Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book: The official training workbook from Adobe Systems

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Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop CS5 choose Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 14 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop CS5.

In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CS5 edition shows readers how to edit images with precise selection control, correct a wide range of lens-based errors, interactively transform their images with the new Puppet Warp tool, and easily remove or replace image elements with the new Content-Aware Fill mode. The book also covers new powerful painting effects to artistically enhance images and shows how to combine multiple exposures into a single HDR image.

For the first time, the companion DVD will feature, in addition to the lesson files, 2 hours of free video tutorials from Learn Adobe Photoshop CS5 by Video by Adobe Press and video2brain, a great added value!

"The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students." -Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training.

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Where are the Lesson Files?
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents
  6. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new in this edition
    3. What’s in Photoshop Extended
    4. Prerequisites
    5. Installing Adobe Photoshop
    6. Starting Adobe Photoshop
    7. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
    8. Restoring default preferences
    9. Additional resources
    10. Adobe certification
  7. 1 Getting to Know the Work Area
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
    3. Using the tools
    4. Using the options bar and other panels
    5. Undoing actions in Photoshop
    6. Customizing the workspace
    7. Finding resources for using Photoshop
    8. Checking for updates
    9. Tools panel overview
    10. Review questions and answers
  8. 2 Basic Photo Corrections
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Strategy for retouching
    3. Resolution and image size
    4. Getting started
    5. Adjusting the color in Camera Raw
    6. Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
    7. Replacing colors in an image
    8. Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
    9. Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
    10. Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
    11. Using content-aware fill
    12. Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
    13. Saving the image for four-color printing
    14. Review questions and answers
  9. 3 Working with Selections
    1. Lesson overview
    2. About selecting and selection tools
    3. Getting started
    4. Using the Quick Selection tool
    5. Moving a selected area
    6. Manipulating selections
    7. Using the Magic Wand tool
    8. Selecting with the lasso tools
    9. Rotating a selection
    10. Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
    11. Cropping an image and erasing within a selection
    12. Refining the edge of a selection
    13. Review questions and answers
  10. 4 Layer Basics
    1. Lesson overview
    2. About layers
    3. Getting started
    4. Using the Layers panel
    5. Rearranging layers
    6. Applying a gradient to a layer
    7. Applying a layer style
    8. Flattening and saving files
    9. Review questions and answers
  11. 5 Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Getting started
    3. About camera raw files
    4. Processing files in Camera Raw
    5. Merging exposures and applying advanced color correction
    6. Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
    7. Correcting image distortion
    8. Adding depth of field
    9. Review questions and answers
  12. 6 Masks and Channels
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Working with masks and channels
    3. Getting started
    4. Creating a mask
    5. Refining a mask
    6. Creating a quick mask
    7. Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
    8. Working with channels
    9. Review questions and answers
  13. 7 Typographic Design
    1. Lesson overview
    2. About type
    3. Getting started
    4. Creating a clipping mask from type
    5. Creating type on a path
    6. Warping point type
    7. Designing paragraphs of type
    8. Review questions and answers
  14. 8 Vector Drawing Techniques
    1. Lesson overview
    2. About bitmap images and vector graphics
    3. About paths and the Pen tool
    4. Getting started
    5. Using paths with artwork
    6. Creating vector objects for the background
    7. Working with defined custom shapes
    8. Importing a Smart Object
    9. Review questions and answers
  15. 9 Advanced Layering
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Getting started
    3. Clipping a layer to a shape
    4. Setting up a Vanishing Point grid
    5. Creating your own keyboard shortcuts
    6. Placing imported artwork
    7. Adding artwork in perspective
    8. Adding a layer style
    9. Placing the side panel artwork
    10. Adding more artwork in perspective
    11. Adding an adjustment layer
    12. Working with layer comps
    13. Managing layers
    14. Flattening a layered image
    15. Merging layers and layer groups
    16. Stamping layers
    17. Review questions and answers
  16. 10 Advanced Compositing
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Getting started
    3. Assembling a montage of images
    4. Applying filters
    5. Hand-coloring selections on a layer
    6. Applying Smart Filters
    7. Adding drop shadows and a border
    8. Matching color schemes across images
    9. Automating a multistep task
    10. Stitching a panorama
    11. Review questions and answers
  17. 11 Painting with the Mixer Brush
    1. Lesson overview
    2. About the Mixer Brush
    3. Getting started
    4. Selecting brush settings
    5. Mixing colors
    6. Creating a custom brush preset
    7. Mixing colors with a photograph
    8. Review questions and answers
  18. 12 Working with 3D Images
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating a 3D shape from a layer
    4. Manipulating 3D objects
    5. Using the 3D panel to adjust lighting and surface texture
    6. Merging two-dimensional layers onto 3D layers
    7. Importing 3D files
    8. Merging 3D layers to share the same 3D space
    9. Adding a spot light
    10. Painting on a 3D object
    11. Using Repoussé to create 3D text
    12. Creating a 3D postcard
    13. Review questions and answers
  19. 13 Preparing Files for the Web
    1. Lesson overview
    2. Getting started
    3. Selecting a web design workspace
    4. Creating slices
    5. Exporting HTML and images
    6. Using the Zoomify feature
    7. Creating a web gallery
    8. Review questions and answers
  20. 14 Producing and Printing Consistent Color
    1. Lesson overview
    2. About color management
    3. Getting started
    4. Specifying color-management settings
    5. Proofing an image
    6. Identifying out-of-gamut colors
    7. Adjusting an image and printing a proof
    8. Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
    9. Printing
    10. Review questions and answers
  21. Index
  22. Production Notes

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book: The official training workbook from Adobe Systems
  • Author(s): Adobe Creative Team
  • Release date: May 2010
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780321712967