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Teach Yourself Visually™: Adobe® Photoshop® CS3

Book Description

Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something - and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 150 Photoshop CS3 tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including:

  • Finding images and video clips.

  • Changing size and resolution.

  • Using the Quick Selection tool.

  • Adjusting hue and saturation.

  • Applying Smart Filter effects.

  • Creating a contact sheet.

  • Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks.

  • Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task.

  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step.

  • Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules.

Order your copy today and master Photoshop CS3.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Praise for Visual Books
  3. Credits
  4. About the Authors
  5. Authors' Acknowledgments
  6. 1. Getting Started
    1. 1.1. Work with Images
    2. 1.2. Understanding Photoshop
    3. 1.3. Start Photoshop on a PC
    4. 1.4. Start Photoshop on a Mac
    5. 1.5. The Photoshop Workspace
    6. 1.6. Find Images for Your Projects
    7. 1.7. Set Preferences
    8. 1.8. Save a Workspace
    9. 1.9. Get Help
    10. 1.10. Open an Image
    11. 1.11. Browse for an Image in Bridge
    12. 1.12. Sort and Filter Images in Bridge
    13. 1.13. Display a Slideshow in Bridge
    14. 1.14. Create a New Image
    15. 1.15. Exit Photoshop
  7. 2. Understanding Photoshop Basics
    1. 2.1. Magnify with the Zoom Tool
    2. 2.2. Adjust Views
    3. 2.3. Change Screen Modes
    4. 2.4. View Rulers and Guides
    5. 2.5. Undo Commands
    6. 2.6. Revert an Image
  8. 3. Change the Size of an Image
    1. 3.1. Change the On-Screen Size of an Image
    2. 3.2. Change the Print Size of an Image
    3. 3.3. Change the Resolution of an Image
    4. 3.4. Crop an Image
    5. 3.5. Crop and Straighten Photos
    6. 3.6. Trim an Image
    7. 3.7. Change the Canvas Size of an Image
  9. 4. Make Selections
    1. 4.1. Select with the Marquee Tools
    2. 4.2. Select with the Lasso Tool
    3. 4.3. Select with the Magnetic Lasso Tool
    4. 4.4. Select with the Quick Selection Tool
    5. 4.5. Select with the Magic Wand Tool
    6. 4.6. Select with the Color Range Command
    7. 4.7. Select All the Pixels in an Image
    8. 4.8. Move a Selection Border
    9. 4.9. Add To or Subtract From Your Selection
    10. 4.10. Invert a Selection
    11. 4.11. Grow a Selection
    12. 4.12. Create Slices
  10. 5. Manipulate Selections
    1. 5.1. Move a Selection
    2. 5.2. Copy and Paste a Selection
    3. 5.3. Delete a Selection
    4. 5.4. Rotate a Selection
    5. 5.5. Scale a Selection
    6. 5.6. Skew or Distort a Selection
    7. 5.7. Feather the Border of a Selection
    8. 5.8. Extract an Object
    9. 5.9. Create Vanishing Point Planes
    10. 5.10. Copy between Vanishing Point Planes
  11. 6. Paint and Draw with Color
    1. 6.1. Select the Foreground and Background Colors
    2. 6.2. Select a Web-Safe Color
    3. 6.3. Select a Color with the Eyedropper Tool
    4. 6.4. Select a Color with the Swatches Palette
    5. 6.5. Add a Color to the Swatches Palette
    6. 6.6. Using the Paintbrush Tool
    7. 6.7. Change Brush Styles
    8. 6.8. Create a Custom Brush
    9. 6.9. Apply a Gradient
