Exploring Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Now fully updated to the new release of Adobe's Creative Suite, EXPLORING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5 shows how to use a great software tool to create dynamic design. Written by an author who is an experienced designer as well as computer graphics instructor, EXPLORING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5 is a designer-driven resource that examines the tools and features of Adobe Photoshop while showing how to maximize the potential of desktop digital imaging for graphics, illustration, composition, and special effects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111130343
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/29/2010
  • Series: Design Exploration Series
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,115,201
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Annesa Hartman is a lead content developer for Kaplan University, where she manages a team of instructional designers in developing engaging online learning experiences for Kaplan faculty. A freelance graphic designer, she also has taught computer graphic courses for more than 16 years. She is the author of four other Cengage titles, including INTERACTIVE MEDIA DESIGN and DEVELOPMENT WITH ADOBE CS6. She holds a Masters in Teaching with Internet Technologies, focusing her attention on instructional design for online technologies, and web and graphic design concepts and programs. When she is not playing with pixels, she is directing, choreographing, or performing in local musical theater, teaching yoga, or working in her garden.
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Table of Contents


1 A Discovery Tour 2

A Magic Tour 4

Lesson: The 15-Minute Photo Makeover 4

Photoshop---in Brief 12

Summary 13

2 The Staging Area 14

Staging 16

Lesson 1 Interface Highlights 16

Lesson 2 Customize Your Experience 26

Seeing Is Believing 29

Lesson 3 Navigational Features 30

Summary 36

3 Image Essentials 38

Image Construction 40

The Brief on Bitmapped Images 40

The Brief on Vector Graphics 44

Seeing All Sides 45

Importing and Exporting 46

Pixels: The Main Ingredient 46

Lesson: Playing with Pixels 46

Summary 53

Explorer Pages Darrel Anderson Anderson, Darrel 54

4 Selecting and Transforming 58

About Selecting and Transforming 60

How Do Selections Work? 60

Overview of Selection Tools 60

How Does Transforming Work? 67

Overview of Transform Tools 68

More Options for Selections 69

Lesson: Dressing Max 71

Summary 82

Explorer Pages Tim Warnock Warnock, Tim 86

5 Working with Color 88

Optical Mixing 90

Spectral Illusion 91

Choosing a Color Model 92

Grayscale 92

RGB 92

HSB 93


Lab 94

Getting in The Mode 95

Applying Color 95

The Color Panel 96

The Color Picker and Color Libraries 96

The Swatches Panel 98

The Gradient Tool and Gradient Panel 98

Adjusting Color 100

About Channels and Bit Depth 100

Lesson: Playing with Color Models 102

Summary 112

Explorer Pages Natascha Roeoesli Roeoesli, Natascha 114

6 Image Correction 116

Six Steps of En"Light"enment 118

Import 118

Resize 118

Enhance 120

Retouch 121

Effect 121

Save 122

Lesson: Correcting the Mike Photo 122

Summary 134

Adventures in Design: Photomerge 138

Explorer Pages Michael Dwyer Dwyer, Michael 142

7 Drawing and Painting 144

Pixels---A Contemporary Art Medium 146

Using the Pencil and Brush Tools 146

Making a Custom Brush 151

Vectors---A Guest Appearance 153

Paths 153

The Pen Tool 156

Vector Masks 158

Type 158

Vector Compatibility 160

Making Shapes 161

Lesson: Nonrepresentational Art Creation 164

Summary 166

Adventures in Design: Dodge and Burn 169

Explorer Pages Kevin Burke Burke, Kevin 172

8 Masking 174

Unmasking Masks 176

Types of Masks 180

Layer and Vector Masks 181

Clipping Masks 182

Horizontal and Vertical Type Mask Tools 183

Quick Masks 184

Lesson: Lisbon View 186

Summary 189

Explorer Pages Joe Summerhays Summerhays, Joe 190

9 Layers, Compositing, and Process 192

About Compositing and Composition 194

A Design Process 194

Start with an Idea 194

Make a Comprehensive Layout (Comp) 195

Gather Content 195

Assemble Content 197

Fine-Tune and Output 202

Blending Modes, Styles, and Effects 202

Blending Modes 202

Layer Styles 204

Filter Effects 205

Liquify Function 206

Lesson: CD Jacket Project 206

Summary 209

Adventures in Design: From the Imagination 210

Explorer Pages Jim Carroll Carroll, Jim 212

10 Print Publishing 216

Printing Methods 218

Desktop Printing 218

Digital Printing 218

Commercial Printing 219

Portable Document File (PDF) 219

Output Compatibility 220

Color 221

Resolution 226

Format 227

Consult the Professionals 229

Setting up the Print Job 229

Print Command 229

Summary 234

Adventures in Design: Wine Box Composition 238

Explorer Pages David Julian Julian, David 242

11 Web Publishing 246

About Optimization 248

Compression 248

Image Format 249

Image Color 251

Image Size 253

Save for Web & Devices 253

Optimization Workflow Techniques 255

Lesson 1 Preparing an Image for the Web 256

Image Slicing 261

Lesson 2 Slicing a Web Page Navigation Bar 261

GIF Animation 264

Lesson 3 Creating a Web Animation 264

Summary 269

Explorer Pages Glenn Mitsui Mitsui, Glenn 272

12 A New Dimension (for Photoshop CS5 Extended version users) 276

X, Y, and Z 278

Lesson 1 Transforming in X, Y, and Z 278

Lesson 2 Mapping a Texture and Adjusting Material Settings 285

Turning 2D Images into 3D Objects 289

Lesson 3 Exploring the 3D Postcard Feature 290

Lesson 4 Explore New Mesh from Grayscale (Depth Mapping) 292

Guided Project: Importing a 3D Object 294

Summary 296

Index 299

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