Photoshop Finishing Touches
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Photoshop Finishing Touches

by Dave Cross
     
 

If you're primarily interested in finishing touches—the million creative ways you can use your favorite software to improve, polish, and add pizzazz to your images—this is the book for you! The first book devoted exclusively to the topic, Finishing Touches for Photoshop CS2 offers a treasure chest of creative finishing techniques. With chapters on

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If you're primarily interested in finishing touches—the million creative ways you can use your favorite software to improve, polish, and add pizzazz to your images—this is the book for you! The first book devoted exclusively to the topic, Finishing Touches for Photoshop CS2 offers a treasure chest of creative finishing techniques. With chapters on frames and border effects, color and artistic effects, presentation, sharpening, and printing, this full-color guide covers everything from creative cropping to dramatic lighting, stock photos, collage ideas, combining black-and-white and color, selective blurring, storybook layouts, PDF presentation, and more. Each technique is a stand-alone tutorial, so you can jump in at any point without weeding through a lot of info that's not relevant to the task at hand. Even better, author Dave Cross' two-column format—with simple instructions in one column and lavish, full-color photos and artwork running alongside—makes the techniques instantly accessible. You'll also find several variations for most techniques as well as instructions for creating reusable templates.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Dave Cross calls this book Photoshop Finishing Touches, but it's more than that: It's about transforming good images into outstanding images.

Cross has identified 59 techniques for doing just that. Frames and bordering (for instance, getting that "painted-on" look, or using borders from Illustrator). Color and artistic effects (make colors really pop, get great spotlight and lighting effects, use split toning to combine warm and cool tones in one image). And, finally, presentation techniques (for standout slide shows and web photo galleries).

Beyond the wonderful content, this book has two nifty innovations. First: a visual table of contents, so you can instantly see what a technique does, and whether it's likely to interest you. Second, Cross segregates 13 core techniques in a Key Concepts chapter. Already know how to create a layer mask? This book won't waste your time. Need the refresher? It's there. Bill Camarda, from the September 2006 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321441669
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
07/27/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Dave Cross is Senior Developer, Education and Curriculum for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). He also creates the popular weekly QuickTime-based tutorials that appear on the members' Web site. Dave is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop CS2 and a Certified Technical Trainer as well as the author or co-author of numerous Photoshop and Illustrator books, including Illustrator CS2 Killer Tips and Photoshop CS2 Help Desk.

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