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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS in 24 Hours


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  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32592-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32592-2

Adobe Photoshop is the world's leading image manipulation software. Used by both professional and amateur graphic designers, it is the de facto standard for print and Web publishing. Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop in 24 Hours is an easily accessible tutorial that uses a friendly, conversational approach to teach readers the basics. Photoshop is an immense tool and can be intimidating for the beginning user, but the book makes it easy to learn the basic techniques involved in creating and manipulating images with Photoshop.



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Making Selections

Making Selections in Photoshop CS

Table of Contents



Hour 1. The Basics.

Finding Your Way Around. The Toolbox. Tool Options Bar. What's on the Menus? Setting Preferences. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 2. Opening and Saving.

Working with Files. Saving Your Work. Undoing and Redoing. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 3. Making Selections.

The Selection Tools. The Selection Menu. Selecting Large Areas. Cutting and Copying. Cropping. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 4. Transformations.

Resizing. Rotating. Flipping. Selection Transformations. Liquify. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 5. Color Modes and Color Models.

Color Models. The Modes and Models of Color. Color Bit Depth and Why It Matters. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 6. Adjusting Color.

Adjusting by Eye with Variations. Making Other Adjustments. Adjustment Layers. Understanding Channels. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 7. Paintbrushes and Art Tools.

The Brushes Menu. Brushes. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 8. Digital Painting.

Foreground and Background Colors. Selecting Colors. Blending Modes. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 9. Moving Paint.

Smudges. Focus Tools. The Toning Tools. Summary. Workshop.


Hour 10. Advanced Painting Techniques.

Simulating Different Media. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 11. Layers.

Using the Layers Palette. Working with Multiple Layers. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 12. Using Masks.

Applying Masks. Using Quick Mask. Layer Masks. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 13. Paths.

Creating Paths. Editing Paths. Using Paths. Summary. Workshop.


Hour 14. Filters That Improve Your Picture.

Sharpen Filters. Blur Filters. Fading Filters. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 15. Filters to Make Your Picture Artistic.

Artistic Filters. Brush Strokes. Sketch Filters. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 16. Filters to Distort and Other Funky Effects.

Distort Filters. Pixelate Filters. The Stylize Filter. Combining Filters. Summary. Workshop.


Hour 17. Adding Type to Pictures.

The Type Tools. Setting Type. Creating Drop Shadows. Cutting and Filling Type. Adding Glows. Creating Bevel and Emboss Effects. Warping Text. Setting Type on a Path. Checking Your Spelling. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 18. Special Effects and Useful Tricks.

Glows. Lighting Effects. Reflections. Extracting Selections. Notepad. Contact Sheets and Picture Packages. Working Efficiently. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 19. Photoshop Plug-Ins and Add-Ons.

Where to Get Plug-Ins. How to Install Plug-Ins. Alien Skin's Eye Candy. Kai's Power Tools. Auto FX Photo/Graphic Edges. Flaming Pear. Genuine Fractals. Andromeda. Digimarc. Summary. Workshop.


Hour 20. Compositing.

Image Sources. Making One Picture from Two. Realistic Composites. Replacing a Background. Composites from Nothing. Photomerge. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 21. Photo Repair-Black-and-White.

Easy Fixes. Using the Eyedropper. Using the Clone Stamp. Healing Brush and Patch Tools. Cleaning Up a Picture, Step by Step. Applying Tints. Vignetting. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 22. Photo Repair-Color.

Color Retouching. Summary. Workshop.


Hour 23. Printing and Publishing.

Choosing a Printer. Preparing to Print. Printing the Page. Preparing the Image. Papers. Placing Photoshop Images in Other Programs. Summary. Workshop.

Hour 24. Photoshop for the Web.

Jumping into ImageReady. File Formats and File Size. Preparing Backgrounds. Building Animations. Web Photo Gallery. Creating Slices. Preparing Text for the Web. Emailing Your Pictures. Making Pages Load Faster. Summary. Workshop.


Appendix A: Photoshop CS Palette Quick Reference.

Navigator Palette. Info Palette. Histogram Palette. Color Palette. Swatches Palette. Styles Palette. History Palette. Layers Palette. Channels Palette. Paths Palette. Character Palette. Paragraph Palette.



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