Media praise for Photoshop Workflow Setups
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"Eddie makes some of the most complex concepts understandable. His easy-going style, mixed with his years of real world experience, make him one of the top trainers in the industry today."
-- , Nat'l Association of Photoshop Professionals
"It's so great to learn from a Photoshop expert who's a photographer, himself, and who knows exactly what photographers need to learn. Eddie Tapp gets right to the heart of each new Photoshop upgrade and teaches us in a way that we can all understand and grasp. Eddie's my guru, my shining star. I credit everything that I do in Photoshop to what he's taught me. I'll never stop learning...and I'll never stop learning from him. What a joy to be teaching together with the one person who can talk to each photographer and have him grasp what he's showing....regardless of what level of expertise you have with the Photoshop program."
"Writing a book about Photoshop is no easy task and only an expert user like Tapp with a conscious awareness of what students and professionals need to know when using the program can write a useful book such as this. Photoshop Workflow Setups is a very manageable book that can be referenced easily and will no doubt help novice and intermediate users make some significant inroads into this popular and powerful program."
-- , MyMac.com
"...offers a step-by-step approach for configuing key areas of Adobe Photoshop CS2 to crate an efficient, visually uncluttered workspace."
-- , Photo Life
"Eddie Tapp takes you on a guided tour to master the features of the most important palettes in this ubiquitous program. "
-- , Shutterbug Magazine
"If you're a photographer and reasonably new to Photoshop, or perhaps stepping up from Photoshop Elements, this is a nice introduction to basic features. It's not about creative techniques to use in Photoshop (there's another book in the series for that); it's about understanding your work environment. "
-- , Photoshop User Magazine, Dec. 2006
"Eddie Tapp's induction into the 2006 Photoshop Hall of Fame is well-deserved. His approach to teaching is calm, insightful, and generous. He's a positive light in the world of digital photography and digital imaging."
"If you find yourself working often with Photoshop, then I would highly recommend taking a look at this book. The author identified several things that will likely make my Photoshop experiences more productive. Armed with the knowledge this book provides, the reader will find their Photoshop sessions more enjoyable and more worthwhile. "
-- , Amazon.com
"To get the most out of Photoshop, for any use, requires that the user learn how to set up a good "workflow" system, and this new book will show you how to do exactly that. This is one of those books that will pay for itself with all of the time you will be saving by doing things in an organized manner."
-- , Apogee Photo Magazine
"I'm impressed with Eddie Tapp's ability to make the complex easily understandable."
-- , Professor of Art from Stephen F. Austin State
"Even though I teach a variety of Photoshop Workshops here at Out There Images, Im continually looking for ways to speed up my digital workflow. Eddie Tapps new book shows numerous ways to do just that and he has dedicated this book to helping folks organize their Photoshop workspace so it is efficient and quick...The book is well laid out and easy to understand. It is in full-color and provides ample illustrations to help you follow the text."
-- , Out There Images, Inc.
"Photoshop Workflow Setups offers a step-by-step approach for configuring key areas of Adobe Photoshop CS2 to create an efficient, visually uncluttered workspace. It is rich with images of the menus, palettes and dialogue boxes illustrating what he explains...Get this book if you want to understand how to set up Photoshop CS2, so that you can truly get the most out of it."
-- , Conejo Ventura Macintosh Users Group (CVMUG)
"Are you having a problem with digital imaging and processing problems? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Eddie Tapp, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that shows you step-by-step digital imaging and processing production techniques that are easy to understand...This most excellent book presents the key areas of Photoshop that you can configure for an efficient, visually uncluttered workspace. More importantly, the author not only shows you how Photoshop features work, but how they should work for you and your specific needs."
-- , Amazon.com
"Eddies an author of outstanding how-to books and instructional cds on professional enhancement techniques, color management and digital workflow. He takes what people learn in other classes and enhances it for them by teaching them easy to understand techniques. His brand new book, Photoshop Workflow Setups is quintessential Eddie, with easy to implement instruction."
