Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Demand
Need answers quickly? Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.
ACE Exam Objectives
More than 600 Essential Photoshop CS5 Tasks
Inside the Book
• Improve productivity with the CS5 interface and templates
• Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects
• Use live filters to view and modify the results of opening files
• Use more precise color correction to enhance a photo
• Use content-aware options for scaling and fill
• Use image trickery to change or enhance an image
• Create eye-catching bevels and special effects
• Transform plain text into a show-stopping image
• Create and manipulate 3D models using presets and custom options
• Use tool presets to construct the right tool for the right job
• Test content on different target devices
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
A task-oriented collection of good tutorials.,
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Demand (Paperback)
* Excellent organizational structure: a clean and logical grouping of common and related task tutorials in increasing order of complexity.
* An excellent table of contents, tabbed and color-coded to the book's side for quick content location and an excellent and descriptive index that helps you find what you're looking for.
* Good and descriptive section headings and introductions to give you an overview of what will be covered in that section and some idea of key concepts.
* A methodology that is consistent throughout: sequentially number-coded instructions on the left and illustrated and number coded demonstrations on the right, with frequent highlighted text boxes with additional information.
* A good and logical selection of the tasks that most people will need to perform most often.
* Aimed at all of Photoshop's constituencies: the photographer, the print media designer, and the web... Read more
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Clear writing and superb layout, but with many limitations,
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Demand (Paperback)
Unfortunately, Photoshop CS5 on Demand also fails to address or answer these questions.
But as Photoshop books go, and in regard to clearly presenting and delineating the tasks a Photoshop user might want to do, this book is at least as good as its competition. I do, however, most recommend Kelby's Photoshop for Digital Photographers to beginners, and Martin Evening's Photoshop books to more advanced students. Photoshop for... Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
FINALLY - A text that thinks the way I do,
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Demand (Paperback)
I've been a Photoshop user for years--long enough to see decent third-party books and horrible ones. Most of them kill way too many trees and don't get the reader any closer to enlightenment. There's way too much under the hood in Photoshop to sit down and read the documentation from cover to cover. That's especially true since most Photoshop users concentrate on a certain subset of features (too bad that subset isn't the same for ALL users, because that would make it a lot easier to document).
So along comes ... Read more
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Table of Contents
1 Getting Started with Photoshop CS5 1
Installing Photoshop 2 New!
Starting Photoshop 4
Viewing the Photoshop Window 6
Showing and Hiding Panels 7
Working with Panels 8
Working with Photoshop Tools 10 New!
Creating a New Document 12
Selecting Color Modes and Resolution 13
Creating a New Document Using Presets 14
Working with Non-Square Pixels 15
Opening Images 16 New!
Inserting Images in a Document 17
Importing Raw Data from a Digital Camera 18 New!
Working with Smart Objects 20
Changing Image Size and Resolution 22
Checking for Updates and Patches 24 New!
Getting Help While You Work 26 New!
Saving a Document 28 New!
Using the Status Bar 30
Closing a Document 31 New!
Finishing Up 32
2 Understanding Navigation and Measurement Systems 33
Changing the View Size with the Navigator Panel 34
Changing the View Area with the Navigator Panel 35
Changing the Color of the Navigator Panel View Box 36
Changing the Screen Display Mode 37
Changing the View with the Zoom Tool 38
Increasing or Decreasing Magnification 40 New!
Moving Images in the Document Window 41
Working with Multiple Documents 42
Working with One Image in Multiple Windows 43
Moving Layers Between Two Open Documents 44
Creating Notes 45
Working with the Info Panel 46
Changing How the Info Panel Measures Color 47
Working with Rulers 48 New!
Creating Tool Presets 50
3 Customizing the Way You Work 51
Optimizing Photoshop 52 New!
Setting General Preferences 54 New!
Modifying File Handling Preferences 56 New!
Working with Interface Preferences 58 New!
Working with Cursors Preferences 59 New!
Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences 60
Working with Units & Rulers 62
Working with Guides, Grid & Slices 64
Selecting Plug-Ins 66
Selecting Scratch Disks 67
Allocating Memory & Image Cache 68 New!
Working with Type 70
Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager 71
Using and Customizing Workspaces 72 New!
Building Specialized Workspaces 74 New!
