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Real World Adobe® Photoshop® CS2: Industrial-Strength Production Techniques

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Fooling around with Photoshop to create interesting composite artwork is all well and good. But if you rely on Photoshop to meet tough production challenges in a fast-paced professional environment, fooling around won't cut it! You need results, and you need them now: This book delivers! In this copiously illustrated volume, best-selling authors David Blatner and Bruce Fraser offer scads of hands-on production techniques as well as clear explanations of the concepts that drive them, so that you can get the best results possible on your own Photoshop CS2 projects. You'll learn about managing color, getting great scans, correcting tones and colors, and more. You also find complete coverage of all of Photoshop CS2's newest features: integration with Adobe Bridge; Vanishing Point; super-tight integration with the rest of Adobe's Creative Suite 2; and more. Throughout, the emphasis is on efficiency: the time-saving tips and professional shortcuts that will allow you to work faster, smarter, and more creatively with Photoshop CS2.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Preface: Photoshop in the Real World
    1. Ask Your Printer
      1. Developing Your “Spidey Sense”
      2. The Step-by-Step Stuff
      3. History Is Important
      4. Whither Photography?
    2. The Depth of Understanding
      1. How the Book Is Organized
    3. This Edition
    4. A Word to Windows Users
    5. Thank You!
  3. 1. Building a Photoshop System: Putting It All Together
    1. Hardware
      1. Choosing a Platform
        1. Macintosh
        2. Windows
      2. RAM
        1. 32-bit hardware
        2. 64-bit hardware
        3. RAM allocation
        4. Image cache
      3. Virtual Memory
        1. Photoshop scratch disk and the OS swap file
        2. Scratch disk space
        3. RAID arrays
      4. Monitors
        1. Video acceleration
        2. Dual-monitor support
        3. Monitor calibration
    2. The Power of Photoshop
  4. 2. Essential Photoshop Tips and Tricks: Making Photoshop Fly
    1. Upgrading to a New Version
      1. What’s New in “CS2”
        1. Bridge
        2. Multiple layer selection
        3. Reduce Noise
        4. Smart Sharpen
        5. Lens Correction
        6. Menu and workspace customization
        7. Spot healing
        8. Camera Raw
        9. Merge to HDR
        10. Smart Objects
        11. Perspective cloning
        12. Animation features
        13. Other stuff
    2. Windows
    3. Navigation
      1. Magnification
      2. Moving
        1. Grab Every Image
      3. Navigator Palette
    4. Moving Pixels
      1. Guides, Grids, and Alignment
        1. Guides
        2. Alignment and distribution
    5. Dialog Boxes
      1. Keystrokes in Dialog Boxes
        1. Option
        2. Command-Z
        3. Arrow keys
        4. Tab key
      2. Previewing
        1. Proxies
      3. New Dialog Box
    6. Keyboard Shortcuts
    7. Menu Customization
    8. Workspaces
    9. Tools
      1. Tool Presets
      2. Eyedropper
      3. Gradient Tool
      4. Paint Brushes
      5. Cropping Tool
      6. Eraser Tool
      7. Measurement Tool
      8. Notes Tools
    10. Palettes
      1. Layers Palette
      2. Layer Comps Palette
      3. Info Palette
      4. Color Palettes
    11. Bridge
      1. Metadata
    12. Preferences
      1. Export Clipboard
      2. Save Palette Locations
      3. Image Previews
      4. Ask Before Saving Layered TIFF Files
      5. Maximize PSD and PSB File Compatibility
      6. Brush Size
      7. Gamut Warning
      8. Transparency
      9. Image Cache
    13. When Things Go Worng
      1. Undo
      2. Revert to Saved
      3. The History Palette
        1. Snapshots
        2. Stepping through states
        3. The History Brush
        4. Fill with History
    14. Easter Eggs
      1. Dark Matter
      2. Quotes
      3. Merlin lives!
