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Adobe Photoshop CS Classroom in a Book

Book Description

Photoshop is one of those programs that's so cool you just want to dive right in and start creating--but by plunging in head-first, without any guidance, you're likely to miss a lot. There's a solution: With this book, you learn by doing, getting your feet wet immediately as you progress through a series of hands-on projects that build on your growing Photoshop knowledge. Simple step-by-step instructions, review questions at the end of each chapter, and a companion CD with all of the book's project files make learning a breeze as the Adobe Creative Team takes you on a self-paced tour of the image-editing powerhouse. Completely revised to cover all of Photoshop CS's new features (including a new file browser, nonsquare pixel support, Layer comps for creating design variations, and more), the book starts with an introductory tour of the software and then progresses on through lessons on everything from Photoshop's interface to more complex topics like color management, Web graphics, and photo retouching.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady
    4. Starting Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady
      1. To start Adobe Photoshop or ImageReady in Windows
      2. To start Adobe Photoshop or Adobe ImageReady in Mac OS
    5. Installing the Classroom in a Book fonts
      1. Installing fonts from the Adobe Photoshop CS Classroom in a Book CD
    6. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
      1. To install the Classroom in a Book lesson files
    7. Restoring default preferences
      1. To save your current color settings
      2. To restore your color settings
    8. Additional resources
    9. Adobe Certification
  3. 1. Getting to Know the Work Area
    1. Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
      1. Starting Photoshop and opening a file
      2. Opening a file with the File Browser
    2. Using the tools
      1. Selecting and using a tool from the toolbox
      2. Selecting and using a hidden tool
      3. Using keyboard combinations with tool actions
      4. Applying a change to a selected area
    3. Using the tool options bar and other palettes
      1. Previewing and opening another file
      2. Setting tool properties on the tool options bar
      3. Using palettes and palette menus
    4. Undoing actions in Photoshop
      1. Undoing a single action
      2. Undoing multiple actions (Photoshop)
      3. About the ImageReady Undo command
      4. Using a context menu
      5. More about palettes and palette locations
      6. Expanding and collapsing palettes
      7. Special notes about the toolbox and tool options bar
    5. Jumping to ImageReady
    6. Using Photoshop Help
      1. Using the Help system keywords, links, and index
      2. Creating custom Help topics
    7. Using Adobe online services
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  4. 2. Using the File Browser
    1. Getting Started
    2. Viewing and editing files in the File Browser
      1. Customizing the File Browser views and spaces
      2. Rotating and opening images
      3. Deleting images from the File Browser
      4. Rearranging and renaming image files
    3. Embedding information for easy identification
      1. Ranking and sorting image files in the File Browser
      2. Reviewing and editing metadata
      3. Creating and applying keywords
      4. Editing keyword terms and categories
      5. Deleting keywords
    4. Searching with the File Browser
    5. Using automated features for output
      1. Creating a PDF Presentation from the File Browser
      2. Creating a Web Photo Gallery
      3. Viewing your Web Photo Gallery
      4. Creating a Picture Package for printing
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  5. 3. Basic Photo Corrections
    1. Strategy for retouching
      1. Organizing an efficient sequence of tasks
      2. Adjusting your process for intended uses
    2. Resolution and image size
      1. Types of resolution
      2. Resolution for this lesson
    3. Getting started
    4. Straightening and cropping an image
    5. Using automatic adjustments
    6. Adjusting the tonal range
      1. About Auto Contrast
    7. Removing a color cast
    8. Replacing colors in an image
    9. Adjusting lightness with the Dodge tool
    10. Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
    11. Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
    12. Compare the manual and automatic results
    13. Saving the image for four-color printing
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  6. 4. Working with Selections
    1. Getting started
    2. About selecting and selection tools
    3. Selecting with the Magic Wand tool
      1. Using the Magic Wand tool to select a colored area
      2. Moving a selected area
    4. Using the Magic Wand with other selection tools
    5. Working with oval and circular selections
