Photoshop CS All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

Photoshop CS All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

by Barbara Obermeier

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Photoshop CS All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies by Barbara Obermeier

  • The complete For Dummies Photoshop resource-ten minibooks with more than 800 pages of tips, techniques, and plain-English explanations
  • Covers Photoshop fundamentals, image essentials, selections, painting, drawing and typing, working with layers, channels and masks, filters and distortions, retouching and restoration, Photoshop and the Web, and Photoshop and print
  • Explains how to create and manage layers, use channels and masks, make corrections with filters, fix flaws and imperfections, and much more
  • Updated and revised throughout for Photoshop "X," which Adobe expects to release in Fall 2003
  • Features sixteen pages of full-color examples
  • Written by veteran For Dummies author Barbara Obermeier, a leading design and graphics author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764542398
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/24/2003
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: 10 Books in 1
Pages: 856
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.68(d)

About the Author

Barbara Obermeier (Ventura, CA) is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California. The author of Photoshop 7 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies and Adobe Master Class: Illustrator Illuminated (Peachpit) and co-author of several Dummies books including Photoshop 7 For Dummies, Illustrator 10 For Dummies, and CorelDRAW 9 For Dummies. She has contributed as a writer, technical editor, or layout designer for 16 books. Barb also teaches computer graphics at Ventura College and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Table of Contents


Book I: Photoshop Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: Examining the Photoshop Environment.

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools Palette.

Chapter 3: Getting Started and Finishing Up.

Chapter 4: Getting It on Paper.

Chapter 5: Viewing and Navigating Images.

Chapter 6: Customizing Your Workspace and Preferences.

Book II: Image Essentials.

Chapter 1: Specifying Size and Resolution.

Chapter 2: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats.

Chapter 3: Using and Managing Color.

Chapter 4: Time Travel — Undoing in Photoshop.

Chapter 5: Applying Annotations and Notes.

Chapter 6: Creating Actions for Productivity and Fun.

Book III: Selections.

Chapter 1: Making Selections.

Chapter 2: Creating and Working with Paths.

Chapter 3: Modifying and Transforming Selections and Paths.

Book IV: Painting, Drawing, and Typing.

Chapter 1: Exploring with the Painting Tools.

Chapter 2: Creating Vector Shapes.

Chapter 3: Filling and Stroking.

Chapter 4: Creating and Editing Type.

Chapter 5: Masking, Shaping, and Warping Type.

Book V: Working with Layers.

Chapter 1: Creating Layers.

Chapter 2: Managing Layers.

Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes.

Chapter 4: Getting Jazzy with Layer Styles and Clipping Groups.

Book VI: Channels and Masks.

Chapter 1: Using Channels.

Chapter 2: Quick and Dirty Masking.

Chapter 3: Getting Exact with Advanced Masking Techniques.

Book VII: Filters and Distortions.

Chapter 1: Making Corrections with Daily Filters.

Chapter 2: Applying Filters for Special Occasions.

Chapter 3: Distorting with the Liquify Command.

Book VIII: Retouching and Restoration.

Chapter 1: Enhancing Images with Adjustments.

Chapter 2: Repairing with the Focus and Toning Tools.

Chapter 3: Fixing Flaws and Imperfections.

Book IX: Photoshop and the Web.

Chapter 1: Prepping Web Graphics.

Chapter 2: Optimizing Images with Save for Web.

Chapter 3: Slicing Your Image.

Chapter 4: Creating a Web Photo Gallery.

Chapter 5: Looking to ImageReady.

Book X: Photoshop and Print.

Chapter 1: Working with Other Programs.

Chapter 2: Prepping Graphics for Print.

Chapter 3: Creating Contact Sheets, Picture Packages, and More.

Appendix A: Working with Digital Cameras and Scanners

Appendix B: A Visual Reference of Photoshop Tools


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