|Creating Great Web Graphics, Revised Edition by Laurie McCanna. Yes, this is my book. Here's what you need to know: the book is written for beginners, and the step-by-step instructions will teach you how to use Photoshop 4 or Corel PhotoPaint 7 and create great web graphics. You'll learn how to make icons, seamless background tiles, transparent gifs, and type with a drop shadow, among many, many other things. If you missed them on the way into http://www.mccannas.com, you can still read more about the book. This book was written for Windows and Mac users.|
|Creating Great Web Graphics by Laurie McCanna for Photoshop version 3 and Corel PhotoPaint version 6. This version of my book is still available, and if you're using either Photoshop 3 or PhotoPaint verstion 6 this is the one you'll want to get. Both programs changed significantly enough between versions that the step by step examples are specific to that version. You'll get lots of examples, tips, and guidance for creating web graphics.|
|Photoshop 4 for Windows for Dummies By Deke McClellan and Julie King|
This book is for beginning users of Photoshop. Deke has a light, readable style, and this book should give you a great jump start for getting comfortable with Photoshop version 4.0 for Windows 95.
|Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book|
Adobe has written a series called "Classroom in a Book." These books are written with a project approach, and all the files necessary to finish the project are included on a CD. The price is a little steep, but the books are much less expensive than a full day Photoshop seminar would be. The books are clear, and lavishly illustrated. If you are looking for a structured, step-by-step approach to learning Adobe Photoshop, these books are wonderful. When people ask for advice about books in Photoshop newsgroups or mailing list, this series of books is invariably what is recommended for intermediate users.
|The Photoshop Wow! Book This is a lovely full color book, aimed at intermediate to advanced Photoshop users. This book has become famous for it's direct, step-by-step instructions, tips and techniques for creating special effects in Photoshop. Techniques described in this book included: chiseled type, embossed type, glowing edges, using Photoshop with Adobe Illustrator, masking, montages, and much more. The CD that accompanies this book includes the usual demos, stock photos, and special Displacement Maps, exclusive to this book, for creating water drops, a puzzle effect, and rough edges.|
|Photoshop 3.0 Knock Their Socks Off! by Peter Fink. I make no secret of the fact that I am Channel Impaired. Try as I might, Photoshop channels are a deep and dark mystery, a fearful place to tread. Thankfully, Peter Fink has written a book that details with clear examples how to use channels to create smooth edges, chiselled effects, and more. This is a book that demonstrates a larger function of Photoshop, rather than a few exact recipes for certain effects. Channels are useful for creating realistic gradations and shadows. A typical use would be to use channels to create a complex, 3D interface design. If you want to learn how to create flawless shadows, perfect highlights, razor-sharp type, or complex selections, then this is the book for you. This book is appropriate for intermediate to advanced users, and it's written for both Mac and Windows versions of Photoshop 3.0|
|MacWorld Photoshop Bible/Book and Cd-Rom by Deke McClelland. This is one of those Big Computer Books, useful not only for learning Photoshop but also as a small coffee table , ballast, or counterweight. |
McClelland has documented every single Photoshop tool and command in this hefty tome. This book is for advanced to intermediate users - beginners most likely will be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information here. This book is truly a Bible for Photoshop, and McClelland has a nice, light, humorous writing style that makes it readable and interesting. The book is in black and white with a color insert.
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