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Old Sep 9, 2007, 7:59 PM   #1
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Been fooling around with Photoshop CS2 and CS3 for months now and finally want to get beyond "auto levels" and random sharpening.. :G

Can anyone recommend two books, the first a basic intro', ie "this is what the buttons do" , and then say an intermediate book delving into the more advanced stuff for photos, ie layers, masking etc

Had a quick look over at Amazon and there are hundreds.

Any suggestions ?
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Old Sep 9, 2007, 9:56 PM   #2
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I suggest you go to a bittorrent site such as PirateBay.com and download a photoshop ebook. Photoshop for Dummies is a good one also Adobe Classroom in a Book for Photosop CS2. There are many available. If you find one you like then you can decide if its worth the purchase price. Its handier having the actual book than trying to read it off your computer screen.
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Old Sep 10, 2007, 3:09 PM   #3
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www.pixel2life.com

go to 2d section then photoshop tutorials, then photo editing, and follow a few tutorials

thats the best way to learn i find

i been using photoshop for 10 years and still dont know it all, but pretty close LOL

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Old Sep 10, 2007, 3:56 PM   #4
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The Scott Kelby books like " The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers " [/b]are usually quite good
http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Digi...647&sr=1-1

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Old Sep 10, 2007, 4:01 PM   #5
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If you want on-line courses the material at Lynda.com is good.

Here are the courses for PS CS3
http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/m...;btnProduct=Go

To get full access you need to get a subscription to their library.
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Old Sep 10, 2007, 5:11 PM   #6
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And paying good money for a bad book is stupid. So as I said download the book and if its the one for you then buy it since it is easier to read the book than to read it off your computer.
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Old Sep 11, 2007, 9:29 AM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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