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The Focal easy guide to Photoshop CS2 : image editing for new users and professionals

Author: Brad Hinkel
Publisher: Oxford : Focal, 2006.
Series: Focal easy guide series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"If you don't know where to start in Photoshop and feel overwhelmed with the options, then this is the book for you. With highly visual step-by-step explanations, this concise guide gives you a solid grounding in using Photoshop to edit digital images and helps you develop a full understanding of the key tools and features of Photoshop CS2"--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brad Hinkel
ISBN: 0240520017 9780240520018
OCLC Number: 60559930
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 210 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Chapter 1: Introduction --
Who Should Use this Book --
Steps for Using this Book --
Conventions --
Photoshop Versions --
Apple Macintosh OS X vs Microsoft Windows XP Operating Systems --
Computer Requirements --
Web Site --
Acknowledgments --
Chapter 2: Foundation --
A Look at Photoshop --
The Toolbox --
The Palettes --
Viewing the Image --
Accelerators --
Layers --
The Layer Masks --
A Look at the Layers Palette --
Adjustment Layers --
Some Notes on Layers --
Merged Image Layers --
Photoshop Brushes --
Basic Adjustment Tools --
Histograms --
Levels --
Curves --
Geeky Stuff --
A Digital Image --
Pixels --
Channels/Color Models --
Bits and Bytes --
Bit Depth --
Image Size --
Dots and Sensors --
Resolution --
Resampling/Interpolation --
Native Resolution --
Files for Digital Imaging --
Photoshop (*. PSD) --
TIFF (*. TIF, *. TIFF) --
JPEG (*. JPG, *. JPEG) --
PDF Files --
RAW Files --
Color Balance --
Hue/Saturation --
Chapter 3: The Image Editing Workflow --
The Workflow Outline --
Workflow Stage Summaries --
Stage 0: Capture the Image --
Stage 1: Organize the Images --
Stage 2: Open Image Files (Process RAW Files) --
Stage 3: Image Clean-Up --
Stage 4: Perform Global Adjustments --
Stage 5: Perform Local Adjustments --
Stage 6: Photographic Edits --
Stage 7: Print Preparation --
Stage 8: Print --
Stage 1: Organizing the Images --
Organizing Original Image Files --
Sorting Original Images --
Organizing Edit Images --
Archiving Files --
Stage 2A: Opening Image Files --
Stage 2B: Processing RAW Images --
Adobe Camera RAW --
Using Camera RAW with Multiple Images --
Stage 3: Image Clean-Up --
Straighten --
Crop --
Spot --
Reduce Noise --
Save the Clean Image --
Stage 4: Perform Global Adjustments --
Adjustments Tasks and Adjustment Tools --
Order of Adjustments --
Adjustment Layers --
Black and White Point Adjustment (Levels Tool) --
Adjusting Image Brightness (Levels Tool) --
Adjusting Image Contrast (Curves Tool) --
Adjusting Shadows/Highlights (Curves Tool) --
Color Balance (Color Balance Tool) --
Edit Colors (Hue/Saturation Tool) --
The Success of Basic Adjustments --
Stage 5: Perform Local Adjustments --
A Task List for Localizing Adjustments --
Some of My Favorite Selections --
Some Notes on Selections --
Performing the Adjustments --
Editing the Mask --
Chapter 4: Printing --
What is Color Management? --
Color Spaces --
Color Space Settings --
Convert to sRGB --
Components of a Good Print --
Proof Prints --
Preparing Images for Print --
Outline of the Print Prep Stage --
Save the Edited Image --
Flatten the Image --
Determine the Print Parameters --
Crop Your Image --
Resize the Image --
Sharpening --
Localized Sharpening --
Print --
Add an Annotation --
Save the Print File --
Basic Printing --
Online Printing Services --
Advanced Printing --T$10086.
Series Title: Focal easy guide series.
Other Titles: Photoshop CS2
Responsibility: Brad Hinkel.

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