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eBook The Photoshop CS2 Speed Clinic: Automating Photoshop to Get Twice the Work Done in Half the Time ePub

eBook The Photoshop CS2 Speed Clinic: Automating Photoshop to Get Twice the Work Done in Half the Time ePub

by Matt Kloskowski

  • ISBN: 0321441656
  • Category: Graphics and Design
  • Subcategory: Computers
  • Author: Matt Kloskowski
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (March 31, 2006)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1628 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1925 kb
  • Other: docx txt mbr azw
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 731

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If you want to increase your speed, and get twice the work done with half the headaches-this is the book for you!

If you're looking for an easy way to work fast in Photoshop CS2, congratulations, you've found it! Matt Kloskowski, Education and Curriculum Developer for the NAPP, shows you how to use the power of automation to instantly save time, money, and frustration. Once you master these powerful tools, you'll wonder how you ever got along without them If you want to increase your speed, and get twice the work done with half the headaches-this is the book for you!

Kloskowski's "PS CS2 Speed Clinic" is a must have, even if you are a beginner who is going to have to work with PS CS2 on a regular basis. Matt 'Rockin the Houski' Kloskowski's best work of many excellent works! I love this Photoshop book! For a number of reasons.

Kloskowski's "PS CS2 Speed Clinic" is a must have, even if you are a beginner who is going to have to work with PS CS2 on a regular basis. While I couldn't have started to learn PS CS2 with just this book, you couldn't pry it out of my grubby mitts at any price - it's THAT good.

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Automating Photoshop to Get Twice the Work Done in Half the Time. Published March 21, 2006 by Peachpit Press.

Other Books By Matt Kloskowski. Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature. The Photoshop Elements 5 Restoration and Retouching Book. The Photoshop Elements Book for Digital Photographers. The Photoshop CS2 Speed Clinic: Automating Photoshop to Get Twice the Work Done in Half the Time. With Safari, you learn the way you learn best.

Matt Kloskowski - The Photoshop CS2 Speed Clinic Automating Photoshop to Get Twice the Work Done in Half the Time - 2006.

If you're looking for an easy way to work fast in Photoshop CS2, congratulations, you've found it! Matt Kloskowski, Education and Curriculum Developer for the NAPP, shows you how to use the power of automation to instantly save time, money, and frustration. Once you master these powerful tools, you'll wonder how you ever got along without them. You'll learn how to: • Effectively use Adobe Bridge to manage your images • Add automation using actions • Create smarter actions • Use batch processing • Speed up the Camera Raw workflow • Customize scripts • Fine tune filters and preferences • And much more! This guide is not only packed with info, it will also show you hidden actions and automation gems that are already loaded when you install Photoshop CS2! If you want to increase your speed, and get twice the work done with half the headaches--this is the book for you!

Comments

Zodama Zodama
Since I was new to PhotoShop CS2, upgrading from years with PS Elements, I started with basic, highly recommended massive tutorial type PS CS2 books first. I had a "second tier" list of PhotoShop books for purchase consideration after I became at least semi-literate in PS CS2. This was near the top of my "second tier" book list - it should have been one of the FIRST PhotoShop books I bought!

Sure, it's not the only book you'd need if you're a total neophyte with PS CS2, but I'd highly recommend even a newbie buying it right along with one of the more thorough, step-by-step tutorial type PS books ... Kloskowski's "PS CS2 Speed Clinic" is a must have, even if you are a beginner who is going to have to work with PS CS2 on a regular basis. While I couldn't have started to learn PS CS2 with just this book, you couldn't pry it out of my grubby mitts at any price - it's THAT good. Even as someone who has used PS CS2 for less than a year, Speed Clinic has been, and continues to be an invaluable time-saver for me!

Within minutes, I'd finally figured out how to record a whole set of actions, one of which needs to be run on all of my photos as soon as they are loaded into Bridge before I do anything else to them. Subsequently, it took no time at all to understand how to batch process with Speed Clinic's coincise instruction! The other actions deal with a host of minor adjustments to my product photos. I am not a graphic artist, I use the CS2 package for my business as an artist, only I work in wood.

It took me less than an hour with Speed Clinic to get my super time-saving set of actions tweaked and recorded.

What had been taking me an hour or more per set of 3-5 photos of each piece of woodturned art has now been reduced to no more than 15 minutes and in some cases half that (I try to get the photos right at my table-top photo "studio" before it gets to PS, but nothing's ever perfect).

Any book that saves me THAT kind of time an hour after it arrives on my doorstep, gets my kudos and 5 stars. As a sole proprietorship business, for me, time IS money and lot of it; the more time I have to spend editing my product photos in PS, the less time I'm in my studio working.

