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A Visual guide to
* Identifying and using each Photoshop CS2 tool
* Fine-tuning color, brightness, contrast, and exposure
* Automating various image adjustments
* Converting bitmaps to halftones or RBGs to CMYKs
* Applying more than 15 different filters
* Working with type in illustration
Part 1: Tools.
Annotations: Attach a Note.
Background Color: Specify a Background Color.
Blur Tool: Reduce Depth of Field.
Burn Tool: Darken an Area of a Photograph.
Clone Stamp: Replace Unwanted Element.
Color Replacement Tool: Manually Change the Color of an Area.
Crop Tool: Eliminate Unwanted Edges.
Color Palette: Choose a Color.
Color Picker: Choose an HSB Color.
Color Sampler Tool: Determine a Color Value.
Dodge Tool: Lighten an Area of a Photograph.
Eraser: Omit Unwanted Areas.
Eraser, Background: Pick and Choose the Colors to Erase.
Eraser, Magic: Select and Erase a Range of Color.
The Eyedropper Tool: Select a Color from the Image.
Foreground Color: Fill an Area with Foreground Color.
Gradient: Apply a Smooth Multicolored Blend.
Grid: Display and Customize a Grid.
Guides: Make and Position Guidelines.
Guides, Smart: Automatically Make Guides as You Place Elements.
Hand Tool: Navigate Quickly.
Healing Brush: Retouch a Scratch.
Healing Brush, Spot: Automatically Repair Blemishes.
Histogram Palette: View Brightness Values.
History Brush: Restore an Area to a Former State.
Keyboard Shortcuts: Customize Your Keyboard.
Measure Tool: Determine the Distance Between Pixels.
Move Tool: Move, Size, Rotate, and Distort the Contents of a Selection or Layer.
Notes Tool: Write an Annotation.
Options Bar: Set Tool Specifications.
Paint Bucket: Fill an Area with a Color.
Patch: Repair a Scratch.
Path Editing Tools: Add and Convert Anchor Points.
Path/Direct Selection Tools.
Pattern Stamp: Paint with a Pattern.
Pen Tool: Draw Combination Paths.
Pen Tool: Draw Straight and Curved Paths.
Pen Tool, Freeform: Draw a Freehand Path.
Pen Tool, Freeform: Magnetic Freeform Pen Option.
Pencil Tool: Draw an Aliased Line.
Red Eye Tool: Eliminate Red Eye on a Portrait.
Rulers: Set Ruler Units, Establish a Point of Origin.
Selection, Elliptical Marquee: Make an Elliptical Selection.
Shape Selection Buttons: Add, Subtract, Intersect, and Make New Selections.
Selection, Lasso: Make a Free-Form Selection.
Selection, Lasso, Magnetic: Make an Automatic Selection.
Selection Lasso, Polygonal: Make Straight Edge Selections.
Selections, Rectangular Marquee: Select a Rectangular Area.
Selection, Magic Wand Tool: Select an Area of Similar Color.
Selection: Single Column/Row Marquee: Select a Single Column or Row of Pixels.
Sharpen: Bring an Area Into Focus.
Shape Tool, Custom: Draw a Custom Shape.
Shape Tool, Ellipse: Create an Elliptical Shape and Apply a Style to It.
Shape, Line: Draw a Vector Line.
Shape, Polygon: Draw an Equal-Sided Polygon or Star.
Slice/Slice Select Tool: Prepare an Image for the Web.
Smudge Tool: Produce Charcoal and Pastel Effects.
Status Bar: Find Image Information.
Swatch Palette: Create and Save a Custom Color.
Type Tool Horizontal/Vertical: Create Editable Type on a Layer.
Type, Warp: Bend, Twist, and Shape Type.
Type, Character/Paragraph Palette: Set Type Specifications.
Zoom Tool: Take a Close Look at the Image.
Part 2: Techniques.
Adobe Bridge: Open and Preview and Open Files.
Adobe Bridge: Find an Image.
