Adobe Photoshop CS3 Beta: First Look with Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Beta: First Look with Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw

by Ben Long



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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Beta: First Look with Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw by Ben Long

This book, covering the public beta of Photoshop CS3 will get you up to speed with the new interface changes, and will help you learn all of the new features in the CS3 beta such as next generation Camera Raw, new and improved Bridge, Photoshop Lightroom Integration, improved printing, Nondestructive smart filters, black and white conversion controls, improved curves, automatic Layer Alignment and Blending, and more. The Photoshop CS3 Beta is available free for download on Adobe labs for registered users of of either Photoshop CS2, Adobe Creative Suite 2 Standard or Premium, Adobe Production Studio Standard and Premium, Adobe Video Bundle or Adobe Web Bundle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321508133
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 01/31/2007
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 6.96(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Veteran writer, photographer, and videographer Ben Long is the author of Getting Started with Camera Raw, Real World Aperture and Apple Training Series: Aperture 1.5. He has contributed articles to MacUser, Macworld, Macworld UK, and Computer Graphics World and writes a regular digital photography column for He hosts the web site where visitors can find how-to articles, reviews, and free software.

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
What's New in Photoshop CS3     2
What's New in Bridge CS3     4
What's New in Camera Raw 4     4
Should You Install?     5
What You Need     6
How This Book Is Organized     7
Photoshop CS3 Interface Changes     9
Docked or Floating?     10
New Palette Behavior     11
New Palette Dock     12
The Toolbox     14
Options Bar Redux     15
Workspaces     15
More to Come     16
Tonal Corrections     17
Curves     18
Options     20
Presets     22
Brightness/Contrast     23
Black-and-White Conversion     24
Black and White     25
Channel Mixer     27
Selecting and Filtering     29
New Selection Features     30
Quick Selection tool     30
Refine Edge     34
Select > Modify     37
Smart Filters     37
Open As Smart Object     37
Stack Mode     38
Convert for Smart Filters     40
Apply a SmartFilter     40
Editing and Compositing     43
Clone Source     44
Auto-Align Layers     46
Auto-Blend Layers     48
Photomerge     50
Vanishing Point     50
32-Bit File Support     51
HDR     53
Output     55
Print     56
Zoomify     57
Device Central     58
Bridge CS3     61
Interface     62
Saving and customizmg layouts     64
Metadata pane     65
Thumbnails     66
Preview pane     67
Stacks     70
Copying and moving files     72
Slideshow Options dialog box     72
Importing Images     73
Import settings     75
Advanced importing     76
The Filter Pane     77
Device Central     80
Adobe Camera Raw     81
Launching Camera Raw     82
The Camera Raw Interface     84
Basic Adjustments     86
White Balance     87
Exposure     87
Recovery     88
Fill Light      88
Blacks     89
Brightness     89
Contrast     90
Auto and Default     90
Convert to Grayscale     91
Vibrance     91
Saturation     92
Tone Curve     92
Point curve     92
Parametric curve     93
HSL/Grayscale     95
Hue     95
Saturation     96
Luminance     97
Convert to Grayscale     97
Split Toning     99
Presets     101
Preferences     103
Legacy Features     105
Index     107

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