    15. The World of Photoshop
  5. 3. Image Essentials: It’s All Zeros and Ones
    1. Pixels and Paths
      1. Pixel-based images
      2. Vector artwork
      3. Crossing the line
    2. Pixels and Images
      1. Dimension
      2. Bit Depth
      3. Image Mode
    3. Resolution
    4. How Much Is Enough?
      1. Line Art
      2. Grayscale and Color Halftones
        1. Quality requirements
        2. Reproduction method
        3. Image detail
      3. Grayscale and Color Inkjet Output
      4. Grayscale and Color Continuous-Tone Output
      5. On-Screen Output (Multimedia and the Web)
    5. Resampling
      1. Upsampling vs. Downsampling
        1. Resampling methods
    6. Image Mode
      1. Bitmap
      2. Grayscale
      3. Duotone
      4. Indexed Color
      5. RGB
      6. CMYK
      7. Lab
      8. Multichannel
    7. Bitmaps and File Size
      1. Dimensions and resolution
      2. Bit depth
      3. Image mode
      4. Figuring File Size
    8. Billions and Billions of Bits
  6. 4. Color Essentials: What Makes a Color
    1. Primary Colors
      1. Additive and Subtractive Color
      2. An Imperfect World
        1. Imperfect pigments
        2. Imperfect conversions
    2. The Color Wheel
      1. Figuring Saturation and Brightness
      2. Tristimulus Models and Color Spaces
    3. How Colors Affect Each Other
      1. Tone
      2. Hue
      3. Saturation
      4. Neutrals
    4. Device-Independent Color
      1. Lab Color
    5. Working with Colors
  7. 5. Color Settings: Understanding Photoshop’s Color Management
    1. Controlling Color
    2. Color Management Systems Explained
      1. CMS Components
      2. Conveying Color Meaning
        1. Profile embedding
        2. Source and target profiles
        3. The process
        4. Rendering intents
        5. Space conversions and data loss
    3. Color Management in Photoshop
      1. Working Spaces and Display Compensation
    4. The Conceptual Framework
      1. Working Spaces and Device Spaces
      2. Tagged and Untagged Images
        1. Tagged images
        2. Untagged images
        3. To tag or not to tag?
      3. Proofing Simulations
    5. Photoshop and the Monitor
      1. Calibration Parameters
      2. Display Adjustments
        1. CRT Monitors
        2. Basic LCD monitors
        3. High-end LCD monitors
        4. LED-backlit monitors
      3. Profiling Tools
      4. Setting Aim Points
        1. Aim points and the working space
        2. White luminance
        3. Target white point
        4. Target gamma
      5. Bad Monitor Profiles
    6. Color Settings
      1. Color Settings Presets
        1. General Purpose 2
        2. Monitor Color
        3. Web/Internet
        4. Prepress 2
      2. Extra Presets
        1. Color Management Off
        2. Emulate Photoshop 4
        3. ColorSync Workflow
      3. Presets Are Only Starting Points
    7. The RGB Working Space
      1. Why Use RGB Working Spaces?
        1. Why not just use Lab?
      2. Choosing an RGB Working Space
      3. Gamut Size Revisited
        1. Monitor RGB
      4. Other RGB Working Spaces
        1. ProPhoto RGB
        2. EktaSpace
        3. BruceRGB
      5. Custom RGB Spaces
        1. Gamma
        2. White Point
        3. Primaries
      6. RGB Output
    8. Choosing a CMYK Working Space
      1. Should You Use Custom CMYK?
      2. Editing Custom CMYK
        1. Ink Colors
        2. Tuning CMYK Previews
        3. Using Estimate Overprints for spot inks
        4. Dot gain
        5. Dot Gain Curves
        6. Separation Options
        7. Rules, guidelines, and caveats
        8. UCR vs. GCR
        9. Black Generation
        10. Custom black generation
        11. Black Ink Limit
        12. Total Ink Limit
        13. Undercolor Addition (UCA)
      3. Typical Custom CMYK Setups
        1. More Options
      4. Press Profile Families
    9. Choosing a Gray Working Space
      1. Custom Gray
        1. Custom Dot Gain
        2. Custom Gamma
        3. CMYK black channel
        4. Save Gray
    10. Spot Spaces
