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Need answers quickly? Adobe PhotoshopCS5 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.



ACE Exam Objectives

More than 600 Essential Photoshop CS5 Tasks

Inside the Book

* Improve productivity with the CS5 interface and templates

* Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects

* Use live filters to view and modify the results of opening files

* Use more precise color correction to enhance a photo

* Use content-aware options for scaling and fill

* Use image trickery to change or enhance an image

* Create eye-catching bevels and special effects

* Transform plain text into a show-stopping image

* Create and manipulate 3D models using presets and custom options

* Use tool presets to construct the right tool for the right job

* Test content on different target devices

Bonus Online Content

Register your book at to gain access to:

* Workshops and related files

* Keyboard shortcuts
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 190.5 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 975.22g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0789744473
  • 9780789744470
  • 727,027

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Need answers quickly? "Adobe ""Photoshop"" CS5 on Demand" provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. IncludesWorkshopsACE Exam ObjectivesMore than 600 Essential Photoshop CS5 Tasks Inside the Book- Improve productivity with the CS5 interface and templates- Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects- Use live filters to view and modify the results of opening files- Use more precise color correction to enhance a photo- Use content-aware options for scaling and fill- Use image trickery to change or enhance an image- Create eye-catching bevels and special effects- Transform plain text into a show-stopping image- Create and manipulate 3D models using presets and custom options- Use tool presets to construct the right tool for the right job- Test content on different target devices Bonus Online ContentRegister your book at to gain access to: - Workshops and related files- Keyboard shortcuts
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Table of contents

Introduction xix

1 Getting Started with Photoshop CS5 1

Installing Photoshop 2 New!

Starting Photoshop 4

Viewing the Photoshop Window 6

Showing and Hiding Panels 7

Working with Panels 8

Working with Photoshop Tools 10 New!

Creating a New Document 12

Selecting Color Modes and Resolution 13

Creating a New Document Using Presets 14

Working with Non-Square Pixels 15

Opening Images 16 New!

Inserting Images in a Document 17

Importing Raw Data from a Digital Camera 18 New!

Working with Smart Objects 20

Changing Image Size and Resolution 22

Checking for Updates and Patches 24 New!

Getting Help While You Work 26 New!

Saving a Document 28 New!

Using the Status Bar 30

Closing a Document 31 New!

Finishing Up 32

2 Understanding Navigation and Measurement Systems 33

Changing the View Size with the Navigator Panel 34

Changing the View Area with the Navigator Panel 35

Changing the Color of the Navigator Panel View Box 36

Changing the Screen Display Mode 37

Changing the View with the Zoom Tool 38

Increasing or Decreasing Magnification 40 New!

Moving Images in the Document Window 41

Working with Multiple Documents 42

Working with One Image in Multiple Windows 43

Moving Layers Between Two Open Documents 44

Creating Notes 45

Working with the Info Panel 46

Changing How the Info Panel Measures Color 47

Working with Rulers 48 New!

Creating Tool Presets 50

3 Customizing the Way You Work 51

Optimizing Photoshop 52 New!

Setting General Preferences 54 New!

Modifying File Handling Preferences 56 New!

Working with Interface Preferences 58 New!

Working with Cursors Preferences 59 New!

Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences 60

Working with Units & Rulers 62

Working with Guides, Grid & Slices 64

Selecting Plug-Ins 66

Selecting Scratch Disks 67

Allocating Memory & Image Cache 68 New!

Working with Type 70

Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager 71

Using and Customizing Workspaces 72 New!

Building Specialized Workspaces 74 New!

Creating a Customized User Interface 75

Defining Shortcut Keys 76

4 Mastering the Art of Selection 77

Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool 78

Using the Elliptical Marquee Tool 79

Using the Single Row and Single Column Marquee Tools 80

Using the Lasso Marquee Tool 81

Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool 82

Using the Polygonal Lasso Tool 84

Using the Quick Selection Tool 85

Using the Magic Wand Tool 86

Selecting by Color Range 87

Refining a Selection Edge 88 New!

Adding and Subtracting a Selection 90

Cropping a Selection 91 New!

Using Channels to Create and Store Selections 92

Modifying an Existing Selection 94

Copying and Pasting a Selection 95 New!

Using Free Transform and Transform 96

Using the Puppet Warp 98 New!

