This technique, from my “Down & Dirty Tricks” column from Photoshop User magazine, makes great use of what is perhaps the lamest filter in all of Photoshop—3D Transform—to create the pages and spine for a hardcover book. In fact 3D Transform was so lame, it no longer automatically installs with Photoshop CS. You'll have to look for it on the install CD and drag it over to your Photoshop Plug-ins folder. Any technique that manages to use this filter has got to be worth something.
Quick Tip: Setting better Shadow/Highlights defaults
If you've messed around at all with Photoshop CS's new Shadow/Highlight tonal adjustment feature (under Adjustments in the Image menu), you've probably already figured out it's pretty cool. ...