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Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual, by Lesa Snider. Image provided by O'Reilly Media. PRESS RELEASE: Photoshop and Flash CS5 Missing Manuals--New from O'Reilly

New Releases from O'Reilly

Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual
by Lesa Snider

Photoshop CS5 is more amazing than ever, but it can be overwhelming if you're just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop a breeze by explaining things in a conversational, friendly style--with no technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you'll delve deep into Photoshop's secrets with expert tips and practical advice you can use every day.

  • Learn your way around. Get a guided tour of Photoshop's efficient new workspace

  • Unlock the power. Learn the best ways to use layers, channels, masks, paths, and more

  • Bring images to life. Discover how to effectively retouch, resize, and recolor your photos

  • Be artistic. Create beautiful illustrations and paintings, and use text effectively

  • Share your work. Produce great-looking photos for print and the Web

  • Work smarter and faster. Automate common chores and install plug-ins for complex tasks

  • Get bonus online content. Find more great material on the Missing CD page

Written with the clarity, humor, and objective scrutiny, Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual is the friendly, thorough resource you need.

Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual, by Lesa Snider. Image provided by O'Reilly Media. Click for a bigger picture!

Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual, by Lesa Snider.
Image provided by O'Reilly Media.

Flash CS5: The Missing Manual
By Chris Grover

Once you know how to use Flash, you can create everything from simple animations to high-end desktop applications, but it's a complex tool that can be difficult to master on your own-unless you have this Missing Manual. This book will help you learn all you need to know about Flash CS5 to create animations that bring your ideas to life.

  • Learn animation basics. Find everything you need to know to get started with Flash

  • Master the Flash tools. Learn the animation and effects toolset, with clear explanations and hands-on examples

  • Use 3D effects. Rotate and put objects in motion in three dimensions

  • Create lifelike motion. Use the IK Bones tool to simulate realistic body movements and other linked motions

  • Speed up development. Use templates, code snippets, and motion presets

  • Design applications. Get an intro to building full desktop applications with Flash and Adobe AIR

  • Create rich interactive animations. Dive into advanced interactivity with easy-to-learn ActionScript examples

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(First posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 21:17 EDT)

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