Best Of Photoshop CS2 by Jack Davis

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Best Of Photoshop CS2
by Jack Davis
June 17, 2007





Best Of Photoshop CS2
by Jack Davis
Sessions: 14
Tutorial Time: 4hrs 53mins
MSRP: $125.00 | Click For Best Price
Jack Davis and Software Cinema have created a Photoshop DVD which packs about 5 hours of valuable content for some great overall familiarity with Photoshop but also in-depth learning. Best Of Photoshop CS2 is designed to give anyone a head start on the learning paths to creating eye-opening images and techniques which simply cannot be learned on their own without the essential knowledge of Jack Davis. Mr. Davis has almost 20 years of imaging know-how, and has written books on the topic. Jack is also very talented in the logo design field and has his own company, JHDavis Design. Being a designer, illustrator, and book writer, Jack is certainly a busy fellow.

What Is Covered

The following is an index of topics featured in Best Of Photoshop CS2:

  • Session 01: Photoshop CS2 Interface 21:08
  • Session 02: Adobe Bridge 51:54
  • Session 03: Camera Raw 3 46:02
  • Session 04: Lens Correction Filter 10:17
  • Session 05: High Dynamic Range (HDR) 21:35
  • Session 06: Red Eye Correction 5:43
  • Session 07: Smart Sharpen 27:46
  • Session 08: Noise Reduction 18:04
  • Session 09: Smart Collage 34:30
  • Session 10: Image Warp 23:35
  • Session 11: Vanishing Point 21:53
  • BONUS OVERVIEW SESSIONS

  • Session 12: Paths To Great Photos - Bridge 25:45
  • Session 13: Paths To Great Photos - Optimizing 15:30
  • Session 14: Paths To Great Photos - Camera Raw 15:22
Best Of Photoshop CS2 by Jack Davis - Session 01 Photshop CS2 Interface
Photoshop CS2 Interface

Best Of Photoshop CS2 by Jack Davis - Session 04 Lens Correction Filter
Lens Correction Filter

Best Of Photoshop CS2 by Jack Davis - Session 05 High Dynamic Range (HDR)
High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Best Of Photoshop CS2 by Jack Davis - Session 07 Smart Sharpen
Smart Sharpen

Best Of Photoshop CS2 by Jack Davis - Session 09 Smart Collage
Smart Collage

Best Of Photoshop CS2 by Jack Davis - Session 14 Paths To Great Photos - Camera Raw
Paths To Great Photos - Camera Raw

A Photoshop CS2 Goldmine

Best Of Photoshop CS2 is packed with information and content. Some of my favorite video sessions were Smart Sharpen (Session 7), Lens Correction Filter (Session 4), Smart Collage (Session 9), and the Paths To Great Photos bonus sessions.

Pros

  • Great examples with rich colors which make the sessions enjoyable
  • Elaborate techniques are well-explained
  • 5 hours of content
Cons
  • None observed
Observations
  • Appears to not play in modern "home multimedia" DVD players--only PC-based DVD players
This is really a great DVD, and Software Cinema has recruited another talented artist to demonstrate the potential of Photoshop CS2. Jack Davis has an excellent assortment of images and examples to help you fully understand and comprehend the techniques he applies in each session. Best Of Photoshop CS2 is not only valuable as an overall guide to Photoshop CS2, but is also a helpful guide to potential workflow techniques as well.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PLUS

Having reviewed several of the Software Cinema DVDs, I have yet to find duplicate content. Each of the authors has their own unique style which makes every Software Cinema DVD special to have and to own as part of a great digital imaging how-to collection.



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