Foundation Photoshop 6.0

Foundation Photoshop 6.0

by Roderick Smith, Marilene Oliver, Vicki Loader, Sham Bhangal, Al Ward
     
 

Adobe Photoshop has long been the world's most popular digital image editing solution. Version 6.0 has taken it a leap further, with a raft of new and sophisticated functionality, including vector support, layer styles, slice tools for web graphics, and enhanced text-formatting features. It's hard to comprehend just how powerful this package really

Overview

Adobe Photoshop has long been the world's most popular digital image editing solution. Version 6.0 has taken it a leap further, with a raft of new and sophisticated functionality, including vector support, layer styles, slice tools for web graphics, and enhanced text-formatting features. It's hard to comprehend just how powerful this package really is.

Foundation Photoshop 6.0 has been written by professional working designers who will teach you Photoshop from the ground up—how to master its power and make it work for you. These guys work with Photoshop every day, so they know how to get the very best from it: How to achieve professional results with maximum efficiency and how to create and deliver the truly extraordinary.

Here, they employ the Foundation approach to share their knowledge with you: Standalone technique-based chapters that also build up intoa professional design project that runs throughout the book. In the final section, where the learning curve gets a bit steeper, the experts reveal the vistas up ahead, and how to make the most of your new skills.

What you’ll learn

This book will give you the essential grounding that you need to become a Photoshop professional. Techniques are taught through step-by-step examples, and consolidated through a real-world model project that you create from idea to final delivery. The skills you will learn include:

  • Navigating the Photoshop 6.0 interface
  • Painting tools
  • Selection, paths, layers, and masks
  • Real-world filters
  • Color theory and print output
  • Web design techniques using ImageReady

Who this book is for

  • Designers or aspiring designers wishing to expand their skills with Photoshop 6
  • Existing users looking for a more in-depth, professional approach
  • Existing users familiar with older versions who want to update their knowledge
  • Motion web designers who want to improve the graphical sophistication of their sites

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903450666
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
05/31/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.45(d)

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Sham Bhangal has worked on books in new media for five years, during which time he has authored and co-authored numerous friends of ED books, including critically acclaimed, award-winning, and bestselling titles like Foundation Flash, New Masters of Flash, Flash MX Upgrade Essentials, Flash MX Most Wanted, and the Flash MX Designer's ActionScript Reference. He has considerable working experience with Macromedia and Adobe products, as well as other general web design technologies (such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.). In addition to speaking appearances at FlashForward, the biggest Macromedia Flash developer conference, Sham has also been a beta tester for Macromedia and Discreet products for a number of years.

A certified Photoshop addict and webmaster of Action FX Photoshop Resources (ActionFX.com), Al Ward hails from Missoula, Montana. A former submariner in the U.S. Navy, Al now spends his time creating add-on software for Photoshop and writing on graphics-related topics. Al has been a contributor to Photoshop User Magazine and a contributing writer on Foundation Photoshop 6 and Photoshop Most Wanted: Effects and Design Tips, Inside Photoshop 6 and Special Edition Inside Photoshop 6 from New Riders. Al was also a panelist at the Photoshop World 2001 Los Angeles Conference, and contributes to the official National Association of Photoshop Professionals website as the actions area coordinator.

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