      1. Repositioning a selection marquee while creating it
      2. Moving selected pixels with a keyboard shortcut
      3. Moving with the arrow keys
      4. Selecting from a center point
      5. Moving and changing the pixels in a selection
      6. Moving and duplicating simultaneously
    6. Selecting with the lasso tools
    7. Rotating a selection
    8. Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
    9. Cropping an image and erasing within a selection
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  7. 5. Layer Basics
    1. Getting started
    2. About layers
      1. Viewing information in the Layers palette
      2. Renaming a layer and copying it to another image file
      3. Viewing individual layers
      4. Selecting and removing some pixels from a layer
    3. Rearranging layers
      1. Changing the opacity and mode of a layer
      2. Linking layers
      3. Adding a gradient layer
      4. Adding text
      5. Applying a layer style
    4. Editing text
    5. Flattening and saving files
    6. Creating a layer set and adding a layer
      1. Adding type layers to a flattened background
      2. Creating alternate text and designating dictionaries
      3. Using the multilingual spelling checker
    7. Using layer comps
      1. Preparing a full-layered version of the Photoshop file
      2. Create new layer comps based on layer visibility
      3. Using layer comps to view document variations
      4. Duplicating and editing layer comps
      5. Creating layer comps for position changes
      6. Creating layer comps for style changes
      7. Reviewing layer comps
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  8. 6. Masks and Channels
    1. Working with masks and channels
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating a quick mask
    4. Editing a quick mask
      1. Adding to a selection by erasing masked areas
      2. Subtracting from a selection by adding masked areas
    5. Saving a selection as a mask
    6. Editing a mask
    7. Loading a mask as a selection and applying an adjustment
    8. Extracting an image
      1. Extracting an object from its background
      2. Adding the extracted image as a layer
      3. Extracting by forcing the foreground
      4. Adding the forced-foreground extraction as another layer
    9. Applying a filter effect to a masked selection
    10. Creating a gradient mask
    11. Applying effects using a gradient mask
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  9. 7. Retouching and Repairing
    1. Getting started
    2. Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
    3. Using the Pattern Stamp tool
      1. Creating a pattern
      2. Applying a pattern
    4. Using the Healing Brush and Patch tools
      1. Using the Healing Brush to remove flaws
      2. About snapshots and History palette states
      3. Taking a snapshot
      4. Using the Patch tool
      5. Using the History Brush tool to selectively reedit
    5. Retouching on a separate layer
      1. Using the Healing Brush on a duplicate layer
      2. Patching and softening using the separate layer
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  10. 8. Painting and Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. Defining a custom workspace
    3. Blending an image with the background
      1. Painting shadows and highlights in nontransparent areas
      2. Smoothing the edges of a stroke
    4. Changing images with the history tools
      1. About the history painting tools
      2. Using the history painting tools
    5. Getting the most from the Brush tool
      1. Painting with a specialty brush
      2. Creating new color swatches for the umbrella image
      3. Adding brush libraries to the Brushes palette
      4. Creating form and dimension with wet media brushes
      5. Saving a customized preset brush
      6. Painting from the image onto a created border
      7. Creating a custom brush
      8. Painting with a custom brush
    6. Using the Pattern Maker to create a picture frame
      1. Defining a new pattern
      2. Composing the patterned image with your painting
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  11. Color Section
  12. 9. Basic Pen Tool Techniques
    1. Getting started
    2. About paths and the Pen tool
    3. Drawing straight paths
      1. Moving and adjusting paths
      2. Drawing straight paths with multiple segments
      3. Creating closed paths
      4. Painting paths
    4. Drawing curved paths
      1. Creating separate work paths
      2. Drawing a closed curve path
      3. Modifying curved paths
      4. Stroking and filling paths
    5. Combining curved and straight path segments
      1. Combining two curved segments at a sharp angle
      2. Combining curved path segments with straight ones
    6. Editing anchor points
      1. Adding and subtracting anchor points
      2. Converting points
    7. Using paths with artwork
      1. Drawing the outline of a shape
      2. Converting selections to paths
