Adobe Photoshop 6: Advanced Digital Images / Edition 1

Adobe Photoshop 6: Advanced Digital Images / Edition 1

by ATC Against The Clock, The Clock Against
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130914843

ISBN-13: 9780130914842

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book is designed to offer strong advice and training for novice Graphic Arts Professionals delivering completed projects to vendors. Demonstration Software. Project-based instruction. Project data available on dual-platform CD-ROM. Two-color, spiral bound books with four-color illustrations of completed assignments. For all beginners in graphics arts, desktop

Overview

This book is designed to offer strong advice and training for novice Graphic Arts Professionals delivering completed projects to vendors. Demonstration Software. Project-based instruction. Project data available on dual-platform CD-ROM. Two-color, spiral bound books with four-color illustrations of completed assignments. For all beginners in graphics arts, desktop publishing, and computer design and graphics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130914842
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Against the Clock Series
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.69(d)

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Table of Contents

Getting Started1
Platform1
Naming Conventions1
Key Commands1
The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations2
Introduction5
1.Calibrating Your System7
What is Calibration?8
Steps to Calibration9
Using the Gamma Program10
Advanced Color Management15
Predefined Color Management Settings15
Working Spaces16
Color Management Policies18
Conversion Options19
Advanced Controls20
2.Image Adjustment21
Adjusting Brightness and Contrast22
What is Contrast?22
Tools for Adjusting Brightness and Contrast23
Choosing Highlights and Shadows from the Image27
Using Levels to Adjust Midtones28
Identifying the Problem29
Other Image Types31
Other Uses for Levels36
Curves39
Arbitrary Curve Maps44
Understanding Duotones49
3.Color Correction53
The Color Models54
L*a*b54
RGB56
CMYK57
The Color Wheel58
Understanding the Color Wheel59
Mixing Colors59
Full-spectrum Color Wheels62
Using a Full-spectrum Color Wheel63
The Color Correction Tools65
Color Balance65
Hue/Saturation66
Selective Color Replacement66
Brightness/Contrast67
Levels67
Curves68
Variations68
Practical Color Correction71
Understanding Neutrality74
Adjustment Layers81
Points to Remember about Correcting Images85
4.Transforming Images87
Transform Commands88
Guides and Grid96
5.Advanced Channel Operations101
Channels and Density102
Creating Depth Where None Exists105
Practicing Complex Techniques110
Using Channel Calculations110
Using Apply Image113
Using Channel Mixer114
Managing Channels117
Channel Libraries117
Multichannel Mode118
Transparency as a Channel118
Combining Channels118
Special Purpose Channel Modes124
Spot Color Images127
6.Advanced Selection Techniques133
Using Selections134
Difficult Selections134
The Magic Wand Tool136
Making an Overlay Image142
Using the Color Range Command144
Creative Techniques148
Using Quick Mask Mode149
Selections and Paths150
Use the Pen or Lasso?152
Selections with the Magnetic Lasso153
Option Settings153
General Magnetic Techniques153
Image Extraction156
The Eraser Tools156
Extracting Images159
7.Advanced Layers163
Strategies for Using Layers164
Why Use Layers?165
Making Changes to a Layered Image166
Layer Options/Styles/Properties168
Blending Layers169
Practical Usage of Layer Options172
Layer Masks172
Complex Composites Using Layers176
Clipping Groups180
Properties of a Clipping Group181
Layer Effects/Styles183
Layer Alignment184
8.Retouching185
The Clone Stamp Tool186
Approaching Repairs in a Structured Manner190
Other Retouching Tools192
Using Filters for Retouching194
Project Assignment #1197
Review #1198
9.Blurring and Sharpening Images199
The Blur Filters200
Focus Adjustment Blur Filters200
Special Effects Blur Filters204
The Sharpen Filters207
Unsharp Mask207
Sharpening with Luminosity Only210
10.The Remapping Commands213
Invert214
Equalize215
Threshold216
Posterize218
Gradient Map219
11.Layer Styles225
Drop Shadows226
Bevel and Emboss Features228
Glowing in the Dark233
12.Creating Patterns and Textures239
Pattern Definition240
Textured Backgrounds248
Noise-based Backgrounds248
Real-world Backgrounds251
13.Special Effects255
Special Effects Using Type and Line Art256
About Raster and Vector Images257
Photo Edges264
Special Effects and Images271
Coloring an Image with Duotones, Tritones, and Quadtones271
Using Layers and Channels for Special Effects275
Achieving 3D Transforms285
Using the Liquify Command291
14.Working Smarter301
Keyboard Commands303
Using the Auto Levels Command and the Auto Button304
Using the Actions Palette305
Creating Batches & Droplets308
The History Palette309
The Art History Brush316
Contact Sheet II318
Conditional Mode Change319
Multi-page PDF to PSD321
Fit Image322
Picture Package323
Web Photo Gallery324
15.Importing and Exporting327
Importing Files328
Anti-aliased PICT (Macintosh)328
PDF Image328
PICT Resource (Macintosh)329
Annotations329
Working with Files Containing Vector Data329
Saving Images for the World Wide Web330
Using the Save for Web Feature331
Images Containing Transparency335
16.Web Graphics Workflow339
Photoshop and ImageReady340
Integrated Workflow340
Similar Interface340
Web Graphics340
Minimize File Size341
Checking for Browser Effects341
2-Up and 4-Up Views341
Compression Optimization341
Advanced Web Formats341
Image Maps341
Slicing Images345
Slicing for Image Maps345
Slicing for Minimum File Size345
Slicing to Incorporate Animation345
Slicing to Incorporate JavaScript Rollovers345
Slicing to Define a Text Area345
JavaScript Rollovers351
17.Animations353
Animation Transitions355
Frame Disposal356
Tweening Options356
Project Assignment #2363
Review #2364
Projects
Project AJust Shoot Me (Complete after Chapter 3)1
Project BBaby Shower Invitation (Complete after Chapter 7)1
Project CThe Jones Family Portrait (Complete after Chapter 8)1
Project DThe Fix Is In! (Complete after Chapter 8)1
Project EMakeover (Complete after Chapter 9)1
Project FPhotomat (Complete after Chapter 13)1
Glossary
Index

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