    11. Color Management Policies
      1. Off
      2. Preserve Embedded Profiles
      3. Convert to Working Space
      4. Profile Warnings
        1. Profile Mismatch: Ask When Opening
        2. Profile Mismatch: Ask When Pasting
        3. Missing Profile: Ask When Opening
    12. Color Settings with More Options
      1. Conversion Options
        1. Engine
        2. Intent
        3. Use Black Point Compensation
        4. Use Dither (8-bit/channel images)
      2. Advanced Controls
        1. Desaturate Monitor Colors By
        2. Blend RGB Colors Using Gamma
    13. The Color Picker
    14. Applying Profiles Outside Color Settings
      1. Assigning and Converting
      2. Assign Profile
        1. Don’t Color Manage This Document
        2. Assign Working Space
        3. Assign Profile
      3. Convert to Profile
    15. Soft-Proofing Controls
      1. Proof Setup Dialog Box
        1. Custom Proof Condition
        2. Device to Simulate
        3. Preserve RGB/CMYK/Gray Numbers
        4. Rendering Intent
        5. Black Point Compensation
        6. Display Options (On-Screen)
      2. Proof Setup Submenu
    16. Converting at Print Time
      1. Print with Preview
        1. Print
        2. Options
        3. Printer Profile
        4. Rendering Intent
        5. Proof Setup Preset
      2. Print
    17. Isolating Variables
  8. 6. Image Adjustment Fundamentals: Stretching and Squeezing the Bits
    1. Stretching and Squeezing the Bits
      1. Data Loss in Perspective
        1. Get good data to begin with
        2. Use adjustment layers
        3. Use high-bit data
        4. Minimize tonal correction
        5. Be decisive, or use adjustment layers
        6. Cover yourself
        7. Data loss can be good
    2. Tonal-Correction Tools
    3. The Histogram Palette
      1. Endpoints
      2. How Much Information Is Present?
      3. Histograms Are Generalizations
    4. The Info Palette
      1. Palette Options
    5. More Tonal-Correction Tools
    6. Levels
      1. Input Levels
        1. Black- and white-point sliders
        2. Gray slider
      2. Output Levels
        1. Black Output Levels
        2. White Output Levels
      3. Levels Command Goodies
        1. Preview
        2. Instant before-and-after
        3. Black-point/white-point clipping display
        4. Auto
        5. Auto-reset
      4. Levels in Color
        1. The Levels composite histogram
        2. How Levels works on color images
      5. Auto Color
    7. Curves
      1. Curves versus Levels
      2. The curve
      3. The info readout
      4. Handling black and white points
      5. The eyedropper
      6. Automatic curve point placement
      7. Other Curves command goodies
    8. Color Concerns
      1. RGB or CMYK?
      2. When to Use CMYK
      3. When to Use RGB
    9. Hands-On Levels and Curves
      1. Image Evaluation
        1. Fix the biggest problem first
      2. Evaluation Examples
        1. Getting a midpoint fix
        2. Washed out, not washed up
        3. Cast away that color
        4. Make it pop
        5. Subtle curves
      3. Levels and Curves Compared
      4. The Eyedroppers
        1. Setting minimum and maximum dots
        2. Killing color casts
        3. The gray eyedropper
      5. Freehand Curves
        1. Trouble in the transition zone
    10. Levels and Curves Redux
    11. Hue, Saturation, and Lightness
      1. Colorize
      2. The Master Panel Controls
        1. The Hue slider
        2. The Saturation slider
        3. The Lightness slider
      3. The Color Panel Controls
        1. Skin tone adjustments
        2. Matching hues
        3. Gamut mapping
        4. Other Methods
    12. Replace Color
    13. Selective Color
    14. Channel Mixer
    15. Photo Filter
    16. Shadow/Highlight
      1. Amount
      2. Tonal Width
      3. Radius
      4. Color Correction
      5. Brightness
      6. Midtone Contrast
      7. Black Clip/White Clip
    17. Tools We Don’t Use
      1. Color Balance
      2. Brightness/Contrast
      3. Match Color
