The PhotoshopWorld Dream Team Book

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PhotoshopWorld. It's where each year the most gifted, brilliant, and creative Photoshop gurus in the world gather to share their latest techniques, the newest tips, and their slickest Photoshop tricks with members of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). These eager Photoshop users come from as far away as Singapore, Australia, Europe, Japan, Africa, China, and dozens of other countries around the world just to learn from this "dream team" of photographers, designers, educators, ...

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Overview

PhotoshopWorld. It's where each year the most gifted, brilliant, and creative Photoshop gurus in the world gather to share their latest techniques, the newest tips, and their slickest Photoshop tricks with members of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). These eager Photoshop users come from as far away as Singapore, Australia, Europe, Japan, Africa, China, and dozens of other countries around the world just to learn from this "dream team" of photographers, designers, educators, videographers, and creative geniuses. Now, they've come together again, here in the first book of it's kind that brings this PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team together--but this time they're teaching you. Within its pages, you'll learn their secrets--their latest tips, tricks, tutorials and techniques using Adobe Photoshop CS. This is a truly unique opportunity to learn one-one-one from the same famous names you see up on the big PhotoshopWorld stage. You'll learn from world-reknown gurus like Photoshop User Editor Scott Kelby, Author of Photoshop Studio Techniques Ben Willmore, Award-winning digital photographer Jim DiVitale, Pioneering Photoshop illustrator and artist Bert Monroy, Photoshop Hall of Famer Jack Davis, Fashion Photography Guru Kevin Ames, Photoshop User Creative Director Felix Nelson, Adobe's own Julieanne Kost, Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour Leader Dave Cross, and many more. Plus you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like being at PhotoshopWorld, (the after hour events, panels, parties, art competitions, the expo floor--the works) and what it's like learning from the best and brightest minds in the digital imaging industry today. This is your chance to learn from the "Dream Team" yourself and become a part of very special legacy, and learn techniques that can only be shared here, in this unique book featuring today's Photoshop masters, and tomorrow's Photoshop legends.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735714212
  • Publisher: New Riders
  • Publication date: 6/20/2004
  • Series: Voices That Matter Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

