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Using Adobe Photoshop 7
Bauer, Peter.
Personal Author:
Special edition.
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, [2003]

Physical Description:
xviii, 983 pages : illustrations (some color), color facsimiles ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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T385 .B375 2003 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks

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Offers numerous practical and creative tips to highlight explanations of both theory and technique. Coverage is provided of all tools and features in Photoshop 7, including: Macintosh OS X compliance; an integrated image management system; an improved painting engine for both PC and Mac versions; an advanced Web workflow capability; and more.

Author Notes

Peter Bauer is the help desk director for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), the largest graphics association of its kind. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. A computer graphics consultant, he writes a weekly column for the graphics portal and is a contributing editor for Photoshop User and Mac Design magazines. He is also a member of the instructor "Dream Team" for Photoshop World. Pete is the author of Special Edition Using Adobe Illustrator 10, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Illustrator 10 in 24 Hours (with Mordy Golding), Special Edition Using Adobe Illustrator 9, and a contributing author for Photoshop 6 Web Magic. He has also served as technical editor on a number of computer graphics books. Pete writes software documentation and does software testing for a variety of Photoshop- and Illustrator-related products. Pete and his wife, Professor Mary Ellen O'Connell of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, live in the historic German Village area of Columbus, Ohio. Jeff Foster is an artist/musician of 30 years, and is currently working out of his Fullerton, California studio. His production studio has been a beta site for such companies as Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, Inc., Ultimatte, Pixar, and MetaCreations, and has played an integral part in their product developments over the years. Jeff has been in the forefront of illustrative art and computer graphic design, creating images and animations for clients such as Sanyo, McDonnell Douglas, FOX Television, Universal Studios, and Disney. He has also co-developed multimedia programs for the California Department of Labor and the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA. He has taught, lectured, and developed computer graphics and multimedia programs at several Southern California colleges. Jeff appears regularly as a member of the instructor "Dream Team" at Photoshop World and has also been a featured speaker at Macworld. Jeff's publications include Animation Magazine and Publish magazine, and Photoshop Web Magic 2 and Photoshop 6 Web Magic. In addition, he was a contributing author for Photoshop Filter Finesse by Bill Niffenegger and Special Edition Using Photoshop 3.

Table of Contents

I Fundamental Photoshop
1 What's New in Photoshop 7
What's DifferentOverview
The File Browser: Say Goodbye to the Open Command? Saving Workspaces and Tool Presets
New Tools and Capabilities
The Paint Engine and the Brushes Palette
New Type-Related Capabilities
Other New and Improved Features
From the NAPP Help Desk
2 The Photoshop Interface
Photoshop's Evolving Interface
The Photoshop Interface: A Chef's Tour
Zooming for Improved Production
Keyboard Shortcuts
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
3 Hardware, System Setup, and Photoshop's Preferences
Photoshop 7's Minimum Requirements
Image-Editing Speed Demons
Setting Photoshop's Preferences
Photoshop Quick FixReplacing the Preferences
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
4 Getting Pixels into Photoshop
Digital Camera Basics
From Camera to Photoshop
Common Problems with Digital Camera Images
Scanners: Hardware Basics
Scanning Images into Photoshop
Stock Photography and Other Existing Artwork
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
5 Photoshop's File Formats and Output Options
Choosing a File Format
The File Formats
The Final Destinations
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
II Critical Concepts
6 Pixels, Vectors, and Resolution
The Two Types of Computer Graphics
Vectors in Photoshop
Image Resolution
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
7 Color Theory and Practice
Photoshop and Color
The Two Types of Color
RGB, CMYK, and Spot Colors
Photoshop's Other Color Modes
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
8 Defining and Choosing Colors
Working with Colors in Photoshop
Photoshop's Color Palette
The Swatches Palette
Working with Color Pickers
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
9 Photoshop Color Management
What Is Color Management? System-Level Color Management
Calibrating and Profiling the Monitor
Photoshop's Color Settings Dialog Box
Changing Embedded Profiles
Soft Proofing in Photoshop 7
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
III Photoshop's Creative Tools
10 Making Selections and Creating Masks
Selections and Masks: Telling Photoshop Where to Work
The Selection Tools
Selection Commands
Alpha Channels and Masks
Layer Masks, Vector Masks, and Clipping Groups
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
11 Type and Typography in Photoshop
Photoshop's Type Capability
The Type Tools
The Type Palettes and Commands
Spell Check and Find/Replace
Fonts and Font Embedding
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
12 Photoshop 7's Painting Tools and Brushes
Painting in Photoshop
The New Brushes Palette
Brush Settings, Pane By Pane
Defining Brushes and Brush Sets
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
13 The Pen Tools, Shape Layers, and Other Paths
Photoshop's Paths
Creating Paths in Photoshop
Photoshop's Shape Layers
Clipping Paths and Vector Masks
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
IV Photoshop's Advanced Creative Capabilities
14 Working with Layers and Layer Styles
Understanding the Concept of Working on Layers
Layers Palette Overview
Layer Blending Modes, Opacity, and Transparency
Organizing Layers with Layer Sets
Photoshop's Specialty Layers
Using Layer Styles
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
15 Channels: Color and More
The Three Types of Channels
The Channels Palette
Working with Channels
Advanced Channel Manipulation
Photoshop in Focus
From the NAPP Help Desk
16 Color Correction and the Adjustment Commands
Color Adjustment Theory