Creating a Customized User Interface 75
Defining Shortcut Keys 76
4 Mastering the Art of Selection 77
Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool 78
Using the Elliptical Marquee Tool 79
Using the Single Row and Single Column Marquee Tools 80
Using the Lasso Marquee Tool 81
Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool 82
Using the Polygonal Lasso Tool 84
Using the Quick Selection Tool 85
Using the Magic Wand Tool 86
Selecting by Color Range 87
Refining a Selection Edge 88 New!
Adding and Subtracting a Selection 90
Cropping a Selection 91 New!
Using Channels to Create and Store Selections 92
Modifying an Existing Selection 94
Copying and Pasting a Selection 95 New!
Using Free Transform and Transform 96
Using the Puppet Warp 98 New!
Using Content-Aware Scaling 99
Using Content-Aware Fill 100 New!
5 Working with Layers 103
Understanding the Layers Panel 104
Defining Layer Designations and Attributes 105
Creating a New Layer 106 New!
Selecting Layers 108
Creating a Layer Group 109 New!
Creating a Selection from a Layer 110 New!
Creating a Layer from a Selection 111 New!
Converting a Background into a Layer 112
Controlling Image Information Using the Layers Panel 114
Moving Layers Between Documents 115
Using Merge Layer Options 116
Linking and Unlinking Layers 117
Working with Layer Blending Modes 118
Setting Layer Opacity 119 New!
Duplicating a Layer 120
Deleting Layers 121 New!
Changing Layer Properties 122
Working with the Layer Comps Panel 123
Exporting Layers as Files 124
Setting Layers Panel Options 125 New!
Using Smart Guides 126
6 Working with the History Panel 127
Setting History Panel Options 128
Working with Linear and Non-Linear History 130
Controlling the Creative Process with Snapshots 132
Duplicating a History State in Another Document 133
Saving the History State of a Document 134
Reviewing the History State Text File 135
Combining the History Brush with a History State 136 New!
Using the Art History Brush 138 New!
Changing the Eraser Tool into the History Brush 139
Controlling History States 140
7 Working with Adjustment Layers, Filters, and Tools 141
Creating an Adjustment Layer 142 New!
Modifying an Adjustment Layer 143
Merging Adjustment Layers 144
Creating a Temporary Composite Image 145
Controlling Adjustment Layers with Clipping Groups 146
Deleting an Adjustment Layer 147
Using Blending Modes and Opacity with Layers 148 New!
Using Masks with Adjustment Layers 150
Creating Masks with Selections 151
Using the Add Noise Filter 152
Using the Reduce Noise Filter 153
Keeping Proper Perspective with Vanishing Point 154
Working with the Lens Correction Filter 156 New!
Using the Box, Surface, and Shape Blur Filters 158
Using the Gaussian Blur and Despeckle Filters 160
Using the Unsharp Mask Filter 161
Using the Smart Sharpen Filter 162 New!
Using Sharpen, Blur and Smudge Tools 164 New!
Setting Up Multiple Clone Sources 165 New!
Using the Clone Stamp Tool 166
Using the Dodge and Burn Tools 167
Using the Healing Brush and Patch Tools 168
Working with the Spot Healing Brush 170
Working with the Red Eye Tool 171
Controlling Tonal Range 172
Working with the Histogram Panel 174
8 Understanding Colors and Channels 175
Working with 8-, 16-, and 32-Bit Images 176
Working with the Channels Panel 178
Working with Color Modes 179
Understanding the RGB Color Mode 180
Understanding the CMYK Color Mode 181
Understanding the Grayscale Color Mode 182
Understanding the Bitmap Color Mode 183
Understanding the Indexed Color Mode 184
Understanding the Lab Color Mode 186
Understanding the Duotone Color Mode 187
Using the Multichannel Color Mode 188
Using the Replace Color Adjustment 189
Working with the Color Panel 190
Working with the Swatches Panel 192
Using the Stroke and Fill Commands 194 New!
Creating Spot Color Channels 196
Using the Auto Contrast and Auto Color Commands 197
Using Levels Adjustment Commands 198
Using the Exposure Adjustment 199
Using Curves and Color Adjustments 200
Adjusting Hue and Saturation 202
Using the Match Color Adjustment 203
Using the Selective Color Adjustment 204
Using the Channel Mixer Adjustment 205
Using the Gradient Map Adjustment 206
Using the Photo Filter Adjustment 207
Using the Invert and Equalize Commands 208
Using the Threshold and Posterize Adjustments 209
Using the HDR Toning Adjustment 210 New!
