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The Photoshop 6 WOW! Book


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What's New in Photoshop 6 and ImageReady 3? How To Use This Book.

Hot New Features.

Layer Styles: "One-Click" Flexibility.

1. Fundamentals of Photoshop.
What Is a Photoshop File? What It Takes To Run Photoshop. How Photoshop Works. Working Smart. Selecting. Understanding Resolution, Resampling, and File Size. Scanning and Other Forms of Input. Output. File Formats. Essential Shortcuts. Gallery.

2. Color in Photoshop.
Color Modes. Spot Color. Choosing or Specifying Color. Applying Color. Assessing Color. Adjusting Color. Color Adjustment Options. Getting Consistent Color. Duotones and Other Tint Effects. Controlled Recoloring. Channel Mixing. Channel Mixer Presets. From Color to Gray. Spot Color Overlays. Gallery.

3. Retouching & Enhancing Photos.
Cropping. Adjusting Overall Tone and Color. Retouching "by Hand". Correcting 16-Bit Images. Retouching with History. Special Effects for Photos. Quick Tone & Color Adjustments. Framing with Masks. Softening the Focus. Focusing Attention with Color. Fixing a Problem Photo. Adding "Grain" to a Photo. Blurring the Background, but Keeping the Grain. Coloring a Black & White Photo. Gallery.

4. Combining Images.
Choosing and Preparing Components. Layer Masks and Layer Clipping Paths. Clipping Groups. Blending Options. Layer Sets and Layer Colors. Merging and Flattening. Quick Masking & Blending. Extracting an Image. Blending Images & Type. Assembling a Still Life. Blending a Panorama. Collaging with Masks & Groups. Integrating Type or Graphics. Wrapping a "Decal". Gallery.

5. Using Filters & Liquify.
Sharpen. Blur. Noise. Lighting Effects and Other Render Filters. Liquify. Applying a Logo with 3D Transform. Filtered Frames. Combining with Light. Liquifying a Shadow. Filter Demos. Gallery.

6. Painting.
The Painting Tools: Paintbrush, Pencil, Airbrush, Eraser, Smudge, and Pattern Stamp. The Cloning Tools: History Brush, Art History Brush, Clone Stamp, and Erase To History. Painting & Cloning Tool Options. Choosing, Editing, and Creating Brushes. The Filling Tools: Paint Bucket and Gradient. Using Gradients. Painting "Wet on Wet". Art History Lessons. Art History Examples. Gallery.

7. Type, Shapes, Paths & PostScript.
"Two-Phase" Options Bars. Type. Typesetting Options. The Vector-Based Drawing Tools. Shape Tools and Shape Layers. Pen Tools. Editing Shapes and Paths. Stroking and Filling Paths. Using Photoshop with Other PostScript Programs. Illustrator to Photoshop. Photoshop to Illustrator. Typography, Groups & Layer Styles. Warped Type. Organic Graphics. Fast Filter Embellishing. Coloring Clip Art. Crafting a Neon Glow. Designing for Scalability & Animation. Silhouetting Images & Type. Gallery.

8. Special Effects for Type & Graphics.
Working with Layer Styles. Understanding Styles. Layer Style Options. Go Ahead! Eat Your Dessert First! Layer Style Components. Overlays. Shadows and Glows. Satin. Stroke. Bevel And Emboss. Contour. Texture. Blending Options. Enhancing Layer Styles. Photoshop and the Third Dimension. Anatomy of a Layer Style. Clear, Colorful Plastic. Textures & Backgrounds. Seamlessly Tiling Patterns. Quick Neon. Carving a Textured Surface. Carving a Smooth, Patterned Surface. Custom Chrome. Chrome Style Variations. Chrome Reection Variations. Custom Glass. Rusted & Pitted. Styled Steel. Gallery.

9. The Web & Motion Graphics.
Establishing an Efcient Web Workflow. Planning Art for the Web. Optimizing Web Art. Optimizing Tools. Using ImageReady for Animation and Rollovers. Making a Web Photo Gallery. Tweening & Tweaking. Cell Animation. Animating by Transforming. Animating with Actions. Animating with Masks. Creating Button Rollover Styles. Wow Button Samplers. Gallery.

Wow Project Styles Sampler. Wow Extra Styles Sampler. Contributing Artists and Photographers.


Promotional Information

Photoshop users of all levels know where to look for cutting-edge examples of Adobe Photoshop at work: The Photoshop Wow! Book. This award-winning Photoshop bestseller, fully updated for version 6, features stunning artwork and time-saving techniques of professional artists who work in Photoshop every day. The latest in the inspiring Wow! series, this guide offers basic information on how Photoshop's tools and functions work, as well as step-by-step instructions, helpful sidebars, useful Photoshop shortcuts, and galleries of inspiring Photoshop creations. The companion CD-ROM contains Layered Images, Layered Effects, dozens of ready-to run Photoshop Actions, and helpful "before" and "after" tutorial files for readers wanting to follow the examples shown in the book.

About the Author

Linnea Dayton is a contributing editor to Step-By-Step Electronic Design, a full-color monthly newsletter for graphic designers and illustrators, which she edited for the first five years of its existence. Formerly managing editor of Verbum magazine, she is co-author of the Verbum book series (PostScript Illustration, Electronic Page Design, Digital Painting, Scanned Imagery, and Digital Typography) as well as The Desktop Color Book, The Photo CD Book, The Photoshop Wow! Book (Mac and Windows editions for Photoshop 2.5), Aldus PageMaker: A Visual Guide for the Mac, and Adobe Illustrator: A Visual Guide for the Mac. Jack Davis is the principal of JHDavis Design and art director of Presto Studios. He founded the Computer Graphics program at Platt College in San Diego, CA. Jack is the former graphics editor of Verbummagazine and has been a contributing author and illustrator for nine books on creative computer imagery and design. Jack resides in the San Diego area.

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