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However you use Photoshop, and however much experience you have, you're probably aware sometimes painfully so of the complexity behind this application's immense power. Photoshop CS2 Savvy ensures that this complexity never gets in the way of your productivity. Where an understanding of theory will help you get better results, this book provides it. Mostly, however, it concentrates on helping you master the specific, practical tools and techniques ...
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However you use Photoshop, and however much experience you have, you're probably aware sometimes painfully so of the complexity behind this application's immense power. Photoshop CS2 Savvy ensures that this complexity never gets in the way of your productivity. Where an understanding of theory will help you get better results, this book provides it. Mostly, however, it concentrates on helping you master the specific, practical tools and techniques that are essential to your success, whether you work as a desktop publisher, graphic artist, printer, photographer, or Web designer.
You can make your way from cover to cover, and it's also easy to jump to information on a specific topic anything from color management to image retouching to digital photography support. Hands On tutorials give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge to complex, real-world projects, and the full-color section showcases numerous color-related examples. This book's practical, accessible coverage includes:
The full-color section showcases numerous color-related examples. Coverage includes:
Core Photoshop Skills: selections, type, layers, paths, paint effects, alpha channels, Quick Mask, scanning, transformations Features New to Photoshop CS2: Warping tools, Vanishing Point filter, Adobe Bridge file-browsing application, new Camera Raw capabilities
Image Retouching: Dodge and Burn tools, cloning and healing, History Brush, Dust and Scratches filter
Color Management and Correction: levels and curves, color mapping, hue and saturation, channel mixing, CMYK conversion, printing
ImageReady and Illustrator: page layout, image maps, animations, transferring vectors and layers
Advanced Techniques: difficult selections, compositing, automation, duotones and spot color, advanced layering, preparing images for digital video.
Part I. Photoshop Core.
Chapter 1. What's New in Photoshop CS2.
Chapter 2. The Nature of the Beast.
Chapter 3. Navigation: Know Where to Go.
Chapter 4. Setting up Photoshop.
Chapter 5. Making Selections.
Chapter 6. Layering Your Image.
Chapter 7. Working with Type.
Chapter 8. Drawing Paths.
Chapter 9. Applying Color and Using Brushes.
Chapter 10. Altered States: History.
Chapter 11. Using Channels and Quik Mask.
Chapter 12. Sizing and Transforming Images.
Chapter 13. Image Capture and Digital Photography.
Part II. Photoshop Color.
Chapter 14. Color Management and Printing.
Chapter 15. Adjusting Tonality and Color.
Chapter 16. Modifying and Mapping Color.
Part III. Photo Savvy.
Chapter 17. Photo Retouching.
Chapter 18. Using Filters.
Chapter 19. Making Difficult Selections.
Chapter 20. Advanced Layer Techniques.
Chapter 21. Automating the Process.
Chapter 22. Overlay Techniques.
Part IV. Beyond Photoshop.
Chapter 23. Web Design with Photoshop and ImageReady.
Chapter 24. Creating Dynamic Web Elements.
Chapter 25. Photoshop and Digital Video.
Chapter 26. Photoshop and Illustrator.