:

If you're more experienced or would like to get more experienced, look at Katrin Eismann's Photoshop Restoration and Retouching. This blows everything else away in terms of level of technique and book quality. It's ridiculous how good this book is and how much value you get out of it. Also there is an online retouching book by Gry Garness called Digital Retouching for Fashion, Beauty, and Portrait Photography which is excellent as well. I highly recommend both of these books. To be honest I'd advise you against buying Skin by Lee Varis because it advocates some techniques that involve blurring all detail out of people's skin, which is alright with a low-resolution photo but unacceptable at higher resolutions.

Hope that helps.

Also: good books are good for learning things in a systematic way. The internet has all the same information, but more jumbled up and good information (especially with regards to skin and portrait retouching) is much, much harder to find. It's up to you to decide whether you wanna spend some money on the books keeping that in mind.

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May 14, 2008 22:27 |  #5

the adobe photoshop CS3 book by Scott Kelby
ISDN-10: 0-321-50191-8
I found it the best of the four books I have. Anything from Kelby is great. He must sleep with Photoshop at night. (external link)
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