This Visual QuickStart Guide uses a combination of task-based
instruction and strong visuals to teach beginning and intermediate
users how to create great-looking images with Photoshop.
Best-selling authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas take
readers step by step through all of today's Photoshop essentials:
from importing digital photos through basic color manipulation and
image correction to painting, masking, using filters, and more. Hot
topics like working with Camera Raw, using the improved Photomerge
command (that aligns and blends layers automatically) to stitch
together images, making selections using the new Quick Selection
tool and Refine Edge feature, and Smart Filters are all
Both beginning users, who want a thorough introduction to the topic, and more advanced users, who are looking for a handy reference, will find what they need here. In this edition, using a fresh new design and now illustrated in full color, the authors have streamlined the text by focusing on the most efficient means of accomplishing a task, rather than explaining all possible methods. By the end of the book, users will have a solid foundation for working in Photoshop CS3. Additional intermediate topics can be found in the author's follow-on book: Photoshop CS3: Visual QuickPro Guide.