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    Does anyone have any recommendation on what value-for-money books to readup or buy on using CS/CS2 to touch up photographs?

    Was browsing at a bookstore and came across Scott Kelby's books. Seems pretty comprehensive.

    Another seemingly good title is "Photoshop CS : The art of photographing women" by Kevin Ames. This book focus mainly on how to touch up the female portraits.

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    Get "Adobe Photoshop CS2 for photographers" by Martin Evning, my favorite.

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    Most people will recommend Scott Kelby's books.. you can check it out at Riceball at Adelphi

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomshen
    Get "Adobe Photoshop CS2 for photographers" by Martin Evning, my favorite.
    Hey Guys

    Which wud u recommend?? the one above or the one by Scott Kelby "Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers". Anyway i can't seems to find the CS2 for photographers in bookshops.

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    You won't go wrong with the ones by Martin Evening or Scott Kelby. Both are highly rated. You should be able to get at least the Scott Kelby from Riceball @ Adelphi. The Martin Evening one is available from Kinokuniya, but you probably can get a better price if you get Riceball to order for you.

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    any indications of the pricing?
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdyH
    Hey Guys

    Which wud u recommend?? the one above or the one by Scott Kelby "Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers". Anyway i can't seems to find the CS2 for photographers in bookshops.
    Riceball just called me and their Martine's book has arrived. Pity I have bought a copy but it's CS. To me Martine's one is more comprehensive and detailed. You may borrow Scott's from NLB and then dig more from Martine's. Scott's book is a bit on the easy side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayumi
    any indications of the pricing?
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    Scott's is about 48 and Martine's is about 59.

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    Ha, ha... hopefully age don't come into play here with regards to how good the books are.

    Anyway, I have both books and both are great!!! At least the books are not boring to read.

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    Great response ! Anyway, I'll most probably steal some time on Monday to go down Riceball to take a look. Thanks !

    -andy

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    One other book that I would recommend if you want more than basic is Adobe Photoshop CS: The Art of Photographing Women
    by Kevin Ames

    It is not really about taking photo rather advanced ps skills for retouching.

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    Saw the book by Martin at Borders. I din buy becos the price is like 89 bucks or something like that. But I did browse thru' it and find it great. Very detailed and very instructive. But if you just need to learn a few techniques, tools and tips, probably, magazines, on-line tutorials and so forth would do. IMO, the book is for those who wish to have a comprehensive knowledge of PS.
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