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PRESS RELEASE: New Book Released! Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX

Turns digital photographs into enchanting and delightful creations

Hingham, MA, November 2005: Charles River Media announces Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX. This beautifully illustrated book takes digital artists to the next level of creativity by teaching them how to blend their artistic talent seamlessly with the powerful tools of Photoshop CS2. The book assumes a fundamental level of skill with Photoshop and builds upon those skills by helping the digital photographer learn how and why Photoshop does what it does. With this knowledge, digital artists will be ready to take on new challenges and work through the practical, fun tutorials throughout the book.

All of the core tools of Photoshop CS2 used for effects are put to use in the projects, so buckle up and get ready to create!


  • Teaches how to use High Definition file formats
  • Details the enhanced Camera Raw interface
  • Explores the improved Brush Engine and the new Filter & Special effects
  • Shows how to use the exposure merge program to gain control over image shadow, midtones and highlights
  • Covers the new effects in the special effects menu
  • Teaches how to use HDR and Smart Objects to composite photos
  • Explains how to add lights for effect and create tornado and debris effects
  • Shows how to integrate 3D objects
  • Details the nuances of working with people and backgrounds

Stephen Burns (Encinitas, CA) is the author of Photoshop CS Trickery & FX. He began as a photographer 25 years ago and then moved toward the digital medium. His influences include the great Abstractionists and Surrealists. He has been a corporate instructor and lecturer in digital art and design for almost ten years. He won first place in the prestigious Seybold International Digital Arts contest. In addition, he works in 3D animation and digital video special effects editing, and is the current president of the San Diego Photoshop Users Group ( http://www.sdphotoshopusers.com ). See more of his work at http://www.chromeallusion.com .

Book Information

ISBN: 1-58450-447-1
MSRP: U.S. $39.95 / Canada $53.95
PUB DATE: November 2005

Phone and Secure Internet Ordering
PHONE: 1-800-347-7707
FAX: 1-859-647-5963
Internet: www.charlesriver.com
Email: [email protected]

Charles River Media, Inc., an imprint of Delmar Learning, publishes books and software tools for computing professionals. Their titles can be ordered direct, or purchased through distributors and bookstores worldwide. To see a sample chapter of this book, please visit: http://www.charlesriver.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=123659

(First posted on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 12:15 EST)

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