Photoshop CS5 Digital Classroom

Photoshop CS5 Digital Classroom

by Jennifer Smith, AGI Creative Team


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470607770
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/24/2010
Series: Digital Classroom Series , #95
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Smith has more than two decades of design and electronic publishing experience. Jennifer delivers professional development education for companies around the world relating to effective ways to use creative technology to achieve design and user experience objectives. She is a founding member of American Graphics Institute (AGI) and serves as Vice President of AGI. Prior to founding AGI she worked in advertising as an art director and served as a principal in a Pennsylvania-based design firm. Jennifer is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities in electronic publishing and design and is often requested as a speaker at seminars and conferences around the world. Jennifer is the author of more than ten books on electronic publishing, including Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium for Dummies, published by Wiley. She has also written several of the Classroom in a Book series for Adobe Press. Jennifer bridges the gap between technical and creative, working easily with both developers and designers. Her ability to translate technical skills to address business issues allows organizations to reach their objectives with effective design and creativity. She uses technology to achieve design objectives for use on-line or in print. A renaissance artist with technology, you’ll find Jennifer integrating her Photoshop work in interactive projects using Flash or Silverlight, and finessing her creations using her skills with coding, creating 3-D renderings for product designers, or working with graphics professionals to achieve the highest quality and most accurate color.

AGI Creative Team is composed of Adobe Certified Experts and Adobe Certified Instructors from American Graphics Institute (AGI). The AGI Creative Team has authored many of Adobe's official training guides, and works with many of the world’s most prominent companies, helping them to use creative software to communicate more effectively and creatively. They work with marketing, creative, and communications teams around the world, and teach regularly scheduled classes at AGI’s locations. More information at

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Table of Contents

Starting Up.

About Photoshop Digital Classroom.


Adobe Photoshop CS5 versions.

System requirements.

Starting Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Resetting Adobe Photoshop CS5 preferences.

A note about color warnings.

Loading lesson files.

Working with the video tutorials.

Setting up for viewing the video tutorials.

Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player.

Additional resources.

Lesson 1: Exploring Photoshop.

Starting up.

Taking a look at the fi nal project.

Creating a panorama from three images.

Cropping your image.

Adding a selection to your image.

Fading one image into another.

Using the new Content-Aware feature.

Using the improved selection features.

Refi ning your selection.

Adding a Type layer.

Adding the Vertical text.

Making some waves using the Puppet Warp feature.

Lesson 2: Getting to Know the Workspace.

Opening an existing document in Adobe Bridge Mini Bridge.

Discovering the Tools panel.

Accessing Tools and their options.

Hidden tools.

Navigating the image area.

Using the Zoom tool.

Using the Hand tool.

Tabbed windows.

Maximizing productivity with screen modes.

Using panels.

Putting the panel system to use.

Choosing other panels.

Expanding your panels.

Customizing your panels.

Self study.


Lesson 3: Using Adobe Bridge.

What is Adobe Bridge?

Navigating through Bridge.

Using folders in Adobe Bridge.

Making a Favorite.

Creating and locating metadata.

Using keywords.

Creating a Metadata Template.

Opening a fi le from Adobe Bridge.

Searching for files using Adobe Bridge.

Searching by name or keyword.

Using the Filter panel.

Saving a Collection.

Automation tools in Adobe Bridge.

Batch renaming your files.

Automated tools for Photoshop: Web Photo Gallery.

Saving or uploading your Web Gallery.

Automated tools for Photoshop: PDF contact shee.

Changing the view.

Self study.


Lesson 4: The Basics of Working with Photoshop.

Starting up.

A look at the fi nished project.

Opening an existing document.

Understanding document settings.

Viewing an image's size and resolution.

Combining the images.

Using Copy and Paste.

Dragging and dropping to copy an image.

Transforming and editing combined images.

Changing the size of a placed image.

Removing a background.

Understanding the stacking order of layers.

Refining the edges of copied images.

Adding text.

Saving files.

Understanding file formats.

Choosing a file format.

Saving a JPEG file.

Saving for print.

Changing the color settings.

Adjusting image size.

Saving a Photoshop PDF file.

Self study.


Lesson 5: Making the Best Selections.

The importance of a good selection.

Using the Marquee tools.

Creating a square selection .

Creating a selection from a center point.

Changing a selection into a layer.

Working with the Magic Wand tool.

The Lasso tool.

Adding to and subtracting from selections.

Using the Quick Selection tool.

Understanding the Refine Selection Edge feature.

Making difficult selections with the Refi ne Edge feature.

Using Quick Mask.

Saving selections.

Copying and pasting a selection.

