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Photoshop 5 For Macs For Dummies

Macintosh remains the computer of choice for high-end graphic designers, and Photoshop is still the preferred software program to produce all those professional-quality images. Now, you can create your own quality artwork for fun or profit with the latest version of Photoshop and a copy of Photoshop 5 For Macs For Dummies, written by graphics arts guru Deke McClelland. Photoshop 5 adds more power and more features to its impressive arsenal of image-editing tools than ever before. Explore the new History palette, magnetic tools, editable text, and layer effects; clean up bad scans and poor-quality pictures; create collages or use the Photoshop program's special painting tricks; and control the resolution and dimensions of an image with ease and sophisticated know-how, thanks to the tips and techniques written in plain English that you'll find on page after page of Photoshop 5 For Macs For Dummies.

Paperback: 358 pages

Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (July 13, 1998)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 076450391X

ISBN-13: 978-0764503917

Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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This is really an encouraging book for those of us who took one look at Photoshop 5 or 5.5 and threw up our hands in despair. It begins at the very, rankist beginning (where I was!) and progresses simply, logically and humorously. There are ample and helpful illustrations. The book is very simple for newbees, who don't know anything about Photoshop. Its explanations are worded in plain English and any tech-talk is interpreted into English. In my copy, there is an addendum for the 5.5 upgrade. This book, and only this book, got me started and has kept me going in Photoshop, finally, and I love it and use it almost daily. It is really worth a lot more than its measly price.

I guess you can't really expect any more from a "for dummies" book than the basics, but I was hoping that it would have a little more than just the basics. I do like the photoshop program for either the MAC or the PC, but the MAC one seems to be a little faster and a bit cleaner. I would recomend this book to anyone who actually never really used photoshop or know little about it. But if you have taken a class in photoshop it is pretty much a waste of time and money.

Haven't found time to read more than the first few pages yet - but it looks ok.

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