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How to Use Adobe® Photoshop® 7
By Daniel Giordan
   
Publisher : Sams Publishing
Pub Date : April 24, 2002
ISBN : 0-7897-2770-6
Pages : 304


Adobe Photoshop is the world's leading image manipulation software. Used by both professional and amateur graphic designers, it is the de facto standard for print and Web publishing.

A new full-version release is expected in March 2002. This new version is expected to be a major release with significant new features - including:

  • Mac OS X compliance;

  • Image browser;

  • New painting engine;

  • Enhanced Web workflow;

  • More editing features.

How to Use Adobe Photoshop visually steps the reader through everything he or she needs to know in order to create and manipulate images for print and the Web.

Photoshop can be a somewhat intimidating program for the beginning user, but How to Use Adobe Photoshop, with its visual, step-by-step approach, makes it simple to learn the basic techniques involved in using Photoshop.

   
•  Table of Contents
How to Use Adobe® Photoshop® 7
By Daniel Giordan
   
Publisher : Sams Publishing
Pub Date : April 24, 2002
ISBN : 0-7897-2770-6
Pages : 304
Copyright
    About the Author
    Acknowledgments
    Tell Us What You Think!
    How to Use This Book
The Complete Visual Reference
    Introduction
    Part 1.  Getting Started with Photoshop
      Task 1 Welcome to Photoshop 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 Photoshop Color Picker
      Task 6 How to Select a Color
      Task 7 How to Use Rulers, Grids, and Guides
      Task 8 How to Specify Photoshop Color Models
      Task 9 How to Set Photoshop Preferences
      Task 10 How to Set ImageReady Preferences
   
    Part 2.  Optimizing Photoshop Projects
      Task 1 How to Build a Contact Sheet
      Task 2 How to Use the File Browser
      Task 3 How to Use Multiple Views
      Task 4 How to Annotate Files with Text and Audio
      Task 5 How to Undo with the History Palette
      Task 6 How to Create Custom Tool Presets
      Task 7 How to Use the Preset Actions
      Task 8 How to Create Custom Actions
      Task 9 How to Set Up Batch Processing Options
   
    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 Select Areas Using Paths
      Task 6 How to Modify Selections
      Task 7 How to Save and Load Selections
   
    Part 4.  Converting Files
      Task 1 How to Save Files in Other Formats
      Task 2 How to Optimize Color Files for Printing
      Task 3 How to Move Files from Mac to Windows
      Task 4 How to Build GIF Files for the Web
      Task 5 How to Optimize GIF Color Sets
      Task 6 How to Create a GIF Transparency
      Task 7 How to Build JPEG Files for the Web
      Task 8 How to Optimize Files with Variable Compression
   
    Part 5.  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 Use the Dodge, Burn, and Sponge Tools
      Task 5 How to Sharpen Images
      Task 6 How to Use Blur to Sharpen
      Task 7 How to Convert Images to Grayscale
   
    Part 6.  Working with Color
      Task 1 How to Work with Color Variations
      Task 2 How to Make Global Color Corrections
      Task 3 How to Correct a Range of Colors
      Task 4 How to Make Subtle Color Changes
      Task 5 How to Build Duotones for the Web
      Task 6 How to Build Duotones, Tritones, and Quadtones for Print
   
    Part 7.  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 Silhouette an Image
      Task 6 How to Use the Heal Brush
   
    Part 8.  Drawing, Painting, and Filling 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 Fill with the Paint Bucket
      Task 9 How to Use the Pattern Maker
      Task 10 How to Apply Gradients
      Task 11 How to Create Custom Gradients
   
    Part 9.  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
   
    Part 10.  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 11.  Working with Layers
      Task 1 How to Create and Move Layers
      Task 2 How to Link Layers
      Task 3 How to Group Layers
      Task 4 How to Create Layer Sets
      Task 5 How to Transform Layers
      Task 6 How to Create Adjustment Layers
      Task 7 How to Add a Layer Mask
      Task 8 How to Merge and Flatten Layers
   
    Part 12.  Building Web Files
      Task 1 How to Preview Files in Browsers and Platforms
      Task 2 How to Slice Images for the Web
      Task 3 How to Build Imagemaps
      Task 4 How to Build Filter-Based GIF Animations
      Task 5 How to Build JavaScript Rollovers
      Task 6 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 Add Texture
      Task 6 How to Add a Lens Flare
      Task 7 How to Add Noise Texture
      Task 8 How to Simulate Photo Grain
      Task 9 How to Distort an Image with Liquify
      Task 10 How to Create a Halftone Pattern
      Task 11 How to Apply a Ripple Effect
      Task 12 How to Brush In a Filter Effect
   
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