Digital image making: the basics
Simple picture manipulation - improving the look of your photos (changing color values)
Simple picture manipulation - moving past the basics Controlling change - using selections
Combining images - working with layers and masks Using text - understanding vector graphics Manipulating images - creating special effects
Working with the Web - optimizing and uploading images
Corel Photo Album 6 - organizing your pictures Jargon Buster
Ken McMahon runs Pelican Graphics, a digital design consultancy specializing in design and artwork production for print media and the web. He is also a freelance journalist, writing for PCWorld, Mac User and PC Pro in the UK, and a best-selling author.
"When you pick up any book from Focal Press, you know two things.
One: it is extremely useful for photographers, and Two: it is
qualitative, thorough information for those wanting in depth
knowledge. There are more books about PSP, so why bother? In short:
Paint Shop Pro 8, the guide to creating professional images is by
far the clearest guide for PSP. It's a serious book for people
wanting to know more. Of course every function of the program is
discussed in detail. But it is the examples that make this manual
the best. It is strongly visual, with lots of examples and
Amazon.com reviews of Paint Shop Pro 9 for Photographers:
"As soon as I opened this book I knew I would like it. It's in COLOR, what a novel idea, to make a photo book in color!!!!
:-)It deals with digital photos and scans and web only, none of that other stuff you can do like make graphics and things. You can also download the picture from the web site to follow along. For working with digital photos and scans this is the BEST PSP 8 book I have used."
"If you have just a little knowledge of digital imaging this is the book for you. Illustrations are great and the text is easy to follow. Recommend you read PSP 8 "Fast and Easy" first and then read this book. Great Australian sense of humor throughout book."
'This book is ideal for you whether you are new or well versed in the world of mega pixels. Enjoy!'
Gage S. Lockhart, Technical Support Specialist, Corel Software Inc.
"This beautifully illustrated book provides information and guidance on using Paint Shop Pro X from a photographer's perspective...Newcomers to Paint Shop should read the book in a linear manner, while others may wish to use the book more as a reference by sampling particular chapters...The book is very well written and organized." - HiTech Review, July/Aug. 2006
"If you have Paint Shop Pro and really want to use it to its fullest, you need this book. There are vert few quality books available for this program, and this one, published by Focal Press, is at the top of the list...This book is organized well by using color coded pages for easy access to the many chapters, quality images to illustrate technique instructions and results, and tutorials at the end of every chapter to put to use the information that was just explained." - Apogee Photo Magazine, August 2006
"If you're using Corel's Paint Shop Pro X for your digital darkroom work, you'll really appreciate this book...Beginners, as well as experienced, Paint Shop Pro X users will benefit from this well written, easy to understand book...Paint Shop Pro X for Photographers is well written, well organized and well illustrated, and that's more than enough to put it on your bookshelf." - Digital Photographer, Oct/Dec 2006