Using the Shadows/Highlights Adjustment 212
Using the Black & White Adjustment 213
9 Using the Paint, Shape Drawing, and Eraser Tools 215
Understanding Foreground and Background Colors 216
Using the Brush and Brush Presets Panel 218 New!
Modifying the Brush Presets Panel 219 New!
Selecting Brush Tip Sets 220 New!
Adjusting Brush Tips 221
Adjusting Bristle Brush Tips 222 New!
Creating Customized Brush Tips 223
Saving Customized Brush Tips 224
Working with the Brush and Airbrush Tools 225
Working with the Brush Mixed Tool 226 New!
Working with the Pencil Tool 227
Working with Auto Erase 228
Working with the Line Tool 229
Using the Standard Shape Tool 230
Working with the Custom Shape Tool 232
Creating a Custom Shape 233
Saving Custom Shape Sets 234
Using the Paint Bucket Tool 235
Working with the Eraser Tools 236
Working with the Magic Eraser Tool 238
Creating and Applying Gradients 239 New!
Creating and Saving Customized Gradients 240 New!
Using the Color Replacement Tool 242
10 Creating Masks 243
Understanding Layer and Vector Masks 244
Creating a Layer Mask 245
Using Paint Tools with Layer Masks 246 New!
Using Selections to Generate Complex Layer Masks 247
Using Layer Masks to Generate Soft Transparency 248
Creating Unique Layer Mask Effects 249
Creating a Vector Mask 250
Modifying Layer and Vector Masks 251
Creating Channel Masks 252
Creating Channel Masks from Scratch 253
Modifying Channel Mask Options 254
Creating Channel Masks from Selections 255
Making Channel Masks from Native Color Channels 256
Loading Channel Masks 258
Moving Channel Masks Between Documents 260
Combining Channel Masks 261
Using the Quick Mask Mode 262
Working with Quick Mask Options 263
Modifying Selections with Quick Mask Mode 264
11 Using the Paths Panel 265
Understanding Vector and Raster Images 266
Converting a Selection into a Path 267
Working with Pen Tools 268
Creating Paths Using the Freeform Pen Tool 270
Using the Magnetic Option with the Freeform Pen Tool 271
Adding and Deleting Anchor Points 272
Modifying Anchor Points 274
Modifying Existing Direction Lines 276
Converting Straight Points and Curved Points 277
Working with Clipping Paths 278
Filling an Area of an Image Using Paths 280
Stroking an Area of an Image Using Paths 281
Creating Shapes as Paths 282
Exporting Paths to Adobe Illustrator 283
Exporting Paths Using the Export Method 284
12 Working with Layer Styles 285
Understanding Layer Styles 286
Adding a Layer Style 287 New!
Creating and Modifying a Drop Shadow 288
Working with Bevel and Emboss 290 New!
Working with Contour and Texture 292
Applying a Color Overlay 294 New!
Using the Stroke Layer Style 295 New!
Using Pattern Overlays 296 New!
Working with Outer Glow and Inner Shadow 298 New!
Applying an Inner Glow Style 300 New!
Creating Customized Layer Styles 302
Creating Customized Styles Using the Styles Panel 304
Moving Existing Layer Styles 306
13 Getting Creative with Type 307
Using Standard Type Tools 308
Working with Type Options 310
Working with the Character Panel 312
Working with the Paragraph Panel 314
Setting Anti-aliasing Options 315
Using the Warp Text Option 316
Using Spell Check 318
Finding and Replacing Text 319
Using the Rasterize Type Command 320
Creating Work Paths and Shapes from Type Layers 321
Creating Shape Layers 322
Creating a Type Mask 323
Isolating Image Pixels Using a Type Mask 324
Creating Chiseled Type with a Type Mask 326
Using Masks to Generate Special Effects 328
Creating and Modifying Text on a Path 330
14 Manipulating Images with Filters 331
Working with the Filter Gallery 332
Creating and Working with Smart Filters 334
Applying Multiple Filters to an Image 335
Modifying Images with Liquify 336
Working with Liquify Tool Options 338
Working with Liquify Mask Options 340
Working with Liquify View Options 341
Creating a Liquify Mesh 342
Applying a Liquify Mesh 343
Using the Lens Blur Filter 344
Working with Photo Filters 346
Blending Modes and Filter Effects 347
Building Custom Patterns 348
Using the Fade Command 350
Controlling Filters Using Selections 351
Using a Channel Mask to Control Filter Effects 352
Protecting Images with Watermarks 354
Viewing Various Filter Effects 356
15 Automating Your Work with Actions 359
Examining the Actions Panel 360 New!
