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Real World Adobe Photoshop CS3: Industrial-Strength Production Techniques by Bruce Fraser, Conrad Chavez, David Blatner

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Chapter 11. Essential Image Techniques: Pushing Pixels into Place

The vast majority of Photoshop users stare at the program many hours a day, doing the same sort of image manipulation over and over again. Retouch the background of this photo; convert this color image to grayscale; add a drop shadow behind this car; silhouette this pineapple; put a new background behind this amazing kitchen aid; incorporate this logo into that image.

In this chapter we offer a whole mess of tips and tricks to make your images fly a little faster, and perhaps even make them a little more fun to manipulate, too. The chapter is split up into a hodgepodge of common Photoshop issues: retouching, grayscale conversions, working with vector graphics and text, and so on. ...

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