In addition to writing numerous books on Photoshop, Blues Kim has had a successful career as an artist/designer for numerous companies and magazines in South Korea.
A graduate of the Seoul National University of Technology, Blues Kim is currently a principal and co-owner of the Green Art Institute in Incheon, South Korea. His other books have included:
Fast Work- Photoshop CS; Designing the Designer-The Ideas Style Book: Photoshop CS in 20 Hours; and Flash MX in 20 Hours.
"This colorful step-by-step book guides the reader through the use of all of the fundamental tools and menus in Photoshop CS3. The images are clear and sharp, and the text is easy to follow. With the use of the files on the accompanying cross-platform CD-ROM, the user can follow along with the instructions and acquire the skills necessary to perform many essential editing operations. All in all it is a cost-effective way to learn all of the basics of the Adobe Photoshop application."
--Michael L. Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing