Special Edition Using Adobe (R) Photoshop (R) 7

Special Edition Using Adobe (R) Photoshop (R) 7

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Photoshop is simply the best image-editing software available and is the choice of millions of graphic artists worldwide. In Special Edition Using Photoshop 7, authors Peter Bauer and Jeff Foster combine deep technical expertise, Photoshop community involvement, teaching experience, and artistic talent. They offer numerous practical and creative tips to highlight clear explanations of both theory and technique. Full coverage is provided of all new tools and upgraded features in Photoshop 7, including:

Macintosh OS X compliance (native mode and carbonized)
An integrated image management system
An improved painting engine for both PC and Mac versions
A more advanced web workflow capability
Added editing features
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 1008 pages
  • 187.5 x 232.2 x 51.6mm | 1,637.49g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0789727609
  • 9780789727602

Table of contents


1. What's New in Photoshop 7.

What's Different-Overview. The File Browser: Say Goodbye to the Open Command? Saving Workspaces and Tool Presets. New Tools and Capabilities. The Paint Engine and the Brushes Palette. New Type-Related Capabilities. Other New and Improved Features. From the NAPP Help Desk.

2. The Photoshop Interface.

Photoshop's Evolving Interface. The Photoshop Interface: A Chef's Tour. Zooming for Improved Production. Keyboard Shortcuts. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

3. Hardware, System Setup, and Photoshop's Preferences.

Photoshop 7's Minimum Requirements. Image-Editing Speed Demons. Setting Photoshop's Preferences. Photoshop Quick Fix-Replacing the Preferences. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

4. Getting Pixels into Photoshop.

Digital Camera Basics. From Camera to Photoshop. Common Problems with Digital Camera Images. Scanners: Hardware Basics. Scanning Images into Photoshop. Stock Photography and Other Existing Artwork. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

5. Photoshop's File Formats and Output Options.

Choosing a File Format. The File Formats. The Final Destinations. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.


6. Pixels, Vectors, and Resolution.

The Two Types of Computer Graphics. Vectors in Photoshop. Image Resolution. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

7. Color Theory and Practice.

Photoshop and Color. The Two Types of Color. RGB, CMYK, and Spot Colors. Photoshop's Other Color Modes. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

8. Defining and Choosing Colors.

Working with Colors in Photoshop. Photoshop's Color Palette. The Swatches Palette. Working with Color Pickers. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

9. Photoshop Color Management.

What Is Color Management? System-Level Color Management. Calibrating and Profiling the Monitor. Photoshop's Color Settings Dialog Box. Changing Embedded Profiles. Soft Proofing in Photoshop 7. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.


10. Making Selections and Creating Masks.

Selections and Masks: Telling Photoshop Where to Work. The Selection Tools. Selection Commands. Alpha Channels and Masks. Layer Masks, Vector Masks, and Clipping Groups. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

11. Type and Typography in Photoshop.

Photoshop's Type Capability. The Type Tools. The Type Palettes and Commands. Spell Check and Find/Replace. Fonts and Font Embedding. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

12. Photoshop 7's Painting Tools and Brushes.

Painting in Photoshop. The New Brushes Palette. Brush Settings, Pane By Pane. Defining Brushes and Brush Sets. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

13. The Pen Tools, Shape Layers, and Other Paths.

Photoshop's Paths. Creating Paths in Photoshop. Photoshop's Shape Layers. Clipping Paths and Vector Masks. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.


14. Working with Layers and Layer Styles.

Understanding the Concept of Working on Layers. Layers Palette Overview. Layer Blending Modes, Opacity, and Transparency. Organizing Layers with Layer Sets. Photoshop's Specialty Layers. Using Layer Styles. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk .

15. Channels: Color and More.

The Three Types of Channels. The Channels Palette. Working with Channels. Advanced Channel Manipulation. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

16. Color Correction and the Adjustment Commands.

Color Adjustment Theory. Evaluating Images. Adjusting Tonality. Color Adjustment and Effects Commands. Adjustment Layers: The Live Corrections. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

17. Using Blending Modes.

Understanding Blending Modes. Working with Blending Modes. Blending Modes, One by One. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

18. Applying Photoshop's Filters.

What Do the Filters Do? Filter Applications. The Artistic Filters. The Blur Filters. The Brush Strokes Filters. The Distort Filters. The Noise Filters. The Pixelate Filters. The Render Filters. The Sharpen Filters. The Sketch Filters. The Stylize Filters. The Texture Filters. The Video and Other Filters. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

19. Extract, Liquify, and the Pattern Maker.

Using the Extract Command. Using the Liquify Command. Pattern Maker Fundamentals. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.


