Photoshop CS3 for Windows and Macintosh Visual QuickStart Guide

ISBN-10: 0321473795

ISBN-13: 9780321473790

Edition: 2007

Authors: Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas

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This eagerly anticipated update to the popular Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals to teach beginning and intermediate users how to create great-looking images with Photoshop. Best-selling authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas take readers step by step through all of todays Photoshop essentials: everything from basic color manipulation and image correction to painting, masking, using filters, importing and editing digital photos, and more. Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the topic, and more advanced users, who are looking for a convenient reference, will find what they need here-in straightforward language and readily accessible examples. By the end of the volume, users will have a solid foundation for working in Photoshop CS3.
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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 6/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Photoshop Interface
Launch Photoshop in Windows
Launch Photoshop in the Mac OS
Photoshop screen in the Mac OS
Photoshop screen in Windows
The menus
The Tools palette
Using the Tools palette
Tools on the Tools palette
The Options bar
The palettes
Using the palettes
The palettes illustrated
Working smart
Color Management
Displays, modes, and channels
Document color modes
Color management basics
A straightforward approach to color management
Establishing Adobe RGB as the color space for a digital camera
Set a camera's color space to Adobe RGB
Calibrating your display
Display types
Three important settings
Pssst! How the pros do it
Calibrate your display in the Mac OS
Choosing a color space for Photoshop
Synchronizing color settings
Customizing your color policies
Saving custom color settings
Save custom color settings as defaults for the Creative Suite
Save custom color settings
Acquiring printer profiles
Changing color profiles
Change or delete a file's color profile
Convert a file's color profile
Proofing colors onscreen
Proof an inkjet print onscreen
Proof colors for commercial printing or online output
Acquire, Create, Save
Using digital cameras
Buying a digital camera
Shooting digital photographs
Downloading photos
16 Bits/Channel mode
Calculating the file resolution
Resolution for print
Resolution for the Web
Calculate the resolution for print output
Using a scanner
Creating new, blank documents
Create a new, blank document
Create a document preset
Using the Place command
Saving files
Save an unsaved document
Save a previously saved file
Revert to the last saved version
Save a new version of a file
Use the status bar
Find out the storage size (and other data) about a file
Ending a work session
Close a document
Exit/quit Photoshop
Launching Bridge
The Bridge window
Opening files from Bridge
Choosing a workspace for Bridge
Examining thumbnails
Compare two thumbnails in the Preview panel
Examine picture details using a loupe
Customizing the Bridge window
Change the backdrop and thumbnail data in the Bridge window
Customize the layout of Bridge
Save a Bridge workspace
Access saved workspaces
Moving and copying files
Filtering the display of thumbnails
Label and rate thumbnails
Reject files
Redisplay all rejected thumbnails
Choose a sorting method
Display thumbnails based on category
Grouping thumbnails into stacks
Rearrange thumbnails manually
Group thumbnails into a stack
Select thumbnails in a stack
Rearrange thumbnails in a stack
Move a whole stack
Add a thumbnail to a stack
Remove thumbnails from a stack
Ungroup a whole stack
Managing files
Create a new folder
Delete files
Rename a file
Batch-rename files
Searching for files
Exporting the Bridge cache
Export the cache to the current folder
Rebuild the cache files
Assigning keywords to files
Opening PDF and Illustrator files
Open a PDF or Adobe Illustrator file as a new document
Paste Illustrator art into Photoshop
Dealing with the "ifs"
Changing zoom levels
Change the zoom level using the Navigator palette
Change the zoom level using the Zoom tool
Move a magnified image in its window
Scroll or zoom in multiple windows
Changing screen modes
Hiding/showing palettes
Hide/show the palettes
Make hidden, docked palettes reappear
Customizing menus
Assign color labels to, or hide/show, menu commands
Make all menu commands visible and remove all color labels
Saving workspaces
