Smashing Photoshop CS5: 100 Professional Techniques

Overview

EXPAND YOUR IMAGINATION

Smashing Photoshop CS5 is loaded with 100 creative and innovative techniques to help jump-start your creativity and inspire you to do more with your designs and photographs. This book is aimed at designers, artists and photographers who want to become proficient in Photoshop CS5, getting you quickly up to speed with many of the fantastic new tools and features.

Author Sue Jenkins is a photographer and web and graphic ...

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Overview

EXPAND YOUR IMAGINATION

Smashing Photoshop CS5 is loaded with 100 creative and innovative techniques to help jump-start your creativity and inspire you to do more with your designs and photographs. This book is aimed at designers, artists and photographers who want to become proficient in Photoshop CS5, getting you quickly up to speed with many of the fantastic new tools and features.

Author Sue Jenkins is a photographer and web and graphic designer, author, software instructor and Adobe Certified Expert. Using her knowledge and years of expertise in the field she provides 100 hints, special effects, and techniques that will enable you to extend your existing skills and to develop and execute new ideas and trends.
Smashing Photoshop CS5 is the ideal guide to help you to get the best out of Photoshop CS5. This book will teach you how to perform specific tasks using a variety of tools, filters, styles, adjustment layers, and more.

With Smashing Photoshop CS5 you will learn how to:
• MAKE 3D TEXT WITH REPOUSSÉ
• CREATE ENGRAVED TYPE
• DESIGN A BLOG HEADER
• STIMULATE HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGES
• MAKE RETRO HALFTONES
• WORK WITH CUSTOM BRUSHES
• USE CONTENT-AWARE SCALING
• TRANSFORM WITH PUPPET WARP
• TRACE PHOTOS
• MAKE SCALE MODELS
• MIMIC CROSS-PROCESSING (XPRO)
• EDIT WITH LAYER MASKS
• CORRECT IMAGE DISTORTION
• RETOUCH AND RESTORE IMAGES
• EDIT WITH THE VANISHING POINT
• CREATE PANORAMAS

Key Topics Covered:
Part I: Web Layout And Optimization
Part II: Photoshop CS4 And CS5 Techniques
Part III: Text Effects
Part IV: Studio And Commercial Effects
Part V: Special Effects
Part VI: Image Distressing
Part VII: Image Retouching And Restoration

Smashing Photoshop CS5 is the perfect springboard for sparking new ideas and gaining inspiration for all your projects.

Smashing Magazine (smashingmagazine.com) is one of the world's most popular web design sites. True to the Smashing mission, the Smashing Magazine book series delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470661536
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/16/2010
  • Series: Smashing Magazine Book Series , #3
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,449,820
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Jenkins is a web designer, graphic designer, illustrator, fi ne art photographer (www.suejenkinsphotography.com), soft ware instructor, writer, and the owner of the Luckychair (www.luckychair.com), a professional design studio serving companies across the U.S.A. since 1997. Sue is the author of several books on Adobe soft ware and design including Dreamweaver All-in-One For Dummies, Web Design All-in-One For Dummies, Web Design: The L-Line, Th e Express Line to Learning, and How To Do Everything Illustrator. She is also the award-winning soft ware instructor in six of ClassOnDemand's (www.classondemand.com) Adobe Training DVDs: Dreamweaver for Designers (winner of a 2007 Bronze Telly Award), Designer's Guide to Photoshop, Designer's Guide to Illustrator (winner of a 2009 Annual Communicator Award of Distinction), Fundamentals of Photoshop Elements (winner of a 2009 DV Magazine Award of Excellence), Complete Training for Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, and Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS5. In addition, Sue is an Adobe Certifi ed Expert/Adobe Certifi ed Instructor teaching three-day courses in Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Photoshop at Noble Desktop (www.nobledesktop.com) in New York City, and is currently working toward her MFA in Photography. Sue lives with her husband and son in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
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Table of Contents

PART I: WEB LAYOUT AND OPTIMIZATION.

Technique 1: Setting Up a Grid.

Technique 2: Making Custom Patterns.

Technique 3: Creating Background Tiles.

Technique 4: Creating Semi-Transparent Ribbons.

Technique 5: Creating Inset Lines.

Technique 6: Cutting a ZigZag Edge.

Technique 7: Creating a Favicon.

Technique 8: Creating an Animated Favicon.

Technique 9: Working With Smart Objects.

Technique 10: Using Smart Filters and Effects.

Technique 11: Grabbing a Still from a Video Clip.

Technique 12: Using the Pattern Maker.

Technique 13: Designing a Blog Header.

Technique 14: Creating Data-Driven Graphics.

Technique 15: Building a Simple Web Layout.

Technique 16: Creating a Lined Notebook Layout.

Technique 17: Optimizing to Size.

Technique 18: Generating CSS Layers with Optimized Graphics.

Technique 19: Exporting Large Images to Zoomify.

Technique 20: Image Processing to Resize and Optimize.

Technique 21: Creating Frame-Based GIF Animations.

Technique 22: Building Timeline-Based Animated GIF Banner Ads.

Technique 23: Designing CSS Buttons.

