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Adobe Photoshop CS2 A - Z

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Learn quickly and efficiently with this superb easy-to-navigate compilation of all the menus, tools and features offered in the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, CS2. Philip Andrews shares with you his extensive knowledge and experience of Photoshop in this excellent resource.

Structured in a clear and simple column format for you to dip into, or work through feature by feature, Adobe Photoshop CS2 A-Z covers each area concisely and includes directions to related topics. Solve problems as you work avoiding the frustrations and struggles that can accompany time-sensitive projects.

All Photoshop users will find this a valuable reference guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Introduction
  8. How to use this book...
  9. A–Z
    1. A
      1. Accented Edges filter
      2. Actions
      3. Active layer
      4. Add Noise filter
      5. Adjustment layers
      6. Adobe Online
      7. Advanced Blending
      8. Airbrush
      9. Aliasing
      10. Align Linked
      11. Aligning type
      12. Alpha channel
      13. Angle gradient tool
      14. All command
      15. Angle option – Brush
      16. Angled Strokes filter
      17. Animated GIFs
      18. Animation, Photoshop
      19. Anchor points
      20. Anti-aliasing, fonts
      21. Annotations
      22. Anti-aliasing, selections
      23. Arrange
      24. Apply Image
      25. Arrowhead options
      26. Art History Brush
      27. Artifacts
      28. Artistic filters
      29. Aspect ratio
      30. Assign profile
      31. Auto Color Correction
      32. Auto Contrast
      33. Auto Erase, pencil
      34. Auto Levels
      35. Auto Select Layer
      36. Automate
      37. Automate, Bridge
    2. B
      1. Background color
      2. Background Eraser tool
      3. Background layer
      4. Background matting
      5. Bas Relief filter
      6. Batch command
      7. Batch Processing
      8. Batch Rename
      9. Behind blending mode
      10. Bevels
      11. Bézier curves
      12. Bicubic interpolation
      13. Bicubic – Sharper interpolation
      14. Bicubic – Smoother interpolation
      15. Bilinear interpolation
      16. Bitmap color mode
      17. Bitmap images
      18. Blend modes
      19. Bloat tool, Liquify filter
      20. Blur filters
      21. Blur tool
      22. Borders
      23. Borders, printing
      24. Bounding box, Move tool
      25. Box Blur filter
      26. Bridge Center
      27. Bridge
      28. Bridge – View modes
      29. Brightness/Contrast
      30. Bring Forward
      31. Bring to Front
      32. Browse
      33. Brush Presets
      34. Brush tool
      35. Brushes palette
      36. Burn tool
      37. Button mode
    3. C
      1. Cache, Bridge
      2. Calculations
      3. Calibrate monitor
      4. Camera Raw
      5. Camera Raw – batch
      6. Camera Raw, Bridge
      7. Camera Raw – clear settings
      8. Camera Raw, copy/ paste settings
      9. Camera Raw – Done
      10. Canvas
      11. Canvas Size
      12. Chalk & Charcoal filter
      13. Channel Mixer
      14. Channels
      15. Charcoal filter
      16. Check spelling
      17. Chrome filter
      18. Clear blending mode
      19. Clipboard
      20. Clipping path
      21. Clone Stamp tool
      22. Close
      23. Close All
      24. Close and Go To Bridge
      25. Clouds filter
      26. CMYK
      27. Collage
      28. Color Balance
      29. Color blending mode
      30. Color Burn blending mode
      31. Color cast removal
      32. Color depth
      33. Color Dodge blending mode
      34. Color Halftone filter
      35. Color jitter
      36. Color management
      37. Color management, synchronized
      38. Color modes
      39. Color Range
      40. Color Replacement tool
      41. Color Sampler tool
      42. Color temperature
      43. Color Settings
