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  • Copyright 2003
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 240
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7357-1300-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7357-1300-0

The hottest collection of cool tips and hidden secrets for the pro that needs results FAST. Professional-level material, with content that appeals to multiple-book-buying professionals. Photoshop 7 Killer Tips is a HUGE bang in a small, accessible package. When it comes to Photoshop, time is money. This book is all about speed; showing the Photoshop professional how to get more work done faster, while actually increasing quality. The whole concept is to help make the reader faster and more productive than ever in Photoshop 7. In an ever-tightening and competitive marketplace, this kind of book is sorely needed.

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Speedy Gonzalez: Layer Tips

Table of Contents

1. Life in the Fast Lane - Production Tips.

Brushes Right Where You Want 'Em. Change a Brush Here-It Shows Up There. No More Jaggy Lasso Tool Selections. Let Photoshop Do the Work in Curves. Want a Finer Grid? You Got It! You Don't Need the Brushes Palette to Change Brush Size. Rotate to Any Angle the Fast Way. Don't Stop Zooming Just Because You're Correcting. Instantly Find the Center of Any Object. New Document Sizes-Have It Your Way. Get Rid of Unwanted Brushes. Navigating the Brush Picker Like a Pro. Get More Control over Your Paint Strokes. Speed Tip to Rotate Through Open Images. Hiding Those Annoying Marching Ants. Making Your Guide Flip. Creating Temporary Brushes. Reusing Your Last Curve Setting. Bringing Back Those Cropped Away Areas. Fix Those Stray Pixels Fast! Getting More Control over the Magic Wand. Making the Color Palette Work Twice as Hard. New Document Timesaver. Rearranging Your Brushes. Use Your Last Settings and Save Time. Hit Those Channels Fast. How to Get an Undo After You've Closed the Document. Using the Pen? Stay Away from the Toolbox. Put Your Gradient Picker at Your Fingertips. Don't Click in That Field! Out of Memory? Try This First. How to "Unerase". Open Up Some Screen Real Estate. Copy One Layer, or Copy 'Em All. Stuck in a Field? Here's How to Escape. Don't Cancel; Reset and Save Time. Time for Some Pantone Convenience. Change Values Even Faster by Using Your Keyboard. Toggling on the Toolbox. Use the Move Tool Anytime. Photoshop Remembers the Last Size You Input. How to Hide the Path Around Your Shape. Removing Points from the Polygonal Lasso. Find the Center of Any Document. But I Wanted the Old Brushes Palette Back. Seeing Your Curves Up Close.

2. Born to Run - Essential Tips You've Got to Know.

Using the Lasso Tool? Keep It Straight. Skip the Zoom Tool. Can't Remember Selection Shortcuts? Look at Cursor. Yes, the Default Gradients Are Lame. Your Selections Aren't Stuck-Move 'Em! Which Tool Do You Have? Photoshop Can Tell You. Get Rid of the Annoying Checkerboard Pattern. Understanding the Giant Mondo-Big Brushes Palette. How to Tame the Select Similar Command. Run That Filter One More Time. Redocking the File Browser. Want the Default Colors? Just "D-Do" It. Color Correction for Dummies. Can't Find the Airbrush Tool? Don't Freak Out. Hide That Harsh, Nasty Edge. Escape from the Crop Tool (or Die!). Brushes Palette: That's Not a Header, It's a Button. Dangerous Intersection? Nudging Your Way Around. Make That Options Bar Float-Float??? Protect Your Original Image. Kill the Palettes! Supersize It. Lock Those Pixels and Fill. Steal Color from Anywhere. Ask Photoshop to Remember More. The Mondo-Cool Batch Ranking Secret Shortcut. Shrink Those Palettes Down to Size. Show Me the Extras. Creating the Über Palette. Killing Layers with No Mercy. Tired of Pressing the Shift Key to Rotate Through Tools? Fix Those Tool Settings Fast. Bring Order Back to Your World. The Undocumented Fill Shortcut. Deselected and Forgot to Save? Don't Sweat It. Super Fast Inches to Pixels. Lightning-Fast Feather. Boss Around Your Color Swatches. Zoomed In? Don't Use the Scroll Bars. Let Photoshop Do the Math When Copying/Pasting. Instant Selection from Any Path. The Coolest File Format. Bring Your Documents Down to Size. Save Clicks When You Close. Been Bingeing on Ram? Maybe It's Time to Purge! If It Sounds Like the Tool, It Probably Is. Transforming and Copying at the Same Time. The Smaller Toolbox Trick. Snap Your Palettes to Order. One-Button Refresh for the File Browser. Don't Let the File Browser Preview Fool You.

