- Copyright 2001
- Dimensions: 8" x 10"
- Pages: 512
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-7357-1037-6
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7357-1037-5
Over 50 small sections show you a focused approach to doing specific tasks. Working through the reference chapters and the hands-on, step-by-step exercises, you gain an in-depth understanding of complex topics such as calibration and ICC color management. You master the relationship between Photoshop¿s tools and learn how to get the most out of these tools for greater creativity and performance. The book will guide you to create and output stunning artistic images for a myriad of professional uses, including use for the web. In short, Photoshop 6 Artistry will instruct the reader how to get the most out of Photoshop 6.
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Table of Contents
I. ESSENTIAL PHOTOSHOP TOOLS AND FUNCTIONALITY. 1. How to Use This Book and the Photoshop 6 Artistry CD. 2. Navigating in Photoshop. 3. Setting System and Photoshop Preferences. 4. The Tool Palette. 5. Picking and Using Color. 6. Selections, Paths, Masks and Channels. 7. Layers, Layer Masks and Adjustment Layers. 8. History Palette, History Brush and Snapshots. 9. Transformation of Images, Layers, Paths and Selections. 10. File Formats and Image Compression. 11. Automating with Actions.
II. COLOR CORRECTION AND CALIBRATION TO CREATE A MASTER DIGITAL IMAGE. 12. Color Correction Tools. 13. Digital Imaging and the Zone System. 14. Color Spaces, Device Characterization and Color Management. 15. Photoshop Color Preferences, Monitor, Scanner and Printer Calibration. 16. Image Resolution, Scanning Film and Digital Cameras. 17. Steps to Create a Master Image.
III. OVERALL COLOR CORRECTION, SELECTION AND LAYER TECHNIQUES. 18. The Car Ad (Detailed Lasso, Quick Mask, and Color Selection Techniques). 19. Overall Color Correction (Overall Color Correction of Normal Images Including Selected Area Modifications, Sharpening and Spotting, Print and Web Output). 20. Correcting a Problem Image (Overall Color Correction of Problem Images, Advanced Selections and Adjustment Layer Masks for Specific Color Correction, Spotting and Sharpening Using Unsharp Mask, CMYK Preview and Conversion). 21. Yellow Flowers (Replace Color, Color Range, and Mask Blur for Selection and Color Change). 22. Color Matching Images.
IV. ADVANCED COLOR CORRECTION AND RESTORATION TECHNIQUES. 23. Burnley Graveyard (Duotones). 24. Desert Al (Complex Color Correction and Retouching). 25. Restoring Old Photos. 26. Combining Bracketed Photos or Two Scans to Increase Dynamic Range. 27. Bryce Stone Woman (LAB Color Correction, Using Layers to Tune Opposite Color Areas).
V. COMPOSITING MULTIPLE IMAGES WITH LAYERS, ADJUSTMENT LAYERS AND LAYER MASKS. 28. Rain in Costa Rica (Basic Compositing Techniques to Create a Not-So-Basic Image). 29. The McNamaras (Seamless Composites and Color Correction of People). 30. The PowerBook Ad (A Complex Composite Production Ad).
VI. CALCULATIONS, PATTERNS, FILTERS, COMPOSITING AND EFFECTS. 31. Blend Modes, Calculations and Apply Image. 32. Layer Clipping Paths, Shape Layers and Layer Styles. 33. Posterize, Bitmaps, Textures and Patterns. 34. HeartSinger CD Cover (Many Great Techniques for Using the Built-In. 35. South Africa in Focus (Considerations for Multimedia, Premiere, Director, After Effects and the Web).
IMAGES FOR THE WEB AND ULTIMEDIA. 36. Differences in Creating for the Web and 8-Bit Color. 37. Optimizing Images for the Web & Multimedia. 38. Creating Your Own Web Photo Gallery. 39. Creating Slices, Animations and Rollovers in ImageReady. Bibliography. Index.