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Teach Yourself® Photoshop® 5 and 5.5 When you need on-the-spot answers — Teach Yourself! Learn fast with short, clear steps Find the answers you need easily Explore the Web for related topics
*Get familiar with tools and palettes
*Combine type and images for maximum visual impact
*Build sophisticated composite images with layers
*Create unique special effects with filters
*Prepare your images for the Web with ImageReady in Photoshop 5.5
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764575037
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Series: Idg Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 361
  • Product dimensions: 8.96 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Welcome to Teach Yourself viii
Acknowledgments xv
Part I Getting Started 2
Chapter 1 Basics of Photoshop 4
Understanding the Photoshop Window 6
Working with Palettes 8
What's in the Toolbox 10
Making the Most of the Help Features 12
Managing with Color 14
Using the Menus 16
Opening a Document 18
Saving a Document 20
Navigating in Photoshop 24
Chapter 2 Getting to Know the Photoshop Environment 28
Understanding Pixels 30
Introduction to Color Modes 32
Understanding Displayed versus Printed Color 34
Getting File Information 36
Setting Preferences 38
Understanding Resolution 40
Changing Color in Photoshop 42
Resizing an Image 44
Adding More Canvas 46
Saving Files in Formats Other Than Photoshop 48
Scanning with Photoshop 52
Getting an Image from the Web 54
Getting an Image into and out of Photoshop 56
Part II Selections and Editing 60
Chapter 3 Making Selections 62
Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool 64
Making Elliptical Selections 66
Using the Lasso and Polygon Lasso Tools 68
Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool 70
Using the Magic Wand Tool 72
Adding, Subtracting, and Intersecting Selections 74
Inverting and Modifying Selections 76
Moving and Copying Selections 78
Using Select All, Select None, and Cropping 80
Fine-Tuning Your Selection with Quick Mask 82
Chapter 4 Using Selection Features and Creating Text 86
Selecting with Color Range 88
Feathering an Image 90
Modifying Selections and Touching Up with Matting 92
Saving and Loading Selections 94
Using Extensis' Mask Pro to Make Perfect Selections 96
Using Extensis' Mask Pro to Create Pixel-Perfect Clipping Paths 98
Using Other Third-Party Masking Tools 100
Setting Type in Photoshop 102
Pasting into Type 104
Working with Layer Effects on Type 106
Working with Type Layers 108
Chapter 5 Copying, Cutting, and Pasting 112
Copying, Cutting, and Pasting 114
Masking with Paste Into 116
Drag and Drop between Documents 118
Transforming a Selection 120
Using Numeric and Free Transformations 122
Chapter 6 Editing in Photoshop 126
Using the Smudge, Blur, and Sharpen Tools 128
Softening with the Blur Filter 130
Clarifying with the Sharpen Filter 132
Touching Up Using the Toning Tools 134
Cloning with the Rubber Stamp Tool 136
Cloning between Documents 138
Erasing to History Images 140
Using the History Brush 142
Part III Color, Painting, and Image Adjusting 146
Chapter 7 Creating with Color and Gradients 148
Changing Color Modes 150
Understanding the Color Picker 152
Using Swatches 154
Adding and Removing Swatches 156
Adding Fills to Your Image 158
Using the Gradient Tool 160
Creating a Custom Gradient 162
Chapter 8 Image Adjusting 166
Using Levels and Auto Levels 168
Using Curves to Adjust Your Image 170
Fixing Color with Color Balance 172
Dramatizing Your Image with Brighten/Contrast 174
Altering Colors with Hue/Saturation 176
Applying Variations 178
Using Extensis' Intellihance Pro to Fix Your Image 180
Chapter 9 Painting with Photoshop 184
Using the Paintbrush 186
Picking the Right Brush 188
Creating and Saving Brushes 190
Understanding the Painting Modes 192
Using the Pencil Tool and Other Options 196
Adding Lines with the Line Tool 198
Part IV Advanced Concepts 202
Chapter 10 Creating Paths and Clipping Paths 204
Using the Pen Tool 206
Making a Path with the Magnetic Pen Tool 208
Saving a Path 210
Making Selections with the Path Palette 212
Creating a Clipping Path 214
Chapter 11 Working with Layers and Adjustment Layers 218
Creating and Editing Layers 220
Using Layer Masks 222
Applying Adjustment Layers 226
Adding Layer Effects 228
Linking Layers 230
Flattening Layers 232
Managing Layers 234
Chapter 12 Understanding Channels and History 238
Working with Channels 240
Duplicating and Splitting Channels 242
Fading with Channels 244
Using Masks 246
Using the History Palette 248
Controlling the History Palette 250
Chapter 13 Automating Photoshop 254
Using Actions 256
Creating an Action 258
Automating Tedious Tasks 260
Chapter 14 Working with Filters 264
Using Blur and Sharpen Filters 266
Creating with Artistic Filters 268
Altering Your Image with Distort Filters 270
Applying Noise to Your Image 272
Creating Clouds with the Render Filter 274
Adding Pizzazz with Stylize Filters 276
Making Your Life Easier with Extensis PhotoTools 278
Part V Finishing Touches and Version 5.5 282
Chapter 15 Printing and Managing Colors 284
Cross-Platform Gamma and Monitors 286
Color Settings 288
Trapping Colors 290
Making Color Separations 292
Using Printing Options 294
Preparing a Halftone Screen 296
Previewing an Image and Printing 298
Chapter 16 Using Photoshop for Web Creation 302
Preparing an Image for the Web 304
Choosing the Best File Format 306
Creating Web Page Buttons 308
Adding a Digital Watermark 310
Chapter 17 Photoshop 5.5 314
Extracting to Make a Mask 316
Magically Erasing the Background 320
Creating with the Art History Brush 322
Making a Contact Sheet and Jumping to Other Applications 324
Saving for the Web 326
Personal Workbook Answers 333
Index 345
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