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Special Edition Using Adobe® Photoshop® 7

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  • Copyright 2003
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-2760-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-2760-2

Photoshop is simply the best image-editing software available and is the choice of millions of graphic artists worldwide. In Special Edition Using Photoshop 7, authors Peter Bauer and Jeff Foster combine deep technical expertise, Photoshop community involvement, teaching experience, and artistic talent. They offer numerous practical and creative tips to highlight clear explanations of both theory and technique. Full coverage is provided of all new tools and upgraded features in Photoshop 7, including:

  • Macintosh OS X compliance (native mode and carbonized)
  • An integrated image management system
  • An improved painting engine for both PC and Mac versions
  • A more advanced web workflow capability
  • Added editing features
  • Sample Content

    Online Sample Chapters

    Creating Rollovers and Animations

    Photoshop and Imageready with Golive and Dreamweaver

    Photoshop Requirements, Setup, and Preferences

    Type and Typography in Photoshop

    Type and Typography in Photoshop

    Table of Contents



    Introduction.

    I. FUNDAMENTAL PHOTOSHOP.

    1. What's New in Photoshop 7.

    What's Different—Overview. The File Browser: Say Goodbye to the Open Command? Saving Workspaces and Tool Presets. New Tools and Capabilities. The Paint Engine and the Brushes Palette. New Type-Related Capabilities. Other New and Improved Features. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    2. The Photoshop Interface.

    Photoshop's Evolving Interface. The Photoshop Interface: A Chef's Tour. Zooming for Improved Production. Keyboard Shortcuts. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    3. Hardware, System Setup, and Photoshop's Preferences.

    Photoshop 7's Minimum Requirements. Image-Editing Speed Demons. Setting Photoshop's Preferences. Photoshop Quick Fix—Replacing the Preferences. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    4. Getting Pixels into Photoshop.

    Digital Camera Basics. From Camera to Photoshop. Common Problems with Digital Camera Images. Scanners: Hardware Basics. Scanning Images into Photoshop. Stock Photography and Other Existing Artwork. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    5. Photoshop's File Formats and Output Options.

    Choosing a File Format. The File Formats. The Final Destinations. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    II. CRITICAL CONCEPTS.

    6. Pixels, Vectors, and Resolution.

    The Two Types of Computer Graphics. Vectors in Photoshop. Image Resolution. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    7. Color Theory and Practice.

    Photoshop and Color. The Two Types of Color. RGB, CMYK, and Spot Colors. Photoshop's Other Color Modes. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    8. Defining and Choosing Colors.

    Working with Colors in Photoshop. Photoshop's Color Palette. The Swatches Palette. Working with Color Pickers. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    9. Photoshop Color Management.

    What Is Color Management? System-Level Color Management. Calibrating and Profiling the Monitor. Photoshop's Color Settings Dialog Box. Changing Embedded Profiles. Soft Proofing in Photoshop 7. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    III. PHOTOSHOP'S CREATIVE TOOLS.

    10. Making Selections and Creating Masks.

    Selections and Masks: Telling Photoshop Where to Work. The Selection Tools. Selection Commands. Alpha Channels and Masks. Layer Masks, Vector Masks, and Clipping Groups. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    11. Type and Typography in Photoshop.

    Photoshop's Type Capability. The Type Tools. The Type Palettes and Commands. Spell Check and Find/Replace. Fonts and Font Embedding. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    12. Photoshop 7's Painting Tools and Brushes.

    Painting in Photoshop. The New Brushes Palette. Brush Settings, Pane By Pane. Defining Brushes and Brush Sets. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    13. The Pen Tools, Shape Layers, and Other Paths.

    Photoshop's Paths. Creating Paths in Photoshop. Photoshop's Shape Layers. Clipping Paths and Vector Masks. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    IV. PHOTOSHOP'S ADVANCED CREATIVE CAPABILITIES.

    14. Working with Layers and Layer Styles.

    Understanding the Concept of Working on Layers. Layers Palette Overview. Layer Blending Modes, Opacity, and Transparency. Organizing Layers with Layer Sets. Photoshop's Specialty Layers. Using Layer Styles. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk .

