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Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Demand


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  • Copyright 2010
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4447-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4447-0

Need answers quickly? Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.



ACE Exam Objectives

More than 600 Essential Photoshop CS5 Tasks

Inside the Book

• Improve productivity with the CS5 interface and templates

• Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects

• Use live filters to view and modify the results of opening files

• Use more precise color correction to enhance a photo

• Use content-aware options for scaling and fill

• Use image trickery to change or enhance an image

• Create eye-catching bevels and special effects

• Transform plain text into a show-stopping image

• Create and manipulate 3D models using presets and custom options

• Use tool presets to construct the right tool for the right job

• Test content on different target devices

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Demand: Using the Paint, Shape Drawing, and Eraser Tools

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Table of Contents

Introduction     xix

1  Getting Started with Photoshop CS5     1

Installing Photoshop     2 New!

Starting Photoshop     4

Viewing the Photoshop Window     6

Showing and Hiding Panels    7

Working with Panels     8

Working with Photoshop Tools     10 New!

Creating a New Document     12

Selecting Color Modes and Resolution     13

Creating a New Document Using Presets     14

Working with Non-Square Pixels     15

Opening Images     16 New!

Inserting Images in a Document     17

Importing Raw Data from a Digital Camera     18 New!

Working with Smart Objects     20

Changing Image Size and Resolution     22

Checking for Updates and Patches     24 New!

Getting Help While You Work     26 New!

Saving a Document     28 New!

Using the Status Bar     30

Closing a Document     31 New!

Finishing Up     32

2  Understanding Navigation and Measurement Systems     33

Changing the View Size with the Navigator Panel    34

Changing the View Area with the Navigator Panel     35

Changing the Color of the Navigator Panel View Box     36

Changing the Screen Display Mode     37

Changing the View with the Zoom Tool     38

Increasing or Decreasing Magnification     40 New!

Moving Images in the Document Window     41

Working with Multiple Documents     42

Working with One Image in Multiple Windows     43

Moving Layers Between Two Open Documents     44

Creating Notes     45

Working with the Info Panel     46

Changing How the Info Panel Measures Color     47

Working with Rulers     48 New!

Creating Tool Presets     50

3  Customizing the Way You Work     51

Optimizing Photoshop     52 New!

Setting General Preferences     54 New!

Modifying File Handling Preferences     56 New!

Working with Interface Preferences     58 New!

Working with Cursors Preferences     59 New!

Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences     60

Working with Units & Rulers     62

Working with Guides, Grid & Slices     64

Selecting Plug-Ins     66

Selecting Scratch Disks     67

Allocating Memory & Image Cache     68 New!

Working with Type     70

Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager     71

Using and Customizing Workspaces     72 New!

Building Specialized Workspaces     74 New!

Creating a Customized User Interface     75

Defining Shortcut Keys     76

4  Mastering the Art of Selection     77

Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool     78

Using the Elliptical Marquee Tool     79

Using the Single Row and Single Column Marquee Tools     80

Using the Lasso Marquee Tool     81

Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool     82

Using the Polygonal Lasso Tool     84

Using the Quick Selection Tool     85

Using the Magic Wand Tool     86

Selecting by Color Range     87

Refining a Selection Edge    88 New!

Adding and Subtracting a Selection     90

Cropping a Selection     91 New!

Using Channels to Create and Store Selections     92

Modifying an Existing Selection     94

Copying and Pasting a Selection     95 New!

Using Free Transform and Transform     96

Using the Puppet Warp     98 New!

Using Content-Aware Scaling     99

Using Content-Aware Fill     100 New!

5  Working with Layers     103

Understanding the Layers Panel     104

Defining Layer Designations and Attributes     105

Creating a New Layer     106 New!

Selecting Layers     108

Creating a Layer Group     109 New!

Creating a Selection from a Layer     110 New!

Creating a Layer from a Selection     111 New!

Converting a Background into a Layer     112

Controlling Image Information Using the Layers Panel     114

Moving Layers Between Documents     115

Using Merge Layer Options     116

Linking and Unlinking Layers     117

Working with Layer Blending Modes     118

Setting Layer Opacity     119 New!

