Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks
- By Scott Kelby
- Published May 5, 2009 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Down & Dirty Tricks series.
- Copyright 2009
- Dimensions: 8 X 10
- Pages: 360
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-56317-4
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-56317-0
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-63731-3
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-63731-4
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Product Author Bios
Scott Kelby is president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), the trade organization for Adobe Photoshop users, which has 70,000 members worldwide. Scott is also Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine. He's the co-host of the highly acclaimed Photoshop User TV, and teaches photography and imaging workshops around the world. Scott serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the largest Photoshop gathering, Photoshop World.
UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF THE HOTTEST TRICKS, AND MOST REQUESTED PHOTOSHOP EFFECTS IN ONE AMAZING BOOK!
Scott Kelby, co-host of Photoshop User TV and the world’s #1 bestselling Photoshop author, is back to unlock the secrets of an amazing new collection of the latest eye-popping, jaw-dropping, Photoshop special effects—the same kind that made Scott’s previous editions of this book one of the top selling Photoshop books in history.
You’ll learn some of the most closely guarded Photoshop CS4 special effects—the same ones you see on TV, in magazines, and on the Web. Using Scott’s simple step-by-step method, with hundreds of full-color images, you’ll see exactly how it’s all done. The book is written so clearly, and it is so easy to follow, you’ll immediately be able to create all of these effects yourself. You’ll learn:
• The latest photographic special effects
• How to fake studio shots (you’ll be amazed at how it’s done)
• The latest cutting-edge type effects
• The most popular effects used by big movie studios
• The most-requested advertising effects
• Commercial effects that clients go crazy over!
• The most asked-for current Web effects
• Amazing 3D effects using Photoshop Extended
• Plus loads of effects that look hard, but are easy once you know the secrets
And not only that, but the whole book is packed with creative ideas, layouts, and design techniques that will help you unleash your own creativity. It’s all here, in the only Photoshop book of its kind. You're gonna love it!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Learning cool effects was never so easy!,
This review is from: Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks (Paperback)I have a couple of Scott's books (and love his style) but my Down & Dirty Tricks book just arrived and it's quickly becoming my favorite. He's just nailed all these cool effects that I've sat there and wondered "How'd they do that?". I'm already playing around with some, and having a ton of fun learning.
I'm about a 5 on a scale of 1-10 in Photoshop and I found the steps very easy to follow. The real beauty is that the book has given me techniques and ideas that I can put to work right now - I didn't have to read the whole book to use it. You can dive in anywhere and learn techniques you can apply to your own projects. I haven't looked at it yet but there's a companion web download page too. Just my opinion, but I think even a more experienced Photoshop user can get a lot out of this book (it's perfect for beginners or intermediate users, so if you think you could teach your own class, maybe review it in the book shop first).
Sometimes I see a look I want to... Read more
42 of 52 people found the following review helpful
Some reviewers should just watch TV instead,
This review is from: Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks (Paperback)I usually don't trash other reviewers, but this time some of them wrote reviews that really annoy me.
If you bought a wrench and used it to fix a nail sticking out of a dresser, but found it didn't work, would you blame the wrench? Would you write a review saying what a lousy wrench it is? Or, would you quietly return it and get a hammer instead? It seems to me that several "reviewers" here are blaming the wrench!
As another example, if you like mysteries and buy a romance book by the same author, it isn't fair to say that the romance title is a bad mystery.
When the covers of a book clearly describe what it is about and who it is for, and the editorial review on this page says the same thing but someone buys it withoug reading any of that, hoping for totally different content, it isn't fair to blame the author. Giving a 1-star review says more about the incompetence of the reviewer that it will ever say about the book. Unfortunately (and unfairly) it... Read more
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
The Stars are all lined up again,
This review is from: Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks (Paperback)I just received my book and it is awesome, I will be applying the "Gritty High" effect on images on my new website just as soon as I'm done writing this review. The "Tricks" are all cutting edge and are very applicable to Little League Images of my kids to professional jobs that I get paid for.
I have been working in Photoshop since version 3.0 and Scott's books are always so amazing and his writing style is, well lets just say its Scott. One last thing, in his acknowledgments the part about "Most importantly" is why Scott is so amazing. HE's HUMBLE, and that is why he is so BLESSED with such a great gift of writing.
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