Media praise for Photo Retouching with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook
"Very well explained and well put together, this small book shows a good representation of some of the ways one can integrate photos that result in something that is nigh impossible in one shot alone."
-- , Halifax Creative User Group
"What sets this book apart from most is the multidisciplinary approach. Some authors are photographers, some retouchers, some designers - all are very talented, and present their methodologies in clear and cogent fashion. An immensely appealing concept, well-executed. I will definitely seek out additional Designer's Notebooks."
-- , Amazon.com
"A leading group of French digital photographers and retouchers have contributed to a beautiful volume of work that shows in detail, and with step-by-step instructions, how they applied Adobe Photoshop, and other digital tools, to restore old images, composite multiple images, improve the quality of technically lacking images, and otherwise manipulate images to improve their quality and presentation."
-- , The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing
"While it is a short book in terms of pages, the wealth of information is tremendous and has excellent explanations and example images. Each of the 8 areas (termed "Studios" in the book) are written by a different person and covers a different area of photo retouching. After reading through the book several times I found myself practicing several of the techniques in several of our design clients projects and received excellent feedback on the work that was produced using this book as a guideline. It is definitely a must have on any Photoshop users bookshelf."
"If you are interested in taking your Photoshop skills to the next level, being able to do more refined work, this is a great resource for you. It show you some of the subtleties you need to understand to do high end retouching."
-- , Conejo Ventura Mac Users Group
--Adam Harkleroad, DesignerToday.com, April 2005
"Here's a unique title that deserves to be part of every artist's library. Translated from the French, It's part of the innovative new "Designer's Notebook" series from O'Reilly, featuring top French digital artists. It's one-part stunning portfolio, as well as step-by-step guide showing how ecah artist used Photoshop for retouching. This volume will certainly serve to inspire as the range of artworks is varied and the quality remarkable...We look forward to seeing many more titles in this sensational series."
Derek Pell, DingBat Magazine, April 2005
"There are several reasons to enjoy the book - well, if you're into preparing or creating digital imagery, that is. First of all, the book is graphically gorgeous, presenting lush, full-color images that document the creation of various designs. Second, it documents the entire process of creation, taking the reader behind the scenes of a variety of original creations, including a perfume ad, an illustration for a major newspaper, an image for a corporate presentation, and then a piece created purely for its artistic expression...As it showcases a dazzling array of artistic expression, it simultaneously illustrates the amazing possibilities available with digitial image manipulation."
--Bill Wallo, Blogcritics.org, April 2005
"The slim, square book makes a delightful commute companion that provides food for thought that will quickly pass a lunch hour and inspire you to try something like it after dinner, too. Who knows, it may even bring home the bacon."
--Mike Pasini, Imaging Resource, January 2005