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Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies

Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies

Barbara Obermeier

ISBN: 978-0-470-87324-3

May 2010

720 pages

$25.99

Description

A full-color, value-packed reference to Photoshop CS5

Photoshop is the world’s most popular image editing software, with more than four million users worldwide. Professional photographers, graphic designers, and web designers as well as photo hobbyists are eager to learn the newest features of Photoshop CS5. This complete reference makes it easy, with nine self-contained minibooks covering each aspect of Photoshop.

  • Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred by professional photographers and designers around the world; Photoshop CS5 is packed with new functionality and enhanced tools
  • This full-color guide includes nine self-contained minibooks: Photoshop Fundamentals; Image Essentials; Selections; Painting, Drawing, and Typing; Working with Layers; Channels and Masks; Filters and Distortions; Retouching and Restoration; and Photoshop and Print
  • Includes all the basics for beginners as well as how to manage color, modify and transform selections and paths, make corrections with filters, use the liquefy command, prepare graphics for print or the Web, create contact sheets and picture packages, and more

With bonus information on the companion website and coverage for both Windows and Mac, Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies is an all-purpose reference.

Introduction.

Book I: Photoshop Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: Examining the Photoshop Environment.

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools Panel.

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.

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 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: Using Photomerge and Merge to HDR Pro.

Bonus Chapters.

Bonus Chapter 1: Prepping Web Graphics.

Bonus Chapter 2: Slicing Web Images.

Bonus Chapter 3: Other Sources of Information.

Index.

Bonus Chapter 1: Prepping Web Graphics
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Bonus Chapter 2: Slicing Web Images
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Bonus Chapter 3: Other Sources of Information
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Putting It Together Companion Image: Baby
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Putting It Together Companion Image: Jack O’Lantern
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Putting It Together Companion Image: PoolBall
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Putting It Together Companion Image: Flowers
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Putting It Together Companion Image: Line Art Monster
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