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Old 10-04-2011, 10:08 AM
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Question Dan Margulis - Professional photoshop:

Hi guys,
So I recently purchased this (as kindle), I'm one chapter in and it is more complex than my neuroscience textbooks.

Any recommended stepping stones? Doesn't need to be a google web page, I'm happy to pay (but not for a book in non kindle form). I'm generally a clever person and like things accordingly, i.e. no 10min videos to show and reshow how to use one simple tool.

I have no knowledge of CMYK, I only just then discovered there was such a thing as LAB, and I get the feeling those spaces/modes/? will be important through the rest of this book.

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Anthony
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:39 AM
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Re: Dan Margulis - Professional photoshop:

it's better to start with his lab book. There are detailed threads about both books at DGrin.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:32 AM
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Re: Dan Margulis - Professional photoshop:

I just saw him at Photoshop World Vegas and he operates on a whole different level... No Tips and Tricks from him!
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Re: Dan Margulis - Professional photoshop:

start here;

http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=18203
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:07 AM
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Re: Dan Margulis - Professional photoshop:

Thanks for the pointers. Seems like the threads over there aren't overly helpful in comprehending the book. As much as I despise non ebooks, I think I'll succumb and get the Lab book.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:42 AM
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Re: Dan Margulis - Professional photoshop:

Anthony
You never did mention what aspects of Photoshop you are trying to learn of your present level with Photoshop. Depending on your answer I might suggest other books than either of Dan's books. If you are trying to learn about "Dan" (and you do learn a lot about Dan) and his approaches then his books are good. If you want less about Dan and more about Photoshop then that is another matter. Also, do you like the in depth per tool approach or tip and tricks types of approach for learning. Tons of books, just trying to zoom in to your style of learning.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:15 AM
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Re: Dan Margulis - Professional photoshop:

Hi John,

I don't care much about being able to look at a monochrome image and guess what channel it is as per his quiz in Ch 1, and I don't yet see a huge advantage in using lab or cmyk for colour correction that achieves something that white balance and vibrance in Lightroom/ACR cannot (this may be a misguided assumption I know), but what's driven me to Dan's books, is that I think there are some powerful sharpening and contrast concepts to be learned.
Without a doubt, I'm an in depth learner.

I'd like to learn lots more than the above, but one concept at a time will do me.

I've got Kelby's CS5 book, and learned a few useful things from it, but that's not my kind of book. I don't have any other photoshop books so can't benchmark anything else as to what I'm after.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:49 AM
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Re: Dan Margulis - Professional photoshop:

Based on your inputs I would suggest Martin Evening's book Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photogaphers. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/024...ce-full-site=1

Check out samples of book from link on Amazon. Lots of breadth and depth and less author inserted personality than dan's books. Might be a good match other than I don't know if there is an electronic version
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Re: Dan Margulis - Professional photoshop:

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Hi guys,
So I recently purchased this (as kindle), I'm one chapter in and it is more complex than my neuroscience textbooks.
Some love his style of writing. For me, its just confusing. So you’re not alone.

As asked, what are you trying to learn? Its possible this book isn’t appropriate even if easy to digest.
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