Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop 7 in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop 7 in 24 Hours

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Adobe Photoshop is the world's leading image manipulation software. Used by both professional and amateur graphic designers, it is the de facto standard for print Web publishing.

New painting engine;
Image browser;
Enhanced Web workflow;
More editing features; Compliance with Mac OS X.

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop 7 in 24 Hours is an easily accessible tutorial that uses a friendly, conversational approach to teach readers the basics. Photoshop is an immense tool and can be intimidating for the beginning user, but the book makes it easy to learn the basic techniques involved in creating and manipulating images with Photoshop.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 189 x 233 x 26mm | 832g
  • Sams Publishing
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • w. numerous figs., col. figs. on plates.
  • 0672323885
  • 9780672323881

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Q&A, Quiz, Quiz Answers, and Exercises.)


Hour 1. The Basics.

Finding Your Way Around. The Toolbox. Tool Options Bar. What's on the Menus? Setting Preferences.

Hour 2. Opening and Saving.

Working with Files. Saving Your Work. Undoing and Redoing.

Hour 3. Selection Modes.

The Selection Tools. The Selection Menu. Selecting Large Areas. Cutting and Copying. Cropping.

Hour 4. Transformations.

Resizing. Rotating. Flipping. Selection Transformations. Liquify.

Hour 5. Color Modes and Color Models.

Color Models. The Modes and Models of Color.

Hour 6. Adjusting Color.

Adjusting by Eye with Variations. Making Other Adjustments. Adjustment Layers. Channels.

Hour 7. Paintbrushes and Art Tools.

The Brushes Palette. Brushes.

Hour 8. Digital Painting.

Foreground and Background Colors. Selecting Colors. Blending Modes.

Hour 9. Moving Paint.

Smudges. Focus Tools. The Toning Tools.

Hour 10. Advanced Painting Techniques.

Simulating Different Media.

Hour 11. Layers.

Using the Layers Palette. Working with Multiple Layers.

Hour 12. Using Masks.

Applying Masks. Using Quick Mask. Layer Masks.

Hour 13. Paths.

Creating Paths. Editing Paths. Using Paths.

Hour 14. Filters That Improve Your Picture.

Sharpen Filters. Blur Filters. Fading Filters.

Hour 15. Filters to Make Your Picture Artistic.

Artistic Filters. Brush Strokes. Sketch Filters.

Hour 16. Filters to Distort and Other Funky Effects.

Distort Filters. Pixelate Filters. Stylize. Combining Filters.

Hour 17. Adding Type to Pictures.

The Type Tools. Setting Type. Creating Drop Shadows. Cutting and Filling Type. Adding Glows. Creating Bevel and Emboss Effects. Warping Text. Checking Your Spelling.

Hour 18. Special Effects and Useful Tricks.

Glows. Lighting Effects. Reflections. Extracting Selections. Notepad. Contact Sheets and Picture Packages. Working Efficiently.

Hour 19. Photoshop Plug-Ins and Add-Ons.

Where to Get Plug-Ins. How to Install Plug-Ins. Alien Skin's Eye Candy. Kai's Power Tools. Auto FX Photo/Graphic Edges. Flaming Pear. Vivid Details Test Strip. Genuine Fractals. Andromeda.

Hour 20. Compositing.

Sources for Images. Making One Picture from Two. Realistic Composites. Replacing a Background. Composites from Nothing.

Hour 21. Photo Repair-Black-and-White.

Easy Fixes. Using the Eyedropper. Using the Clone Stamp. Healing Brush and Patch Tools. Cleaning Up a Picture, Step by Step. Applying Tints. Vignetting.

Hour 22. Photo Repair-Color.

Color Retouching. Removing.

Hour 23. Printing.

Choosing a Printer. Preparing to Print. Printing the Page. Preparing the Image. Papers.

Hour 24. Photoshop for the Web.

Jumping into ImageReady. File Formats and File Size. Preparing Backgrounds. Building Animations. Web Photo Gallery. Creating Slices. Creating a Rollover Effect. Preparing Text for the Web. Making Pages Load Faster.

Appendix A. Photoshop 7 Palette Quick Reference.

Navigator Palette. Info Palette. Color Palette. Swatches Palette. Styles Palette. History Palette. Actions Palette. Layers Palette. Channels Palette. Paths Palette.

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About Carla Rose

Carla Rose, a photographer, artist, and award-winning writer, is the author of more than 20 computer books, including Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop in 24 Hours and Sams Teach Yourself Digital Photography and Photoshop Elements All in One.
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