Best book on CS5 - recommendations

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davidevans1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,521
Best book on CS5 - recommendations

Which is the best reference book on CS5 - any recommendations please?
By best I mean most instructive, well indexed, and not padded out!

I have Victoria Bampton's 'Lightroom 3 - The Missing FAQ', and something similar covering CS5 would be the ideal (I bought this book after reading recommendations here).

It needs to be a book rather than DVD, as I'm very deaf and can only follow DVDs with subtitles, which don't seem to exist in photographic reference DVDs or downloads, as far as I've seen. But if I've missed something with subtitles let me know please!

Ideally a paper book (without the pages falling out, as seems to be the main complaint on Amazon reviews!), but PDF also considered.
Thanks in advance for advice.
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Sam B
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Re: Best book on CS5 - recommendations

Take a look at these Photoshop CS5 courses at Lynda.com.

They all (the CS5 courses) are closed captioned.

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Gary Coombs
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Martin Evening - Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers

Martin Evening - Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers is considered the most complete reference available.

Scott Kelby - The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers is considered one of the best cookbook style books for quick how-to's for the most common tasks.

I own both, and recommend them both for the reasons outlined above.

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OP davidevans1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,521
Re: Best book on CS5 - recommendations

Sam
Thats great thank you. I had no idea these existed with closed captioned text.
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Re: Martin Evening - Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers

Thanks Gary, in particular for the indication of the stye in which they are set out.

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Re: Martin Evening - Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers

Gary Coombs wrote:

Martin Evening - Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers is considered the most complete reference available.

+1 for Martin Evening. I have his works for Lr2 and Lr3 and CS3 as well.

If the subject interests you, I heartily recommend "Photoshop CS5 for Nature Photographers: A Workshop in a Book" by Ellen and Josh Anon.
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Ralph Ramirez Veteran Member • Posts: 7,056
Re: Best book on CS5 - recommendations

Any books listed here by Katrin Eismann are excellent your selection depending on the direction you intend to pursue in editing. First page listings are the most relevent..............Ralph

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=eismann+katrin&tag=googhydr-20&index=stripbooks&hvadid=1100457401&ref=pd_sl_958h20lfjr_b

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Re: Best book on CS5 - recommendations

I like Scott Kelby and Deke McClelland. After reading some recent posts in the forum last night I ordered a less expensive, used, copy of Eismann's "Photoshop Masking & Compositing" which in reviews is recommended for more advanced PS users.

After having spent BIG bucks on BIG books by what I saw on their cover only to get them home and discover the author was writing for a mind much different than my own I vowed ALWAYS to open and read pages and look at the illustrations to determine if the book was going to be suitable for me. Can't always do that online so I figure reading reviews is the next best thing. Buying used can save a bundle when you are trying out a new author.

I have Kelby and McClellands books on CS3 and saw no need to get new ones for my update to CS5 as 95% of what's needed is covered in them. I breezed thru both while awaiting shipment of CS5. I then found online a small inexpensive book by Lynette Kent that provided just the "tips and tricks" I needed to get me going with the new stuff in CS5. "Small" for me is good as I have no room to keep a library of large books.

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