Photoshop CS2

Photoshop CS2 : Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

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Master Photoshop CS2 with this completely updated guide. You'll find: * timesaving tips, cool secrets, and productivity tricks. * highly visual two-page tutorials and step-by-step screenshots on cool Photoshop techniques. * a task-oriented approach that helps visual learners, at any level, edit and create images like a pro. Order your copy today!show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 213.36 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 861.82g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764588419
  • 9780764588419
  • 1,075,737

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Top 100 Simplified Tips & TricksYou already know Photoshop CS2 basics. Now you'd like to go beyond with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you'll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with Photoshop CS2.How easy is it?Look for these symbols marking the difficulty of each task.Demonstrates a new spin on a common taskIntroduces a new skill or a new taskCombines multiple skills requiring in-depth knowledgeRequires extensive skill and may involve other technologiesMinimal text and maximum illustrationsTask-oriented, step-by-step approachNavigational aids connect instructions to illustrationsSelf-contained, two-page lessonsUniform layout makes it easy to read less, learn moreshow more

About Lynnette Kent

Lynette Kent is a split nationality. A native Californian and Parisian, both by birthright and having lived in California and Paris, she speaks both French and English fluently. After completing her master's degree at Stanford University, she taught art at the high school and community college levels. Lynette is a demo artist at trade shows for computer graphics companies, and helps lead the Adobe Technology Exchange of Southern California, a professional organization for designers, photographers, and more

Table of contents

1. Customizing Photoshop for Your Projects. #1 Change the Color Settings to Fit Your Projects. #2 Set the Preferences for the Way You Work. #3 Customize Your Personal Workspace. #4 Personalize Your View of the Bridge. #5 Create a Keyboard Shortcut for a Favorite Filter. #6 Create an Action to Increase Your Efficiency. #7 Design a Customized Brush with Your Settings. #8 Make a Special Gradient to Suit Your Design. #9 Calibrate and Profile Your Monitor for Better Editing. #10 Turn On the Full Power of Photoshop with a Digitizing Tablet. 2. Working with Layers, Selections, and Masks. #11 Duplicate the Background Layer. #12 Quickly Fix a Faded Photo. #13 Adjust a Photo with an Adjustment Layer. #14 Blend Two Photos Together with a Layer Mask. #15 Jump a Selection to Its Own Layer. #16 Use a Vector Shape as a Decorative Selection. #17 Use a Quick Mask to Make a Selection. #18 Remove an Object from the Background. #19 Accentuate a Sky Easily with a Gradient Fill Layer. #20 Create Smart Objects Layers to Preserve Quality. 3. Straightening, Cropping, and Resizing Magic. #21 Crop Your Images to Improve Composition. #22 Create a Level Horizon. #23 Try a Reverse Crop to Expand the Canvas. #24 Crop and Straighten in Camera Raw. #25 Straighten Crooked Scans Quickly. #26 Crop Multiple Images from One Original. #27 Change Your Perspective with the Crop Tool. #28 Straighten Buildings with One Filter. #29 Create a Panorama from Multiple Photos. #30 Maximize Your Images with Minimal Visible Loss. 4. Retouching Portraits. #31 Remove Blemishes to Improve the Skin. #32 Remove Red Eye to Quickly Improve any Photo. #33 Change Eye Color Digitally. #34 Reduce Wrinkles with a Soft Touch. #35 Whiten Teeth to Add a Youthful Look. #36 Brighten the Eyes by Lightening the Whites. #37 Add Depth to the Eyes to Emphasize Them. #38 Sharpen Just the Eyes to Add Focus. #39 Apply Digital Plastic Surgery for a Younger Look. #40 Add a Soft Focus Effect to Make a Portrait Glow. 5. Changing and Enhancing Colors and Tone. #41 Try a Better Than Automatic Quick Color Fix. #42 Improve an Underexposed Photo in Two Steps. #43 Improve an Underexposed Photo in Three Steps. #44 Remove a Colorcast to Improve the Overall Color. #45 Reduce Digital Noise to Enhance the Image. #46 Find the Details in the Shadows. #47 Add a Sepia Tone for a Special Effect. #48 Colorize an Old Grayscale Photo. #49 Turn a Color Photo into a Grayscale Photo. #50 Give a Color Photo an Old Colorized Look. 6. Making Magic with Digital Special Effects. #51 Apply a Digital Photo Filter for Emphasis. #52 Create a Dreamlike Image with a Soft Focus Effect. #53 Add Action with a Simulated Motion Blur. #54 Focus On the Subject with a Dark Edge Vignette Effect. #55 Merge Multiple RAW Photos to 32-Bit HDR. #56 Apply a Split Neutral Density Filter Using Smart Objects. #57 Adjust Depth of Field with a Lens Blur Filter. #58 Create a Silhouette for a Custom Design. #59 Erase Items in Perspective with Vanishing Point. #60 Become a Digital Architect with Vanishing Point. 7. Designing with Text Effects. #61 Paint Text Titles for a Unique Design. #62 Create a Custom Watermark to Protect Your Images. #63 Warp Type for a Fun Effect. #64 Add Perspective to Type and Keep It Sharp. #65 Make Your Text Follow Any Path. #66 Fill Any Shape with Text to Create Unique Effects. #67 Create Eye-Catching Photo-Filled Titles. #68 Blend Text into a Photograph Creatively. #69 Create an Amazing Colored Shadow. #70 Weave Text and Graphics for Intriguing Designs. 8. Creating Digital Artwork from Photographs. #71 Give Any Photo a Sketched Look. #72 Add a Quick Quadrant Color Scheme. #73 Create a Digital Pen and Ink Drawing. #74 Give a Photograph a Woodcut Look. #75 Design Your Own Kaleidoscope. #76 Posterize a Photo for a Warhol-Style Image. #77 Create an Artist's Sketch from a Photograph. #78 Compose a Photo Collage. #79 Turn a Photo into a Hand-Painted Oil Painting. #80 Paint a Digital Watercolor. 9. Giving Your Images a Professional Presentation. #81 Add Traditional Photo Corners with One Click. #82 Make the Frame from a Photograph. #83 Make a Contact Sheet of Your Photos. #84 Create a PDF Slide Show Presentation. #85 Give a Photo an Artistic Edge. #86 Create a Custom Slide Template. #87 Create a Custom Parchment Background. #88 Create Your Own Custom Edge. #89 Make a Photo Look Like a Gallery Print. #90 Use Picture Package for an Advertising Layout. 10. Plugging In to Photoshop CS2. #91 Create Magical Backgrounds with Graphicxtras Brushes. #92 Make a Digital Engraving with Andromeda's Cutline Filter. #93 Explore Colors Visually with AutoFX Software. #94 Create Instant Chrome and Glass with Alien Skin's Eye Candy. #95 Add a Custom Edge Effortlessly with Graphic Authority Extreme Edges. #96 Control Digital Noise with nik Dfine. #97 Sharpen Photos with Finesse Using nik Sharpener Pro 2. #98 Apply Traditional Photo Filters to a Digital Image. #99 Add Artistic Flair with Stylizing Filters. #100 Travel Beyond the Bridge with Extensis Portfolio more

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