Nineteen chapter book reads like a tip sheet
By John Virata
Adobe Photoshop CS2 On Demand is a 524 page training book that covers a host of features in Photoshop CS2. The book features tips and techniques that are short, concise, and to the point. Written by Andy Anderson, Steve Johnson, the book is written so that the reader doesn't have to go through lots of pages just to figure the tools out. Each tip and technique is a standalone solution that is accessible just by going to the TOC, first page of each chapter, or index. This book also meets the courseware objectives of the Adobe Certified Expert Program, which helps prepare those who complete the courseware to take an exam for ACE qualification.
There are no long winded explanations here, nor do the authors delve into arcane topics such as the theory of color. It is written in a style that enables you to get the information that you need quickly, and get back to work on your Photoshop projects. Each tip and technique is allocated no more than two pages, and these are facing pages, so you don't have to turn the page to finish reading and understanding the tip.
The 19 chapter topics include Chapter 1: Getting Started with Photoshop CS2; Chapter 2: Understanding Navigation and Measurement Systems; Chapter 3: Customizing the Way You Work; Chapter 4: Mastering the Art of Selection; Chapter 5: Working with Layers; Chapter 6: Working with the History Palettes; Chapter 7: Working with Adjustment Layers, Filters, and Tools; Chapter 8: Understanding Colors and Channels; Using the Paint, Shape Drawing, and Eraser Tools; Chapter 10: Creating Layer and Channel Masks; Chapter 11: Using the Paths Palette; Chapter 12 Working with Layer Styles; Chapter 13: Getting Creative with Type; Chapter 14: Manipulating Images with Filters; Chapter 15: Automating your Work with Actions; Chapter 16: Controlling Image Output; Chapter 17: Working with Automate Commands; Chapter 18: Managing Color from Monitor to Print; Chapter 19: Designing for the Web.