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REVIEW: Photoshop 7 Down & Dirty Tricks.


Adobe Photoshop 7 software is a professional application which allows users to edit images more effectively and produce high quality images for print, the Web, advertisements, etc.

Scott Kelby - Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and author of 'Photoshop Photo-Retouching Secrets', 'Photoshop 6 Down & Dirty Tricks' and 'Macintosh... The Naked Truth' - has produced 'Photoshop 7 Down & Dirty Tricks' for users of the latest version of the application.

The book is designed to provide readers with the latest techniques used to create high quality images, layouts and designs. Kelby details these techniques using simple step-by-step methods, which incorporates easy-to-follow full colour images.

The book does not need to be read chronologically, however in my opinion if you're new to the software you may want to begin at the start of the book as the techniques tend to progress from straight forward to complicated.

'Photoshop 7 Down & Dirty Tricks' has a companion web site - - which contains downloadable images used within the book enabling the reader try out the techniques created by Kelby. The site also includes an option to purchase the book online, and to contact the author.

As Photoshop can run on both the Macintosh and PC platforms, Kelby has included both keyboard shortcuts in his book to meet a wider audience. He also provides detailed explanations of steps in the tutorials enabling the book to meet the requirements of users with every level of Photoshop experience.

'Photoshop 7 Down & Dirty Tricks' will enable the reader to develop photographic techniques; hi-tech interface designs; advance shadow techniques; studio-quality photographs; and create chrome, metallic, type and three-dimensional effects.

CONCLUSION: An excellent book which introduces the reader to the latest version of Photoshop and enables them to create many professional effects.

Title: Photoshop 7 Down & Dirty Tricks Author: Scott Kelby Published by: New Riders Publishing ISBN: 0-7357-1237-9 Price: GBP30.99 Reviewer: Caroline Turner

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Date:Sep 10, 2002
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