The Photoshop 6 WOW! Book Paperback – Jul 12 2001
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Whether you're a Photoshop pro or a demanding amateur, The Photoshop 6 Wow! Book contains the widest selection of useful projects, tips, tutorials, techniques and examples of professionally produced work you're likely to find in one place.
What's remarkable about this book is that every page contains something worth knowing. While other Photoshop books have their strengths, be it web production, photographic retouching and repro-techniques or illustration, The Photoshop 6 Wow! Book provides in-depth knowledge on just about every aspect of Photoshop 6.
Tutorials covering techniques you might already be familiar with often provide better ways of doing things or additional related information. Where they cover new ground the results are so stunning you'll want to try them out and add them to your repertoire.
As well as the staples--framing with masks, fixing problem photos, quick masking and blending, filters and so on--you'll find gems such as focusing attention with colour, blurring backgrounds while retaining grain, hand tinting black and white photos, applying images to textured surfaces and painting with the art-history brush.
The book focuses strongly on new Photoshop 6 features such as layer styles, vector shapes and fill layers as well as improved text handling. This makes it ideal for getting up to speed on the new features and interface enhancements in Photoshop 6, but anyone using older versions would do better with The Photoshop 5/5.5 Wow! Book or The Photoshop 4 Wow! Book by the same authors.
Screen shots, before and after examples and galleries of professionally produced work in full colour throughout make this an easy book to dip into as well as a good basis for a structured course. --Ken McMahon
From the Back Cover
Real World Photoshop 6 explains in clear language the essential concepts and techniques for producing professional quality images quickly and efficiently, covering in depth the key Photoshop tools--not just how to use them, but also why and when. Richly illustrated in full-color throughout, this book is entirely updated to cover the new features of Photoshop 6, and is destined to become a well-thumbed reference for graphic designers, illustrators, and production professionals.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
I had the opportunity to see Jack at the Photoshop Wow! Seminar for the 5.5 book. His methods of teaching are concise, intelligent, extremely well-thought-out, and easy-to-follow and understand. His pacing was so perfect, no one really lost him at all, even the beginners in the room, yet he intrigued and fascinated the experts. I learned more in a day than I had in my 4 years as a Web Designer.
The Photoshop 6 Wow! Book is a "must have" for anyone who uses Photoshop. Period. Even if you own the 5.5 Wow! Book, you still need this book. Some authors tend to "sell-out" from version update to version update, in an effort to milk the sales of a book, by offering a mildly reworded volume of useless pap. No such practice from Jack! He has extensively expanded upon an already legendary tome. I merely bought the book because I am a fan and wanted to "support the team" regardless of book content. When the book came, I realzied I got more than my money's worth, once again. The layer styles on the CD are alone worth twice the price. The chapter on "painting" will have you buying a Wacom tablet the following day [I did]. He does things that no one ever knew Photoshop could do. The gasps of astonishment in his classes are proof. And no wasted pages. Jack dives right in! Page ONE  actually has a useful tip on it! - making star shapes with the Polygon tool. And it's blast into orbit from there on out!
I agree wholeheartedly with the awards - "Most useful Photoshop book" ever - hands down. A vast amount of work went into this book to offer the most brilliant Photoshop book in the world. Maika'i Hana, Jack!
Designed to help you get the most out of Photoshop and Imageready, this book covers the gamut from what's new in version 6, to fancy special effects, filter use, handy shortcuts, scans and color corrections, and Web graphics optimization and animation. The photo retouching chapter alone is worth the price of admission.
One of my favorites is chapter 8, where you learn how to make special effects for type and graphics. Learn how Apple got that cool clear plastic look, how to do neon, glass, and custom chrome.
The companion CD-ROM comes chock full of matching tutorial files, 300 preset layer styles, 50 automated rollover styles, improved actions, gobs of ready to use artwork, and more.
Unlike the earlier "blow-them-away-you-already-know-Photoshop" editions, this one shows you how to work more effectively with Photoshop, *and* blow them away with your graphics expertise. The book is a wonderful way to improve your Photoshop skills, and an inspiration with its example artwork from top designers.
This book has some of the best project tutorials I've ever seen. They are fun, amazing and all can be applied to projects and issues facing today's designers.Besides instruction, the WOW includes wonderful screen captures and special sections with beautiful color plates of other digital artists work, including a synopsis of their methods. The authors also generously include many extra pre-set goodies on the CD rom along with before and after images for the projects. Thankfully, the "after" files are with the layers in tact, so you can peek at specific settings when you need to in order to match settings, which do vary from the text specifics at times. The beginning of the book has in depth definitions and "how to's" of Photoshops commands, functions, tools, palettes etc. The rest of the book is divided into 9 category specific tutorial sections. There are many tutorials which cover different ways to approach desired outcomes. The authors also do some of the work for you, so it is most benificial to read through several paragraphs before attempting "hands on" and to be observant of the "before image" layers, channel, and paths palettes. The authors include Alpha Channels storing the selections for most of the projects that require selections; this saves much time for the Photoshop student so they can get into the heart of the project without having to spend time making selections. I especially like this book for its in depth coverage of the new features & tools of Photoshop 6. The amazing things you can do with Shape Layers and it's interchange with Adobe Illustrator is my most favorite new feature. That alone will make you shout "WOW!" I teach Advanced Photoshop for Designers at Nashville State Tech and this was my choice "hands down & thumbs up" for the class textbook!
Most recent customer reviews
There are many examples within this book that are just amazing, and this book will introduce you to ways to recreate such beautiful effects. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2003 by TheRealDarknerd
This is a virtual candy store for a Photoshop enthusiast, and one of my two favorite Photoshop books. The effects are fun and occassionally challenging. Read morePublished on May 11 2003 by Michael McKee
Just goes to show that just because these bozos can use Photoshop it doesn't mean they can explain what they are doing. Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2003
Ever read those "how to" books and get bored? This isn't one of them. A photoshop book should be in COLOR and this one is. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2003
I bought this book based on the reviews I read and I have to admit its not what I expected. Isn't there a book out there for non-commercial photographers? Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2003
I love the photoshop WOW book!! It is one of the most colorful and insiteful photoshop books that I have read. Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2002 by Northern Profile
I started with digital photography about 8 months ago, so I'm a completely beginner, and I can tell you that this is a very easy to understand book. Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2002 by Cliente de Amazon
As a beginner at Photoshop this is not the book to get. Sure there is tons of imformation but it the biggest unexplained jumbled mess that I have come across in a reference book. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2002 by Stella
Although the wow books are nicely put together, i find a lot of the material very web and special effects orientated, theres a lot of how to make dodgy web buttons and create... Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2002 by simon gurney
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