A Simple Guide to Photoshop 7

A Simple Guide to Photoshop 7

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A simple guide to Photoshop 7 Photoshop 7 builds on the popularity of previous versions of Photoshop, widely accepted as the most powerful image-editing software available, by adding a wealth of new features to please users at all levels. With the addition of time-saving tools that offer better quality editing, the user now has almost total control over graphics manipulation. Jam-packed with essential information, tips and tricks, this comprehensive and clearly presented handbook is exactly what you need to make the most of Photoshop 7. Becoming an expert has never been simpler! INSIDE: Introducing Photoshop Enhancing and editing photos Creating art Modifying paths Mastering layers and layer commands Adding type Using filters Printing, saving and Web-readyingshow more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 148 x 211 x 12mm | 313g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 0130399108
  • 9780130399106

Table of contents

Introduction What the book is, why the series is great, why you should buy this book now 1. Introducing Photoshop What It Is Cutting through the Jargon What Are Pixels? What Is Resolution? What Are Paths? And Never the Twain Shall Meet? Exploring the Interface Using the Toolbar Using the Palettes 2. Enhancing Photos Opening a Photo Using the Open Command Acquiring an Image from Your Scanner Hooking Up Your Digital Camera Checking the Vitals Choosing the Right View Using the Zoom Tool Using the Hand Tool Adjusting the Picture Information Making Automatic Adjustments Working with the Brightness and Contrast Changing the Hue and Saturation Tweaking the Color Levels Creating Instant Photonegatives Minding the History Palette Saving Your Work 3. Editing Photos Making a Selection Using the Magic Wand Using the Lasso Processing Your Selection Transforming Your Selection Blurring, Sharpening, and Smudging Dodging, Burning, and Smudging Cropping Creating Canvas Acrobatics Changing the Colors Using the Eyedropper Using the Paint Bucket Using the Gradient Tool Feathering Cloning 4. Creating Art Opening a Canvas Setting the Colors Drawing Lines Using the Pencil Picking a Paintbrush Erasing Drawing Shapes Adjusting the Size 5. Modifying Paths A Quick Refresher Drawing with the Pen Tools Using the Path Component Selection Tool Using the Direct Selection Tool Rasterizing Paths 6. Mastering Layers What is a Layer? Introducing the Layers palette Creating and Destroying Layers Showing and Hiding Layers Locking and Unlocking Layers Using the Move Tool Copying between Layers Linking Layers Grouping Layers Merging Layers Flattening the Image 7. Using Layer Commands Creating Filled Layers Creating Adjustment Layers Aligning, Arranging, and Distributing Adding Layer Styles Making Shadows and Glows Beveling and Embossing Changing the Global Light Using Preset Styles from the Styles Palette Creating Layer Masks Working with Blending Modes 8. Adding Type About Type in Photoshop Using the Type Tool Comparing Point Text and Paragraph Text Changing One to the Other Adjusting Type Properties Opening Character and Paragraph Palettes Warping Type Rasterizing Type 9. Using Filters What Are Filters? Comparing Filters and Layer Styles Table summarizing comparison Targeting Selections and Layers Applying Filters Getting Painterly Adding Distortion Playing with Light Trying Textures Tips and Tricks 10. Printing, Saving, and Web-Readying Printing Your Work Setting Up the Page Setting Print Options Printing Saving Your Work A Few Words about File Formats Saving in Photoshop Format Exploring Common File Formats Table listing pros and cons of each Optimizing for the Web Why Optimize? Using the Save For Web Command Appendix. Creating Web Pages in Photoshop Very quick summary of what a Web page is Organizing, slicing, exporting as HTML + images.show more