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  • Copyright 2005
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3390-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3390-0

Photoshop can be an intimidating and time-consuming program to learn. Wouldn't you rather spend your time learning by doing rather than reading? Adobe Photoshop CS 2 On Demand features step-by-step instructions with accompanying visuals so that you spend more time learning and less time reading. The in-depth, wide-ranging coverage will enable you to get the most out of Photoshop CS 2 and included tool, such as:

  • File browser
  • Brush special effects
  • Photo retouching
  • Enhanced web output features
  • Healing brush

Studying for the Adobe Certified Exam for Photoshop? This tutorial also includes exam objectives throughout its pages. You will become a master of Photoshop CS 2 with the help of Adobe Photoshop CS 2 On Demand.

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Table of Contents


Getting Started with Photoshop CS2.

    Installing Photoshop CS2

    Launching Photoshop CS2

    Viewing the Photoshop Window

    Working with Palettes

    Working with Photoshop Tools

    Using the Status Bar

    Opening Images

    Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge

    Creating a New Document

    Selecting Color Modes and Resolution

    Creating a New Document for Video with Auto Guides

    Working with Non-Squared Pixels

    Importing Raw Data from a Digital Camera

    Inserting Images in a Document

    Working with Smart Objects

    Changing Image Size and Resolution

    Checking for Updates and Patches

    Getting Help While You Work

    Creating Personalized Tips

    Saving a Document -

    Closing a Document

    Exiting Photoshop

    Working with Adobe Creative Suite 2

Understanding Navigation and Measurement Systems.

    Changing the View Size with the Navigator Palette

    Changing the View Area with the Navigator Palette

    Changing the Color of the Navigator Palette View Box

    Changing the Screen Display Mode

    Changing the View with the Zoom Tool

    Increasing or Decreasing Magnification

    Moving Images in the Document Window

    Moving Layers Between Two Open Documents

    Working with the Info Palette

    Changing How the Info Palette Measures Color

    Working with One Image in Multiple Windows

    Working with Rulers

    Creating Notes

    Creating an Audio Annotation

Customizing the Way You Work.

    Optimizing Photoshop

    Setting General Preferences

    Modifying File Handling Preferences

    Working with Display & Cursors Preferences

    Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences

    Working with Units & Rulers

    Working with Guides, Grid & Slices

    Selecting Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks

    Allocating Memory & Image Cache

    Working with Type

    Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager

    Customizing the Workspace

    Defining Shortcut Keys

    Creating a Customized User Interface

    Using Drawing Tablets

Mastering the Art of Selection.

    Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool

    Using the Elliptical Marquee Tool

    Using the Single Row and Single Column Marquee Tools

    Using the Magic Wand Tool

    Using the Lasso Marquee Tool

    Using the Polygonal Lasso Tool

    Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool

    Selecting by Color Range

    Modifying an Existing Selection

    Using Free Transform and Transform

    Adding, Subtracting, and Cropping a Selection

    Using Channels to Create and Store Selections

    Using Smart Guides

    Organizing with Multi-Level Groups

    Using the Quick Mask Option

Working with Layers.

    Understanding the Layers Palette

    Defining Layer Designations and Attributes

    Creating a New Layer

    Selecting Layers

    Creating a Layer Group

    Creating a Selection from a Layer

    Creating a Layer from a Selection

    Converting a Background into a Layer

    Controlling Image Information Using the Layers Palette

    Moving Layers Between Documents

    Using Merge Layer Options

    Linking and Unlinking Layers

    Working with Layer Blending Modes

    Duplicating a Layer

    Deleting Layers

    Changing Layer Properties

    Working with the Layer Comps Palette

    Exporting Layers as Files

    Setting Layer Palette Options

Working with the History Palette.

    Setting History Palette Options

    Working with Linear and Non-Linear History

    Controlling the Creative Process with Snapshots

    Duplicating a History State in Another Document

    Saving the History State of a Document

    Reviewing the History State Text File

    Controlling History States

    Combining the History Brush with a History State

    Using the Art History Brush

    Changing the Eraser Tool into the History Brush

Working with Adjustment Layers, Filters, and Tools.