Duplicating a Layer     120

Deleting Layers     121 New!

Changing Layer Properties     122

Working with the Layer Comps Panel     123

Exporting Layers as Files     124

Setting Layers Panel Options     125 New!

Using Smart Guides     126

6  Working with the History Panel     127

Setting History Panel Options     128

Working with Linear and Non-Linear History     130

Controlling the Creative Process with Snapshots     132

Duplicating a History State in Another Document     133

Saving the History State of a Document     134

Reviewing the History State Text File 135

Combining the History Brush with a History State     136 New!

Using the Art History Brush     138 New!

Changing the Eraser Tool into the History Brush     139

Controlling History States     140

7  Working with Adjustment Layers, Filters, and Tools      141

Creating an Adjustment Layer     142 New!

Modifying an Adjustment Layer     143

Merging Adjustment Layers     144

Creating a Temporary Composite Image     145

Controlling Adjustment Layers with Clipping Groups     146

Deleting an Adjustment Layer     147

Using Blending Modes and Opacity with Layers     148 New!

Using Masks with Adjustment Layers     150

Creating Masks with Selections     151

Using the Add Noise Filter     152

Using the Reduce Noise Filter     153

Keeping Proper Perspective with Vanishing Point     154

Working with the Lens Correction Filter     156 New!

Using the Box, Surface, and Shape Blur Filters     158

Using the Gaussian Blur and Despeckle Filters     160

Using the Unsharp Mask Filter     161

Using the Smart Sharpen Filter     162 New!

Using Sharpen, Blur and Smudge Tools     164 New!

Setting Up Multiple Clone Sources     165 New!

Using the Clone Stamp Tool     166

Using the Dodge and Burn Tools     167

Using the Healing Brush and Patch Tools     168

Working with the Spot Healing Brush    170

Working with the Red Eye Tool     171

Controlling Tonal Range     172

Working with the Histogram Panel     174

8  Understanding Colors and Channels     175

Working with 8-, 16-, and 32-Bit Images     176

Working with the Channels Panel     178

Working with Color Modes     179

Understanding the RGB Color Mode     180

Understanding the CMYK Color Mode     181

Understanding the Grayscale Color Mode     182

Understanding the Bitmap Color Mode     183

Understanding the Indexed Color Mode     184

Understanding the Lab Color Mode     186

Understanding the Duotone Color Mode     187

Using the Multichannel Color Mode     188

Using the Replace Color Adjustment     189

Working with the Color Panel     190

Working with the Swatches Panel     192

Using the Stroke and Fill Commands     194 New!

Creating Spot Color Channels     196

Using the Auto Contrast and Auto Color Commands     197

Using Levels Adjustment Commands     198

Using the Exposure Adjustment      199

Using Curves and Color Adjustments     200

Adjusting Hue and Saturation     202

Using the Match Color Adjustment     203

Using the Selective Color Adjustment     204

Using the Channel Mixer Adjustment     205

Using the Gradient Map Adjustment     206

Using the Photo Filter Adjustment     207

Using the Invert and Equalize Commands     208

Using the Threshold and Posterize Adjustments     209

Using the HDR Toning Adjustment     210 New!

Using the Shadows/Highlights Adjustment     212

Using the Black & White Adjustment     213

9  Using the Paint, Shape Drawing, and Eraser Tools      215

Understanding Foreground and Background Colors     216

Using the Brush and Brush Presets Panel     218 New!

Modifying the Brush Presets Panel     219 New!

Selecting Brush Tip Sets     220 New!

Adjusting Brush Tips     221

Adjusting Bristle Brush Tips     222 New!

Creating Customized Brush Tips     223

Saving Customized Brush Tips    224

Working with the Brush and Airbrush Tools     225

Working with the Brush Mixed Tool     226 New!

