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INTRODUCTION > Why we wrote this book

Why we wrote this book

The inspiration for this book came when Felix saw what the car payment would beon a new Porsche Boxster. He came to me and said, “Dude, I gotta write a book.” Okay,you know we're kidding, but admit it—don't you secretly wish that for once, when someone was doing something strictly for the money, they'd just come out and say so. Just once, wouldn't you like to hear someone admit it? Well, I hate to disappoint you, but I can tell you unequivocally that Felix and I absolutely did not write this book for the money. We wrote it to get free drugs. All authors get free drugs—it's in every book contract. Always has been.

TIP

This is a sidebar tip. Every great Photoshop book has a few of them. But this book is nothing but them. A whole book of cool sidebar tips, without the sidebars.


Actually, the reason we wanted to write this book is because of something that is already in almost every Photoshop book ever written: the tips. You know—those cool little tips littered throughout the sidebars of all great Photoshop books. We found that those little tips were often our favorite parts of the book. In fact, Felix and I agreed that frequently we'd read all those little sidebar tips first—before we'd ever sit down to actually read a chapter. It's those neat little tips that the great authors include that make using Photoshop so much fun (and make their books so great). The only problem is, there's just not enough of 'em.

So we thought, “Wouldn't it be cool if there was a Photoshop book where the whole book, covertocover, was nothing but those little tips on the side!” Then Felix jumped up and yelled, “Let's write that book!” I jumped up and yelled, “Yes, yes! We have to write that book. It's our destiny!” Then Felix yelled, “Then I can get my Porsche!” I mean, he yelled, “This book will help humanity and be written for the common good” (or something like that. I can't remember. Probably because of all the drugs).

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