Media praise for Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual

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"I just saw Photoshop World instructor Lesa Snider King's new book, Photoshop: The Missing Manual, and it so reminded me of when Deke McClellend used to write, The Photoshop Bible, (which I loved) because it literally covers everything about Photoshop (it's nearly 900 pages!). Lesa did a great job on the book, and in my mind, it is the new Photoshop Bible. Way to go Lesa!"
-- Scott Kelby, Photoshop Insider

"She's got a great style, the book looks really impressive, and I think is going to be one of those invaluable resources you have to take Photoshop to the next level. "
-- R.C. Concepcion, Layers Magazine

"Author Lesa Snider King, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that is intended to make learning Photoshop CS4 tolerable and even enjoyable by avoiding technical jargon as much as possible and explaining why and when you'll want to use certain features in the program. "
-- John R. Vacca, Amazon.com

"I'm a big fan of the 'Missing Manual' series and this one lives up to the strong reputation. As their press release stated, it's the book for 'Tips, Tricks and Practical Advice on how to use Photoshop CS4.'"
-- Gregg Ellman, Miami Herald

"This book, is not really a book, it is the Photoshop program in bound form. Rounding up to about 750 pages after you cut away intros, indexes and filler, this manual is hands-down the most complete guide to Photoshop that I have ever seen. "
-- Firgs (Elizabeth Gast), Design by Firgs

"750 pages of information that simply should have been included with Photoshop: The Missing Manual is just that - a full manual on almost anything you may want to know about Photoshop CS4 along with some information on topics you didn't even know you needed!"
-- Brad Lawryk, Cariboo Computer Magazine

"In this book Ms. Lesa Snider King had to cover EVERYTHING! That's a tall order when it comes to Photoshop."
-- Terry White, Terry White's Tech Blog

"The Missing Manual series is always a good investment in your time and money. This specific title covers every aspect of Photoshop and gives beginners a good intro and even provides great productivity tips for experienced users who are wanting to get up to speed with Photoshop CS4."
-- Jeff Kew, Fireboy Creative, Inc.

"Written with the clarity, humor, and objective scrutiny that are hallmarks of the Missing Manual series, Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual is the friendly, throrough resource you need. "
-- Jim Armstrong, Accent On Tampa Bay

"This is a thorough, easy-to-read reference manual about the latest version of Photoshop."
-- Allen Stenger, SPUG Nuggets, April 2009 Issue

"...a good comprehensive reference, providing an overview of all aspects of Photoshop. "
-- Steve McCann, The Tech Static

"Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual really meets all my Photoshop needs and is definitely worth five Cap-A-Dillos. It covers a serious topic but the humor in the book went a long way to make it an enjoyable read. "
-- Teresa Weaver, CapMac Offline, April 2009 Newsletter

"I would almost say that Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual is the type of book that you could read and work through from cover to cover, because the writing style and organization of the content lends itself to that type of reading. But this Missing Manual probably will most used as a reference book, answering questions and explaining strategies that you want to learn. It could also be useful as a college textbook. MyMac.com rating: 5 out of 5"
-- Bakari Chavanu, MyMac Magazine

"If you only want to get get one book for Photoshop CS4, then this is probably the one that you want. It leaves no stone unturned in Photoshop, it is much more generally focused than the other books, and can serve has a reference manual that you pull off of the shelve when you get stuck on an image/technique."
-- Craig Lee, 4P Photoblog

"I highly recommend this book whether you are a Photoshop guru or a Photoshop wanna-be!"
-- Debbi Sedlak, GMUG June 2009 Newsletter

"This might be the best Photoshop book I've read. And I've read a lot of them. What impressed me most is the attention to detail and colorful illustrations."
-- Kevin Slimp, Institute of Newspaper Technology

"A must-have if you need to know everything there is to know about Photoshop, but it's going to take a long time to consume all the information over nearly 800 pages of text!"
-- Advanced Photoshop, Issue 56

"I’m currently taking a Photoshop 2 class and our textbook is Photoshop CS4 The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider King. I think it’s one of the best Photoshop books for students. The examples and explanations are very easy to understand, and the author has a humorous style of writing. "
-- Sandy, Sandylp.com

"...coherent, informative, and full of useful content. It is sufficient for all who feel one book is enough. The numerous color graphics pop and are one of its many strengths...Lesa’s writing style is clear and amusing. Her sense of humor comes through making this book an easy read. Her uncomplicated explanations for very complex topics are remarkable...This is the book that should have been in the box with Photoshop CS4. Buy it."
-- Maria O. Arguello, The PMUG Dialog, November 2009, Volume XXVI, November 11

"Overall I was very much impressed with Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual. I intend to keep it close at hand from now on."
-- Joseph Chabot, D-MAG.org (Digital Media Artists Group)



"Lesa did a great job on [Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual], and in my mind, it is the new Photoshop Bible."
--Scott Kelby, Photoshop Insider