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Adobe® Photoshop® 7.0 Classroom in a Book®

Book Description

When it comes to digital imaging software, Adobe Photoshop has long set the standard. Thus, when a new version of the popular program appears, designers tend to stand up and take notice--hen get down to the serious business of learning about it! And for that, there's no better place to turn than the book from the people behind the product: Adobe Press' Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Classroom in a Book.

Using the same style of self-paced instruction employed in the best-selling previous edition, this comprehensive set of Photoshop lessons provides everything you need to dive into the world of print, Web, and graphic design with Photoshop 7. Completely revised to cover all of Photoshop 7's new features (including the new Healing Brush, color correction commands, and file management tools), the book starts with an introductory tour of the software and then progresses on through 16 lessons, covering everything from Photoshop's interface to more complex topics like color management, Web graphics, and photo retouching. You'll find step-by-step instructions for a variety of projects (from beginning to advanced) and review questions at the end of each chapter to reinforce what you've learned. Easy-to-use project files on the accompanying CD-ROM complete the package.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady
    4. Starting Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady
    5. Installing the Classroom in a Book fonts
    6. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
    7. Restoring default preferences
    8. Additional resources
    9. Adobe Certification
  3. Getting to Know the Work Area
    1. Starting Adobe Photoshop and opening files
    2. Using the tools
    3. Entering values
    4. Viewing images
    5. Working with palettes
    6. Using context menus
    7. Using online Help
    8. Using Adobe online services
    9. Jumping to ImageReady
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  4. Color Section
    1. Toolbox overview
    2. Removing a color cast
    3. Adjusting saturation with the sponge tool
    4. Selecting in Standard mode and Quick Mask mode
    5. Painting in Quick Mask mode
    6. Extracting an object from its background
    7. Extracting an intricate image
    8. Layer blending mode samples
    9. Application of brush strokes to background using blending modes
    10. Hand-coloring selections on a layer
    11. Optimized continuous-tone images
    12. Optimized solid graphics
    13. Setting the monitor’s white point
    14. RGB image with red, green, and blue channels
    15. CMYK image with cyan, magenta, yellow, and black channels
    16. Color gamuts
    17. RGB color model
    18. CMYK color model
  5. Using the File Browser
    1. Getting Started
    2. Exploring the File Browser
    3. Review questions
    4. Review answers
  6. Basic Photo Corrections
    1. Strategy for retouching
    2. Resolution and image size
    3. Getting started
    4. Straightening and cropping an image
    5. Adjusting the tonal range
    6. Removing a color cast
    7. Replacing colors in an image
    8. Adjusting lightness with the dodge tool
    9. Adjusting saturation with the sponge tool
    10. Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
    11. Saving the image for four-color printing
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  7. Working with Selections
    1. Getting started
    2. Practicing making selections
    3. Moving selection contents
    4. Selecting with the magic wand tool
    5. Selecting with the lasso tool
    6. Transforming a selection
    7. Selecting with the magnetic lasso
    8. Combining selection tools
    9. Cropping an image and erasing within a selection
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  8. Layer Basics
    1. Getting started
    2. About layers
    3. Rearranging layers
    4. Editing text
    5. Flattening and saving files
    6. Creating a layer set and adding a layer
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  9. Masks and Channels
    1. Working with masks and channels
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating a quick mask
    4. Editing a quick mask
    5. Saving a selection as a mask
    6. Editing a mask
    7. Loading a mask as a selection and applying an adjustment
    8. Extracting an image
    9. Applying a filter effect to a masked selection
    10. Creating a mask
    11. Applying effects using a gradient mask
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  10. Retouching and Repairing
    1. Getting started
    2. Repairing areas with the clone stamp tool
    3. Using the pattern stamp tool
    4. Using the healing brush and patch tools
    5. Retouching on a separate layer
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  11. Painting and Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. Defining a custom workspace
    3. Blending an image with the background
    4. Changing images with the history tools
    5. Getting the most from the brush tool
    6. Using the Pattern Maker to create a picture frame
    7. Review questions
    8. Review Answers
  12. Basic Pen Tool Techniques
    1. Getting started
    2. About paths and the pen tool
    3. Drawing straight paths
    4. Drawing curved paths
    5. Combining curved and straight path segments
    6. Editing anchor points
    7. Using paths with artwork
    8. Adding layers to complete the effect
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  13. Vector Masks, Paths, and Shapes
    1. About bitmap images and vector graphics
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating the poster background
    4. Working with type
    5. Working with defined custom shapes
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  14. Advanced Layer Techniques
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating paths to clip a layer
    3. Creating layer sets
    4. Creating an adjustment layer
    5. Creating a knockout gradient layer
    6. Importing a layer from another file
    7. Applying layer styles
    8. Duplicating and clipping a layer
    9. Liquifying a layer
    10. Creating a border layer
    11. Flattening a layered image
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  15. Creating Special Effects
    1. Getting started
    2. Automating a multi-step task
    3. Setting up a four-image montage
    4. Hand-coloring selections on a layer
    5. Changing the color balance
    6. Applying filters
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  16. Preparing Images for Two-Color Printing
    1. Printing in color
    2. Using channels and the Channels palette
    3. Getting started
    4. Using channels to change color to grayscale
    5. Assigning values to the and white points
    6. Sharpening the image
    7. Setting up for spot color
    8. Adding spot color
    9. For the Web: Creating two-color Web graphics
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  17. Optimizing Web Images and Image Maps
    1. Optimizing images using Photoshop or ImageReady
    2. Getting started
    3. Optimizing a JPEG image
    4. Optimizing a GIF image
    5. Controlling dither
    6. Specifying background transparency
    7. Creating a dithered transparency
    8. Working with image maps (ImageReady)
    9. Batch-processing file optimization
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  18. Adding Interactive Slices and Rollovers
    1. Getting started
    2. About slices
    3. Slicing an image in Photoshop
    4. Slicing the image in ImageReady
    5. Optimizing slices in ImageReady
    6. Creating rollovers
    7. Working with more rollover states
    8. Previewing the completed pages in a browser
    9. Saving the sliced images in ImageReady
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  19. Creating Animated Images for the Web
    1. Creating animations in Adobe ImageReady
    2. Getting started
    3. Animating by hiding and showing layers
    4. Animating with layer opacity and position
    5. Using advanced layer features to create animations
    6. On your own: Creating the remaining animations
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  20. Setting Up Your Monitor for Color Management
    1. Getting started
    2. Color management: An overview
    3. Calibrating and characterizing your monitor
    4. Monitor adjustment for Mac OS
    5. Monitor adjustment on Windows
    6. Saving the monitor profile
    7. Review questions
    8. Review Answers
  21. Producing and Printing Consistent Color
    1. Reproducing colors
    2. Getting started
    3. Specifying color management settings
    4. Proofing an image
    5. Identifying out-of-gamut colors
    6. Adjusting an image and printing a proof
    7. Saving the image as a separation
    8. Selecting print options
    9. Printing
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers