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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Complete Concepts and Techniques

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9781418859404

ISBN10:
1418859400
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Pub. Date:
11/6/2006
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

Part of the highly successful Shelly Cashman series, this brand new complete text follows the proven Shelly Cashman step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach to learning Photoshop CS2. Readers will learn Photoshop CS2 skills as well as graphic design concepts.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Editing a Photoshop Image
Objectives
4(1)
What is Photoshop CS2?
4(1)
Project One -- Editing a Photoshop Image
5(1)
Starting and Customizing Photoshop
5(6)
Opening a Photo
11(3)
The Photoshop Window
14(5)
The Menu Bar and Options Bar
14(2)
The Work Area
16(1)
The Toolbox
16(1)
The Document Window
17(1)
Palettes
18(1)
File Types
19(2)
Saving a Photo
21(2)
Editing the Photo
23(9)
Zooming
24(2)
The Navigator Palette
26(1)
Viewing Rulers
27(2)
Cropping
29(3)
Creating a Blended Border
32(7)
Making Selections
32(1)
Modifying the Border
33(2)
Smoothing the Border
35(1)
Filling a Selection
36(3)
Deselecting
39(1)
Saving a Photo with the Same File Name
39(1)
Changing Image Sizes
39(4)
Using the Resize Image Wizard
40(3)
Printing a Photo
43(3)
Saving the Resized Photo
45(1)
Closing a Photo
46(1)
Saving a Photo for the Web
46(4)
Using the Save for Web Command
46(4)
Adobe Bridge
50(3)
Using Bridge to View Files
50(2)
Closing Adobe Bridge
52(1)
Adobe Help Center
53(2)
Using the Type in a Word or Phrase Box
53(2)
Quitting Photoshop
55(1)
Project Summary
56(1)
What You Should Know
56(1)
Learn It Online
57(1)
Apply Your Knowledge
58(1)
In the Lab
59(4)
Cases and Places
63(3)
Using Selection Tools
Objectives
66(1)
Introduction
66(1)
Project Two --- Managing Selections
66(5)
Starting and Customizing Photoshop
68(1)
Opening a File
68(1)
Saving a File
69(2)
The Marquee Tools
71(3)
The Marquee Options Bar
71(2)
Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool
73(1)
The Move Tool
74(2)
The Move Options Bar
74(1)
Using the Move Tool
75(1)
The Transformation Commands
76(4)
The Transform Options Bar
78(1)
Scaling a Selection
79(1)
The History Palette
80(3)
Using the History Palette
82(1)
The Lasso Tools
83(12)
The Lasso Options Bar
84(1)
Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool
84(5)
Subtracting from the Selection using the Polygonal Lasso Tool
89(4)
Rotating a Selection
93(2)
Creating Guides
95(6)
Creating Guides
96(2)
Using the Lasso Tools
98(3)
The Magic Wand Tool
101(5)
The Magic Wand Options Bar
102(1)
Using the Magic Wand Tool
102(4)
Saving an Image with the Same File Name
106(1)
Printing an Image
106(1)
Closing a Photo
106(1)
Keyboard Shortcuts
106(6)
Creating a Keyboard Shortcut
107(3)
Testing the New Keyboard Shortcut
110(2)
Quitting Photoshop
112(1)
Project Summary
112(1)
What You Should Know
112(1)
Learn It Online
113(1)
Apply Your Knowledge
114(2)
In the Lab
116(4)
Cases and Places
120(2)
Using Layers
Objectives
122(1)
Introduction
122(1)
Project Three -- Using Layers
123(2)
Starting and Customizing Photoshop
124(1)
Opening a File
124(1)
The PSD Format
125(1)
Saving a File in the PSD Format
125(1)
Layers
126(3)
Creating a Layer via Cut
127(2)
The Layers Palette
129(7)
Changing the Palette Options
129(2)
Selecting Layers
131(1)
Naming Layers
