Teach Yourself Visually Photoshop CS

Teach Yourself Visually Photoshop CS

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This book teaches Photoshop basics in the extremely popular Visual format using full-color screen shots and step-by-step instructions. It covers the most important features of Photoshop "X" as well as importing photos from digital cameras and scanners, retouching and repairing damaged photos, enhancing digital images, and adding custom 3D effects. It also demonstrates techniques for editing images to be posted on the Web, creating a Web photo gallery, incorporating graphics into desktop publishing programs, managing colors, using palettes, compositing, using layers, applying gradients, and setting type and filters.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 202 x 240 x 20mm | 961.62g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0764541811
  • 9780764541810

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started. Work with Images. Understanding Photoshop. Start Photoshop on a PC. Start Photoshop on a Mac. The Photoshop Workspace. Find Images for Your Projects. Set Preferences. Get Help. Open an Image. Browse for an Image. Create a New Image. Exit Photoshop. Chapter 2: Understanding Photoshop Basics. Magnify with the Zoom Tool. Adjust Views. Change Screen Modes. View Rulers and Guides. View a Grid. Using Shortcuts to Select Tools. Undo Commands. Revert an Image. Chapter 3: Changing the Size of an Image. Change the On--Screen Size of an Image. Change the Print Size of an Image. Change the Resolution of an Image. Crop an Image Crop and Straighten Photos. Trim an Image. Change the Canvas Size of an Image. Chapter 4: Making Selections. Select with the Marquee Tools. Select with the Lasso Tool. Select with the Magnetic Lasso Tool. Select with the Magic Wand Tool. Select with the Color Range Command. Select All the Pixels in an Image. Move a Selection Border. Add to or Subtract from Your Selection. Expand or Contract Selections. Invert a Selection. Grow a Selection. Create Slices. Chapter 5: Manipulating Selections. Move a Selection. Copy and Paste a Selection. Delete a Selection. Rotate a Selection. Scale a Selection. Skew or Distort a Selection. Feather the Border of a Selection. Extract an Object. Chapter 6: Specifying Color Modes. Work in RGB Mode. Convert a Color Image to Grayscale. Create a Duotone. Create a Bitmap Image. Chapter 7: Painting and Drawing with Color. Select the Foreground and Background Colors. Select a Web--Safe Color. Select a Color with the Eyedropper Tool. Select a Color with the Swatches Palette. Add a Color to the Swatches Palette. Using the Paintbrush Tool. Change Brush Styles. Create a Custom Brush. Using the Pencil Tool. Apply a Gradient. Using the Paint Bucket Tool. Fill a Selection. Stroke a Selection. Using the Clone Stamp. Using the Pattern Stamp. Using the Healing Brush. Using the Patch Tool. Using the History Brush. Using the Eraser. Replace a Color. Chapter 8: Adjusting Colors. Change Brightness and Contrast. Using the Dodge and Burn Tools. Using the Blur and Sharpen Tools. Adjust Levels. Adjust Hue and Saturation. Using the Sponge Tool. Adjust Color Balance. Using the Variations Command. Match Colors Between Images. Correct Shadows and Highlights. Chapter 9: Working with Layers. What Are Layers? Create and Add to a Layer. Hide a Layer. Move a Layer. Duplicate a Layer. Delete a Layer. Reorder Layers. Change the Opacity of a Layer. Merge and Flatten Layers. Rename a Layer. Transform a Layer. Create a Solid Fill Layer. Create a Gradient Fill Layer. Create a Pattern Fill Layer. Create an Adjustment Layer. Edit an Adjustment Layer. Link Layers. Blend Layers. Chapter 10: Applying Layer Effects. Apply a Drop Shadow. Apply an Outer Glow. Apply Beveling and Embossing. Apply Multiple Effects to a Layer. Edit a Layer Effect. Apply a Style. Chapter 11: Applying Filters. Turn an Image Into a Painting Blur an Image Sharpen an Image Distort an Image Add Noise to an Image Turn an Image Into Shapes Turn an Image Into a Charcoal Sketch. Apply Glowing Edges to an Image. Add Texture to an Image. Offset an Image. Using the Liquify Filter. Apply Multiple Filters. Generate a Pattern. Chapter 12: Drawing Shapes. Draw a Shape. Draw a Custom Shape. Draw a Straight Line. Draw a Shape with the Pen. Edit a Shape. Chapter 13: Adding and Manipulating Type. Add Type to an Image. Add Type in a Bounding Box. Change the Formatting of Type. Change the Color of Type. Apply a Filter to Type. Apply an Effect to Type. Warp Type. Chapter 14: Automating Your Work. Record an Action. Play an Action. Batch Process by Using an Action. Create a Contact Sheet. Create a Picture Package. Create a Web Photo Gallery. Create a Panoramic Image Chapter 15: Saving Images. Save in the Photoshop Format. Save an Image for Use in Another Application. Save a JPEG for the Web. Save a GIF for the Web. Save a GIF with Transparency. Save a GIF with Web--Safe Colors. Compare File Sizes. Add Descriptive and Copyright Information. Save a Sliced Image. Chapter 16: Printing Images. Print on a PC. Print on a Macintosh. Preview a Printout.
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About Mike Wooldridge

Mike Wooldridge is a Web developer in the San Francisco Bay area. He has authored several other VISUAL books, including Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop Elements 2, Photoshop Elements 2: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks, and Master VISUALLY Dreamweaver MX and Flash MX.
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