Photoshop CS3 Essential Skills / Edition 1

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Overview

Brimming with beautiful pictures, this successful book guides you through a project-based, progressive curriculum so that you can build all the essential skills to enhance photographs creatively and professionally with Photoshop CS3. If you are an aspiring professional, enthusiastic amateur photographer, or a student learning photography, digital imaging, art and design, or design graphics, you'll be amazed at the stunning results you can achieve!

New! DVD is included FREE. Additional learning materials include
• full-resolution, royalty-free images to download for trying-out your new techniques
• over 8 hours of QuickTime movie tutorials to support the practical projects
• Presets from layer styles to curves, shapes, and gradients
• indispensable RAW files for editing practice

And don't miss the companion website with updates, practice material, and more at www.photoshopessentialskills.com!

"The perfect companion guide for Photoshop users of multiple levels."
Photoshop Creative Magazine

"This book provides excellent coverage of Photoshop as a digital darkroom tool, as well as covering a truly amazing amount of background information. It is very readable and is truly a gem."
Mark Lewis, Director, Mount Saint Mary College, USA

The Essential Skills Photography Series from Focal Press uniquely offers a structured learning experience for photographers of all ages, with both the underlying theory and loads of invaluable 'how to' and real-life practice projects - all from the most talented photography practitioners/educators in the world.

Each subject includes:

* learning objectives for each section - for class use or self-study
* color images of student and teacher/author work
* activities to check learning outcomes
* assignments to put theories into creative practice
* full glossary of terms

Other titles in the series:
Studio Photography: Essential Skills by John Child, Photographic Lighting: Essential Skills by John Child and Mark Galer and Digital Photography in Available Light by Mark Galer.

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Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
If you're a photographer who wants to make the most of Photoshop CS3, check out Mark Gaier's Photoshop CS3: Essential Skills. This hands-on, project-based guide is everything you'd want: It's well organized, knowledgeable, and carefully structured to help you build your expertise one step at a time. It's also gorgeous, and a pleasure to work from. Now bundled with a DVD containing eight hours of QuickTime how-to movies, plus loads of royalty-free high-res images, this has become a full-fledged training package, not "just" a book.

It's also packed with new content, much of it focused on Photoshop CS3's important workflow improvements, especially the new Raw > Smart Object > Smart Filter workflow. There's new coverage of Refine Edge, B&W Adjustment, and Photoshop CS3's revamped High Dynamic Range support -- and Gaier doesn't just offer the "official" line: he discusses these features' limitations and offers some very handy workarounds. Bill Camarda, from the September 2007 Read Only

From the Publisher
Praise for previous edition:

"Breaks down a monster programme into its essential elements and communicates them in an easily understandable way.” Geoff Franklin, photographer, UK

"A must for any photographer, whether an absolute beginner or one in advanced mode... memorise every other word and you will be the king of your camera club." - Amateur Photographer

"This book provides excellent coverage of Photoshop as a digital darkroom tool as well as covering a truly amazing amount of background information. It is very readable and is truly a gem”. Mark Lewis, Director of Technology Training, Mount Saint Mary College, USA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240520643
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/4/2007
  • Series: Photography Essential Skills Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,199,628
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Galer is the Program Director and Senior lecturer at RMIT University in the School of Media and Communication, Australia. He is also co-writer of their popular online photography courses. He has lectured in photography in the UK and Australia and has worked commercially as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial assignments. He has written numerous top-selling photography books, including Photography Foundations for Art & Design, the Popular Photoshop Elements; Maximum Performance and Photoshop; Essential Skills series. He is an Official Adobe Ambassador for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
Philip Andrews is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador. He is an experienced photographer, author, magazine editor and online course creator. He was previously a lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia and Nescot, England. He is a beta tester for Photoshop, an alpha tester for Photoshop Elements and a Photoshop specialist demonstrator for Adobe Australia. Contributing numerous articles and videos to AdobeTV and the inspirational browser, Philip is a leading source in adobe information and instruction.
Philip is also co-founder of photo-college.com an online photography training college. He's a regular contributor to several magazines including Shutterbug, Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography, he is senior contributing editor for Better Digital, columnist for What Digital Camera and Co-editor and publisher of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine.

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Table of Contents

FOUNDATION MODULE:
Introduction,
The Digital Darkroom,
Digital Basics,
Bridge,
Capture and Enhance,
Adobe Camera RAW,
Digital Printing.

ADVANCED SKILLS:
Layers and channels,
Selections,
Layer blends,
filters.

IMAGING PROJECTS:
Retouching projects,
Advanced retouching,
Montage projects,
Special Effects projects.

Glossary,
Keyboard shortcuts,
Web links,
Index,
DVD contents

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