What You Get
- 6 DVD's of fresh new content on Photoshop CS
- Bonus DVD with Photoshop 7 content
- DVD of project files
- 43 lessons in total organized very well by topics
Deke is back to entertain us with Photoshop training from his casino parlor. His crap table jokes are actually starting to get funny and I even looked forward to many of them. Everyone who uses Photoshop should know how to take advantage of Auto Levels, Color, Contrast. Deke explains very well the difference between them, and how they actually work. His samples are very easy to understand, and he covers most every topic in Photoshop on these DVD's.
To have created Photoshop CS training while it was in beta deserves a huge round of applause for Deke and the team at Total Training. The new features such as Camera Raw, Photo Montage, Shadow Highlight, Layer Comps are all covered here. It takes much effort on the part of Deke to create this content, and to bring it to us so quickly, along with his Illustrator CS training.
If you have been struggling with color management, then Deke will get you set up covering the most fundamental and important issues of color management. That can get to be such a huge topic, and it puzzles and aggravates many of us. Mac OS 10.3 just came out, and they did change much in the display control panel, but total training's coverage of the 10.2 version will help you understand how to get by the new improved 10.3 version.
Who is this for
Everyone from beginner to advanced will find something here. Advanced users might be wanting more projects such as how to create "amazing" liquid type using the Satin (not Satan) layer effect. You will find solutions to the most fundamental issues of video, web, and prepress, but IRE, dot gain, and mac versus pc web issues are not thoroughly covered, because there is so much other content to cover on these 7 DVD's.
I myself have been using Photoshop daily since it was originally barneyscan XP. My girlfriend is new to Photoshop and she said "For never using Photoshop before I found the DVD's very informative". She watched all of them with me so I think that everyone will utilize these DVD's.
Deke is one of the best trainers out there and his content is amazingly road tested and presented because of this. The guy really does not have to improve at all, but if he did would recommend some of the obscure real world a pressman, broadcast editor might encounter. You will learn many new tricks from these DVD's. Deke shows most of the tricks I know, he is amazing.