By far the most excellent book I've ever had the pleasure to own. Even though this book seems "too old" to be helpful, you'll have to take my word for it: it's not. It covers a number of techniques that are still required learning for ANY version of PhotoShop. Plus the book is just fecking sexy. It's glossy and beautiful and heavy. Anyone wanting to know PhotoShop well should invest in this book. If not in this one, then in another one from the 'WOW!' series. Wow is right.