Actions: Record an Action.
Actions: Apply an Action to an Image.
Adjustments: Auto Color, Auto Levels, Auto Contrast.
Adjustments: Color Balance: Eliminate a Color-Cast.
Adjustments: Channel Mixer: Make a Perfect Monochrome.
Adjustments: Curves: Adjust the Contrast of a Photo.
Adjustments, Curves, Anchor Points: Adjusting a Narrow Range of Color.
Adjustments, Equalize: Apply an Automatic Contrast Adjustment.
Adjustments, Exposure: Correct an Over-Exposed Image.
Adjustments, Gradient Map: Apply Colors Based on a Gradient.
Adjustments, Hue Saturation: Recolor an Image.
Adjustments, Hue Saturation: Colorize a Grayscale Image.
Adjustments, Invert: Make a Negative.
Adjustments, Levels: Correct the Contrast of a Photograph.
Adjustments, Levels: Determine White and Black Points.
Adjustments, Match Color: Match Color from One Image to Another.
Adjustments, Photo Filter: Warm or Cool an Image.
Adjustments: Posterize: Create a Serigraph Effect.
Adjustments, Replace Color: Replace Color in an Image.
Adjustments, Shadow Highlight: Correct a Backlit Image.
Adjustments: Selective Color Balance CMYK.
Adjustments, Threshold: Create Line-Art from a Photograph.
Adjustments, Variations: Use Variations to Predict Adjustment Results.
Align: Align Layer Content.
Apply Image: Superimpose Two Images.
Arrange: Reposition Layers in the Stack.
Automations, Batch: Apply an Action to Multiple Images.
Automations: Crop and Straighten: Create Multiple Documents from Scanned Images.
Automations, Contact Sheet: Make a Grid of Thumbnail Images.
Automations, Droplet: Run an Action from Your Desktop.
Automate, Fit Image: Automatically Resize an Image.
Automations: Photomerge: Create a Panorama.
Automations: PDF Presentation: Make a Slide Show or a Multipage Document.
Automations: Picture Package: Create a Single Page with Multiple Copies of an Image.
Automations, Web Photo Gallery: Publish Images to the Web.
Automations: Merge to HDR.
Automations: Conditional Mode Change.
Bit Depth: Convert an Image from 16 Bits to 8 Bits.
Blending, Options: Exclude Colors from a Layer.
Blending Modes: Affect Color Relationships Between Stacked Layers.
Brushes: Define and Apply a Custom Brush.
Calculations: Combine Channels to Create a New File.
Camera Raw: Open and Adjust a Camera Raw File.
Channels, Alpha: Save and Load an Alpha Channel.
Channels, Color: Make a Difficult Selection Using Color Channels.
Channels, Spot Color: Add a Spot of Color to Your Image.
Color Mode: Bitmap: Convert a Grayscale to a Halftone.
Color Mode, CMYK: Convert an RGB Image to CMYK.
Color Mode: Duotone: Convert a Grayscale Image to Duotone.
Color Mode: Grayscale: Convert a Color Image to Black and White.
Color Mode, Index: Reduce the Number of Colors in an Image for the Web.
Color Mode, Lab: Isolate Luminosity Information.
Color Mode, Multichannel: Separate Duotones .
Color Settings: Choose a Profile.
Desaturate: Remove Color from an Image.
Duplicate: Make a Copy of an Image.
Edit In: Jump to ImageReady.
Fade: Fade an Effect.
File Info: Attach Data to an Image.
Fill: Apply Color to an Area.
Filter, Blur: Blur Parts of an Image.
Filter, Distort: Pinch an Image.
Filter, Extract: Knock Out an Image.
Filter, Gallery: Apply Artistic Effects.
Filter, Liquify: Sculpt with Pixels.
Filter, Noise, Add Noise: Add Grain to an Image.
Filter, Noise, Despeckle, Median, Dust & Scratches: Repair Damaged Photographs.
Filter, Noise, Reduce Noise: Remove Noise from Your Digital Photographs.
