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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop 6 in 24 Hours uses a friendly, conversational approach to teach you the basics of Photoshop 6. Photoshop can be a somewhat intimidating program for the beginning user, but Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop 6 in 24 Hours, with its careful, step-by-step approach, makes it easy even for the beginning user to learn the basic techniques involved in using Photoshop to create and manipulate images. The book covers only those features of Photoshop that a beginning user would need, and it is organized in a logical order that reflects the natural progression a new user is likely to follow in developing a familiarity with the product.
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Divided into 24 one<-->hour lessons for the beginning to intermediate user. Beginning with an overview of the program's most basic tools, the lessons progress through transforming an existing image; creating new images with the "paint" tool; using layers, masks, paths and filters; adding type; plug-ins and add- ons; and photo repair. The final lesson, PhotoShop for the Web, provides instructions for using the ImageReady web graphics program, (included with PhotoShop 6), using the Web Photo Gallery template, and saving images as GIFs, JPEGs, and PNGs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672319556
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 10/23/2000
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 7.31 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Hour 1. The Basics.
Finding Your Way Around.
Starting a New Page.
The Toolbox.
Selection Tools. Painting Tools. Path, Type, and Shape Tools. Viewing Tools.
Tool Options Bar. What's on the Menus?
File and Edit Menus. The Image Menu. The Layer Menu. The Select Menu. The Filter Menu. The View Menu. The Window Menu. The Help Menu.
Setting Preferences. Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 2. Opening and Saving.
Working with Files.
Opening Files. Importing a File.
Saving Your Work.
Reducing File Size. Choosing a Format.
Undoing and Redoing. Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 3. Selection Modes.
The Selection Tools.
Rectangle and Oval Marquees. Lasso. The Polygonal Lasso Tool. The Magnetic Lasso. Magic Wand.
The Selection Menu.
Feather. Modifying Selections.
Selecting Large Areas. Cutting and Copying. Cropping. Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 4. Transformations.
Resizing.
Resizing an Image. Resizing a Canvas. Resizing a Selection.
Rotating.
Rotate 180 Degrees and 90 Degrees Clockwise or Counterclockwise. Rotate by Degrees. Rotate a Selection. Free Transform.
Flipping. Selection Transformations.
Skewing Selections. Distorting Selections. Changing the Perspective of a Selection.
Liquify. Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour5. Color Modes and Color Models.
Color Models.
RGB Model. CMYK Model. HSB Model. CIE Lab Model.
The Modes and Models of Color.
Bitmap and Grayscale. RGB. Indexed Color. CMYK. Converting Between Modes.
Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 6. Adjusting Color.
Adjusting by Eye with Variations.
Adjusting Shadows, Midtones, Highlights, and Saturation. Saving and Loading Corrections.
Making Other Adjustments.
Adjusting with the Levels Dialog Box. Adjusting with the Curves Dialog Box. Adjusting with the Balance Dialog Box. Adjusting with the Hue/Saturation Dialog Box. Adjusting with the Brightness/Contrast Dialog Box.
Adjustment Layers. Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 7. Paintbrushes and Art Tools.
The Brushes Palette.
Brush Options Dialog Box. Brush Options.
Brushes.
The Airbrush. The Paintbrush. The History Brush. The Eraser. The Pencil.
Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 8. Digital Painting.
Foreground and Background Colors. Selecting Colors.
The Color Picker. The Color Palette. The Swatches Palette. The Eyedropper Tool.
Blending Modes. Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 9. Moving Paint.
Smudges.
Using the Smudge Tool. Setting Smudge Options.
Focus Tools.
The Blur Tool. The Sharpen Tool.
The Toning Tools.
Dodge and Burn Tools. Sponging.
Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 10. Advanced Painting Techniques.
Simulating Different Media.
Watercolors. Oil Painting. Pencil and Colored Pencil. Chalks and Charcoal.
Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 11. Layers.
Using the Layers Palette.
Reordering Layers. Hiding/Showing Layers. Removing Layers.
Working with Multiple Layers.
Opacity. Layer Blending Modes. Linking Layers. Layer Sets. Merging Layers. Transferring Layered Images to ImageReady. Layer Effects.
Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 12. Using Masks.
Applying Masks. Using Quick Mask. Layer Masks.
Editing Layer Masks. Removing the Layer Mask. Making Layer Masks Visible with Channels.
Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers Exercises.