3. Greased Lightnin' - Way Cool Tips.

More Gradient Color Stops Than You Can Shake a Stick At. To Defringe, or Not to Defringe, That Is the Question. Cracking the Easter Egg Mystery. Supercharge Your Filter Effects. Undo on a Slider! New Renaming Power. Two Files Are Better Than One. Resizing Paths the Easy Way. Let Those Windows Breathe! The Multiple Undo Shortcut. Want Arrowheads? Photoshop Can Add Them for You! Smack It, Flip It, Free Transform It. Dragging and Dropping Where You Want. Custom Brushes Don't Have to Be Square Anymore. Feather a Selection Without the Guessing Game. Creating a Flattened Version of Your Layered Image. If It's Not Square, You Can Still Crop It. Top-Secret Photoshop Splash Screen. Fall in Love With a Temporary Brush, or Not. Undo a Save? That's Impossible, Isn't It? Make a Photoshop Client Presentation. Change Brush Softness On-the-Fly. Lights, Camera, Action: Slide Shows Using Photoshop. Lightning-Quick Color Correction. Building a Better Background Eraser Tool. Getting Angrier Clouds. Custom Brushes: Start with a Clean Slate. Timing Is Everything! Instant Thumbnail Size Control. Preferences Speed Tip. Photo-Retouching Safety Tip. The Undocumented Airbrush Toggle Trick. New Documents with Your Custom Specs in 7.0.

4. Burn Rubber - Smokin' Type Tips.

Type Changes, No Problem. Rendering Text in Just One Click. Made to Fit. Text-Path-Making Maniac. Picture This: Putting a Photo Inside Type. Fonts, Fonts, and More Fonts. Make Your Text Jump into Action. Double Your Pleasure. Seeing Your Type Change Color. Move Your Type, Without Switching Tools. Editing Text by Highlighting It. Rasterize Times 2, 4, 6... Honey, I Need Some Space: Visually Adjust Kerning. Tell Photoshop When You're Done with Type. Bring Those Type Layers Together. The Long and the Short of Type. Made to Fit: Part Two. Type Mask Function: It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore. Exact Sizing for Your Text Columns. Removing Those Typographically Incorrect Spaces. Tweak All Your Type with One Fell Swoop! Don't Have Italic or Bold? Don't Sweat it. I Need My Dumb Quotes Again. Making the Spell Checker Obey Your Commands.

5. Fast & Furious - Killer Web Tips.

Zoom Out for Sharper Web Images. ImageReady Feature Comes to Photoshop. Two Easy Ways to Create Transparency. Need to Shrink the File Size? Use Transparency. If It's Web Safe, Don't Use It. Change One Preference, Save a Bundle. Get the Real 100% View. Let Photoshop Make the File Size Call. Let Photoshop Write the Code Too! Get Super-Clean Type for the Web. Got a Folder Full of Images for the Web? Batch 'Em! File-Naming Timesaver for Mac Users. Read the Web Color Onscreen. Crop It Even Closer. Lose Those Annoying Numbers in the Upper Left-Hand Corner. Make Sure You're Viewing It the Same Way They See It. Don't Load That Bogus Slice! Use Layer-Based Slices. Blur That JPEG and Shrink It Down. ImageReady Window Speed Tip. Spend More Time Animating, Less Time Clicking. ImageReady's Supercharged Eyedropper. ImageReady's Auto Tile Maker. Exercising Your Influence on GIFs. Style Warning for Web Designers.

6. Fast Company - Photoshop Design Tips.

Focusing Attention Using Color. Focusing Attention by Adding Depth. Shadow Opacity and Softness. Overlap Graphic Elements to Add Visual Interest. Use Correct CMYK Builds to Match Pantone Colors. Add Color to Your Shadows. Picking Colors? Use the Built-In Color Wheel. Color Combinations Affect Size and Proportion. Use Tight Cropping to Spice Up Images. Determining the Length of a Cast Shadow. Two-Color May Be Better than Four. Don't Make It Black-Make It Mega Black! Effective Ghosting or Backscreening. Create Your Own Custom Typeface. Add a Point of Reference to Convey Size.

7. Speedy Gonzalez - Layer Tips.

Missing Your Background Layer? Here's the Fix. Naming Layers (and Why You Should). Lock All Those Layers in Just One Click. Toggle Through the Blend Modes. Hide Your Layers in the Blink of an Eye. Why Dragging and Dropping Styles Rocks! Applying Layer Styles to Your Background Layer. Lock, Load, and Move Layers. Managing Your Layers. Instant Opacity Change. Copy a Layer into the Same Location in Another Document. Moving Multiple Layers from Document to Document. Centering Dragged Layers the Easy Way. Easier Drop Shadow Angle Adjustments. Layer Navigation Shortcut. Super-Fast Layer Copies. Instant Layer Alignment. Separation Anxiety: Put a Layer Style on a Separate Layer. Layer Effects Removal Speed Tip. Jump to Any Layer Just by Clicking in Your Image. Color-Coding Made Easy. Can't Paint on a Layer? Here's Why. Speed Up Photoshop by Merging Layers. Layer Set Super-Speed Tip. Save Room in Your Layers Palette. Can't We All Just Have the Same Style? Layer Palette Navigation Speed Tips. Quick Copy Your Layer Mask. Select Everything on Your Layer in One Click. View Your Layer Mask as a Rubylith. Selecting Just One Object on a Layer. Keep Layer Styles from Affecting New Work. Un-Filling for Fun and Profit. Opacity Slider Speed Tips. Change Layer Set Blend Modes with Caution. Avoiding the Layer Menu. More Control over Blends: Advanced Blending. Shapes Without the Shape Layer. Secret Opacity See-Through Part of a Layer Tip.

