Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: February 2004
Pages: 496

Photoshop is an essential, powerful, and sometimes a befuddling tool. Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One clears the fog, taking you from graphics newbie to Photoshop warrior, under the watchful, easygoing guidance of Photoshop master Deke McClelland. This full-color book, accompanied by nearly two hours of video tutorials on CD, is an up close and personal training experience. Deke's classroom approach takes you step by step through real-world projects that help you gain Photoshop proficiency. Along the way, you'll get a good dose of graphics theory, best practices, and tips for avoiding Photoshop disasters.

This one-of-a-kind approach fills a gap in the available literature and delivers a unique learning experience.

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4.0

Very good book, as long as you have not upgraded to CS2

By bjt

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I found his book (and CD) very good. His lesson planning was excellent. However, as I am using CS2 versus a later edition of CS software, was not able to use the shortcuts, etc., that he provided for the book.

Am also disappointed that his Photoshop CS2 will not be released until August.

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Very good book for a Photoshop novice like me

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The book is very well-written and easy to read. I can see the immediate impact on my pictures after reading each lesson. The author takes you straight to the important functionality (and skip the useless or less powerful features which glut the Photoshop interface). I've rarely felt so empowered just by reading a book. Kudos Deke !

One wish is that the book would give more than one example for each technique (may be as a separate exercice at the end of each chapter, to avoid disrupting the flow). Also I haven't found the videos to be that useful to watch. They seem to be more like a advertisement to entice you to buy additional video lessons.

But these are small minuses considering how much I've learned in a few hours of reading the book and doing the exercices.

Highly recommended !

Thierry

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Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One Review

By Guenter Schott

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Comments about oreilly Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One:

If you want to learn Photoshop from the ground up, this is a

publication of great value

Photoshop is an essential, powerful, and sometimes a bit overwhelming imaging manipulation tool. O'Reilly's Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One clears the fog, taking you from graphics newbie to Photoshop warrior, under the watchful, easygoing guidance of Photoshop master Deke McClelland. This full-color book, which is accompanied by nearly two hours of video tutorials on CD, is an up-close and personal training experience. Deke's classroom approach takes you step-by-step through real-world projects that help you gain Photoshop proficiency. Along the way, you'll get a good dose of graphics theory, best practices, and tips for avoiding Photoshop disasters.

This one-of-a-kind approach fills a gap in the available literature and delivers a unique learning experience.

After reading many of the easy-to-understand chapters and looking at the very well done CD, I felt that my personal skills had definitely been improved substantially. At the outset of each book-based lesson, it was very helpful to play the accompanying video lesson from the CD, which I would highly recommend to anyone trying to learn this program.

Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One

By Deke McClelland

February 2004

ISBN: 0-596-00618-7

500 pages

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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS one-on-one

Book Review By: Diana F. Arsenault

It doesn't seem fair to even refer to this book as a "book". It's much more than just a book!

Deke McClelland is known worldwide as a Photoshop Master.

The things he does with Photoshop are simply magical and he does them with

such style and grace! He makes things that I previously considered extremely

difficult as simple as saying "1 2 3". He is truly a MASTER!

This is actually a "one-on-one visual classroom" with two hours of video instruction on the accompanying CD. The minimum requirements for this classroom are:

1. Adope Photoshop CS Software.

2. 256MB of RAM.

3. 650MB of free hard disk space (350MB for Photoshop and 350MB for the One-on-One

project and video application files).

4. Color monitor with 16-bit color video card.

5. 1,024 by 768-pixel monitor resolution.

6. CD-ROM drive.

7. Apple's QuickTime Player Software version 5.0.2 or higher.

8. PLUS you must install all sample files, total training video training software, One-on-One

Photoshop preference settings, color settings and keyboard shortcuts – (optional but recommended).

One-on-One includes the following 12 Lessons:

1. File management and navigation. File Browser. Contact Sheet II and PDF Presentation.

2. Brightness and contrast. Levels, curves, histogram and shadow/highlight commands.

3. Color balance, variations, hue/saturation and camera raw.

4. Selection tools. Select menu. Paths Palette.

5. Crop and transform. Image size. Canvas size.

6. Painting and retouching. Paint brush and healing brush. Color replacement tools. History palettes.

7. Masking functions. Color range and extract commands. Channels palette.

8. Focus adjustments. Unsharp mask, Gaussian Blur, Median and High Pass filters.

9. Layer functions and palettes. Layer menu and blending options.

10. Text and shape layers. Character and paragraph palettes and warp text.

11. Layer styles and adjustment layers. Drop shadow, bevel, emboss and the styles palette.

12. Print functions. Color settings and picture package commands.

This One-on-One classroom is setup for you to read the lesson, watch the video and then perform the step-by-step exercises which teach you Photoshop's most powerful and essential functions.

In the words of the Master, Deke McClelland, "This book is here to take you on that journey of pain and reward. Sure, there may be occasional times when you'll wonder if Photoshop is Adobe's idea of the Nine Circles of Hell. But just as Dante emerged from the lowest circle by climbing down the very Devil himself, we'll conquer Photoshop by descending directly into it and coming out the other side. We will make peace with Photoshop through understanding, the understanding borne by knowledge, the knowledge wrought by experience. Take heart, kindred spirit; mastery will be yours".

It was a great pleasure to review this book and I feel honored to have spent this time with the MASTER!

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS one-on-one

Deke McClelland, Author

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