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    Books on the design aspects?

    What's up all? I just ordered a few books that look like they would be nice to study through, they are on photoshop. Check em out:

    Photoshop CS4 down n dirty tricks

    Photoshop CS4 WOW! book

    I'm pretty sure I'll be able to pull something of use from these books but does anyone know of a book that goes deeper into the theory of graphic design?

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    4/5 stars isn't the greatest rating on Amazon for that subject but if you have a specific reason you're going for those books just make sure it's worth the .5-1 stars lower review/rating score.

    The way I figure, if I'm going to spend hours upon hours of my time reading a book then I'm gonna make damned sure I get everything out of the book that I can.

    Let me know how it goes. I'm working on learning PHP and MySQL so that I can give my website some substance but after I learn those basics then I'll have to move on to website graphic design which seems like it will be a monumental task. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by d'Anconia View Post
    4/5 stars isn't the greatest rating on Amazon for that subject but if you have a specific reason you're going for those books just make sure it's worth the .5-1 stars lower review/rating score.

    The way I figure, if I'm going to spend hours upon hours of my time reading a book then I'm gonna make damned sure I get everything out of the book that I can.

    Let me know how it goes. I'm working on learning PHP and MySQL so that I can give my website some substance but after I learn those basics then I'll have to move on to website graphic design which seems like it will be a monumental task. Good luck!
    Both are good books...especially the Wow! book which gives you a dvd so that you can work through all the examples (all of which are extremely detailed).

    The other one is more of a "do this, do that" type book that doesn't go into a whole lot of explanation but since I know a decent amount about PS already, I'm picking up alot of things from it.

    lol...slowly but surely

    -edit-

    Also, one thing I'm learning the more I get into this area of gfx...Illustrator tends to be better for web design than Photoshop although professionals use both anyway.
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    I'm a big fan of Graphis. I believe its online only now, but you can find old magazine copies on Ebay and similar sites.
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    I think the best variant is learning photoshop through tutorial, which you can find in the net. For example i learned Photoshop deeper such way.
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