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Adobe Photoshop CS 2. on Demand: Includes ACE Objectives
     

Adobe Photoshop CS 2. on Demand: Includes ACE Objectives

by Andy Anderson, Steve Johnson, Perspection Inc.
 

Photoshop can be an intimidating and time-consuming program to learn. Wouldn't you rather spend your time learning by doing rather than reading? Adobe Photoshop CS 2 On Demand features step-by-step instructions with accompanying visuals so that you spend more time learning and less time reading. The in-depth, wide-ranging coverage will enable you to get

Overview

Photoshop can be an intimidating and time-consuming program to learn. Wouldn't you rather spend your time learning by doing rather than reading? Adobe Photoshop CS 2 On Demand features step-by-step instructions with accompanying visuals so that you spend more time learning and less time reading. The in-depth, wide-ranging coverage will enable you to get the most out of Photoshop CS 2 and included tool, such as:

  • File browser
  • Brush special effects
  • Photo retouching
  • Enhanced web output features
  • Healing brush

Studying for the Adobe Certified Exam for Photoshop? This tutorial also includes exam objectives throughout its pages. You will become a master of Photoshop CS 2 with the help of Adobe Photoshop CS 2 On Demand.

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Every year, Photoshop gets better, and Photoshop books get better, too. Case in point: Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Demand. The publishers have learned every positive lesson about creating a great Photoshop tutorial.

Full color? Yes, and beautifully designed, too. Step-by-step? Yes, with command names boldfaced for easy reading, and photos and screen captures illuminating every step. Smart? All the way through, with great “Did You Know” tips for nearly every procedure. Well organized? Every task gets its own page or spread: Just flip through and find what you want in seconds. Hands on? Download the sample files and go. Good for upgraders? Everything that’s new is carefully flagged -- and there’s plenty of it.

Oh, by the way: if you’re preparing for your Adobe Certified Expert exam, every single objective is flagged and covered here. A very nice bonus. Bill Camarda, from the July 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789733900
Publisher:
Que
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Series:
On Demand Series
Pages:
524
Product dimensions:
8.03(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.91(d)

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IntroductionIntroduction

How You'll Learn

  • How This Book Works
  • What's New
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Real World Examples
  • Andy's Workshop
  • Photoshop for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Certified Expert

Welcome to Adobe Photoshop CS2 On Demand, a visual quick reference/training book that shows you how to work efficiently with Adobe Photoshop CS2. This book provides complete coverage of basic and intermediate Photoshop CS2 skills.

How This Book Works

You don't have to read this book in any particular order. We've designed the book so that you can jump in, get the information you need, and jump out. However, the book does follow a logical progression from simple tasks to more complex ones. Each task is presented on no more than two facing pages, which lets you focus on a single task without having to turn the page. To find the information that you need, just look up the task in the table of contents, index, or troubleshooting guide, and turn to the page listed. Read the task introduction, follow the step-by-step instructions in the left column along with screen illustrations in the right column, and you're done.

What's New

If you're searching for what's new in Photoshop CS2, just look for the icon: New!. The new icon appears in the table of contents and throughout this book so you can quickly and easily identify a new or improved feature in Photoshop CS2. A complete description of each new feature appears in the New Features guide in the back of this book.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Most menu commands have a keyboard equivalent, such as Ctrl+P (Win) or A+P (Mac), as a quicker alternative to using the mouse. A complete list of keyboard shortcuts is available on the web at http://www.perspection.com in the software downloads area.

Step-by-Step Instructions

This book provides concise step-by-step instructions that show you "how" to accomplish a task. Each set of instructions include illustrations that directly correspond to the easy-to-read steps. Also included in the text are timesavers, tables, and sidebars to help you work more efficiently or to teach you more in-depth information. A "Did You Know?" provides tips and techniques to help you work smarter, while a "See Also" leads you to other parts of the book containing related information about the task.

Real World Examples

This book uses real world examples files to help you perform a task. The examples give you a context in which to use the task. By using the example files, you won't waste time looking for or creating sample files. The Photoshop example files that you need for project tasks are available on the web at http://www.perspection.com.

Andy's Workshop

This book shows you how to put together the individual step-by-step tasks into indepth projects with Andy's Workshop. You start each project with a sample file, work through the steps, and then compare your results with Andy's project file at the end. The project files are available on the web at http://www.perspection.com.

Photoshop for Windows and Macintosh

This book is written for the Windows and Macintosh version of Adobe Photoshop CS2. Both versions of the software are virtually the same, but there are a few platform differences between the two versions. When there are differences between the two versions, steps written specifically for the Windows version end with the notation (Win) and steps for the Macintosh version end with the notation (Mac). In some instances, tasks are split between the two operating systems.

Adobe Certified Expert

This book prepares you fully for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam for Adobe Photoshop CS2. Each Adobe Certified Expert certification level has a set of objectives, which are organized into broader skill sets. To prepare for the certification exam, you should review and perform each task identified with a Adobe Certified Expert objective to confirm that you can meet the requirements for the exam. Throughout this book, content that pertains to an objective is identified with the Adobe Certified Expert logo and objective number next to it.

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Meet the Author

Adobe Photoshop CS2 On Demand About The Author

Andy Anderson is a graphics designer and illustrator who has worked with Photoshop since it was released. A university professor, Andy is a sought-after lecturer in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The remainder of his time is split between writing graphics and fiction books, and developing graphics, animations, and resource materials for various corporations and seminar companies. His clients include designers and trainers from the U.S. Government, Boeing, Disneyland, and other Fortune 500 companies.

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