Collection of Photoshop Books
We have searched libraries across the world to create one of the most
comprehensive lists of Photoshop
publications. We hope that
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A bit about photoshop....
Adobe Photoshop is a graphics
editor (with some text and vector graphics capabilities) developed and
published by Adobe Systems. It is the market leader for commercial
manipulation, and probably the most well-known piece of software
produced by Adobe Systems. It is usually referred to simply as "Photoshop".
Photoshop is currently only available for Mac OS and Microsoft Windows;
versions up to Photoshop 7 can also be used with other operating
systems such as Linux using software such as CrossOver Office. Past
versions of the program were ported to the SGI IRIX platform, but
official support for this port was dropped after version 3.
The term photoshopping
is a neologism, meaning "editing an image", regardless of the program
used. Adobe discourages use of the term
out of fear that it will undermine the company's trademark; an
alternate term which leaves out the Photoshop reference is "photochop".
The term photoshop is also used as a noun referring
to the altered image. This is especially popular amongst members of the
websites Something Awful,
Fark, B3ta and Worth1000
where photoshopping is an institution. The goal of altering an image,
subtly or blatantly, is to make it humorous or clever, often via the
use of obscure in-jokes and pop culture
references. A very recent and even more obscure variety of this, is the
so called "Fake": extreme parodying of the current celebrity culture,
by blending famous faces with nude or pornographic images. Photoshop
competitions in all these varieties have become a favourite pastime for
many professional and amateur users of the software.
The term is sometimes used with a derogatory intent by
refer to images that have been retouched instead of originally
produced. A common issue amongst users of all skill levels is the
ability to avoid in one's work what is referred to as "the Photoshop
look" (although such an issue is intrinsic to many graphics programs).
In recent times, Photoshop has been used for altering
vehicles, usually cars, in a process known as 'digi-modding',
'photoshopping' or 'virtual-tuning'. About twenty websites
years have been established. The rate of expansion of this 'new' type
of art is huge. Although the websites that provide a base for people to
'showoff' their 'chops'
are fairly new, 'Photo-manipulated' cars have
been in automotive magazines for years.
[Source: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.]