Show Me Adobe Photoshop provides the in-depth, wide ranging coverage that enables Photoshop users to get the most out of the image-editing software and included tools; it is the only book users need on Photoshop! Photoshop helps users work more efficiently, creatively, and will help them produce high-quality images for print and the Web. This book provides users with a tutorial to Photoshop and shows readers how to get the most out of the program, including core features such as photo retouching, enhanced Web output features, customization, and so on.
Getting Started with Photoshop CS.
Viewing the Photoshop CS Window. Managing System Requirements. Installing PhotoshopCS. Launching Photoshop CS - New! Optimizing Photoshop. Working with Photoshop Tools. Using Drawing Tablets. Defining Shortcut Keys - New! Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager. Controlling the Workspace. Adding and Subtracting Palettes. Creating a New Document - New! Creating a New Document for Video with Auto Guides - New! Working with Non-Squared Pixels - New! Importing Raw Data from a Digital Camera - New! Inserting Images in a Document. Using the Status Bar. Checking for Updates and Patches. Getting Help While You Work. Creating Personalized Tips. Saving a Document. Closing a Document. Exiting Photoshop.
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
Setting General Preferences - New! Modifying File Handling Preferences. Working with Display & Cursor Preferences. Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences. Working with Units & Rulers. Working with Guides, Grids & Slices. Selecting Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks. Allocating Memory & Image Cache. Working with the File Browser - New!
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 Freeform and Transform. Adding, Subtracting, and Cropping a Selection. Using Channels to Create and Store Selections. Using Smart Guides - New! Organizing with Multi-Level Groups. Using the Quick Mask Option.
Understanding the Layers Palette. Defining Layer Designations and Attributes. Creating a New Layer. Creating a Nested Layer Set - New! Creating a Selection from a Layer. Creating a Layer from a Selection. Converting a Background into a Layer. Control Image Information Using the Layers Palette. Moving Layers Between Documents. Organizing Layers with Sets. Using the Merge Layer Options. Working with Layer Blending Modes. Duplicating a Layer. Deleting Layers. Changing Layer Properties. Working with the Layer Comps Palette - New! Exporting Layers as Files - New! Setting Layer Palette Options.
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.
Creating an Adjustment Layer. Modifying an Adjustment Layer. Merging Adjustment Lay