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 CS Savvy, artist and teacher Steve Romaniello reveals the secrets behind Photoshop's power—showing you how to combine theory with practical techniques to get results that are inspirational and satisfying. Whether you're a graphic artist, photographer, web designer, desktop publisher, or, if your goal is to become Photoshop savvy, this is the book that will get you there.
Work your way through from cover to cover or zero in on any topic, from setting up a Photoshop workflow to restoring old photos to creating a web photo gallery. In Hands On tutorials, you'll apply your knowledge in complex, real-world projects, mastering the techniques your own work demands. 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.
Features New in Photoshop CS: Shadow/Highlight correction, photo filters, Match Color, Color Replacement, Liquify enhancements, automations, support for raw camera files.
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, 16-bit editing, preparing images for digital video
PART I: PHOTOSHOP CORE
Chapter 1: The Foundations of Photoshop
Chapter 2: What's New in Photoshop CS
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: Image Capture and Digital Photography
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
Chapter 26: Creating Dynamic Web Elements
Hands On 9: Web Design and ImageReady
Chapter 27: Photoshop and Digital Video
Appendix A: Plug-Ins
Appendix B: Online Resources