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The best selling Photoshop tutorial, Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Classroom in a Book, has been revised to cover all the new Web graphics features of Photoshop 5.0, ...

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Photoshop 5.0, Adobe's powerful image manipulation tool, continues to set the industry standard for graphics professionals and hobbyists alike. New features, such as the History Palette, spot color channels, and an automated effects function, make the latest version even richer than before.

The best selling Photoshop tutorial, Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Classroom in a Book, has been revised to cover all the new Web graphics features of Photoshop 5.0, and to deepen the instruction in creating and optimizing images destined for the Web.

Beginning to intermediate users of Photoshop will find the basics covered in the introductory lessons: getting comfortable with the Photoshop interface, using the toolbox and palettes, and working with layers and filters. Using the building-block approach, the Adobe Development team then leads readers into more complex tasks of image editing and photo retouching. Production issues, color management, working with other Adobe applications in the Photoshop environment, and the new Web material, are covered in short, focused lessons that lead users into mastery of this popular graphics program.

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Editorial Reviews

A book/CD-ROM package covering basics of Photoshop and ImageReady and offering tips and techniques for preparing and editing web graphics. After a tour of the software, chapters offer 16 lessons with step-by- step instructions for creating specific projects, plus chapter review questions and answers, and b&w and color examples and screen shots. Assumes familiarity with the computer and its operating system. The companion CD-ROM contains lesson files. This web edition contains new projects. Distributed by Peachpit Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201658958
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/1999
  • Series: Classroom in a Book Series
  • Edition description: with CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

The Adobe Creative Team is made up of creative employees from Adobe's User Education group. They take their expertise in training users to work with Adobe products, combine it with the creative talents of Adobe's product design teams, and add the rich content of the CD-ROM to make a unique learning package from Adobe Systems.
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Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Review Questions and Review Answers.)
Getting Started.
About Classroom in a Book. Prerequisites. Installing Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady. Starting Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady. Copying the Classroom in a Book Files. Restoring Default Preferences. Using the Reference Guides.

A Web Tour of Adobe Photoshop 5.5.
Getting Started. About Optimizing Images. Optimizing a Photograph as a JPEG. Optimizing a Graphic as a GIF. Using the Jump To Command to Move between Applications. Placing and Scaling Images. Entering and Formatting Type. Applying a Layer Effect. Using Photoshop to Revise an Image. Drawing and Styling a Button. Applying a Style. Slicing a Page. Assigning a URL to a Button. Creating a Rollover Effect. Creating an Animation. Tweening Frames to Create Smooth Animation Effects. Setting Delay and Saving an Animation. Optimizing Images. Comparing Original and Optimized Images. Previewing in a Browser. Selecting. Layers. Filters. Painting. Retouching. Actions. Saving the File.

Lesson 1. Getting to Know the Work Area.
Starting Adobe Photoshop and Opening Files. Using the Tools. Viewing Images. Working with Palettes. Using Context Menus. Using Online Help. Using Adobe Online Services. Jumping to ImageReady.

Lesson 2. Working with Selections.
Tool Overview. Getting Started. Selecting with the Rectangular Marquee Tool. Selecting with the Elliptical Marquee Tool. Moving a selection. Selecting with theMagic Wand. Selecting with the Elliptical Marquee Tool. Moving a Selection. Selecting with the Magic Wand. Selecting with the Lasso Tool. Adding and Subtracting Selections. Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso. Transforming a Selection. Combining Selection Tools. Cropping the Completed Image. For the Web: Creating evenly Spaced Buttons for a Web Page.

Lesson 3. Layer Basics.
Organizing Artwork on Layers. Getting Started. Creating and Viewing Layers. Selecting and removing artwork on a Layer. Rearranging Layers. Changing the Opacity and Mode of a Layer. Linking Layers. Adding a gradient to a Layer. Adding Text. Adding a Layer Flattening and Saving Files.

Lesson 4. Painting and Editing.
Getting Started. Painting and Filling Images with Color. Setting up a Painting or Editing Tool. Painting within a Selection. Erasing. Filling with the Paint Bucket Tool. Using Custom Brushes. Airbrushing and Smudging. Creating Gradients. Creating Soft-edged Effects. Painting with Texture. Defining a Brush. For the Web: Painting with Web-safe Colors.