20. Image Cropping, Resizing, and Sharpening.

A Few Notes on Image Composition. Cropping to Improve Composition. Resizing Canvases and Images. The Science of Sharpening. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

21. Retouching and Restoration Basics.

Basic Photo Repair. The Healing Brush and Patch Tool. Removing Dust and Scratches. Using the Toning and Focus Tools. Working with History. Photo Restoration Techniques. Colorizing and Tinting Techniques. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

22. Advanced Compositing and Collaging in Photoshop.

Compositing and Collaging: Common Techniques. Compositing with Layers. Moving Artwork from Image to Image. Common Compositing Errors. Collaging. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.


23. Photoshop, ImageReady, and Web Design.

Web Page Design Basics. Creating Seamless Background Images. Image Maps. Adding Rollovers and Animations to the Page. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

24. Save for Web and Image Optimization.

Graphics on the Web: Overview. Photoshop's Save for Web. Optimizing in ImageReady. File Format Optimization Settings. Working with the Color Table. Editing Output Settings. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

25. ImageReady Basics.

New Tools, Palettes, and Features Overview. Comparison and Integration with Photoshop Features. The Animation Palette . The Rollovers Palette. The Differences Between Save for Web and Save Optimized As. Managing Your HTML. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.


26. The Printing Process: A Primer.

Process Printing. Terms and Concepts. The Basics of Printing. Color Issues. Service Bureaus, Print Brokers, and Printers. From the NAPP Help Desk.

27. Grayscale, Line Art, and Vectors.

How Grayscale Differs from Color. Printing Grayscale Images. Printing Line Art. Vector Graphics and Printing. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

28. Halftones, Screen Frequency, and Separations.

Halftones and Grayscale. Separations for Offset Printing. Setting Screen Frequency and Angles. HiFi Color Separations. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.


29. Actions and Automation.

Actions Explained. Working with Actions. Custom Actions. Photoshop's Automate Commands. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

30. JavaScript, AppleScript, and Scripting with Visual Basic.

Scripting Support for Photoshop. Scripting Support in Photoshop. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

31. Efficiency Tips and Tricks.

Setting Up and Optimizing the Workspace. Selections and Masks. Common Photoshop Tasks.


Appendix A. Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10.

Illustrator and Photoshop. Moving Artwork from Illustrator to Photoshop. Moving Artwork from Photoshop to Illustrator.

Appendix B. Photoshop with InDesign, QuarkXPress, and Other Page Layout Programs.

Page Layout Programs. Importing Images into Page Layouts. Adding Effects to Images in Layout Programs. Synchronizing Color Management. Tips for Preparing Photoshop Files for Page Layout.

Appendix C. Photoshop with LiveMotion and Flash.

LiveMotion and Flash: Animation and More. Importing Raster Images into LiveMotion. Importing Raster Images into Flash. Exporting Raster Images.

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About Jeff Foster

Peter Bauer is the help desk director for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), the largest graphics association of its kind. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. A computer graphics consultant, he writes a weekly column for the graphics portal PlanetPhotoshop.com and is a contributing editor for Photoshop User and Mac Design magazines. He is also a member of the instructor "Dream Team" for Photoshop World. Pete is the author of Special Edition Using Adobe Illustrator 10, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Illustrator 10 in 24 Hours (with Mordy Golding), Special Edition Using Adobe Illustrator 9, and a contributing author for Photoshop 6 Web Magic. He has also served as technical editor on a number of computer graphics books. Pete writes software documentation and does software testing for a variety of Photoshop- and Illustrator-related products. Pete and his wife, Professor Mary Ellen O'Connell of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, live in the historic German Village area of Columbus, Ohio. Jeff Foster is an artist/musician of 30 years, and is currently working out of his Fullerton, California studio. His production studio has been a beta site for such companies as Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, Inc., Ultimatte, Pixar, and MetaCreations, and has played an integral part in their product developments over the years. Jeff has been in the forefront of illustrative art and computer graphic design, creating images and animations for clients such as Sanyo, McDonnell Douglas, FOX Television, Universal Studios, and Disney. He has also co-developed multimedia programs for the California Department of Labor and the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA. He has taught, lectured, and developed computer graphics and multimedia programs at several Southern California colleges. Jeff appears regularly as a member of the instructor "Dream Team" at Photoshop World and has also been a featured speaker at Macworld. Jeff's publications include Animation Magazine and Publish magazine, and Photoshop Web Magic 2 and Photoshop 6 Web Magic. In addition, he was a contributing author for Photoshop Filter Finesse by Bill Niffenegger and Special Edition Using Photoshop 3.
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