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Packed with hands-on production techniques for tone and color correction, capturing images, color management, proofing, and other tasks in graphics production, this reference offers step-by-step instructions, tips, and shortcuts for using Photoshop on a daily basis. Early chapters cover basics of the Photoshop system and image and color essentials. Later chapters explore the most useful techniques for most images, then look at capturing images and building a digital workflow. Many color examples are included. Blatner lectures on desktop publishing and multimedia at conferences and workshops. Fraser is a contributing editor for Macworld magazine.Copyright ? 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Noodling 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, noodling 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 CS 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 CS' newest features: an improved File Browser; nonsquare pixel support; cool, new Photomerge technology (which allows you to create seamless panoramas out of multiple images); 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 CS.