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May 27 2010 0321701763 978-0321701763 1
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop CS5 choose Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 14 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop CS5.

In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CS5 edition shows readers how to edit images with precise selection control, correct a wide range of lens-based errors, interactively transform their images with the new Puppet Warp tool, and easily remove or replace image elements with the new Content-Aware Fill mode. The book also covers new powerful painting effects to artistically enhance images and shows how to combine multiple exposures into a single HDR image.

For the first time, the companion DVD will feature, in addition to the lesson files, 2 hours of free video tutorials from Learn Adobe Photoshop CS5 by Video by Adobe Press and video2brain, a great added value!

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” –Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training.

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Place to start... Oct. 10 2010
By rappar TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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This book contains 14 chapters that guide you through PS5. The chapters are easy to follow and come with a CD of the sample images needed to complete the lessons. You can work your way through the book chapter by chapter or pick and choose a topic. I found doing the first 4-5 chapters gave me a good understanding of some basics and then I went on to do other chapters that had a higher interest for me. CS5 is a massive program so this book is not about to make you an expert. However, it does give you a start and shows you what can be done with the program. I have found it and the book by Scott Kelby on CS5 for Digital Photographers to be a sound investment as I try and become more familiar with Photoshop.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid and well-conceived Aug. 1 2011
Format:Paperback
I'm sure there are more exciting or well-written books on Photoshop...and I've bought or plan to buy some of them...but I've had the official Adobe "Classroom In A Book" series for every version as I've upgraded, and they're unfailingly solid tutorials. This book, like the others, covers all the basics and points you in the direction of supplemental online material. It's a good starting point for tackling version changes and learning new tools.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great way to self study Photoshop Jan. 27 2012
Format:Paperback
Not a very expensive way to star learning this software. I have always trusted Adobe books to learn to use their programs
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5.0 out of 5 stars Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book Nov. 7 2011
By Bruceeb
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Excellent purchase. Arrived in very good condition. A couple pages were not trimmed properly, but no big deal. I use it as a reference regularly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Some great information gems, and some not so great exercises Aug. 14 2010
By Tenna Merchent - Published on Amazon.com
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There are things I really liked about this book and things I really didn't like.

The primary thing I didn't like was the approach they took to the exercises. For instance in the section on adjusting color in Camera Raw, they tell you specifically (by number) where to move the temperature, tint, exposure, blacks, contrast, clarity, vibrance, and saturation sliders, but there is no discussion as to why these amounts for this image work. This problem goes on throughout the book. I'd say that's a pretty huge weakness.

On page 118 there is a pull out box with the headline "About layer-comps" that has 3 paragraphs talking about how great layer comps are. (It's a way to look at different versions of complicated multi-layer PS file.) But it doesn't tell you how to create one, or even mention that there is a complete discussion of the subject that begins on page 242.

But the things I did like make this book worth purchasing. At the end of each section are review questions and answers. The answers are wonderful, brief and to the point. And there are other golden nuggets of information sprinkled throughout the chapters and book. For instance in the section on Working with channels it says, "To avoid confusing channels and layers, think of channels as containing an image's color and selection information; think of layers as containing painting and effects." While I knew that intuitively from working with them so much, I could never have explained it so simply.

The section on creating paths using the pen tool that starts on page 202 is the best description I have read. I've used the pen tool a lot, and I've been putting too many points in because I didn't really understand it. I dog-eared this section so I can find it quickly. I ended up adding 9 such dog-ears throughout the book.

The section on the mixer brush was also very well done, and another area I was not up to speed on. I had been going over to Corel Painter for most of my painting issues, and it looks as though that may not be necessary.

So while this book has examples that I didn't find useful, it is worth reading every word because you never know when there will be some wonderful explanation that you hadn't heard. I mean it was written by the people who created Photoshop '
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2.0 out of 5 stars Adobe should be ashamed to put their name on this book Aug. 27 2010
By Desert Rat - Published on Amazon.com
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I am an advanced photographer and have used Photoshop for years. This is the third edition of Classroom in a book for me and I was disappointed. The authors used several of the same old photos. Worse from my viewpoint is that several of the lessons were quite complex with no explanation of the reason for each of the steps. It is like a cookbook which is only useful for making the included recipes but not for learning how to cook. I think the Scott Kelby books are much more useful (and fun). Even the Martin Evening books which I don't like because the print is too small for my tired old eyes and can be rather dry are better than this effort.

Maybe a designer would find the book more useful but in my opinion Photographers should avoid it.
37 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Students seeking an at-home course will find this a winner! Aug. 14 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book comes with a fine DVD-ROM for Windows and Mac OS filled with 2 hours of tutorials, and provides the easiest way to learn Photoshop CS5. The 'classroom' format centers around 14 lessons covering the basics of learning Photoshop and provides tips to become more productive with the program. It can be viewed in a progressive learning environment or referred to as a reference by skipping around: either way, students seeking an at-home course will find this a winner!
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Digital Files - Calm Down Everybody! Jan. 25 2011
By Christopher J. Benz - Published on Amazon.com
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The content of this book is excellent and it's a superb introduction to Photoshop CS5. It employs a 'learn by do' method mostly, which is staple across the CIAB series. The idea is to whet the appetite to learn more by actually applying the program in practical examples rather than explaining the every function and feature of Photoshop (after all, that's what the manual that ships with the program is for right?).

So anyway, on to the eBook lesson file issue that is causing such controversy on Amazon. This solution holds at least for all Classroom in a Book editions of CS5 programs.

Buy the eBook. Then, on your chosen reader, scroll to the END of the eBook and scroll back page by page. Very close to the end you will find a section in caps titled WHERE ARE THE LESSON FILES?

Very clear instructions follow about how to go to the publishers website (PeachPit) and download the full files associated with that particular text.

Granted, it would've been smarter to list these instructions at the beginning of the book rather than the end, but the good thing is they are there and fully included with each Classroom in a Book eBook for CS5.

Enjoy.

EDIT 26-1-11: My guess is that given that the files are not to be given away freely until purchase, they are placed at the back of the eBook so that they are not included with the sample first pages that are given away freely as incentive to buy.
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training Aug. 30 2010
By Barbara Binder - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Speaking as an Adobe Certified Photoshop Instructor, I think the Photoshop CS5 book is terrific. If you don't understand workspaces, selections and layers, you will not get very far in Photoshop. This book does an excellent job of teaching the basics, and then allows you to continue on to learn masking, working with type, compositing and more. Sure, there are some areas that could use a little more explanation, but that's why we choose to use them in our online Photoshop classes. When you combine this book (or any of the Classroom in a Book titles) with an experienced instructor, there are simply no better materials out there. I've been using the series since I started teaching Photoshop version 3, and my students have always loved the exercises and given very high ratings to the books. So far, Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book has been very well received by our students at Rocky Mountain Training.
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