Photoshop CS3 Essential Skills / Edition 1

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An inspirational guide to creative image editing offering a highly structured approach to mastering the essential tools of Photoshop CS3. Brimming with full color imgaes, this book/DVD package guides the reader through exciting projects to enhance photographers creatively and professionally. Written by an internationally recognized author and Adobe Photoshop Ambassador, this established book cuts through the complexities of Photoshop to deliver essential, clear guidance on how to get the best results. Fully updated with the latest CS3 features, it also contains cutting edge information on the latest hot topics, including working with RAW files.

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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
  • 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 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

The Digital Darkroom,
Digital Basics,
Capture and Enhance,
Adobe Camera RAW,
Digital Printing.

Layers and channels,
Layer blends,

Retouching projects,
Advanced retouching,
Montage projects,
Special Effects projects.

Keyboard shortcuts,
Web links,
DVD contents

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