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Hey everybody, i want to pick up a good book for ps cs2. I am wondering if anyone has read any of the books that are available or heard anything good about one particular book. As it stands, i am leaning towards picking up "Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book", because i can get it for $28 on amazon and its put together by Adobe.
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I'd go for that. I actually bought the same book but for Version 7.0 a couple of years ago. Really well presented and the tutorials they have tend to be very well explained.
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You might want to hold off buying the CS2 book as Photoshop CS3 has recently been released...
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/photoshop/
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I am not certain, but i don't think the upgrade to CS3 is in the near future for me. How much is it $200? That is unless there will be a great advantage in ease of use or features, then i will consider switching.
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New Features include:

Smart Filters
Quick Selection and Refine Edge tools
Advanced compositing
Streamlined interface and palette management
Better raw image processing
Faster, more flexible asset management with Adobe Bridge CS3
Enhanced Vanishing Point
Enhanced 32-bit high dynamic range (HDR) support
Peak performance
Black-and-white conversion

http://192.150.14.120/products/photosho ... p/upgrade/


In addition to finding good books, there are tons of free resources available. I like this one
http://www.photoshopsupport.com/
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I used "How to do Everything in Photoshop CS2" ... That was great ... And I know the "Photoshop Bible" won't be a bad choice either ...
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thanks righteous, those books you mentioned...did they assume anything or skip any steps in there tutorials? I find that is my biggest problem when using a tut online, i can get so far then the author assumes the reader knows a critical part of the tut without explanation.
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I haven't read the "Photoshop Bible", but I have read the "dreamweaver bible" and it was non-assuming ... (If that's a word) Haha!
And "How to do everything in Photoshop" they just assume you know how to use computers and that you have read the previous chapters ... for example, if you are reading chapter 5, they assume you have read 1 through 4 ...
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Thanks that is perfect. Thank god for amazon, i also picked up a copy of some day trading book for $3 new!

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