As you may have already noticed either on the site (or at your local respectable book merchants) our first full-color book has just hit the shelves — Corrie Haffly’s The Photoshop Anthology.
We put our first grubby finger marks over a hard copy late last week and it’s pretty impressive — big
(8′x10′) (8″x10″), glossy and colorful (6 color process on the cover!). If the majority of your Photoshop sweat ends up online, this may well be the best value CS2 book you’ll ever own.
Personally I currently own 3 Photoshop books (a WOW book, a CS2 Bible and an ancient Visual Quickstart Guide) and they’ve all been pretty useful during their time. However it would be fair to say they are all pretty broad in their coverage, meaning there are whole sections of each book that I ignored. In short, in most books ‘Photoshop for the Web‘ is the title of a chapter– not the book.
Interestingly, before this book was released it was been easier to find one that focussed entirely on using LAB color in Photoshop, than it has been to find one that focussed on web development. Weird.
Anyway Corrie has certainly put paid to that. The sample PDF will give you a good feel for where she’s going with it. The second half of the book is where she gets into the really useful stuff.
The book also includes a Quick Reference Card that gives you your hex colors, a visual font guide and Photoshop shortcut at a glance, and is the first book we are making the full PDF available with purchase.
We’re hoping this one will be the first of many new color full titles with an advanced CSS design book in production as I write this. It’s looking really cool.
Either way, if you’ve bluffed your way through Photoshop till now, check out Corrie’s PDF. It’s probably just what you’re looking for.