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>Mike Slusher <email@example.com> wrote: > Has anyone used Ultimate Knockout or Mask Pro? I finally went out and bought > Adobe PS 5.5 , Illustrator, PageMaker, StreamLine, and After Effects. > Where did you get win 2000? Is it released? I use MaskPro & PS5.02 with win nt4.0. MP is relatively easy to use but the documentation is is not very well organized nor is it easy to follow. But before you get into mask pro, better get familiar with ps tools, layers and channels. Re books, you didn't say what kind of work you intend to be doing with this package, but that said, here are my favorite books.: I have half a dozen PS5.0 books, the best IMHO are "inside adobe PS5" by gary and barbara bouton, a good beginning reference and "Real World PS 5" by DAvid Blatner, a little more advanced but an indispensable reference. The WAite Group "Adobe PS5 How to" by Richard Lynch (this is published by SAMS) is also pretty good except that the images on the cd do not use pS extensions and you have to manually change the extension of each image to .psd in order to view it. this is just a simple screw up on the part of the publisher. I emailed the author to inquire about this and received a very nice reply. If you live near a compusa, they have pretty good introductory courses on PS & Illustrator. Plan to spend at least a month (depending upon how much time you have and how dedicated you are) to get familiar with PS basic functions if you have never used a sophisticated imaging pgm. Same for Illustrator. As for pagemaker, it is a program with many limitations. I have recently purchased Adobe InDesign which promises to be more feature rich than PM and also, more like Illustrator & PS in form and function. One final word, all of the books I mentioned are version 5.0. Blatner has a little sticker on the cover that says 5.5, but read the fine print. Good Luck Gene McLaughlin - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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