Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual

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Photoshop CS5 is more amazing than ever, but it can be overwhelming if you're just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop a breeze by explaining things in a conversational, friendly style — with no technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you'll delve deep into Photoshop's secrets with expert tips and ...

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Overview

Photoshop CS5 is more amazing than ever, but it can be overwhelming if you're just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop a breeze by explaining things in a conversational, friendly style — with no technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you'll delve deep into Photoshop's secrets with expert tips and practical advice you can use every day.

  • Learn your way around. Get a guided tour of Photoshop's efficient new workspace
  • Unlock the power. Learn the best ways to use layers, channels, masks, paths, and more
  • Bring images to life. Discover how to effectively retouch, resize, and recolor your photos
  • Be artistic. Create beautiful illustrations and paintings, and use text effectively
  • Share your work. Produce great-looking photos for print and the Web
  • Work smarter and faster. Automate common chores and install plug-ins for complex tasks
  • Get bonus online content. Find more great material on the Missing CD page

Written with the clarity, humor, and objective scrutiny, Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual is the friendly, thorough resource you need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449381684
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Pages: 796
  • Sales rank: 393,328
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lesa is on a mission to teach the world to create-and use! -better graphics. She's a stock photographer and chief evangelist for iStockphoto.com, and founder of the creative tutorial site GraphicReporter.com. Lesa is the author of many video training titles including "From Photo to Graphic Art," "Practical Photoshop Elements," and "Photoshop Elements 8 for Photographers" (all by KelbyTraining.com), as well as "Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals" (Lynda.com). She writes a regular column for Photoshop User, Elements Techniques, and Macworld magazines, and contributes frequently to CreativePro.com and Layers magazine. Lesa is also a long-time member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of instructors and can be spotted teaching at other conferences such as Macworld Expo, UCDA Design Conference, Geek Girl Boot Camp, Graphics of the Americas, the Santa Fe Workshops, and many more.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; What's New in Photoshop CS5; About This Book; Part One: The Basics; Chapter 1: Photoshop CS5 Guided Tour; 1.1 Meet the Application Frame; 1.2 Working with Panels; 1.3 The Power of Undo; 1.4 Tweaking Photoshop's Preferences; 1.5 The Preset Manager; Chapter 2: Opening, Viewing, and Saving Files; 2.1 Creating a New Document; 2.2 Saving Files; 2.3 Opening an Existing Document; 2.4 Changing Your Image View; 2.5 Arranging Open Images; 2.6 Guides, Grids, and Rulers; Chapter 3: Layers: The Key to Nondestructive Editing; 3.1 Layer Basics; 3.2 Managing Layers; 3.3 Layer Blending; 3.4 Layer Masks: Digital Masking Tape; 3.5 Using Smart Objects; 3.6 Layer Styles; Chapter 4: Selections: Choosing What to Edit; 4.1 Selection Basics; 4.2 Selecting by Shape; 4.3 Selecting by Color; 4.4 Selecting Irregular Areas; 4.5 Modifying Selections; Chapter 5: Controlling Color with Channels; 5.1 How Color Works; 5.2 The Channels Panel and You; 5.3 Meet the Color Channels; 5.4 The Mighty Alpha Channel; 5.5 Basic Channel Stunts; Part Two: Editing Images; Chapter 6: Cropping, Resizing, and Rotating; 6.1 Cropping Images; 6.2 Resizing Images; 6.3 The Content-Aware Scale Tool; 6.4 Rotating, Distorting, and Other Creative Madness; Chapter 7: Combining Images; 7.1 Cut It Out; 7.2 Pasting into a Selection; 7.3 Fading Images Together; 7.4 Layer Blend Modes; 7.5 Zapping Backgrounds with Blending Sliders; 7.6 Auto-Aligning Layers and Photomerge; 7.7 Auto-Blending Layers; 7.8 Cloning Between Documents; 7.9 Combining Vectors and Rasters; 7.10 Mapping One Image onto Another; Chapter 8: Draining, Changing, and Adding Color; 8.1 Draining Color; 8.2 Changing Color; 8.3 Adding Color; Chapter 9: Correcting Color and Lighting; 9.1 Quick Fixer-Uppers; 9.2 Correcting Images in Camera Raw; 9.3 Using Levels; 9.4 Working with Curves; 9.5 Creating High Dynamic Range Images; 9.6 Making Colors Pop; 9.7 Rescuing the Unfixables; Chapter 10: The Beauty Salon: Photoshopping People; 10.1 The Great Healers; 10.2 Zapping Shines and Shadows; 10.3 Whitening Teeth; 10.4 Super Slimmers; 10.5 Skin Softeners; 10.6 Show-Stopping Eyes; Chapter 11: The Art of Sharpening; 11.1 What Is Sharpening?; 11.2 Basic Sharpening; 11.3 Advanced Sharpening Techniques; 11.4 Sharpening in Camera Raw; Part Three: The Artistic Side of Photoshop; Chapter 12: Painting in Photoshop; 12.1 Color Theory: The Basics; 12.2 Selecting a Color Scheme; 12.3 Choosing Individual Colors; 12.4 (Re)Introducing the Brush Tool; 12.5 Customizing Brushes; 12.6 Defining a New Brush; 12.7 Installing New Brushes; Chapter 13: Drawing with the Vector Tools; 13.1 Photoshop's Drawing Modes; 13.2 Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool; 13.3 Saving Paths; 13.4 Drawing with the Shape Tools; 13.5 Editing Paths; 13.6 Making Selections and Masks with Paths; Chapter 14: Creating Artistic Text; 14.1 Typography 101; 14.2 Creating and Editing Text; 14.3 Formatting Text; 14.4 Special Text Effects; 14.5 More Typographic Resources; Chapter 15: The Wide World of Filters; 15.1 The Joy of Smart Filters; 15.2 A Filters Tour; Part Four: Printing and the Web; Chapter 16: Photoshop and Print; 16.1 The Challenge of WYSIWYG Printing; 16.2 Printer-Friendly Resizing and File Formats; 16.3 Printing on an Inkjet Printer; 16.4 Printing on a Commercial Offset Press; 16.5 Printing on a Digital Press; 16.6 Printing Several Images on a Page; 16.7 Recap: Stress-Free Printing Tips; Chapter 17: Photoshop and the Web; 17.1 Creating Web- and Email-Friendly Images; 17.2 Animating a GIF; 17.3 Designing a Website Favicon; 17.4 Creating Web-Page Mockups and Image Maps; 17.5 Protecting Your Images Online; 17.6 Building Online Photo Galleries; Part Five: Photoshop Power; Chapter 18: Working Smarter with Actions; 18.1 The Actions Panel; 18.2 Using Actions; 18.3 Managing Actions; 18.4 Creating Droplets; 18.5 Sharing Actions; Chapter 19: Beyond Photoshop: Plug-Ins; 19.1 Adding and Removing Plug-Ins; 19.2 Managing Plug-Ins; 19.3 Noise Reducers; 19.4 Making Selections and Masking; 19.5 Color Correction and Enhancement; 19.6 Miscellaneous Plug-Ins;

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