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ESSENTIAL Book For Photoshoppers!!!!

  • Aug 5, 2010
Go buy 'Photoshop CS5 One-On-One' by Deke McClelland if you use Photoshop CS5. Go ahead, I'll wait for you to get back.

Haven't bought it yet? Shoo shoo go buy it, I promise I won't leave.


Good job, you've just ordered one of the best technical books you will find in the market today. Not finished by a long shot, uber Photoshop extraordinare Deke McClelland has written the opus resource for the magic that is Photoshop yet AGAIN. With 450+ pages of material wrapped into the kind of book that is an absolute pleasure to read, this book will take you step by step through everything that PS has to offer, along with all the new goodies and yummies that come with the latest version.

If you want a book that can be used by newbies to pros alike, this is the ONLY book you will need to learn everything about this amazing application. For recreational users, digial photog hobbyists, and/or professionals that use Photoshop every hour of every day, this is THE book for you. Slick layout, clear concise writing, wonderful approach, and a seasoned guru at the helm, this book will make you feel like you have taken a week long seminar and you enjoy the ride.

Now stop reading my review and start playing with Photoshop so you'll be ready to hit the ground running when your book arrives.


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Master the fundamentals of Photoshop CS5 and make all of your images come alive. With Deke McClelland's unique and effective learning system, you get step-by-step tutorials, hours of DVD-video demonstrations, and lots of hands-on projects to help you improve your knowledge and hone your skills.

  • Find out everything you need to know to be productive with Photoshop CS5 right away
  • Learn at your own speed with 12 self-paced tutorials
  • Try out professional techniques with engaging, real-world projects
  • Read about a particular technique and watch the video to see how it's done
  • Follow every key step with hundreds of full-color photos, diagrams, and screen shots
  • Test your knowledge with multiple-choice quizzes in each chapter

Adobe Photoshop CS5 One-on-One simulates a classroom environment with one-on-one attention as you proceed from lesson to lesson. Deke's expert advice is like working with a personal coach -- you'll learn Photoshop faster, more creatively, and more efficiently than you thought possible.

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ISBN-10: 059680797X
ISBN-13: 978-0596807979
Author: Deke McClelland
Genre: Arts & Photography, Computers & Internet
Publisher: Deke Press
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