Photoshop CS Down & Dirty Tricks

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Peachpit Press, 2003 - Computers - 313 pages
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Bestselling author Scott Kelby (Editor of Photoshop User magazine) is back with an amazing new collection of Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks, including how to create the same exact effects you see every day in magazines, on TV, at the movies, and on the Web. It's more of those eye-popping, jaw-dropping special effects that made Scott's previous version an award-winning worldwide smash hit!

But this isn't just an update to his previous book--these are 100% ALL NEW EFFECTS from cover-to-cover to reflect the latest trends in Photoshop special effects and design. These are nothing but today's real world techniques--the same ones you see used by leading Photoshop photographers, designers, and special effect masters, and its all here in the only book of its kind.

You'll learn the most closely guarded inside secrets for creating the latest cutting-edge effects, including techniques that have never been revealed before anywhere! And the book is written so clearly, and is so easy to follow, that you'll be able to create every one of these amazing effects yourself. You'll learn:

  • Tricks professional photographers use to show off their work
  • The most popular effects used by the big Hollywood studios
  • The latest cutting-edge photographic special effects
  • How to fake all kinds of studio shots (you'll be amazed how its done!)
  • The type effects that are most in demand by clients
  • How to get stunning 3D effects without using a 3D program
  • How to turn simple snapshots into museum quality gallery prints
  • The most asked for new Web effects
  • Plus loads of advanced effects that look hard, but are easy, once you know the secrets

But Down and Dirty tricks is more than just a just an effects book--it's a tips book too, because on every page Scott includes a cool tip, a quick trick, or a timesaving shortcut, making this an invaluable productivity tool too! Plus the whole book is packed with design techniques, creative ideas and stunning layouts that will help you unleash your own creativity. It's all here-- "Just the funk and not the junk" and if you're into Photoshop, you're absolutely gonna love it!

 

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Contents

Photographic Effects Part
3
The Shadow Tells the Story
13
Painted Edges
19
Photo to Sketch in 60 Seconds Flat
25
Photo Finish
31
Edge Collage Technique
39
From Photo to Oil Painting
48
Jealous Type
59
Want Candy
145
Portfolio Effects
191
Creating Gallery Prints
198
Quick Slide Mounts
209
Framing Your Work
219
Special Teams
229
Faking HandDrawn Illustrations
238
Reverse Restoration
252

Neo Grunge Type Effect
68
3D Drop Back Logo
75
Metal Beveled Type Effect
82
Hollywood Grunge Effect
94
Movie Poster Type
104
The Dirty Dozen
109
New 3D Curved Video Wall
116
Disc
128
Attaching a Note to a Photo
135
From Human to Cyborg
258
Ad Libbing
267
Electronics Photo Background
274
Adding a Window to Another Place
283
The Page Curl Finally Made Easy
290
Dividing a Photo into Puzzle Pieces
298
Classified Ad Effect
304
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Scott Kelby is president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), the trade organization for Adobe Photoshop users. NAPP has thousands of members in the US and 63 countries around the world. Scott is editor-in-chief of both Photoshop User magazine, the "how-to magazine for Adobe Photoshop Users," and Mac Design magazine. Scott serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the largest Photoshop gathering, Photoshop World. Scott is one of the leading Photoshop trainers in the country today and trains thousands of Photoshop users across the country each year, and is featured in a series of Photoshop training videos.

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