Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Demand / Edition 2

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Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Demand / Edition 2

Adobe® Photoshop® CS3



• Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge and Version Cue

• Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects

• Use live filters to view and modify the results of opening files

• Use more precise color correction to enhance a photo

• Easily convert images to black and white

• Use image trickery to change or enhance an image

• Create eye catching bevels and special effects

• Transform plain text into a show-stopping image

• Create Web animation sequences the easy way

• Use tool presets to construct the right tool for the right job

• Test content on different target devices using Adobe Device Central

On the Web

This book uses real world examples to give you a context in which to perform a task. This book also includes workshops to help you put together individual tasks into projects. The Photoshop example files that you need for project tasks are available at

Perspection has written and produced books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Flash CS3 Professional, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Microsoft Expression Web, and Apple Mac OS X Panther. Perspection was founded in 1991, and is committed to providing information and training to help people use software more effectively. Perspection has written more than 80 computer books, and sold more than 5 million copies.

Includes ACE Courseware Objectives!

This courseware meets the objectives for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Program. Upon completion of this courseware you may be prepared to take an exam for ACE qualification. To learn more about becoming an Adobe Certified Expert, visit

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789736918
Publisher: Que
Publication date: 05/15/2007
Series: On Demand Series
Pages: 567
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Andy Anderson is a graphics designer and illustrator who has worked with Photoshop since it was released. A university professor, Andy is a sought-after lecturer in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The remainder of his time is split between writing graphics and fiction books, and developing graphics, animations, and resource materials for various corporations and seminar companies. His clients include designers and trainers from the U.S. Government, Boeing, Disneyland, and other Fortune 500 companies.

Steve Johnson has written more than 45 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Photoshop CS2, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Apple Mac OS X Panther, Adobe Flash CS3, Macromedia Flash MX 2004 and 8, and Macromedia Director MX 2004. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. When time permits, he likes to travel to such places as New Hampshire in October, and Hawaii. Steve and his family live in Pleasanton, California, but can

also be found visiting family all over the western United States.

Table of Contents

Introduction xix

1 Getting Started with Photoshop CS3 1

2 Understanding Navigation and Measurement Systems 33

3 Customizing the Way You Work 51

4 Mastering the Art of Selection 77

5 Working with Layers 97

6 Working with the History Palette 119

7 Working with Adjustment Layers, Filters, and Tools 135

8 Understanding Colors and Channels 167

9 Using the Paint, Shape Drawing, and Eraser Tools 205

10 Creating Layer and Channel Masks 231

11 Using the Paths Palette 253

12 Working with Layer Styles 273

13 Getting Creative with Type 295

14 Manipulating Images with Filters 319

15 Automating Your Work with Actions 347

16 Controlling Image Output 369

17 Working with Automate Commands 397

18 Managing Color from Monitor to Print 419

19 Designing for the Web and Devices 441

20 Extending Photoshop CS3 475

21 Working Together with Adobe Programs 491

Workshops: Putting It All Together 509

New Features 535

Adobe Certified Expert 539

Index 545

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