Photoshop is simply the best image-editing software available and is the choice of millions of graphic artists worldwide. In Special Edition Using Photoshop 7, authors Peter Bauer and Jeff Foster combine deep technical expertise, Photoshop community involvement, teaching experience, and artistic talent. They offer numerous practical and creative tips to highlight clear explanations of both theory and technique. Full coverage is provided of all new tools and upgraded features in Photoshop 7, including:
I. FUNDAMENTAL PHOTOSHOP.1. What's New in Photoshop 7.
What's Different—Overview. The File Browser: Say Goodbye to the Open Command? Saving Workspaces and Tool Presets. New Tools and Capabilities. The Paint Engine and the Brushes Palette. New Type-Related Capabilities. Other New and Improved Features. From the NAPP Help Desk.2. The Photoshop Interface.
Photoshop's Evolving Interface. The Photoshop Interface: A Chef's Tour. Zooming for Improved Production. Keyboard Shortcuts. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.3. Hardware, System Setup, and Photoshop's Preferences.
Photoshop 7's Minimum Requirements. Image-Editing Speed Demons. Setting Photoshop's Preferences. Photoshop Quick Fix—Replacing the Preferences. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.4. Getting Pixels into Photoshop.
Digital Camera Basics. From Camera to Photoshop. Common Problems with Digital Camera Images. Scanners: Hardware Basics. Scanning Images into Photoshop. Stock Photography and Other Existing Artwork. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.5. Photoshop's File Formats and Output Options.
Choosing a File Format. The File Formats. The Final Destinations. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.
II. CRITICAL CONCEPTS.6. Pixels, Vectors, and Resolution.
The Two Types of Computer Graphics. Vectors in Photoshop. Image Resolution. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.7. Color Theory and Practice.
Photoshop and Color. The Two Types of Color. RGB, CMYK, and Spot Colors. Photoshop's Other Color Modes. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.8. Defining and Choosing Colors.
Working with Colors in Photoshop. Photoshop's Color Palette. The Swatches Palette. Working with Color Pickers. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.9. Photoshop Color Management.
What Is Color Management? System-Level Color Management. Calibrating and Profiling the Monitor. Photoshop's Color Settings Dialog Box. Changing Embedded Profiles. Soft Proofing in Photoshop 7. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.
III. PHOTOSHOP'S CREATIVE TOOLS.10. Making Selections and Creating Masks.
Selections and Masks: Telling Photoshop Where to Work. The Selection Tools. Selection Commands. Alpha Channels and Masks. Layer Masks, Vector Masks, and Clipping Groups. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.11. Type and Typography in Photoshop.
Photoshop's Type Capability. The Type Tools. The Type Palettes and Commands. Spell Check and Find/Replace. Fonts and Font Embedding. Photoshop in Focus. From the NAPP Help Desk.12. Photoshop 7's Painting Tools and Brushes.
Painting in Photoshop. The New Brushes Palett
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