Adobe Photoshop CS3: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 11, 2007 - Computers - 244 pages
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A guide to Adobe Photoshop CS3 provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for such tasks as working with layers, cropping and resizing photographs, retouching portraits, enhancing colors and tones, and designing with text effects. This book provides adventurous Photoshop users with a visual reference on how to use the bells and whistles found in the latest version of Photoshop. Broken out in 10 chapters, with 10 tasks per chapter, it covers 100 cool and useful tips and tricks that can be performed in the newest release of Photoshop. Full-color screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions show you how to take their Photoshop skills to new heights.
 

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Contents

Customizing Photoshop for Your Projects
2
1 Select the Color Settings for Your Projects
4
2 Set the Preferences for the Way You Work
6
3 Customize Your Personal Workspace
8
4 Personalize Your View of the Bridge
10
5 Add Your Own Keyboard Shortcut for a Favorite Filter
12
6 Create a Custom Action to Increase Your Efficiency
14
7 Design a Customized Brush with Your Settings
16
51 Apply a Smart Digital Photo Filter for Dynamic
115
Adjustments
116
52 Add a Quick Dark Vignette Effect to Direct the Focus on the Subject
117
53 Add Action with a Simulated Motion Blur
118
54 Using the New Blend Mode to Stylize an Image
120
55 Align and Blend Separate Photos for the Best Group Shot
122
56 Merge Multiple Raw Photos to 32Bit HDR
124
57 Apply a SplitNeutral Density Filter Using Smart Objects
126

8 Make a Special Gradient to Suit Your Design
18
9 Calibrate and Profile Your Monitor for Better Editing
20
10 Turn on the Full Power of Photoshop with a Pen Tablet
22
Working with Layers Selections and Masks 2 11 Duplicate and Change the Background Layer to Fix Problems Such As Overexposure
26
12 Using an Adjustment Layer to Adjust a Photo Nondestructively
28
13 Blend Two Photos Together with a Layer Mask
30
14 Using Custom Shape Layers to Add Designs to Photos
32
15 Accentuate a Sky Easily with a Gradient Fill Layer
34
16 Using the Quick Selection Tool and Refine Edge Palette for Selections
36
17 Using a Quick Mask to Make a Detailed Selection
38
18 Extract the Main Subject from the Background
40
19 Open or Add Layers As Smart Objects for Nondestructive Changes
42
20 Apply Filters As Smart Filters for Dynamic Adjustments
44
Retouching Portraits
68
Table of Contents Changing and Enhancing Colors and Tone
94
41 Improve an Underexposed Photo in Two Steps
96
42 Improve an Overexposed Photo in Three Steps
97
43 Remove a Colorcast to Improve the Overall Color
98
44 Colorize an Old BlackandWhite Photograph
100
45 Make a Quick Change to Grayscale
102
46 Give a New Photo an Old Colorized Look
104
47 Using Camera Raw to Recover Highlights
106
48 Improve a Sky with HSL Values in Camera Raw
108
49 Go from Color to Grayscale with the New Black White Adjustment
110
50 Create a Split Tone for a Special Effect in Camera Raw
112
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Making Magic with Digital Special Effects
114
58 Adjust Depth of Field with a Lens Blur Filter
128
59 Create a Silhouette for a Custom Design
132
60 Become a Digital Architect with the Vanishing Point Filter
136
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Creating Digital Artwork from Photographs
158
Table of Contents Giving Your Images a Professional Presentation
188
81 Add Traditional Photo Corners
190
82 Make a Frame from a Photograph
191
83 Make a Contact Sheet of Your Photos
192
84 Create a PDF Slideshow Presentation
194
85 Create a Web Photo Gallery with Your Copyright
196
86 Give a Photo an Artistic Edge
198
87 Create a Custom Slide Template
200
88 Create Your Own Custom Edge
202
89 Make One Photo Look Like Many Combined Snapshots
204
90 Make a Photo Look Like a Gallery Print
206
Plugging into Photoshop
210
91 Embellish a Photo Effortlessly with Graphic Authority Frames and Photo Ornaments
211
93 Enlarge Images with Maximum Quality with Alien Skin BlowUp
216
94 Change Your Photo into Art with Alien Skin Snap Art
218
95 Colorize a BlackandWhite Photo with AKVIS Coloriage
220
96 Easily Select the Subject and Remove the Background with Vertus Fluid Mask
222
97 Control Digital Noise with Nik Dfine 2
224
98 Sharpen Photos with Finesse Using Nik Sharpener Pro 2
226
99 Apply Traditional Photo Filters Such As the Sunshine Filter Using Nik Color Efex
228
100 Travel Beyond the Bridge with Extensis Portfolio 8
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Lynette Kent (Huntington Beach, CA) studied art and French at Stanford University. After completing her master's degree, she taught at both the high school and community college level. In addition to writing books and magazine articles, Lynette is adding to her portfolio, combining high-end photography and digital techniques. She often works at trade shows as a demo artist for computer graphics hardware and software companies. Her books on digital imaging and photography include Photoshop CS2: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Photography, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Leopard, and Scrapbooking with Photoshop Elements: The Creative Cropping Cookbook. Lynette is also one of the leaders of the Adobe Technology Exchange of Southern California, a professional organization for graphic designers, photographers, and artists.

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