PART II: PHOTOSHOP CS4 AND CS5 TECHNIQUES.

Technique 24: Editing with Adjustment Layer Masks.

Technique 25: Using Content-Aware Scaling.

Technique 26: Correcting Image Distortion.

Technique 27: Extending Depth of Field.

Technique 28: Editing with the Vanishing Point.

Technique 29: Making Panoramas with Photomerge.

Technique 30: Faking High Dynamic Range with HDR Toning.

Technique 31: Creating 3D Objects from 2D Art.

Technique 32: Correcting Exposure with Tone-Protected Dodge and Burn.

Technique 33: Adjusting Shadows and Highlights.

Technique 34: Mastering the Puppet Warp.

Technique 35: Using the Mixer Brush and Bristle Tips.

Technique 36: Using Adobe 3D Repoussé.

Technique 37: Merging Exposures with Auto-Blend.

Technique 38: Using Content-Aware Fill and Spot Healing.

PART III: TEXT EFFECTS.

Technique 39: Adding Type in a Shape.

Technique 40: Using Type on a Path.

Technique 41: Creating Shiny Plastic Text.

Technique 42: Arching Text Around a Center Point.

Technique 43: Emulating Type Exploding in Space.

Technique 44: Clipping Posterized Pictures with Text.

Technique 45: Simulating Engraved Type.

Technique 46: Photo Masking with Type.

Technique 47: Making Glass Text.

Technique 48: Using Knockout Shapes.

Technique 49: Making Text with 3D Perspective.

Technique 50: Creating Worn and Weathered Text.

PART IV: STUDIO AND COMMERCIAL EFFECTS.

Technique 51: Making Magical Refl ected Surfaces.

Technique 52: Making Dream-Like Photo Composites.

Technique 53: Creating Motion at Warp Speed.

Technique 54: Building Mock Studio Lighting.

Technique 55: Enhancing Editorials with Patterns.

Technique 56: Melting Objects.

Technique 57: Creating Retro Halft ones.

Technique 58: Making Trippy Rainbow Psychedelic Swirls.

Technique 59: Converging Horizon Lines.

Technique 60: Creating a Screen Printing Effect.

Technique 61: Twisting the Kaleidoscope.

Technique 62: Building a Surreal Landscape.

Technique 63: Creating Watercolorful Expressions.

Technique 64: Simulating Splattered Paint Edges.

PART V: SPECIAL EFFECTS.

Technique 65: Pasting Inside Selections.

Technique 66: Working with Custom Brushes.

Technique 67: Sewing Stitches.

Technique 68: Stenciling Edges.

Technique 69: Making Smoke.

Technique 70: Creating Wabi Sabi Stains.

Technique 71: Mastering Intarsia Polyhedra.

Technique 72: Creating Modern Paper Dolls.

Technique 73: Building a Dot Radial Background.

Technique 74: Faking Water Drips.

Technique 75: Making a Na'vi Avatar.

Technique 76: Tracing Photos.

Technique 77: Mocking Tilt-Shift Scale Models.

Technique 78: Mimicking Cross Processing (XPRO).

Technique 79: Creating Fire with the Smudge Tool.

PART VI: IMAGE DISTRESSING.

Technique 80: Simulating Sepia-Toned Images.

Technique 81: Simulating a Van Dyke Brown Print.

Technique 82: Creating Cyanotypes (Blueprints).

Technique 83: Adding a Vintage Vignette.

Technique 84: Making Digital Images Grainy.

Technique 85: Weathering a Photo.

Technique 86: Simulating a Plastic Camera.

Technique 87: Faking Faded Folded Paper.

Technique 88: Texturizing an Image.

Technique 89: Making a Peeling Painted Metal Effect.

PART VII: IMAGE RETOUCHING AND RESTORATION.

Technique 90: Cleaning Up Digital Noise.

Technique 91: Removing Dust and Scratches.

Technique 92: Hand Tinting Photos.

Technique 93: Removing Blemishes.

Technique 94: Removing Under Eye Circles.

Technique 95: Lightening the Irises.

Technique 96: Changing Eye Color.

Technique 97: Brightening and Sharpening Eyes.

Technique 98: Whitening Teeth.

Technique 99: Reducing Wrinkles and Smoothing Skin.

Technique 100: Retouching with Liquify.

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  • Posted October 21, 2010

    It's smashing!

    As a graphic designer, Smashing Photoshop CS5: 100 Professional Techniques has proven invaluable at increasing my Photoshop skills at a rapid rate as well as increasing my knowledge about the breadth and depth of what Photoshop can do. Each time I finish my newly created image by following the detailed instructions, I think, "Wow, I made that!" An unexpected surprise is the copious hints, resources, and freebies contained within the book, such as where to go for free downloadable textures and suggested tutorials to further expand my knowledge. I have read a book by Sue Jenkins before and like my first experience, I found that she presents the material in easy-to-follow instructions and with lots of personality and encouragement. I highly recommend this book to all graphic designers or Photoshop enthusiasts who want to expand their range of abilities they can carry out with Photoshop to make their project look-well-smashing.

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