11. Essential Image Techniques

The vast majority of Adobe Photoshop users stare at the program many hours a day, doing the same sort of image manipulation over and over again. Retouch the background of this photo, convert this color image to grayscale, put a new background behind this amazing kitchen appliance, make a panorama out of these seven images.

In this chapter you’ll find a whole mess of techniques to make your images fly a little faster, and perhaps even make them a little more fun to manipulate. The chapter is split up into a hodgepodge of common Photoshop issues: retouching, grayscale conversions, working with vector graphics and text, and so on. Read ’em and reap!

The Color of Grayscale

Many digital cameras and scanners let you ...

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