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Among my friends, I am the Photoshop go-to person. I’ve been using the program for a very long time and feel extremely fortunate that I can generally get design work done using the program without thinking about what tools I need to use to get that work done. Even so, learning the program was a long time in the making, and the learning never ends.
Many people email me asking for Photoshop book recommendations, and there are several I like. However, Deke’s one-on-one series is particularly good, especially for those needing a good foundation on which to quickly build on. It’s why I’m happy to share that his one-on-one series has a new title: Adobe Photoshop CS5 one-on-one published by Deke Press/O’Reilly. If you haven’t read an earlier Photoshop book in this series, this is an excellent one to start with. Not for the faint of heart, this is a heavy book, both in physical weight and depth of information. It is full color printed on 460 glossy pages. It is not inexpensive, retailing at $49.99 – and that’s without a DVD ($32 on Amazon, click the link above). But if you’ve been toying with the idea of taking a Photoshop class, or if you upgraded to CS5 are feeling a bit overwhelmed, this book is worth every penny and then some. If you take the time to sit down and go through it chapter by chapter, set up as lesson by lesson, you can learn a great deal from an incredibly knowledgeable teacher (plus you can develop your biceps with it). With the book, you also have online access to images and videos to accompany each chapter.
I love when people buy my book and tell me how much it has helped them. But if you have that book (hint, hint) and want to go beyond the basics of Photoshop, consider this book. And if you’re about to write me asking for a Photoshop book recommendation, here it is.
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