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THIS IS NOT THE INTRODUCTION

THIS IS NOT THE INTRODUCTION

Every book has an introduction, and virtually nobody reads them. That's why, instead of including a boring introduction that nobody will read anyway, this is actually “the Preamble” to the book. That's right, baby—a preamble. This is more important than it may sound at first, because as you're probably aware, not many printed documents these days have a preamble (thought this could certainly start a trend). In fact the only document that I can think of that has a preamble is the U.S. Constitution (and it's done pretty well thus far). So I'm following in the footsteps of our forefathers by trying to create a piece that will endure for more than 200 years (or until the next version of Photoshop is released. Whichever comes first).

…there are techniques in this book that I've never seen anybody, anywhere, showing how they're done!


When you break it down, the word “Preamble” is really ideal because, as you know, the prefix “pre” means “before the fix” (which, in layman's terms, means this all occurred before something was broken), and the word “amble” is the root of the Latin word “ambulance” which is what you'd need if you were to break your foot while reading this book. So, in short, this Preamble is what to read before you break your foot. Ah, it all makes perfect sense now, doesn't it?

So now that we've established that this is clearly NOT an introduction, what will reading this do for you (you being the wonderful, multi-faceted, truly unique, genius-type person who bought this book)? Reading this will help you “get inside my head” (Don't worry. I've got a huge bobble-head with over 120,000 square feet of contiguous air-conditioned warehouse space, so climb right in).

All kidding aside, taking a quick moment to read this preamble will make using this book much easier and much more enjoyable for you. Primarily because you'll then understand how and why it was written, why I did certain things the way I did, and then how to get the most from this book. Plus, it says something about you, and the kind of person you are (the kind of person who will continue reading this preamble, knowing full well that it's really the introduction, simply because you don't want to hurt my feelings. I dig you, man). Now, on to how to use this book.

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