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Real World Adobe Photoshop CS
Synopses & Reviews
Noodling around with Photoshop to create interesting composite artwork is all well and good. But if you rely on Photoshop to meet tough production challenges in a fast-paced professional environment, noodling won't cut it! You need results, and you need them now: This book delivers! In this copiously illustrated volume, best-selling authors David Blatner and Bruce Fraser offer scads of hands-on production techniques--as well as clear explanations of the concepts that drive them--so that you can get the best results possible on your own Photoshop CS projects. You'll learn about managing color, getting great scans, correcting tones and colors, and more. You also find complete coverage of all of Photoshop CS' newest features: an improved File Browser; nonsquare pixel support; cool, new Photomerge technology (which allows you to create seamless panoramas out of multiple images); and more. Throughout, the emphasis is on efficiency: the time-saving tips and professional shortcuts that will allow you to work faster, smarter, and more creatively with Photoshop CS.
Book News Annotation:
Packed with hands-on production techniques for tone and color correction, capturing images, color management, proofing, and other tasks in graphics production, this reference offers step-by-step instructions, tips, and shortcuts for using Photoshop on a daily basis. Early chapters cover basics of the Photoshop system and image and color essentials. Later chapters explore the most useful techniques for most images, then look at capturing images and building a digital workflow. Many color examples are included. Blatner lectures on desktop publishing and multimedia at conferences and workshops. Fraser is a contributing editor for Macworld magazine.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In this copiously illustrated volume, bestselling authors Blatner and Fraser offer scads of hands-on production techniques--as well as clear explanations of the concepts that drive them--so that readers can get the best results possible on their own Photoshop CS projects. Throughout, the emphasis is on efficiency: the timesaving tips and professional shortcuts that will allow users to work faster, smarter, and more creatively with Photoshop CS.
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 multimedia at conferences and workshops around the world. Co-author, Bruce Fraser, is an internationally known authority on digital imaging and color reproduction. In addition to speaking and consulting on these topics, he is the author of Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop; the co-author of Real World Color Management, the definitive guide to color management systems; and a contributing editor for Macworld magazine and creativepro.com.
Table of Contents
1. Building a Photoshop System.
2. Essential Photoshop Tips & Tricks.
3. Image Essentials.
4. Color Essentials.
5. Color Settings.
6. Tonal Correction Fundamentals.
7. Color Correction Fundamentals.
8. Selections and Channels.
9. The Digital Darkroom.
11. Spot Colors and Duotones.
12. Line Art.
13. Capturing Images.
14. Building a Digital Workflow.
15. Essential Image Techniques.
16. Storing Images.
17. Output Methods.
18. Multimedia and the Web.
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