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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

 

Carla Rose

Kate Binder

 

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!

 

By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.

 

Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to do something.

 

Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

 

Learn how to…

  • Repair and retouch any black-and-white or color image, from precious family portraits to new digital photos
  • Achieve powerful artistry with Photoshop’s filters and effects
  • Master digital painting with Photoshop’s paintbrushes and other tools
  • Get your colors right, wherever you’re printing your images or displaying them online
  • Create super-realistic composites
  • Transform your images using tools ranging from Flip to Liquify
  • Master professional-level features including layers, channels, and masks
  • Add type to your images
  • Take advantage of Photoshop CS3’s powerful new features

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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

Index

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.

 

Register your book at www.samspublishing.com/register for access to source images, updates, and links.

 

Category:  Graphics

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.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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 ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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:
  • Select color modes
  • Use paintbrushes and art tools
  • Use layers, masks and paths
  • Use artistic filters
  • Apply special effects to pictures
  • Enhance and repair photos

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

Introduction.

Conventions Used in This Book.

PART I: GETTING STARTED.

Hour 1: The Basics.

    Finding Your Way Around.

    The Toolbox.

    Tool Options Bar.

    What’s on the Menus?

    Setting Preferences.

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.

    Cropping.

Hour 4: Transformations.

    Resizing.

    Rotating.

    Flipping.

    Selection Transformations.

    Warp and Liquify.

Hour 5: Color Modes and Color Models.

    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.

    Adjustment Layers.

    Understanding Channels.

Hour 7: Paintbrushes and Art Tools.

    The Brushes Menu.

    The Painting Tools.

Hour 8: Digital Painting.

    Foreground and Background Colors.

    Selecting Colors.

    Blending Modes.

    Hour 9: Moving Paint.

    Smudges.

    Focus Tools.

    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.

    Applying Masks.

    Using Quick Mask.

    Layer Masks.

Hour 13: Paths.

    Creating Paths.

    Editing Paths.

    Using Paths.

III: FUN WITH FILTERS.

Hour 14: Filters That Improve Your Picture.

    Sharpen Filters.

    Blur Filters.

    Fading Filters.

Hour 15: Filters to Make Your Picture Artistic.

    Artistic Filters.

    Brush Strokes.

    Sketch Filters.

Hour 16: Filters to Distort and Other Funky Effects.

    Distort Filters.

    Pixelate Filters.

    The Stylize Filter.

    Combining Filters.

IV. TEXT EFFECTS AND GETTING PLUGGED IN.

Hour 17: Adding Type to Pictures.

    The Type Tools.

    Setting Type.

    Creating Drop Shadows.

    Cutting and Filling Type.

    Adding Glows.

    Creating Bevel and Emboss Effects.

    Warping Text.

    Setting Type on a Path.

    Checking Your Spelling.

Hour 18: Special Effects and Useful Tricks.

    Glows.

    Lighting Effects.

    Reflections.

    Extracting Selections.

    Notepad.

    Contact Sheets and Picture Packages.

    Working Efficiently.

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.

    Flaming Pear.

    Genuine Fractals.

    Andromeda.

    Digimarc.

V. PHOTO REPAIR AND ENHANCEMENT.

Hour 20: Compositing.

    Image Sources.

    Making One Picture from Two.

    Realistic Composites.

    Replacing a Background.

    Composites from Nothing.

    Photomerge.

Hour 21: Photo Repair–Black and White.

    Easy Fixes.

    Using the Eyedropper.

    Using the Clone Stamp.

    Healing Brush and Patch Tools.

    Cleaning Up a Picture, Step by Step.

    Applying Tints.

    Vignetting.

Hour 22: Photo Repair–Color.

    Color Retouching.

    Removing.

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.

    Preparing Backgrounds.

    Building Animations.

    Web Photo Gallery.

    Creating Slices.

    Preparing Text for the Web.

    Emailing Your Pictures.

    Making Pages Load Faster.

VII. APPENDIX.

Appendix A: Photoshop CS2 Palette Quick Reference.

    Navigator Palette.

    Info Palette.

    Histogram Palette.

    Color Palette.

    Swatches Palette.

    Styles Palette.

    History Palette.

    Actions Palette.

    Layers Palette.

    Channels Palette.

    Paths Palette.

    Character Palette.

    Paragraph Palette.

    Animation Palette.

    Brushes Palette.

    Layer Comps Palette.

    Tool Presets Palette.

Index.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780672327551
Publisher:
Sams
Subject:
Computer graphics
Author:
Binder, Kate
Author:
Rose, Carla
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Photoshop
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Graphics-Photoshop
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself...in 24 Hours
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
514
Dimensions:
9.26x6.88x1.15 in. 1.84 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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:
  • Select color modes
  • Use paintbrushes and art tools
  • Use layers, masks and paths
  • Use artistic filters
  • Apply special effects to pictures
  • Enhance and repair photos

Master the world's leading image editing and manipulation tool with this accessible yet detailed, step-by-step tutorial.

 

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