Create a custom workspace
Restore the default workspace
Delete a custom workspace
Pixel Basics
Changing resolution and dimensions
Change the resolution of a digital photo (low res/large dimensions) for print output
Resize a scanned image (high res/small dimensions) for print output
Resize a scanned image (medium res/small dimensions) for print output
Change the pixels dimensions of an image for Web output
Changing the canvas size
Cropping images
Crop an image using a marquee
Crop an image to a specific size
Enlarge the canvas area using the Crop tool
Crop an image using the Crop command
Crop an image closely using the Trim command
Crop an image according to its existing aspect ratio
Flipping and rotating images
Flip an image or a layer
Rotate an image by an exact amount
Straighten a crooked image
Layer Basics
Creating layers
Create a layer
Turn selected pixels into a layer
Duplicate a layer or layer group
Convert the Background into a layer
Convert a layer into the Background
Selecting layers
Select layers via the Layers palette
Select a layer or layer group with the Move tool
Restacking layers
Working with layer groups
Create a layer group
Rename a layer or layer group
Delete or disband a layer group
Deleting individual layers
Hiding/showing layers
Moving layer content
Choosing Layers palette options
Change the blending mode or opacity of a layer or layer group
Limit edits by locking transparent pixels
Lock a layer or layer group
Choose thumbnail options for the Layers palette
Merging layers
Merge layers
Merge only visible layers
Copy and merge layers
Flattening layers
Save a flattened copy of a file
Flatten layers
Creating layer-based selections
Select all the pixels on a layer
Creating selections by dragging
Create a rectangular or elliptical selection
Create a selection using a fixed ratio
Create a selection of specific dimensions
Create a free-form selection
Create a straight-edged selection
Creating selections based on color
Use the Quick Selection tool
Select a color area with the Magic Wand tool
Turn a selection into a silhouette
Creating selections via a dialog box
Refining selection edges
Refine the edge of a selection
Expand a selection via a command
Working with selections
Deselect a selection
Reselect the last selection
Delete selected pixels
Move a selection marquee
Transform a selection marquee
Switch the selected and unselected areas
Hide/show a selection marquee
Create a selection in the shape of a frame
Select the intersection of two selections
Saving and loading selections
Save a selection to a channel
Display a channel selection
Duplicate an alpha channel
Load an alpha channel onto an image as a selection
Combine two alpha channel selections
Reverse the masked and unmasked areas in an alpha channel
Reshape an alpha channel mask
Delete an alpha channel
Using Quick Masks
Reshape a selection by using a Quick Mask
Paint a Quick Mask
Choose Quick Mask options
Choosing a selection method
Combine Images
Moving selection contents
Duplicating selections
Drag-copy a selection in the same document
Drag and drop a selection between documents
Using the Clipboard
Copy and paste a selection
Paste into a selection
Matching image dimensions
Copying layers between files
Pattern stamping
Blending imagery using layer masks
Using the Clone Source palette
Use the Clone Stamp tool and the Clone Source palette
Switch between clone sources when using the Clone Stamp tool
Scale the source imagery while cloning
Rotate the source imagery
Reposition the source overlay after you've started cloning
Stitching photos together
Blending seams manually
Using alignment features
Show/hide the rulers
Move a layer using smart guides
Show/hide the grid
Use the Snap feature
Create ruler guides
Lock/unlock all ruler guides
Create a ruler guide at a specific location
Remove ruler guides
Align layers to one another
Equalize the spacing among layers
Measure the distance and angle between two points
Using the History palette
Changing history states
Deleting and clearing history states
Delete a state
Clear the History palette
Using snapshots
Choose snapshot options
Create a snapshot of a state
Make a snapshot become the current state
Delete a snapshot
Creating documents from states
Restoring areas selectively
Use the History Brush tool
Fill a selection or layer with a history state or snapshot
Tonal Adjustments
Applying adjustment commands
Using adjustment layers
Create an adjustment layer
Change the settings for an adjustment layer
Change the command in an adjustment layer
Merge an adjustment layer
Adjustment layer techniques
