Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies

Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies

by Barbara Obermeier

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ISBN-13: 9780470608210
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/08/2010
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 720
Sales rank: 587,620
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California. She is currently a faculty member in the School of Design at Brooks Institute. She has authored or coauthored dozens of software books including Photoshop Elements For Dummies and Digital Photography Just the Steps For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: Photoshop Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: Examining the Photoshop Environment.

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools Panel.

Chapter 3: Starting, Finishing, and Getting It on Paper.

Chapter 4: Viewing and Navigating Images.

Chapter 5: 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: 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: Painting and Drawing with Photoshop.

Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking.

Chapter 3: Creating and Editing 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 ClippingGroups.

Chapter 5: Working with Smart Objects.

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 Focus and Toning Tools.

Chapter 3: Fixing Flaws and Removing What’s NotWanted.

Book IX: Photoshop and Print.

Chapter 1: Prepping Graphics for Print.

Chapter 2: Using Photomerge and Merge to HDR Pro.

Bonus Chapters.

Bonus Chapter 1: Prepping Web Graphics.

Bonus Chapter 2: Slicing Web Images.

Bonus Chapter 3: Other Sources of Information.

Index.

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Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ken-Z More than 1 year ago
It may be called photoshop cs5 for "dummies", but as it says on page 15 (in the ebook), "This book is written for the person who has a good grasp of using a computer and navigating the operating system and at least a cursory knowledge of Photoshop." If you are one of the persons described above, this book is for you.
CleverClever More than 1 year ago
I was new to Photoshop. I thought the book would get me started with the basics. It didn't. It assumes a lot of knowledge. I would have preferred something that had step-by-step directions for a newbie. This book is 700 pages long but doesn't teach the basics.