132(2)
Hiding and Viewing Layers
134(2)
Creating a Layer from Another Image
136(9)
Opening a Second Image
136(2)
Creating a Layer by Dragging an Entire Image
138(2)
Resizing a Layer
140(2)
Creating a Layer by Dragging a Selection
142(3)
The Eraser Tools
145(10)
Using the Eraser Tools
145(1)
Erasing with the Magic Eraser
146(2)
Erasing with the Eraser Tool
148(2)
Erasing with the Background Eraser
150(5)
Layer Masks
155(7)
Creating a Layer Mask
156(3)
Creating a Layer Mask from a Selection
159(3)
Fine-Tuning Layers
162(12)
Making an Opacity Change to a Layer
163(1)
Making Level Adjustments
164(2)
Creating an Adjustment Layer
166(2)
Adding a Layer Style
168(3)
Adding a Render Filter
171(3)
The Clone Stamp Tool
174(3)
Creating a Clone
174(3)
Flattening a Composite Image
177(4)
Saving a File in the TIF Format
179(1)
Closing a Photo
180(1)
Project Summary
181(1)
What You Should Know
181(2)
Learn It Online
183(1)
Apply Your Knowledge
184(2)
In the Lab
186(3)
Cases and Places
189(2)
Special Feature 1 An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Graphic Design
Defining Graphic Design
191(2)
Graphic Designer's Considerations
192(1)
Planning and Developing a Project
193(1)
Organizing and Documenting Materials
193(1)
Developing an Idea
193(1)
About Images
194(2)
Elements & Techniques
196(1)
Color
197(1)
Design Systems
197(3)
Layout
197(1)
Grids
198(2)
Summary
200(2)
Drawing and Painting with Color
Objectives
202(1)
Introduction
202(1)
Project Four -- Drawing and Painting with Color
203(2)
Starting and Customizing Photoshop
204(1)
Resetting the Layers Palette
204(1)
Resetting the Colors
204(1)
Creating a New File
205(4)
Creating a File from Scratch
206(3)
Saving a File
209(1)
Gradients
209(15)
The Gradient Options Bar
209(1)
Blending Modes
210(2)
Using the Gradient Editor
212(2)
The Color Picker
214(3)
Applying the Gradient Fill
217(2)
Creating the Music Graphic
219(3)
Creating the Piano Graphic
222(2)
Selecting Colors
224(2)
The Color Palette
224(2)
Painting
226(11)
The Brush Tool
226(1)
Using the Brush Preset Picker
226(1)
Drawing Straight Lines with the Brush Tool
227(3)
The Eyedropper Tool
230(1)
Using the Eyedropper Tool
231(2)
The Info Palette
233(1)
The Brushes Palette
233(3)
Other Color Commands
236(1)
Shapes
237(14)
Shape Modes
239(1)
Creating Shapes
239(1)
The Swatches Palette
239(3)
The Paint Bucket Tool
242(1)
Using the Ellipse Tool
243(2)
Using the Pen Tool and the Paths Palette
245(3)
Filling a Path with Color
248(1)
The Line Tool
249(2)
Brush Tip Shapes
251(7)
Brush Options
252(1)
Choosing a Brush Tip and Setting
253(3)
Creating the Motion Lines
256(2)
Project Summary
258(1)
What You Should Know
259(1)
Learn It Online
260(1)
Apply Your Knowledge
261(1)
In the Lab
262(5)
Cases and Places
267(3)
Enhancing and Repairing Photos
Objectives
270(1)
Introduction
270(1)
Project Five -- Enhancing and Repairing Photos
271(1)
Gathering Images
272(5)
Scanners
272(1)
Digital Cameras
273(2)
Web Graphics
275(1)
Starting and Customizing Photoshop
275(1)
Resetting the Layers Palette
276(1)
Resetting the Colors
276(1)
Opening the First Image
276(1)
Repairing Documents
277(6)
Removing Discoloration
278(1)
Setting Levels
279(1)
Sharpening Images
280(2)
Cleaning Damaged Spots
282(1)
Retouching Tools
283(2)
The Healing Tools
285(14)
The Spot Healing Brush Tool
285(2)
The Healing Brush Tool
287(2)
The Patch Tool
289(4)
Using the Red Eye Tool
293(3)
The Dodge, Burn, and Sponge Tools
296(3)
Lens Correction Tools
299(7)
Angle and Perspective Errors
