Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book

ISBN-10: 0321321847

ISBN-13: 9780321321848

Edition: 2005

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Description: This thorough, self-paced guide to Adobe Photoshop CS2written by the experts at Adobe Systems is ideal for beginning users who want to learn key Photoshop concepts and techniques, while readers who already have some experience with Photoshop can use this book to learn Photoshop CS2's more advanced features and newest tools. Using clear, step-by-step, project-based lessons, each chapter walks readers through the creation of a specific project, with each chapter building on the reader's growing knowledge of the program, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce the skills learned in each lesson. Photoshop CS2, long the industry standard for digital imaging software, offers plenty of new features and enhancements for creative professionals and digital photographers alike. Users can access the AdobeBridge file browser to locate, organize, and manage all their images; remove flaws with one click with the Spot Healing Brush; turn flat images into shaped graphics with Image Warp; and clone and paint images with the groundbreaking new Vanishing Point tool. And digital photographers will be pleased to know that they can now process multiple Camera Raw images in a fraction of the time it used to take.

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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Adobe Press
Publication date: 5/24/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 496
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.10" long x 0.89" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Getting Started
About Classroom in a Book
What's new in this edition
Prerequisites
Installing Adobe Photoshop
What's on the CD
Starting Adobe Photoshop
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
Lesson overview
Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
Using the tools
Using the tool options bar and other palettes
Undoing actions in Photoshop
Customizing the workspace
Jumping to Adobe ImageReady
Using Photoshop Help
Using Adobe online services
Toolbox overview
Review questions and answers
Using Adobe Bridge
Lesson overview
Getting started
Viewing and editing files in Adobe Bridge
Embedding information for easy identification
Searching with Adobe Bridge
Using Favorites and Collections
Automating routine tasks
Acquiring stock photography
Review questions and answers
Basic Photo Corrections
Lesson overview
Strategy for retouching
Resolution and image size
Getting started
Straightening and cropping an image
Making automatic adjustments
Manually adjusting the tonal range
Removing a color cast
Replacing colors in an image
Adjusting lightness with the Dodge tool
Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
Comparing automatic and manual results
Saving the image for four-color printing
Review questions and answers
Retouching and Repairing
Lesson overview
Getting started
Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
Using the Healing Brush and Patch tools
Retouching on a separate layer
Review questions and answers
Working with Selections
Lesson overview
About selecting and selection tools
Getting started
Selecting with the Magic Wand tool
Using the Magic Wand with other selection tools
Working with oval and circular selections
Selecting with the lasso tools
Rotating a selection
Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
Cropping an image and erasing within a selection
Review questions and answers
Layer Basics
Lesson overview
About layers
Getting started
Using the Layers palette
Rearranging layers
Applying a layer style
Flattening and saving files
Photoshop for Kids
Review questions and answers
Masks and Channels
Lesson overview
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 and answers
Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs
Lesson overview
Getting started
About camera raw
Processing camera raw files
Correcting digital photographs
Editing images with a vanishing-point perspective
Correcting image distortion
Creating a PDF portfolio
Review questions and answers
Typographic Design
Lesson overview
About type
Getting started
Creating a clipping mask from type
Creating a design element from type
Using interactive formatting controls
Warping point type
Designing a paragraph of type
Warping a layer
Review questions and answers
Dancing with Type
Vector Drawing Techniques
Lesson overview
About bitmap images and vector graphics
About paths and the Pen tool
Getting started
Using paths with artwork
Creating scalable objects for the background
Working with defined custom shapes
Importing a Smart Object
Review questions and answers
Advanced Layer Techniques
Lesson overview
Getting started
Creating paths to clip a layer
Creating layer sets
Creating an adjustment layer
Creating a knockout gradient layer
Importing a layer from another file
Applying layer styles
Duplicating and clipping a layer
Liquifying a layer
Creating a border layer
Flattening a layered image
Review questions and answers
Advanced Compositing
Lesson overview
Getting started
Automating a multistep task
Setting up a four-image montage
Hand-coloring selections on a layer
Changing the color balance
Applying filters
Review questions and answers
Creating Links Within an Image
Lesson overview
Getting started
Slicing an image in Photoshop
Jumping to ImageReady
Creating image maps in ImageReady
Saving linked images in an HTML file
Review questions and answers
Creating Rollover Web Visuals
Lesson overview
About rollovers
Getting started
Creating rollover states
Creating remote rollovers
Saving the page as HTML
Review question and answers
Animating GIF Images for the Web
Lesson overview
Creating animations in Adobe ImageReady
Getting started
Animating by hiding and showing layers
Animating with layer opacity and position
Using vector masks to create animations
Review questions and answers
Producing and Printing Consistent Color
Lesson overview
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
Printing
Review questions and answers
Index
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