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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Adobe Photoshop Elements One-Click Wow! (3rd Edition) (One-Click Wow)
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Jack Davis
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5

This CD and reference are excellent. What can I add to Fred Showkers review, except to add my voice :-)
This is a quick way to produce very professional looking effects. No tacky designs here and anyone can do it. The book does however break down how some of the effects were made so you can make your own if you so desire. It also teaches you how to edit the effects if you want to.
The CD is usable for any level of user of Photoshop Elements or even in Photoshop. It's worth far more than the asking price.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Colin Moock
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Definitive Guide = Definitive Title

We are using Flash as the UI on an "avionics-grade" project. When I came on the project I knew I would be using every aspect of ActionScript - from simple 'ifs' and 'loops' to the low-down dirty details of the XMLSocket object - and I would need an "avionics-grade" reference. I read the reviews and Mr. Moock's book was highly regarded. The book has not disappointed me once - on the contrary, its proved to be the "definitive guide" on more than one very important decision. I have not spent much time in the first half of the book where the basics of Flash are explained, but on occasion I've thumbed up there and found good info. The true productivity-enhancer is the alphabetical class-by-class reference in the second half of the book. Many times a day I come to a decision point in my code, flip to the book's index, find the object I need, scan the object's methods and properties, read more in-depth, discover a previously unknown tidbit of AS knowledge, and return to my code with the feeling that an informed decision is about to be made. If you are going to be doing hard-core ActionScripting I would advise you to buy this book and place it opposite your mouse.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Adobe Photoshop CS: The Art of Photographing Women
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authors: Kevin Ames
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Must Have For Any Photoshop User

Kudos! If you are even thinking of getting into digital photography or boosting your photoshop skills to the next level, this book is THE book to own. At a price you cant beat, and the skills from one of the best in the world (if not the best), The Art of Photographing Women will not let you down. Kevin brilliantly alows the user to down load the same images that are in the book, so you can follow each step word for word and image for image.
I love this book!

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Applied Operating System Concepts
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin, Greg Gagne, Abraham Silberschatz, Avi Silberschatz
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5

I have taken many courses at both undergrad and grad levels and in doing so have come across books that left me wondering. This book in contrast is wonderful! It is excellent at covering the full spectrum of various operating system issues. I doubt I'd pick it up if I were intently interested in Macs, though. It does a good job of addressing UNIX/Solaris issues, JAVA, and of course Intel-based OS's. Was an easy read.