Photoshop 5.0 Productivity Kit
by: Tim Ferrill, send
by: Peachpit Press, go
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Adobe Photoshop Productivity Kit was written for
people new to the wide world of Photoshop. With in-depth
projects, including project files and extensive examples,
the Photoshop Productivity Kit is a must for people
wanting to learn essential techniques for use with
Photoshop or any other photo editing software.
Press was created as a way for people to learn
and master Adobe graphics programs. The Photoshop
Productivity Kit is one of several books on Photoshop,
Adobe's flagship product. Photoshop has long been
a leader among graphics manipulation and paint
software. The Photoshop Productivity Kit is geared
toward Photoshop v5.
The Productivity Kit includes lessons on designing web
graphics such as interactive buttons, backgrounds, and also
animated graphics such as ad banners. More advanced chapters
teach methods for color manipulation in images as well as
editing or removing backgrounds from photos.
Along with teaching Photoshop, the book includes instruction
on other Adobe products such as PageMaker and ImageReady.
These together make up an excellent foundation for anyone
trying to get involved with computer graphics or desktop
publishing. Project topics included in the book are designing
video and CD covers, scanning techniques for print and the
web, blending photos, creating letterheads, and reducing
file sizes. The techniques taught in this book can be applied
to many different photo and image editing software packages.
The included CD contains project files from the book and
also an assortment of templates, backgrounds and actions
for creating your own images. It also contains demo versions
of ImageReady, ImageStyler, PageMaker, and PageMill. Do not
expect to earn Photoshop overnight. To document every aspect
of Photoshop would take a volume of instruction manuals several
feet thick. That said, the Productivity Kit teaches techniques,
not procedures. Instead of step by step instructions on how
to accomplish individual objectives, the book gives you a
foundational basis for you to start on and grow from, a much
better and more practical approach to the world of Photoshop.
is a great book for beginners but would also be a great
buy for anyone looking to gain knowledge and experience
with Photoshop or other related software. The Adobe Press
staff has created a book that can be helpful to a wide range
of users from beginners to Photoshop professionals.
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