Adobe Photoshop CS3 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques

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Adobe Press, Dec 26, 2007 - Computers - 288 pages
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 is more than just the world's most popular image-editing tool: as part of Adobe's Creative Suite, it's a key component of an overall design workflow that lets users work seamlessly among all of their graphics applications to create graphically rich content for print, Web, motion graphics, and mobile devices. This info-packed guide lets users get right down to work by focusing on the Photoshop CS3 features they're most likely to use and showcasing each in a stand-alone tip--complete with a relevant hint or two and a graphic example. In this fashion, readers learn just what they need to know, exploring the program in a way that makes sense to them. Before they know it, users will be using the Bridge to manage their files, exploring the revamped Photomerge tool to effortlessly combine multiple images, tweaking color with Photoshop's enhanced color-correction features, and will enjoy taking advantage of Photoshop's built-in integration with Photoshop Lightroom to import, select, develop, and share their digital photos.
 

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Contents

Getting Started 1 Managing Color
2 Modifying Preferences
3 Introducing the Toolbox
4 Using the Options Bar 5 Customizing the Interface
6 Choosing a Workspace
7 Help HowTos and Training Videos
Working with Digital Image Files 8 Opening Documents
9 Understanding the Document Window
51 Using the Quick Selection and Magic Wand Tools
52 Modifying Selections
53 Using the Refine Edge Tool
54 Selecting a Color Range
Using Blending Modes 55 Understanding Blending Modes
56 Working with Blending Modes
57 Using the Multiply Blending Mode
58 Using the Screen Blending Mode

10 Using FullScreen Mode
11 Understanding Digital Images
12 Resizing Images
13 Cropping and Straightening Your Images
14 Saving Images
Using Adobe Bridge 15 Modifying Bridge Preferences
16 Working with the Bridge Interface
17 Rating Sorting and Searching
18 Modifying Metadata and Keywords
19 Using the Loupe Tool
20 Viewing a Slide Show
21 Using the Photo Downloader
22 Using the Power Tools in Bridge
Using Photoshop Camera
24 Learning the Camera Raw Interface
25 Setting the White Balance
26 Adjusting Exposure and Tone Automatically
27 Adjusting Custom Exposure and Tone
28 Enhancing Color with Vibrance and Saturation
29 Using the Tone Curve
30 Adjusting Hue Saturation and Luminance
31 Creating BlackandWhite Images
32 Using Split Toning
33 Using Lens Corrections
34 Retouching
35 Removing Red
36 Cropping Rotating and Straightening
37 Sharpening and Reducing Noise
38 Processing Multiple Images
Working with Layers 39 Using the Layers Palette
40 Using Adjustment Layers
41 Using Shape Layers
42 Using Type Layers
43 Using Layer Effects and Styles
44 Working with Layer Groups
45 Locking Layers
46 Using AutoAlign and AutoBlend
47 Creating a Clipping Mask
48 Using Layer Shortcuts
Making Selections 49 Selecting with the Marquee Tools
50 Using the Lasso Tools
59 Using the Soft Light Blending Mode
60 Burning and Dodging Using Blending Modes
61 Using Advanced Blending Techniques
62 Creating a Blending Composite
Using Filters 63 Using Smart Filters
64 Adding Blur
65 Adding Film Grain
66 Using the Lens Correction Filter
Modifying Color and Tone 67 Adjusting Levels
68 Using the Curves Dialog
69 Adjusting Hue and Saturation
70 Adjusting Color Balance
71 Replacing Color
72 Adjusting Shadows and Highlights
73 Using Brightness and Contrast
74 Applying Photo Filters
75 Converting to Black and White
Masking 76 Using a Layer Mask
77 Modifying a Layer Mask
78 Removing Color Using a Mask
79 Blending Images Using a Mask
80 Using Quick Mask
Retouching Portraits 81 Reducing Red
82 Retouching Blemishes
83 Smoothing Skin
84 Improving Eyes
85 Changing Eye Color
86 Whitening Teeth
Working with Type 87 Adding Type
88 Customizing Type
89 Adding Creative Type Effects
Sharpening Images 90 Using the Unsharp Mask Filter
91 Using the Smart Sharpen Filter
92 Using High Pass Sharpening
93 Applying Edge Sharpening 94 Sharpening Selectively
Output 95 Optimizing Images for the
96 Creating a Web Gallery
97 Introducing Device Central
98 Saving a
99 SoftProofing Images

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Chris Orwig is a faculty member of Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. He is a professional freelance photographer, interactive designer, educator, and consultant. Included among his clients are companies such as Disney, Nissan, Activision, and J-Records. Yet, more important to him than his client list is his passion for photography. Chris describes this passion with the words of the great photographer Marc Riboud, "Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.

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