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Old 11-11-2007, 02:03 PM
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Recommended books & dvd's on Photoshop CS

This is way off-topic, but I'm desperate. I also don't have a lot of money. I want comprehensive instruction on Photoshop CS (Ver. 8) on the cheap (book, dvd). That doesn't mean I won't work at it. PS is not for the lazy.

I've taken local courses on PS some time ago, but I get behind in class, do whatever to get thru it, & go home no wiser. It's amazing the expertise where I am. What I'm saying is, I want to go at my own pace.

RetouchPRO has lots of tutorials for specific issues; I want something comprehensive. I'm experienced with earlier versions of PS, but have a long way to go after posting and reading posts on this Website. It's your discussions about my posts & attachments that got me to this point.

I have the printed Photoshop User Guide for CS, but I don't like the onscreen helps the guide refers me to after a brief discussion. Not that they're not informative, I just don't like clicking back & forth, etc. Printing them is out of the question, unless one of you says that's what I should do. (I wonder how much ink & paper I would go thru to print out the entire PS Helps.)

What books and/or dvds did you find helpful, if any? Amazon.com shows Bruce Fraser has collaborated on a book re: Photoshop CS. "How to Gurus" has 2 dvds. These, among others. Who/what, if any, were most helpful to you?
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:24 PM
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Re: Recommended books & dvd's on Photoshop CS

I'd save the money you'll spend on Photoshop CS books or DVDs and upgrade to Photoshop CS3. It will be much simpler to find instructional materials for current software. It even comes with a free month of lynda.com.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:25 PM
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Re: Recommended books & dvd's on Photoshop CS

check out the library too.
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:54 PM
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Re: Recommended books & dvd's on Photoshop CS

Hi,

We have 3 assistants that we needed to get grounded and functioning in basic-medium PS skills...FAST.

For $25 you can get access to a vast amount of online PS video training material at Lynda.com; in fact over 100 hours worth. And its great material, well made and covers everything from color correction, retouching, compositing, masking, filters...you name it.

When you compare this to the fact that a decent photoshop book from Amazon or Barnes & Noble will set you back easily $40...going with online training at sites like Lynda.com for a measly $25 is a no-brainer.

It may sound like an infomercial...but we run a pro studio and used it, as I said, to quickly train our assistants.

Good luck!
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:55 PM
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Re: Recommended books & dvd's on Photoshop CS

I just ordered a CD-ROM from Lynda.com, "Photoshop CS Essential Training," after viewing some samples of the program. Thanks to all for recommending Lynda.com.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:23 AM
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Re: Recommended books & dvd's on Photoshop CS

Lynda.com is wonderful!
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Re: Recommended books & dvd's on Photoshop CS

Hi Swampy
Many thanks for your Mask tutorial - extremely useful to me
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:37 AM
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Re: Recommended books & dvd's on Photoshop CS

see if you can fine a used copy of the photoshop cs bible, very comprehensive information about every aspect of photoshop
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Re: Recommended books & dvd's on Photoshop CS

First Lynda.com is great...

and for me an eyeopener are the Books of Dan Margulis Lab Color and prof Photoshop and best of all the Books are Version independent!! And these Books are for desperados.....:-)))

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Re: Recommended books & dvd's on Photoshop CS

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I just ordered a CD-ROM from Lynda.com, "Photoshop CS Essential Training," after viewing some samples of the program. Thanks to all for recommending Lynda.com.
I have scores of old PS books including the Bible. PM me your address and I will drop them into a prepay box.
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