Partially mask an adjustment layer
Two-step adjustment commands
Apply the Threshold command
Apply the Posterize command
Using the Histogram palette
Update the Histogram palette
Interpreting the Histogram palette
Using the Levels command
Correct the light/dark balance of an image
Screen back a layer
Adjusting brightness and contrast
Dodging and burning
Colors & Blending Modes
Choosing colors
Choose a color using the Color Picker
Choose a color from a color library
Choose an RGB or HSB color using the Color palette
Using the Swatches palette
Choose a color from the Swatches palette
Add a color to the Swatches palette
Delete a color from the Swatches palette
Save the current swatches as a library
Replace or append a swatches library
Load a swatches library
Restore the default swatches
Using the Eyedropper tool
Copying colors as hexadecimals
Choosing blending modes
Creating fill layers
Add texture using a pattern fill layer
Apply a tint using a color fill layer
Converting layers to grayscale
Convert an RGB image to grayscale using the Black & White command
Convert a layer to grayscale
Convert a color layer to grayscale and restore the color selectively
Using the Color Balance command
Using the Hue/Saturation command
Applying Auto Color Correction
Using the Levels command
Using the Curves command
Adjust the color in an RGB image using the Curves command
Correct several images using the same adjustment layer
Using the Brush tool
Choosing temporary brush settings
Using the Brushes palette
Customizing brushes
Customize a brush preset (main course)
Customize a brush preset (side dishes)
Smudging colors
Use the Eraser tool
Use the Magic Eraser tool
Camera Raw
Why use Camera Raw?
More reasons to use Camera Raw
Raw, JPEG, or TIFF?
Getting JPEGs and TIFFs into Camera Raw
Who's hosting Camera Raw?
Camera Raw: the basic steps
Using the Camera Raw tools
Use the simple "one-click" tools
Crop the image
Straighten out a crooked photo
Touch up blemishes or imperfections
Using the Workflow options
Using the Basic tab
Apply white balance adjustments
Make tonal adjustments
Adjust the color saturation
Using the Tone Curve tab
Using the HSL/Grayscale tab
Using the Detail tab
Saving and applying Camera Raw settings
Save Camera Raw settings as a preset
Choose a Camera Raw preset
Synchronize the Camera Raw settings of multiple files
Opening and saving Camera Raw files
Open a Camera Raw file, saving settings
Open a copy of a Camera Raw file
Save a file via Camera Raw
Opening and placing photos as Smart Objects
Convert a Camera Raw file into a Smart Object
Edit a Smart Object photo
Using the Shadow/Highlight command
Using the Photo Filter command
Exposure correction via the Layers palette
Correcting for lack of flash
Applying the Lighting Effects filter
Using the Lens Blur filter
Using the Motion Blur filter
Creating vignettes
Create an area of focus (vignette) by using a mask
Create a darkening vignette via Levels
Using the Lens Correction filter
Using the sharpening filters
Deciding which sharpening filter to use
Apply the Smart Sharpen filter
Apply the Unsharp Mask filter
Using the Match Color command
Use the Match Color command
Remove a color cast in one step
Using the Replace Color command
Use the Replace Color command
Whiten teeth or eyes
Using the Surface Blur filter
Smooth skin or other surfaces
Selectively restore details after using the Surface Blur filter
Using the Color Replacement tool
Using the Healing Brush tool
Using the Patch tool
Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
Using the Red Eye tool
More Layers
Changing layer opacity and fill
Blending layers
Choose a blending mode for a layer
Blend a modified layer with the original layer
Choose blending options for a layer
Using layer masks
Create a layer mask
Reshape a layer mask
Move the layer image or mask independently
Move or duplicate a layer mask to another layer
Choose layer mask display options
Deactivate a layer mask temporarily
Apply or delete a layer mask
Using clipping masks
Create a clipping mask
Release a layer from a clipping mask
Release an entire clipping mask
Linking layers
Transforming layers
Transform a layer or group via an individual command
Transform using the Free Transform command or Move tool
Warping layers
Using Smart Object layers
Create a Smart Object
Edit a Smart Object
Replace the contents of a Smart Object with another file
Reclaim Photoshop layers from a Smart Object
Rasterize a Smart Object layer
Filling areas with a solid color
Layer Effects
Applying layer effects
Apply layer effects (generic instructions)
What kind of imagery should you use?
