Understanding: Adobe Photoshop: Digital Imaging Concepts and Techniques


book cover
Understanding: Adobe® Photoshop®: Digital Imaging Concepts and Techniques
By Richard Harrington
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: March 10, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-36898-3
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-36898-0
Pages: 400
 

Table of Contents  | Index
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If you're exploring a career in digital imaging or design, then you're likely to encounter Photoshop along the way--you probably already have. But how well do you know it? Understanding Adobe Photoshop: Digital Image Concepts and Techniques goes beyond the school newspaper or internship and teaches you the fundamental digital imaging techniques in Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements that you'll need to succeed both in the classroom and the workforce. While many Photoshop books focus on features, tools, or techniques, this book covers both the basics and delves into specific skills, tricks, and uses in multimedia. With a friendly style and interactive DVD-ROM, Richard Harrington covers digital imaging basics (correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting photos) and shows you real-world projects and exercises, including: digital painting; designing a CD/DVD label, magazine cover, and advertisements; creating Web sites/animations; and more!

 



book cover
Understanding: Adobe® Photoshop®: Digital Imaging Concepts and Techniques
By Richard Harrington
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: March 10, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-36898-3
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-36898-0
Pages: 400
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Richard Harrington, PMP, President RHED Pixel
   Acknowledgments
   Introduction
    Chapter 1.  Digital Imaging Fundamentals
      Pixels: Digital Building Blocks
      Understanding Resolution
      Image Mode
      Bit Depth
      Time to Move On
    Chapter 2.  Photoshop's Interface
      Understanding the Interface
      Prevent Palette Popping
    Chapter 3.  Acquiring Digital Images
      Digital Cameras
      Scanners
      Importing from CD/DVD
      Stock Photo Services
      Public Domain Images
    Chapter 4.  Sizing Digital Images
      Resolution Revisited
      Resampling
      Resizing an Image
    Chapter 5.  Selection Tools and Techniques
      Basic Selection Tools
      Additional Selection Commands
      Intermediate Selection Techniques
      Advanced Selection Techniques
    Chapter 6.  Painting and Drawing Tools
      Working with Color
      Painting Tools
      Eraser Tools
      Drawing Tools
    Chapter 7.  Layer Masking
      Layer Mask Essentials
      Mask Creation Strategies
      Refining Masks
      Advice on Masks
    Chapter 8.  Compositing with Layers
      What Are Layers?
      Why You Need Layers
      Working with Multiple Layers
      Creating a Panorama
      Another Look
    Chapter 9.  Using Blending Modes
      About Blending Modes
      Blending Modes in Action
    Chapter 10.  Color Correction and Enhancement
      Approach to Color Correction
      Primary Image Adjustments
      Useful Image Adjustments
      Not-So-Useful Image Adjustments
    Chapter 11.  Repairing and Improving Photos
      Image Selection
      The Retoucher's Toolbox
      Restoration in Action
    Chapter 12.  Using the Type Tool
      Role of Type
      Choosing Fonts
      Using Vector Type
      Character Palette
      Paragraph Palette
      Modifying Text
    Chapter 13.  Layer Styles
      Adding a Layer Style
      Working with Layer Styles
    Chapter 14.  Maximizing Filters
      Filters Defined
      Getting Better Results
      The Standard Filter Guide
    Chapter 15.  Actions and Automation
      Actions
      Automate Commands
      Scripts
    Chapter 16.  Printing and PDF Essentials
      Professional Printing Options
      Desktop Printing Options
      Printing Commands
      PDF Essentials
    Chapter 17.  Outputting Specialized File Types
      File Formats Explained
      Photoshop CS2 Import and Export File Formats
      Specialized Processes
    Chapter 18.  Building a Portfolio
      The Essential Portfolio
      Creating a Portfolio
      End of the Road
   Exercises
      Exercise #1
      Exercise #2
      Exercise #3
      Exercise #4
      Exercise #5
      Exercise #6
      Exercise #7
      Exercise #8
      Exercise #9
      Exercise #10
   Understanding Adobe Photoshop DVD
   Index