    Creating an Adjustment Layer

    Modifying an Adjustment Layer

    Merging Adjustment Layers

    Creating a Temporary Composite Image

    Grouping Adjustment Layers

    Deleting an Adjustment Layer

    Using Blending Modes and Opacity with Layers

    Using Masks with Adjustment Layers

    Creating Masks with Selection

    Using the Add Noise Filter

    Using the Reduce Noise Filter

    Keeping Proper Perspective with Vanishing Point

    Working with the Lens Correction Filter

    Using the Box, Surface, and Shape Blur Filters

    Using the Gaussian Blur and Despeckle Filters

    Using the Unsharp Mask Filter

    Using the Smart Sharpen Filter

    Using the Clone Stamp Tool

    Using the Dodge and Burn Tools

    Using the Healing Brush and the Patch Tools

    Working with the Spot Healing Brush

    Working with the Red Eye Tool

    Controlling Tonal Range

    Working with the Histogram Palette

Understanding Colors and Channels.

    Working with 8, 16, and 32 Bit Images

    Working with the Channels Palette

    Working with Color Modes

    Understanding the RGB Color Mode

    Understanding the CMYK Color Mode

    Understanding the Grayscale Color Mode

    Understanding the Bitmap Color Mode

    Understanding the Indexed Color Mode

    Understanding the Lab Color Mode

    Understanding the Duotone Color Mode

    Using the Multi-Channel Color Mode

    Using the Replace Color Adjustment

    Working with the Color Palette

    Working with the Swatches Palette

    Using the Stroke and Fill Commands

    Creating Spot Color Channels

    Using the Variations Adjustment

    Using the Levels Adjustment and Command

    Using the Auto Contrast and Color Commands

    Using Curves and Color Adjustments

    Using the Hue/Saturate and Desaturate Commands

    Using the Match Color Adjustment

    Using the Selective Color Adjustment

    Using the Channel Mixer Adjustment

    Using the Gradient Map Adjustment

    Using the Photo Filter Adjustment

    Using the Shadow/Highlight Adjustment

    Using the Exposure Adjustment

    Using the Invert and Equalize Commands

    Using the Threshold and Posterize Adjustments

Using the Paint, Shape Drawing, and Eraser Tools.

    Understanding Foreground and Background Colors

    Using the Painting Engine

    Modifying the Brushes Palette

    Selecting Brush Tip Sets

    Creating Customized Brush Tips

    Saving Customized Brush Tips

    Working with the Paint Engine

    Working with the Paintbrush and Airbrush Tools

    Working with the Pencil Tool

    Working with Auto Erase

    Working with the Line Tool

    Using the Standard Shape Tool

    Working with the Custom Shape Tool

    Creating a Custom Shape

    Saving Custom Shape Sets

    Using the Paint Bucket Tool

    Working with the Eraser Tools

    Working with the Magic Eraser Tool

    Creating and Applying Gradients

    Creating and Saving Customized Gradients

    Using the Color Replacement Tool

Creating Layer and Channel Masks.

    Understanding the Role of Layer Masks

    Creating a Layer Mask

    Working with the Paint Tools

    Using Selections to Generate Complex Layer Masks

    Using Layer Masks to Generate Soft Transparency

    Blending Images with Layer Masks

    Using a Layer Mask to Create a Vignette

    Creating Unique Layer Mask Borders

    Understanding Channel Masks

    Creating Channel Masks from Scratch

    Modifying Channel Mask Options

    Creating Channel Masks from Selections

    Making Channel Masks from Native Color Channels

    Loading Channel Masks

    Moving Channel Masks Between Documents

    Combining Channel Masks

    Using the Quick Mask Mode

    Working with Quick Mask Options

Using the Paths Palette.

    Understanding Vector and Raster Images

    Converting a Selection into a Path

    Working with Pen Tools

    Creating Paths Using the Freeform Pen Tool

    Using the Magnetic Option with the Freeform Pen Tool

    Adding and Deleting Anchor Points

    Modifying Anchor Points

    Modifying Existing Direction Lines

    Converting Straight Points and Curved Points

    Working with Clipping Paths

    Filling an Area of an Image Using Paths

    Stroking an Area of an Image Using Paths

    Creating Shapes as Paths

    Exporting Paths to Adobe Illustrator

    Exporting Paths Using the Export Method

Working with Layer Styles.

    Understanding Layer Styles

    Adding a Layer Style

    Creating and Modifying a Drop Shadow

    Working with Bevel and Emboss

    Working with Contour and Texture

    Applying a Color Overlay

    Using the Stroke Layer Style

    Using Pattern Overlays

    Working with Outer Glow and Inner Shadow

    Applying an Inner Glow Style

    Creating Customized Layer Styles

    Creating Customized Styles Using the Styles Palette

    Moving Existing Layer Styles

Getting Creative with Type.

