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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop Cs2 in 24 Hours (Sams Teach Yourself...in 24 Hours)
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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 in 24 Hours
24 Proven One-hour Lessons
You can master Photoshop® CS3 faster than you ever thought possible—even if you have no Photoshop or image editing experience at all! In just 24 hands-on, step-by-step lessons, this book will teach you all the core Photoshop skills you need to get great results—in digital photography, graphic design, painting, or anything else!
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Conventions Used in This Book.
Part I: Getting Started
HOUR 1: Exploring Photoshop Basics
HOUR 2: Opening and Saving Files
HOUR 3: Making Selections
HOUR 4: Specifying Color Modes and Color Models
HOUR 5: Adjusting Color
Part II: Painting with Pixels
HOUR 6: Painting with Brushes
HOUR 7: Digital Painting
HOUR 8: Moving Paint
HOUR 9: Advanced Painting Techniques
Part III: Photoshop Power Tools
HOUR 10: Using Transformations
HOUR 11: Using Layers
HOUR 12: Using Masks
HOUR 13: Using Paths
Part IV: Fantastic Filters
HOUR 14: Getting Started with Filters
HOUR 15: Applying Filters That Improve Your Picture
HOUR 16: Applying Filters to Turn Your Picture into Art
HOUR 17: Applying Filters to Make Your Picture Funky
Part V: Using Text and Special Effects
HOUR 18: Adding Type to Pictures
HOUR 19: Taking Advantage of Useful Tricks
Part VI: Repairing and Enhancing Your Photos
HOUR 20: Compositing Images
HOUR 21: Repairing Black-and-White Photos
HOUR 22: Repairing Color Photos
Part VII: Publishing Your Pictures
HOUR 23: Printing and Publishing Your Images
HOUR 24: Going Online with Photoshop
Part VIII: Appendixes
APPENDIX A: Photoshop CS3 Palette Quick Reference
APPENDIX B: A Quick Walk on the Extended Side
Carla Rose is the author of more than 30 computer books on digital media and graphics topics. She was a contributing editor for Photoshop User magazine and contributed to publications ranging from Atlantic Fisherman to Adobe Magazine to The New Yorker.
Kate Binder is a graphics expert who has written articles on design tools and techniques, publishing workflows, and photography for magazines including Publish, PEI, and Desktop Publishers Journal. Her books include Easy Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.
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Covers: Adobe Photoshop CS3
User Level: Beginning
$29.99 USA / $36.99 CAN / £21.99 Net UK
Book News Annotation:
Rose, a contributing editor for Photoshop User magazine, explains essentials of creating and editing in Adobe Photoshop CS2. The step- by-step, one-hour lessons include b&w and color screenshots and illustrations, and proceed from basics, such as opening and saving, through advanced painting techniques, filters, text effects, plug-ins, photo enhancement, and printing and publishing.
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Book News Annotation:
Rose, a contributing editor for Photoshop User magazine, explains essentials of creating and editing in Adobe Photoshop CS2. The step- by-step, one-hour lessons include b&w and color screenshots and illustrations, and proceed from basics, such as opening and saving, through advanced painting techniques, filters, text effects, plug-ins, photo enhancement, and printing and publishing. Annotation Â©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Create works of art using your computer, Adobe Photoshop CS 2 and Sams Teach Yourself Photoshop CS 2 in 24 Hours. Learn the basics of Photoshop with a minimum of jargon from market-leading author, Carla Rose. Her conversational, friendly approach will make Photoshop seem less intimidating and more manageable to learn. With Carla's help, you will learn to:
Master the world's leading image editing and manipulation tool with this accessible yet detailed, step-by-step tutorial.
About the Author
Carla Rose, a photographer, artist, and award-winning writer, is the author of more than 20 computer books, including Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop in 24 Hours and Sams Teach Yourself Digital Photography and Photoshop Elements All in One.
Kate Binder is a graphics expert who works from her home in New Hampshire. She has written articles on design tools and techniques, publishing workflows, and photography for magazines including Publish, PEI, and Desktop Publishers Journal. Kate is also the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Mac OS X, Easy Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, and Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 3, and she is the coauthor of several more books, including Microsoft Office: Mac v.X Inside Out, SVG for Designers, and Get Creative: The Digital Photo Idea Book.
Table of Contents
Conventions Used in This Book.
PART I: GETTING STARTED.
Hour 1: The Basics.
Finding Your Way Around.
Tool Options Bar.
What’s on the Menus?
Hour 2: Opening and Saving.
Working with Files.
Saving Your Work.
Undoing and Redoing.
Hour 3: Making Selections.
The Selection Tools.
The Selection Menu.
Selecting Large Areas.
Cutting and Copying.
Hour 4: Transformations.
Warp and Liquify.
Hour 5: Color Modes and Color Models.
The Modes and Models of Color.
Color Bit Depth and Why It Matters.
Hour 6: Adjusting Color.
Adjusting by Eye with Variations.
Making Other Adjustments.
Hour 7: Paintbrushes and Art Tools.
The Brushes Menu.
The Painting Tools.
Hour 8: Digital Painting.
Foreground and Background Colors.
Hour 9: Moving Paint.
The Toning Tools.
II. MORE TOOLS AND TRICKS.
Hour 10: Advanced Painting Techniques.
Simulating Different Media.
Hour 11: Layers.
Using the Layers Palette.
Working with Multiple Layers.
Hour 12: Using Masks.
Using Quick Mask.
Hour 13: Paths.
III: FUN WITH FILTERS.
Hour 14: Filters That Improve Your Picture.
Hour 15: Filters to Make Your Picture Artistic.
Hour 16: Filters to Distort and Other Funky Effects.
The Stylize Filter.
IV. TEXT EFFECTS AND GETTING PLUGGED IN.
Hour 17: Adding Type to Pictures.
The Type Tools.
Creating Drop Shadows.
Cutting and Filling Type.
Creating Bevel and Emboss Effects.
Setting Type on a Path.
Checking Your Spelling.
Hour 18: Special Effects and Useful Tricks.
Contact Sheets and Picture Packages.
Hour 19: Photoshop Plug-Ins and Add-Ons.
Where to Get Plug-Ins.
How to Install Plug-Ins.
Alien Skin’s Eye Candy.
Kai’s Power Tools.
Auto FX Photo/Graphic Edges.
V. PHOTO REPAIR AND ENHANCEMENT.
Hour 20: Compositing.
Making One Picture from Two.
Replacing a Background.
Composites from Nothing.
Hour 21: Photo Repair–Black and White.
Using the Eyedropper.
Using the Clone Stamp.
Healing Brush and Patch Tools.
Cleaning Up a Picture, Step by Step.
Hour 22: Photo Repair–Color.
VI. PICTURE PUBLISHING ON PAPER AND OTHERWISE.
Hour 23: Printing and Publishing.
Choosing a Printer.
Preparing to Print.
Printing the Page.
Preparing the Image.
Picking the Paper.
Placing Photoshop Images in Other Programs.
Hour 24: Photoshop for the Web.
Jumping into ImageReady.
File Formats and File Size.
Web Photo Gallery.
Preparing Text for the Web.
Emailing Your Pictures.
Making Pages Load Faster.
Appendix A: Photoshop CS2 Palette Quick Reference.
Layer Comps Palette.
Tool Presets Palette.
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