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Photoshop 5 5.5 Wow Bookby Linnea Dayton
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Photoshop users the world over are awaiting the release of The Photoshop 5 Wow! Book as eagerly as they awaited the new software release itself. The newest version of the most popular image-editing software ever is packed with the features users want and have asked for, like multiple levels of undo, editable text, enhanced color managements, easy-to-apply special effects,extended automation tools, and more. The Photoshop Wow! books have set new standards for computer book publishing. Readers find creative techniques and solutions developed by renowned artists and designers, plus no-nonsense practical advice on using the software, and galleries of professional artwork for print, the Web, and video. This combination of time- and work-saving tips and techniques for illustration, photo manipulation, special effects, and painting, all shown in full color, has garnered professional awards for the Most Useful Book, Best Computer Book, and Best Advanced How-To Software Book and has earned praise from readers everywhere. For the first time, by popular demand, the CD-ROM for this fully updated edition provides the original photos used for many of the book's techniques, so readers can work through the step-by-step instructions as tutorials. There's also an Instructor's Guide that educators can adapt for any course from a weekend workshop to a full-semester class. Now cross-platform, with both Windows and Mac in a single volume x Fully updated with new tips and techniques specific to Adobe Photoshop 5, including an expanded Web graphics section Beautifully illustrated throughout with full-color artowrk by top Photoshop professionals, and a bound-in Wow! poster. Cross-platform CD-ROM contains more custom Actions for automation, stunning special effects, tutorial photos, an instructor's guide, valuable filters, sample programs, and more treats x Photoshop Wow! books are indispensable resources in top design studios and corporate art departments and are widely used as textbooks in college and university art and design departments and interactive communication classes.
Book News Annotation:
This new edition of a guide to Adobe covers both Windows and Macintosh versions. It combines examples (mostly in color) and practical nuts-and-bolts information to help maximize the program's performance and the users' own creativity and efficiency. The included CD-ROM contains actions that automate many Photoshop effects, images that can be used while learning and practicing the different techniques, plus filters, photos, and demo programs. Linnea and Davis are instructors with "The Power of Photoshop" satellite training broadcasts and videotape series.
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Learn creative, practical, timesaving techniques for Web graphics, illustration, photo manipulation, and special effects with The Photoshop 5/5.5 Wow! Book. This updated edition of the award-winning bestseller features real-world examples from artists and designers of the kind of stunning, professional, full-color artwork you want to produce, and provides clear, step-by-step instructions for applying these techniques to your own projects.
The Photoshop 5/5.5 Wow! Book covers the new Extract command for difficult-to-select subjects and shows you how to use ImageReady 2 to create rollovers, animated GIFs, and sliced images for speedy, high-quality Web graphics. You'll also learn how to apply Layer Effects and get the most from "live" type. The book thoroughly explains the History palette and how to use it to perform multiple undos, new painting techniques with the Impressionist History and Art History brushes, and fast and flexible image-editing. The CD-ROM contains "before and after" tutorial files for the techniques in the book, with all layers and channels intact, as well as copy-and-paste Wow! Layer Effects, custom Actions, filters, and demos.
Windows system requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Pentium-class or faster processor, Windows 95 or NT 4.0 or higher, 8-bit video card, 32MB of available RAM, 125 MB free harddisk space. Macintosh system requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Power PC processor, MacOS 7.6 or higher, 8-bit color or better, 32 MB of available RAM, 119 MB free hard disk space.
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