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"This Bible is a must-have encyclopedia of Photoshop info." Jeff Schewe, Imaging Artist and Author Deke McClelland's international bestseller has been meticulously updated with hundreds of illustrated techniques and detailed guidelines for exploiting the latest version of the most powerful image-editing software available. From adding spot colors to using layer effects to editing text to wrapping a selected image around a three-dimensional primitive, McClelland breaks down every Photoshop function and feature enabling you to produce high-impact images for print, multimedia, and the Web. Bible-Exclusive fully-functional and demo plug-ins from:
- Alien Skin
- BoxTop Software
- Xaos Tools
- Digital Frontiers
Over 150MB of cutting-edge images from professional artists (see inside front cover for details) Plus complete information on key Photoshop 5.5 enhancements Shareware programs are fully functional, free trial versions of copyrighted programs. If you like particular programs, register with their authors for a nominal fee and receive licenses, enhanced versions, and technical support. Freeware programs are free, copyrighted games, applications, and utilities. You can copy them to as many PCs as you likefreebut they have no technical support. www.idgbooks.com System Requirements: Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, or later; 32MB RAM; OR Macintosh system 7.5 or later; 32MB RAM; color monitor; CD-ROM drive
Now that Photoshop 5 is finally here, it's time to get up to speed on all that's new and improved in the latest version of the world's most powerful and sophisticated image-editing program. That's a pretty tall order. So where do you start? How about with the updated version of the most comprehensive Photoshop guide around.
In Photoshop® 5 for Windows® Bible, internationally-acclaimed author and Photoshop authority Deke McClelland takes you on a tour of all the exciting new features built into Photoshop 5. Not to worry -- you'll learn the ins and outs of all the old favorites, too. The aim of this book is not only to show you how to use Photoshop's varied array of tools and effects, but to understand when to use them. You get expert instruction and insider tips on working with selections, layers, text, filters, and special effects. Photoshop 5 for Windows Bible also covers such important topics as painting and retouching images, corrections, composites, and working with the Web.
The CD-ROM is loaded with additional resources, including demos of the hottest plug-ins from Alien Skin, Andromeda, and Ulead as well as over 150MB of professional images from today's leading digital artists.
About the Author
About the Author Deke McClelland is a contributing editor to Macworld and Publish magazines. He has authored more than 40 books on desktop publishing and computer graphics, and his work has been translated into more than 20 languages. Deke also hosts "Digital Gurus," a syndicated TV show about personal computing, from his home base in Colorado. He started his career as artistic director at the first service bureau in the United States. Deke won a Society of Technical Communication Award in 1994, an American Society for Business Press Editors Award in 1995, and the Ben Franklin Award for Best Computer Book in 1989. He also won the prestigious Computer Press Association Award in 1990, 1992, 1994, and 1995. Deke is author of the following books published by IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.: CorelDRAW 8 For Dummies, FreeHand 8 Bible, Macworld Photoshop 5 Bible, Photoshop 5 For Dummies, Photoshop Studio Secrets, and Web Design Studio Secrets.
Table of Contents
PART I: Welcome to Photoshop 5.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Photoshop.
Chapter 2: inside Photoshop.
Chapter 3: Shortcuts and Scripts.
PART II: Understanding Digital Imagery.
Chapter 4: image Fundamentals.
Chapter 5: Defining Colors.
Chapter 6: Basic Color Management.
Chapter 7: Printing Images.
PART III: Painting and Retouching Images.
Chapter 8: Painting and Editing.
Chapter 9: Filling and Stroking.
Chapter 10: Retouching, Repeating, and Restoring.
PART IV: Selections, Layers, and Text.
Chapter 11: Selections and Paths.
Chapter 12: Creating Masks.
Chapter 13: Layers and Transformations.
Chapter 14: Amazing Text Stuff.
PART V: Filters and Effects.
Chapter 15: Corrective Filtering.
Chapter 16: Full-Court Filtering.
Chapter 17: Constructing Homemade Effects.
PART VI: Corrections, Composites, and the Web.
Chapter 18: Mapping and Correcting Colors.
Chapter 19: The Wonders of Blend Modes.
Chapter 20: Creating Graphics for the Web.
Appendix A: Preparing the Soil.
Appendix B: Photograph Credits.
Appendix C: Using the CD-ROM.
End-User License Agreement.
CD-ROM Installation Instructions.