Real World Adobe Photoshop CS3 (Google eBook)

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Peachpit Press, Dec 10, 2007 - Computers - 768 pages
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Anyone who relies on Photoshop to meet tough production challenges knows that when a new version arrives, especially one as chockfull of enhancements as Photoshop CS3, there's no time to fool around. You need to get up to speed on it, and you need to do so now. This book will get you there. In this copiously illustrated book, best-selling author David Blatner offers shows you how to sharpen your Photoshop production techniques and provides clear explanations of the concepts that drive them. Readers will learn about managing color, correcting colors, capturing images, getting great scans, and more. They'll also find complete coverage of Photoshop CS3's new features: a streamlined interface, nondestructive Smart Filters, a new Quick Selection and Refine Edge tools, improved Curves, automatic layer alignment and blending, and more. Throughout, the emphasis in this book is on efficiency: the timesaving tips and professional shortcuts that will allow readers to solve their everyday production challenges creatively with Photoshop CS3.
  

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Contents

Photoshop in the Real World
Putting It All Together
Its All Zeroes and Ones
What Makes a Color
Understanding Color Management in Photoshop
Making Quick Work of Digital Camera Images
Making Photoshop Fly
Stretching and Squeezing the Bits
Layers Masks Selections Channels and More
Getting Just What You Need
Getting an Edge on Your Image
Pushing Pixels into Place
The Right File for the Right Job
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

David Blatner is an internationally known expert on Photoshop and QuarkXPress and is the author of numerous other books, including Real World QuarkXPress and Real World Adobe InDesign. David lectures on desktop publishing and digital imaging at conferences and workshops around the world.

Conrad Chavez began providing education, training, and support for digital-media applications in 1987, contributing countless pages to the user guides for print, Web, and digital video products at Aldus Corporation and Adobe Systems Incorporated. Now a freelance writer and editor, Conrad co-authored the books Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2 Breakthroughs (with David Blatner) and Real World Scanning and Halftones, Third Edition, and is a contributing writer for The Adobe Illustrator CS2 Wow! Book by Sharon Steuer.

Bruce Fraser is a widely recognized authority on digital imaging and color reproduction. He is the author of the best-selling Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and the co-author of Real World Color Management, and was a principal and co-founder of Pixel Genius, LLC.

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