- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: Adobe Press; 1 edition (Sept. 12 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 032120042X
- ISBN-13: 978-0321200426
- Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 1.2 x 24.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 454 g
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,152,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Photoshop Show Starring Russell Brown Paperback – Sep 12 2003
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About the Author
Adobe creative director and big kahuna Russell Brown was a key contributor to the launch and development of Photoshop 1.0 and has continued to evangelize the software at seminars and events around the world ever since. In his role as Photoshop's chief entertainer/instructor/evangelist, Russell has made appearances on NBC's Today Show and has been the featured speaker at numerous events including Macworld, Seybold, AIGA Design, and more.
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Russell Brown book is not ready for prime time. As a big fan of Mr. Brown's work with Adobe, his tutorials from his websites [...] and a member of the Photoshop Hall Of Fame. I expected more from a book with Mr. Brown all duded up in a tux. The first chapter Pinfeathers contained some useful information about working with channels, but hardly Broadway material.
Chapter 2 seeing in Black and White was a bore. Chapter 4 Digital Shaving shows you how to use the dust and scratches filter to remove five o'clock shadow, interesting but the
usefulness escapes me .The part I liked the most in this book wasn't even Russell work, A guess artist John McConnell saves the book from being a total lost with the tutorial in chapter 8. Morph the face was the kind of Photoshop magic I expected to see Russell weave. It show creative ways to use the liquefy filter, Exaggerating facial features, using the levels adjustment for creative coloring and altering the skin color.
All in all the Photoshop Show had a short run.
That being said, first of all I enjoyed the Photoshop Show, and did notice some interesting approaches to solving some visual issues like the play when converting from colour to black and white. Also interesting was the use of channels as an extra sketch board for creating selections. With Russel's unique position with Adobe and years of experience training students, I may be wrong but I expected a whole lot more with respect to the underpinnings of this application. At the end though I felt as if I had just read a Walt Disney book for kids, you know the 8-12 page kind that makes money for Disney but leaves the children wishing for more. And I'm sorry the practice files were only able to open in PS 6. Your next attempt Russel should the Show go on, it must have more depth. ps: Your inclusion of videos works!
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