Adobe Unleashes Creative Suite 3 Product Line

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 product line, a revolutionary offering of tightly integrated, industry-leading design and development tools for virtually every creative workflow. Continue Reading »

Peeling Sticker Effect

Peeling Sticker Effect

As a child, there are few things more fun than sticking stickers on things. Everything(s). Here’s how to easily create a peeled sticker effect. Continue Reading »

Media Temple, Sucking As Usual

My site (and the 5 others I host through Media Temple) has been going down all day. Continue Reading »

Adobe Unveils Plans for Two Editions of Photoshop CS3

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) show that it will expand its digital imaging product line, offering two editions of Adobe® Photoshop® CS3. Continue Reading »

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Announcement and Shipping Dates

Adobe announced their announcement and shipping dates for the long-awaited CS3 Continue Reading »

Digital Painting with Light

Digital Painting with Light

Like dodge and burn on steroids, this approach to image manipulation is the foundation of many advanced techniques. Continue Reading »

The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques Book – sponsored review

The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques Book – sponsored review

Photoshop can be a very intimidating program to a beginner. That’s where books like The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques .

This latest Photoshop editorial offering is from Corrie Haffly of SitePoint. In the age of broadband and gigabyte hard drives, I opted for the downloadable PDF version of the book, which is not only convenient, but also allows me to follow along easily while having Photoshop open. For those of you old-fashioned type, who like filling their shelves and have the patience for shipping, there is a hard copy available.

The Photoshop Anthology is very well written with great, plain-English explanations, allowing you to dive right into Photoshop’s vast feature-set. I was especially impressed with the immediate attention to keyboard (and other) shortcuts which are re-iterated throughout the book, which, when mastered, can increase your Photoshop productivity immensely.

The graphics for the lessons and solutions provide great depictions for what you need to do. In some instances, you can just skim through the images for a technique without ever having to read. Everything is clear, concise and to the point. Precisely how I would imagine my book to be, if I were to write one.

My only minor complaint is that the book seems to lack a bit of structure. The techniques are brilliant and infinitely usable, I would have just liked them to flow together a little better. Maybe present it in the fashion of somebody working on a real-life project.

The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques is available for order online at the SitePoint Book Store. You can order both tree-friendly and non-tree-friendly versions there. Of course, you do save a little bit of money by getting the PDF Download for only $29.95, but the Professional Pack is very tempting also.

Photoshop In Your Web Browser?

According to CNET News.com, Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen announced Adobe’s plans to offer Photoshop as an online web application. All I can say is, WOW! Continue Reading »