Synopses & Reviews
This new title teaches advanced design techniques using one of the most popular photo editing programs on the market, Adobe Photoshop CS3. Using step-by-step tutorials, students work with curves, levels, blending modes, special effects, and painting and drawing tools to create professional-level designs and images. They are challenged not only as Photoshop users, but as designers, and learn about the design profession by following the steps a designer would take to complete real-world projects. They also learn what works in a design, and what doesn't. Students then take their craft a step further through advanced end-of-chapter learning projects. The book's full color interior and highly-visual design combine to make this the ideal book for learning advanced design techniques using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop.
About the Author
Chris Botello is a Photoshop artist in Los Angeles, where he works as a retoucher and finisher on movie posters and other entertainment industry campaigns. Chris began his career in the graphic arts as print production manager for Premiere magazine. He has designed movie posters for Miramax Films and served as art director for Microsoft's launch of sidewalk.com/boston. Chris is the author of Course Technology's best-selling books Adobe InDesign Revealed and Adobe Illustrator Revealed as well as Advanced Design Techniques in Adobe Photoshop Revealed. Chris is also the co-author of YouTube For Dummies, published in Summer 2007.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Working with Layers Chapter 2: Working with Layer Styles Chapter 3: Adjusting Levels and Hue/Saturation Chapter 4: Working with Curves and Adjusting Color Chapter 5: Designing with Multiple Images Chapter 6: Retouching and Enhancing Images Chapter 7: Working with Type, Shape Layers, and Filters Chapter 8: Investigating Production Tricks and Techniques Chapter 9: Creating Special Effects Chapter 10: Working with Blending Modes