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If Photoshop CS2 can do it, you can do it too ...
The Photoshop Bible has been completely overhauled to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of everything that's new with CS2. Here's essential information about the new Bridge for file organization, printing, and publishing; new tools, including the Spot Healing Brush and enhanced blur, sharpen, and distortion filters; support for 32-bit/channel images; and so much more. It's the one Photoshop CS2 book you can't do without.
Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Photoshop CS2
- Get an overview of image editing theory and Photoshop application
- Learn how each new tool works and what it offers
- Manage files with the Bridge
- Explore definitions, preference settings, and techniques for using Camera Raw
- Retouch, restore, or completely redo photos with CS2's expanded toolbox
- Understand color mapping and adjustment
- Optimize images for the Web
The Photoshop Bible fulfills the promise to the reader of being “ 100 percent comprehensive, authoritative, and what you need.” It shows readers how to retouch, color correct, manipulate, and combine images using Photoshop. Readers will learn to create cutting-edge special effects for their digital or film-based images, and use them on the Web or in print. The easy and approachable writing style demystifies even the most complex Photoshop tasks. In this totally updated edition to the international bestseller, Deke McClelland and Laurie Ulrich Fuller show you how to master every aspect of Photoshop– from image-editing basics to new techniques for working with camera raw images. Other topics covered include the File Browser, histogram palette, Lens Blur, Match Color, the color replacement tool, customizable keyboard shortcuts, and lots more!
Readers learn to create cutting-edge special effects for their digital or film-based images, and use them on the Web or in print. The easy and approachable writing style demystifies even the most complex Photoshop tasks.
* Now updated to cover the latest Photoshop release, this perennial bestseller features all-new graphics and examples throughout, including 32 pages in full color
* Includes expanded coverage of Photoshop's Camera Raw tools
* Offers comprehensive, beginning-to-advanced coverage of all things Photoshop, including retouching, color correction, image manipulation, special effects, and optimization for print or the Web
* Features inside tips and tricks for using Photoshop features such as the File Browser, histogram palette, Lens Blur and Match Color tools, keyboard shortcuts, and more
About the Author
Born near Verona in 1511, he was once the most popular portrait painter in all of Florence. His career came to a grinding halt a few centuries later with the advent of photography. Broken, penniless, and deeply resentful, Deke dedicated his energies to the development of a pathogen so insidious that it would one day contaminate each and every photograph on the planet. Code named the Pernicious Instrument of eXtreme EviL (or “pixel” for short), Deke smuggled his terrible creation into The New World and set it free. When his invention turned out to help rather than hurt photography, he went quite mad. He now inflicts his revenge by writing educational books and hosting training videos.
His most sinister books are the award-winning Photoshop CS2 Bible and Photoshop CS2 Bible, Professional Edition, now in their 12th year with more copies in print than any other guides on computer graphics. Other subversive titles include Photoshop CS For Dummies and Photoshop Elements For Dummies (both Wiley Publishing, Inc.).
Laurie Ulrich Fuller. An artist through heredity and education, a teacher by nature, and a writer since she was old enough to pick up a crayon, Laurie Ulrich Fuller is a graphic artist, computer trainer, and the author and co-author of more than 25 books on computers, software, and the Web. Laurie has written hundreds of training manuals for universities and corporate training centers, and in the past 15 years, she’s personally trained thousands of people to make more creative and effective use of their computers. Her classroom has recently expanded to include total strangers she’ll never lay eyes on — through CD-based training products available from both Total Training and VTC.
Table of Contents
Part I: Welcome to Photoshop.
Chapter 1: Introducing Photoshop CS2.
Chapter 2: Inside Photoshop.
Chapter 3: Image Management.
Part II: Painting and Retouching.
Chapter 4: Defining Colors.
Chapter 5: Painting and Brushes.
Chapter 6: Filling and Stroking.
Chapter 7: Retouching and Restoring.
Part III: Selections, Masks, and Filters.
Chapter 8: Selections and Paths.
Chapter 9: Masks and Extractions.
Chapter 10: Corrective Filtering.
Chapter 11: Distortions and Effects.
Part IV: Layers, Objects, and Text.
Chapter 12: Working with Layers.
Chapter 13: The Wonders of Blend Modes.
Chapter 14: Shapes and Styles.
Chapter 15: Fully Editable Text.
Part V: Color and Output.
Chapter 16: Essential Color Management.
Chapter 17: Mapping and Adjusting Colors.
Chapter 18: Printing and Publishing with Photoshop.
Appendix: The Keyboard, Menus, and Making Photoshop Your Own.