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Afro_Programmer
11-21-2010, 01:10 AM
What's up all? I just ordered a few books that look like they would be nice to study through, they are on photoshop. Check em out:

Photoshop CS4 down n dirty tricks (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321563174?ie=UTF8&tag=desliv04-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0321563174)

Photoshop CS4 WOW! book (http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-CS3-CS4-Wow-Book/dp/0321514955/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top)

I'm pretty sure I'll be able to pull something of use from these books but does anyone know of a book that goes deeper into the theory of graphic design?

d'Anconia
11-30-2010, 05:13 PM
4/5 stars isn't the greatest rating on Amazon for that subject but if you have a specific reason you're going for those books just make sure it's worth the .5-1 stars lower review/rating score.

The way I figure, if I'm going to spend hours upon hours of my time reading a book then I'm gonna make damned sure I get everything out of the book that I can.

Let me know how it goes. I'm working on learning PHP and MySQL so that I can give my website some substance but after I learn those basics then I'll have to move on to website graphic design which seems like it will be a monumental task. Good luck!

Afro_Programmer
12-01-2010, 02:52 AM
4/5 stars isn't the greatest rating on Amazon for that subject but if you have a specific reason you're going for those books just make sure it's worth the .5-1 stars lower review/rating score.

The way I figure, if I'm going to spend hours upon hours of my time reading a book then I'm gonna make damned sure I get everything out of the book that I can.

Let me know how it goes. I'm working on learning PHP and MySQL so that I can give my website some substance but after I learn those basics then I'll have to move on to website graphic design which seems like it will be a monumental task. Good luck!

Both are good books...especially the Wow! book which gives you a dvd so that you can work through all the examples (all of which are extremely detailed).

The other one is more of a "do this, do that" type book that doesn't go into a whole lot of explanation but since I know a decent amount about PS already, I'm picking up alot of things from it.

lol...slowly but surely :p (http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/8116/lolbluealogo.png)

-edit-

Also, one thing I'm learning the more I get into this area of gfx...Illustrator tends to be better for web design than Photoshop although professionals use both anyway.

optimus203
12-07-2010, 04:14 AM
I'm a big fan of Graphis (http://www.graphis.com). I believe its online only now, but you can find old magazine copies on Ebay and similar sites.

bestdeveloper
12-10-2010, 09:37 AM
I think the best variant is learning photoshop through tutorial, which you can find in the net. For example i learned Photoshop deeper such way.



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