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Author Topic: Free PhotoShop book  (Read 6844 times)

Carol Haynes

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Free PhotoShop book
« on: June 02, 2008, 06:32:57 AM »
Direct from the publishers website you can get "The PhotoShop Anthology: 100 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques" for free.

Just click on the link and enter a valid email address and they will send you a download link for the full PDF version of the book in both print quality and a lower res quality.

The only difference to the print edition is that the book is linked to a competition to win a MacBook and it has a small banner across the bottom of each page.

The book is targeted at Photoshop CS2 but the introduction says it should work with all versions.

I have been subscribed to SitePoints mailing list for a few years now (and bought a number of their excellent books) and haven't had problems with spam from them - however in this instance I would suggest using a throwaway email address as there are links to third party companies that I haven't previously dealt with and the the offer is obviously linked to a marketing campaign.

Here is the full email offer I received including the accress link:

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Our entire Photoshop Book is FREE to download for 14 days!

You've downloaded PDF sample chapters of SitePoint's books in the past, so I thought you'd be thrilled to discover that for the next 14 days you can download the full 278 page PDF version of "The Photoshop Anthology" (usually $29.95) for FREE!

Here's your link to snap up a free copy:

http://www.sitepoint.com/launch/f948f3

There's no catch. This is no "special offer." It's purely a FREE giveaway of this incredible book.

Grab your copy today before our servers go into meltdown!

All the best,

Shayne Tilley
sitepoint.com

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Re: Free PhotoShop book
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 12:12:40 PM »
nice find.

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Re: Free PhotoShop book
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 12:32:19 PM »
Also note that there is a link in the book for the downloadable files for the tutorials. By clicking the link you need to confirm ownership and enter a specified word from a chapter in the book to get the download. Works fine for this free version.

There are three typos in the book (on the website errata page). For some reason the first and third errata are fixed in the book but the second isn't - strange!

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Re: Free PhotoShop book
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008, 03:19:22 AM »
I don't know how they are now, but when I got a hold of Photoshop in my first position at my company, they gave me the time to go through the tutorials and they were fantastic!  It took about 40 hours to go through them all, but it got me from someone who knew NOTHING about "photoediting" (quotes because it is much more than photo editing, it is practically any picture) to being reasonably competent with both the tool and the techniques.  I strongly suggest them to anyone who wants to learn how to use Photoshop the way it was intended.

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Re: Free PhotoShop book
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008, 02:05:45 PM »
Nice! Thanks for posting that.

What is kind of funny though is the banner there:

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It's pretty bad. Rough and ugly. Rather ironic really.
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Re: Free PhotoShop book
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2008, 04:11:43 PM »
Interesting I am sure that label wasn't there when I posted the link.

Maybe they should send their designer a copy of the book ;)

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Re: Free PhotoShop book
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2008, 09:22:53 AM »
Thanks Carol - just downloaded (using throway address)!

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