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Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual


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Publisher Comments:

Photoshop CS5 is more amazing than ever, but it can be overwhelming if you're just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop a breeze by explaining things in a conversational, friendly style — with no technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you'll delve deep into Photoshop's secrets with expert tips and practical advice you can use every day.

  • Learn your way around. Get a guided tour of Photoshop's efficient new workspace
  • Unlock the power. Learn the best ways to use layers, channels, masks, paths, and more
  • Bring images to life. Discover how to effectively retouch, resize, and recolor your photos
  • Be artistic. Create beautiful illustrations and paintings, and use text effectively
  • Share your work. Produce great-looking photos for print and the Web
  • Work smarter and faster. Automate common chores and install plug-ins for complex tasks
  • Get bonus online content. Find more great material on the Missing CD page

Written with the clarity, humor, and objective scrutiny, Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual is the friendly, thorough resource you need.

Book News Annotation:

Beginning with a basic discussion of the Photoshop CS5 user interface and finishing with more advanced topics like web integration, this manual walks the reader through many of the features of this popular photo manipulation software. The guide is divided into sections covering subjects such as layers, image correction, channels and filters and step by step instructions, including numerous screen shots, lead novice and intermediate users through many of the common functions of the application. Snider, a stock photographer and columnist for Macworld magazine, also includes information about preparing photographs for printing, both at home and with commercial offset presses. Links to on-line appendices that provide installation and troubleshooting help for the software itself are provided. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Lesa Snider is on a mission to teach the world to create--and use--better graphics. She's a stock photographer and chief evangelist for iStockphoto, founder of the creative tutorial site, author of Photoshop: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly, 2008), Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals (, From Photo to Graphic Art, and Practical Photoshop Elements ( She writes regularly for Macworld Magazine, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Elements Techniques, and Layers Magazine. Lesa is also a corporate trainer and teaches at many industry conferences including Photoshop World, Macworld Expo, Mac Mania Geek Cruises, and the esteemed Santa Fe Workshops. Since 2003, she has assisted New York Times technology columnist David Pogue with many projects, including his Missing Manual book series and NYT videos. You can catch Lesa's Graphics Tip of the Week live each Wednesday night on the Your Mac Life internet radio show, which she co-hosts.

Table of Contents

The Missing CreditsForewordIntroductionPart One: The Basics
  • Chapter 1: Photoshop CS5 Guided Tour
  • Chapter 2: Opening, Viewing, and Saving Files
  • Chapter 3: Layers: The Key to Nondestructive Editing
  • Chapter 4: Selections: Choosing What to Edit
  • Chapter 5: Controlling Color with Channels
Part Two: Editing Images
  • Chapter 6: Cropping, Resizing, and Rotating
  • Chapter 7: Combining Images
  • Chapter 8: Draining, Changing, and Adding Color
  • Chapter 9: Correcting Color and Lighting
  • Chapter 10: The Beauty Salon: Photoshopping People
  • Chapter 11: The Art of Sharpening
Part Three: The Artistic Side of Photoshop
  • Chapter 12: Painting in Photoshop
  • Chapter 13: Drawing with the Vector Tools
  • Chapter 14: Creating Artistic Text
  • Chapter 15: The Wide World of Filters
Part Four: Printing and the Web
  • Chapter 16: Photoshop and Print
  • Chapter 17: Photoshop and the Web
Part Five: Photoshop Power
  • Chapter 18: Working Smarter with Actions
  • Chapter 19: Beyond Photoshop: Plug-Ins

Product Details

Snider, Lesa
Pogue Press
Foreword by:
Pogue, David
Pogue, David
Digital Media - Graphics Applications
Computer graphics
Photography -- Digital techniques.
CS3;CS4;Photoshop;digital photography;graphics;image editing;photography
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Missing Manual
Publication Date:
9.19 x 7.00 in

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