PhotoShop 6 for MAC Fast and Easy

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Overview

Unparalleled Web and business communication growth has increased the professional demand for digital imaging, whereas on the consumer side, the availability of affordable, high-quality hardware and services has driven a larger audience to try out the latest technology. With this growth, Photoshop is becoming even more popular. Photoshop X for Mac Fast & Easy walks you through the often intimidating and overwhelming feature set of Photoshop by presenting tasks in concise steps complemented by clear illustrations. It leads you through key tasks, all specific to the Mac, including creating new images, editing images from other sources such as a scanner or digital camera, adding effects, and prepping images for Web use. This book presents information in a format that’s appealing for beginning users who want clear steps for Photoshop operations and also for intermediate users who want a fast introduction to the new version of the software. The visual, step-by-step approach makes the learning process appealing to users of all levels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761530008
  • Publisher: Premier Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Series: Fast and Easy Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Starting Out with Photoshop
Chapter 1: Touring the Work Area
Adding the Apple Menu Alias
Starting Photoshop
Taking Charge of the Tools
Hiding and Showing Screen Elements
Reviewing Help Features
Using Help Contents and Search Features
Reviewing Adobe Online
Exiting Photoshop
Chapter 2: Working with Image Files
Creating a New File
Opening an Existing File
Importing an Image
Grabbing a Scanner Image
Grabbing a Digital Camera Image
Adding File Info
Saving a File
Saving to Another Format
Switch between Files
Closing a File
Part I Review Questions
Part II: Making Basic Edits
Chapter 3: Adding Content with Tools
Selecting a Tool
Setting a Tool's Options in the Options Bar
Resetting Tool Defaults
Choosing Colors
Working with Painting Tools
Painting with the Paintbrush
Painting with the Pencil
Painting with the Airbrush
Working with Drawing Tools
Drawing a Line
Drawing a Rectangle, Oval, or Other Shape
Adding Type
Adding a Note
Chapter 4: Working with Image View
Using the Zoom Tool
Zooming In and Out
Zooming to Print and Pixel Size
Fitting the Image to the Screen
Changing the View Zone
Using Scroll Bars
Using the Hand Tool
Using the Navigator
Chapter 5: Selecting Image Content
Using the Marquee Tool
Selecting a Rectangle
Selecting an Ellipse
Selecting a Row or Column
Using the Lasso Tool
Selecting an Odd Shape
Selecting a Polygon
Using the Magnetic Lasso
Selecting Pixels with the Magic Wand
Selecting by Color Range
Adjusting a Selection
Removing a Selection
Chapter 6: Changing a Selection
Deleting a Selection
Moving a Selection
Copying a Selection
Transforming a Selection
Modifying Part of the Selection
Changing the Selection Border
Smoothing the Selection
Expanding or Contracting the Selection
Saving a Selection
Loading a Selection
Undoing a Change
Using the History to Undo Changes
Chapter 7: Using Positioning Tools
Showing and Hiding the Grid
Showing and Hiding Rulers
Using Snap and Snap To
Adding Guides
Locking Guides
Part II Review Questions
Part III: Using Layers, Masks, and Paths
Chapter 8: Working with Layers
Creating a Layer
Making a New Layer
Selecting a Layer
Duplicating a Layer
Copying a Layer between Images
Adding a Fill Layer
Adding a Gradient Layer
Adding a Pattern Layer
Deleting a Layer
Setting Layer Properties
Choosing a Layer Style
Arranging Layer Order
Grouping and Ungrouping Layers
Flatten the Image
Chapter 9: Adding Variety with Masks
Changing Quick Mask Options
Using Quick Mask to Adjust a Selection
Using Layer Masks
Creating a Mask on a Layer
Changing or Trashing a Mask
Using a Selection from One Layer as a Mask on Another
Reviewing the Mask
Putting a Mask to Work
Crop a Photo
Add a Filter
Recolor Part of the Image
Chapter 10: Using Paths
Creating Paths
Adding a Shape Path
Making a Pen Path
Making a Freeform Path
Viewing and Changing a Path
Filling or Coloring a Path
Using a Path to Make a Selection
Using Clipping Paths
Adding a Clipping Path
Using Clipped Content
Part III Review Questions
Part IV: Fine-Tuning Your Image
Chapter 11: Using Other Editing Tools
Blurring an Area
Smudging an Area
Sharpening an Area
Erasing Image Content
Using the Eraser
Using the Background Eraser
Using the Magic Eraser
Adding a Gradient
Filling with the Paint Bucket
Using Photo Techniques
Dodging an Area
Burning an Area
Sponging an Area
Chapter 12: Working with Image Size and Orientation
Cropping the Image
Changing the Image Size
Changing the Canvas Size
Rotating the Canvas
Trimming the Canvas
Chapter 13: Using a Filter
Previewing the Filters
Applying a Filter
Fading a Filter
Reapplying the Last Filter
Chapter 14: Printing Your Image
Choosing a Printer and Page Attributes
Changing Photoshop Page Setup Options
Working with Screens
Adjusting Transfer Settings
Adding a Border
Specifying a Bleed
Choosing a Background Color
Using Other Page Settings
Specifying Print Options
Print the Image
Part IV Review Questions
Part V: Using More Advanced Techniques
Chapter 15: Understanding Colors and Channels
Reviewing the Color Modes
Adjusting Your Display
Applying a Color Profile
Using Color Channels
Changing to a Channel
Working on a Channel
Converting Images
Choosing CYMK Color
Working with Bit Depth
Converting to Greyscale
Prepping for Color Separations
Proofing Colors
Chapter 16: Correcting Image Color
Changing the Tonal Quality
Correcting the Color Balance
Correcting Brightness and Contrast
Applying a Special Color Effect
Adding an Alpha Channel
Chapter 17: Having Fun with Color
Adding Spot Color
Creating a Duotone Image
Making a Sepia Image
Chapter 18: Working with Plug-Ins
Installing Plug-Ins
Applying a Plug-In to a File
Applying by Opening or Saving
Applying a Filter Plug-In
Chapter 19: Working with Actions
Creating an Action
Using an Action
Making a Droplet
Using a Droplet
Part V Review Questions
Part VI: Prepping Images for the Web
Chapter 20: Creating Web Images
Reviewing Web Graphic Formats
Using Save As
Save an Optimized Image File
Saving as JPEG
Saving as GIF
Chapter 21: Adding Hotspots
Adding Slices or "Hotspots"
Viewing and Hiding Slices
Saving the Sliced File in HTML
Part VI Review Questions
Part VII: Appendixes
Appendix A: Using Digital Watermark Protection
Registering with Digimarc
Embedding a Digital Watermark
Viewing a Digital Watermark
Appendix B: Photoshop Preferences and Settings
Using Basic Preferences
General
Saving Files
Display & Cursors
Transparency & Gamut
Unit & Rulers
Guides & Grids
Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks
Cache
Glossary
Index
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