    10. 6.10. Using the Paint Bucket Tool
    11. 6.11. Fill a Selection
    12. 6.12. Stroke a Selection
    13. 6.13. Using the Clone Stamp
    14. 6.14. Using the Pattern Stamp
    15. 6.15. Using the Healing Brush
    16. 6.16. Using the Patch Tool
    17. 6.17. Using the History Brush
    18. 6.18. Using the Eraser
    19. 6.19. Replace a Color
    20. 6.20. Fix Red Eye in a Photo
  12. 7. Adjust Colors
    1. 7.1. Change Brightness and Contrast
    2. 7.2. Using the Dodge and Burn Tools
    3. 7.3. Using the Blur and Sharpen Tools
    4. 7.4. Adjust Levels
    5. 7.5. Adjust Hue and Saturation
    6. 7.6. Using the Sponge Tool
    7. 7.7. Adjust Color Balance
    8. 7.8. Using the Variations Command
    9. 7.9. Match Colors between Images
    10. 7.10. Correct Shadows and Highlights
    11. 7.11. Create a Duotone
  13. 8. Work with Layers
    1. 8.1. What Are Layers?
    2. 8.2. Create and Add to a Layer
    3. 8.3. Hide a Layer
    4. 8.4. Move a Layer
    5. 8.5. Duplicate a Layer
    6. 8.6. Delete a Layer
    7. 8.7. Reorder Layers
    8. 8.8. Change the Opacity of a Layer
    9. 8.9. Merge and Flatten Layers
    10. 8.10. Rename a Layer
    11. 8.11. Transform a Layer
    12. 8.12. Create a Solid Fill Layer
    13. 8.13. Create an Adjustment Layer
    14. 8.14. Edit an Adjustment Layer
    15. 8.15. Link Layers
    16. 8.16. Blend Layers
    17. 8.17. Work with Smart Objects
  14. 9. Apply Layer Styles
    1. 9.1. Apply a Drop Shadow
    2. 9.2. Apply an Outer Glow
    3. 9.3. Apply Beveling and Embossing
    4. 9.4. Apply Multiple Styles to a Layer
    5. 9.5. Edit a Layer Style
    6. 9.6. Using the Styles Palette
  15. 10. Apply Filters
    1. 10.1. Turn an Image into a Painting
    2. 10.2. Blur an Image
    3. 10.3. Sharpen an Image
    4. 10.4. Distort an Image
    5. 10.5. Add Noise to an Image
    6. 10.6. Turn an Image into Shapes
    7. 10.7. Turn an Image into a Charcoal Sketch
    8. 10.8. Apply Glowing Edges to an Image
    9. 10.9. Add Texture to an Image
    10. 10.10. Offset an Image
    11. 10.11. Using the Liquify Filter
    12. 10.12. Apply Multiple Filters
    13. 10.13. Generate a Pattern
    14. 10.14. Using Smart Filters
  16. 11. Draw Shapes
    1. 11.1. Draw a Shape
    2. 11.2. Draw a Custom Shape
    3. 11.3. Draw a Straight Line
    4. 11.4. Draw a Shape with the Pen
    5. 11.5. Edit a Shape
  17. 12. Add and Manipulate Type
    1. 12.1. Add Type to an Image
    2. 12.2. Add Type in a Bounding Box
    3. 12.3. Change the Formatting of Type
    4. 12.4. Change the Color of Type
    5. 12.5. Apply a Style to Type
    6. 12.6. Warp Type
  18. 13. Automate Your Work
    1. 13.1. Record an Action
    2. 13.2. Play an Action
    3. 13.3. Batch Process by Using an Action
    4. 13.4. Create a Contact Sheet
    5. 13.5. Create a Picture Package
    6. 13.6. Create a Web Photo Gallery
    7. 13.7. Create a Panoramic Image
    8. 13.8. Convert File Types
    9. 13.9. Using Tool Presets
  19. 14. Save Images
    1. 14.1. Save in the Photoshop Format
    2. 14.2. Save an Image for Use in Another Application
    3. 14.3. Save a JPEG for the Web
    4. 14.4. Save a GIF for the Web
    5. 14.5. Save a PNG for the Web
    6. 14.6. Add Descriptive and Copyright Information
    7. 14.7. Save a Sliced Image
  20. 15. Print Images
    1. 15.1. Print on a PC
    2. 15.2. Print on a Mac