Using Content-Aware Scaling 99

Using Content-Aware Fill 100 New!

5 Working with Layers 103

Understanding the Layers Panel 104

Defining Layer Designations and Attributes 105

Creating a New Layer 106 New!

Selecting Layers 108

Creating a Layer Group 109 New!

Creating a Selection from a Layer 110 New!

Creating a Layer from a Selection 111 New!

Converting a Background into a Layer 112

Controlling Image Information Using the Layers Panel 114

Moving Layers Between Documents 115

Using Merge Layer Options 116

Linking and Unlinking Layers 117

Working with Layer Blending Modes 118

Setting Layer Opacity 119 New!

Duplicating a Layer 120

Deleting Layers 121 New!

Changing Layer Properties 122

Working with the Layer Comps Panel 123

Exporting Layers as Files 124

Setting Layers Panel Options 125 New!

Using Smart Guides 126

6 Working with the History Panel 127

Setting History Panel Options 128

Working with Linear and Non-Linear History 130

Controlling the Creative Process with Snapshots 132

Duplicating a History State in Another Document 133

Saving the History State of a Document 134

Reviewing the History State Text File 135

Combining the History Brush with a History State 136 New!

Using the Art History Brush 138 New!

Changing the Eraser Tool into the History Brush 139

Controlling History States 140

7 Working with Adjustment Layers, Filters, and Tools 141

Creating an Adjustment Layer 142 New!

Modifying an Adjustment Layer 143

Merging Adjustment Layers 144

Creating a Temporary Composite Image 145

Controlling Adjustment Layers with Clipping Groups 146

Deleting an Adjustment Layer 147

Using Blending Modes and Opacity with Layers 148 New!

Using Masks with Adjustment Layers 150

Creating Masks with Selections 151

Using the Add Noise Filter 152

Using the Reduce Noise Filter 153

Keeping Proper Perspective with Vanishing Point 154

Working with the Lens Correction Filter 156 New!

Using the Box, Surface, and Shape Blur Filters 158

Using the Gaussian Blur and Despeckle Filters 160

Using the Unsharp Mask Filter 161

Using the Smart Sharpen Filter 162 New!

Using Sharpen, Blur and Smudge Tools 164 New!

Setting Up Multiple Clone Sources 165 New!

Using the Clone Stamp Tool 166

Using the Dodge and Burn Tools 167

Using the Healing Brush and Patch Tools 168

Working with the Spot Healing Brush 170

Working with the Red Eye Tool 171

Controlling Tonal Range 172

Working with the Histogram Panel 174

8 Understanding Colors and Channels 175

Working with 8-, 16-, and 32-Bit Images 176

Working with the Channels Panel 178

Working with Color Modes 179

Understanding the RGB Color Mode 180

Understanding the CMYK Color Mode 181

Understanding the Grayscale Color Mode 182

Understanding the Bitmap Color Mode 183

Understanding the Indexed Color Mode 184

Understanding the Lab Color Mode 186

Understanding the Duotone Color Mode 187

Using the Multichannel Color Mode 188

Using the Replace Color Adjustment 189

Working with the Color Panel 190

Working with the Swatches Panel 192

Using the Stroke and Fill Commands 194 New!

Creating Spot Color Channels 196

Using the Auto Contrast and Auto Color Commands 197

Using Levels Adjustment Commands 198

Using the Exposure Adjustment 199

Using Curves and Color Adjustments 200

Adjusting Hue and Saturation 202

Using the Match Color Adjustment 203

Using the Selective Color Adjustment 204

Using the Channel Mixer Adjustment 205

Using the Gradient Map Adjustment 206

Using the Photo Filter Adjustment 207

Using the Invert and Equalize Commands 208

Using the Threshold and Posterize Adjustments 209

Using the HDR Toning Adjustment 210 New!

Using the Shadows/Highlights Adjustment 212

Using the Black & White Adjustment 213

9 Using the Paint, Shape Drawing, and Eraser Tools 215

Understanding Foreground and Background Colors 216

Using the Brush and Brush Presets Panel 218 New!

Modifying the Brush Presets Panel 219 New!

Selecting Brush Tip Sets 220 New!

Adjusting Brush Tips 221

Adjusting Bristle Brush Tips 222 New!

