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Real World Adobe Photoshop Cs3 (Real World)by David Blatner
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Anyone who relies on Photoshop to meet tough production challenges knows that when a new version arrives, especially one as chockfull of enhancements as Photoshop CS3, there's no time to fool around. You need to get up to speed on it, and you need to do so now. This book will get you there. In this copiously illustrated book, best-selling author David Blatner offers shows you how to sharpen your Photoshop production techniques and provides clear explanations of the concepts that drive them. Readers will learn about managing color, correcting colors, capturing images, getting great scans, and more. They'll also find complete coverage of Photoshop CS3's new features: a streamlined interface, nondestructive Smart Filters, a new Quick Selection and Refine Edge tools, improved Curves, automatic layer alignment and blending, and more. Throughout, the emphasis in this book is on efficiency: the timesaving tips and professional shortcuts that will allow readers to solve their everyday production challenges creatively with Photoshop CS3.
This edition of Real World Photoshop is more tightly focused for the needs and demands of the professional digital photographers. From acquiring images to using an efficient processing workflow to maintaining image quality and final output quality all within the powerful feature set of Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop Extended CS4. Coverage of new features includes: live, non-destructive corrections in the Adjustments panel, re-editable, feathered, density controlled masks, enhanced auto-align, auto blend, 360 degree panoramas, and more.
The book's new focus helps readers understand the core workflow tasks, main print and web output options as well as the commercial printing information necessary to hand off images for prepress. Essentials information on file formats, color settings, image adjustment fundamentals, sharpness, detail, noise reduction, and image storage and output is also included. Photoshop Extended is covered where it relates specifically to photographers.
About the Author
David Blatner is an internationally known expert on Photoshop and QuarkXPress and is the author of numerous other books, including Real World QuarkXPress and Real World Adobe InDesign. David lectures on desktop publishing and digital imaging at conferences and workshops around the world.
Conrad Chavez began providing education, training, and support for digital-media applications in 1987, contributing countless pages to the user guides for print, Web, and digital video products at Aldus Corporation and Adobe Systems Incorporated. Now a freelance writer and editor, Conrad co-authored the books Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2 Breakthroughs (with David Blatner) and Real World Scanning and Halftones, Third Edition, and is a contributing writer for The Adobe Illustrator CS2 Wow! Book by Sharon Steuer.
Bruce Fraser is a widely recognized authority on digital imaging and color reproduction. He is the author of the best-selling Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and the co-author of Real World Color Management, and was a principal and co-founder of Pixel Genius, LLC.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Photoshop in the Real World
Chapter 1: Building a Photoshop System
Chapter 2: Image Essentials
Chapter 3: Color Essentials
Chapter 4: Color Settings
Chapter 5: Building a Digital Workflow
Chapter 6: Essential Photoshop Tips and Tricks
Chapter 7: Image Adjustment Fundamentals
Chapter 8: The Digital Darkroom
Chapter 9: Making Selections
Chapter 10: Sharpness, Detail, and Noise Reduction
Chapter 11: Essential Image Techniques
Chapter 12: Image Storage and Output
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