Photoshop CS Bible: Professional Edition

Photoshop CS Bible: Professional Edition : Professional Edition

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Photoshop expert Deke McClelland's easy and approachable writing style demystifies even the most complex Photoshop tasks and shows experienced users how to master the latest version of Adobe's image-editing software This Professional Edition includes brand-new or expanded coverage of high-end topics, such as creating and optimizing Web graphics, using filters, working with convolution kernels and displacement maps, harnessing actions and batch processing, adjusting color, and much more The comprehensive coverage and exciting full-color images throughout give readers the knowledge to edit digital images like the experts With exclusive focus on high-end topics, this peerless professional resource from a bestselling Photoshop guru is a must for every Photoshop proshow more

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  • Hardback | 671 pages
  • 194.1 x 235.7 x 40.6mm | 1,682.85g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Professional
  • 076454179X
  • 9780764541797

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"The Photoshop cs Bible, Professional Edition belongs on EVERY designer's bookshelf - it's that indispensable." -Scott Kelby, President, National Association of Photoshop ProfessionalsLearn how to get the most out of layer comps and other powerful new featuresFind out how complex features really work -- highly detailed information graphics make it easyInside, you'll find advanced coverage of Photoshop csCreate and optimize Web graphics and make the most of ImageReadyExplore new ways to adjust and enhance colorsMaster Lighting Effects and other complex filters-even learn how to design your own Correct seemingly impossible-to-fix images using powerful retouching and color adjustment techniquesManage your work more efficiently with actions, batch processing, and the File BrowserHere is the gold standard in Photoshop books - the ultimate reference for the serious Photoshop professional. In this comprehensive, lavishly illustrated guide, the nation's leading Photoshop expert takes you farther into Photoshop than you ever thought possible, helping you advance your skills to the next level with in-depth coverage of Photoshop cs's most powerful and challenging features. If you already know the basics of this remarkable program, here's the one book you can't afford to be without.show more

About Deke McClelland

Born near Verona in 1511, Deke McClelland was once the most popular portrait painter in all of Florence. His career came to a grinding halt a few centuries later with the advent of photography. Broken, penniless, and deeply resentful, Deke dedicated his energies to the development of a pathogen so insidious that it would one day contaminate each and every photograph on the planet. Code named the Pernicious Instrument of eXtreme EviL (or "pixel" for short), Deke smuggled his terrible creation into The New World and set it free. When his invention turned out to help rather than hurt photography, he went quite mad. He now inflicts his revenge by writing educational books and hosting training videos. His most sinister books are the award-winning Photoshop CS Bible and Photoshop CS Bible, Professional Edition (www amazon.com/deke), now in their eleventh year with more copies in print than any other guides on computer graphics. Other subversive titles include Photoshop CS For Dummies, Photoshop Elements For Dummies (both Wiley Publishing, Inc.), and Real World Illustrator (Peachpit Press). Deke further shocks and appalls as host of the interactive "Video Workshop" that ships with Photoshop as well as the fiendishly exhaustive Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS (www totaltraining.com), the predecessor of which was named Training Product of the Year by MacNet 2.0. His other DVD- and CD-based video series include Digital Photography with Photoshop Elements and Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS (both Total Training). In 1989, Deke won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Computer Book. Since then, he has received similarly diabolical honors from the Society for Technical Communication (once in 1994 and twice in 1999), Photo-Electronic Imaging (1999), the American Society of Business Press Editors (1995 and 2000), the Western Publications Association (1999), and the Computer Press Association (1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, and twice in 2000). In 1999, Book Bytes named Deke its Author of the Year. In 2002, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals voted Deke into the Photoshop Hall of Fame. During his fall from grace, Deke has also managed to become an Adobe Certified Expert, a member of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team, a featured speaker on the 2003 Photoshop Fling cruise of the Eastern Caribbean, and a contributing editor for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines. Few now believe there is any hope for him.show more

Table of contents

Preface. Chapter 1: Painting and Brushes. Chapter 2: Cloning, Healing, and Patterns. Chapter 3: Undo and History. Chapter 4: Masks and Extractions. Chapter 5: Working with Layers. Chapter 6: Blend Modes and Knockouts. Chapter 7: Shapes and Styles. Chapter 8: Corrective Filtering. Chapter 9: Pixelate, Distort, and Render. Chapter 10: Custom Effects. Chapter 11: Correcting Hue and Saturation. Chapter 12: Levels, Curves, and Shadows. Chapter 13: File Management and Automation. Chapter 14: Preparing Web Graphics. Index.show more

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