Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual

Errata for Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page xv
acknowledgements, 2nd graf

Please change the 3rd to last sentence of 2nd acknowledgement graf to read: To Derrick Story for his wisdom and guidance before I got started on this project, and a great big jug of Umbrian vino rosso to Pete Meyers and Dawn Frausto for editing this book and keeping me on track. Their input has made me a better writer and I will forever be grateful to them both.

Lesa Snider
Lesa Snider
O'Reilly Author 
Aug 08, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 2
Note:

"... like that, so Adobe ..." "so" not necessary

Note from the Author or Editor:
In the note on page 2, delete the "so" before Adobe in the 2nd sentence.

Anonymous  Jun 29, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 4
Lens Correction Bullet

2nd sentence after "Lens Correction" bullet: "It leapt out the Distort filter..." should be "leapt out of the Distort filter.."

Anonymous  Apr 29, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 10
1st graph

" ... hold down the Option key while you click to simulate right-clicking." should be (unless this changed) " ... hold down the Control key while you click to simulate right-clicking."

Kirby Krieger  Feb 04, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 15
End of 1st paragraph

The last sentence in the first body paragraph should be changed to read, "A new option in CS5 is the CS Live button on the far right, which gives you access to the new CS Review system mentioned back on page 4."

Note from the Author or Editor:
The last sentence in the first body paragraph should be changed to read, "A new option in CS5 is the CS Live button on the far right, which gives you access to the new CS Review system mentioned back on page 4."

Dawn  May 26, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 16
Figure 1-3 Top

2nd sentence, Fig 1-3 Top: However, it doesn't have to live..." the word "have" is not the correct font - it is not condensed as is the rest of type

Anonymous  Apr 29, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 24
Second "Tip"

To get onscreen Color Picker on a PC, the correct key combination is right click + Alt + Shift, NOT click + Alt + Ctrl.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Page 24, tip at bottom of page, change last parens to read: (right-click+Alt+Shift on a PC).

Anonymous  Jun 01, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 36
Power User's Box, bullet #2

Bullet 2, 2nd sentence "You options are.." should be "Your options are.."

Anonymous  Apr 29, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 41
Creating a New Document

1st sentence: "Photoshop gives you a variety ways to.." should be ...gives you a variety "of" ways...

Anonymous  Apr 29, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
PDF
Page 46
Greyscale bullet

"...and 32-bit documents crank it up to 16.7 million." 32-bit in one color channel means 2^32 = 4,294,967,296 = almost 4.3 billion colors, 16.7 million would be 24-bit.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Page 46, 2nd bullet, last sentence, change "crank it up to 16.7 million" to read: ...crank it up to over 4.2 billion... Please change in CS4 book, too. It's on page 41.

Hameer Abbasi  Jul 20, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
PDF
Page 81
End of paragraph

on page 81, the last sentence is "(see page 81 for more on this new feature.) but we are on page 81 itself and there is nothing on that feature!

Note from the Author or Editor:
please change the last sentence on page 81 to read: (See the tip on page 55 for more on this new feature.)

Saif  Jul 10, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 85
Up To Speed Blue Box, 3rd Para, 3rd sentence

Up To Speed Blue Box, 3rd Paragraph, 3rd sentence: ..."the Background layer in your the Layers panel" should be either "your" or "the" not both.

Anonymous  Apr 29, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 101
figure caption

2nd graf of caption, change "Photoshop CS" to "Photoshop CS5"

Lesa Snider
Lesa Snider
O'Reilly Author 
Aug 08, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 111
Last Line on page

"run this command by choosing to Layers-Select..." the word "to" should be deleted

Anonymous  Apr 29, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 130
Figure 3-33, last sentence

"The next tine you need to..." should be "time"

Anonymous  Apr 29, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 169
Radius bullet paragraph, 3rd sentence parens

"..makes the program slightly softening the selection's edges.." should be "soften"

Anonymous  Apr 29, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 172
Bullet #7

"From the Output To pop-up menu, chose Layer Mask" should be "choose"

Anonymous  Apr 29, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 244
Sidebar, 1st graf, last sentence

Add as a paren onto last sentence of 1st sidebar graf: (and thankfully Photoshop CS5's upsampling ability is better than ever).

Lesa Snider
Lesa Snider
O'Reilly Author 
Aug 08, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 249
very bottom

Reference should be "Figure 6-21."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change last sentence on page 249 to read: Up pops the Image Size dialog box shown in Figure 6-21.

