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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book

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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. This bestselling guide has been completely revised to cover all of Photoshop CS2's new features, which include advanced tools for digital photographers, such as a new Spot Healing Brush for correcting scratches or blemishes, and Smart Sharpen for fixing photo blurring. Photoshop CS2 also includes loads of new creative tools, such as Vanishing Point and Image Warp. This comprehensive guide 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. From the Authors
  3. Message from John Nack
  4. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new in this edition
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Photoshop
    5. What’s on the CD*
    6. Starting Adobe Photoshop
      1. To start Adobe Photoshop in Windows
      2. To start Adobe Photoshop in Mac OS
    7. Installing the Classroom in a Book fonts
    8. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
    9. Restoring default preferences
      1. To save your current color settings:
      2. To restore your color settings:
    10. Additional resources
    11. Adobe Certification
  5. 1. Getting to Know the Work Area
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
      1. Starting Photoshop and opening a file
      2. Opening a file with Adobe Bridge
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. Undoing actions in Photoshop
      1. Undoing a single action
      2. Undoing multiple actions
      3. Using a context menu
      4. More about palettes and palette locations
      5. Expanding and collapsing palettes
      6. Special notes about the toolbox and tool options bar
    6. Customizing the workspace
    7. Jumping to Adobe ImageReady
    8. Using Photoshop Help
      1. Using Help Center keywords, links, and index
    9. Using Adobe online services
    10. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  6. 2. Using Adobe Bridge
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Getting started
    3. Viewing and editing files in Adobe Bridge
      1. Customizing Adobe Bridge views and spaces
      2. Rotating and opening images
      3. Deleting images
      4. Rearranging and renaming image files
    4. Embedding information for easy identification
      1. Ranking and sorting image files
      2. Reviewing and editing metadata
      3. Creating and applying keywords
      4. Deleting keywords
    5. Searching with Adobe Bridge
    6. Using Favorites and Collections
    7. Automating routine tasks
      1. Creating a Web photo gallery
    8. Acquiring stock photography
      1. Browsing and searching for stock images
      2. Downloading and purchasing stock photos
    9. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  7. 3. Basic Photo Corrections
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Strategy for retouching
      1. Organizing an efficient sequence of tasks
      2. Adjusting your process for intended uses
    3. Resolution and image size
    4. Getting started
    5. Straightening and cropping an image
    6. Making automatic adjustments
    7. Manually adjusting the tonal range
    8. Removing a color cast
    9. Replacing colors in an image
    10. Adjusting lightness with the Dodge tool
    11. Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
    12. Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
    13. Comparing automatic and manual results
    14. Saving the image for four-color printing
    15. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  8. 4. Retouching and Repairing
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Getting started
    3. Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
    4. Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
      1. Painting with the Spot Healing Brush
    5. 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
    6. Retouching on a separate layer
      1. Using the Healing Brush on a duplicate layer
    7. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  9. 5. Working with Selections
