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Old 03-08-2008, 10:07 PM
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Photoshop CS3 Restoration and Retouching Bible

I'm looking at the Katrin Eisman books and ran across this book by Mark Fitzgerald. Any input on Fitzgerald's work. I am leaning more toward his book as he covers CS3, and Eisman covers CS2.

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Old 03-09-2008, 07:18 AM
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Re: Photoshop CS3 Restoration and Retouching Bible

I'm not familiar with Mark Fitzgerald's work, but have both of Eisman's books and she has been the default retouching guru for years. Eisman's books are relevant to just about any version of PS since 7. Which ever you decide on, make sure you have some kind of access to the sample files, as it is much easier to work along on the same image.
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Old 03-09-2008, 05:59 PM
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Re: Photoshop CS3 Restoration and Retouching Bible

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I'm looking at the Katrin Eisman books and ran across this book by Mark Fitzgerald. Any input on Fitzgerald's work. I am leaning more toward his book as he covers CS3, and Eisman covers CS2.

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Can you give a link to Fitzgerald's book?
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:44 PM
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Re: Photoshop CS3 Restoration and Retouching Bible

http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-CS3-.../dp/0470223677
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:32 PM
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Re: Photoshop CS3 Restoration and Retouching Bible

Ditto what Swampy wrote.

Katrin has a stellar track record. Note the very high ratings / reviews here for all her books:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/...katrin+eismann

She is unrivaled in the field on this subject.

Looks like this is Mr. Fitzgerald's first book. Everybody's gotta start somewhere, but why take a risk on a rookie author when you've got a slam dunk on a time tested, superstar author?

Plan B:
For $8, you can get the older edition of Katrin's R&R book (used), 90%+ of which applies to CS3.

CS2-based edition would be fine, too.
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:45 AM
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Re: Photoshop CS3 Restoration and Retouching Bible

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I'm not familiar with Mark Fitzgerald's work, but have both of Eisman's books and she has been the default retouching guru for years. Eisman's books are relevant to just about any version of Photoshop since 7. Which ever you decide on, make sure you have some kind of access to the sample files, as it is much easier to work along on the same image.
I'll stick with Eisman then. What do you mean, "have access to sample files"?

I'm just about done working through CS3 Classroom in a Book and I love that "I" do the work through the CD and follow along with the book.
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What do you mean, "have access to sample files"?
Same as "you do 'em" exercise files on CS3 Classroom in a Book CD. I believe Swampy meant to ensure exercise files accompanied Mark Fitzgerald's book, either on a CD or downloadable from the net.
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Yepper, Danny that's what I meant. :-)
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Do the Eisman's book have tutorials?
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Yes... Excellent tutorials.
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