Hello and welcome to the Dash Dot Slash e-book for beginners to Adobe
Photoshop. This book will be using Photoshop Version CS 8 although it will work
equally as well with version 6 or 7. To anyone new to Photoshop, when you very
first open it up it looks rather foreboding. When in fact it makes a lot of sense,
the learning process is made a whole lot easier when someone explains and
walks you through the whole thing.
This is the whole point of this E-Book. It\u2019s so that someone with absolutely no
knowledge of Photoshop can produce good quality images within a reasonably
short amount of time. Obviously you need to have Photoshop; installed on the
computer you\u2019ll be using. I won\u2019t go into the details of doing this as it is assumed
that you have already done this. Plus the fact that there is an extensive guide to
installing Photoshop on the Adobe web site.
What we\u2019ll learn in this e-book will make you confident in your use of Photoshop to be able to be able to not have to worry when you need to produce an image. Although this book is not a \u2018bible\u2019 of everything you can achieve with Photoshop, this book is aimed at the beginner \u2013 intermediate stage of user. When you get right down to it Photoshop can be as complex or as easy as you want it to be. You\u2019re restricted only by the limits of your own imagination.
I can promise that by the end of this e-book you\u2019ll be able to produce astounding
images for web pages or graphic use and manipulate digital photographs to
make some really professional looking work. I\u2019m a big believer that the best way
to learn to do something is by practice. The more you use Photoshop, the better
you will get. The tutorials shown here are not only so you can see how easy
some of the images were to produce, but also so you get used to the workflow
and logic that we follow.
Photoshop isn\u2019t just a program; it\u2019s a state of mind. Beware you\u2019ll find that using Photoshop is highly addictive; you may lose weeks of your life once you get used to it.
In closing I\u2019d like to thank you not only for helping to feed my family by buying
this e-book but also to remind you that you\u2019ve taken the 1st step into a whole new
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