Get step-by-step tutorials on creating dazzling,high-quality digital images with Photoshop 5. 5! Complete with full-color gallery,this book shows you how to generate advanced Web graphics with the integrated ImageReady software and built-in Web tools. You'll be able to edit images faster and boost your creativity with the Extract Image command and Art History Brush.
Your step-by-step guide to creating high-quality digital images!
Now anyone can achieve outstanding,professional-looking results with Photoshop 5. 5! This unique and easy-to-follow guide explains in step-by-step detail how to create stunning graphic images for print and the Web. Full-color examples illustrate the professional results in action,and in-depth chapters explain how to achieve those resultsfrom a blank screen to an amazing finished product. Learn to retouch and crop images; use masks,filters,and layers; create special effects; and publish your images on the Web. Photoshop 5. 5:Get Professional Results will show you how to produce expert workeven if you're just a beginner!
Inside,learn how to:
- Create digital masterpieces
- Process,retouch,crop,and transform your images
- Use Photoshop's composition tools-masks,filters,distortion,warping,layers,and blurs
- Create realistic painting effects with the art history brush
- Design Web-enabled creations with ImageReady
- Undo and redo multiple editing steps instantly with history palette
- Create your own works of art with bonus tutorials and images online
Table of ContentsPart I: Image Processing.
Chapter 1: System Setup and Monitor Calibration.
Chapter 2: Understanding Color and Color Modes.
Chapter 3: Making Image Adjustments.
Chapter 4: Retouching.
Chapter 5: Working with Channels.
Chapter 6: Cropping and Transformations.
Part II: Image Compositing.
Chapter 7: Making Selections and Masks.
Chapter 8: Editing Masks.
Chapter 9: Distortion and Warping.
Chapter 10: Using Layers.
Chapter 11: Incorporating Text.
Chapter 12: Controlling Virtual Lighting and Shadows.
Part III: Special Effects (Filters).
Chapter 13: Lens and Film Effects.
Chapter 14: Artistic Effects.
Chapter 15: Texture Effects.
Part IV: Printing and Publishing Your Work.
Chapter 16: Managing Your Images.
Chapter 17: Using Image Ready to Prepare Images for the Web.
Chapter 18: Making Special Purpose Web Graphics.
Chapter 19: Pre-Press Image Preparation.