Using the Pen tool for selections.

Using the Pen tool to select an area of an image.

More Pen tool selection techniques.

Converting a path to a selection.

Self study.


Lesson 6: Painting and Retouching.

Starting up.

Setting up your color settings.

Color primer.

Understanding color gamut.

The RGB color model.

The CMYK color model.

Working in the RGB mode.

Editing color settings.

Selecting colors.

Starting to paint.

Using the Color panel.

Using the Brush tool.

Changing opacity.

Save time—learn the shortcuts.

Using the New Brushes.

Using the Airbrush feature.

Creating a Border using the Bristle brushes.

Applying color to an image.

Changing blending modes.

The Eyedropper tool.

Retouching images.

Using the Clone Stamp tool.

Repairing fold lines.

The History panel.

The Spot Healing Brush.

The Healing Brush.

Using the Patch tool.

Using the Clone Source panel.

Cloning from another source.

Self study.


Lesson 7: Creating a Good Image.

Starting up.

Choosing your color settings.

Opening the file.

Why you should work in RGB.

Reading a histogram.

Making the Curve adjustment.

Defi ning the highlight and shadow.

Locating the White and Black Point.

Inputting the white and black point values.

Adjusting the midtones.

Setting the neutral.

Sharpening your image.

Comparing your image with the original.

Taking care of red eye.

Using the Camera Raw plug-in.

Using Camera Raw controls.

Saving a DNG file.

Reopening a DNG file.

Self study.


Lesson 8: Getting to Know Layers.

Starting up.

Discovering layers.

The Layers panel.

Getting a handle on layers.

Creating a new blank file.

Naming your layer.

Selecting layers.

Tips for selecting layers.

Moving layers.

Changing the visibility of a layer.

Using masks in a layer.

Preserve transparency.

Creating a composition.

Moving images in from other documents.

Creating a layer mask.

Editing the layer mask.

Cloning layers.

Aligning and distributing layers.

Applying filters to layers.

Creating a type layer.

Applying a layer style.

Creating a clipping mask.

Self study.


Lesson 9: Taking Layers to the Max.

Starting up.

Making color changes using adjustment layers.

Refining the adjustment layer mask.

Adjusting the Hue/Saturation layer.

Adding a pattern fill layer.

Defi ning the pattern.

Applying the pattern.

Using the new Black & White adjustment layer.

Adding a tint.

Applying a gradient to the adjustment layer.

Layer styles.

Creating the text layer.

Applying the Outer Glow layer style.

Applying the Bevel and Emboss layer style.

Changing the shading.

Changing the fill opacity.

Saving the style.

Accessing the style.

Self study.


Lesson 10: Getting Smart in Photoshop.

Starting up.

Creating a composition using Smart Objects.

Opening an image as a Smart Object.

Converting a layer to a Smart Object.

Placing a Smart Object.

Editing a Smart Object.

Editing the contents of a Smart Object.

Modifying multiple Smart Object layers.

Replacing the contents of a Smart Object layer.

Working with Smart Filters.

Modifying a Smart Filter.

Self study.

Creating multiple Smart Objects.

Working with Illustrator files.


Lesson 11: Using Adobe Photoshop Filters.

Starting up.

Filter basics.

Starting to use filters.

Using the Clouds filter.

Using the Filter Gallery.

Applying fi lters in the Gallery.

Taking advantage of Smart Filters.

Applying a Smart Filter.

Smart Filter options.

Enabling and disabling effects.

Using a fi lter eff ects mask.

Using the Vanishing Point fi lter.

Building your own perspective planes.

Building an attached plane.

Self study.


Lesson 12: Creating Images for Web and Video.

Starting up.

Viewing the completed file.

Changing your units of measurement.

Creating the web page.

Adding the Text.

Adding Style to the text.

Creating the text for the links.

Positioning and distribution of text.

Creating slices.

Slicing it up.

Selecting and combining slices.

Applying attributes to your slices.

Using Save For Web & Devices.

Optimizing the image slices.

Saving files for video.

Creating animation.

Working in Frame mode.

Saving an animated GIF.

Creating animation for video.

Working in Timeline mode.

Self study.


Lesson 13: Introducing 3D.

Starting up.

Creating a 3D object.

Getting an image ready for 3D.

Wrapping the image around a soda can.

Adjusting the lighting.

Animating the soda can.

Testing your animation.

Using the Repoussé feature to create 3D Text.

Rasterizing your 3D images.

Self study.


Lesson 14: Adobe Photoshop CS5 New Features.

Puppet Warp.

Turn 2D objects into 3D using Repoussé.

Content-Aware r etouching.

Selections made easier.

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