Real World Adobe Photoshop CS3

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Anyone who relies on Photoshop to meet tough production challenges knows that when a new version arrives, especially one as chockfull of enhancements as Photoshop CS3, there's no time to fool around. You need to get up to speed on it, and you need to do so now. This book will get you there. In this copiously illustrated book, best-selling author David Blatner offers shows you how to sharpen your Photoshop production techniques and provides clear explanations of the concepts that drive them. Readers will learn ...

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Overview

Anyone who relies on Photoshop to meet tough production challenges knows that when a new version arrives, especially one as chockfull of enhancements as Photoshop CS3, there's no time to fool around. You need to get up to speed on it, and you need to do so now. This book will get you there. In this copiously illustrated book, best-selling author David Blatner offers shows you how to sharpen your Photoshop production techniques and provides clear explanations of the concepts that drive them. Readers will learn about managing color, correcting colors, capturing images, getting great scans, and more. They'll also find complete coverage of Photoshop CS3's new features: a streamlined interface, nondestructive Smart Filters, a new Quick Selection and Refine Edge tools, improved Curves, automatic layer alignment and blending, and more. Throughout, the emphasis in this book is on efficiency: the timesaving tips and professional shortcuts that will allow readers to solve their everyday production challenges creatively with Photoshop CS3.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321518682
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 12/24/2007
  • Series: Real World Series
  • Pages: 750
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

David Blatner is an internationally known expert on Photoshop and QuarkXPress and is the author of numerous other books, including Real World QuarkXPress and Real World Adobe InDesign. David lectures on desktop publishing and digital imaging at conferences and workshops around the world.

Conrad Chavez began providing education, training, and support for digital-media applications in 1987, contributing countless pages to the user guides for print, Web, and digital video products at Aldus Corporation and Adobe Systems Incorporated. Now a freelance writer and editor, Conrad co-authored the books Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2 Breakthroughs (with David Blatner) and Real World Scanning and Halftones, Third Edition, and is a contributing writer for The Adobe Illustrator CS2 Wow! Book by Sharon Steuer.

Bruce Fraser is a widely recognized authority on digital imaging and color reproduction. He is the author of the best-selling Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and the co-author of Real World Color Management, and was a principal and co-founder of Pixel Genius, LLC.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Photoshop in the Real World

Chapter 1: Building a Photoshop System Putting It All Together Choosing a Platform Processors and cores RAM Virtual Memory Monitors

Chapter 2: Image Essentials It's All Zeroes and Ones Pixels and Paths Pixels and Images Resolution How Much Is Enough?
Resampling Image Mode Bitmaps and File Size

Chapter 3: Color Essentials What Makes a Color Primary Colors The Color Wheel How Colors Affect Each Other Device-Independent Color Working with Colors

Chapter 4: Color Settings Understanding Color Management in Photoshop Color Management Systems Explained The Conceptual Framework Photoshop and the Monitor Color Settings The RGB Working Space Choosing a CMYK Working Space Choosing a Gray Working Space Spot Spaces Color Management Policies Color Settings with More Options The Color Picker Applying Profiles Outside Color Settings Soft-Proofing Controls Converting Colors When You Print Isolating Variables

Chapter 5: Building a Digital Workflow Making Quick Work of Digital Camera Images Digital Raw Formats Digital Workfl ow Phases Workflow Principles Copying Files from a Camera Verifying Images Camera Raw, Bridge, and Photoshop Refining a Shoot Using Bridge Opening Images with Camera Raw Camera Raw Static Controls Camera Raw Preferences The Main Control Buttons Adjusting with Precision and Speed Camera Raw Workflow Options Camera Raw Image Controls The Basic Tab Workflow Guidelines for the Image Controls The Tone Curve Tab The Detail Tab The HSL/Grayscale Tab The Split Toning Tab The Lens Corrections Tab The Camera Calibration Tab The Presets Tab Filmstrip Mode Using Adobe Bridge Image Previews and the Cache The Preproduction Phase The Production Phase Automating with the Batch Command Recording Batch Actions Running the Batch Dialog Bridge Windows Bridge Menu Commands

Chapter 6: Essential Photoshop Tips and Tricks Making Photoshop Fly Window Tips Navigation Tips Moving Tips Guides, Grids, and Alignment Tips Dialog Tips New Document Tips Keyboard Shortcut Tips Menu Customization Tips Tips for Tools Palettes and Workspaces Setting Preferences When Things Go Wrong Easter Eggs

Chapter 7: Image Adjustment Fundamentals Stretching and Squeezing the Bits Stretching and Squeezing the Bits Tonal-Correction Tools The Histogram Palette The Info Palette Levels Curves Choosing a Color Mode for Editing Hands-On Levels and Curves Quick Lab Mode Fixes Using Color Samplers Hue, Saturation, and Lightness Replace Color Selective Color Channel Mixer Photo Filter Shadow/Highlight Tools We Don't Use

Chapter 8: The Digital Darkroom Layers, Masks, Selections, Channels, and More Adjustment Layer Basics Selections, Masks, and Channels Adjustment Layers in Practice Image Adjustment with Blending Modes Beyond Adjustment Layers Advanced Pixel-Blending History and Virtual Layers Optimizing an Image for Print

Chapter 9: Making Selections Getting Just What You Need Masking-Tape Selections Tips for All Selection Tools Quick Masks Anti-Aliasing and Feathering Refi ning a Selection Channels The Select Menu Step-by-Step Selections

Chapter 10: Sharpness, Detail, and Noise Reduction Getting an Edge on Your Image How the Unsharp Mask Filter Works Working the Controls A Practical Sharpening Workflow Sharpening Techniques High-Pass Sharpening Sharpening in Photoshop vs. Camera Raw Noise Reduction Smart Sharpen Lens Correction Avoiding the Crunchies1

Chapter 11: Essential Image Techniques Pushing Pixels into Place The Color of Grayscale Line Art Reproducing Screened Images HDR Imaging Retouching Compositing Images Vectors vs. Pixels Text and Typography Filters and Effects The Nondestructive Workflow Actions, Automate, and Scripting

Chapter 12: Image Storage and Output The Right File for the Right Job Storing Images Save As Dialog Opening Images Creating Output for Prepress Halftone, Contone, and Hybrid Screening Image Diff erences Printing from Photoshop Creating Images for the Web Saving Images for the Web or Mobile Devices File Formats Compressing Images

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