A&P PS CS3 help books/video

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  1. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I know the basics of photoshop, but when it comes to the detailed and technical stuff, I'm lost. I know someone posted the Lynda.com videos for LR in the sticky thread and those have been a huge help for me in LR.

    Last night I was in Barnes & Noble walking around. Went to the tiny little section they had and saw some decent books, but there was only a handful of them. All by different people. Are there helpful videos or good books available to reference the detailed/technical stuff? I know I've seen Jcolman mention he has a book... What is it?

    Grassy ass in advance!
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    My girlfriend got me this for christmas:

    I read it while I'm on the pooper. I've almost finished it. It's a great book with some basic info and some very advanced info. Perfect for where I was and what I wanted to learn.

    I'd recommend it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    :coold:

    I'll look it up tonight when I get home on amazon. How much is retail on it?
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    $46.95

    Kinda expensive I guess. :dunno:
    It came with a DVD, I wonder if it has a copy of the text on there that I could send you :coold:

    Let me look
     
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    Nope the text isn't on the DVD, just some extras.
     
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    :x: :cool:

    Most of the ones with DVDs were around that are of price. I guess its not 'that' bad considering it has a video for it.
     
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    You can always buy the book and return it if it doesn't seem helpful.
     
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    sign up for a free trial on Lynda and download the videos. There are videos by Chris Orwig (the LR guy) and also by deke mcClelan (sp?) and there is a color correction one that I found interesting
     
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    :cool:

    I'll try that tonight.
     
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    mtkversion Good Times Aplenty

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    Kelby hasn't come out with a CS3 for Digital Photographers yet?

    The CS2 one I got is worth its weight in gold.
     
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    Kelby hasn't but I have a book on CS3 by someone else. Don't recall the name (the book's at home, I'm at the office)

    Now all I need to do is upgrade from CS2 to CS3 :bigthumb:

    I prefer books to DVD's because I can easily look up something.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I'd rather have books because you can always reference back to them. But being a visual person, I don't mind having DVDs for a visual reference though.
     
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    I picked up quite a bit from this Kelby book

    I find that I use it quite a bit as a starting point of if I want to remember a specific technique
     
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    I just checked my CS3 book. It's by a guy named Chris Weston and it's called "Photoshop pro photography handbook"
     
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    lynda.com is good, but aweful boring depending on the environment you are in :o
     
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    Kelby has had a CS3 book out for months now. Not very revolutionary but its still excellent in format and technique.

    The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers

    I picked it up at Costco of all places for 27 bucks.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321501918
     
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    thanks. :cool:
     
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    mtkversion Good Times Aplenty

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    You can find the CS3 book for around $22 used on Half.com

    :)

    Edit : well maybe I should explore links further, $22 is for a highlighted copy ... average is right around $28 used so it's probably worth it to buy it new on the web or look for it in person like saebryan did.
     

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