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"This is something that you will want in your library. You will find yourself referring to it often. The 113 easy to follow recipes will help you to improve your photos and create special effects. This is a great book."
-- Clara Harold, eJournal of the Tucson Computer Society

"The best way to use this book is to read through it so that you can see the kind of problems that are covered, without trying to commit the individual steps to memory. Keep the book near at hand and when you encounter one of those unusual problems, open the book and then follow the steps suggested. "
-- Conrad J. Obregon, Amazon.com

"This is Barry Huggins' 5th book on digital imaging and graphics software, and his expertise as an author and trainer becomes readily apparent in delving into the specifically targeted projects he presents in each chapter....I find this book qualifies for placement in a handy spot on my bookshelf and I recommend that you put it on yours if you have an established or evolving interest in digital photography and are intrigued by the magic of Photoshop."
-- Rochelle Goldman, Main Line Macintosh Users Group (MLMUG)

"One hundred and thirteen recipes? No kidding. That's a lot of recipes for a housewife...If the housewife like me has 113 easy recipes at hand, every day before she decides what to cook for dinner, she can just open up the book and point to a page randomly, or select a page based on the appetite, and then make dinner by following the instruction. The whole process is made easier and less painful due to the presence of the recipe book. Well, these 113 recipes for a digital photographer serve the same purpose. Open the book and find an appropriate topic. Then go to the specified page and follow the instructions....With only $29.95, you can enjoy more than a formal Mexican or Italian or Chinese dinner. You can have a lot of desserts, main entries, different soups, sushi rolls, egg rolls, spring rolls, exotic fruits, and exotic fishes, and it is not a bad deal in my opinion."
-- Jin Yang, The Bridge (Mephis PC Users Group)

"This book provides excellent guidance for digital photographers with beginner-to-intermediate-level Photoshop skills...Overall, The Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital Photographers provides a useful introduction to retouching techniques and makes a handy reference tool to keep on your bookshelf."
-- Kimberley Bermender, American Society of Media Photographers: Northern California

"Photoshop is the digital artist and photographer's premier choice for editing and manipulating digital photos. And with the mounting interest in digital photography, the demand for practical guidance, expert techniques, tips and solutions — recipes for success if you will — continues to grow. It's exactly all of this and more that O'Reilly delivers in its beautifully designed and visually stunning new series, the "Photoshop Digital Studio Cookbooks.""
-- Jennifer Apple, PhotoshopSupport.com

"This book is packed full of 113 recipes for getting the most out of your Photoshop experience. Most of the recipes are clear and concise. While the book is intended for use similarly to a food cookbook in that generally a person would not sit down and read this book cover to cover a la War and Peace but instead search for a recipe that suited their immediate needs, I found myself paging through sequentially, discovering many ways to “convince” photoshop to do what you want...There is something here for everyone, of all levels, to learn. The novice will gain immense understanding of Photoshop, her features and the power hidden behind the scenes of this immense program. Even professional Photoshop users and trainers will find tidbits of information here to make their workflow more efficient or enjoyable."
-- , ELUG (Edmonton Linux Users Group)

"In Photoshop Photo Retouching Cookbook, Barry Huggins will, in step-by-step instructions, show you how to perform all these techniques and many more. In fact, there are 113 recipes for adjusting, correcting, retouching, and manipulating your photographs...While Photoshop Photo Retouching Cookbook will work for anyone wanting to roll up their sleeves and take advantage of learning new techniques, it will be especially helpful to those that work with Photoshop and want to have at hand a quick reference book of retouching techniques."
-- T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine

"Barry Huggin’s book covers Photoshop CS2 and it is an excellent book in many ways. I especially recommend it for photomanipulators who wonder what CS2 can do for them that Photoshop Elements 3 or 4 can’t do. I’m not talking about all the things that happen when a professional ships his photo-file to a publisher, I am only concerned about getting some photos fixed, upgraded, or created and delivered to your kids, friends, and neighbors. This book changed the way I think about Photoshop and the way I work with photos."
-- James Hodges, Silicon Valley Computer Society

"This is one of those books that has multiple functions. Not only does it become a reference book but, if you're like me, as you read many of the sections you will find yourself inspired to try what you learned on your own photos....Overall this book is packed with practical how to steps and will help you fix, change or create an image from all of your photos."
-- Joseph Iagnemmo, Austin Adobe User Group (AAUG)



"You will find yourself referring to [this book] often. The 113 easy to follow recipes will help you to improve your photos and create special effects. This is a great book."
--Clara Harold, eJournal of the Tucson Computer Society