Providing an in-depth understanding of Photoshop, this text uses everyday language and concepts that should be familiar to readers. The companion CD includes step-by-step tutorials.
Fully updated to cover the new features of Photoshop 7. Starts with the working foundations of Photoshop, the basic tools, palettes, layers, and masks, and quickly moves on to real-world production techniques, such as how to sharpen scans, correct and optimize images, and use color curves to your advantage. Softcover. CD-ROM included.
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Fully updated to cover the new features of Photoshop 7, Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Studio Techniques starts with the working foundations of Photoshop--thebasic tools, palettes, layers, and masks--and quickly moves on to real-worldproduction techniques, such as how to sharpen scans, correct and optimizeimages, and use color curves to your advantage. By the time you finish thebook, you'll have explored the creative aspects of Photoshop, such as how toblend or enhance images, master colorizing techniques, and create advancedtype effects. Included is an entirely new chapter on color management thatgives you practical instruction on implementing a color-managed workflowfrom monitor to press. A section on Web graphics rounds out the book, withchapters on image slicing and rollovers, creating effects for interfacedesign, animating effects, and optimizing images for Web. If you want to getbeyond conventional step-by-step instruction and become "Photoshopenlightened," this is the book for you.