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Old Jan 31, 2011, 3:02 AM   #1
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What is a good book on how to use PhotoShop CS5? Been veiwing Youtube videos all day and though they are helpful, I need a book to help guide me through editing step by step.
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I'm not sure about a book specific for CS5, but we used a book called Landscape and Nature Photography with Photoshop CS2 by Rob Sheppard. It looks like he has not updated it, but it is good for the basics.
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Old Feb 3, 2011, 10:38 AM   #3
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there is a few ebooks for cs5 available ... is there anything in paticular your looking for?
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there is a few ebooks for cs5 available ... is there anything in paticular your looking for?
Need one for slow learning beginners first then a more advanced book. Just shot a wedding and would like to change some backgrounds, remove other backgrounds and merge two pictures into one for starters.
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With the price of books, I usually check them out of the library to see if it is worth buying. If so, then I will buy it for longer term reference.

While you went through the You Tube stuff, more professional, better organized and presented is lynda.com on a monthly subscription. Another one is Total Training, and neither of them have a long term commitment.
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May look into the online classes too.
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What is a good book on how to use PhotoShop CS5? Been veiwing Youtube videos all day and though they are helpful, I need a book to help guide me through editing step by step.
Hi,

I recently bought Scott Kelby's book on how to get the most out of CS5.
Got it on Amazon.com

Over the years, I've purchased a number of his books and, personally, find his writing style entertaining. Some people knock him because they think he doesn't go far enough into every possible detail. I rather like it because he presents a real life problem, tells you how to solve it and then moves on to the next topic.

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Zig, thanks, I didn't know Scott Kelby had any PhotoShop books out. We do have three of his books on general photography on my wife's Nook e-reader. His is very easy to follow, that is when I can get the nook from my wife.
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Hi,don't no if the offer is still available but there was a free 7 day membership at http://www.lynda.com/home/ViewCourses.aspx?lpk0=152 it is worth a look, always felt video tuts are easier to follow than a book.
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i saw a photoshop for dummies book.........if you search diligently enough you can download it for free...............
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