      44. Colored Pencil filter
      45. Colorize
      46. Compact mode, Bridge
      47. Compression
      48. Conditional Mode Change
      49. Constrain Proportions
      50. Contact Sheet
      51. Conté Crayon filter
      52. Content area, Bridge
      53. Context menus
      54. Contiguous option
      55. Continuous tone image
      56. Contract, selection
      57. Contrast, image
      58. Convert to Profile
      59. Convert to 8 Bits/Channel
      60. Copy command
      61. Copy Merged command
      62. Craquelure filter
      63. Crop and Straighten Photos
      64. Crop command
      65. Crop marks printing E
      66. Crop tool
      67. Crosshatch filter
      68. Cursors, tool pointer
      69. Custom color table
      70. Curves
      71. Custom filter
      72. Custom Shape tool
      73. Cut command
      74. Cutout filter
    4. D
      1. Darken blend mode
      2. Define Brush
      3. Define Custom Shape
      4. Define Pattern
      5. Defringe
      6. De-interlace filter
      7. Delete, layers
      8. Delete selection
      9. Desaturate
      10. Deselect
      11. Deselect Layers
      12. Despeckle filter
      13. Diamond gradient
      14. Difference blend mode
      15. Difference Clouds filter
      16. Diffuse Glow filter
      17. Diffuse filter
      18. Direct Selection tool
      19. Directional option, Lighting Effects filter
      20. Displace filter
      21. Displacement maps
      22. Dissolve blend mode
      23. Distorting a layer
      24. Distortion filters
      25. DNG
      26. Document size
      27. Dodge tool
      28. DPI (dots per inch)
      29. Drop shadow
      30. Droplet
      31. Duotone
      32. Duplicate image
      33. Duplicate Layer
      34. Dust & Scratches filter
    5. E
      1. Edges
      2. Effects (styles)
      3. Effects, hide all
      4. Effects, scale
      5. Elliptical marquee
      6. Embed color profile
      7. Embedded profile mismatch
      8. Emboss filter
      9. Equalize
      10. Eraser tool
      11. Exclusion blend mode
      12. EXIF data
      13. Exit command
      14. Expand selection
      15. Export
      16. Export from clipboard
      17. Exposure
      18. Extract filter
      19. Extrude filter
      20. Eyedropper tool
    6. F
      1. Facet filter
      2. Fade command
      3. Faux fonts
      4. Favorites Panel, Bridge
      5. Feather command
      6. Fibers filter
      7. File Browser
      8. File compression
      9. File conversion
      10. File format
      11. File extension
      12. File Groups, Bridge
      13. File Info command
      14. File optimizing
      15. File Type Associations
      16. Fill command
      17. Fill layers
      18. Filling a selection
      19. Film Grain filter
      20. Filter Gallery
      21. Filters
      22. Filters, applying multiple
      23. Filters, shortcut keys
      24. Find
      25. Find and Replace Text
      26. Find Edges filter
      27. Fit Image
      28. Fixed Aspect Ratio
      29. Fixed Size option
      30. Flag
      31. Flash file export
      32. Flatten Image
      33. Flip Canvas Horizontal
      34. Flip Canvas Vertical
      35. Flip Horizontal
      36. Flip Vertical
      37. Focus tools
      38. Folders Panel, Bridge
      39. Font menu
      40. Font size
      41. Font styles and families
      42. Fonts, selecting
      43. Foreground color
      44. Fragment filter
      45. Free rotate layer
      46. Free Transform command
      47. Freehand selection
      48. Full screen mode
      49. Fuzziness setting
    7. G
      1. Gamut Warning
      2. Gaussian Blur filter
      3. GIF format
      4. Glass filter
      5. Global Light
      6. Glow effect
      7. Glowing Edges filter
      8. Gradient adjustment layer
      9. Gradient Editor
      10. Gradient Map adjustment layer
      11. Gradient Map filter
      12. Gradient mask
      13. Gradients
      14. Grain filter
      15. Graphic Pen filter
      16. Grayscale images
