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“Photoshop is a powerful tool, and although the basics can
be easy to grasp, mastering the application can be
extremely difficult. This is where Mastering Photoshop
comes in: it takes readers through the app in depth and
relates all tasks back to the creative process. There’s much
to learn in here, for beginners and experts alike.”
— Elliot Jay Stocks, designer, illustrator and speaker
This book was written in the hope of filling a gap — a gap that has existed
for as long as designers have been using Photoshop for Web design; a gap
that we so often fill with tutorials focused on the latest trends and on
inspiration galleries that are quickly browsed and forgotten; a gap that is
growing as quickly as our technologies. It’s a gap of foundation.
The fast pace of the Internet has focused us on the latest and greatest
techniques, which typically have a lifespan of only a few months. Rarely do
we focus on the fundamentals, the principles that outlive the trends.
Unfortunately, the principles are often less appealing than the shiny and
new. Photoshop tutorials offer quick results. They hold our hands step by
step until something incredible appears, but they rarely go in depth to
explain the principles that enable us to create something unique and
incredible of our own.