Savvy – n. Practical know-how.
Just about anyone who works with digital images needs to know to how to use Photoshop. But its complexity can be confounding even to experienced users. In Photoshop 7 Savvy, artist and teacher Steve Romaniello draws back the curtain to reveal the secrets behind Photoshop's power,
Work your way through from cover to cover or zero in on a topic, whether you're managing color, retouching images, or creating Web graphics. In Hands On tutorials you'll apply your knowledge to complex real-world projects, mastering the techniques your own projects demand. A 32-page full-color section showcases numerous color-related examples. Coverage includes:
Core Photoshop Skills: selections, type, layers, paths, paint effects, alpha channels, Quick Mask, scanning, transformations.
Photoshop 7's New Features: File Browser, Healing Brush, Auto Color, new paint tools, custom workspaces, Web enhancements.
Image Retouching: Dodge and Burn tools, cloning and healing, History Brush, Dust and Scratches filter.
Color Management and Correction: levels and curves, color mapping, hue and saturation, channel mixing, CMYK conversion, printing.
Photoshop, ImageReady, and the Web: page layout, optimization, image maps, animations, rollovers.
Advanced Techniques: difficult selections, compositing, automation, duotones and spot color, advanced layering, preparing images for digital video.
PART I: PHOTOSHOP CORE
Chapter 1: The Foundations of Photoshop
Chapter 2: What's New in Photoshop 7
Chapter 3: The Nature of the Beast
Chapter 4: Navigation: Know Where to Go
Chapter 5: Setting Up Photoshop
Chapter 6: Making Selections
Hands On 1: Making Selections
Chapter 7: Layering Your Image
Chapter 8: Working with Type
Hands On 2: Layers and Type
Chapter 9: Drawing Paths
Chapter 10: Creating and Applying Color
Chapter 11: Altered States: History
Hands On 3: Painting, Paths, and History
Chapter 12: Using Channels and Quick Mask
Hands On 4: Channels
Chapter 13: Sizing and Transforming Images
Chapter 14: Capturing Images
PART II: PHOTOSHOP COLOR
Chapter 15: Color Management and Printing
Chapter 16: Adjusting Tonality and Color
Chapter 17: Modifying and Mapping Color
Hands On 5: Image Size, Transformation, and Color Adjustment
Chapter 18: Duotones and Spot Color
Hands On 6: Duotones and Spot Color
PART III: PHOTOSHOP SAVVY
Chapter 19: Photo Retouching
Hands On 7: Restoring a Color Photograph
Chapter 20: Using Filters
Chapter 21: Making Difficult Selections
Chapter 22: Advanced Layer Techniques
Hands On 8: Advanced Layers
Chapter 23: Automating the Process
Chapter 24: Overlay Techniques
PART IV: PHOTOSHOP, WWW, AND DV
Chapter 25: Web Design with Photoshop and ImageReady
Hands On 9: Web Design and ImageReady
Chapter 26: Photoshop and Digital Video
PART V: APPENDICES
Appendix A: Tool Descriptions
Appendix B: File Formats
Appendix C: Blending Modes
Appendix D: Quick Keys