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SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 in 24 Hours

Book Description

Create works of art using your computer, Adobe Photoshop CS 2 and Sams Teach Yourself Photoshop CS 2 in 24 Hours. Learn the basics of Photoshop with a minimum of jargon from market-leading author, Carla Rose. Her conversational, friendly approach will make Photoshop seem less intimidating and more manageable to learn. With Carla's help, you will learn to:

  • Select color modes

  • Use paintbrushes and art tools

  • Use layers, masks and paths

  • Use artistic filters

  • Apply special effects to pictures

  • Enhance and repair photos

  • Master the world's leading image editing and manipulation tool with this accessible yet detailed, step-by-step tutorial.

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. About the Authors
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. We Want to Hear from You!
    5. Reader Services
    6. Introduction
    7. Getting Started
      1. The Basics
        1. Finding Your Way Around
        2. The Toolbox
        3. Tool Options Bar
        4. What's on the Menus?
        5. Setting Preferences
        6. Summary
        7. Workshop
      2. Opening and Saving
        1. Working with Files
        2. Saving Your Work
        3. Undoing and Redoing
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
      3. Making Selections
        1. The Selection Tools
        2. The Selection Menu
        3. Selecting Large Areas
        4. Cutting and Copying
        5. Cropping
        6. Summary
        7. Workshop
      4. Transformations
        1. Resizing
        2. Rotating
        3. Flipping
        4. Selection Transformations
        5. Warp and Liquify
        6. Summary
        7. Workshop
      5. Color Modes and Color Models
        1. Color Models
        2. The Modes and Models of Color
        3. Color Bit Depth and Why It Matters
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
      6. Adjusting Color
        1. Adjusting by Eye with Variations
        2. Making Other Adjustments
        3. Adjustment Layers
        4. Understanding Channels
        5. Summary
        6. Workshop
      7. Paintbrushes and Art Tools
        1. The Brushes Menu
        2. The Painting Tools
        3. Summary
        4. Workshop
      8. Digital Painting
        1. Foreground and Background Colors
        2. Selecting Colors
        3. Blending Modes
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
      9. Moving Paint
        1. Smudges
        2. Focus Tools
        3. The Toning Tools
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
    8. More Tools and Tricks
      1. Advanced Painting Techniques
        1. Simulating Different Media
        2. Summary
        3. Workshop
      2. Layers
        1. Using the Layers Palette
        2. Working with Multiple Layers
        3. Summary
        4. Workshop
      3. Using Masks
        1. Applying Masks
        2. Using Quick Mask
        3. Layer Masks
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
      4. Paths
        1. Creating Paths
        2. Editing Paths
        3. Using Paths
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
    9. Fun with Filters
      1. Filters That Improve Your Picture
        1. Sharpen Filters
        2. Blur Filters
        3. Fading Filters
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
      2. Filters to Make Your Picture Artistic
        1. Artistic Filters
        2. Brush Strokes
        3. Sketch Filters
        4. Summary
        5. Workshop
      3. Filters to Distort and Other Funky Effects
        1. Distort Filters
        2. Pixelate Filters
        3. The Stylize Filter
        4. Combining Filters
        5. Summary
        6. Workshop
    10. Text Effects and Getting Plugged In
      1. Adding Type to Pictures
        1. The Type Tools
        2. Setting Type
        3. Creating Drop Shadows
        4. Cutting and Filling Type
        5. Adding Glows
        6. Creating Bevel and Emboss Effects
        7. Warping Text
        8. Setting Type on a Path
        9. Checking Your Spelling
        10. Summary
        11. Workshop
      2. Special Effects and Useful Tricks
        1. Glows
        2. Lighting Effects
        3. Reflections
        4. Extracting Selections
        5. Notepad
        6. Contact Sheets and Picture Packages
        7. Working Efficiently
        8. Summary
        9. Workshop
      3. Photoshop Plug-Ins and Add-Ons
        1. Where to Get Plug-Ins
        2. How to Install Plug-Ins
        3. Alien Skin's Eye Candy
        4. Kai's Power Tools
        5. Auto FX Photo/Graphic Edges
        6. Flaming Pear
        7. Genuine Fractals
        8. Andromeda
        9. Digimarc
        10. Summary
        11. Workshop
    11. Photo Repair and Enhancement
      1. Compositing
        1. Image Sources
        2. Making One Picture from Two
        3. Realistic Composites
        4. Replacing a Background
        5. Composites from Nothing
        6. Photomerge
        7. Summary
        8. Workshop
      2. Photo Repair—Black and White
        1. Easy Fixes
        2. Using the Eyedropper
        3. Using the Clone Stamp
        4. Healing Brush and Patch Tools
        5. Cleaning Up a Picture, Step by Step
        6. Applying Tints
        7. Vignetting
        8. Summary
        9. Workshop
      3. Photo Repair—Color
        1. Color Retouching
        2. Removing
        3. Summary
        4. Workshop
    12. Picture Publishing on Paper and Otherwise
      1. Printing and Publishing
        1. Choosing a Printer
        2. Preparing to Print
        3. Printing the Page
        4. Preparing the Image
        5. Picking the Paper
        6. Placing Photoshop Images in Other Programs
        7. Summary
        8. Workshop
      2. Photoshop for the Web
        1. Jumping into ImageReady
        2. File Formats and File Size
        3. Preparing Backgrounds
        4. Building Animations
        5. Web Photo Gallery
        6. Creating Slices
        7. Preparing Text for the Web
        8. Emailing Your Pictures
        9. Making Pages Load Faster
        10. Summary
        11. Workshop
    13. Appendix
      1. Photoshop CS2 Palette Quick Reference
        1. Navigator Palette
        2. Info Palette
        3. Histogram Palette
        4. Color Palette
        5. Swatches Palette
        6. Styles Palette
        7. History Palette
        8. Actions Palette
        9. Layers Palette
        10. Channels Palette
        11. Paths Palette
        12. Character Palette
        13. Paragraph Palette
        14. Animation Palette
        15. Brushes Palette
        16. Layer Comps Palette
        17. Tool Presets Palette
    14. Index