Adobe Photoshop CS2 On Demand

Adobe Photoshop CS2 On Demand

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Photoshop can be an intimidating and time-consuming program to learn. Wouldn't you rather spend your time learning by doing rather than reading? Adobe Photoshop CS 2 On Demand features step-by-step instructions with accompanying visuals so that you spend more time learning and less time reading. The in-depth, wide-ranging coverage will enable you to get the most out of Photoshop CS 2 and included tool, such as:

File browser
Brush special effects
Photo retouching
Enhanced web output features
Healing brush

Studying for the Adobe Certified Exam for Photoshop? This tutorial also includes exam objectives throughout its pages. You will become a master of Photoshop CS 2 with the help of Adobe Photoshop CS 2 On Demand.
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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 202 x 228 x 24mm | 1,138.53g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0789733900
  • 9780789733900

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Photoshop can be an intimidating and time-consuming program to learn. Wouldn't you rather spend your time learning by doing rather than reading? "Adobe Photoshop CS 2 On Demand "features step-by-step instructions with accompanying visuals so that you spend more time learning and less time reading. The in-depth, wide-ranging coverage will enable you to get the most out of Photoshop CS 2 and included tool, such as: File browser Brush special effects Photo retouching Enhanced web output features Healing brush Studying for the Adobe Certified Exam for Photoshop? This tutorial also includes exam objectives throughout its pages. You will become a master of Photoshop CS 2 with the help of "Adobe Photoshop CS 2 On Demand."
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Table of contents


Getting Started with Photoshop CS2.

Installing Photoshop CS2

Launching Photoshop CS2

Viewing the Photoshop Window

Working with Palettes

Working with Photoshop Tools

Using the Status Bar

Opening Images

Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge

Creating a New Document

Selecting Color Modes and Resolution

Creating a New Document for Video with Auto Guides

Working with Non-Squared Pixels

Importing Raw Data from a Digital Camera

Inserting Images in a Document

Working with Smart Objects

Changing Image Size and Resolution

Checking for Updates and Patches

Getting Help While You Work

Creating Personalized Tips

Saving a Document -

Closing a Document

Exiting Photoshop

Working with Adobe Creative Suite 2

Understanding Navigation and Measurement Systems.

Changing the View Size with the Navigator Palette

Changing the View Area with the Navigator Palette

Changing the Color of the Navigator Palette View Box

Changing the Screen Display Mode

Changing the View with the Zoom Tool

Increasing or Decreasing Magnification

Moving Images in the Document Window

Moving Layers Between Two Open Documents

Working with the Info Palette

Changing How the Info Palette Measures Color

Working with One Image in Multiple Windows

Working with Rulers

Creating Notes

Creating an Audio Annotation

Customizing the Way You Work.

Optimizing Photoshop

Setting General Preferences

Modifying File Handling Preferences

Working with Display & Cursors Preferences

Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences

Working with Units & Rulers

Working with Guides, Grid & Slices

Selecting Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks

Allocating Memory & Image Cache

Working with Type

Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager

Customizing the Workspace

Defining Shortcut Keys

Creating a Customized User Interface

Using Drawing Tablets

Mastering the Art of Selection.

Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool

Using the Elliptical Marquee Tool

Using the Single Row and Single Column Marquee Tools

Using the Magic Wand Tool

Using the Lasso Marquee Tool

Using the Polygonal Lasso Tool

Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool

Selecting by Color Range

Modifying an Existing Selection

Using Free Transform and Transform

Adding, Subtracting, and Cropping a Selection

Using Channels to Create and Store Selections

Using Smart Guides

Organizing with Multi-Level Groups

Using the Quick Mask Option

Working with Layers.

Understanding the Layers Palette

Defining Layer Designations and Attributes

Creating a New Layer

Selecting Layers

Creating a Layer Group

Creating a Selection from a Layer

Creating a Layer from a Selection

Converting a Background into a Layer

Controlling Image Information Using the Layers Palette

Moving Layers Between Documents

Using Merge Layer Options

Linking and Unlinking Layers

Working with Layer Blending Modes

Duplicating a Layer

Deleting Layers

Changing Layer Properties

Working with the Layer Comps Palette

Exporting Layers as Files

Setting Layer Palette Options

Working with the History Palette.

Setting History Palette Options

Working with Linear and Non-Linear History

Controlling the Creative Process with Snapshots

Duplicating a History State in Another Document

Saving the History State of a Document

Reviewing the History State Text File

Controlling History States

Combining the History Brush with a History State

Using the Art History Brush

Changing the Eraser Tool into the History Brush

Working with Adjustment Layers, Filters, and Tools.