-- , L.A. Splash Magazines Worldwide
"...this hybrid as it were, is well conceived and executed. Not your typical Press This Key instruction book. Which is a wonderful thing because it's part of a series, O'Reilly's new Expert Studio. So we can expect more of this good thing. The second amazing thing Eddie does with this thin book is talk about Photoshop in a new and helpful way. He focuses on the interface. And that's no small feat. It seems since the Creative Suite saw the light of day, the interface has inspired many of us old hands to ignore much of the new and cling desperately to the old. We use CS2 much as we used Photoshop 3.0 -- and this book showed us the error of our ways. "
-- , Imaging Resource: Digital Photography Newsletter
"From creating keyboard shortcuts and menus to work smarter to managing workflow with Adobe Bridge and understanding Photoshop's palettes, the emphasis on streamlining Photoshop's many options will please photographers who have seen multitudes of books on using the program, but little on how to use it more efficiently."
"The page may be two-thirds illustration but the text was rich. So this hybrid as it were, is well conceived and executed. Not your typical Press This Key instruction book. Which is a wonderful thing because it's part of a series, O'Reilly's new Expert Studio. So we can expect more of this good thing."
-- , Imaging Resource Newsletter
"If you're not familiar with features like layer comps, font options, Version Cue, custom menu settings, XMP Sidecar Files, PS's camera raw plug-in, smart guides, and vector tools then this book will also be of use to you... Writing a book about Photoshop is no easy task and only an expert user like Tapp with with a conscious awareness of what students and professionals need to know when using the program can write a useful book such as this. Photoshop Workflow Setups is a very manageable book that can be referenced easily and will no doubt help novice and intermediate users make some significant inroads into this popular and powerful program."
-- , MyMac.com
"I went to my local Barnes & Noble, and purchased your workflow setups book. What a smashing job you've done on this publication. A long time IT person, I have relied on O'Reilly as my "bible", no matter what it was for, UNIX, HTML... They turn out nothing less than fabulous ROCK SOLID publications with ACCURATE, usable information. Couple their reputation for accuracy and quality with your gift of teaching and presentation, and amazing knowledge, they've come up with yet another winner. I'm forcing myself to wait until I finish with workflow setups before I purchase Color Management (don't want these to be victims of my "reading pile"). OMG - I just can't wait for your upcoming books! My teenage son (17 years old), is learning photoshop, and is already peeking over my shoulder at this book... we might need a second copy. Thanks again for giving so freely, this information you've spent a long time gathering."
-- , Western Image Photography
"I can honestly say that I've learned more secrets, tips and information from this book than I could ever have imagined. I have also found so many other features I never noticed in other Photoshop books."
-- , Bay Bytes Newsletter
"Most digital photographers get a copy of Photoshop at some point, but it can be intimidating at first. Photoshop should be the digital darkroom for photographers, but it's also loaded with other features. This book helps set up a workflow on what features to use, when to use them and how to select the correct functions. Everything is covered, from setting up the initial startup screen to customizing a keyboard for shortcuts to setting up preferences."
-- , Star-Telegram
"More than a few books have been written on how to use Photoshop, some worse, some better than others. This particular book is one of the latter. A recent 197-page publication by OReilly Media, it is a full-colour, well-illustrated and well laid out reference work. Its written for Photoshop CS2, but much of it still works with earlier versions: I have version 7 and learned much from this book. In six chapters it deals with the most basic but most important parts of Photoshop...Photoshop Workflow Setups is a great place to start learning about Photoshop. I cant think of a better way to use it than settling down at your computer with Photoshop running and a photograph or two to experiment on, and working your way through the book. Youll be pleasantly surprised at how much you learn. "
-- , ACT Apple User Group Incorporated, Australia
"Adobe Photoshop is a very sophisticated application, and each user approaches it somewhat differently, some more intelligently than others. Now readers can benefit from the expertise of one of the most renown award-winning digital photographers, Eddie Tapp. Tapp shows, in detail, and with clear full-color illustrations and step-by-step instructions, how he makes the most of the Photoshop work environment. This is a wonderful insight into how one professional derives the greatest benefit from this powerful software tool."
-- , The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing
"Eddie effectively shows the reader how to efficiently set up Photoshops preferences and how to use the more powerful tools and fly-outs. It helps the reader set up Photoshop to handle the process of producing digital images efficiently. That may not sound like a lot, but if you are processing a lot of images, I guarantee you will find ways to do some things more efficiently and save some time...I have over 15 different Photoshop books in my book shelf (yes, a few of them are replacements for older versions of Photoshop), but I will be referring to this one often."
-- , Tripod Camera Club