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"It's possible to get all this information in more detail in a number of other books, but that's the problem...it'd be in a number of other books, and would likely be far more than you're ready to digest. Painting The Web strikes a perfect balance between aid for the graphically impaired and meat for the graphically inclined. This will *not* be a book I loan out to others, as I want to make sure it's around when I need it."
-- , Duffbert's Random Musings
"If you make money creating graphics for the Web, youll find value in Painting the Web, by Shelley Powers. Its huge. Its all encompassing. And you dont have to read most of it. Just pick a topic of interest and learn EVERYTHING about it. Its as if the author looked at every use of graphics on the Internet, and explained how to accomplish each one. Think of it as real world Web graphics, or a Web graphics bible. If you use 10% of the book, youve justified the purchase."
-- , Design Tools Monthly
"I was impressed with this manuals ease of use, the vast variety of image manipulation techniques that were offered, and how well and comprehensively it covered each topic. It really helps to demystify some of the confusing terminology of graphic design and make it understandable and available to the layperson who wants to make a stunning webpage."
-- , TCM Reviews
"For the person new to graphics, it's the first book you should buy. For the intermediate web developer/graphics dabbler your eyes will be opened to creating one of a kind web sites. And for the advanced graphic artists and web developers you probably don't even know some of the things covered in this book. It presents ALL the possibilities (through April 2008 when this First Edition came out) for you to explore. "
-- , PSPUG
"The comprehensive nature of Painting the Web makes it an interesting read and a valuable reference;...True to its title, Painting the Web is visually stimulating and filled with tasteful, full-color examples...I would highly recommend this book for both practitioners and academics who want to brush up on their design skills, as well as the graduate or graduate level who are interested in addiontal practice with Web graphics. "
-- , Technical Communication, Volume 56, Number 1, Febuary 2009
"This work is not necessarily effective as a course resource, but it is definitely worth owning a copy. Though aimed at the lay reader, even seasoned professionals may find nuggets of knowledge to add to their repertoire. "
-- , Choice Magazine
"The work is not necessarily effective as a course resource, but it is definitely worth owning a copy. Though aimed at the lay reader, even seasoned professionals may find nuggets of knowledge to add to their repertoire."
-- , Choice Reviews Online