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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS2 in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS2 in 24 Hours

Carla Rose

Jun 2005, Paperback, 528 pages
ISBN13: 9780672327551
ISBN10: 0672327554
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Create works of art using your computer, Adobe Photoshop CS 2 and Sams Teach Yourself Photoshop CS 2 in 24 Hours. Learn the basics of Photoshop with a minimum of jargon from market-leading author, Carla Rose. Her conversational, friendly approach will make Photoshop seem less intimidating and more manageable to learn. With Carla's help, you will learn to:

  • Select color modes
  • Use paintbrushes and art tools
  • Use layers, masks and paths
  • Use artistic filters
  • Apply special effects to pictures
  • Enhance and repair photos

Master the world's leading image editing and manipulation tool with this accessible yet detailed, step-by-step tutorial.

Introduction.

Conventions Used in This Book.

PART I: GETTING STARTED.

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: Making Selections.

The Selection Tools.

The Selection Menu.

Selecting Large Areas.

Cutting and Copying.

Cropping.

Hour 4: Transformations.

Resizing.

Rotating.

Flipping.

Selection Transformations.

Warp and Liquify.

Hour 5: Color Modes and Color Models.

Color Models.

The Modes and Models of Color.

Color Bit Depth and Why It Matters.

Hour 6: Adjusting Color.

Adjusting by Eye with Variations.

Making Other Adjustments.

Adjustment Layers.

Understanding Channels.

Hour 7: Paintbrushes and Art Tools.

The Brushes Menu.

The Painting Tools.

Hour 8: Digital Painting.

Foreground and Background Colors.

Selecting Colors.

Blending Modes.

Hour 9: Moving Paint.

Smudges.

Focus Tools.

The Toning Tools.

II. MORE TOOLS AND TRICKS.

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.

III: FUN WITH FILTERS.

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.

The Stylize Filter.

Combining Filters.

IV. TEXT EFFECTS AND GETTING PLUGGED IN.

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.

Setting Type on a Path.

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.

Genuine Fractals.

Andromeda.

Digimarc.

V. PHOTO REPAIR AND ENHANCEMENT.

Hour 20: Compositing.

Image Sources.

Making One Picture from Two.

Realistic Composites.

Replacing a Background.

Composites from Nothing.

Photomerge.

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.

VI. PICTURE PUBLISHING ON PAPER AND OTHERWISE.

Hour 23: Printing and Publishing.

Choosing a Printer.

Preparing to Print.

Printing the Page.

Preparing the Image.

Picking the Paper.

Placing Photoshop Images in Other Programs.

Hour 24: Photoshop for the Web.

Jumping into ImageReady.

File Formats and File Size.

Preparing Backgrounds.

Building Animations.

Web Photo Gallery.

Creating Slices.

Preparing Text for the Web.

Emailing Your Pictures.

Making Pages Load Faster.

VII. APPENDIX.

Appendix A: Photoshop CS2 Palette Quick Reference.

Navigator Palette.

Info Palette.

Histogram Palette.

Color Palette.

Swatches Palette.

Styles Palette.

History Palette.

Actions Palette.

Layers Palette.

Channels Palette.

Paths Palette.

Character Palette.

Paragraph Palette.

Animation Palette.

Brushes Palette.

Layer Comps Palette.

Tool Presets Palette.

Index.

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.

Kate Binder is a graphics expert who works from her home in New Hampshire. She has written articles on design tools and techniques, publishing workflows, and photography for magazines including Publish, PEI, and Desktop Publishers Journal. Kate is also the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Mac OS X, Easy Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, and Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 3, and she is the coauthor of several more books, including Microsoft Office: Mac v.X Inside Out, SVG for Designers, and Get Creative: The Digital Photo Idea Book.

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