      17. Graphics Tablet
      18. Grayscale mode
      19. Grid
      20. Group Layers
      21. Group with Previous – Create Clipping Mask
      22. Grow, selection
      23. Guides
      24. Guides, Smart
    8. H
      1. Halftone Pattern filter
      2. Hand tool
      3. Hard Light blend mode
      4. Hard Mix blend mode
      5. Hardness option
      6. HDR, capturing source images
      7. HDR, Exposure
      8. HDR, 32-bit to 8/16-bit
      9. Healing Brush
      10. Help
      11. Hiding palettes
      12. Hiding/Showing layers
      13. High Dynamic Range (HDR)
      14. High Pass filter
      15. Highlights
      16. Histogram
      17. History brush
      18. History Log
      19. History palette
      20. History states
      21. Horizontal Type tool
      22. Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      23. Hue blend mode
      24. Hue/Saturation
    9. IJK
      1. ICC profiles
      2. Image Interpolation
      3. Image resolution
      4. Image Processor
      5. Image Size command
      6. Image Space, color management
      7. ImageReady
      8. Import command
      9. Indexed Color mode
      10. Info palette
      11. Ink Outlines filter
      12. Input levels
      13. Interface customization
      14. Interpolation
      15. Inverse, selection
      16. Invert
      17. Invert adjustment layer
      18. JPEG artifact removal
      19. JPEG format
      20. JPEG2000
      21. Jump to
      22. Keyboard Shortcuts
      23. Keyboard Shortcuts, customize
      24. Keywords
      25. Keywords Panel, Bridge
      26. Knockout
    10. L
      1. LAB color
      2. Label files – Bridge
      3. Lasso tools
      4. Last filter, reapply
      5. Layer based slice
      6. Layer clipping mask
      7. Layer Comps
      8. Layer From Background
      9. Layer, Group Layers
      10. Layer Groups
      11. Layer mask
      12. Layer opacity
      13. Layer Set
      14. Layer Styles
      15. Layer via Copy
      16. Layer via Cut
      17. Layers
      18. Layers – linking
      19. Layers – multi-selecting
      20. Layers palette
      21. Leading, type
      22. Lens Correction filter
      23. Lens Flare filter
      24. Levels command
      25. Lighten blending mode
      26. Lighting Effects filter
      27. Linear Burn blending mode
      28. Linear Dodge blending mode
      29. Linear Gradient tool
      30. Linear Light blending mode
      31. Lines
      32. Line art
      33. Liquify filter
      34. Loading Brushes
      35. Loading Patterns
      36. Loading Gradients
      37. Load Selection
      38. Load Swatches
      39. Lock All
      40. Lossless compression
      41. Lock options
      42. Lossy compression
      43. Luminosity blending mode
      44. LZW compression
    11. M
      1. Magic Eraser tool
      2. Magic Wand tool
      3. Magnetic Lasso tool
      4. Magnetic Pen tool
      5. Magnifying pictures
      6. Marquee tools
      7. Masks
      8. Match Location
      9. Match color
      10. Match Zoom
      11. Maximize mode
      12. Maximum filter
      13. Measure tool
      14. Median filter
      15. Memory
      16. Menu bar
      17. Menus, customize
      18. Merge Down
      19. Merge to HDR
      20. Merge Layers
      21. Merge Visible
      22. Metadata, Append/Replace
      23. Metadata Panel, Bridge
      24. Metadata Templates
      25. Mezzotint filter
      26. Minimize mode
      27. Missing Profile
      28. Minimum filter
      29. Mode
      30. Modify range of Hue sliders
      31. Modify selections
      32. Moiré patterns
      33. Mosaic filter
      34. Mosaic Tile filter
      35. Motion Blur filter
      36. Move tool
      37. Multiply blending mode
      38. Multi-Page PDF to PSD
    12. N
      1. Navigator
      2. Nearest Neighbor interpolation
      3. Neon Glow filter
      4. New command
      5. New Brush
      6. New Layer button
      7. New Window
      8. Normal blending mode
      9. Note Paper filter