Working with the Pencil Tool     227

Working with Auto Erase     228

Working with the Line Tool     229

Using the Standard Shape Tool     230

Working with the Custom Shape Tool     232

Creating a Custom Shape     233

Saving Custom Shape Sets     234

Using the Paint Bucket Tool     235

Working with the Eraser Tools     236

Working with the Magic Eraser Tool     238

Creating and Applying Gradients     239 New!

Creating and Saving Customized Gradients     240 New!

Using the Color Replacement Tool     242

10  Creating Masks     243

Understanding Layer and Vector Masks     244

Creating a Layer Mask     245

Using Paint Tools with Layer Masks     246 New!

Using Selections to Generate Complex Layer Masks     247

Using Layer Masks to Generate Soft Transparency     248

Creating Unique Layer Mask Effects     249

Creating a Vector Mask    250

Modifying Layer and Vector Masks     251

Creating Channel Masks    252

Creating Channel Masks from Scratch     253

Modifying Channel Mask Options     254

Creating Channel Masks from Selections     255

Making Channel Masks from Native Color Channels     256

Loading Channel Masks     258

Moving Channel Masks Between Documents     260

Combining Channel Masks     261

Using the Quick Mask Mode     262

Working with Quick Mask Options     263

Modifying Selections with Quick Mask Mode     264

11  Using the Paths Panel     265

Understanding Vector and Raster Images     266

Converting a Selection into a Path     267

Working with Pen Tools     268

Creating Paths Using the Freeform Pen Tool     270

Using the Magnetic Option with the Freeform Pen Tool     271

Adding and Deleting Anchor Points     272

Modifying Anchor Points     274

Modifying Existing Direction Lines     276

Converting Straight Points and Curved Points     277

Working with Clipping Paths     278

Filling an Area of an Image Using Paths     280

Stroking an Area of an Image Using Paths     281

Creating Shapes as Paths     282

Exporting Paths to Adobe Illustrator     283

Exporting Paths Using the Export Method     284

12  Working with Layer Styles     285

Understanding Layer Styles     286

Adding a Layer Style    287 New!

Creating and Modifying a Drop Shadow     288

Working with Bevel and Emboss     290 New!

Working with Contour and Texture     292

Applying a Color Overlay     294 New!

Using the Stroke Layer Style     295 New!

Using Pattern Overlays     296 New!

Working with Outer Glow and Inner Shadow     298 New!

Applying an Inner Glow Style     300 New!

Creating Customized Layer Styles     302

Creating Customized Styles Using the Styles Panel     304

Moving Existing Layer Styles     306

13  Getting Creative with Type     307

Using Standard Type Tools     308

Working with Type Options     310

Working with the Character Panel     312

Working with the Paragraph Panel     314

Setting Anti-aliasing Options     315

Using the Warp Text Option     316

Using Spell Check     318

Finding and Replacing Text     319

Using the Rasterize Type Command     320

Creating Work Paths and Shapes from Type Layers     321

Creating Shape Layers     322

Creating a Type Mask     323

Isolating Image Pixels Using a Type Mask     324

Creating Chiseled Type with a Type Mask     326

Using Masks to Generate Special Effects     328

Creating and Modifying Text on a Path     330

14  Manipulating Images with Filters     331

Working with the Filter Gallery    332

Creating and Working with Smart Filters     334

Applying Multiple Filters to an Image     335

Modifying Images with Liquify    336

Working with Liquify Tool Options     338

Working with Liquify Mask Options     340

Working with Liquify View Options     341

Creating a Liquify Mesh     342

Applying a Liquify Mesh     343

Using the Lens Blur Filter     344

Working with Photo Filters     346

Blending Modes and Filter Effects     347

Building Custom Patterns     348

Using the Fade Command     350

Controlling Filters Using Selections     351

Using a Channel Mask to Control Filter Effects     352

Protecting Images with Watermarks     354

Viewing Various Filter Effects     356

15  Automating Your Work with Actions     359

Examining the Actions Panel     360 New!