      4. Gradient Map
      5. Exposure
      6. Invert, Equalize, Threshold, and Posterize
      7. Variations
    18. Mastering the Tools
  9. 7. The Digital Darkroom: Layers, Masks, Selections, Channels, and More
    1. Why Use Adjustment Layers?
      1. Adjustment layers and high-bit images
    2. Why Not Use Adjustment Layers?
      1. Adjustment layers and file size
      2. Adjustment layers and complexity
    3. Adjustment Layer Basics
      1. Creating Adjustment Layers
      2. Controlling Adjustment Layers
        1. Variable strength
        2. Fine-tuning
        3. Multiple edits
        4. Selective editing
        5. Saving adjustment layers
    4. Simple Adjustment Layers
    5. Selections, Masks, and Channels
      1. Why Digital Tape Is Better
      2. Digital Tape Is Convenient
        1. Selections to channels
        2. Channels to selections
        3. Selections to masks
        4. Selections to existing masks
        5. Painting on the layer mask
    6. Advanced Adjustment Layers
      1. Copying Layer Masks
      2. Masking Techniques
    7. Beyond Adjustment Layers
      1. Using Layer Blending Modes
      2. Layer Blending Modes
      3. Layer Blending in Practice
        1. Building density with Multiply
        2. Adding Contrast with Hard Light
        3. Adjusting color balance with Color
        4. Opening shadows with Screen
        5. Creating the mask
      4. Complex Layer Blending
        1. Naming the layers
      5. Letting the Image Edit Itself
        1. Mixing and matching
    8. Beyond Adjustment Layers
    9. Advanced Pixel Blending
      1. Combining the Pixel Layers
        1. Loading the luminosity as a selection
        2. Producing the final image
        3. Alternative workflows
    10. History and Virtual Layers
      1. Virtual Layers
      2. History Tools
        1. The History palette
        2. Applying History
      3. Combining Blend Modes with History
      4. Print Optimization
        1. Making the reference image
        2. Setting the soft proof
        3. Make your edits
    11. Darkroom Experiments
  10. 8. Making Selections: Getting Just What You Need
    1. Masking-Tape Selections
    2. Selection Tools
      1. Marquee
      2. Lasso
        1. Magnetic Lasso
      3. Magic Wand
      4. Floating Selections
    3. Quick Masks
      1. Editing Quick Masks
    4. Anti-Aliasing and Feathering
      1. Anti-Aliasing
      2. Feathering
    5. Channels
      1. Alpha Channels
        1. Saving selections
      2. Multidocument Channels
      3. Color Channels
        1. Selecting and Seeing Channels
    6. The Select Menu
      1. Grow
      2. Similar
      3. Color Range
        1. Adding and deleting colors
        2. The Fuzziness factor
      4. Canned Colors
        1. Selection Preview
      5. Modify
        1. Border
        2. Smooth
        3. Expand/Contract
    7. Selections and Layers
      1. Transparency Masks
      2. Layer Masks
        1. Creating and editing layer masks
      3. Layers as Masks
    8. Step-by-Step Selections
      1. A Simple, Hard-Edged Silhouette
      2. Pulling Selections from Channels
      3. Removing Spill with Preserve Transparency
      4. Enhancing Edges with Adjustment Layers
    9. Masks, Channels, and Life
  11. 9. Sharpness, Detail, and Noise Reduction: Getting an Edge on Your Image
    1. Detail and Noise
    2. Lens Defects
    3. Sharpening
    4. Unsharp Masking
    5. How the Unsharp Mask Filter Works
      1. Amount
      2. Radius
      3. Threshold
      4. Everything’s Relative
    6. Working the Controls
    7. Sharpening—Why, How, and When?
      1. Why We Sharpen
        1. Sharpening the capture
        2. Sharpening the image
        3. Sharpening the output
      2. When We Sharpen
        1. Capture sharpening
        2. Creative sharpening
        3. Output sharpening
      3. The Sharpening Workflow
    8. Sharpening Techniques
      1. Sharpening Layers
      2. Edge Masking
        1. Edge mask as selection
        2. Edge mask as layer mask
