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Adobe Photoshop CS3 One-on-One

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by Deke McClelland

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Pioneering computer graphics author Deke McClelland updates his bestselling hands-on tutorial for Adobe Photoshop CS3, the latest version of this industry-standard image editing and production program. As with previous editions, Photoshop CS3 One-on-One guides readers step by step through


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Pioneering computer graphics author Deke McClelland updates his bestselling hands-on tutorial for Adobe Photoshop CS3, the latest version of this industry-standard image editing and production program. As with previous editions, Photoshop CS3 One-on-One guides readers step by step through the program's features and functionality. A key appeal of the One-on-One series is the two hours of DVD-video material included. Once you read about a particular technique, you can see how it's done first hand in the video. The combination is uniquely effective. And hugely popular.

Whether you're a first-timer looking to learn Photoshop, or a seasoned user interested in the groundbreaking features of CS3, Deke's conversational style and carefully structured lessons guide you through everything you need to know to get up and running, and then takes you well into mastery. You'll learn to:

  • Grasp fundamental and advanced concepts and theory
  • Use best practices, and techniques for making the most of Photoshop CS3
  • Build relevant, real-world projects
  • Use Photoshop's workflow and file handling features
  • Use the combined power of Bridge + Camera Raw to process your digital photos
  • Choose the right technique for converting your images to black & white
  • Create beautiful multilayered documents including posters and flyers
  • And much more

A Photoshop expert, sought-after computer graphics and design lecturer and author of over 70 books, Deke creates a classroom environment in Photoshop CS3 One-on-One with written instruction and video training — except that you get one-on-one attention as you proceed from lesson to lesson at your own pace. It's like having private lessons with the author.

Whether you're an enthusiast, prosumer, creative pro, technical pro, or newcomer, Deke's book will have you speaking fluent Photoshop CS3 in no time.

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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 http://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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"Read the lesson, watch the video, do the exercises" _ these three steps deliver an effective combination for learning the basics of Photoshop CS3. Deke McClelland adds "Pearls of Wisdom," "Extra Credit," and "Extra Credit Extreme" to challenge even the most avid beginner. Throughout the book, he explains the logic of his choices, discusses the effects of command order, and suggests when the least powerful command is good enough and when a more complex choice is preferable.The first lesson includes a very helpful introduction to the Bridge, Adobe's full-blown digital asset manager, an absolute necessity for anyone managing more than a few dozen images. The second lesson covers the "powerhouse" commands of Levels, Curves, and Shadow/Highlight for image adjustment with a high degree of precision. McClelland deems Levels the "best of the bunch" for its ease of use with a great deal of power.Lesson 3 on color balance includes correcting a pervasive color cast such on a photo which is too blue, for example, increasing the saturation of a drab photo, colorizing a black-and-white photo, and using Camera Raw to edit digital photos with more information and a wider range of colors than typical JPEG files.Isolating image elements for independent editing is the critical Photoshop skill of making selections. Lesson 4 illustrates that selections can be based on continuous color, edges of high contrast, irregular portions captured with lasso tools, and precise outlines drawn with the pen tool, for example.Straightening photos and sizing them are deferred to Lesson 5 because they throw away pixels and make up new ones using interpolation. It seems logical to straighten and size as first steps, but in most cases, interpolation is best performed after color adjustments because it often smoothes out rough transitions of color commands.Lesson 7 on masks, erasing a background with the Extract filter, and matching the lighting of a masked image with its new background builds on selections for combining two photos into a single image with seamless blending and without the "fringing" that screams "composite."The remaining six lessons on such topics as filters, layers, text, shapes, smart objects, and printing and output are chockfull of the information needed to produce professional quality graphics and art as well as manipulate photos.Good job, Deke McClelland!