Photoshop CS Books for OSX
April 27, 2004 11:38 AM   Subscribe

Photoshop CS (OSX) books for almost-beginners: I'm hearing good things on "Photoshop CS Bible" by Deke McClelland.
Photoshop CS (OSX, too) for professional photographers: I'm hearing good things on "Adobe Photoshop CS for Photographers: Professional Image Editor's Guide to the Creative Use of Photoshop" by Martin Evening.
Any other suggestions? thanks
posted by matteo to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I like Real World Adobe Photoshop -- it wastes no time on "How to make your text look like it was carved out of solid gold!" and cuts right to the real, no bullshit tasks of cleaning, cropping & improving photos.

I believe I read it back when I got Photoshop 3... it was the first computer book I ever read where I felt like I was actually learning something about color & skill rather than following a meaningless tutorial or rehashing the Help file.

Dunno how newer versions have held up, but I think it's worth a look.
posted by bcwinters at 12:04 PM on April 27, 2004

A great book for understanding the fundamentals of Photoshop is Ben Willmore's Studio Techniques.
posted by btwillig at 12:35 PM on April 27, 2004

I can vouch for Studio Techniques.
posted by Gyan at 1:02 PM on April 27, 2004

I can vouch for anything by Deke McClelland - he's a serious power user who manages to write in an engaging, pleasant and easy-to-follow manner.

I can also vouch for the "Real World xxxxx" series. They help with the "how" because they show you the "why," without making the "why" intrusive or confusing.
posted by jalexei at 2:56 PM on April 27, 2004

Photoshop for Digital Photographers.
posted by joeclark at 12:51 PM on April 28, 2004

Response by poster: thanks everybody
posted by matteo at 12:55 PM on April 28, 2004

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