Hacking Photoshop "X"

Hacking Photoshop "X"

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This is absolutely the ultimate guide to hacking Adobe's wildly popular graphics software, written by an Adobe Certified professional photographer and designer. This is serious, down and dirty, tweaking - blowing away the default settings, customizing appearance, optimizing performance, customizing tools and offering readers total control over Photoshop like never before. With these 300-plus hacks, readers will find their work with Photoshop faster and easier than ever. Roll up your sleeves, and dive into these hacks including: faster Photoshop startup; customizing the Photoshop interface; hacking Photoshop's Tools; access hidden dialog buttons; hacks for Masks, Layers, Paths, Curves and Selections; and, Camera Raw tricks and so much more.
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  • Paperback | 454 pages
  • 184 x 232 x 24mm | 1,120.38g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0764597884
  • 9780764597886

About S. Singh

Shangara Singh has written and designed exam study aids for the Adobe Certified Expert product proficiency exams for Adobe Photoshop and co-authored exam study aids for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Dreamweaver (www.examaids.com). He regularly answers Photoshop questions on various lists, forums, and from his Photoshop ACE Web site. He has also served as technical editor for books on the use of Photoshop in Web site design and digital photography. He brings his extensive experience as a director of photography, a lighting designer, a photographer, and a Web and print designer to bear on all his visual work.
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"...newcomers could benefit from some of the tips." (Advanced Photoshop, October 2006)
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Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter 1: Optimizing Performance. Chapter 2: Hacking the Work Area. Chapter 3: The Fine Art of Using Palettes. Chapter 4: Browsing with Bridge. Chapter 5: Hacking Preferences and Documents. Chapter 6: Working with Layers. Chapter 7: Creating and Applying Layer Styles. Chapter 8: Hacking Layer Masks. Chapter 9: Hacking Selection Masks. Chapter 10: Drawing and Painting. Chapter 11: Editing, Transforming, and Retouching Images. Chapter 12: Adjusting and Correcting Colors. Chapter 13: Creating and Editing Type. Chapter 14: Hacking Camera Raw. Chapter 15: Automating Tasks. Chapter 16: Outputting to Print. Chapter 17: Outputting to the Web. Chapter 18: Exploiting Filters and Photoshop Flexibility. Appendix: Troubleshooting. Index.
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