Media praise for Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook

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"Photographers will love the recipes that emulate classic photographic processes such as ambrotypes, cyanotypes, and cartes de visite....graphic designers and artists will enjoy learning how to use Photoshop to give their photos the feel of Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers or to turn their personal muse into a cubist masterpiece in homage to Pablo Picasso."
-- Jack Howard, Popular Photography & Imaging

"...Beardsworth does an excellent job of providing us the recipes to recreate these works. I only tried a few recipes, but my Ansel Adams knockoff looked more like Adams then anything I had ever done. My impressionist photograph looked like it belonged in the Salon des Refuses. My Japanese woodblock photograph was less successful but this was more from the use of an inappropriate photograph then from anything the author explained. Besides providing the recipes, the book also includes an intense refresher course in Photoshop tools."
-- Conrad J. Obregon, Nikonians

"Each technique begins with a bit about the origins of the photographic style, an explanation of the process and the type of image best suited to the exercise. The step-by-step instructions for achieving the techniques that follow are amply illustrated...I think anyone would find some valuable tips and techniques by working through this cookbook."
-- Iris Yoffa, eJournal of the Tucson Computer Society

"As inspiring as it is informative, this book takes a look at how you can replicate more than five-dozen photographic and artistic techniques/styles using Photoshop."
-- Peter Bauer, Photoshop User

"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

"...I found most of the 62 techniques quite fascinating. If you want to explore the realm of fine art effects and perhaps use this as a stepping stone to creating your own creative effects, then Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook may be just your ticket."
-- T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine



"Photographers will love the recipes that emulate classic photographic processes such as ambrotypes, cyanotypes, and cartes de visite....graphic designers and artists will enjoy learning how to use Photoshop to give their photos the feel of Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers or to turn their personal muse into a cubist masterpiece in homage to Pablo Picasso."
--Jack Howard, Popular Photography & Imaging