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When it comes to digital imaging software, Adobe Photoshop has long set the standard. Thus, when a new version of the popular program appears, designers tend to stand up and take notice--hen get down to the serious business of learning about it! And for that, there's no better place to turn than the book from the people behind the product: Adobe Press' Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Classroom in a Book.
Using the same style of self-paced instruction employed in the best-selling previous edition, this comprehensive set of Photoshop lessons provides everything you need to dive into the world of print, Web, and graphic design with Photoshop 7. Completely revised to cover all of Photoshop 7's new features (including the new Healing Brush, color correction commands, and file management tools), the book starts with an introductory tour of the software and then progresses on through 16 lessons, covering everything from Photoshop's interface to more complex topics like color management, Web graphics, and photo retouching. You'll find step-by-step instructions for a variety of projects (from beginning to advanced) and review questions at the end of each chapter to reinforce what you've learned. Easy-to-use project files on the accompanying CD-ROM complete the package.
194 of 205 people found the following review helpful
A Slick, Rapid Venture Into Photoshop 7,
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This review is from: Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)A Slick, Rapid Venture Into Photoshop 7
I give this book four stars because it is well thought out, efficient in its execution, clear in its verbiage and clean of misprints and mistakes. I've read Classroom in a Book for earlier Photoshop generics and I can say that Adobe has honed their teaching format down to a lean and mean science.
Does the Classroom In A Book teach you everything you need to know about Photoshop 7? No. Does CIAB go into great detail on the subjects it does cover? No. Is CIAB warm and fuzzy? No.
I went through the book with a fine-tooth-comb so to speak and here are some of my findings and thoughts. As a long time user of Photoshop on the PC I have started to collect some opinions on this software masterpiece, so be forewarned.
Right off the bat I want to irritate all the webmasters out there in Photoshop land. I have absolutely no use whatsoever for ImageReady! I may be the exception; I don't know. However, the book is constantly encumbered with the need... Read more
82 of 85 people found the following review helpful
Fastest way to ramp up on Photoshop 7.0 - Tutorial Style!,
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)This book is really like being in a classroom only better because you can stop and start anytime you want. The purpose of the book is to teach you how to use Photoshop 7.0 for the graphics portion of your website design (both Mac and Windows) using a tutorial style approach. There are 18 lessons with all lesson files included in the CD that comes with the book. These lessons range from the very basic topics like the Photoshop Work Area and Basic Photo Corrections to the very advanced topics like Interactive Slices and Rollovers (advanced at least for the beginner). I am not an advanced user so I am mostly speaking from a beginner perspective.
Each lesson is very easy to follow and even though all the lessons are in black and white, it doesn't matter if you are following along on your computer as you read the instructions (since we all have color monitors). At the end of each lesson, there is a review question and answer section. This was a refreshing change for me to see a book... Read more
36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Great Tutorial for beginners and intermediate users,
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)This has to be the best Photoshop tutorial I have ever read. I have tried online tutorials and I also invested in the "dummies" version 6 and they all don't compare to this book. The Classrom in the Book tutorials are clear cut and accurate. Easy to read and it looks like these guys paid a lot of thought to how their audience will utilize the book. They really know how to hit the right spot of the readers curiosity. I don't know how others do it, but when I read, I always ask my self some questions; something like what if I do it this way ? etc. For almost every question I ask, the book has an answer Its like someone is right there with you, holding you by the hand. If a book does that to a reader, that's when you know that the writers took time to assemble the book and they understand their audience; something a lot of computer and software books don't do. This is just a masterpiece and I hope they come up with an advanced version.
Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Work Area.
Lesson 2: Using the File Browser.
Lesson 3: Basic Photo Corrections.
Lesson 4: Working with Selections.
Lesson 5: Layer Basics.
Lesson 6: Masks and Channels.
Lesson 7: Retouching and Repairing.
Lesson 8: Painting and Editing.
Lesson 9: Basic Pen Tool Techniques.
Lesson 10: Vector Masks, Paths, and Shapes.
Lesson 11: Advanced Layer Techniques.
Lesson 12: Creating Special Effects.
Lesson 13: Preparing Images for Two-Color Printing.
Lesson 14: Optimizing Web Images and Image Maps.
Lesson 15: Adding Interactive Slices and Rollovers.
Lesson 16: Creating Animated Images for the Web.
Lesson 17: Setting Up Your Monitor for Color Management.
Lesson 18: Producing and Printing Consistent Color.
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