Filter, Other, Custom: Create Your Own Filter.
Filter, Other: Offset, Move a Layer or a Background.
Filter, High Pass, Minimum, Maximum: Create Traps, Enhance Color.
Filter, Pattern Maker: Create a Random Pattern.
Filter, Pixelate: Create Impressionist Effects.
Filter, Render, Clouds: Create Sky Patterns.
Filter, Render, Fibers: Make Fibrous Textures.
Filter, Render, Lens Flare and Lighting Effects: Create Dramatic Lighting.
Filter, Sharpen, Smart Sharpen: Reduce Blur.
Filter, Sharpen, Unsharp Mask: Sharpen for Print.
Filter, Stylize: Use Edges to Create Graphic Effects.
Filter, Texture: Apply Texture.
Filter, Vanishing Point: Create Perspective.
Gradient Editor: Make a Custom Gradient.
History Log: Save a Written History Record.
History Palette: Create a History State, Save a Snapshot, Save a State as a Document.
Image Size: Change the Size and Resolution of an Image.
Import: Scan an Image Directly Into Photoshop.
ImageReady: Launch ImageReady, Create an Image Map and a Rollover.
Info: Determine The Numerical Value of Pixels.
Layers, Adjustment: Attach a Color Correction to a Layer.
Layers, Clipping Mask: Paint a Surface Onto a Layer.
Layers, Fill Layers: Apply a Gradient and Pattern.
Layers, Groups: Organize Layers Into Folders.
Layers, Link: Transform Multiple Layers.
Layers, Locks: Protect Layer Content.
Layer Mask: Conceal and Reveal Layer Content.
Layer Merge/Flatten: Combine Layer Content.
Layers, Palette: Change the Stacking Order.
Layers: Opacity, Make Areas Transparent or Opaque.
Layers, Styles: Jazz Up Your Layer Content.
Matting: Eliminate an Unwanted Edge.
Memory: Assign Memory to Photoshop.
Navigator: Find Your Way.
New: Create a New Document.
Open: Open a Document.
Palettes: Show, Move Cluster, Collapse, Dock Palettes.
Paste, Paste Into: Paste Content Into a Selection.
Path, Clipping Path: Create a Knockout.
Path Palette: Create a Work Path.
Path: Stroke/Fill: Paint a Border and a Colored Shape.
Pattern: Create a Pattern.
Preferences: Restore Factory Defaults.
Preset Manager: Save Tools and Palettes.
Print with Preview: Print Your Document.
Purge: Clear Memory.
Quick Mask: Make a Selection with the Paint Tools.
Rasterize: Change Vector Objects to Bitmap Objects.
Resample: Increase Or Decrease the Size of an Image.
Retouching Techniques: Retouch an Old Photograph.
Save: Save Your Files.
Scratch Disk: Change Your Virtual Memory Disk.
Select, Anti-alias, Create a Transition Zone.
Select, Color Range: Select by Color.
Select, Feather: Make a Seamless Composite.
Select, Modify: Alter a Selection.
Smart Objects: Define a Smart Object.
Stroke: Create a Colored Border.
Transform: Flip, Resize, Rotate, or Distort an Image.
Trim: Eliminate Border Pixels.
Type Mask Tool, Horizontal/Vertical: Create a Character-Shaped Marquee with a Pasted Image.
Type, Find and Replace: Locate and Change Text.
Type, Paragraph: Generate Type in a Box.
Type, Path: Generate Type on a Curved Path.
Type, Point: Generate Type from a Point.
Type, Check Spelling: Assure Proper Spelling.
Vector Masks: Use a Path to Knockout an Area.
Video: Prepare an Image for a Digital Video.
Warp: Bend And Twist an Image.
Web, Animation: Create a GIF Using Layers.
Web, Animation: Create a Tween Animation.
Web, Animation: Save an Animation as a GIF.
Web, Save for: Save Non-Animation Web Files.
Workspace: Restore Palettes, Save Workspaces.