      3. Converting paths to selections
    8. Adding layers to complete the effect
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  13. 10. Vector Masks, Paths, and Shapes
    1. About bitmap images and vector graphics
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating the poster background
      1. Adding a colored shape to the background
      2. About shape layers
      3. Subtracting more shapes from a shape layer
      4. Deselecting paths
      5. Drawing paths
      6. Combining paths into a filled shape
    4. Working with type
      1. Adding type to the image in edit mode
      2. Stylizing and warping text
      3. Adding a new text layer
      4. Creating work paths from text
      5. Altering the appearance of the work paths
      6. Adding a gradient layer
      7. Applying a work path to a layer as a vector mask
      8. Creating a flag image and more text
      9. Merging and distorting layer combinations
    5. Working with defined custom shapes
      1. Placing a custom shape
      2. Adding layer styles to a custom shape
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  14. 11. Advanced Layer Techniques
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating paths to clip a layer
      1. Drawing the vector work path
      2. Creating a layer mask from the work path
    3. Creating layer sets
    4. Creating an adjustment layer
    5. Creating a knockout gradient layer
    6. Importing a layer from another file
    7. Applying layer styles
    8. Duplicating and clipping a layer
    9. Liquifying a layer
      1. Rasterizing the mask
      2. Applying the Liquify filter
    10. Creating a border layer
    11. Flattening a layered image
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  15. 12. Creating Special Effects
    1. Getting started
    2. Automating a multi-step task
      1. Opening and cropping the files
      2. Preparing to record an action
      3. Recording a new action set
      4. Playing an action on an individual file
      5. Batch-playing an action
    3. Setting up a four-image montage
      1. Adding guides
      2. Snapping images into position
      3. Saving selections
    4. Hand-coloring selections on a layer
      1. Desaturating a selection
      2. Creating a layer and choosing a blending mode
      3. Applying painting effects
      4. Adding a gradient
      5. Merging layers
    5. Changing the color balance
    6. Applying filters
      1. Applying and fading the Accented Edges filter
      2. Applying the ZigZag filter
      3. Combining selections
      4. Editing a selection in Quick Mask mode
      5. Moving a selection
      6. Creating a cutout effect
      7. Matching color schemes across images
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  16. 13. Preparing Images for Two-Color Printing
    1. Printing in color
    2. Using channels and the Channels palette
    3. Getting started
    4. Using channels to change color to grayscale
      1. Mixing the woman’s image
      2. Mixing the framework’s image
    5. Assigning values to the black and white points
    6. Sharpening the image
    7. Setting up for spot color
    8. Adding spot color
      1. Removing a grayscale area and adding spot color
      2. Removing spot color from a grayscale area
      3. Adding solid and screened areas of spot color
      4. Adding spot color to text
    9. For the Web: Creating two-color Web graphics
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  17. 14. Arranging Layer Objects in ImageReady
    1. Getting Started
    2. Duplicating and aligning layers
      1. Creating a layer group
      2. Duplicating and aligning layer groups
      3. Transforming a layer group
      4. Creating a layer set and applying changes
      5. Modifying objects within a layer group
      6. Duplicating and editing text objects
      7. Aligning and grouping text objects
    3. Changing multiple lines of type
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  18. 15. Creating Links within an Image
    1. Getting started
      1. About slices and image maps
      2. Previewing the results
    2. Slicing an image in Photoshop
      1. Preparing to create slices
      2. Using the Slice tool to create slices
      3. Creating more user slices
      4. Setting slice options in Photoshop
    3. Working with slices in ImageReady
      1. Setting slice options in ImageReady
      2. Creating a layer-based slice
      3. Creating No Image slices
      4. Previewing a No Image slice in a Web browser
      5. More about creating slices
    4. Working with image maps (ImageReady)
      1. Using layers to create image maps
      2. Using the image map tools
      3. Using selections to create image maps
      4. Refining image map shapes and assigning links
      5. Examining all linked areas and creating an HTML file
      6. Editing link information and updating the HTML file
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  19. 16. Optimizing Web Images
