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Photoshop® CS3 Bible by Robert C. Fuller, Laurie Ulrich Fuller

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Preface

Welcome to the Photoshop CS3 Bible, the latest edition of the bestselling book on Photoshop in publishing history. We've done our best to cover everything thoroughly, accurately, and whenever we could, in such a way as to remind you that even though Photoshop is a powerful tool, it's also fun to use. Of course, we hope you learn lots of good stuff, but we also hope you have a wonderful time while you're at it, because if you're not having a good time, what's the point?

Before you begin delving into the actual Photoshop portion of this book, let us tell you a little something about this book overall. Now in its 13th year, the Photoshop Bible is the longest continuously published title on Adobe Photoshop. Not coincidentally, it also happens to be the best-selling reference guide on the topic, with more than 15 U.S. editions, dozens of localized translations around the globe, and more than a million copies in print worldwide. This makes it not only the most successful book of its kind, but also one of the most successful books on any electronic publishing topic ever printed.

We've made it our mission to address every topic directly, and we haven't always spared you our personal opinions and experience, even if they're not entirely flattering to the software. We believe this is a good thing, because you're not buying a brochure or some marketing piece from Adobe here — you're buying a book about Photoshop from people who use it, teach it, and dive into all its features, every ...

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