    1. Lesson overview
    2. About selecting and selection tools
    3. Getting started
    4. Selecting with the Magic Wand tool
      1. Using the Magic Wand tool to select a colored area
      2. Moving a selected area
    5. Using the Magic Wand with other selection tools
    6. 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
    7. Selecting with the lasso tools
    8. Rotating a selection
    9. Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
    10. Cropping an image and erasing within a selection
    11. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  10. 6. Layer Basics
    1. Lesson overview
    2. About layers
    3. Getting started
    4. Using the Layers palette
      1. Renaming and copying a layer
      2. Viewing individual layers
      3. Selecting and removing some pixels from a layer
    5. Rearranging layers
      1. Changing the opacity and mode of a layer
      2. Linking layers
      3. Adding a gradient layer
      4. Adding text
    6. Applying a layer style
      1. Updating the layer effect
      2. Adding depth with a drop shadow
    7. Flattening and saving files
    8. Photoshop for Kids
    9. Simple enough for a kid—fun enough for everyone!
    10. Step 1: Open project files
    11. Step 2: Drag it, drop it, close it
    12. Step 3: Transform the layers
    13. Step 4: Warp and drop shadow
    14. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  11. 7. Masks and Channels
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Working with masks and channels
    3. Getting started
    4. Creating a quick mask
    5. Editing a quick mask
      1. Adding to a selection by erasing masked areas
      2. Subtracting from a selection by adding masked areas
    6. Saving a selection as a mask
    7. Editing a mask
    8. Loading a mask as a selection and applying an adjustment
    9. 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
    10. Applying a filter effect to a masked selection
    11. Creating a gradient mask
    12. Applying effects using a gradient mask
    13. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  12. 8. Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Getting started
    3. About camera raw
    4. Processing camera raw files
      1. Opening camera raw images
      2. Adjusting white balance and exposure
      3. Applying sharpening
      4. Synchronizing settings across images
      5. Saving camera raw changes
    5. Correcting digital photographs
      1. Making shadow /highlight adjustments
      2. Correcting red eye
      3. Reducing noise
      4. Sharpening edges
    6. Editing images with a vanishing-point perspective
      1. Defining a grid
      2. Editing objects in the image
    7. Correcting image distortion
    8. Creating a PDF portfolio
    9. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  13. 9. Typographic Design
    1. Lesson overview
    2. About type
    3. Getting started
    4. Creating a clipping mask from type
      1. Adding guides to position type
      2. Adding point type
      3. Making a clipping mask and applying a drop shadow
    5. Creating a design element from type
    6. Using interactive formatting controls
    7. Warping point type
    8. Designing a paragraph of type
      1. Using guides for positioning
      2. Adding paragraph type from a sticky note
      3. Adding the last two lines
      4. Adding vertical type
    9. Warping a layer
      1. Grouping layers into a Smart Object
      2. Warping with Smart Objects
    10. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
    11. Dancing with Type
    12. Applying text to a complex path
    13. Step 1: Select the dancer
    14. Step 2: Convert to a path
    15. Step 3: Place text on the path
    16. Step 4: Hide inside descenders
  14. 10. Vector Drawing Techniques
    1. Lesson overview
    2. About bitmap images and vector graphics
    3. About paths and the Pen tool
    4. Getting started
    5. Using paths with artwork
      1. Drawing the outline of a shape
      2. Converting selections to paths
      3. Converting paths to selections
      4. Converting the selection to a layer
    6. Creating vector objects for the background
      1. Drawing a scalable shape
      2. Deselecting paths
      3. About shape layers
      4. Subtracting shapes from a shape layer
    7. Working with defined custom shapes
    8. Importing a Smart Object
      1. Adding the title
      2. Finishing up
    9. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  15. 11. Advanced Layer Techniques
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating paths to clip a layer
      1. Drawing the vector work path
      2. Creating a layer mask from the work path
    4. Creating layer sets
    5. Creating an adjustment layer
    6. Creating a knockout gradient layer
    7. Importing a layer from another file
    8. Applying layer styles
    9. Duplicating and clipping a layer
    10. Liquifying a layer
      1. Rasterizing the mask
      2. Applying the Liquify filter
    11. Creating a border layer
    12. Flattening a layered image
    13. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  16. 12. Advanced Compositing
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Getting started
    3. Automating a multistep 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
    4. Setting up a four-image montage
      1. Adding guides
      2. Snapping images into position
      3. Saving selections
    5. 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
    6. Changing the color balance
    7. Applying filters
      1. Applying 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
    8. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  17. 13. Creating Links Within an Image
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Getting started
    3. 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
      5. More about creating slices
    4. Jumping to ImageReady
    5. Creating image maps in ImageReady
      1. Using layers to create image maps
      2. Using the image-map tools
      3. Using selections to create image maps
    6. Saving linked images in an HTML file
    7. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  18. 14. Creating Rollover Web Visuals
    1. Lesson overview
    2. About rollovers
    3. Getting started
    4. Creating rollover states
      1. Preparing the workspace and work options
      2. Creating a rollover with warped text
      3. Previewing a rollover
      4. Creating rollovers that affect layer visibility
      5. Previewing layer-visibility rollovers
    5. Creating remote rollovers
      1. Associating slices using the pickwick feature
    6. Saving the page as HTML
    7. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  19. 15. Animating GIF Images for the Web
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Creating animations in Adobe ImageReady
    3. Getting started
      1. Defining a workspace for animation tasks
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  20. 16. Producing and Printing Consistent Color
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Reproducing colors
    3. Getting started
    4. Specifying color-management settings
    5. Proofing an image
    6. Identifying out-of-gamut colors
    7. Adjusting an image and printing a proof
    8. Saving the image as a separation
    9. Printing
      1. Printing halftone separations
    10. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers