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Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ Photoshop® CS4

Book Description

Are you anxious to get started with the new release of Photoshop?  If you learn best visually, then you’ll love the updated and expanded coverage found in this tutorial.

  • Full-color throughout, this book offers newly revised design features that allow for larger screen shots for better navigation and a more detailed look at each tasks’ step-by-step instructions

  • Packed with additional pages and expanded coverage of cool new tasks for you to accomplish

  • An approachable teaching style makes Photoshop CS4 accessible for beginners and instructs visual learners of how to put this application to work for them

  • Covers the most important features of Photoshop, including importing photos from a digital camera, retouching and repairing damaged photos, enhancing digital images, adding custom 3D effects, and editing images for posting on the Web

  • Walks you through creating a Web photo gallery, incorporating graphics into desktop publishing programs, using palettes and layers, compositing, applying gradients, and setting type and filters

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Praise for Visual Books
  3. Credits
  4. About the Authors
  5. Authors' Acknowledgments
  6. How to use this book
    1. Who Needs This Book
    2. Book Organization
    3. Chapter Organization
    4. What You Need to Use This Book
      1. Using the Mouse
      2. Click
      3. Double-click
      4. Right-click
      5. Click and Drag, and Release the Mouse
    5. The Conventions in This Book
      1. Bold
      2. Italics
      3. Numbered Steps
      4. Bulleted Steps
      5. Indented Text
      6. Notes
      7. Icons and buttons
      8. Operating System Differences
      9. What's on the Web Site
  7. 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
  8. 2. Understanding Photoshop Basics
    1. 2.1. Introducing the Photoshop Toolbox
    2. 2.2. Work with Toolbox Tools
    3. 2.3. Magnify with the Zoom Tool
    4. 2.4. Adjust Views
    5. 2.5. Change Screen Modes
    6. 2.6. Using Rulers and Guides
    7. 2.7. Undo Commands
    8. 2.8. Revert an Image
    9. 2.9. Manage Image Windows
  9. 3. Changing 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
  10. 4. Making 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 a Selection
    10. 4.10. Invert a Selection
    11. 4.11. Grow a Selection
    12. 4.12. Create Slices
  11. 5. Manipulating 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. Perform Content-Aware Scaling
    8. 5.8. Feather the Border of a Selection
    9. 5.9. Create Vanishing Point Planes
    10. 5.10. Copy between Vanishing Point Planes
  12. 6. Painting and Drawing with Color
    1. 6.1. Select the Foreground and Background Colors
    2. 6.2. Select a Color with the Eyedropper Tool
    3. 6.3. Select a Color with the Swatches Panel
    4. 6.4. Using the Brush Tool
    5. 6.5. Change Brush Styles
    6. 6.6. Create a Custom Brush
    7. 6.7. Apply a Gradient
    8. 6.8. Using the Paint Bucket Tool
    9. 6.9. Fill a Selection
    10. 6.10. Stroke a Selection
    11. 6.11. Using the Clone Stamp
    12. 6.12. Using the Pattern Stamp
    13. 6.13. Using the Healing Brush
    14. 6.14. Using the Patch Tool
    15. 6.15. Using the History Brush
    16. 6.16. Using the Eraser
    17. 6.17. Replace a Color
    18. 6.18. Fix Red Eye in a Photo
  13. 7. Adjusting 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
    12. 7.12. Convert to Black and White
    13. 7.13. Adjust Vibrance
  14. 8. Working 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. Apply an Adjustment-Layer Preset
    16. 8.16. Link Layers
    17. 8.17. Blend Layers
    18. 8.18. Work with Smart Objects
  15. 9. Applying 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 Panel
  16. 10. Applying 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. Using Smart Filters
  17. 11. Drawing 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
  18. 12. Adding and Manipulating 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
  19. 13. Automating 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 PDF of Images
    5. 13.5. Create a Web Photo Gallery
    6. 13.6. Create a Panoramic Image
    7. 13.7. Convert File Types
    8. 13.8. Batch Rename Images
    9. 13.9. Using Tool Presets
  20. 14. Saving and Printing 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
    8. 14.8. Print on a PC
    9. 14.9. Print on a Mac