        3. Edge mask for noise reduction
      3. Controlling the Tonal Range
      4. Sharpening Brushes
        1. Layer-based sharpening brush
        2. History Brush sharpening
    9. Sharpening Without Unsharp Mask
      1. High-Pass Sharpening
    10. Techniques in the Workflow
      1. The First Sharpening Pass
      2. Creative Sharpening
      3. Output Sharpening
    11. Noise Reduction
      1. Light Noise Reduction with Despeckle
      2. The Reduce Noise Filter
        1. Strength
        2. Preserve Details
        3. Reduce Color Noise
        4. Sharpen Details
        5. Remove JPEG Artifact
        6. Advanced Mode
      3. Using Reduce Noise
    12. Smart Sharpen
      1. Smart Sharpen Remove Modes
        1. Gaussian Blur
        2. Lens Blur
        3. Motion Blur
      2. Advanced Mode
      3. Smart Sharpen in Action
    13. Lens Correction
      1. Lens Filter Controls
        1. Tool palette
        2. Zoom controls
        3. Grid controls
        4. Main control buttons
        5. Lens Default
        6. Remove Distortion
        7. Chromatic Aberration
        8. Vignetting
        9. The Transform controls
        10. Edge
    14. Avoiding the Crunchies
  12. 10. Spot Colors and Duotones: Special Inks for Special Projects
    1. Spot Colors from Photoshop
    2. Spot-Color Channels
      1. Name
      2. Color
      3. Solidity
      4. Applying Spot Colors
        1. Merge Spot Channel
      5. Knocking Out vs. Overprinting
      6. Building Traps
        1. Choking the background
        2. Spreading the spot color
        3. Trap
      7. Saving Images with Spot Colors
        1. Screen angles
    3. Multitone Images
      1. Expanding the Tonal Range
      2. Colorizing Images
    4. Photoshop’s Duotones
    5. Adjusting Screen Colors
      1. Adjusting Colors
      2. Overprint Colors
    6. Setting Curves
      1. Expanding Highlights and Shadows
        1. Focusing inks
        2. Ink tones
      2. Creating the Curves
      3. The Info Palette
      4. Unthinkable Curves
      5. Compressing Tones for Targeting
    7. Turning Grayscale to Color
      1. Converting Grayscale Images to Color
        1. Simple conversion
        2. The multichannel step
    8. Simulating Spot Colors in CMYK
    9. Saving and Outputting
      1. Duotone mode
      2. CMYK mode
      3. Screen Angles
      4. Printing Order
      5. Printing Proofs of Spot-Color Images
        1. Custom inks
        2. Process colors
    10. Billions of Shades of Gray
  13. 11. Building a Digital Workflow: Making Quick Work of Raw Images
    1. Digital Raw Formats
      1. What Is a Raw Capture?
      2. Why Shoot Raw?
    2. Camera Raw, Photoshop, and Bridge
      1. Turn off default auto-correction
      2. Camera Raw Anatomy
    3. Camera Raw Static Controls
      1. The Tool Palette
        1. Zoom and pan
        2. White balance
        3. Color samplers
        4. Crop
        5. Straighten
        6. Rotate buttons
      2. The Preview Controls
        1. Zoom Level menu
        2. Preview, Shadows, and Highlights checkboxes
      3. The Histogram and RGB Readout
        1. RGB readout
      4. The Settings Menu
        1. Image Settings
        2. Camera Raw Defaults
        3. Previous Conversion
        4. Custom
    4. The Camera Raw Menu
      1. Preferences
        1. Save image settings in
        2. Apply sharpening to
        3. Camera Raw cache
        4. DNG File Handling
      2. Loading and Saving Settings
      3. Export Settings
      4. Use Auto Adjustments
        1. Auto adjustments for initial previews
        2. Applying auto adjustments over baseline defaults
        3. Comparing auto adjustments with your own edits
      5. Setting Camera Defaults
    5. The Main Control Buttons
      1. Alternate buttons
    6. Camera Raw Workflow Controls
    7. Camera Raw Image Controls
      1. The Adjust Tab
        1. White balance
        2. Tone mapping controls
        3. Saturation
      2. Working in the Adjust Tab
        1. Evaluating exposure
        2. Shadows, Brightness, and Contrast
