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Learn the ins and outs of Photoshop the fast and easy way!
Whether you're just learning Photoshop or want to take your skills up a notch, you've come to the right place. Photoshop expert Pete Bauer shows you how, using the latest features of Photoshop CS5. Whether you want to remove a background from a photo, adjust brightness, improve color, or fix flaws just for starters this book gives you the tools.
Breeze through the basics if you're a beginner, check this section for details on how to get started, get around, and get comfortable
Enhancements made easy learn about Levels and Curves, make color look natural, work with Camera Raw, create selections, and more
Walk on the creative side learn how to build composite images and add layer styles to turn your photo into a work of art
Make your images pop use Photoshop's tools to adjust the tonality and create sharper, more colorful images
Power Photoshop unleash the capabilities of Photoshop's advanced features
Open the book and find:
How to get images into Photoshop and keep them organized
What you can do to take advantage of Camera Raw
Tips for designing composite images by using layers and blending modes
Techniques for curing red-eye, wrinkles, and more
How to use vector paths and layer styles
Steps for automating tasks by using the Adobe Bridge Tools menu
Advice on what you need to know about HDR (High Dynamic Range) images
The bestselling guide to the leading image-editing software, fully updated
Previous editions of this For Dummies guide have sold more 650,000 copies. Richly illustrated in full color, this edition covers all the updates Photoshop CS5, the gold standard for image-editing programs. Used by professional photographers, graphic designers, and web designers as well as hobbyists, Photoshop has more than four million users worldwide.
- Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred by professional photographers and designers around the world; Photoshop CS5 is packed with new functionality and enhanced tools
- Teaches all the basics for first-time users, including how to work with the menus, panels, tools, options, and essential shortcuts
- Covers how to fix red-eye, remove blemishes and wrinkles, remove people or objects from a photo, adjust brightness, improve color, add shadows and highlights, work with Camera Raw, decrease digital noise, create composite images, use channels and masks, optimize images for the Web, and much more
Photoshop CS5 For Dummies helps both amateur and professional Photoshop users take advantage of all the program has to offer.
About the Author
Peter Bauer is an award-winning photographer and contributing writer for Photoshop User and Layers magazines. He is best known as the Help Desk Director for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and has authored or coauthored a dozen books on Photoshop, Illustrator, and photography.
Table of Contents
Part I: Breezing through Basic Training.
Chapter 1: Welcome to Photoshop!
Chapter 2: Knowing Just Enough about Digital Images.
Chapter 3: Taking the Chef’s Tour of Your Photoshop Kitchen.
Chapter 4: Getting Images into and out of Photoshop.
Part II: Easy Enhancements for Digital Images.
Chapter 5: Adding Dark Shadows and Sparkling Highlights.
Chapter 6: Making Color Look Natural.
Chapter 7: The Adobe Camera Raw 6 Plug-In.
Chapter 8: Fine-Tuning Your Fixes.
Chapter 9: Common Problems and Their Cures.
Part III: Creating "Art" in Photoshop.
Chapter 10: Combining Images.
Chapter 11: Precision Edges with Vector Paths.
Chapter 12: Dressing Up Images with Layer Styles.
Chapter 13: Giving Your Images a Text Message.
Chapter 14: Painting in Photoshop.
Chapter 15: Filters: The Fun Side of Photoshop.
Part IV: Power Photoshop.
Chapter 16: Streamlining Your Work in Photoshop.
Chapter 17: Introducing Photoshop CS5 Extended.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Pete's Top Ten Favorite Photoshop Tips and Tricks.
Chapter 19: Ten Reasons to Love Your Wacom Tablet.
Chapter 20: Ten Things to Know about HDR.