Photoshop users of all levels need access to the crucial information in a flash. Techniques books provide the step-by-step instructions and how-to advice but this easy to navigate, dip-into guide provides quick answers to the inevitable 'what does that do?' questions that all too often bring progress to a grinding halt.
The full colour A to Z format covers hundreds of tools, features and menu options clearly and succinctly, with cross-references to related topics, screen shots and illustrative examples to help things fall into place. A new techniques section delves deeper into key areas, providing more instruction on essential tasks in an easy, step-by-step format. Fully updated with new CS3 features throughout, this is the Photoshop desk reference to adorn every digital image-maker's shelf.
* Intuitive A to Z format and clear, concise definitions make this the ideal desk reference guide to Photoshop's multitude of tools, options and features.
* Find the explanations, answers and practical advice you need to quickly get on with the task in hand - don't waste time looking anywhere else!
* Fully updated for CS3, with source images from the book and supporting tutorials provided on the accompanying website: www.photoshop-a-z.com.
Philip Andrews is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador. He is an experienced photographer, author, magazine editor and online course creator. He was previously a lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia and Nescot, England. He is a beta tester for Photoshop, an alpha tester for Photoshop Elements and a Photoshop specialist demonstrator for Adobe Australia. Contributing numerous articles and videos to AdobeTV and the inspirational browser, Philip is a leading source in adobe information and instruction. Philip is also co-founder of photo-college.com an online photography training college. He's a regular contributor to several magazines including Shutterbug, Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography, he is senior contributing editor for Better Digital, columnist for What Digital Camera and Co-editor and publisher of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine.
SECTION 1: Step-by-Step Techniques Importing Photos into Bridge Changing Brightness Adjusting Contrast Removing colour casts Sharpening Retouching dust and scratch marks Speeding up Photoshop Incorporating Texture Tinting and Toning Pictures Cropping your photos Creating Panoramas Converting color to black and white Color Management Simple Line frame Multi-layer copy Photoshop animation Web matting Grouping photos Non-destructive techniques Adding Color to black and white photos Recearing motion Vignetting Selection techniques Layer masks The liquify filter Compositing Retouching marks and Blemishes Photoshop's brushes Rough frames SECTION 2: A-Z reference Accented Edges filter - Automate; Bridge Background color - Button mode; Cache - Cutout filter; Darken blend mode - Dust & Scratches filter Edges - Eyedropper tool Facet filter - Fuzziness setting Gamut Warning - Guides Smart Halftone Pattern filter - Hue/Saturation adjustment layer; ICC profiles - Knockout; LAB color - LZW compression; Magic Eraser tool - Multiply Blending mode; Ocean Ripple filter - Overlay blend mode; Page Setup - Quick Selection tool - Auto Enhance Radial Blur filter - Rulers; Sample All Layers - Swatches palette; Text - Type Masks; Underlining type - Use All Layers; Vanishing Point filter - Vivid Light blending mode; Warp - Workspace; Photoshop XMP - ZoomView format