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Old 11-19-2002, 02:16 AM
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Review: How to Cheat in Photoshop

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An excellent review by Leah Earl of an interesting book about montages.
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Old 11-19-2002, 10:22 AM
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Very informative, Leah. Thanks for crafting this terrific contribution.

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Old 11-19-2002, 12:58 PM
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Adobe were pushing this book at a recent presentation I attended. Interesting but for the UK market overpriced.
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Old 11-19-2002, 01:17 PM
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I didn't think it was overpriced at £24.99 - possibly though that's because

1. I'm from an IT background and the IT books I buy are WAAAAAY more expensive than this. And less fun.

2. I spent more than that on a registered version of NeatImage. BuzzPro is over four times as much. And I think I'll get as much out of this as out of those (I do more montages than photo art).

3. Come to think of it (does rapid calculations in head), the amount of time I've saved myself from using the tips in this book just over the last month probably comes to more than £24.99 if I reckon my own time at minimum wage rates.

4. I had Amazon vouchers... never feel like real money .

Although you're probably right that £24.99 would be a bit steep for someone who never or rarely does this kind of thing, which is why I tried to give a clear idea of what was and wasn't covered.

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Old 11-19-2002, 01:31 PM
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I'm wondering if I've got the right book here the one I looked at was £35. Computer tomes are top end in the pricing stakes although Photoshop orientated stuff ages a little slower than most. I got the Martin Evening Photoshop 7 book a couple of weeks ago and considered that good value.
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Old 11-19-2002, 09:07 PM
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He's got tips posted (PDF format) on the book's website -- they're looking good! If this is the info that he gives away for free, the other stuff in the book must be good...

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Old 11-20-2002, 12:17 AM
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You can also check out some of Steve Caplin's work.
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Old 09-18-2003, 03:37 AM
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Just to let you all know I'm working on a new edition of the book, which will have loads more stuff in it, including a lot more introductory material on how to use layer masks, Curves and so on. Thanks to all those of you who have bought it - I hope you're enjoying reading it.

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Old 09-18-2003, 10:59 AM
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I've checked out the links provided in this thread and I must say that it looks like a very impressive book with great examples! Guess I will wait on the new edition though. Roughly when is it expected to come out?


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Old 09-18-2003, 11:06 AM
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Well, I'm still writing it. My deadline for the publisher's the end of September, then I have to do the CD and website again... looks like it'll be published around the end of this year, possibly to coincide with what may or may not be a new release of a popular image editing application made by a company I'm not allowed to mention, if you get my drift.
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