Photoshop Finishing Touches


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Photoshop® Finishing Touches
By Dave Cross,   Senior Developer, Education and Curriculum National Association of Photoshop Professionals
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: July 05, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-44166-4
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-44166-9
Pages: 384
 

Table of Contents  | Index
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If you're primarily interested in finishing touches--the million creative ways you can use your favorite software to improve, polish, and add pizzazz to your images--this is the book for you! The first book devoted exclusively to the topic, Finishing Touches for Photoshop CS2 offers a treasure chest of creative finishing techniques. With chapters on frames and border effects, color and artistic effects, presentation, sharpening, and printing, this full-color guide covers everything from creative cropping to dramatic lighting, stock photos, collage ideas, combining black-and-white and color, selective blurring, storybook layouts, PDF presentation, and more. Each technique is a stand-alone tutorial, so you can jump in at any point without weeding through a lot of info that's not relevant to the task at hand. Even better, author Dave Cross' two-column format--with simple instructions in one column and lavish, full-color photos and artwork running alongside--makes the techniques instantly accessible. You'll also find several variations for most techniques as well as instructions for creating reusable templates.



book cover
Photoshop® Finishing Touches
By Dave Cross,   Senior Developer, Education and Curriculum National Association of Photoshop Professionals
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: July 05, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-44166-4
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-44166-9
Pages: 384
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
   About the Author
   Introduction
   Section I.  Key Concepts
      Layer Masks
      Creating a Layer Mask
      Working with Layer Masks
      Quick Mask
      Getting a Different View
      Define Brush
      Making Your Own Brushes
      Define Pattern
      Making Your Own Pattern
      Strokes
      Edit > Stroke vs. Stroke Layer Style
      Free Transform
      Edit Using Free Transform
      Filters
      Creating Effects with Filters
      Blend Modes
      Changing Blend Modes
      From Illustrator to Photoshop
      Using Illustrator Shapes in Photoshop
      Adjustment Layers
      Making Editable Adjustments
      Blending Options
      Using the Blend If Sliders
      Layer Styles
      Adding Editable, Scalable Effects
      Threshold
      What Makes a Good Threshold Image
   Section II.  Frames & Border Effects
      Technique #1.  Applying a Filter to a Layer Mask
      Technique #2.  Displacement Mapping to a Layer Mask
      Technique #3.  Dry Brush Painting on a Layer Mask
      Technique #4.  Making Your Own Brush
      Technique #5.  Making Your Own Brush with a Pattern
      Technique #6.  Painting Along a Layer Mask's Path
      Technique #7.  Smudging Along a Path
      Technique #8.  Extracting a Border
      Technique #9.  Extracting a Border and Burning the Edges
      Technique #10.  Getting that Painted-on Look
      Technique #11.  Inserting a Shape from Illustrator
      Technique #12.  Inserting a Shape from Illustrator as a Smart Object
      Technique #13.  Scanning in a Shape
      Technique #14.  Applying a Filter to a Stroke
      Technique #15.  Applying Filters to Shapes
      Technique #16.  Painting a Border
      Technique #17.  Painting Along a Path
      Technique #18.  Painting and Smudging Along a Path
      Technique #19.  Using Borders from Illustrator
      Technique #20.  Defining a Border Brush
      Technique #21.  Defining a Threshold Border
      Technique #22.  Drawing Your Own Border
      Technique #23.  Gallery Print
      Technique #24.  Layer Style Border
      Technique #25.  Building FramesVersion 1
      Technique #26.  Building FramesVersion 2
      Technique #27.  Two-Photo Effect
      Technique #28.  Creating Borders with Stock Photos
   Section III.  Color & Artistic Effects
      Technique #29.  Making Colors Pop With Curves
      Technique #30.  Making Colors Pop With Apply Image
      Technique #31.  Burned-In EdgesVersion 1
      Technique #32.  Burned-In EdgesVersion 2
      Technique #33.  Burned-In EdgesVersion 3
      Technique #34.  Spotlight Effect
      Technique #35.  Lighting Effect
      Technique #36.  Gritty Extreme-Contrast EffectVersion 1
      Technique #37.  Gritty Extremecontrast EffectVersion 2
      Technique #38.  High-Contrast Fashion Look
      Technique #39.  Convert to Black & WhiteVersion 1
      Technique #40.  Convert to Black & WhiteVersion 2
      Technique #41.  Convert to Black & WhiteVersion 3
      Technique #42.  Mostly Black & White With a Touch of Color
      Technique #43.  Color TintVersion 1
      Technique #44.  Color TintVersion 2
      Technique #45.  Make it Old
      Technique #46.  Gradient Map
      Technique #47.  Split Toning
      Technique #48.  Infrared Simulation
      Technique #49.  Selective Blurring
      Technique #50.  Soft Focus
      Technique #51.  Slide Mounts
      Technique #52.  Creating a Filmstrip
      Technique #53.  One Photo, Two Sizes
      Technique #54.  Photo Grid
   Section IV.  Presenting Your Work
      Technique #55.  Photoshop Slide Shows
      Full-Screen Slide Show
      Layer Comp Slide Show
      Bridge Slide Show
      Technique #56.  Pdf Presentation
      Technique #57.  Smart Picture Package
      Technique #58.  Web Photo Gallery
      Not for the Faint of Heart…
      Technique #59.  Indesign Contact Sheet
   Credits
      Model Credits
   Key Concept Quick Card
   Index