Creative Photoshop is not a beginner's guide, nor is it exclusively for experts. It falls into that mysterious category in-between often referred to as intermediate. The idea of what an intermediate user does or does not know will often vary depending upon whom you're talking to. I have written this book assuming that you, as the reader, know your way around Photoshop and understand the basics. I am assuming that you have an idea of what the tools do, what layers are, the difference between vectors and pixels, etc.
Numerous functions and tools within Photoshop will be explored in depth, via the step-by-step instructions in the following chapters, however you'll need to know the basics to follow along with ease. For those of you who possess more ambition than Photoshop know-how, I can certainly relate. As a beginner, I would've picked up this book too. My advice to those who are just starting out, is to get familiar with the Photoshop Help menu. Any time you get stuck, you can do a specific search. The results will explain anything you need to know about using a tool or function in Photoshop. Once you find what you're after, you can continue following along where you left off.
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