Written by a renowned trainer and illustrated throughout in full color, this totally updated edition of the bestseller shows readers how to master the full range of Photoshop "X"'s tools and techniques. Seventeen sessions and more than 100 step-by-step tutorials, accompanied by vivid color images and screen shots, walk readers through the creation of an all-new professional project from start to finish. After completing the course, readers will have an impressive portfolio piece and full competency in the brand-new release of Adobe Photoshop. Readers can also earn a Certificate of Completion from Seybold Seminars and Publications.
Adobe Photoshop is the world’ s most popular graphics software. It has about 4 million users, evenly divided between the Mac and Windows platforms. The next major revision of Photoshop is expected in the August-October time frame. Photoshop is popular worldwide, with large user bases in Western Europe and Japan. For more information go to: www.adobe.com/photoshop
Part I: Course Setup.
The Complete Course Project.
Required Operating Systems.
Stepping through the Project Stages.
Part II: Getting to Know Photoshop.
Session 1: Customizing Photoshop.
Accessing Tools and Commands.
Extending the Help Menu.
Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts.
Creating Custom Workspaces.
Customizing Tools with Presets.
Session 2: Managing Documents.
Resolution and Color Mode.
Viewing and Opening Images with the File Browser.
Managing Files with the File Browser.
Automating Tasks in the File Browser.
Working with Metadata and Keywords.
Session 3: Viewing Documents.
Controlling Image Magnification.
Navigating the Document Window.
Displaying an Image in Multiple Windows.
Viewing Image Information.
Changing Screen Display Modes.
Changing Canvas Size.
Cropping an Image.
Changing Image Size.
Changing Pixel Aspect Ratio for Video Images.
Part III: Painting and Drawing.
Session 4: Choosing and Using Color.
Color Management Simplified.
Managing Color for Print.
Setting Foreground and Background Colors.
Choosing Colors with the Color Picker.
Choosing Colors with the Color Palette.
Choosing Colors with the Swatches Palette.
Session 5: Painting and Filling with Pixels.
Filling a Layer.
Working with Pixels and Bitmapped Images.
Filling the Artwork on a Layer.
Filling Selected Artwork.
Filling with the Paint Bucket Tool.
Filling with a Pattern.
Defining and Applying a Custom Pattern.
Using the Pattern Maker.
Using the Gradient Tool.
Creating a Custom Gradient.
Exploring the Brushes Palette.
Using Brush Options.
Defining a Brush.
Using Brush Settings on the Options Bar.
Session 6: Drawing with Vectors.
An Introduction to Vector Graphics.
Drawing with the Pen Tool.
Tracing a Path with the Freeform Pen Tool.
Stroking and Filling a Path.
Copying a Path between Documents.
Converting a Path to a Selection.
Drawing a Geometric Shape with a Shape Tool.
Using Custom Shapes.
Part IV: Image Editing.
Session 7: Selecting.
Selecting Geometric Forms with the Marquee Tools.
Moving and Copying Selections.
Using the Lasso Selection Tools.
Refining a Selection in Quick Mask Mode.
Selecting by Color with the Magic Wand Tool and Color Range Command.
Selecting and Changing Color with the Replace Color Adjustment.
Modifying and Transforming Selections.
Creating Hard- and Soft-Edged Selections.
Saving and Loading Selections as Alpha Channels.
Using the Extract Feature.
Session 8: Using Layers.
What Are Layers?
Converting a Background Layer.
Changing Layer Visibility.
Locking Layer Properties.
Changing Layer Opacity.
Using Layer Comps.
Organizing Layers in Layer Sets.
Adding a Nested Layer Set.
Editing with Adjustment Layers.
Using Fill Layers.
Session 9: Compositing Images.
Making Images Compatible.
Joining Images with Layer Masks.
Combining a Vector Mask and a Layer Mask.
Using Blending Sliders to Composite.
Using the Measure Tool, Rulers, and Guides.
Applying Layer Blending Modes.
Session 10: Filters, Layer Styles, and Special Effects.
Filtering a Layer.
Filtering a Selection.
Applying Multiple Filters in the Filter Gallery.
Painting with Filters and the History Brush.
Applying a Photo Filter Adjustment.
Lighting with a Filter.
Creating a Layer Style.
Saving and Reusing a Layer Style.
Part V: Text.
Session 11: Creating and Formatting Text.
Using the Type Tools.
Creating Paragraph Type.
Using Photoshop’s Word-Processing Features.
Session 12: Special Text Effects.
Making Type Visible on Top of a Photograph.
Using Text as a Clipping Mask.
Converting Type to Shapes.
Creating Text on a Path.
Part VI: Working with Photographs in the Digital Darkroom.
Session 13: Using Darkroom Tools.
Cropping and Straightening a Scan.
Removing Content with the Clone Stamp Tool.
Retouching with the Healing Brush Tool.
Working with the Patch Tool.
Dodging and Burning.
Applying the Color Replacement Tool.
Using the Blur Tool.
Sharpening an Image with the Unsharp Mask Filter.
Creating a Depth-of-Field Effect with the Lens Blur Filter.
Session 14: Controlling Tone.
Applying a Shadow/Highlight Adjustment.
Changing Auto-adjustment Defaults.
Adjusting Brightness and Contrast with Levels.
Adjusting Tonality with Curves.
Saving and Loading Brightness Adjustment Settings.
Session 15: Adjusting Color.
Adjusting Color Balance.
Adjusting Color with Curves.
Adjusting Color with Variations.
Using the Match Color Command.
Session 16: Editing High-Bit Images.
Working with 16-Bit Images.
Previewing and Opening a Camera Raw File.
Processing a Camera Raw Image.
Filtering a High-Bit Image.
Working with Layers in a High-Bit Image.
Resizing the Image.
Framing the Image with a Border.
Creating Text for the Poster Image.
Finishing the Poster Layout.
Part VII: CD-ROM Bonus Material: Preparing Art for Print and Web.
Bonus Session 1: Using Photoshop and ImageReady for the Web on CD-ROM.
Session Introduction on CD-ROM.
Using Photoshop and ImageReady Together on CD-ROM.
Making a Navigation Bar on CD-ROM.
Slicing on CD-ROM.
Creating Rollovers on CD-ROM.
Creating and Applying Rollover Styles on CD-ROM.
Making Remote Rollovers on CD-ROM.
Creating a Rollover Animation from Layered Artwork on CD-ROM.
Fine-Tuning a Sliced Layout on CD-ROM.
Optimizing Slices on CD-ROM.
Outputting Web-Ready Images and HTML on CD-ROM.
Making a Web Photo Gallery in Photoshop on CD-ROM.
Bonus Session 2: Printing on CD-ROM.
Session Introduction on CD-ROM.
Adding File Information on CD-ROM.
Setting Up the Document for Commercial Printing on CD-ROM.
Using the TIFF Format on CD-ROM.
Using Page Setup on CD-ROM.
Printing to a Desktop Printer on CD-ROM.
Creating a Contact Sheet on CD-ROM.
Creating a Picture Package on CD-ROM.
Creating a PDF Presentation on CD-ROM.
Appendix A: What’s on the CD-ROM.
Using the CD-ROM with Windows.
Using the CD-ROM with the Macintosh OS.
What’s on the CD-ROM.
End-User License Agreement.