    1. Optimizing images using Photoshop or ImageReady
    2. Getting started
    3. Optimizing a JPEG image (Photoshop)
      1. Using the Save For Web dialog box
      2. Comparing optimized GIF, JPEG, and PNG formats
    4. Optimizing a GIF image
      1. Using a predefined ImageReady workspace
      2. Choosing basic optimization settings in ImageReady
    5. Controlling dither and reducing colors
      1. Reducing the color palette
      2. Adding dither to simulate missing colors
      3. Locking colors to preserve image details
      4. Locking more colors to prevent unwanted dithering
      5. Minimizing browser dither
    6. Specifying background transparency
      1. Converting the Background into an ordinary layer
      2. Using the Magic Eraser tool to create transparency
      3. Converting isolated areas of white into transparency
      4. Finalizing the Color Table
      5. Previewing transparency
      6. Trimming extra background areas
    7. Creating a dithered transparency
      1. Adding a drop shadow
      2. Adding transparency dithering to the drop shadow
    8. Batch-processing file optimization
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  20. 17. Creating Rollover Web Visuals
    1. About rollovers
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating rollover states
      1. Defining a workspace for this lesson
      2. Setting up work options for the lesson file
      3. Creating a rollover with warped text
      4. Previewing a rollover
      5. Creating and dividing a slice and making a table
      6. Renaming and rearranging slices
      7. Creating rollovers affecting layer visibility
      8. Previewing layer-visibility rollovers
      9. About slice symbols
      10. Creating another rollover state using layer styles
      11. Finishing the remaining buttons and previewing the rollovers
      12. Preparing to do more rollover work
      13. Adding new slices to a slice set
      14. Troubleshooting rollover behaviors
      15. Creating a slice from a hidden layer
      16. Creating remote rollovers
      17. Previewing rollovers to detect problems
      18. Resizing slices to correct visibility problems
      19. Generating a Web page from the image
    4. Review Questions
    5. Review Answers
  21. 18. Animating GIF Images for the Web
    1. Creating animations in Adobe ImageReady
    2. Getting started
      1. Defining a workspace for animation tasks
    3. Animating by hiding and showing layers
      1. Preparing layer comps
      2. Beginning the animation process
      3. Navigating animation frames and previewing the animation
      4. Preparing layer copies for an animation
      5. Transforming layers for an animation
      6. Creating the simultaneous animations
      7. Setting and previewing the timing sequence
    4. Animating with layer opacity and position
      1. Opening the image file and starting the animation process
      2. Setting layer positions and opacity
      3. Tweening the position and opacity of layers
      4. Animating a layer style
      5. Tweening frames for the layer-style changes
      6. Preserving transparency and preparing to optimize
      7. Viewing the optimized GIF file
    5. Using vector masks to create animations
      1. Animating position changes within a vector-mask layer
      2. Smoothing the wave action
      3. Previewing and saving the vector-mask animation
    6. Animating with layer masks
      1. Creating and applying a layer mask
      2. Animating an image within a layer mask
      3. Refining the layer-mask animation
      4. Previewing and saving the layer-mask animation
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  22. 19. Setting Up Your Monitor for Color Management
    1. Getting started
    2. Color management: An overview
      1. About the device-independent color space
      2. About ICC profiles
      3. About color management engines
      4. Color management resources
    3. Calibrating and characterizing your monitor
    4. Monitor adjustment for Mac OS
    5. Monitor adjustment on Windows
      1. Preparing to calibrate your monitor
      2. Calibrating the monitor
      3. Setting the optimal brightness and contrast
      4. Selecting phosphor data
      5. Setting the midtones
      6. Selecting a target gamma
      7. Setting the monitor’s white point
      8. Setting an adjusted white point
    6. Saving the monitor profile
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  23. 20. Producing and Printing Consistent Color
    1. Reproducing colors
    2. Getting started
    3. Specifying color management settings
    4. Proofing an image
    5. Identifying out-of-gamut colors
    6. Adjusting an image and printing a proof
    7. Saving the image as a separation
    8. Selecting print options
      1. Entering file information
    9. Printing
      1. Printing a halftone
      2. Printing separations
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  24. Working with Version Cue