299(7)
Creating the Postcard
306(10)
Creating the Background Layer
307(3)
Creating the Schoolhouse Layer
310(2)
Opening a Recently Used File
312(2)
Creating the Children Layer
314(2)
Text Elements
316(8)
Creating Text
318(6)
Project Summary
324(1)
What You Should Know
324(1)
Learn It Online
325(1)
Apply Your Knowledge
326(2)
In the Lab
328(4)
Cases and Places
332(2)
Creating Color Channels and Actions
Objectives
334(1)
Introduction
334(1)
Project Six -- Creating Color Channels and Actions
335(4)
Starting and Customizing Photoshop
336(1)
Opening a File
336(2)
Saving a Master Copy
338(1)
Creating an Edits Layer
339(1)
Using Channels
339(10)
The Channels Palette
340(4)
Alpha Channels
344(2)
Editing the Alpha Channel
346(2)
Deleting a Background Using an Alpha Channel
348(1)
Snapshots
349(4)
Actions
353(14)
The Actions Palette
353(2)
Creating a New Action Set
355(1)
Creating a New Action
356(2)
Converting to Black and White
358(1)
The Channel Mixer
358(1)
Recording an Action
358(4)
Setting the Modal Control
362(1)
Saving Action Sets
363(1)
Playing an Action
364(3)
Decorative Shapes and Text
367(12)
Creating a Border
367(2)
Creating Decorative Shapes
369(3)
Aligning and Distributing the Shapes
372(2)
Inserting Text
374(3)
Warping Text
377(2)
Preparing for Four-Color Processing
379(4)
Using Lab Color
380(3)
Making Color Adjustments
383(4)
Resizing, Resampling, and Interpolation
387(3)
The Image Size Dialog Box
388(1)
Resizing with Resampling
389(1)
Printing Color Separations
390(2)
Quitting Photoshop
392(1)
Project Summary
392(1)
What You Should Know
393(1)
Learn It Online
394(1)
Apply Your Knowledge
395(2)
In the Lab
397(5)
Cases and Places
402(1)
Special Feature 2 Designing Basic Layouts Using Color and Typography
Objectives
402(1)
Developing Design and Layout Skills
402(5)
Researching Design Layouts
402(1)
Developing Design Layout Techniques
403(4)
Designing Effectively with Color
407(5)
Technical Considerations of Color for Print
408(2)
Technical Considerations of Color for the Web
410(1)
Color Design Considerations
411(1)
The Art of Typography
412(3)
Physical Characteristics of Letterforms
413(1)
Type Measurement and Appearance
413(2)
Summary
415
Appendix A Changing Screen Resolution and Editing Preferences
Screen Resolution
1(3)
Changing Screen Resolution
1(3)
Editing Photoshop Preferences
4(3)
Editing General Preferences
4(3)
Menu Command Preferences
7(6)
Hiding and Showing Menu Commands
7(6)
Resetting User Changes
13(1)
Resetting the Palettes, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Menus
13(1)
Resetting the Brushes
13(1)
Changing the Screen Mode
14(5)
Appendix B Using the Adobe Help Center
The Adobe Help Center
19(2)
Searching for Help Using Words and Phrases
21(2)
Using the Adobe Help Center Tabs
23(5)
Using the Contents Tab
23(1)
Using the Index Tab
24(2)
Using Bookmarks
26(1)
Changing the View
27(1)
Other Help Sources in the Adobe Help Center
28(3)
Appendix C Using Adobe Bridge
Adobe Bridge
31(2)
Starting Adobe Bridge
31(1)
Setting the Default Workspace
32(1)
The Adobe Bridge Window
33(5)
The Content Area
33(1)
The Panels
33(1)
Toolbars and Buttons
34(1)
Bridge Navigation and File Viewing
35(1)
Managing Files
36(2)
Metadata
38
Assigning Metadata
38(2)
Keywords
40(1)
Rating Photos
41(1)
Color-Coding Photos
42(1)
Searching Bridge
43(1)
Using the Find Command
43
Index 1(1)
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Quick Reference 1


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