      10. Notes
    13. O
      1. Ocean Ripple filter
      2. Offset filter
      3. Omni Lighting Effects
      4. Online Help
      5. Online Printing
      6. Opacity
      7. Open
      8. Open As
      9. Open in Camera Raw
      10. Open Recent
      11. Optimization, web
      12. Options bar
      13. Output Levels
      14. Overlay blend mode
    14. P
      1. Page Setup
      2. Paint Bucket tool
      3. Paint Daubs filter
      4. Paintbrush
      5. Painting tools
      6. Palette Knife filter
      7. Palette Well
      8. Palettes
      9. Panoramas, creating
      10. Paste command
      11. Paste Into
      12. Patch tool
      13. Patchwork filter
      14. Paths
      15. Path Selection tools
      16. Pattern, Fill Layers
      17. Pattern Maker filter
      18. Pattern Stamp
      19. PDF Format
      20. PDF, Save As
      21. PDF Presentation
      22. PDF Presets
      23. Pen Pressure
      24. Pen tool
      25. Pencil tool
      26. Perceptual rendering intent
      27. Perspective, changing
      28. Perspective options
      29. Photo Filter
      30. Photocopy filter
      31. Photomerge
      32. Photoshop format (PSD and PSB)
      33. PICT format
      34. Picture Package
      35. Picture Package, customization
      36. Pin Light blend mode
      37. Pinch filter
      38. Pixel, aspect ratio
      39. Pixel dimensions
      40. Pixels
      41. Place
      42. Plastic Wrap filter
      43. Plaster filter
      44. Plug-ins
      45. PNG format
      46. Pointers
      47. Pointillize filter
      48. Points, type size
      49. Polygonal Lasso tool
      50. Pop-up palettes
      51. Poster Edges filter
      52. Posterize adjustment layer
      53. Posterize filter
      54. Preferences, Photoshop
      55. Preferences, Bridge
      56. Preserve Transparency
      57. Preset Manager
      58. Print Online
      59. Print options
      60. Print One copy
      61. Print resolution
      62. Print Space
      63. Profile to profile conversions
      64. Progressive JPEG
      65. Proof Colors
      66. Proof Setup
      67. PSB format
      68. Purge
    15. Q
      1. Quadtones
      2. Quick Mask mode
    16. R
      1. Radial Blur filter
      2. Radial Gradient tool
      3. Raster image
      4. RAM
      5. Rasterizing
      6. Rate files
      7. Raw file camera support
      8. Raw file editor, Camera Raw
      9. Raw file multiprocessing
      10. Raw files
      11. Read Watermark
      12. Reconstruct tool, Liquify filter
      13. Rectangle shape tool
      14. Red Eye tool
      15. Rectangular Marquee
      16. Redo
      17. Reduce noise
      18. Reflected Gradient tool
      19. Reflection tool, Liquify filter
      20. Relative Colorimetric rendering intent
      21. Remove all color, Desaturate
      22. Rename a layer
      23. Rename, Batch
      24. Replace Color
      25. Resample Image
      26. Reselect
      27. Reset All Tools
      28. Reset All Warning Dialogs
      29. Reset Tool
      30. Resolution
      31. Resolution option
      32. Restore Preferences
      33. Reticulation filter
      34. Reveal All
      35. Reveal in Explorer
      36. Reverse, layer order
      37. Revert to Saved
      38. RGB (Red, Green, Blue)
      39. Rotate Canvas
      40. Rotate Layer
      41. Rough Pastels filter
      42. Rounded Rectangle tool
      43. Roundness
      44. Rulers
    17. S
      1. Sample All Layers
      2. Sample Size, Eyedropper tool
      3. Saturation
      4. Saturation blending mode
      5. Saturation rendering intent
      6. Save
      7. Save a Version
      8. Save an Alternate
      9. Save As
      10. Save for Web
      11. Save Selection
      12. Save Swatches
      13. Scale
      14. Scatter option, Brush tool
      15. Scratch disks
      16. Screen blending mode
      17. Scripts Event Manager
      18. Scripts
      19. Search Adobe Stock Photos
      20. Select All
      21. Select All Layers
      22. Select Similar Layers
