Easy Adobe Photoshop 6

If you're a total newcomer to graphics software yet find yourself having to get to grips with this complex and challenging "king of image editors" (as the book describes Photoshop 6), you'll probably find this book helpful. If you've used Photoshop - or other image software - before, you might find it useful as a quick reference for a particular process.

There is certainly no danger of getting lost in complex text instructions or bogged down in theory. This is because there is no theory. If you want to know which series of clicks, double-clicks and mouse drags will, for example, apply dodge or burn in four easy steps, then check out 'Task 10: Intensifying or Toning down an Area'; heaven help you if you have no idea what dodge or burn is. There is only the lightest reference to the various reasons for doing things, and no discussion at all of how Photoshop 6 differs from previous versions, nor of its unique features. You'll learn how to do things by rote without necessarily understanding why.

The book is broken into 12 major sections, beginning with getting started and working through using files, selections, colours, painting, editing, layers, type, special and artistic effects, and finishing off with Web images. Each section contains Tasks - some 190 in all - detailing the clicks, double-clicks and drags required to accomplish something, all illustrated with a mouse, a hand and some shots of toolbars, dialogue boxes, commands and images. Keyboard commands are given for both Mac and PC, and each task has a brief introduction, the illustrated instructions, and a tip or two.

If you're a total newcomer to graphics software yet find yourself having to get to grips with this complex and challenging "king of image editors" (as the book describes Photoshop 6), you'll probably find this book helpful. If you've used Photoshop - or other image software - before, you might find it useful as a quick reference for a particular process.

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