Description

Photoshop users of all levels need access to the crucial information in a flash. Techniques books provide the step-by-step instructions and how-to advice but this easy to navigate, dip-into guide provides quick answers to the inevitable 'what does that do?' questions that all too often bring progress to a grinding halt. The full colour A to Z format covers hundreds of tools, features and menu options clearly and succinctly, with cross-references to related topics, screen shots and illustrative examples to help things fall into place. A new techniques section delves deeper into key areas, providing more instruction on essential tasks in an easy, step-by-step format. Fully updated with new CS3 features throughout, this is the Photoshop desk reference to adorn every digital image-maker's shelf. * Intuitive A to Z format and clear, concise definitions make this the ideal desk reference guide to Photoshop's multitude of tools, options and features. * Find the explanations, answers and practical advice you need to quickly get on with the task in hand - don't waste time looking anywhere else! * Fully updated for CS3, with source images from the book and supporting tutorials provided on the accompanying website: www.photoshop-a-z.com.

Key Features

* Intuitive A to Z format and clear, concise definitions make this the ideal desk reference guide to Photoshop's multitude of tools, options and features. * Find the explanations, answers and practical advice you need to quickly get on with the task in hand - don't waste time looking anywhere else! * Fully updated for CS3, with source images from the book and supporting tutorials provided on the accompanying website: www.photoshop-a-z.com.

Readership

All Photoshop users, worldwide - amateur photographers, hobbyists, students and professionals - Introductory to intermediate levels

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Step-by-Step Techniques Importing Photos into Bridge Changing Brightness Adjusting Contrast Removing colour casts Sharpening Retouching dust and scratch marks Speeding up Photoshop Incorporating Texture Tinting and Toning Pictures Cropping your photos Creating Panoramas Converting color to black and white Color Management Simple Line frame Multi-layer copy Photoshop animation Web matting Grouping photos Non-destructive techniques Adding Color to black and white photos Recearing motion Vignetting Selection techniques Layer masks The liquify filter Compositing Retouching marks and Blemishes Photoshop’s brushes Rough frames SECTION 2: A-Z reference Accented Edges filter – Automate; Bridge Background color - Button mode; Cache - Cutout filter; Darken blend mode - Dust & Scratches filter Edges - Eyedropper tool Facet filter - Fuzziness setting Gamut Warning - Guides Smart Halftone Pattern filter - Hue/Saturation adjustment layer; ICC profiles - Knockout; LAB color - LZW compression; Magic Eraser tool – Multiply Blending mode; Ocean Ripple filter - Overlay blend mode; Page Setup - Quick Selection tool – Auto Enhance Radial Blur filter - Rulers; Sample All Layers - Swatches palette; Text - Type Masks; Underlining type - Use All Layers; Vanishing Point filter - Vivid Light blending mode; Warp

Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Focal Press
Print ISBN:
9780240520650
Electronic ISBN:
9780080551593

About the author

Philip Andrews

Philip Andrews is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador. He is an experienced photographer, author, magazine editor and online course creator. He was previously a lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia and Nescot, England. He is a beta tester for Photoshop, an alpha tester for Photoshop Elements and a Photoshop specialist demonstrator for Adobe Australia. Contributing numerous articles and videos to AdobeTV and the inspirational browser, Philip is a leading source in adobe information and instruction. Philip is also co-founder of photo-college.com an online photography training college. He's a regular contributor to several magazines including Shutterbug, Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography, he is senior contributing editor for Better Digital, columnist for What Digital Camera and Co-editor and publisher of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine.

Affiliations and Expertise

A professional photographer with over 25 years of experience and proud Adobe Ambassador for the company’s digital imaging products.

Reviews

Praise for previous editions: "Philip's work here is true to the diligence and consistency I've come to expect from his writing; his descriptions and tutorials are delivered to you in an easy, approachable style rarely found in software instruction." Bryan O'Neil Hughes, Adobe Photoshop Product Manager "Each section is expressed clearly with simple but highly effective and user-friendly illustrations...These are definitely books you should have to hand while working at your computer." Amateur Photographer "Some books you can never get into, some seem to fit like an old glove. To me this is certainly one of the latter. As far as I can see every action you are likely to make as a photographer is covered...This book is a must have, easy to follow reference that will guide you through CS2's many tools and commands." Royal Photographic Society Digital Imaging Group magazine "A thorough guide to Adobe's recent Photoshop CS2 release, this book...acts as an effective reference tool thanks to its easy to follow A to Z layout." Computer Arts "If you find the help feature in Adobe Photoshop a bit sparse, then this book could be an easy to use supplement." Photoshop User "If you ever wanted a quick reference guide to the mass of tools in Photoshop, then this is the answer...Keep it to hand as a quick and easy guide." Which Digital Camera "As the name suggests, this is a handy and easy to use reference for all things Photoshop. Designed in an index format, Bargh's informative book is well-illustrated and a valuable asset for all getting into digital imaging." Better Digital "The book provides a visual representation of various features within Photoshop accompanied by succinc