DescriptionBrace yourself—this For Dummies guide is in full, dazzling color! That way you can see how you can lighten, brighten, blur, sharpen, or even age your digital images with Photoshop CS2. Chances are you have Photoshop CS2 and have explored it enough to know that you need a good guide to make the most of all its capabilities and get up to speed fast. Odds are you’ve experimented with some photos and spent hours tweaking them. Maybe you’re a veteran and used Photoshop CS2 to turn the gray sky to blue in a resort photo or to brighten the CEO’s smile. Maybe you’re a novice and gleefully extracted your ex from old photos and gave yourself a flattering mini-makeover at the same time. Maybe you used it to remove a scratch from a treasured family photo. Regardless, you probably haven’t scratched the surface. Photoshop CS2 gives you so many options and tools for digital image creation, correction, and enhancement that even experienced pros can discover new techniques and shortcuts. With explanations for working on a PC or a Mac, Photoshop CS2 All-In-One desk Reference For Dummies is your complete resource that:
- Combines nine minibooks: (1) Photoshop Fundamentals (2) Image Essentials (3) Selections (4) Painting, Drawing, and Typing (5) Working with Layers (6) Channels and Masks (7) Filters and Distortions (8) Retouching and Restoration (9) Photoshop and Print Has more than 650 pages of tips, techniques, and plain-English explanations Is in glorious, full color, with all kinds of photographs and examples Has tons of screen shots so you’ll know exactly what to look for on your screen Provides a tear out Cheat Sheet that’s your instant reference for finding your way around Photoshop CS2, accessing the tools palette through shortcuts, and making selections Gets you up to speed on the new
Book I: Photoshop Fundamentals.
Chapter 1: Examining the Photoshop Environment.
Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools Palette.
Chapter 3: Starting, Finishing, and Getting It on Paper.
Chapter 4: Viewing and Navigating Images.
Chapter 5: Customizing Your Workspace and Preferences.
Book II: Image Essentials.
Chapter 1: Specifying Size and Resolution.
Chapter 2: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats.9
Chapter 3: Using and Managing Color.
Chapter 4: Time Travel — Undoing in Photoshop.
Chapter 5: Creating Actions for Productivity and Fun.
Book III: Selections.
Chapter 1: Making Selections.
Chapter 2: Creating and Working with Paths.
Chapter 3: Modifying and Transforming Selections and Paths.
Book IV: Painting, Drawing, and Typing.
Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Photoshop.
Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking.
Chapter 3: Creating and Editing Type.
Book V: Working with Layers.
Chapter 1: Creating Layers.
Chapter 2: Managing Layers.
Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes.
Chapter 4: Getting Jazzy with Layer Styles and Clipping Groups.
Chapter 5: Working with Smart Objects.
Book VI: Channels and Masks.
Chapter 1: Using Channels.
Chapter 2: Quick and Dirty Masking.
Chapter 3: Getting Exact with Advanced Masking Techniques.
Book VII: Filters and Distortions.
Chapter 1: Making Corrections with Daily Filters.
Chapter 2: Applying Filters for Special Occasions.
Chapter 3: Distorting with the Liquify Command.
Book VIII: Retouching and Restoration.
Chapter 1: Enhancing Images with Adjustments.
Chapter 2: Repairing with the Focus and Toning Tools.
Chapter 3: Fixing Flaws and Removing What’s Not Wanted.
Book IX: Photoshop and Print.
Chapter 1: Prepping Graphics for Print.
Chapter 2: Creating Contact Sheets, Picture Packages, and More.
Bonus Chapter 1: Prepping Web Graphics.
Bonus Chapter 2: Slicing and Showing Web Images.
Bonus Chapter 3: Other Sources of Information.
|Bonus Chapter 1: Prepping Web Graphics |
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|Colorizing Black and White Images|
Book IV, Chapter 1
|Ghosting Your Type|
Book IV, Chapter 3
|PoolBall|| Giving Flat Art Highlights and Shadows|
Book VI, Chapter 1
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|Adding Water Droplets and Other Wet Effects|
Book VII, Chapter 2
|Line Art Monster|
© Christopher Blair
|Cleaning Up a Line Art Scan |
Book VIII, Chapter 1