Adobe Photoshop CS3 A-Z

Book description

Find solutions quick with this accessible encyclopedic guide. Conveniently organized in a clear A-Z format, this illustrated ready reference covers every action you are likely to make as a photographer. You'll never want it far from your side while you work with Photoshop.

* Covers all of Photoshop's mass of tools concisely in an intuitive, colorful layout
* New section shows you fast solutions for everyday editing tasks: step-by-step tutorials illustrate how to conquer key tasks and techniques
* Fully updated for CS3
* Includes all versions of Photoshop-shortcut keys specify which version of Photoshop is applicable

This visual resource is the ideal companion to every Photoshop book on your shelf. Associate website features matching video tutorials for each step-by-step tutorial.

For Photoshop users at all levels-covers everything from the everyday to the hidden features you need in a pinch.

Dodge the frustrations that can come with time-sensitive, quality work with Philip Andrews. Philip is a professional photographer, digital photography teacher, magazine editor, and best-selling international author. Filled with practical advice from one photographer to another, Philip uses his trademark straight-talking style to ensure that everyone can get to grips with all the features of CS3 quickly and confidently.

"Beyond just delivering accurate information, Philip books are always up to date and very enjoyable to read. Philip's tutorials deliver to you an easy, approachable style rarely found in software extremely valuable reference"
Bryan O'Neil Hughes, Photoshop Product Manager, Adobe Systems Inc.

On previous editions:

"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

"Each section is expressed clearly with simple buy highly effective and user-friendly illustrations... you should definitely have to hand while working at your computer." - Amateur Photographer

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Picture Credits
  3. Authorsdedication
  4. Title
  5. Copyright
  6. Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Introduction
  9. How to Use This Book...
  10. Step-by-Step Techniques
    1. Importing photos into Bridge
    2. Changing Brightness
    3. Adjusting contrast
    4. Removing Color Casts
    5. Sharpening
    6. Speeding up Photoshop
    7. Incorporating Texture
    8. Tinting and Toning Pictures
    9. Cropping your Photos
    10. Creating Panoramas
    11. Convert Color Photos to Black and White
    12. Color Management
    13. Simple line Frame
    14. Multi-layer Copy
    15. Photoshop Animation
    16. Web Matting
    17. Grouping Photos
    18. Non-destructive Techniques
    19. Adding Color to Black and White Photos
    20. Recreating Motion
    21. Vignetting
    22. Selection Techniques
    23. Layer Masks
    24. The Liquify Filter
    25. Compositing
    26. Retouching Marks and Blemishes
    27. Photoshop’s Brushes
    28. Rough Frames
  11. A–Z Entries
    1. Accented Edges Filter – Automate, Bridge
    2. Background Color – Button Mode
    3. Cache, Bridge – Cutout Filter
    4. Darken Blend Mode – Dust & Scratches Filter
    5. Edges – Eyedropper Tool
    6. Facet filter – Fuzziness Setting
    7. Gamut Warning – Guides, Smart
    8. Halftone Pattern filter – Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer
    9. ICC profiles – Knockout
    10. LAB color – LZW compression
    11. Magic Eraser tool – Multiply Blending Mode
    12. Navigator – Notes
    13. Ocean Ripple filter – Overlay Blend Mode
    14. Page Setup – Quick Selection tool – Auto Enhance
    15. Radial Blur filter – Rulers
    16. Sample All Layers – Swatches Palette
    17. Test in Device Central – Type Masks
    18. Underlining type – Use All Layers
    19. Vanishing Point filter – Vivid Light Blending Mode
    20. Warp – Workspace, Photoshop
    21. XMP – ZoomView Format

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop CS3 A-Z
  • Author(s): Philip Andrews
  • Release date: March 2013
  • Publisher(s): Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781136102851