        3. White balance controls
        4. Why use the Adjust tab?
      3. The Detail Tab
        1. Sharpness
        2. Luminance Smoothing
        3. Color Noise Reduction
      4. The Lens Tab
        1. Chromatic aberration
        2. Vignetting
      5. The Curve Tab
        1. Navigation
        2. Tone Curve
        3. Adjustments and previewing
      6. The Calibrate Tab
        1. Camera Profile
        2. Using the Calibrate controls
    8. Filmstrip Mode
      1. Synchronize Settings
      2. Saving Images in the Background
    9. Adobe Bridge
      1. Launching Bridge
    10. Bridge Windows
      1. Arranging Windows
      2. Bridge Window Components
      3. Bridge Tools and Buttons
        1. Navigation controls
        2. Content controls
        3. Display controls
      4. Bridge Palettes
        1. The Folders palette
        2. The Favorites palette
        3. The Preview palette
        4. The Metadata palette
        5. The Keywords palette
    11. Bridge Menu Commands
      1. Preferences and the Bridge Menu
        1. General Preferences
        2. Metadata Preferences
        3. Labels Preferences
        4. File Type Association Preferences
        5. Advanced Preferences
      2. File Info and the File Menu
      3. Select, Find, and Edit with the Edit Menu
        1. Selection commands
        2. Find command
        3. Save As Collection
        4. Apply Camera Raw Settings
      4. Automation, the Cache, and the Tools Menu
        1. Batch Rename
        2. Photoshop
      5. Labeling, Rating, and the Label Menu
        1. Applying labels and ratings
      6. Bridge Display and the View Menu
        1. Sort
        2. Show Thumbnail Only
        3. Content filtering commands
        4. Slide Show
      7. The Window Menu and Bridge Configuration
    12. Working in Bridge
    13. Workflow Principles
      1. Doing Things Once
      2. Do Things Automatically
      3. Be Methodical
    14. Planning and Strategy
      1. Bridge Cache
      2. Strategies for Settings
      3. What’s in a Name?
      4. Ratings and Labels
      5. Simplicity Is Its Own Strategy
    15. Workflow Phases
    16. Image Ingestion
    17. Image Verification
      1. Feeding the Cache
      2. Interrupting the Cache
      3. Caching Multiple Folders
    18. The Preproduction Phase
      1. Selecting and Editing
        1. Selecting by thumbnail
        2. Selecting by preview
        3. Selecting in Slide Show
        4. Comparing images
      2. Rating and Labeling
        1. One-star rating for binary sorts
        2. Multistar Ratings
        3. Labels
      3. Applying Camera Raw Settings
        1. Edit by example in Bridge
        2. Edit by presets
        3. Edit in Camera Raw
      4. Sorting and Renaming
      5. Applying Keywords and Metadata
        1. IPTC metadata
        2. Keywords
    19. The Production Phase
      1. Background Processing
      2. Automated Conversions
    20. Using Batch
      1. Rules for Batching Files
        1. Rules for opening files
        2. Rules for saving files
        3. Rules for running a batch operation
        4. Playing by The Rules
    21. Recording Batch Actions
      1. Simple Action—Save as JPEG
        1. Creating an action and action set
        2. Creating a new action
        3. Recording the Open step
        4. Recording the Save step
        5. Stop and save
        6. Variants
      2. Complex Action—Save for Edit
        1. Create the new action
        2. Recording the Open step
        3. Adding the edits
        4. Recording the Save step
    22. Running Batch
      1. Common errors
      2. Source settings
      3. Destination settings
    23. Make the Work Flow
  14. 12. Essential Image Techniques: Pushing Pixels into Place
    1. Taking Care of the Basics
      1. Look at every pixel
      2. Build base camps
    2. The Color of Grayscale
      1. Convert to Grayscale
      2. Take a channel, any channel
      3. Desaturate
      4. Convert to Lab
      5. Load the luminance mask
      6. Devious methods
