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Photoshop 7 Down and Dirty Tricks

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Photoshop 7 Down and Dirty Tricks

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  • Copyright 2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-293235-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-293235-6

Updated for the latest version of Photoshop, Photoshop 7 Down & Dirty Tricks is packed cover to cover with step-by-step tutorials on the coolest Photoshop 7 effects. The book is not another rehash of masking, pixels, and file formats or resolution--it's nothing but the cool stuff that will make your client's (or boss's) jaw drop.

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Table of Contents



1. Suspicious Characters (Cool Type Effects).

Instant 3D Type. Gel Type Made Easy. Type on a Circle. Putting an Image into Type (Clipping Group). Stroke Effects on Type. Mondo Cool Light Burst. Carved in Stone. Totally Distressed Type Effect. Type R Us. Carved Wood Type. Semi-transparent Type.



2. Drop Zone (Drop Shadow Techniques).

Matrix Shadow Effect. Perspective Shadow. Perspective Cast Shadow. Grouping Shadows Effect. Shadow in Motion. Mapping Your Shadow. Transparent Glow Type.



3. Maximum Exposure (Photographic Effects).

Visual Color Change. Depth of Field Effect. Blending Images for Instant Collages. Adding Motion Effects. Backscreening Effect. Studio Tarp Technique. Mapping a Texture to a Person. Montage from One Image. Focusing Attention. Soft-edged Portrait Background. Photoshop Tattoos. Faking Transparency. From Snapshot to Car Ad. From Snapshot to Movie Poster. Colorizing Black & White Images.



4. Full Metal Jacket (Metal and Chrome Effects).

Cover Chrome. White Chrome. Ultimate Chrome. Chrome Double Stroke Effect. Going for the Gold. Terminator Titanium. Reflective Chrome Gradient. Liquid Metal.



5. Dirty Dancing (Down and Dirty Tricks).

Giving Depth to a Page. Wrapping Type Around a Globe. Halftone “Pop Dots” Effect. Glassy Reflections. TV Scan Lines Effect. Navigation Tabs. Oscar Starbrights. Adding Flames to Anything. Raised Edge Inner Shadow Effect. Putting an Image in a Monitor. Getting “Gelly” with Buttons.



6. Commercial Break (Advertising Effects).

Torn Out of a Photo. Popping from an Image. Creating 3D Packaging. Backlit Photo Backgrounds. Illustrator Arc Trick. Spotlight Effect. Comment Balloons. Transparent TV Type. Painting Away Color. Sparkle Trail.



7. Face Off (Hi-tech Interface Design).

Designing the Core of Your Interface. Creating Your Core Interface Using Shapes. Adding Textures to Your Interface. Creating Wires. Embedding Objects into Your Interface. Navigation Bar (from Previous Technique). Interface Pipes. Screw Heads. Hi-tech Tubes. Steel Rivets. Brushed Metal. Hi-tech Grids. Yummy Metal Web Buttons.



8. Saturday Night Special (Special Effects).

Stretched-pixel Backgrounds. Electric Type. Ripped Edge Technique. Multicolor Glow. Metallic Glass Effect. Credit Card from a Photo. Colorizing Line Art. Painting Using a Photo as Your Guide. Giant Plasma Screen. Photo to Line Art Morph. Wire Frame Effect. 3D Cubes. Blending a Logo into a Photo. Instant Star Field. Water Drops.



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