Kloskowski's mini-tutorials on actions, droplets and smart objects, coupled with his "secrets" of batch processing have expedited my product photo editing incredibly. I realize I'm still what could be classified as a relative newcomer to PS CS2, but I'd learned enough already to be able to make instant use of a lot of Speed Clinic's time-saving suggestions.

By the time this book arrived, I'd already figured out a simple, but effective workflow, but I was slow as the proverbial doddering turtle getting it done on each photo. I cannot possibly adequately emphasize enough how much this book helped me immediately take what little PS knowledge I'd already learned and automate it. In under an hour after its arrival, I learned and executed in PS more than enough to justify the cost of the book and then some!

With Speed Clinic, I was able to learn how to set up/record an action and how to batch process all of my product photos to set resolution and other settings I need done to each and every photo set in a given product range before I even start editing them. Okay folks, remember, I said I was a rank newbie, having only upgraded from PSE4 to PS CS2 less than a year ago, so learning how to record an action and batch process all my new product photos with it was a very big, time-saving deal to me at the time! ;-)

There is, of course, SO much more in this book. If you have any basic ability to work in PhotoShop at ALL, this book will most definitely help you learn "how to work faster, smarter, and more efficiently" (and with a heck of a lot less frustration)!

I can't possibly recommend this book as a "must have" highly enough. It won't be the only book you need if you're brand new to PhotoShop, but I wouldn't linger long before purchasing it.
Thorgaginn Thorgaginn
Reading this book I was reminded that the humor of Scott Kelby leaves me a little cold. I guess being published by SK means the book must provide a sampling of his type of humor. The humor is funny at first reading but the third or fourth time it grows very dim.

That rant over I must say that the book is really good. It provides insight into Adobe Bridge, actions, and other speed tactics that will definitely enhance your work flow. Photographers who shoot a lot of pix will benefit most but there is much for everyone (except, maybe, those just beginning Photoshop who may be a bit bewildered).

Recommended reading. I just wish the print on the screen shots was big enough that I didn't need a loupe to read it.

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Cerar Cerar
Whether you consider yourself a total n00b in a PS world, or a seasoned veteran, you will find this book definitely worth its price. Matt covers so many nooks and crannies of the PS2 suite that it's hard to describe in a short review. The Turbo Boost notes (every page has one!) are little gems on their own, and it's just an icing on the cake of the book itself. I was reading the book in front of my PC with PS CS2 loaded, and I simply could not read on - I just *had* to try almost each and every tip immediately, and almost every one was an instant hit. The introduction to batch processing and automation is awesome.

All in all, this book is a great sidekick for everyone more or less serious about using his/her copy PS efficiently.
Gunos Gunos
For those of you who watch Photoshop TV, you'll get the little joke in the title. This book is fantastic, I've been using Photoshop for years, so I'm fairly knowledgeable when it comes to using the program. But this book is great whether you are an intermediate user, or a professional user. Matt does a great job teaching you ways to speed up your daily production in Adobe Photoshop CS2, in addition to some great tips and tricks.

He also touches on working with Adobe Bridge - Adobe's file browser / management / etc., software. Honestly, I'm normally not a "book" person, I usually prefer the video versions of everything. But the Photoshop CS2 Speed Clinic is written in a way that makes reading it easy and fun - I had a hard time putting it down! For the price ... It's a "must buy" for all Photoshop CS2 users!!!
Burilar Burilar
Matt 'Rockin the Houski' Kloskowski's best work of many excellent works! I love this Photoshop book! For a number of reasons. First, it can be read in an afternoon. That's right. 240 pages chock full of good stuff and it is that easy a read. Second, it is one of those photoshop books you'll keep close as it is an excellent reference book. Well organized, it is easy to find things (how many times have you known you can do something in Photoshop, but you can't remember how, and you can't remember where you read it... not a problem with this volume). Third, it is impossible not to like Matt. His style is friendly and unassuming. Clearly an expert, but he doesn't make you feel the lesser because you are still learning. Instead, he exhibits a genuine interest in bringing us all along. How can you not like that? Lastly, I am for any work that will allow me to do the things I like to do (and I love digital photography... 4 cameras and counting) smarter and more efficiently. I'll add that I like this one so much I may pick up a second copy so I can have one both at home and at the office. At a paltry 22 bucks, you can't go wrong. So what are you waiting for. Go buy your copy of Speed Clinic and tell Amazon to put a 'rush' on it!
Isha Isha
love it
Gosar Gosar
This is a really good productivity booster and time saver. If you use Photoshop a lot you will find a lot of uses for this book.