Three iPhone books reviewed

On December 31, 2008, in Book Review, iPhone, by David Weeks

iPhone Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition
Christopher Breen

Peachpit Press
US $ 9.99
ISBN 978-0321564030
288 pages

iPhone The Missing Manual Second Edition (Covers the iPhone 3G)
David Pogue

US $24.99
ISBN 78-0596521677
376 pages
e-book edition available through iTunes Store $4.99 introductory price

The iPhone Book: How to Do the Most Important, Useful & Fun Stuff with Your iPhone, 2nd Edition
Scott Kelby and Terry White

Peachpit Press
US $19.99
ISBN 978-0321577832
336 pages
Adobe Reader PDF version for Mac and Windows only $15.99

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The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers
By Scott Kelby

New Riders
ISBN-10: 0-321-50191-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-50191-2
472 pages, paperback
US: $49.99, CAN: $61.99

The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers may have the longest book title I’ve ever had the pleasure of reviewing. This book was written by Scott Kelby who is the Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine, and President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Scott is an award-winning author of over forty books on Photoshop and digital photography.

I am neither a photographer, nor am I anywhere near proficient in Photoshop CS3. Mr. Kelby says anyone can use his book to “learn how the Pros do it.”

Let’s see….

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Scott Kelby’s 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3
by Scott Kelby

Peachpit Press
ISBN 978-0-321-50192-9, 239 pages
US$49.99, CN $56.99, UK £29.99

Since last Summer I have increased my use of Photoshop CS2 and now CS3 on nearly a weekly basis. Much of the reason is because of the work I do as a wedding photographer, and the other reason because of my goal to take my Photoshop skills to an advanced level. In the last few years, I’ve taken a class on Photoshop basics and I have fumbled around with its buttons and tools until I’ve gotten selected photos to look better than the original version. My current skills are largely based on what I’ve learned from reading and using Scott Kelby’s numerous books and some useful Photoshop tutorial websites. But while I aced the Intro to Photoshop class and can easily follow almost any good tutorial, I have yet to develop a strong workflow in Photoshop whereby I can look at a photo and know step-by-step how to make it better.

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The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book
Book Review

On September 19, 2007, in Book Review, by Bakari Chavanu

The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book
by Scott Kelby

473 pages
ISBN: 978-0-321-50191-2
New Riders Press

Like so many other photographers and Photoshop users, I always look forward with delight when Scott Kelby publishes a new book or updates a previous edition of one of his works.

President of the National Association of Photoshop Users, Kelby has a canny knack for explaining things in short order form. You can always expect him to bring the latest techniques and useful shortcuts for getting things done. This new book, The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book follows that tradition.

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The Digital Photography Book
Book Review

On October 10, 2006, in Book Review, by Bakari Chavanu

The Digital Photography Book
by Scott Kelby

Peachpit Books
ISBN 0-321-47404-X
219 pages
$19.99 US, $13.99 CN £13.99 UK

Author, Photoshop guru, and photographer, Scott Kelby is widely known for his popular tips books about such creative software as Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Elements, Apple’s OS X, and even tip books for the iPod.

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Mac OS X Killer Tips (10.2)
Book Review

On October 28, 2002, in Book Review, by Tim Robertson

Mac OS X Killer Tips (10.2)
Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: New Riders
Price: US $29.99

Hi, my name is Tim Robertson, and somehow I seem to have become the official reviewer of all books Kelby. Scott Kelby that is, author maniac who seems to have a new book published every other month over there at New Rider Publishing. I mean, a Photoshop 7 Killer Tips book, The Naked Truth book, Photo-Retouching book, a Down and Dirty Tricks Photoshop book, and now a Mac OS X Killer Tips book. (I just noticed something. Dirty, Secret, Naked…is Scott Kelby writing for Penthouse on the side as well?)

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The Naked Truth

On April 4, 2002, in Opinion, by Tim Robertson

With apologies to Scott Kelby for the title of this MacRelevant column, The Naked Truth, I decided to write a brief article on his book of the same name.

Recently writer Chris Seibold wrote a review on Scott Kelby’s latest book, Macintosh… The Naked Truth. I even emailed Scott before we published it, telling him that Chris gave him pretty high marks for his book. (Writers HATE hearing from people who liked their book, in case you were wondering.) Then, a week later, Scott asked me to go read the review of his book at by Paul Thurrott, News Editor of Windows 2000 magazine. I did, and if anything, it simply proves the point Scott made in his book.

In response to Mr. Thurrott’s review, I present this from Scott himself.

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