Building a New Action     362

Recording an Action     363

Adding a Stop to an Action     364

Controlling the Playback of a Command     365

Adding a Command to an Action     366

Deleting a Command from an Action     367

Working with Modal Controls in an Action     368

Changing the Order of Commands in an Action     369

Copying an Action     370

Running an Action Inside an Action     371

Saving Actions into Sets     372

Saving Actions as Files     373

Moving and Copying Actions Between Sets     374

Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action     375

Using Enhanced Scripting     376

Enhancing the Process with Droplets     378

Using a Droplet     380

16  Controlling Image Output     381

Setting Document Print Options     382 New!

Setting Print Output Options     384

Printing a Document in Macintosh     386

Printing a Document in Windows     388

Changing Printer Settings     389 New!

Printing One Copy     390 New!

Understanding File Formats     391

Saving a Document with a Different File Format     392

Inserting File Information into a Document     394

Understanding File Compression     396

Preparing Clip Art for the Web     398

Preparing a Photograph for the Web     400 New!

Preparing an Image for the Press     402

Preparing an Image for an Inkjet or Laser Printer     404

Understanding Monitor, Image, and Device Resolution     406

17  Working with Automate Commands     407

Working with Batch File Processing     408

Working with Conditional Mode Change     410

Using the Crop and Straighten Photos Command     411

Converting a Multi-Page PDF to PSD     412

Creating a PDF Document     414

Using Photomerge     416

Merging Images to HDR     418 New!

Processing Multiple Image Files     420

Using the Fit Image Command     422

18  Managing Color from Monitor to Print     423

Producing Consistent Color   424

Calibrating Using Hardware and Software     425

Setting Up Soft-Proof Colors 426

Changing from Additive (RGB) to Subtractive (CMYK)     428

Working with Rendering Intents     429

Printing a Hard Proof     430 New!

Working with Color Management     432

Embedding ICC Color Profiles     434

Assigning a Different Profile to a Document     435

Converting the Color Space to Another Profile     436

Using Hue/Saturation for Out-Of-Gamut Colors     438

Using the Sponge Tool for Out-Of-Gamut Colors     440

Working with the Out-Of-Gamut Warning     442

19  Designing for the Web and Devices     443

Saving for the Web     444

Working with Save For Web Options     446

Optimizing an Image to File Size     447

Working with Web File Formats     448

Optimizing a JPEG Document     450

Optimizing a GIF Document     452

Optimizing a PNG-8 Document     454

Optimizing a PNG-24 Document     456

Optimizing a WBMP Document     457

Creating an Animated GIF     458

Working with Animation     460

Slicing Images the Easy Way     462

Working with Slices     464

Arranging Slices     466

Saving a Sliced Image for the Web     468

Adding HTML Text or an URL Link to a Slice    470

Defining and Editing Web Data Variables     472

Exporting Directly to Video     474

Exporting an Image to Zoomify     476

20  Extending Photoshop     477

Counting Objects in an Image     478

Taking Measurements in an Image     480

Aligning and Combining Layers     482

Opening Video Files and Image Sequences     484

Creating a Video Layer     485

Modifying a Video Layer     486

Splitting a Video Layer     488

Cloning Video Layer Content     489

Setting 3D Preferences     490 New!

Creating 3D Models     492 New!

Creating 3D Models Using Repoussé     494 New!

Creating 3D Models Using Preset Shapes     496

Changing Render Settings     497

Modifying 3D Models     498 New!

Browsing 3D Content     500 New!

21  Working Together with Adobe Programs     501

Exploring Adobe Programs     502 New!

Exploring Adobe Bridge     503

Getting Started with Adobe Bridge     504

Getting Photos from a Digital Camera     505

Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera    506 New!

Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge     508

Applying Image Adjustments     510

Creating a Web Photo Gallery     511

Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge     512

Using Mini Bridge     513 New!

Exploring CS Live Services     514 New!

Sharing My Screen    515 New!

Reviewing CS Documents     516 New!

Exploring Adobe Device Central     518

Checking Content Using Adobe Device Central     519

Using Adobe Extension Manager     520

New Features     521 New!

Adobe Certified Expert     525

Index     531


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