Creating an Adjustment Layer

Modifying an Adjustment Layer

Merging Adjustment Layers

Creating a Temporary Composite Image

Grouping Adjustment Layers

Deleting an Adjustment Layer

Using Blending Modes and Opacity with Layers

Using Masks with Adjustment Layers

Creating Masks with Selection

Using the Add Noise Filter

Using the Reduce Noise Filter

Keeping Proper Perspective with Vanishing Point

Working with the Lens Correction Filter

Using the Box, Surface, and Shape Blur Filters

Using the Gaussian Blur and Despeckle Filters

Using the Unsharp Mask Filter

Using the Smart Sharpen Filter

Using the Clone Stamp Tool

Using the Dodge and Burn Tools

Using the Healing Brush and the Patch Tools

Working with the Spot Healing Brush

Working with the Red Eye Tool

Controlling Tonal Range

Working with the Histogram Palette

Understanding Colors and Channels.

Working with 8, 16, and 32 Bit Images

Working with the Channels Palette

Working with Color Modes

Understanding the RGB Color Mode

Understanding the CMYK Color Mode

Understanding the Grayscale Color Mode

Understanding the Bitmap Color Mode

Understanding the Indexed Color Mode

Understanding the Lab Color Mode

Understanding the Duotone Color Mode

Using the Multi-Channel Color Mode

Using the Replace Color Adjustment

Working with the Color Palette

Working with the Swatches Palette

Using the Stroke and Fill Commands

Creating Spot Color Channels

Using the Variations Adjustment

Using the Levels Adjustment and Command

Using the Auto Contrast and Color Commands

Using Curves and Color Adjustments

Using the Hue/Saturate and Desaturate Commands

Using the Match Color Adjustment

Using the Selective Color Adjustment

Using the Channel Mixer Adjustment

Using the Gradient Map Adjustment

Using the Photo Filter Adjustment

Using the Shadow/Highlight Adjustment

Using the Exposure Adjustment

Using the Invert and Equalize Commands

Using the Threshold and Posterize Adjustments

Using the Paint, Shape Drawing, and Eraser Tools.

Understanding Foreground and Background Colors

Using the Painting Engine

Modifying the Brushes Palette

Selecting Brush Tip Sets

Creating Customized Brush Tips

Saving Customized Brush Tips

Working with the Paint Engine

Working with the Paintbrush and Airbrush Tools

Working with the Pencil Tool

Working with Auto Erase

Working with the Line Tool

Using the Standard Shape Tool

Working with the Custom Shape Tool

Creating a Custom Shape

Saving Custom Shape Sets

Using the Paint Bucket Tool

Working with the Eraser Tools

Working with the Magic Eraser Tool

Creating and Applying Gradients

Creating and Saving Customized Gradients

Using the Color Replacement Tool

Creating Layer and Channel Masks.

Understanding the Role of Layer Masks

Creating a Layer Mask

Working with the Paint Tools

Using Selections to Generate Complex Layer Masks

Using Layer Masks to Generate Soft Transparency

Blending Images with Layer Masks

Using a Layer Mask to Create a Vignette

Creating Unique Layer Mask Borders

Understanding Channel Masks

Creating Channel Masks from Scratch

Modifying Channel Mask Options

Creating Channel Masks from Selections

Making Channel Masks from Native Color Channels

Loading Channel Masks

Moving Channel Masks Between Documents

Combining Channel Masks

Using the Quick Mask Mode

Working with Quick Mask Options

Using the Paths Palette.

Understanding Vector and Raster Images

Converting a Selection into a Path

Working with Pen Tools

Creating Paths Using the Freeform Pen Tool

Using the Magnetic Option with the Freeform Pen Tool

Adding and Deleting Anchor Points

Modifying Anchor Points

Modifying Existing Direction Lines

Converting Straight Points and Curved Points

Working with Clipping Paths

Filling an Area of an Image Using Paths

Stroking an Area of an Image Using Paths

Creating Shapes as Paths

Exporting Paths to Adobe Illustrator

Exporting Paths Using the Export Method

Working with Layer Styles.

Understanding Layer Styles

Adding a Layer Style

Creating and Modifying a Drop Shadow

Working with Bevel and Emboss

Working with Contour and Texture

Applying a Color Overlay

Using the Stroke Layer Style

Using Pattern Overlays

Working with Outer Glow and Inner Shadow

Applying an Inner Glow Style

Creating Customized Layer Styles

Creating Customized Styles Using the Styles Palette

Moving Existing Layer Styles

Getting Creative with Type.

