Inside Adobe Photoshop 6

by Gary David Bouton, Gary Kubicek, Barbara Mancuso Bouton and Mara Zebest Nathanson

New Riders, December, 2000.
Trade Paperback, 964 pages.
ISBN: 0789724251

Inside Adobe Photoshop 6 by Gary David Bouton, Gary Kubicek, Barbara Mancuso Bouton and Mara Zebest Nathanson Adobe Photoshop has become the undisputed standard in graphics software tools. This extensive reference covers the tools, tricks and the many uses of Photoshop 6. The reference provides detailed coverage of each Photoshop feature, including palettes, shape tools, tool bars, layers, filters, color management, optimizing Photoshop, image formats, acquiring Photoshop images, outputting your work and other Photoshop tools. Once you are more familiar with Photoshop, you can then move onto the other chapters which cover selection tools, layering images, pen and path painting tools, creating shapes, custom shapes, text effects, improving images, restoring photographs, the clone stamp tool, scanners, 3D graphics, filters, typefaces, type design and web images. A CD-ROM is also provided which includes examples from each chapter in the book, fonts, clip art and third-party software tools.

Gary David Bouton, an author and graphics expert, has written more than 16 books on computer graphics for New Riders. Inside Photoshop 6 is his 13th book on Photoshop. Gary and his wife, co-author Barbara, hold four international awards in desktop publishing and design. The Boutons' book is very well-organized, and provides detailed instructions for each Photoshop task making it easy for the readers to follow along while trying out the examples themselves. Especially helpful are the many well explained step-by-step procedures, accompanied by screen shots and diagrams, which walk readers through different Photoshop uses. Graphics industry professionals, website owners and people interested in digital photography should not be without this handy reference.

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This review was published in the March, 2001 of The Internet Writing Journal.

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