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Overview

Adobe Photoshop is arguably the most comprehensive and popular photo editor around. Here are a couple of reasons why: When you work in Photoshop, you're not drawing from scratch; you're editing photos. Secondly, the program keeps you interested with a depth of capabilities that few pieces of software can match. Unlike other computer programs that have caught on like wildfire over the years, Photoshop is both powerful and absorbing.

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Overview

Adobe Photoshop is arguably the most comprehensive and popular photo editor around. Here are a couple of reasons why: When you work in Photoshop, you're not drawing from scratch; you're editing photos. Secondly, the program keeps you interested with a depth of capabilities that few pieces of software can match. Unlike other computer programs that have caught on like wildfire over the years, Photoshop is both powerful and absorbing.

Just because Photoshop is a pleasure to use doesn't mean that it's easy to master. Directed toward making you comfortable and productive with the program, Photoshop 7 For Dummies points out the features you need to know and shows you exactly how to use them ­– no pain; all gain. You'll discover ways to

  • Work with the program window
  • Switch between Photoshop and other programs
  • Change the number of pixels in an image
  • Define colors using the Color Palette
  • Get ride of red eye
  • Blur the edges of a selected area
  • Apply filter effects

Photoshop guru and author Deke McClelland reveals his own techniques for quick and creative image editing, along with specific tips that Photoshop veterans can use to take advantage of the software's new features. Plan to get the hang of

  • Producing high quality scans
  • Adding background textures, bevels, and text effects
  • Harnessing Photoshop's layering features and professional pre-press capabilities
  • Applying different types of gradients
  • Making a Web Photo Gallery
  • Placing your image into PageMaker of InDesign
  • Creating your own custom brush

Graphics abound in Photoshop 7 For Dummies, with 16 pages of glossy pictures to show off special issues related to color. You'll find commands for both PCs and Macs and lots of step-by-step instructions to guide your image-editing efforts for print or the Web – in no time!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764516511
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 323,210
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Deke McClelland is one of the world's leading experts on digital graphics. Over 3 million copies of his books are in print.
Barbara Obermeier is a graphic designer, university instructor, and coauthor of several For Dummies books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: What the...? Aagh, Help Me!

Chapter 1: Meet Dr. Photo and Mr. Shop.

Chapter 2: Canvassing the On-Screen Canvas.

Chapter 3: Now the Fun Really Begins.

Part II: The Care and Feeding of Pixels.

Chapter 4: Sizing Up Your Image.

Chapter 5: Auntie Em versus the Munchkins (Death Match).

Chapter 6: Save Before You Say Good Night.

Chapter 7: Going to Hard Copy.

Part III: Tiptoe through the Toolbox.

Chapter 8: Paint Me Young, Beautiful, and Twisted.

Chapter 9: Making a Mockery of Reality.

Chapter 10: Cleaning Up Goobers.

Chapter 11: Turning Back the Digital Clock.

Part IV: Select Before You Correct.

Chapter 12: The Great Pixel Roundup (Yee Ha).

Chapter 13: More Fun with Selections.

Chapter 14: Coloring inside the Lines.

Part V: So, You Say You're Serious about Image Editing.

Chapter 15: Layers upon Layers upon Layers.

Chapter 16: Digital Graffiti.

Chapter 17: Forays into Filters.

Chapter 18: Drawing Color from a Dreary Wasteland.

Chapter 19: Taking a Peek at Web Graphics.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Tricky Techniques to Assign to Memory.

Chapter 21: Ten Things to Do with Your Photoshop Masterpiece.

Index.

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