Building a New Action 362
Recording an Action 363
Adding a Stop to an Action 364
Controlling the Playback of a Command 365
Adding a Command to an Action 366
Deleting a Command from an Action 367
Working with Modal Controls in an Action 368
Changing the Order of Commands in an Action 369
Copying an Action 370
Running an Action Inside an Action 371
Saving Actions into Sets 372
Saving Actions as Files 373
Moving and Copying Actions Between Sets 374
Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action 375
Using Enhanced Scripting 376
Enhancing the Process with Droplets 378
Using a Droplet 380
16 Controlling Image Output 381
Setting Document Print Options 382 New!
Setting Print Output Options 384
Printing a Document in Macintosh 386
Printing a Document in Windows 388
Changing Printer Settings 389 New!
Printing One Copy 390 New!
Understanding File Formats 391
Saving a Document with a Different File Format 392
Inserting File Information into a Document 394
Understanding File Compression 396
Preparing Clip Art for the Web 398
Preparing a Photograph for the Web 400 New!
Preparing an Image for the Press 402
Preparing an Image for an Inkjet or Laser Printer 404
Understanding Monitor, Image, and Device Resolution 406
17 Working with Automate Commands 407
Working with Batch File Processing 408
Working with Conditional Mode Change 410
Using the Crop and Straighten Photos Command 411
Converting a Multi-Page PDF to PSD 412
Creating a PDF Document 414
Using Photomerge 416
Merging Images to HDR 418 New!
Processing Multiple Image Files 420
Using the Fit Image Command 422
18 Managing Color from Monitor to Print 423
Producing Consistent Color 424
Calibrating Using Hardware and Software 425
Setting Up Soft-Proof Colors 426
Changing from Additive (RGB) to Subtractive (CMYK) 428
Working with Rendering Intents 429
Printing a Hard Proof 430 New!
Working with Color Management 432
Embedding ICC Color Profiles 434
Assigning a Different Profile to a Document 435
Converting the Color Space to Another Profile 436
Using Hue/Saturation for Out-Of-Gamut Colors 438
Using the Sponge Tool for Out-Of-Gamut Colors 440
Working with the Out-Of-Gamut Warning 442
19 Designing for the Web and Devices 443
Saving for the Web 444
Working with Save For Web Options 446
Optimizing an Image to File Size 447
Working with Web File Formats 448
Optimizing a JPEG Document 450
Optimizing a GIF Document 452
Optimizing a PNG-8 Document 454
Optimizing a PNG-24 Document 456
Optimizing a WBMP Document 457
Creating an Animated GIF 458
Working with Animation 460
Slicing Images the Easy Way 462
Working with Slices 464
Arranging Slices 466
Saving a Sliced Image for the Web 468
Adding HTML Text or an URL Link to a Slice 470
Defining and Editing Web Data Variables 472
Exporting Directly to Video 474
Exporting an Image to Zoomify 476
20 Extending Photoshop 477
Counting Objects in an Image 478
Taking Measurements in an Image 480
Aligning and Combining Layers 482
Opening Video Files and Image Sequences 484
Creating a Video Layer 485
Modifying a Video Layer 486
Splitting a Video Layer 488
Cloning Video Layer Content 489
Setting 3D Preferences 490 New!
Creating 3D Models 492 New!
Creating 3D Models Using Repoussé 494 New!
Creating 3D Models Using Preset Shapes 496
Changing Render Settings 497
Modifying 3D Models 498 New!
Browsing 3D Content 500 New!
21 Working Together with Adobe Programs 501
Exploring Adobe Programs 502 New!
Exploring Adobe Bridge 503
Getting Started with Adobe Bridge 504
Getting Photos from a Digital Camera 505
Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera 506 New!
Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge 508
Applying Image Adjustments 510
Creating a Web Photo Gallery 511
Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge 512
Using Mini Bridge 513 New!
Exploring CS Live Services 514 New!
Sharing My Screen 515 New!
Reviewing CS Documents 516 New!
Exploring Adobe Device Central 518
Checking Content Using Adobe Device Central 519
Using Adobe Extension Manager 520
New Features 521 New!
Adobe Certified Expert 525
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