Layer effects in depth
Apply the Drop Shadow or Inner Shadow effect
Transform a Drop Shadow effect
Apply the Outer or Inner Glow effect
Apply the Bevel or Emboss effect
Apply the Satin effect
Apply the Color Overlay effect
Apply the Gradient Overlay effect
Apply the Pattern Overlay effect
Apply a Stroke effect
Copying, moving, and removing effects
Copy effects between layers
Move an effect from one layer to another without replacing existing effects
Move all the effects from one layer to another, replacing existing effects
Remove layer effects
Applying styles
Apply a style to a layer
Save a style to the Styles palette
Applying filters
Use the Filter Gallery
Using individual filter dialog boxes
Creating and using Smart Filters
Create a Smart Filter
Edit the settings for a Smart Filter
Apply blending options to a Smart Filter
Hide/Show Smart Filter effects
Copy a filter effect from one Smart Object layer to another
Delete a Smart Filter
Create a filter mask
Filter pro techniques
Illustrated directory of filters
Artistic filters
Blur filters
Brush Strokes filters
Distort filters
Noise filters
Pixelate filters
Render filters
Sharpen filters
Sketch filters
Stylize filters
Texture filters
Photos into drawings or paintings
Turn a photograph into a tinted drawing
Create a watercolor
Applying the Pattern Maker filter
Editable versus rasterized type
Creating editable type
Selecting type
Converting type
Convert paragraph type to point type
Convert point type to paragraph type
Importing type from Illustrator as a Smart Object
Styling type
Scale type by choosing a value
Scale type using the Move tool
Apply kerning
Apply tracking
Adjust leading in horizontal type
Change the type style
Shift characters from the normal baseline
Changing type orientation
Applying paragraph settings
Transforming the bounding box
Warping type
Rasterizing type
Filling type with imagery
Use type shapes as a layer mask
Making type fade
Screening back type
Putting type in a spot color channel
Creating a gradient fill layer
Using the Gradient tool
Creating and editing gradient presets
Creating vignettes
Adding hand-painted borders
Add a hand-painted border
Paint an image onto a white background
Adding watermarks
Embed a watermark into a file
Create a custom watermark from text
Save a watermark shape and style as a tool preset
Creating a contact sheet
Creating a picture package
Creating a PDF presentation
Creating and using layer comps
Create a layer comp
Display a layer comp
Restore the last document state
Update a layer comp
Clear an alert icon
Delete a layer comp
Create a PDF slide show of layer comps
Photoshop Preferences
General preferences
Interface preferences
File Handling preferences
Performance preferences
Cursors preferences
Transparency & Gamut preferences
Units & Rulers preferences
Guides, Grid & Slices preferences
Plug-ins preferences
Type preferences
Bridge Preferences
General preferences
Thumbnails preferences
Metadata preferences
Labels preferences
File Type Associations preferences
Inspector preferences
Startup Scripts preferences
Advanced preferences
Using the Preset Manager
Use the Preset Manager
Save selected presets as a set
Reset or replace presets
Managing presets via pickers and palettes
Delete a preset from a picker or palette
Save all the presets currently on a picker as a new library
Load a library of presets
Restore default presets
Creating tool presets
Printing from Photoshop
Choose a paper size and orientation for an inkjet printer
Print to an inkjet printer
Configuring the printer
Turn off color management for your printer in Windows
Turn off color management for your printer in the Mac OS
Choosing output options
Creating spot color channels
Create a spot color channel
Convert an alpha channel to a spot color channel
More about spot color channels
Printing spot color channels
Print a grayscale image using a spot color tint
Preparing files for commercial printing
Choose a predefined CMYK profile
The color correction workflow
Preparing files for other applications
Photoshop to QuarkXPress
Photoshop to Adobe InDesign
Photoshop to Adobe Illustrator
Photoshop to CorelDRAW 12
Saving files in the TIFF format
Saving files in the EPS format
Saving files in the PDF format
Saving files for the Web
Previewing optimized files
Optimizing files for the Web
Optimize a file in the GIF format
Optimize an image in the JPEG format
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