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Photoshop Most Wanted 2: More Effects and Design Tips

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 1-2
  3. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 3-15
  4. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 17-32
  5. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 33-48
  6. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 51-67
  7. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 69-81
  8. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 83-93
  9. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 95-107
  10. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 109-128
  11. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 129-139
  12. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 141-155
  13. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 157-166
  14. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 167-185
  15. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 187-197
  16. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 199-211
  17. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 213-219
  18. Colin Smith, Al Ward
    Pages 221-253
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 277-283

About this book


The follow up to their hugely popular first book: Photoshop Most Wanted. All-new effects with even more hints and tips than before, plus a CD this time around, at no extra cost!

The best, most requested effects that you've seen on the Web and elsewhere, explained by two Photoshop experts: Al Ward and Colin Smith. In response to feedback from their popular web sites and their first book, Al and Colin have teamed up again with friends of ED to answer your questions. They've packed in lots of useful information, not just how to create a certain effect, but other tips too, like how to improve your workflow, variations on effects, and creative suggestions to help you express yourself further.

The book is divided into three main sections. In the first two, Al and Colin work individually to create the most wanted effects, and in the third section, Al and Colin combine their skills in two different design projects. These projects were selected to demonstrate how designers tackle a variety of tasks when working with others, the questions and issues that may arise, and how the final product is achieved.

The focus is on tutorials and how to create effects rather than lengthy descriptions of individual tools. The majority of requests that Al and Colin receive are about producing stunning images, not explaining the tools, so that's what they've concentrated on. We've kept one thing in mind during the making of this book: what do our readers really want?


3D Adobe Photoshop Photoshop Workflow design friends of ED photo manipulation

About the authors

A certified Photoshop addict and webmaster of Action FX Photoshop Resources (, Al Ward hails from Missoula, Montana. A former submariner in the U.S. Navy, Al now spends his time creating add-on software for Photoshop and writing on graphics-related topics. Al has been a contributor to Photoshop User Magazine and a contributing writer on Foundation Photoshop 6 and Photoshop Most Wanted: Effects and Design Tips, Inside Photoshop 6 and Special Edition Inside Photoshop 6 from New Riders. Al was also a panelist at the Photoshop World 2001 Los Angeles Conference, and contributes to the official National Association of Photoshop Professionals website as the actions area coordinator.

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"Each tutorial is written in a friendly, down-to-earth manner that’s easy to follow. Friends of ED excels at making this type of book, and beginners are likely to adore it." - Computer Arts

"A worthy addition to the shelves of Photoshop fans and those wanting to take their images further." - Digital Photography User

"If you’ve ever wondered what you can do to take your Photoshop skills to the next level but were too afraid to ask, this title could be the answer." - Practical Internet Web Designer