Using Standard Type Tools

Working with Type Options

Working with the Character Palette

Working with the Paragraph Palette

Setting Anti-Aliasing Options

Using the Warp Text Option

Using Spell Check

Finding and Replacing Text

Using the Rasterize Type Command

Creating Work Paths and Shapes from Type Layers

Creating Shape Layers

Creating a Type Mask

Isolating Image Pixels Using a Type Mask

Creating Chiseled Type with a Type Mask

Using Masks to Generate Special Effects

Creating and Modifying Text on a Path

Manipulating Images with Filters.

Working with the Filter Gallery

Applying Multiple Filters to an Image

Modifying Images with Liquify

Working with Liquify Tool Options

Working with Liquify Mask Options

Working with Liquify View Options

Creating a Liquify Mesh

Applying a Liquify Mesh

Using the Lens Blur Filter

Working with Photo Filters

Blending Modes and Filter Effects

Building Custom Patterns

Using the Fade Command

Controlling Filters Using Selection

Using a Channel Mask to Control Filter Effects

Protecting Images with Watermarks

Viewing Various Filter Effects

Automating Your Work with Actions.

Examining the Actions Palette

Building a New Action

Recording an Action

Adding a Stop to an Action

Controlling the Playback of a Command

Adding a Command to an Action

Deleting a Command from an Action

Working with Modal Controls in an Action

Changing the Order of Commands in an Action

Copying an Action

Running an Action Inside an Action

Saving Actions into Sets

Saving Actions as Files

Moving and Copying Actions Between Sets

Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action

Using Enhanced Scripting

Enhancing the Process with Droplets

Using a Droplet

Controlling Image Output.

Working with Page Setup in Macintosh

Working with Page Setup in Windows

Using Print With Preview

Printing a Document in Macintosh

Printing a Document in Windows

Printing of a Document

Printing One Copy

Understanding File Formats

Saving a Document with a Different File Format

Inserting File Information into a Document

Understanding File Compression

Preparing Clifor the Web

Preparing a Photograph for the Web

Preparing an Image for the Press

Preparing an Image for the Inkjet or Laser Printer

Understanding Monitor, Image, and Device Resolution

Working with Automate Commands.

Working with Batch File Processing

Creating a PDF File

Creating a Contact Sheet

Working with Conditional Mode Change

Using the Crop and Straighten Photos Command

Converting a Multi-Page PDF to PSD

Designing a Personalized Picture Package

Using the Web Photo Gallery Command

Using Photomerge

Merging Images to HDR

Processing Multiple Image Files

Using the Fit Image Command

Managing Color from Monitor to Print.

Producing Consistent Color

Calibrating Using Hardware and Software

Setting Up Soft-Proof Colors

Changing from Additive (RGB) to Subtractive (CMYK) Color

Working with Rendering Intent

Printing a Hard Proof

Working with Color Management

Embedding ICC Color Profiles

Assigning a Different Profile to a Document

Converting the Color Space to Another Profile

Working with the Out-Of-Gamut Command

Printing a Target Image

Using the Hue/Saturation for Out-Of-Gamut Colors

Using the Sponge Tool for Out-Of-Gamut Colors

Using Online Services to Print or E-Mail Photos

Designing for the Web.

Saving for the Web

Working with Save For Web Options

Optimizing an Image to File Size

Working with Web File Formats

Optimizing a JPEG Document

Optimizing a GIF Document

Optimizing a PNG-8 Document

Optimizing a PNG-24 Document

Optimizing a WBMP Document

Creating an Animated GIF in Photoshop

Creating an Animated GIF in ImageReady

Opening an Existing Animated GIF

Modifying an Animated GIF File

Slicing Images the Easy Way

Modifying and Compressing Individual Slices

Creating a JavaScript Rollover

Defining and Editing Web Data Variables

Exporting Directly to Flash

Andy's Workshop

New Features

Adobe Certified Expert

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About Inc. Perspection

Adobe Photoshop CS2 On Demand About The Author

Andy Anderson is a graphics designer and illustrator who has worked with Photoshop since it was released. A university professor, Andy is a sought-after lecturer in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The remainder of his time is split between writing graphics and fiction books, and developing graphics, animations, and resource materials for various corporations and seminar companies. His clients include designers and trainers from the U.S. Government, Boeing, Disneyland, and other Fortune 500 companies.

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