Photoshop Book Recommendations:
I am ashamed
to admit, I've gone way overboard with Photoshop books. I
am a Photoshop book goddess! But, oh well, I have a serious book
habit anyway. I feel books are the most important thing you
can get to help you learn Photoshop. Sure, the manual that comes
with the program is great, but you can never have too many books!!
book everyone recommends first is Adobe's own "Classroom in a Book".
Adobe's Photoshop books seem to be especially good, and highly esteemed
among Photoshop students. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions,
and you will discover that you are learning a lot about Photoshop in
the process! This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to
"certify" for the Adobe ACE program. Photoshop
7 Classroom in a book | Photoshop
6 Classroom in a Book | Photoshop
5.5 Classroom in a Book | Photoshop
5 Classroom in a Book
so I haven't officially bought this book yet. But I have great faith
in author Deke McClelland's work (every other Photoshop book he's written
has been great). Also, look at the reader comments on Amazon.com! Looks
like it's a winner, and in a big way.
is a visually stunning book, has lots of good information, and is easy
to read. Jack Davis and Linnea Dayton have done an equally good job
with the Photoshop 6 version of this book as they have with previous
versions of this excellent Photoshop book. Wonderful bundled
CS Down and Dirty Tricks
Kelby's Photo Retouching book is also great. I admit, some of the stuff
covered was not new to me. But I still found many new features in Photoshop
(and some great new ideas) thanks to this book. If you are a Photoshop
"newbie" who is a bit intimidated by Photoshop, both of Scott's
books will help you get your feet wet. And have lots of fun, too!
I admit, this is a huge book (with two bundled CDs) and I haven't even scratched the surface of it yet. But so far, I am impressed. It's just good reading - I have read a few chapters and learned a lot of important new information about Photoshop. Author David Xenakis does a great job, I think. It is a HUGE book, and has a price tag to match. Try to get it at a discount, if you can. (There appears to be no Photoshop 7 version of this book.)
Edition Using Photoshop 7
This is a very nice book. I admit, when I first got it, it seemed rather remedial. It shows a lot of "step-by-step" Photoshop tricks for web graphics. I recently cracked open this book again, and found some quick answers to some questions I had relating to web graphics. I consider this an excellent "supplemental" Photoshop book, especially if you are not too familiar with Photoshop's web capabilities. Bundled CD.
and Learn Photoshop 6 by Deke McClelland
Photoshop Elements 2 (the latest and greatest version):
Elements 2 for Dummies—How can you go wrong with one of
the fun "For Dummies" books? (Especially if it's written
by Photoshop great Deke McClelland?) I know, the title has "Dummies"
in it, but I've always found these books to be helpful and accessable.
Elements 2: The Complete Reference—This book is huge.
Over 700 pages! And it's written by Ken Milburn, an author who has
written other Photoshop books that I have liked.
Photoshop Elements 1 (the original version—may be bundled with some digital tablets or scanners):
Photoshop Elements 1: A Visual Introduction to Digital Imaging—Great
for introducing the newbie to Elements.
of the latest Photoshop books available at Amazon.com: