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on July 5, 2007
The learning method is great. You load the CD-ROM work files onto your Hard Drive and follow the instructions step by step without having to minimize and move a Help window around, as you would be if you were trying to learn as such with the in-program Help files. But as you progress through the lessons you realize how much you're just being handed pre-set-up layers and other work and pushed like a S.P.E.D. kid through the book.

Just be fore-warned that this isn't a tell-all, read-once book and in its defense it tells you that in the introduction, which you clearly read after you've bought it. Also be fore-warned that if you are considering ordering this book with a copy of Photoshop, together in the mail, eageerly awaiting their arrival, you are going to be suprised to learn that for registering your product with Adobe, the software, Adobe is going to give you a bonus gift. As of this writing a 40% off cover price of this very book is one of those gift options. A month free subscripton to, a video tutorial site Adobe worked with excluisely , is also offered as a gift option, as well as a 24hr pass to on the CD-ROM with this book. (Thought you'd like to know if you were planning on pre-ordering that too.)
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on February 20, 2009
This serie (including this book) has one thing good: it teaches you the software through real examples that you may cross yourself.

But that's where it ends. This is a good start, but be prepared to dig further yourself, for it's often say "see the Photoshop help for more info on..."

Once you have read it, you may never come to it again (unless, like me, you use it to teach Photoshop...), for it's a really poor reference book and it often tells you to do something, without really telling you why you do it, or what are the other options...

For a book that tells you all and that can be a better reference, I would recommand more a book like Photoshop CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide or a bigger brick: Photoshop CS3 Bible.
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on December 15, 2011
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Classroom in a Book book arrived on time. The book in acceptable shape. It looks obviously well read but it is still in good shape.
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