Creating Customized Brush Tips 223

Saving Customized Brush Tips 224

Working with the Brush and Airbrush Tools 225

Working with the Brush Mixed Tool 226 New!

Working with the Pencil Tool 227

Working with Auto Erase 228

Working with the Line Tool 229

Using the Standard Shape Tool 230

Working with the Custom Shape Tool 232

Creating a Custom Shape 233

Saving Custom Shape Sets 234

Using the Paint Bucket Tool 235

Working with the Eraser Tools 236

Working with the Magic Eraser Tool 238

Creating and Applying Gradients 239 New!

Creating and Saving Customized Gradients 240 New!

Using the Color Replacement Tool 242

10 Creating Masks 243

Understanding Layer and Vector Masks 244

Creating a Layer Mask 245

Using Paint Tools with Layer Masks 246 New!

Using Selections to Generate Complex Layer Masks 247

Using Layer Masks to Generate Soft Transparency 248

Creating Unique Layer Mask Effects 249

Creating a Vector Mask 250

Modifying Layer and Vector Masks 251

Creating Channel Masks 252

Creating Channel Masks from Scratch 253

Modifying Channel Mask Options 254

Creating Channel Masks from Selections 255

Making Channel Masks from Native Color Channels 256

Loading Channel Masks 258

Moving Channel Masks Between Documents 260

Combining Channel Masks 261

Using the Quick Mask Mode 262

Working with Quick Mask Options 263

Modifying Selections with Quick Mask Mode 264

11 Using the Paths Panel 265

Understanding Vector and Raster Images 266

Converting a Selection into a Path 267

Working with Pen Tools 268

Creating Paths Using the Freeform Pen Tool 270

Using the Magnetic Option with the Freeform Pen Tool 271

Adding and Deleting Anchor Points 272

Modifying Anchor Points 274

Modifying Existing Direction Lines 276

Converting Straight Points and Curved Points 277

Working with Clipping Paths 278

Filling an Area of an Image Using Paths 280

Stroking an Area of an Image Using Paths 281

Creating Shapes as Paths 282

Exporting Paths to Adobe Illustrator 283

Exporting Paths Using the Export Method 284

12 Working with Layer Styles 285

Understanding Layer Styles 286

Adding a Layer Style 287 New!

Creating and Modifying a Drop Shadow 288

Working with Bevel and Emboss 290 New!

Working with Contour and Texture 292

Applying a Color Overlay 294 New!

Using the Stroke Layer Style 295 New!

Using Pattern Overlays 296 New!

Working with Outer Glow and Inner Shadow 298 New!

Applying an Inner Glow Style 300 New!

Creating Customized Layer Styles 302

Creating Customized Styles Using the Styles Panel 304

Moving Existing Layer Styles 306

13 Getting Creative with Type 307

Using Standard Type Tools 308

Working with Type Options 310

Working with the Character Panel 312

Working with the Paragraph Panel 314

Setting Anti-aliasing Options 315

Using the Warp Text Option 316

Using Spell Check 318

Finding and Replacing Text 319

Using the Rasterize Type Command 320

Creating Work Paths and Shapes from Type Layers 321

Creating Shape Layers 322

Creating a Type Mask 323

Isolating Image Pixels Using a Type Mask 324

Creating Chiseled Type with a Type Mask 326

Using Masks to Generate Special Effects 328

Creating and Modifying Text on a Path 330

14 Manipulating Images with Filters 331

Working with the Filter Gallery 332

Creating and Working with Smart Filters 334

Applying Multiple Filters to an Image 335

Modifying Images with Liquify 336

Working with Liquify Tool Options 338

Working with Liquify Mask Options 340

Working with Liquify View Options 341

Creating a Liquify Mesh 342

Applying a Liquify Mesh 343

Using the Lens Blur Filter 344

Working with Photo Filters 346

Blending Modes and Filter Effects 347

Building Custom Patterns 348

Using the Fade Command 350

Controlling Filters Using Selections 351

Using a Channel Mask to Control Filter Effects 352

Protecting Images with Watermarks 354

Viewing Various Filter Effects 356

15 Automating Your Work with Actions 359

Examining the Actions Panel 360 New!

