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Photoshop CS for Dummies

Handbook / ManualPopular ScienceOut of Print

Series: For Dummies

By: Deke McClelland (Author), Phyllis Davis (Author)

455 pages, Illus

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Nov 2003 | #145734 | ISBN: 0764543563
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About this book

- Covers the main features of Photoshop-the industry standard software package for image creation, correction, and enhancement
- Explores the essentials: menu bar, tool palette, modifying images, retouching images, painting and drawing, creating type, adding special effects, creating and managing layers, preparing images for the Web, and much more
- Updated to cover all the new features in both the Mac and Windows versions of the latest Photoshop release
- A ready reference that helps Photoshop novices become productive quickly and introduces experienced Photoshop users to the latest Photoshop tricks and techniques
- Authored by Deke McClelland, a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame, who has published more than sixty books on computer graphics and electronic publishing



Part I: Getting the Basics Down
Chapter 1: Introducing the Two Faces of Photoshop
Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Interface
Chapter 3: Using Photoshop for the First Time

Part II: The Care and Feeding of Pixels
Chapter 4: Sizing and Resizing Images
Chapter 5: Introducing Color
Chapter 6: Going to Hard Copy

Part III: Selections and Layers
Chapter 7: Making Selections
Chapter 8: Working with Layers

Part IV: Basic Editing
Chapter 9: Adjusting Color and Tone
Chapter 10: Creating Composite Images
Chapter 11: Using Filters

Part V: Using Your Virtual Paintbrush
Chapter 12: Painting 101
Chapter 13: Coloring inside the Lines
Chapter 14: Changing History and Erasing Pixels

Part VI: Heavy-Duty Photoshop
Chapter 15: Using Masks and Channels
Chapter 16: Using Paths and Shapes
Chapter 17: Adding and Manipulating Type

Part VII: Photoshop for Webbies
Chapter 18: Spinning Graphics for the Web
Chapter 19: Slicing and Dicing Images

Part VIII: The Part of Tens
Chapter 20: Ten (Or So) Filters You Can Use to Create Fast Effects
Chapter 21: Ten Things to Do with Your Photoshop Masterpiece


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Pioneering electronic publishing expert Deke McClelland is the author of Photoshop 7 Bible, the best-selling guide on digital imaging. Having written more than 60 titles in 20 languages, with 3 million copies in print, Deke is one of the most award-winning writers in the business, including a total of seven honors from the Computer Press Association. In addition to designing and editing the Look & Learn visual learning series (Wiley Publishing, Inc.), Deke hosts the in-depth training videos, Total Photoshop, Total Illustrator, and Total InDesign (all Total Training). He is a contributing editor for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines, and a member of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team.

Phyllis Davis is a writer, graphics and Web designer, teacher, and graphics software expert. Her professional design credits include many books, fine art posters, and advertisements. In addition to being co-author of Photoshop CS for Dummies, Phyllis is also the author of The GIMP: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press), CorelDraw: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press), and many other highly regarded books about graphic and photo-manipulation software.
When she isn’t writing and designing books and creating Web sites, Phyllis can be found developing and teaching computer courses, digging in her garden with her husband, Harold, and playing with her wonderful boys, Julian and Nicholas.

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