Photoshop CS For Dummies

Photoshop CS For Dummies

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* Covers the main features of Photoshop-the industry standard software package for image creation, correction, and enhancement* Explores the essentials: menu bar, tool palette, modifying images, retouching images, painting and drawing, creating type, adding special effects, creating and managing layers, preparing images for the Web, and much more* Updated to cover all the new features in both the Mac and Windows versions of the latest Photoshop release* A ready reference that helps Photoshop novices become productive quickly and introduces experienced Photoshop users to the latest Photoshop tricks and techniques* Authored by Deke McClelland, a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame, who has published more than sixty books on computer graphics and electronic publishingshow more

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  • Mixed media product | 474 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 30mm | 961.61g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0764543563
  • 9780764543562
  • 944,117

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Create great images and effects the fun and easy way(R)Play with pixels, lasso layers, and make your subjects look spectacularIt's no secret - Photoshop has been described as a little bit beastly. But armed with this book, you can tame that beast in no time and be working with digital images, understanding PICT and EPS files, matching colors, creating layer comps, using filters, and spinning out Web graphics with the greatest of ease!Discover how to: Modify, retouch, and enhance imagesCreate type, vector art, and special effectsUnderstand layer masks and use channelsPrepare graphics for the WebChoose the right tool for every jobThe Dummies WayExplanations in plain English"Get in, get out" informationIcons and other navigational aidsTear-out cheat sheetTop ten listsA dash of humor and funshow more

About Deke McClelland

Pioneering electronic publishing expert Deke McClelland is the author of Photoshop 7 Bible (Wiley Publishing, Inc.), the best-selling guide on digital imaging. Having written more than 60 titles in 20 languages, with 3 million copies in print, Deke is one of the most award-winning writers in the business, including a total of seven honors from the Computer Press Association. In addition to designing and editing the Look & Learn visual learning series (Wiley Publishing, Inc.), Deke hosts the in-depth training videos, Total Photoshop, Total Illustrator, and Total InDesign (all Total Training). He is a contributing editor for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines, and a member of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team. Phyllis Davis is a writer, graphics and Web designer, teacher, and graphics software expert. Her professional design credits include many books, fine art posters, and advertisements. In addition to being co-author of Photoshop CS for Dummies, Phyllis is also the autho r of The GIMP: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press), CorelDraw: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press), and many other highly regarded books about graphic and photo-manipulation software. When she isn't writing and designing books and creating Web sites, Phyllis can be found developing and teaching computer courses, digging in her garden with her husband, Harold, and playing with her wonderful boys, Julian and more

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting the Basics Down. Chapter 1: Introducing the Two Faces of Photoshop. Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Interface. Chapter 3: Using Photoshop for the First Time. Part II: The Care and Feeding of Pixels. Chapter 4: Sizing and Resizing Images. Chapter 5: Introducing Color. Chapter 6: Going to Hard Copy. Part III: Selections and Layers. Chapter 7: Making Selections. Chapter 8: Working with Layers. Part IV: Basic Editing. Chapter 9: Adjusting Color and Tone. Chapter 10: Creating Composite Images. Chapter 11: Using Filters. Part V: Using Your Virtual Paintbrush. Chapter 12: Painting 101. Chapter 13: Coloring inside the Lines. Chapter 14: Changing History and Erasing Pixels. Part VI: Heavy-Duty Photoshop. Chapter 15: Using Masks and Channels. Chapter 16: Using Paths and Shapes. Chapter 17: Adding and Manipulating Type. Part VII: Photoshop for Webbies. Chapter 18: Spinning Graphics for the Web. Chapter 19: Slicing and Dicing Images. Part VIII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten (Or So) Filters You Can Use to Create Fast Effects. Chapter 21: Ten Things to Do with Your Photoshop Masterpiece. more

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