The individual members of the Photoshop World Dream Team (Scott Kelby, Jack Davis, Ben Willmore, Bert Monroy, Julieanne Kost, Russell Brown, Taz Tally, Felix Nelson, Dave Cross, Vincent Versace, Jim DiVitale, Kevin Ames, and Mike Ninness) have written dozens of books on Photoshop that have sold hundreds of thousands of copies.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Ghosts and Memories 1
Real-Time Visualization 1
Ghosts and Memories 3
Day and Night, Night and Day 9
Chapter 2 Working with Spot-Color Channels 15
Spot Color Adventures 15
The Simple Two-Color Job: A Black-and-White Photo with Pantone (Reflex Blue) Type 17
White Flash with Three Spot Colors: Richer Black-and-White Images in Silkscreening 22
Chapter 3 Help Desk Live! Photoshopworld's Top Questions 27
The Breadth and Depth of Photoshop 27
Top Help Desk Questions 29
Photoshop Is Behaving Badly: How can I get back to work? 29
How do I reduce digital noise? 33
Can I preview fonts in Photoshop? 34
What scan resolution should I use? 35
Chapter 4 Pushing Pixels: Using Photoshop to Create a Product Makeover 39
Retouching and Beyond with Photoshop 39
Pushing Pixels 40
Lesson 140
Lesson 241
The Resolution Audio Project 42
Chapter 5 Panoramas Gone Bad! 51
Go Where No Photoshop User Has Gone Before! 51
When Panoramas Go Bad: A True Story 52
The Strange Case of the Mismatched Skies 52
Incredible Secrets of the Photomerge 54
Trouble in the Tulip Garden: Using the Healing Brush, Patch Tool, and Perspective Crop for Final Touch-ups 58
Putting It All in Perspective: The Final Crop 62
Chapter 6 Stop Working so Hard Making Selections! 65
There You Have It 65
Selections: There is an Easier Way 66
The Overall Approach 66
Chapter 7 Creative Focus with the Lens Blur Filter 79
Ramblings of an Elated Mind 79
Creating a Depth Mask for the Lens Blur Filter 81
Exploring the Lens Blur Dialog 87
Iris Settings 88
Specular Highlights 89
Noise 89
Quest for Blur 90
Chapter 8 Collaborating on Digital Image Creation 93
The Digital Advantage for Photographers & Designers 93
Digital Photography: Control Over the Creative Process 95
Chapter 9 Explorations in Organic Symmetry 105
Is It Ever "Done"? 105
Explorations in Organic Symmetry 107
Chapter 10 Using Photoshop for Video Work 119
An Interview with Rod Harlan 119
Broadcasting Photoshop 121
Back in the Day... 122
The Conversion Process 123
Preparing Graphics for Television Using Photoshop 7 and Earlier 123
Preparing Graphics for Television Using Photoshop CS 124
Video Safe Areas 126
Using Photoshop's De-Interlace Filter to Repair Video Images 126
Chapter 11 Making DVD Menus 131
How to Get Ahead in Video or Fry Trying 131
Creating a DVD Menu 133
Why Does It Have to Be So Hard? 133
Get Your Stuff Together 134
Prepare Movie Assets 134
Using Still Frames from Video in Your Menu Design 135
Using Photos in Your Menu Design 136
Making Backgrounds from Stills 137
Make Your Own Title Safe Guides 138
The Split in the Road 139
Keep It Moving 139
In After Effects: Let There Be Motion 140
The End? 144
Chapter 12 Faking Studio Shots with Photoshop 147
Opening Thoughts 147
Creating Your Own Studio Shots 148
Dramatic Studio Backgrounds 148
Studio Shot #2 154
Chapter 13 Building an Addition to Your Photoshop 159
The Creative Challenge 159
The Basic Premise: Bits and Bytes Aren't the Final Project 160
The Project 161
Chapter 14 Photorealism Techniques 171
Painting with Photoshop 171
Creating a Sign with Metal Letters and Neon Tubes 173
In the End... 183
Chapter 15 Photoshop Power for Digital Portrait Photographers 185
A Decade in the Life of a Pixel-Crazed Baby Photographer 185
Bringing Back the Look of Film 187
Part 1 Don't Be Afraid of the Curves 187
Part 2 Adjustment Layer Vignette 189
Danger: Sharp Objects Ahead (Digital Soft Focus) 191
Hip to Be Square: Square Crop from a Vertical Image Trick 193
Chapter 16 Color Management Incantation 197
How About a Car or Mini-Van? 197
Color Management Incantation 198
Proof Colors 198
Printing 201
Prepare for the Web 204
Chapter 17 Photo Realistic Illustration Techniques 209
Is It Real, or Is It Photoshop? 209
Photorealism in Photoshop 210
Using Highlights to Add Depth and Reveal Shapes 210
Nothing Is Perfect 217
Double Your Pleasure 219
Chapter 18 Photoshop and Acrobat Workflow: Capturing, Correcting, Protecting, and Distributing Your Images 229
My Passion Outside of the Digital Realm 229
The Meat 231
Set a Specific Goal 231
Production Chores 232
The Steps 232
Chapter 19 Removing Glass Glare 245
Become One with the Gray Obis of Digital 245
Glass Glare Project 247
Save, Save, and Save Again! 258
Moral of the Story 259
Chapter 20 A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography 261
Why to Photoshop 261
Anatomy of a Photograph: Stardust 262
Using Adobe Photoshop to Do Classic Studio Lighting 262
Why To 262
How To 263
Chapter 21 The Photoshop Creative Cookbook: Filters and Blending Modes 277
Bad Television and Photoshop--the Perfect Combination 277
Photoshop Filters for all Ages 279
How to Think About Blending Modes 279
Filters 282
Creating Textures 283
The Filter Gallery 287
An Example 288
Bad Television and Photoshop--the Perfect Combination 289
Index 296
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