Adobe Photoshop is the application of choice for digital image manipulation, but its complexity can be daunting for beginners. Photoshop 5.5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide is an accessible, how-to guide to basic photo editing, manipulation, and correction techniques that will have you up and running in no time. In addition to the basics, you'll find full coverage of the latest features in this newly Web-enhanced version of Photoshop, which includes ImageReady 2.0.
With this guide, you don't have to wander through menus or wade through text. Concise, step-by-step instructions walk you through each task, and the numerous pictures and captions reassure you that you're in the correct dialog box, pop-up menu, or entry field. The book is full of updated material on using Photoshop effectively for Web images, and also covers the higher-end changes in Photoshop 5.5: improved color management, editable PostScript type layers, the new History palette and brush, 16-bit channel support, and other new palettes, actions, and tools.