Photoshop CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
This Visual QuickStart Guide uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals to teach beginning and intermediate users how to create great-looking images with Photoshop. Best-selling authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas take readers step by step through all of today's Photoshop essentials: from importing digital photos through basic color manipulation and image correction to painting, masking, using filters, and more. Hot topics like working with Camera Raw, using the improved Photomerge command (that aligns and blends layers automatically) to stitch together images, making selections using the new Quick Selection tool and Refine Edge feature, and Smart Filters are all covered.
Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the topic, and more advanced users, who are looking for a handy reference, will find what they need here. In this edition, using a fresh new design and now illustrated in full color, the authors have streamlined the text by focusing on the most efficient means of accomplishing a task, rather than explaining all possible methods. By the end of the book, users will have a solid foundation for working in Photoshop CS3. Additional intermediate topics can be found in the author's follow-on book: Photoshop CS3: Visual QuickPro Guide.
In addition to this book, Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas have also written, designed, and illustrated Visual QuickStart Guides to Adobe Illustrator and QuarkXPress. Their books have been translated into 12 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. They have also taught at Pratt Manhattan, the Cooper Union School of Art, the New School Computer Instruction Center, and the Parsons School of Design.
Table of Contents
01. PHOTOSHOP INTERFACE 02. PHOTOSHOP COLOR 03. ACQUIRE, CREATE, SAVE 04. BRIDGE 05. WORKSPACES 06. PIXEL BASICS 07. LAYER BASICS 08. SELECT 09. COMBINE IMAGES 10. HISTORY 11. TONAL ADJUSTMENTS 12. COLORS & BLEND MODES 13. COLOR ADJUSTMENTS 14. BRUSHES 15. CAMERA RAW 16. EXPOSURE 17. REFOCUS 18. RETOUCH 19. MORE LAYERS 20. LAYER EFFECTS 21. FILTERS 22. TYPE 23. GRADIENTS 24. PRESENTATION 25. PREFERENCES & PRESETS 26. PRINT 27. EXPORT