Photoshop CS4 All-in-One For Dummies

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Overview

Your one-stop Photoshop reference, filled with the latest tips and techniques

There’s a reason why Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software. But it’s also that big, Photoshop has so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. And you’ll love the “Putting It Together” exercises that give you hands-on experience – in rich, full color!

  • Learn the parts — the...
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Overview

Your one-stop Photoshop reference, filled with the latest tips and techniques

There’s a reason why Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software. But it’s also that big, Photoshop has so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. And you’ll love the “Putting It Together” exercises that give you hands-on experience – in rich, full color!

  • Learn the parts — the desktop, menus, panels, and key tools, and how to use Adobe Bridge
  • Make your selection — learn about each of the selection tools plus the powerful Pen tool and Paths panel
  • Brush up — on the Brush and Pencil tools and how to create vector shapes, create and edit type, and put type on a path
  • Restore and retouch — correct and enhance color, improve contrast, and use the Clone Stamp and Healing tools to fix flaws and damage
  • Print it — learn how to get the right resolution, image mode, and file format, and prepare your work for printing

Open the book and find:

  • How to crop images and increase their canvas size
  • Tips for creating gradients and patterns
  • Advice on resizing images
  • How to composite images with layers and blending modes
  • Filter techniques to correct or alter images
  • How the Vanishing Point feature makes editing easier
  • Steps for making adjustments with levels and curves
  • How to create contact sheets
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470327265
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/3/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 1.94 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Obermeier is the principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California specializing in print and Web design. She is currently a Graphic Design faculty member at Brooks Institute.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: Photoshop Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: Examining the Photoshop Environment.

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools Panel.

Chapter 3: Starting, Finishing, and Getting It on Paper.

Chapter 4: Viewing and Navigating Images.

Chapter 5: Customizing Your Workspace and Preferences.

Book II: Image Essentials.

Chapter 1: Specifying Size and Resolution.

Chapter 2: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats.

Chapter 3: Using and Managing Color.

Chapter 4: Time Travel — Undoing in Photoshop.

Chapter 5: Creating Actions for Productivity and Fun.

Book III: Selections.

Chapter 1: Making Selections.

Chapter 2: Creating and Working with Paths.

Chapter 3: Modifying and Transforming Selections and Paths.

Book IV: Painting, Drawing, and Typing.

Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Photoshop.

Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking.

Chapter 3: Creating and Editing Type.

Book V: Working with Layers.

Chapter 1: Creating Layers.

Chapter 2: Managing Layers.

Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes.

Chapter 4: Getting Jazzy with Layer Styles and Clipping Groups.

Chapter 5: Working with Smart Objects.

Book VI: Channels and Masks.

Chapter 1: Using Channels.

Chapter 2: Quick-and-Dirty Masking.

Chapter 3: Getting Exact with Advanced Masking Techniques.

Book VII: Filters and Distortions.

Chapter 1: Making Corrections with Daily Filters.

Chapter 2: Applying Filters for Special Occasions.

Chapter 3: Distorting with the Liquify Command.

Book VIII: Retouching and Restoration.

Chapter 1: Enhancing Images with Adjustments.

Chapter 2: Repairing with Focus and Toning Tools.

Chapter 3: Fixing Flaws and Removing What’s Not Wanted.

Book IX: Photoshop and Print.

Chapter 1: Prepping Graphics for Print.

Chapter 2: Using Photomerge and Merge to HDR.

Bonus Chapters On the Web.

Bonus Chapter 1: Prepping Web Graphics.

Bonus Chapter 2: Slicing Web Images

Bonus Chapter 3: Other Sources of Informatio.

Index.

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