      7. Calculating images
    3. Line Art
      1. Scanning in Grayscale
      2. Resolution
      3. Sharpening
      4. Thresholding
    4. Rescreens
      1. Frequency Considerations
        1. Low-frequency halftones
        2. Medium-frequency halftones
        3. High-frequency halftones
    5. HDR Imaging
      1. Merge to HDR
        1. Shooting for HDR
        2. Using Merge to HDR
      2. Downsampling HDR Images
        1. Exposure and Gamma
        2. Highlight Compression
        3. Equalize Histogram
        4. Local Adaptation
    6. Retouching
      1. Dustbusting
      2. The Healing Brushes and the Patch Tool
      3. Dust and Scratches
      4. The Clone Stamp Tool
      5. Red-Eye
        1. Hue/Saturation
        2. Color Replacement tool
      6. Perspective Retouching
        1. Defining the planes
        2. Performing the cloning
    7. Compositing Images
      1. Extract: Quick ‘n’ Dirty Masking
        1. When to use Extract
        2. Step-by-step extraction
      2. Photomerge
        1. Keep as Layers
        2. Manually compositing
        3. Perspective
        4. Saving Compositions
    8. Vectors vs. Pixels
      1. Strengths and weaknesses
      2. Open vs. Place
        1. Open
        2. Place
      3. Smart Objects
        1. Creating a smart object
        2. Editing smart objects
        3. Replacing smart objects
        4. Exporting smart objects
        5. Rasterizing smart objects
      4. Creating and Editing Paths
        1. Pen tool
        2. Selection tools
        3. Convert Point tool
        4. Freeform Pen tool
        5. Magnetic Pen tool
      5. Paths to Selections
      6. Selections to Paths
      7. Rasterizing Paths
        1. Filling
        2. Stroking
      8. Clipping Paths
        1. Why use paths
        2. Soft edges
        3. Making paths
        4. TIFF vs. EPS
      9. Layer Clipping Paths and Shapes
        1. Making a layer clipping path
        2. Making vectors and pixels interact
    9. Text and Typography
      1. Text Formatting
        1. Leading
        2. Kerning and tracking
        3. Anti-alias settings
        4. Fractional Widths
        5. Other character styles
        6. Hyphenation and justification
    10. Filters and Effects
    11. Actions, Automate, and Scripting
      1. Actions
        1. Action limitations
      2. Keep in Mind
        1. Difficulty
        2. Modularity
        3. Think it through
        4. Generic actions
        5. Clean up
        6. Get more info
      3. Actions Basics
        1. Sets
        2. Editing actions
        3. Saving actions
      4. Troubleshooting Actions
        1. Dummy files
        2. Step-by-step
      5. Automated Workflows
        1. Picture Package
        2. Contact Sheet II
        3. Crop and Straighten Photos
      6. Using Variables
      7. Scripting Photoshop
        1. Scripting vs. actions
        2. Scripting languages
        3. First steps in scripting
        4. Running scripts
    12. New Techniques
  15. 13. Image Storage and Output: Managing Files for Fast Production
    1. Storing Images
    2. Save As Options
      1. Save Options
        1. As a Copy
        2. Alpha Channels
        3. Layers
        4. Annotations
        5. Spot Colors
      2. Color Options
        1. Use Proof Setup
        2. Embed Color Profile
      3. Image Preview Options
        1. Icon
        2. Thumbnail
        3. Full Size
    3. File Formats
      1. Photoshop
        1. Saving a composite
        2. Duotones
        3. Photoshop 2.0 format
    4. File Formats for Print
      1. TIFF
        1. Compression
        2. Pixel Order
        3. Byte Order
        4. Image Pyramid
        5. Transparency
        6. Layer Compression
        7. Compatibility
      2. Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
        1. Previews
        2. ASCII vs. Binary
        3. JPEG compression
        4. Halftone screens and transfer functions
        5. PostScript Color Management
        6. Include Vector Data
        7. Image Interpolation
      3. DCS