    Using Standard Type Tools

    Working with Type Options

    Working with the Character Palette

    Working with the Paragraph Palette

    Setting Anti-Aliasing Options

    Using the Warp Text Option

    Using Spell Check

    Finding and Replacing Text

    Using the Rasterize Type Command

    Creating Work Paths and Shapes from Type Layers

    Creating Shape Layers

    Creating a Type Mask

    Isolating Image Pixels Using a Type Mask

    Creating Chiseled Type with a Type Mask

    Using Masks to Generate Special Effects

    Creating and Modifying Text on a Path

Manipulating Images with Filters.

    Working with the Filter Gallery

    Applying Multiple Filters to an Image

    Modifying Images with Liquify

    Working with Liquify Tool Options

    Working with Liquify Mask Options

    Working with Liquify View Options

    Creating a Liquify Mesh

    Applying a Liquify Mesh

    Using the Lens Blur Filter

    Working with Photo Filters

    Blending Modes and Filter Effects

    Building Custom Patterns

    Using the Fade Command

    Controlling Filters Using Selection

    Using a Channel Mask to Control Filter Effects

    Protecting Images with Watermarks

    Viewing Various Filter Effects

Automating Your Work with Actions.

    Examining the Actions Palette

    Building a New Action

    Recording an Action

    Adding a Stop to an Action

    Controlling the Playback of a Command

    Adding a Command to an Action

    Deleting a Command from an Action

    Working with Modal Controls in an Action

    Changing the Order of Commands in an Action

    Copying an Action

    Running an Action Inside an Action

    Saving Actions into Sets

    Saving Actions as Files

    Moving and Copying Actions Between Sets

    Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action

    Using Enhanced Scripting

    Enhancing the Process with Droplets

    Using a Droplet

Controlling Image Output.

    Working with Page Setup in Macintosh

    Working with Page Setup in Windows

    Using Print With Preview

    Printing a Document in Macintosh

    Printing a Document in Windows

    Printing of a Document

    Printing One Copy

    Understanding File Formats

    Saving a Document with a Different File Format

    Inserting File Information into a Document

    Understanding File Compression

    Preparing Clifor the Web

    Preparing a Photograph for the Web

    Preparing an Image for the Press

    Preparing an Image for the Inkjet or Laser Printer

    Understanding Monitor, Image, and Device Resolution

Working with Automate Commands.

    Working with Batch File Processing

    Creating a PDF File

    Creating a Contact Sheet

    Working with Conditional Mode Change

    Using the Crop and Straighten Photos Command

    Converting a Multi-Page PDF to PSD

    Designing a Personalized Picture Package

    Using the Web Photo Gallery Command

    Using Photomerge

    Merging Images to HDR

    Processing Multiple Image Files

    Using the Fit Image Command

Managing Color from Monitor to Print.

    Producing Consistent Color

    Calibrating Using Hardware and Software

    Setting Up Soft-Proof Colors

    Changing from Additive (RGB) to Subtractive (CMYK) Color

    Working with Rendering Intent

    Printing a Hard Proof

    Working with Color Management

    Embedding ICC Color Profiles

    Assigning a Different Profile to a Document

    Converting the Color Space to Another Profile

    Working with the Out-Of-Gamut Command

    Printing a Target Image

    Using the Hue/Saturation for Out-Of-Gamut Colors

    Using the Sponge Tool for Out-Of-Gamut Colors

    Using Online Services to Print or E-Mail Photos

Designing for the Web.

    Saving for the Web

    Working with Save For Web Options

    Optimizing an Image to File Size

    Working with Web File Formats

    Optimizing a JPEG Document

    Optimizing a GIF Document

    Optimizing a PNG-8 Document

    Optimizing a PNG-24 Document

    Optimizing a WBMP Document

    Creating an Animated GIF in Photoshop

    Creating an Animated GIF in ImageReady

    Opening an Existing Animated GIF

    Modifying an Animated GIF File

    Slicing Images the Easy Way

    Modifying and Compressing Individual Slices

    Creating a JavaScript Rollover

    Defining and Editing Web Data Variables

    Exporting Directly to Flash

    Andy’s Workshop

    New Features

    Adobe Certified Expert



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