Rayl  Jul 04, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 260
Last paragraph

After adding the Alpha channel, one must deselect (Ctrl+D) the selection before beginning the Content-Aware Scale.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Page 260, step 5, change to read: Save your selection as an alpha channel (page 201) and then deselect. Add the following to end of very last graf: Get rid of your marching ants by choosing Select > Deselect or by pressing Command-D (Ctrl+D on a PC).

Anonymous  Jun 06, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 266
Third bullet point

To distort, one should press Ctrl, rather than Alt while dragging a corner handle. (Alt is used to scale from the center outwards, see p. 265.)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Page 266, 3rd bullet, change to read: To distort an image freely, press Command (Ctrl) while you drag any corner handle.

Larry  Jun 06, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 298
First bullet point (Overlay)

Should read "...if the BASE color is darker than 50 percent gray" and "If the BASE color is lighter...." Otherwise this is the same as "Hard Light." See PS5 Help: "Overlay Multiplies or screens the colors, depending on the BASE color. Patterns or colors overlay the existing pixels while preserving the highlights and shadows of the base color. The base color is not replaced, but mixed with the blend color to reflect the lightness or darkness of the original color."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Page 298, 1st bullet point, should read: "...if the base color is darker than 50 percent gray" and "If the base color is lighter...."

lborten  Jun 12, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 307
Tip

"lock all" is discussed on page 105, not 103.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Top of page 307, change page ref in tip to page 105.

lborten  Jun 12, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 312
Step 2 continuation paragraph

The sentence "Full Coverage of the Clone Source Panel's many options starts on page 311" should actually point readers to page 314 instead.

Dawn Mann  Dec 17, 2010  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 497
Figure 12-9, 2nd para

"Photoshop then asks if you want replace the..." should be ... asks if you want "to" replace...

Anonymous  May 13, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 505
Bullet #9, 2nd sentence

"You can change the mix setting by double-click its field..." should be "...by double-clicking its field"

Anonymous  May 13, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 505
step 9, 2nd graf

step 9, 2nd graf, change last paren to read: (Alt+Shift+right-clicking on a PC).

Lesa Snider
Lesa Snider
O'Reilly Author 
Aug 07, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
Printed
Page 519
3rd paragraph

"...you can customizer brushes..." should read "...you can customize brushes..."

Claire  Aug 31, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 525
Bottom paragraph in Figure 12-27

In "...is that you risk of making the repeating pattern...," omit "of."

Claire  Aug 31, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 527
First paragraph

In "... between the each tip's brush...," omit "the"

Claire  Aug 31, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 543
Bullet #7, 2nd sentence

"The Direct Selection tool it lives in the..." delete the word "it"

Anonymous  Jun 30, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 587
Tip

The cross reference for Check Spelling should direct readers to page 600, not page 500.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Tip at bottom of page, change the Check Spelling page ref to 600.

Dawn  May 24, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 590
Figure 14-8 text box, 3rd para, 1st sentence

"Bottom: If you've ever anted text to flow..." - the word "anted" should be "wanted"

Anonymous  Jun 30, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 632
Last bullet point

The URL for Jay Nelson's column for Macworld magazine should be http://www.macworld.com/topics/create.html

Note from the Author or Editor:
On page 632, last bullet point, change to read: www.macworld.com/topics/create.html. Jay Nelson, founder and publisher of DesignToolsMonthly.com (another fabulous resource for graphic designers), writes a monthly column for Macworld magazine wherein he discusses all manner of font features and news. Just visit this URL and type "Jay Nelson" into the search field toward the top right of the page to find 'em.

Dawn  May 10, 2010  Dec 01, 2010
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Page 669
Last sentence on page in "Up to Speed" box

"...some paper manufacturer's profiles are better then others" - the word "then" should be "than" - also sentence needs period at end.

Anonymous  Jun 30, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 670
EPS Bullet Point, 2nd sentence

"... saving a file is in pdf format is simpler than saving it..." - delete the first instance of the word "is"

Anonymous  Jun 30, 2011  Nov 04, 2011
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Page 769
1st Note, end of 2nd line

"C5" should be "CS5"

Note from the Author or Editor:
In 1st Note, end of 2nd line, "C5" should be "CS5"

Dawn  May 24, 2010  Dec 01, 2010