        1. DCS composites
        2. Multi-file or single file
      4. PDF (Portable Document Format)
        1. Round-tripping
        2. PDF Options
        3. PDF Presentation
    5. File Formats for Multimedia and the Web
      1. PICT
      2. CompuServe GIF
      3. JPEG
    6. Niche File Formats
      1. Alias
      2. Amiga IFF
      3. Cineon
      4. ElectricImage
      5. Filmstrip
      6. HDR file formats
      7. JPEG 2000
      8. MacPaint
      9. PCX
      10. Portable Bitmap (PBM)
      11. Pixar
      12. Pixel Paint
      13. PSB (Large Document format)
      14. PNG (Portable Network Graphic)
      15. PICT Resource
      16. Raw
      17. RLA
      18. Scitex CT
      19. SGIRGB
      20. SoftImage
      21. Targa
      22. WBMP
      23. Windows Bitmap (BMP)
      24. ZoomView
    7. Compressing Images
      1. Lossless Compression
        1. Run Length Encoding
        2. LZW, Huffman, and Zip
      2. Lossy Compression
        1. Levels of JPEG compression
        2. JPEG warnings
        3. Fractal and wavelet compression
      3. To Compress or Not to Compress
      4. Archiving
    8. File Metadata
      1. File Info
      2. Metadata templates
      3. History
      4. Metadata in PDF files
    9. Output Methods
    10. Contone vs. Halftone
      1. Halftones
        1. Screen frequency
        2. Screen angle
        3. Spot shape
      2. Contone Output
        1. Film recorders
        2. Dye-sub printers
      3. Hybrid Color Screening
        1. Inkjet
        2. Stochastic screening
        3. Color laser printer
    11. Image Differences
      1. Resolution
      2. Tonal and color correction
      3. Sharpening
      4. Image mode
    12. Imaging from Photoshop
      1. Print with Preview
        1. Position
        2. Scaled Print Size
        3. Print Selected Area
        4. Show More Options
      2. Output Options
        1. Screen
        2. Transfer
        3. Background
        4. Border
        5. Bleed
        6. Interpolation
        7. Description
        8. Calibration Bars
        9. Registration Marks
        10. Corner Crop Marks
        11. Center Crop Marks
        12. Labels
        13. Negative and Emulsion Down
        14. Encoding
      3. Color Management Options
        1. Document versus Proof
        2. Color Handling
        3. Proof Setup Preset
      4. Using an Online Service
    13. Imaging from a Page-Layout Program
      1. QuarkXPress, InDesign, and PageMaker
        1. File formats
        2. CMYK vs. RGB
        3. Rotating
        4. Cropping and clipping
        5. Image editing
    14. Getting It Out
  16. 14. Multimedia and the Web: Purposing Pixels for the Screen
    1. Preparing Images
      1. Tone
      2. Color
      3. Resolution
    2. Saving Your Images
      1. On-Screen File Formats
      2. Save For Web
        1. Settings
        2. Format
      3. JPEG
        1. Optimized
        2. Compression quality
        3. Progressive
        4. Blur
        5. ICC Profile
        6. Matte
      4. GIF
        1. Lossy
        2. Color reduction method
        3. Colors
        4. Dither
        5. Transparency
        6. Interlaced
        7. Web Snap
        8. Color Table
      5. PNG Images
      6. WBMP Images
      7. Other Save For Web Controls
        1. Navigating
        2. Image Size
        3. Browser Dither
        4. Download speed
        5. Gamma
      8. Let Photoshop Write Your HTML
    3. More Web Tools
      1. Slices
        1. Making (and breaking) slices
        2. Slice Options
        3. Saving slices
      2. Indexed Colors
        1. Indexed Color dialog box
        2. Editing the color table
      3. Web Colors
      4. Web Photo Gallery
      5. The Animation Palette
    4. The Future of Publishing
  17. Production Notes: How We Made This Book
    1. Our Systems
      1. Bruce
      2. David
    2. Writing, Editing, and Page Layout
      1. Design and Type
    3. Images
      1. Separations
    4. Preproofing
  18. Author! Author!: Where to Reach Us
  19. Image Credits: And Permissions