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What you need to know about the latest Photoshop tricks By Ko Maruyama
You probably know Scott Kelby from many publications, especially as the editor of Photoshop User magazine. In his latest book, PHOTOSHOP CS4 DOWN & DIRTY TRICKS, Scott and Corey Barker walk through  several of the latest design tricks and trends Photoshop users recognize in so much of the print work available today.

The new book, available from New Riders press shows great tricks that every Photoshop user will want to know. However, more than a guide for Photoshop users, the lessons for layout and layer manipulation can easily be transferred to other Adobe applications such as aftereffects and to some extent In Design as well.

An upcoming conference for Kelby training in Los Angeles will feature instructor Terry White. This seminar includes not only a workbook to help you get through all of the lessons, but also DVDs of training and software and a free one-month online training subscription to Kelby The conferences are held in person for one day -- this time in Los Angeles on July 17, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

This supposes that you're able to get to a city to see the training in person. However, the book is a great solution if you cannot get to one of Scott's trainers, bringing the training to your desktop. The book makes a great reference not only for the specific tutorials for the individual tricks outlined in the book, but techniques that can be used in many situations to create many new tricks.

Because the book is a Peachpit Publication, when you purchase the book you will not only get the book itself, which allows you to pick it up off of your library shelf anytime you need to reference it (or read it without sitting in front of your computer), if you do decide that you want to read a digital copy of it, you will also be able to register your purchase, and download the digital copy for reference anywhere you can view the electronic version for 45 days through Safari Books Online!

You can also download some FREE content to test drive the book before you buy it:

It's got some great stuff for any intermediate or even advanced photoshop users who want to understand some popular tricks right away.

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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