Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One, Second Edition

Overview

If you work with Adobe Photoshop, you've already tasted how powerful a graphics tool it can be. Universally recognized as the standard for image editing and production, Photoshop is used by close to 20 million people worldwide. But how many can say they've fully tapped its vast functionality?

Whether you're a first-timer looking to learn Photoshop, or a seasoned Photoshopper interested in the cool new features of CS2, Deke McClelland's Adobe Photoshop CS2 One on One will have ...

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Overview

If you work with Adobe Photoshop, you've already tasted how powerful a graphics tool it can be. Universally recognized as the standard for image editing and production, Photoshop is used by close to 20 million people worldwide. But how many can say they've fully tapped its vast functionality?

Whether you're a first-timer looking to learn Photoshop, or a seasoned Photoshopper interested in the cool new features of CS2, Deke McClelland's Adobe Photoshop CS2 One on One will have you completing rewarding projects in no time at all. A Photoshop expert, sought-after computer graphics and design lecturer and author of over 70 books, Deke brings his passion and easy, conversational style to the new edition of his bestselling Photoshop tutorial, updated for CS2.

A straightforward, step-by-step guide to the features and functions of Photoshop-with plenty of real-world projects and insider tips applied along the way-Adobe Photoshop CS2 One on One also covers the new features of CS2 in depth, including Adobe Bridge, the new file browser that makes it possible to process multiple images at once. Learn how to use new workflow and file handling features, how to batch process digital camera raw files, search metadata, quickly review images in Slideshow mode, and much more.

If that sounds like Greek to you, don't worry. Deke uses highly effective One-on-One teaching methods and creates a classroom environment that combines written instruction with more than two hours of video training (provided on DVD). As host of the "Best of Photoshop" disk that ships with every Photoshop order, he's uniquely qualified to present the material in this dynamic, interactive format. Whatever your skill level, Adobe Photoshop CS2 One on One will soon have you speaking fluent Photoshop CS2.

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Editorial Reviews

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This is your chance to learn Photoshop one-on-one from Deke McClelland. Suddenly, with Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One, the legendary Photoshop author is your personal coach.

How it works: For every key concept, there’s Deke on DVD, offering complete personal video instruction. (Not cruddy postage-stamp videos, either -- this stuff’s superbly captured and edited.) After you watch, turn to McClelland’s splendid full-color book. He’ll guide you through a challenging hands-on project that illuminates what you’ve just learned, offering even more insight and tips.

McClelland covers file management, brightness, contrast, color balance, selection, image transformation, painting, retouching, masking, filters, layers and layer styles, printing, and a whole lot more. The instruction is clear, the tips expert, the projects challenging. And McClelland himself is just plain fun. The man’s a Photoshop legend for a reason. Bill Camarda, from the October 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596100964
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Series: One-On-One Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 1,435,551
  • Product dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Electronic publishing pioneer Deke McClelland is a popular lecturer on Adobe Photoshop and the larger realm of computer graphics and design. He has hosted the interactive "Video Workshop" CD that shipped with Photoshop Versions 7, CS, and CS2, as well as hundreds of hours of tutorial-style video training for industry leaders lynda.com and Total Training. In addition to his video work, Deke has written 84 books translated into 24 languages, with more than 4 million copies in print.

One of the most award-winning writers in the technology market, Deke received the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Computer Book in 1989. Since then, he has garnered more than 20 honors, including seven independent citations from the Computer Press Association. In 2002, he was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

In 2004 Deke created the One-on-One™ book series, which uses video, step-by-step exercises, and hundreds of full-color illustrations to provide readers with the closest thing possible to private instruction from a recognized expert. These ambitious, self-paced guides include the bestselling Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One and Adobe InDesign CS2 One-on-One. Late in 2006 Deke teamed up with vanguard online training company http://lynda.com to bring the One-on-One training strategy to a line of video products, beginning with Photoshop CS3 Beta One-on-One Preview, the first series available for the public beta of Photoshop CS3. In addition to the full 20-plus hour Photoshop CS3 One-on-One, his plans include Illustrator One-on-One and InDesign One-on-One. Among Deke's current http://lynda.com videos are Photoshop Elements 5 Essentials and the #1 ranked Photoshop CS2 Channels and Masks (available for immediate viewing at http://www.lynda.com/deke).

Deke is an Adobe Certified Expert, a member of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team, and a regular speaker for the Photoshop Fling cruise seminars. Deke lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two super-powered boys.

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Table of Contents

Preface : how one-on-one works
Lesson 1 Open and organize 3
Lesson 2 Highlights, midtones, and shadows 33
Lesson 3 Correcting color balance 61
Lesson 4 Making selections 97
Lesson 5 Crop, straighten, and size 135
Lesson 6 Paint, edit, and heal 161
Lesson 7 Creating and applying masks 207
Lesson 8 Focus and filters 247
Lesson 9 Building layered compositions 283
Lesson 10 Text and shapes 331
Lesson 11 Styles and specialty layers 377
Lesson 12 Printing and output 431
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