Adobe Photoshop 6. 0

ISBN-10: 0201710161

ISBN-13: 9780201710168

Edition: 2001

List price: $45.00
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Photoshop X, Adobe's latest release of its powerful image-manipulation tool, continues to set the standard in the world of Web, print, and graphic design. Adobe Photoshop X Classroom in a Book is thoroughly updated to cover all the new features of Photoshop X, which have not yet been publicly announced, and ImageReady X, which ships with the program. After an introductory tour of the software, the book's 16 lessons with step-by-step instructions help readers create specific projects, and chapter review questions and answers reinforce these skills. The introductory lessons help new users become comfortable with the Photoshop interface. Then, using a building-block approach, the Adobe Development Team leads users into the more complex tasks of image editing and photo retouching. Production issues, color management, layer management, and Web graphics are also covered in short, focused lessons.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Adobe Press
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 500
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Getting Started
About Classroom in a Book
Prerequisites
Installing Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady
Starting Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady
Installing the Classroom in a Book fonts
Copying the Classroom in a Book files
Restoring default preferences
Additional resources
Adobe Certification
Getting to Know the Work Area
Starting Adobe Photoshop and opening files
Using the tools
Entering values
Viewing images
Working with palettes
Using context menus
Using online Help
Using Adobe online services
Jumping to ImageReady
Review questions
Review answers
Working with Selections
Selection tool overview
Getting started
Selecting with the rectangular marquee tool
Selecting with the elliptical marquee tool
Moving a selection
Selecting with the magic wand
Selecting with the lasso tool
Adding and subtracting selections
Selecting with the magnetic lasso
Transforming a selection
Combining selection tools
Cropping the completed image
For the Web: Creating evenly spaced buttons for a Web page
Review questions
Review answers
Layer Basics
Organizing artwork on layers
Getting started
Creating and viewing layers
Selecting and removing artwork on a layer
Rearranging layers
Changing the opacity and mode of a layer
Linking layers
Adding a gradient to a layer
Adding text
Applying a layer style
Flattening and saving files
Review questions
Review answers
Painting and Editing
Getting started
Filling the background layer with color
Blending the lily image with the background
Painting the petals of the flowers
Correcting your work
Smoothing the edges of a paintbrush stroke
Creating a subtle overlay effect
Painting shadows in nontransparent areas
Adding a gradient to the background
Creating a glow effect with a custom airbrush
Creating a textured effect with a natural brush
Creating a patterned border
Review questions
Review answers
Masks and Channels
Working with masks and channels
Getting started
Creating a quick mask
Editing a quick mask
Saving a selection as a mask
Editing a mask
Loading a mask as a selection and applying an adjustment
Extracting an image
Applying a filter effect to a masked selection
Creating a gradient mask
Applying effects using a gradient mask
Review questions
Review answers
Photo Retouching
Strategy for retouching
Resolution and image size
Getting started
Cropping an image
Adjusting the tonal range
Removing a color cast
Replacing colors in an image
Adjusting saturation with the sponge tool
Adjusting lightness with the dodge tool
Removing unwanted objects
Replacing part of an image
Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
Saving the image for four-color printing
On your own: Painting with the art history brush
Review questions
Review answers
Basic Pen Tool Techniques
Getting started
Drawing paths with the pen tool
Drawing straight paths
Drawing curved paths
Combining straight and curved lines
Drawing a path around artwork
Review questions
Review answers
Vector Shapes and Clipping Paths
About bitmap images and vector graphics
Getting started
Creating the logo
Working with type
Re-creating the logo, using actions and styles
Review questions
Review answers
Advanced Layer Techniques
Getting started
Creating a layer clipping path
Creating layer sets
Creating an adjustment layer
Creating a knockout gradient layer
Importing a type layer
Applying layer styles
Duplicating and clipping a layer
Liquifying a layer
Creating a border layer
Flattening a layered image
Review questions
Review answers
Creating Special Effects
Getting started
Saving and loading a selection
Hand-coloring selections on a layer
Combining and moving selections
Colorizing a selection
Using a grid
Changing the color balance
Applying filters
Improving performance with filters
For the Web: Animated rollover button
Review questions
Review answers
Setting Up Your Monitor for Color Management
Getting started
Color management: An overview
Calibrating and characterizing your monitor using Adobe Gamma
Saving the monitor profile
Review questions
Review answers
Producing and Printing Consistent Color
Reproducing colors
Getting started
Specifying color management settings
Proofing an image
Identifying out-of-gamut colors
Adjusting an image and printing a proof
Saving the image as a separation
Selecting print options
Printing
Review questions
Review answers
Preparing Images for Two-Color Printing
Printing in color
Using channels and the Channels palette
Getting started
Mixing color channels
Assigning values to the black and white points
Sharpening the image
Setting up for spot color
Adding spot color
For the Web: Creating two-color Web graphics
Review questions
Review answers
Optimizing Images for the Web
Optimizing images using Photoshop or ImageReady
Getting started
Optimizing a JPEG image
Optimizing a GIF image
Controlling dither
Specifying background transparency
Creating an image map
Batch-processing file optimization
Review questions
Review answers
Creating Web Graphics Using Slices and Rollovers
Getting started
About slices
Slicing the image in Photoshop
Optimizing slices in Photoshop
Slicing the image in ImageReady
Optimizing slices in ImageReady
Creating rollovers
Previewing the completed banner in a browser
Saving the sliced images in ImageReady
Review questions
Review answers
Designing Web Pages Using Multiple Adobe Programs
Getting started
Using Adobe Acrobat for design reviews
Creating the Web page in Adobe GoLive
Review questions
Review answers
Creating Animated Images for the Web
Creating animations in Adobe ImageReady
Getting started
Creating simple motion
Creating a transition between image states
Creating a two-step animation
Rotating and moving an object
Creating a montage sequence
Using advanced layer features to create animations
Review questions
Review answers
Index
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