8. Speed Freak - Troubleshooting Tips.

Let's Do the Text Warp Again. Unlocking the Background Layer. Trimming Your Plug-Ins for Faster Startup. The Reappearing/Disappearing Brush Tip. Do You Have Enough RAM? Ask Photoshop. How to Use RGB Filters on Grayscale Images. The Killer Troubleshooting Tip: Deleting the Preferences. Getting Back Your Background Layer. Getting Print Resolution from Your Digital Camera Images. Fixing the "Rounded Corners" Selection Problem. Making Global Light Work for You. Find the Hidden Magnetic Pen Tool Options. Printing Shadows over Solid Colors in Page-Layout Apps. Let Photoshop Rebuild Your Prefs. Keeping Your Layer Styles Intact in Adobe After Effects. Faster Application Switching. Stop the Crop Snapping. The Scoop on Rounded Corners When Expanding Selections. Getting Smaller Photoshop Files. Keeping Your JPEGs Looking Good. Making Your Color Printouts Match Your Monitor. Getting Better EPS Previews. Can You Create All Your Type in Photoshop? How to Use Actions from the Web. Will More RAM Make Photoshop Run Faster? Don't Use Crop to Fix Barrel Distortion. Stop the "Click-and-Jump-to-That-Layer" Blues.

9. Speed - Image-Correction and Prepress Tips.

Say Good-Bye to Gradient Banding. Sharpening Your Images Like a Pro. Five Tips for Getting Rid of Moiré Patterns. Scan Line Art at the Resolution You Need. Using the High Pass Filter for Sharpening. Spot Color Gradient Film Saver. Correct in CMYK or RGB? Straightening Scans in 10 Seconds (or Less). Stay Away from the Sponge Tool. Removing Noise in Digital Camera Images. Scanners Aren't Just for Flat Objects. Instant Red-Eye Removal. Are Your Colors Press Ready? Never Swap Colors Again When Cleaning Line Art. Let Photoshop Do Your Resolution Math. Going to Press? Make Sure Your Monitor Is in the "Right Space". Want Better Gradients on Press? Here's the Tip. Getting Before and After Previews. Cloning from Image to Image. Get More Realistic Drop Shadows on Press. Making Sure Your Whites Are Really White. Try Not to Correct More than Once. Have Photoshop Help Find Your Highlights/Shadows. Talkin' 'Bout My Resolution. Are You Really Seeing Your Sharpening? Adjusting Curve Points with Precision. Apply Unsharp Mask to CMYK Images. RGB Flesh Tones: Getting The "Red" Out. Once You're in CMYK Mode, Stay There. The Simple Tip to Better Color Separations. How to Sharpen Flesh Tones in CMYK. How to Read Four Areas at Once. More Curve Point Quick Tips. Healing with Pressure. Control the Opacity of Your Healing Process.

10. Speed Kills - Advanced Tips.

Power Up Your Layer Styles. Swapping Files? Make Sure Your Color Stays Intact. Freeform/Pen Tool Quick Switch. Visual Control over Your Selections Using Quick Mask. Better Color to Grayscale Using Lab. Have Photoshop Select the Shadows and Highlights. Troubleshooting Actions? Slow Down! Accessing Grayed-Out Filters In CMYK. More Control over Filters. Getting Rid of Edge Fringe with a Smudge Stroke. Applying Multiple Filters? Not on My Layer! New Snapshot, the Mistake Insurance Policy. Saving Your Actions as Printable Text Files. 3D Print Effects (and Where to Get Those Goofy Glasses). Creating Reusable Diagonal Guides. Faster Scanning for Multiple Images. Save Trips to the Select Menu. Drag-and-Drop Curves for Quick Correction. Actions Power Tip: Add an Action to Your Action. Prepress Cleanups-In a Snap. Blend Mode Power Tip. Putting Your Lens Flare on the Spot. No More Creating Type in Channels. Let Photoshop Tell You the Highlight and Shadow. Using the Lasso-Don't Stop to Navigate. Load Any Saved Selection Without the Channels Palette. Plot Multiple Curve Points in Just One Click. Tough Selection Tip. Making the Color Picker Show CMYK. Moving Multiple Curve Points at Once. Add to Your Selections Thru the Channels Palette. Embedding Paths into Actions. Measure Twice, Look Once. Stroking Half a Path-Half a Path???? Speeding Up Batch Actions. Photoshop Web Design Heaven. Learn Photoshop from the Ground Up. The Bible of Color Correction. The Indispensable Reference. Photoshop Sites That Rock: Designs by Mark. The Best Tutorials on the Planet. Take One for the Team. Learning from the Mothership.


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