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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:36 am
Having newly acquired Photoshop CS2, I have been reading some books on the topic, but one instructional book as been an absolute standout, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book. It literally takes you step by step through a series of tutorials, and you learn by doing. There is also an Illustrator version of the book which I will be trying.
I know this is an old program, but I suspect that other members may also be learning Photoshop CS2 as well. This Classroom in a Book series also covers the newer versions of Photoshop, and I assume they would be great too.
Although there are many fantastic tutorials online, sometimes it makes sense to have a book open while you work on the screen (old-fashioned I know!)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:48 am
nicehotcupoftea wrote:Having newly acquired Photoshop CS2, I have been reading some books on the topic, but one instructional book as been an absolute standout, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book. It literally takes you step by step through a series of tutorials, and you learn by doing. There is also an Illustrator version of the book which I will be trying.
I know this is an old program, but I suspect that other members may also be learning Photoshop CS2 as well. This Classroom in a Book series also covers the newer versions of Photoshop, and I assume they would be great too.
Although there are many fantastic tutorials online, sometimes it makes sense to have a book open while you work on the screen (old-fashioned I know!)

Classroom in a Book is good, but quite a bit of tiny type to slog through. For shortcuts & tips, try here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... toshop+cs2
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:59 am
CMYK46 wrote:Classroom in a Book is good, but quite a bit of tiny type to slog through. For shortcuts & tips, try here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... toshop+cs2


Thanks Bob. I wish Amazon would set up shop in Australia so we didn't have to pay such high postage :sad:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:33 am
nicehotcupoftea wrote:
Thanks Bob. I wish Amazon would set up shop in Australia so we didn't have to pay such high postage :sad:


Try the Book Depositroy, No postage and they are quick too.
http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/

I have used them several times, and all my friends do too. They are a little more expensive than Amazon, but cheaper when you consider the outrages charges Amazon wants for postage.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:57 am
friiskiwi wrote:
Try the Book Depositroy, No postage and they are quick too.
http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/

I have used them several times, and all my friends do too. They are a little more expensive than Amazon, but cheaper when you consider the outrages charges Amazon wants for postage.


Thanks Vibeke, that looks great, I'll bookmark it. It really stings when the postage is more than the book. I'm a big fan of the public libraries, but ALWAYS nice to own some books too.

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