Hour 13. Paths.
Creating Paths.
Paths via Selections. Paths via the Pen Tools.
Editing Paths.
The Path Tools. Basic Path Techniques.
Using Paths.
Turning Paths into Selections. Filling a Path. Stroking a Path. Using the Shape Tools. Add a Shape to the Custom Shapes Palette.
Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 14. Filters That Improve Your Picture.
Sharpen Filters.
Sharpen, Sharpen More. Sharpen Edges. Unsharp Mask.
Blur Filters.
Blur, Blur More. Gaussian Blur. Radial Blur. Smart Blur. Motion Blur.
Fading Filters. Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 15. Filters to Make Your Picture Artistic.
Artistic Filters.
Colored Pencil. Cutout. Dry Brush. Film Grain. Fresco. Neon Glow. Paint Daubs. Palette Knife and Plastic Wrap. Poster Edges. Rough Pastels. Smudge Stick. Sponge. Underpainting. Watercolor.
Brush Strokes.
Accented Edges. Angled Strokes and Crosshatch. Dark Strokes. Ink Outlines. Spatter. Sprayed Strokes. Sumi-e.
Sketch Filters.
Bas Relief. Chalk and Charcoal. Charcoal. Chrome. Conté Crayon. Graphic Pen and Halftone Pattern. Note Paper and Plaster. Photocopy, Reticulation, Stamp, and Torn Edges. Water Paper.
Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 16. Filters to Distort and Other Funky Effects.
Distort Filters.
Diffuse Glow. Displace. Glass and Ocean Ripple. Pinch, Spherize, and ZigZag. Shear. Twirl.
Pixelate Filters.
Crystallize. Pointillism and Mosaic.
Stylize.
Find Edges, Glowing Edges, and Trace Contour. Wind. Emboss.
Combining Filters.
Texturizer. Rough Pastels and Film Grain.
Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 17. Adding Type to Pictures.
The Type Tools.
The Character Palette. The Paragraph Palette.
Setting Type. Creating Drop Shadows.
Variation: Shadows on Backgrounds.
Cutting and Filling Type. Adding Glows. Creating Bevel and Emboss Effects. Warping Text. Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 18. Special Effects and Useful Tricks.
Glows. Lighting Effects. Reflections. Extracting Selections. Notepad. Contact Sheets and Picture Packages.
Contact Sheets. Picture Packages.
Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 19. Photoshop Plug-Ins and Add-Ons.
Where to Get Plug-Ins. How to Install Plug-Ins. Alien Skin's Eye Candy.
How to Create Glass Distortion.
Kai's Power Tools. AutoF/X Photo/Graphic Edges. Flaming Pear. Vivid Details Test Strip. Genuine Fractals. Xenofex. Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 20. Compositing.
Sources for Images. Making One Picture from Two. Realistic Composites. Replacing a Background. Composites from Nothing. Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 21. Photo Repair—Black-and-White.
Easy Fixes. Using the Eyedropper. Using the Rubber Stamp. Cleaning Up a Picture, Step by Step. Applying Tints.
Duotones. “Hand-Tinted” Photos.
Vignetting. Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 22. Photo Repair—Color
Color Retouching.
Fixing Red Eye. Drag and Drop Repairs. “Editing” a Picture.
Removing Uncle Eddie's Indiscretion.
Putting “Back” What Was Never There.
Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 23. Printing.
Choosing a Printer.
Inkjet Printers. Laser Printers. Dye-Sublimation Printers. Thermal Wax Printers. Imagesetters.
Preparing to Print. Printing the Page. Preparing the Image.
Working Spaces. Color Management Policies. Conversion Options.
Papers. Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Hour 24. Photoshop for the Web.
Jumping into ImageReady. File Formats and File Size.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group). GIF (Graphics Interchange Format). PNG (Portable Network Graphics).
Preparing Backgrounds. Building Animations. Web Photo Gallery. Creating Slices. Creating a Rollover Effect. Preparing Text for the Web. Making Pages Load Faster. Summary.
Q&A. Quiz. Quiz Answers. Exercises.

Appendix A. Photoshop 6 Palette Quick Reference.
Navigator Palette. Info Palette. Color Palette. Swatches Palette. Styles Palette. History Palette. Actions Palette. Layers Palette. Channels Palette. Paths Palette.

Index.
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    really helpful

    I had recieved photoshop awhile ago as a gift but never understood it. after sitting down and hour or two a day i went from knowing how open a picture in pshotshop to knowing how to alter complex pictures and keeping them looking untouched. i highly suggest this book

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