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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book

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Photoshop is one of those programs that's so cool you just want to dive right in and start creating–but by plunging in head-first, without any guidance, you're likely to miss a lot. There's a solution: With this book, you learn by doing, getting your feet wet immediately as you progress through a series of hands-on projects that build on your growing Photoshop knowledge. Simple step-by-step instructions, review questions at the end of each chapter, and a companion CD with all of the book's project files make ...
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Overview

Photoshop is one of those programs that's so cool you just want to dive right in and start creating–but by plunging in head-first, without any guidance, you're likely to miss a lot. There's a solution: With this book, you learn by doing, getting your feet wet immediately as you progress through a series of hands-on projects that build on your growing Photoshop knowledge. Simple step-by-step instructions, review questions at the end of each chapter, and a companion CD with all of the book's project files make learning a breeze as the Adobe Creative Team takes you on a self-paced tour of the image-editing powerhouse. This bestselling guide has been completely revised to cover all of Photoshop CS2's new features, which include advanced tools for digital photographers, such as a new Spot Healing Brush for correcting scratches or blemishes, and Smart Sharpen for fixing photo blurring. Photoshop CS2 also includes loads of new creative tools, such as Vanishing Point and Image Warp. This comprehensive guide starts with an introductory tour of the software and then progresses on through lessons on everything from Photoshop's interface to more complex topics like color management, Web graphics, and photo retouching.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321321848
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • Publication date: 5/24/2005
  • Series: Classroom in a Book Series
  • Edition description: New Full-Color Edition
  • Pages: 482
  • Sales rank: 1,181,073
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

The Adobe Creative Team is made up of designers, writers, and editors who have extensive, real-world knowledge of and expertise in using Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and more experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.

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Table of Contents

1 Getting to know the work area
2 Using Adobe Bridge
3 Basic photo corrections
4 Retouching and repairing
5 Working with selections
6 Layer basics
7 Masks and channels
8 Correcting and enhancing digital photographs
9 Typographic design
10 Vector drawing techniques
11 Advanced layer techniques
12 Advanced compositing
13 Creating links within an image
14 Creating rollover Web visuals
15 Animating GIF images for the Web
16 Producing and printing consistent color
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