HOW TO USE Adobe Photoshop CS2


book cover
HOW TO USE Adobe® Photoshop® CS2
By Daniel Giordan, Doug Nelson
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Publisher: Sams Publishing
Pub Date: August 05, 2005
ISBN: 0-672-32751-1
Pages: 320
 



Table of Contents  | Index
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Have you ever looked at your color pictures and wished you could make them black and white? Or maybe you've dreamed about taking that photo of your brother, cutting the head off and placing it on the body of a grizzly bear. The tool that you need is Adobe Photoshop and the book you need to learn all about it is How to Use Adobe Photoshop CS 2. Visually step through the process of creating images, manipulating them and then optimizing them for print or the web. The step-by-step approach used throughout the book will make it simple to learn the basic techniques involved in using Photoshop. You will learn to:

  • Convert files

  • Work with tone and color

  • Edit images using tools, paths and layers

  • Build web files

Master the basics of Photoshop with the visual examples and easy-to-follow lessons in How to Use Photoshop CS 2.

 



book cover
HOW TO USE Adobe® Photoshop® CS2
By Daniel Giordan, Doug Nelson
...............................................
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Pub Date: August 05, 2005
ISBN: 0-672-32751-1
Pages: 320
 



Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   About the Authors
   Acknowledgments
   We Want to Hear from You!
   Reader Services
   How to Use This Book
      The Complete Visual Reference
   Introduction
   Part 1.  Getting Started with Photoshop
      Task 1 Welcome to Photoshop, Bridge, Camera Raw, and ImageReady
      Task 2 How to Use the Toolbox
      Task 3 How to Use the Menu Bars
      Task 4 How to Use Photoshop and ImageReady Palettes
      Task 5 How to Use the Color Picker
      Task 6 How to Select a Color
      Task 7 How to Browse Files in Bridge
      Task 8 How to Use Rulers, Grids, and Guides
      Task 9 How to Use Color Management
      Task 10 How to Set Photoshop Preferences
      Task 11 How to Set ImageReady Preferences
      Task 12 How to Set Bridge Preferences
      Task 13 How to Set Camera Raw Preferences
   Part 2.  Optimizing Photoshop Projects
      Task 1 How to Use Multiple Views
      Task 2 How to Undo with the History Palette
      Task 3 How to Create Custom Tool Presets
      Task 4 How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
      Task 5 How to Use the Preset Actions
      Task 6 How to Create Custom Actions
      Task 7 How to Set Up Batch Processing Options
      Task 8 How to Optimize Color Files for Printing
   Part 3.  Selection Techniques
      Task 1 How to Select Geometric Areas
      Task 2 How to Use the Polygonal Lasso Tool
      Task 3 How to Select by Color Range
      Task 4 How to Use Quick Mask
      Task 5 How to Convert Selections to Paths
      Task 6 How to Modify Selections
      Task 7 How to Save and Load Selections
   Part 4.  Working with Tone
      Task 1 How to Measure and Compare Pixel Values
      Task 2 How to Optimize the Tonal Range
      Task 3 How to Improve Contrast with Curves
      Task 4 How to Improve Contrast with Shadow/Highlight
      Task 5 How to Use the Dodge, Burn, and Sponge Tools
      Task 6 How to Sharpen Images
      Task 7 How to Use Smart Sharpen
      Task 8 How to Use Blur to Sharpen
      Task 9 How to Convert Images to Grayscale
   Part 5.  Working with Color
      Task 1 How to Make Global Color Corrections
      Task 2 How to Use the Match Color Command
      Task 3 How to Correct a Range of Colors
      Task 4 How to Use the Color Replacement Tool
      Task 5 How to Build Duotones for the Web
      Task 6 How to Build Duotones, Tritones, and Quadtones for Print
   Part 6.  Image Editing Basics
     
      Task 2 How to Add Canvas
      Task 3 How to Crop an Image
      Task 4 How to Flip and Rotate an Image
      Task 5 How to Warp an Image
      Task 6 How to Silhouette an Image
      Task 7 How to Use the Healing Brush
   Part 7.  Drawing and Painting with Color
      Task 1 How to Paint an Image
      Task 2 How to Erase an Image
      Task 3 How to Erase a Background
      Task 4 How to Use the History Brush
      Task 5 How to Use the Clone Stamp
      Task 6 How to Draw Graphic Shapes
      Task 7 How to Build a Custom Brush
      Task 8 How to Use the Pattern Maker
      Task 9 How to Apply Gradients
      Task 10 How to Create Custom Gradients
   Part 8.  Using Type
      Task 1 How to Add Type to an Image
      Task 2 How to Create 3D Text
      Task 3 How to Create Typographic Style Sheets
      Task 4 How to Build Filtered Text Effects
      Task 5 How to Warp Text
      Task 6 How to Set Text on a Path
   Part 9.  Using Paths
      Task 1 How to Create a Straight-Edge Path
      Task 2 How to Create a Curved Path
      Task 3 How to Edit a Path
      Task 4 How to Convert a Path to a Selection
      Task 5 How to Stroke Paths
      Task 6 How to Create Clipping Paths
   Part 10.  Working with Layers
      Task 1 How to Create and Move Layers
      Task 2 How to Link Layers
      Task 3 How to Create Clipping Masks
      Task 4 How to Create Layer Groups
      Task 5 How to Create Smart Objects
      Task 6 How to Transform Layers
      Task 7 How to Create Adjustment Layers
      Task 8 How to Add a Layer Mask
      Task 9 How to Merge and Flatten Layers
      Task 10 How to Create Layer Comps
   Part 11.  Digital Photography Features
      Task 1 How to Build a Contact Sheet
      Task 2 How to Make Picture Packages
      Task 3 How to Use the Red-Eye Tool
      Task 4 How to Reduce Noise
      Task 5 How to Build Panoramas
      Task 6 How to Organize Images with Custom Metadata
      Task 7 How to Work with Camera Raw Images
   Part 12.  Building Web Files
      Task 1 How to Preview Files in Browsers and Platforms
      Task 2 How to Build GIF Files for the Web
      Task 3 How to Optimize GIF Color Sets
      Task 4 How to Create a GIF Transparency
      Task 5 How to Build JPEG Files for the Web
      Task 6 How to Optimize Files with Variable Compression
      Task 7 How to Slice Images for the Web
      Task 8 How to Build Imagemaps
      Task 9 How to Build Filter-Based GIF Animations
      Task 10 How to Build JavaScript Rollovers
      Task 11 How to Build a Web Gallery
   Part 13.  Special Effects
      Task 1 How to Use Blending Modes
      Task 2 How to Build a Glow Effect with Stroke Path
      Task 3 How to Create Lighting Effects
      Task 4 How to Apply a Radial Blur
      Task 5 How to Apply a Ripple Effect
      Task 6 How to Add a Lens Flare
      Task 7 How to Add Noise Texture
      Task 8 How to Use the Fibers Filter
      Task 9 How to Distort an Image with Liquify
      Task 10 How to Use the Filter Gallery
      Task 11 How to Add Texture
      Task 12 How to Create a Halftone Pattern
      Task 13 How to Use the Vanishing Point Filter
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   Index