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Photoshop CS Killer Tips [Paperback]

Scott Kelby , Felix Nelson
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Feb. 27 2004 Killer Tips

OK, why a book of nothing but tips? Because that's where all the really slick, really useful, and really fun stuff is. It's true! If we're looking through a book and we see the word "Tip" we're all immediately drawn to it, because we know we're about to learn something great. Maybe it's an undocumented keyboard shortcut, a hidden inside secret, or just a faster, better way to do something we do every day. The only problem with the tips in these books is, there's never enough of 'em. That is, until now.

That's because this book is packed cover-to-cover, wall-to-wall with nothing but those cool Photoshop CS sidebar tips. Every tip is designed to make you work faster, smarter, and have more fun using Photoshop CS. There's no detailed descriptions of CYMK separation set-ups, or long boring discussions on color management theory--it's just tips--short, sweet, and to the point.

But we've done the "tip" idea one better, because every tip has a full-color graphic to make the tips even more accessible, even more fun, and even easier to use. Most importantly, to get in this book they've got to be "Killer Tips" The kind of tip that makes you smile, nod, and then call all your friends and "tune them up" with your new status as Photoshop guru.

If you've wondered how the pros get twice the work done in half the time, it's because they know all the tips, all the tricks, and now with this book--so will you.


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From the Back Cover

OK, why a book of nothing but tips? Because that's where all the really slick, really useful, and really fun stuff is. It's true! If we're looking through a book and we see the word "Tip" we're all immediately drawn to it, because we know we're about to learn something great. Maybe it's an undocumented keyboard shortcut, a hidden inside secret, or just a faster, better way to do something we do every day. The only problem with the tips in these books is, there's never enough of 'em. That is, until now.

That's because this book is packed cover-to-cover, wall-to-wall with nothing but those cool Photoshop CS sidebar tips. Every tip is designed to make you work faster, smarter, and have more fun using Photoshop CS. There's no detailed descriptions of CYMK separation set-ups, or long boring discussions on color management theory--it's just tips--short, sweet, and to the point.

But we've done the "tip" idea one better, because every tip has a full-color graphic to make the tips even more accessible, even more fun, and even easier to use. Most importantly, to get in this book they've got to be "Killer Tips" The kind of tip that makes you smile, nod, and then call all your friends and "tune them up" with your new status as Photoshop guru.

If you've wondered how the pros get twice the work done in half the time, it's because they know all the tips, all the tricks, and now with this book--so will you.

About the Author

Scott Kelby is president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals(NAPP)and is editor-in-chief of both Photoshop User magazine and Mac Design magazine. Scott serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair for the Photoshop World expos. Scott is the author of the bestselling Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks books, The Photoshop Book for Digital for Digital Photographers, The Mac OS X Conversion Kit, and other titles.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Paid for itself in a weekend! March 22 2004
By LLGran
Format:Paperback
Picked it up this weekend, and although I've been on CS since the release, have saved myself enough time, to have more then paid for the book! I can't wait to get through more of it. Found many tips that just help me work faster. Worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Right tool for the right job March 12 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I love it when people buy a book that's clearly labeled as "nothing but tips", then go online and express shock and dismay that the book is, ehhh, nothing but short tips, and not what they expected.
(Sorry for the misanthropic outburst. I'll lighten up from now on, promise.)
I use Photoshop about every day and my books are divided into 2 categories, the ones I dip into all the time while I'm working and the tutorials I rarely get the time to explore. Scott kelby writes both kinds of books, but I've liked Killer Tips best and used them since the PS 6 version because they teach reams of useful aspects of using PS. Some of the tips I already know or don't apply to how I use PS, but for the most part I get better at PS using these books than I do any other. It's like, 20-some bucks and you get over 300 tips, so it's less than a dollar a tip. I spend more on toner every month, and the advanced tips chapter alone is worth the price.
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By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I am a big fan of Scott Kelby's Photoshop books; however, this book is next to useless. It's full of short "tips" that really doesn't amount to anything. He does not go into details, like his other book "Dirty Tricks" (highly recommended). I would pass on this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Actually lots of great tips March 9 2004
Format:Paperback
I'm a long time Photodshop user and I did find lots of very useful tips. Many were brand new but there were also lots of "reminders" - tips I probably used at one point, but forgot over time. Things like changing multiple type layers at once, straightening an image quickly with the measure tool, copying layer masks, the file browser tips and trouble-shooting tips were all very useful.
I think there's practical tips in this book for every level of user.
I look forward to more Killer tips books like this!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected! Feb. 23 2004
By TWhite
Format:Paperback
I am no photoshop pro but I must say I only found about 2 "tips" useful in this book out of a 200+ pages. The rest were common sense like "typing in a circle".. Most of this information is supplied with the manual. Another "tip" listed is changing the color of text & how to change the text font...
I was really looking forward to learning something useful =/
So if you have no idea about what your doing this this book is for you! It would make a great reference guide. But if you know the basics like how to merge visible layers I would recommend you read something else.
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