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Book Review:
Photoshop 6 Killer Tips

Photoshop 6 Killer Tips, by Scott Kelby and Felix Nelson.
210 pp. New Riders, 2001. $39.99.

“Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a Photoshop book where the whole book, cover-to-cover, was nothing but those cool little sidebar tips on the inside of every great Photoshop book?”

That’s the premise of Photoshop 6 Killer Tips. Hundreds of time-saving shortcuts, most of which take up only half a page, are designed to hurtle Photoshop users into the fast lane. Virtually every tip is accompanied by a color screen shot. Learn how to get rid of the annoying background checkerboard, undo after you’ve closed a document, sharpen images like a pro and escape from the crop tool.

Chapters are loosely organized into tips for production, type, web, layers, troubleshooting, image-correction and prepress, ending with a final selection of advanced tips.

Authors Scott Kelby and Felix Nelson deliver this tasty smorgasbord with a hefty helping of attitude, but that just adds to the fun. You’ll be grinning right along with them as you rev Photoshop into high gear. Highly recommended.

–Elsa Travisano

Copyright ©2002 by Elsa Travisano. This article originally appeared in the February 2002 issue of Newsbreak, the newsletter of MUG ONE - Macintosh User Group of Oneonta, NY.