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Overview

Are you anxious to get started with the new release of Photoshop?  If you learn best visually, then you’ll love the updated and expanded coverage found in this tutorial.

  • Full-color throughout, this book offers newly revised design features that allow for larger screen shots for better navigation and a more detailed look at each tasks’ step-by-step instructions
  • Packed with additional pages and expanded coverage of cool new tasks for you to accomplish
  • An approachable teaching style makes Photoshop CS4 accessible for beginners and instructs visual learners of how to put this application to work for them
  • Covers the most important features of Photoshop, including importing photos from a digital camera, retouching and repairing damaged photos, enhancing digital images, adding custom 3D effects, and editing images for posting on the Web
  • Walks you through creating a Web photo gallery, incorporating graphics into desktop publishing programs, using palettes and layers, compositing, applying gradients, and setting type and filters
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470339473
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/31/2008
  • Series: CourseSmart Series , #16
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Wooldridge is a user-interface designer and Web developer. He has authored more than 20 books for the Visual series.

Linda Wooldridge is a former senior editor at Macworld. This is her eighth book in the Visual series.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started.

Work with Images.

Understanding Photoshop.

Start Photoshop on a PC.

Start Photoshop on a Mac.

The Photoshop Workspace.

Find Images for Your Projects.

Set Preferences.

Save a Workspace.

Get Help.

Open an Image.

Browse for an Image in Bridge.

Sort and Filter Images in Bridge.

Display a Slideshow in Bridge.

Create a New Image.

Exit Photoshop.

Chapter 2: Understanding Photoshop Basics.

Introducing the Photoshop Toolbox.

Work with Toolbox Tools.

Magnify with the Zoom Tool.

Adjust Views.

Change Screen Modes.

Using Rulers and Guides.

Undo Commands.

Revert an Image.

Manage Image Windows.

Chapter 3: Changing the Size of an Image.

Change the On-Screen Size of an Image.

Change the Print Size of an Image.

Change the Resolution of an Image.

Crop an Image.

Crop and Straighten Photos.

Trim an Image.

Change the Canvas Size of an Image.

Chapter 4: Making Selections.

Select with the Marquee Tools.

Select with the Lasso Tool.

Select with the Magnetic Lasso Tool.

Select with the Quick Selection Tool.

Select with the Magic Wand Tool.

Select with the Color Range Command.

Select All the Pixels in an Image.

Move a Selection Border.

Add To or Subtract From a Selection.

Invert a Selection.

Grow a Selection.

Create Slices.

Chapter 5: Manipulating Selections.

Move a Selection.

Copy and Paste a Selection.

Delete a Selection.

Rotate a Selection.

Scale a Selection.

Skew or Distort a Selection.

Perform Content-Aware Scaling.

Feather the Border of a Selection.

Create Vanishing Point Planes.

Copy between Vanishing Point Planes.

Chapter 6: Painting and Drawing with Color.

Select the Foreground and Background Colors.

Select a Color with the Eyedropper Tool.

Select a Color with the Swatches Panel.

Using the Brush Tool.

Change Brush Styles.

Create a Custom Brush.

Apply a Gradient.

Using the Paint Bucket Tool.

Fill a Selection .

Stroke a Selection.

Using the Clone Stamp.

Using the Pattern Stamp.

Using the Healing Brush.

Using the Patch Tool.

Using the History Brush.

Using the Eraser.

Replace a Color.

Fix Red Eye in a Photo.

Chapter 7: Adjusting Colors.

Change Brightness and Contrast.

Using the Dodge and Burn Tools.

Using the Blur and Sharpen Tools.

Adjust Levels.

Adjust Hue and Saturation.

Using the Sponge Tool.

Adjust Color Balance.

Using the Variations Command.

Match Colors between Images.

Correct Shadows and Highlights.

Create a Duotone.

Convert to Black and White.

Adjust Vibrance.

Chapter 8: Working with Layers.

What Are Layers?

Create and Add to a Layer.

Hide a Layer.

Move a Layer.

Duplicate a Layer.

Delete a Layer.

Reorder Layers.

Change the Opacity of a Layer.

Merge and Flatten Layers.

Rename a Layer.

Transform a Layer.

Create a Solid Fill Layer.

Create an Adjustment Layer.

Edit an Adjustment Layer.

Apply an Adjustment-Layer Preset.

Link Layers.

Blend Layers.

Work with Smart Objects.

Chapter 9: Applying Layer Styles.

Apply a Drop Shadow.

Apply an Outer Glow.

Apply Beveling and Embossing.

Apply Multiple Styles to a Layer.

Edit a Layer Style.

Using the Styles Panel.

Chapter 10: Applying Filters.

Turn an Image into a Painting.

Blur an Image.

Sharpen an Image.

Distort an Image.

Add Noise to an Image.

Turn an Image into Shapes.

Turn an Image into a Charcoal Sketch.

Apply Glowing Edges to an Image.

Add Texture to an Image.

Offset an Image.

Using the Liquify Filter.

Apply Multiple Filters.

Using Smart Filters.

Chapter 11: Drawing Shapes.

Draw a Shape.

Draw a Custom Shape.

Draw a Straight Line.

Draw a Shape with the Pen.

Edit a Shape.

Chapter 12: Adding and Manipulating Type.

Add Type to an Image.

Add Type in a Bounding Box.

Change the Formatting of Type.

Change the Color of Type.

Apply a Style to Type.

Warp Type.

Chapter 13: Automating Your Work.

Record an Action.

Play an Action.

Batch Process by Using an Action.

Create a PDF of Images.

Create a Web Photo Gallery.

Create a Panoramic Image.

Convert File Types.

Batch Rename Images.

Using Tool Presets.

Chapter 14: Saving and Printing Images.

Save in the Photoshop Format.

Save an Image for Use in Another Application.

Save a JPEG for the Web.

Save a GIF for the Web.

Save a PNG for the Web.

Add Descriptive and Copyright Information.

Save a Sliced Image.

Print on a PC.

Print on a Mac.

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