      23. Selections
      24. Selective Color
      25. Send Backward
      26. Send to Back
      27. Send to Recycling Bin
      28. Shadow/Highlight
      29. Shape Blur filter
      30. Shape tools
      31. Share Online
      32. Sharpen filters
      33. Sharpen tool
      34. Shear filter
      35. Shortcuts buttons, Bridge
      36. Show options, Bridge
      37. Similar, select
      38. Skew
      39. Slice, image
      40. Slice tool
      41. Slideshow mode, Bridge
      42. Smart Blur filter
      43. Smart Guides
      44. Smart Objects
      45. Smart Objects, Convert to Layer
      46. Smart Objects, Edit Contents
      47. Smart Objects, Export Contents
      48. Smart Objects, Group Into
      49. Smart Objects, New Via Copy
      50. Smart Objects, Replace Contents
      51. Smart Sharpen filter
      52. Smooth
      53. Smudge Stick filter
      54. Smudge tool
      55. Snap and Snap To
      56. Snap to Layers
      57. Snapshot
      58. Soft Light blending mode
      59. Softening selection edges
      60. Solarize filter
      61. Solid Color fill layer
      62. Sort Files, Bridge
      63. Spatter filter
      64. Specular highlights
      65. Spherize filter
      66. SPI, samples per inch
      67. Sponge tool
      68. Spot Healing brush
      69. Spotlight, Lighting Effects filter
      70. Sprayed Strokes filter
      71. Stained Glass filter
      72. Stamp filter
      73. Standard Screen mode
      74. Status bar
      75. Step Backward
      76. Step Forward
      77. Stock Photos, Bridge
      78. Straighten (and crop)
      79. Stroke a selection
      80. Style settings
      81. Styles palette
      82. Sumi-e filter
      83. Surface Blur filter
      84. Swatches palette
    18. T
      1. Text
      2. Text on a Path
      3. Texture Fill filter
      4. Texturizer filter
      5. 3D Transform filter
      6. Threshold filter
      7. TIFF
      8. Tile
      9. Tile Horizontally
      10. Tile Vertically
      11. Tiles filter
      12. Tolerance setting
      13. Tool Presets
      14. Toolbox
      15. Tools, Bridge
      16. Torn Edges filter
      17. Trace Contour filter
      18. Transform again
      19. Transformations
      20. Transparency option, GIF and PNG
      21. Trapping
      22. Trim
      23. Tritones
      24. Twain
      25. Twirl filter
      26. Twirl tool
      27. Type
      28. Type editing
      29. Type Masks
    19. U
      1. Underlining type
      2. Underpainting filter
      3. Undo
      4. Ungroup Layers
      5. Unlock
      6. Unsharp Mask filter
      7. Unwarp type
      8. Updater
      9. URL
      10. Use All Layers
    20. V
      1. Vanishing Point filter
      2. Vanishing Point tool
      3. Variable Data Sets, apply
      4. Variable Data Sets, data driven graphics
      5. Variable Data Sets, data sets
      6. Variable Data Sets, define
      7. Variable Data Sets, generate
      8. Variable Data Sets, import
      9. Variations
      10. Vector graphics
      11. Vector Mask
      12. Version Cue
      13. Version Cue, project creation
      14. Versions
      15. Vertical Type tool
      16. Video filters
      17. Video Preview
      18. View
      19. Vivid Light blending mode
    21. W
      1. Warp
      2. Warp Text command
      3. Warp tool, Liquify filter
      4. Water Paper filter
      5. Watercolor filter
      6. Watermarks
      7. Wave filter
      8. Web Photo Gallery
      9. Web Safe Colors
      10. Welcome Screen
      11. Wet edges
      12. White Balance, Raw
      13. WIA support
      14. Wind filter
      15. Work Paths, converting selections to
      16. Workgroup
      17. Working spaces, ICC profile
      18. Workspace, Bridge
      19. Workspace, Customize
      20. Workspace, Photoshop
    22. XYZ
      1. XMP
      2. XMP sidecar files
      3. ZigZag filter
      4. Zoom In/Zoom Out
      5. Zoom tool
      6. ZoomView files
      7. ZoomView format
  10. Appendix