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Photoshop 5 Exam Cram: Adobe Certified Expert Paperback – Jan 1999

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Lots of errors, but useful for learning "trick" questions May 21 1999
By Paul Rosenberg - Published on
Format: Paperback
WARNING! This book contains MANY errors about how Photoshop works. If you're looking for a good learning resource for Adobe Photoshop 5, this is a poor choice. To learn most effectively about the program you would be far better off with Peachpit Press' "Real World Photoshop" or their "Photoshop 5 for Windows and Macintosh - Visual Quickstart Guide," or Adobe Press' "Photoshop 5 Classroom In A Book."
What this book IS good for is learning about the process of taking Adobe's proficiency exam, and what kind of trick questions to look out for. It can help you to stay alert and focused on each question. For learning what you need to know to pass the exam, though, look elsewhere (and nothing beats hands-on experience).
Paul Rosenberg Adobe Certified Expert Adobe Photoshop 5
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
It's a cram guide, not a Photoshop guide June 25 1999
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Format: Paperback
If you are studying for the Photoshop ACE exam you might as well get the official study guide from Adobe - which also gives you a discount on the exam itself - and skip this one. I saw it after taking and passing the test and it is just too full of errors. Also, it really is a "cram guide" geared specifically to passing the test, so it's not at all useful for actually learning Photoshop. For that there are many other books which are way better, such as the Classroom in a Book. Actually as most of us who have been using Photoshop to make a living know, the best way to really learn this behemouth of a program is to use it (under pressure, for hours,) daily :)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book is a good study guide but poor research material April 30 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is a valuable guide for studying. The errors were so numerous I found myself researching every nook and cranny within Photoshop 5 for the correct answers or procedures. As a study resource (it's intention I believe) this book is atrocious. People are buying this book with the intention of learning the intricacies of Photoshop and passing the $150 Photoshop ACE exam. For those who want to study more accurate material I have made some corrections to the "Practice Questions" given at the end of each chapter.
Chapter 2
Question 2 Book answer - c Correct answer - a The measuring tool works on all 16 bit images
Chapter 4
Question 15 Book answer - c Correct answer - b Photoshop 5 comes with a monitor calibration utility called "Adobe Gamma"
Chapter 5
Question 5 Book answer - b, c Correct answer - a, b, c Scanning images 1:1 is acceptable for line art. The question dose not state halftones
Chapter 6
Question 6 Book answer - b Correct answer - b, c If you want to change the brightness value of a particular pixel level you can also use the replace color command with the fuzziness set to zero
Chapter 7
Question 5 Book answer - b, c, d Correct answer - c Pressing the shift key or space bar dose not move a selection marquee
Chapter 8
Question 15 Book answer - c Correct answer - a or c Shift+Cmd skews and scales a bounding border
Chapter 13 Sample Test
Question 25 Book answer - a Correct answer - a,e You can not apply any of photoshop's filters to an indexed color mode either
Question 39 Book answer - b Correct answer - c Pressing Q toggles between quick mask and standard mode, pressing F toggles between the screen modes
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Great door-stop book! Aug. 18 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
As review books go, this one needs to be worked on some more. It isn't very helpful when there are so many inaccuracies. I finally gave up and found this book makes a better-than-average doorstop. At least it's good for something!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good information with few errors. Feb. 7 1999
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Format: Paperback
I bought Photoshop 5.0 Exam Cram to study for the ACE Exam. I found that the book contains a wealth of information that is essential to passing the ACE exam. This book is intended to help the reader focus on information pertinent to the test. The book does this well. However, I was dismayed a bit to find the few errors that I did. It is my professional opinion that a certification guide should be without error. Overall, I would still recommend this book to anyone interested in passing the ACE Exam