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Hacking Photoshop® CS2

Hacking Photoshop® CS2

Shangara Singh

ISBN: 978-0-764-59788-6

Oct 2005

454 pages

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Description

This is absolutely the ultimate guide to hacking Adobe’s wildly popular graphics software, written by an Adobe Certified professional photographer and designer.

This is serious, down and dirty, tweaking – blowing away the default settings, customizing appearance, optimizing performance, customizing tools and offering readers total control over Photoshop like never before.  With these 300+ hacks, readers will find their work with Photoshop faster and easier than ever.

Roll up your sleeves, and dive into these hacks including:

  • Faster Photoshop startup
  • Customizing the Photoshop interface
  • Hacking Photoshop’s Tools
  • Access hidden dialog buttons
  • Hacks for Masks, Layers, Paths, Curves and Selections
  • Camera Raw tricks

and so much more.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Optimizing Performance.

Chapter 2: Hacking the Work Area.

Chapter 3: The Fine Art of Using Palettes.

Chapter 4: Browsing with Bridge.

Chapter 5: Hacking Preferences and Documents.

Chapter 6: Working with Layers.

Chapter 7: Creating and Applying Layer Styles.

Chapter 8: Hacking Layer Masks.

Chapter 9: Hacking Selection Masks.

Chapter 10: Drawing and Painting.

Chapter 11: Editing, Transforming, and Retouching Images.

Chapter 12: Adjusting and Correcting Colors.

Chapter 13: Creating and Editing Type.

Chapter 14: Hacking Camera Raw.

Chapter 15: Automating Tasks.

Chapter 16: Outputting to Print.

Chapter 17: Outputting to the Web.

Chapter 18: Exploiting Filters and Photoshop Flexibility.

Appendix: Troubleshooting.

Index.

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