Adobe Photoshop CS3 Classroom in a Book
- By . Adobe Creative Team
- Published Apr 16, 2007 by Adobe Press. Part of the Classroom in a Book series.
- Copyright 2007
- Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 496
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-49202-1
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-49202-9
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- ISBN-10: 0-321-50963-3
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-50963-5
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The Adobe Creative Team is made up of designers, writers, and editors who have extensive, real-world knowledge of and expertise in using Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and more experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.
This thorough, self-paced guide to Adobe Photoshop CS3--written by the experts at Adobe Systems' is ideal for beginning users who want to learn key Photoshop concepts and techniques, while readers who already have some experience with Photoshop can use this book to learn Photoshop CS3's more advanced features and newest tools. Using clear, step-by-step, project-based lessons, each chapter walks readers through the creation of a specific project, with each chapter building on the reader's growing knowledge of the program, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce the skills learned in each lesson. Photoshop CS3, long the industry standard for digital imaging software, offers plenty of new features and enhancements for creative professionals and digital photographers alike. Users can enjoy unrivaled editing with non-destructive Smart Filters, improved curves, and adjustable cloning and healing with Preview Overlay. Increase productivity with Photoshop CS3's streamlined interface and new Photoshop Lightroom " integration. Anyone who wants to create a composite will benefit from the revamped Photomerge® tool, which lets you apply automatic layer alignment and blending to your images, while the new Quick Selection tool lets you select pixels not just by color, but by texture and shape as well. And digital photographers will be pleased to know that they can now process multiple Camera Raw images in a fraction of the time it used to take.
Educational instructor notes—created to help teachers plan, organize, and time their lessons—are available for this book (and for other Classroom in a Book titles) at www.peachpit.com/instructorresources.
160 of 169 people found the following review helpful
Novice and advanced user get up to speed with new upgrade,
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)Adobe has released the new upgrade for Photoshop CS3 and a new version called Photoshop CS3 Extended. Whether you get Photoshop as a single product or as part of the Adobe Creative Suite 3, this book by the Adobe Creative Team is the latest edition of the official training series for Adobe software and covers both versions of Photoshop. As in previous editions, this book contains lessons that will help both the novice and advanced user get up to speed with the new upgrade. For the novice, the authors cover the basics of Photoshop and the advanced users will want to check out the lessons for the new features. Each lesson has step-by-step instructions and accompanying image files that give you hands on practice. At the end of each chapter is a Q & A review. Within the chapters are tips and techniques from Photoshop professionals Julieanne Kost and Russell Brown. Some of the new features and tools covered in the book include Smart Filters and the Quick Selection tool. Other lessons teach... Read more
57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
The Handbook That Should Have Been In The CS3 Box,
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)Adobe Photoshop CS3 is a masterful and expansive product. Using it requires a decent knowledge of the powerful tools that the software offers. "Adobe Photoshop CS3 Class Room In A Book" provides the basis for knowing how to make the best use of the sophistication built into CS3.
The book is well written and nicely produced (although the screen shots are all of the Windows version of Photoshop CS3 something that is not likely to impress Mac users.) It contains a CD-ROM with sample photos, videos and quite a number of royalty free images. The book was written by Andrew Faulkner and Judy Walthers von Alten who are part of the Adobe Creative Team. So a lot of information is from internal Adobe sources. Not too shabby.
There are some downsides to the book (beside the high cost for a paperback.) The book sometimes assumes that user knows where to find certain tools and options within CS3. That may work for some folks who are extremely knowledgeable with CS2 and can... Read more
90 of 97 people found the following review helpful
Doesn't Make the Top 20 List IMO,
This review is from: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)Among all the excellent Photoshop instructional books out there, this series and this particular edition, do not break the Top 20 in terms of depth, writing quality and detail. In general the CIB series is known far and wide to be lacking, when compared to its non-Adobe counterparts. One must wonder therefore if one of the editors who reviewed this book, has ulterior motives for "talking it up" so much. The reality of what's in the book, does not jive with what's in her review IMO.
While not as poorly done as the InDesign CS3 CIB edition, this book is far from a good value at the price. If it cost $15 I might rate it differently but this title is no different than your average computer manual that you find in a box (from companies other than Adobe). Some good examples here and there but mostly thin on details and screenshots.
Buy this book only if you have many others (such as those from Martin Evening, Scott Kelby, Deke McClelland, Katrin Eismann and Ben... Read more
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Table of Contents
1. Getting to Know the Work Area
2. Basic Photo Corrections
3. Retouching and Repairing
4. Working with Selections
5. Layer Basics
6. Masks and Channels
7. Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs
8. Typographic Design
9. Vector Drawing Techniques
10. Advanced Layering
11. Advanced Compositing
12. Preparing Files for the Web
13. Working with Scientific Images
14. Producing and Printing Consistent Color
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