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Book review for digital photography beginners/intermediates.
Old 07-27-2004, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Somebody recommended a book called Adobe Photoshop CS: The Art of Photographing Women to me the other day. It sounded so good I went out and picked up a copy last night with a little mad money I had.

I haven't even entirely *finished* it yet, and I am in turn recommending it to everyone. I've posted a review in the Review Forum.

I especially recommend it to those who, even if they're used to scanning film and doing some digital retouching, want to switch to an integrated digital workflow, including digital camera work. (I'm talking to YOU, Ed. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] ) I was so struck by its explanation of color-balancing workflow that I had to hop out of bed and go try it last night at 10:30 PM. It works just spiffy, too. It's also finally pushed me over the edge and next time I get out of the office I'm running over to buy some color calibration targets. It's SO nice to be able to just pick established color targets and correct on them. And with the techniques in this book, it takes literally seconds.

If you're already an established digital darkroom expert with your own workflows, this book probably is a little low-end for you. But unless you are, it'll be worth the price, I can just about guarantee.

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Old 07-27-2004, 01:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm off to Amazon to make my purchase!

Thanks!!

If it doesn't live up to your review, I'll sue you for the $24 it cost me.
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Re: Book review for digital photography beginners/intermediates.
Old 07-27-2004, 02:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Have had this book for about 3 mo's now. This is by far on of the best explanations of how to use photoshop. Wow how simple with the right tools.
 
 
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Is the book relevant for folks with PS 7 or is it only relevant to CS?

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Old 07-28-2004, 08:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Most of the techniques can be used in PS7, and the photography part is applicable to both. I'd recommend it for PS7 users as well.

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I don't even use PhotoShop. My system can't handle the resource demands (the next thing to upgrade). I use a much less expensive - financially and resource-wise - "cousin" of PhotoShop called PaintShop Pro.

PSP is very similar to PS in form and function. I am gambling my $23 (book + shipping) that the techniques in the book will apply to both products.

When I have a new computer, I will run PS along with PSP - the former for image management, the latter for web graphics.
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Ed, I we lived closer, I would do that upgrade on your computer for you...

I have a bunch of extra memory sticks (all brand new, or only slightly used), and a lot of other parts.. CPU chips, fans, etc...

I have been building or upgrading computers for years.. and I somehow always seem to have extra parts.. but never the ones I need for my own puter..

I even have a few motherboards and cases...

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Marc,

I received my copy yesterday and spent about 3 hours reading last night.

Excellent book !

 
 
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Andrew,
Just send Ed the parts and I will help him get it together. I have been trying to keep up with his post on some of these forums. If he can teach me a few things about shooting images, I will teach him a few things about computers.

I too am waiting on my copy of the photoshop book after having it recommended at a photoshoot class.

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