    15. Channels: Color and More.

    The Three Types of Channels. The Channels Palette. Working with Channels. Advanced Channel Manipulation. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    16. Color Correction and the Adjustment Commands.

    Color Adjustment Theory. Evaluating Images. Adjusting Tonality. Color Adjustment and Effects Commands. Adjustment Layers: The Live Corrections. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    17. Using Blending Modes.

    Understanding Blending Modes. Working with Blending Modes. Blending Modes, One by One. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    18. Applying Photoshop's Filters.

    What Do the Filters Do? Filter Applications. The Artistic Filters. The Blur Filters. The Brush Strokes Filters. The Distort Filters. The Noise Filters. The Pixelate Filters. The Render Filters. The Sharpen Filters. The Sketch Filters. The Stylize Filters. The Texture Filters. The Video and Other Filters. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    19. Extract, Liquify, and the Pattern Maker.

    Using the Extract Command. Using the Liquify Command. Pattern Maker Fundamentals. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    V. IMAGE COMPOSITION, RETOUCHING, AND COMPOSITING.

    20. Image Cropping, Resizing, and Sharpening.

    A Few Notes on Image Composition. Cropping to Improve Composition. Resizing Canvases and Images. The Science of Sharpening. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    21. Retouching and Restoration Basics.

    Basic Photo Repair. The Healing Brush and Patch Tool. Removing Dust and Scratches. Using the Toning and Focus Tools. Working with History. Photo Restoration Techniques. Colorizing and Tinting Techniques. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    22. Advanced Compositing and Collaging in Photoshop.

    Compositing and Collaging: Common Techniques. Compositing with Layers. Moving Artwork from Image to Image. Common Compositing Errors. Collaging. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    VI. PHOTOSHOP, IMAGEREADY, AND THE WEB.

    23. Photoshop, ImageReady, and Web Design.

    Web Page Design Basics. Creating Seamless Background Images. Image Maps. Adding Rollovers and Animations to the Page. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    24. Save for Web and Image Optimization.

    Graphics on the Web: Overview. Photoshop's Save for Web. Optimizing in ImageReady. File Format Optimization Settings. Working with the Color Table. Editing Output Settings. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    25. ImageReady Basics.

    New Tools, Palettes, and Features Overview. Comparison and Integration with Photoshop Features. The Animation Palette . The Rollovers Palette. The Differences Between Save for Web and Save Optimized As. Managing Your HTML. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    VII. PRINT AND PREPRESS.

    26. The Printing Process: A Primer.

    Process Printing. Terms and Concepts. The Basics of Printing. Color Issues. Service Bureaus, Print Brokers, and Printers. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    27. Grayscale, Line Art, and Vectors.

    How Grayscale Differs from Color. Printing Grayscale Images. Printing Line Art. Vector Graphics and Printing. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    28. Halftones, Screen Frequency, and Separations.

    Halftones and Grayscale. Separations for Offset Printing. Setting Screen Frequency and Angles. HiFi Color Separations. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    VIII. POWER PHOTOSHOP.

    29. Actions and Automation.

    Actions Explained. Working with Actions. Custom Actions. Photoshop's Automate Commands. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    30. JavaScript, AppleScript, and Scripting with Visual Basic.

    Scripting Support for Photoshop. Scripting Support in Photoshop. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.

    31. Efficiency Tips and Tricks.

    Setting Up and Optimizing the Workspace. Selections and Masks. Common Photoshop Tasks.

    IX. APPENDIXES.

    Appendix A. Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10.

    Illustrator and Photoshop. Moving Artwork from Illustrator to Photoshop. Moving Artwork from Photoshop to Illustrator.

    Appendix B. Photoshop with InDesign, QuarkXPress, and Other Page Layout Programs.

    Page Layout Programs. Importing Images into Page Layouts. Adding Effects to Images in Layout Programs. Synchronizing Color Management. Tips for Preparing Photoshop Files for Page Layout.

    Appendix C. Photoshop with LiveMotion and Flash.

    LiveMotion and Flash: Animation and More. Importing Raster Images into LiveMotion. Importing Raster Images into Flash. Exporting Raster Images.

    Index.

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