Lesson 5. Masks and Channels.
Working with Masks and Channels. Getting Started. Creating a Quick Mask. Editing a Quick Mask. Saving a Selection as a Mask. Editing a Mask. Loading a Mask as a Selection and Applying an Adjustment. Extracting an Image. Applying a Filter Effect to a Masked Selection. Creating a Gradient Mask. Applying Effects using a Gradient Mask.

Lesson 6. Photo Retouching.
Strategy for Retouching. Resolution and Image Size. Getting Started. Cropping an Image. Adjusting the Tonal Range. Removing a Color Cast. Replacing Colors in an Image. Adjusting Saturation with the Sponge Tool. Adjusting Lightness with the Dodge Tool. Removing Unwanted Objects. Replacing Part of an Image. Saving the Image for Four-color Printing. On Your Own: Painting with the Art History Brush.

Lesson 7. Basic Pen Tool Techniques.
Getting Started. Drawing Paths with the Pen tool. Drawing Straight Paths. Drawing Curved Paths. Combining Straight and Curved Lines. Drawing a Path Around Artwork. For the Web: Creating Perfect Transparency Edges.

Lesson 8. Advanced Layer Techniques.
Getting Started. Adding Guides to Align Artwork. Working with Layer Masks. Aligning Images. Aligning Layers. Creating a Clipping Group. Adding Adjustment Layers. Adding Text. Adding Multiple Layer Effects. Removing Layer Masks. Flattening a Layered Image. For the Web: Animated Layer Masks.

Lesson 9. Creating Special Effects.
Getting Started. Saving and Loading a Selection. Hand-coloring Selections on a Layer. Combining and Moving Selections. Colorizing a Selection. Using a Grid. Changing the Color Balance. Applying Filters. Improving performance with Filters. For the Web: Animated rollover button.

Lesson 10. Combining Illustrator Graphics and Photoshop Images.
Combining Artwork. Getting Started. Placing an Adobe Illustrator File. Distorting the Graphic to Match the Photograph. Using Blending Modes on the Graphic. About Clipping Paths and Transparency. Exporting the Image. On Your Own: Transforming a Placed Image. For the Web: Animating Illustrator Layers.

Lesson 11. Preparing Images for Two-Color Printing.
Printing in Color. Using Channels and the Channels Palette. Getting Started. Mixing Color Channels. Assigning values to the Black and White Points. Sharpening the Image. Setting up for Spot Color. Adding Spot Color. For the Web: Creating Two-color Web Graphics.

Lesson 12. Setting Up Your Monitor for Color Management.
Getting Started. Color Management: An overview. Calibrating and Characterizing Your Monitor using Adobe Gamma. Saving the Monitor Profile.

Lesson 13. Producing and Printing Consistent Color.
Reproducing Colors. Getting Started. Defining the RGB Color Space for Images. Defining the CMYK Color Space for Images and Printing. Compensating for Dot Gain in Grayscale Images. Preparing Images for Print. Preparing a Color Separation in Adobe Photoshop. Strategies for Successful Printing. Displaying Individual Channels. Identifying out-of-gamut Colors. Previewing a Printed Image. Selecting Print Options. Printing.

Lesson 14. Optimizing Images for Web Publication.
Optimizing Images with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady. Getting Started. Optimizing a JPEG Image. Optimizing a GIF Image. Controlling Dither. Specifying Background Transparency. Creating an Image Map.

Lesson 15. Creating Animated Images for the Web.
Creating Animations in Adobe ImageReady. Getting Started. Creating Simple Motion. Creating a Transition between Image States. Creating a Two-step Animation. Rotating and Moving an Object. Creating a Montage Sequence. Using Advanced Layer Features to Create Animations. For the Web: Animating Color Changes.

Lesson 16. ImageReady Web Techniques.
Understanding the Web Workflow. About This lesson. Getting Started. Laying out a Web Page with Slices. Creating Precise Slices. Naming and Linking Slices. Creating No Image Slices. Creating Rollovers. Creating Additional Button States and Effects. Optimizing Individual Slices. Thinking Ahead. For the Web: Creating and Viewing Blended-tile Backgrounds. For the Web: Creating a Tiled Border Stripe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2001

    Gold mine of info!

    This is the greatest and easiest book on photoshop. This book helped me set up my account at have had many complements on my work since getting this guide. Well worth the price.

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