Building a New Action 362

Recording an Action 363

Adding a Stop to an Action 364

Controlling the Playback of a Command 365

Adding a Command to an Action 366

Deleting a Command from an Action 367

Working with Modal Controls in an Action 368

Changing the Order of Commands in an Action 369

Copying an Action 370

Running an Action Inside an Action 371

Saving Actions into Sets 372

Saving Actions as Files 373

Moving and Copying Actions Between Sets 374

Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action 375

Using Enhanced Scripting 376

Enhancing the Process with Droplets 378

Using a Droplet 380

16 Controlling Image Output 381

Setting Document Print Options 382 New!

Setting Print Output Options 384

Printing a Document in Macintosh 386

Printing a Document in Windows 388

Changing Printer Settings 389 New!

Printing One Copy 390 New!

Understanding File Formats 391

Saving a Document with a Different File Format 392

Inserting File Information into a Document 394

Understanding File Compression 396

Preparing Clip Art for the Web 398

Preparing a Photograph for the Web 400 New!

Preparing an Image for the Press 402

Preparing an Image for an Inkjet or Laser Printer 404

Understanding Monitor, Image, and Device Resolution 406

17 Working with Automate Commands 407

Working with Batch File Processing 408

Working with Conditional Mode Change 410

Using the Crop and Straighten Photos Command 411

Converting a Multi-Page PDF to PSD 412

Creating a PDF Document 414

Using Photomerge 416

Merging Images to HDR 418 New!

Processing Multiple Image Files 420

Using the Fit Image Command 422

18 Managing Color from Monitor to Print 423

Producing Consistent Color 424

Calibrating Using Hardware and Software 425

Setting Up Soft-Proof Colors 426

Changing from Additive (RGB) to Subtractive (CMYK) 428

Working with Rendering Intents 429

Printing a Hard Proof 430 New!

Working with Color Management 432

Embedding ICC Color Profiles 434

Assigning a Different Profile to a Document 435

Converting the Color Space to Another Profile 436

Using Hue/Saturation for Out-Of-Gamut Colors 438

Using the Sponge Tool for Out-Of-Gamut Colors 440

Working with the Out-Of-Gamut Warning 442

19 Designing for the Web and Devices 443

Saving for the Web 444

Working with Save For Web Options 446

Optimizing an Image to File Size 447

Working with Web File Formats 448

Optimizing a JPEG Document 450

Optimizing a GIF Document 452

Optimizing a PNG-8 Document 454

Optimizing a PNG-24 Document 456

Optimizing a WBMP Document 457

Creating an Animated GIF 458

Working with Animation 460

Slicing Images the Easy Way 462

Working with Slices 464

Arranging Slices 466

Saving a Sliced Image for the Web 468

Adding HTML Text or an URL Link to a Slice 470

Defining and Editing Web Data Variables 472

Exporting Directly to Video 474

Exporting an Image to Zoomify 476

20 Extending Photoshop 477

Counting Objects in an Image 478

Taking Measurements in an Image 480

Aligning and Combining Layers 482

Opening Video Files and Image Sequences 484

Creating a Video Layer 485

Modifying a Video Layer 486

Splitting a Video Layer 488

Cloning Video Layer Content 489

Setting 3D Preferences 490 New!

Creating 3D Models 492 New!

Creating 3D Models Using Repousse 494 New!

Creating 3D Models Using Preset Shapes 496

Changing Render Settings 497

Modifying 3D Models 498 New!

Browsing 3D Content 500 New!

21 Working Together with Adobe Programs 501

Exploring Adobe Programs 502 New!

Exploring Adobe Bridge 503

Getting Started with Adobe Bridge 504

Getting Photos from a Digital Camera 505

Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera 506 New!

Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge 508

Applying Image Adjustments 510

Creating a Web Photo Gallery 511

Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge 512

Using Mini Bridge 513 New!

Exploring CS Live Services 514 New!

Sharing My Screen 515 New!

Reviewing CS Documents 516 New!

Exploring Adobe Device Central 518

Checking Content Using Adobe Device Central 519

Using Adobe Extension Manager 520

New Features 521 New!

Adobe Certified Expert 525

Index 531
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Steve Johnson has written more than 20 books on a variety of computer software, including Microsoft Office XP, Windows XP, and Macromedia Director MX and Fireworks. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., a software training company committed to providing performance-based training to help people effectively and efficiently use computer technology. Since 1991, Perspection has written more than 100 computer books that have sold more than five million copies.
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