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Book Review - Complete Photoshop CS2 for Digital Photographers by Colin Smith

Author:Colin Smith
ISBN: 1584504625
Publisher: Charles River Media
1st edition
Book and CD
9.0 x 7.2 x 1.0
384 pages
Published: Nov 2005

This book by Colin Smith is the book you will want to keep handy in your digital darkroom. If you are an amateur or professional digital photographer, this is a great reference book for those quick how-to questions. This book will also help the photographer who is making the big switch from the traditional darkroom to digital. As in the past, the tutorials in this edition of this book cover basic digital darkroom techniques updated for AdobeR PhotoshopR CS2. On the included CD, you will find the images used in the tutorials as well as sample training video clips from PhotoshopCAFE.

Smith has structured this book to make it easy to find answers to your questions. The first two chapters cover working with your photos in Camera Raw and how to easily manage your extensive selection of photos in the Adobe Bridge application. You can view, categorize and search for photos. You can even watermark your comps. Chapters three through seven teach you digital techniques for improving photos. For example, you will learn how interpolation applies to resizing photos and how to work with histograms and adjustment layers. When you are ready to print, the book explains color management. The last few chapters talk about some fun techniques such as adding frames, artistic touches and special effects to photos, and creating collages and animations.

Colin Smith has extensive experience with Adobe Photoshop. He has written several books including How To Do Everything With Photoshop CS and CS2, Photoshop Most Wanted 1 and 2, and New Masters Of Photoshop 1 and 2. He has also written several articles for NAPP, Mac Design Magazine, Photoshop User and Planet Photoshop.

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