- Copyright 2004
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-7357-1374-X
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7357-1374-1
Artistry is the key word here: When competent doesn't cut it. When what you're going for is museum-quality art prints, high-end advertising effects, and dizzyingly beautiful digitally manipulated images, this is the place to start. Providing a focused approach to the advanced features of Photoshop CS, this beautiful full-color guide tackles complex yet essential topics like color calibration and correction. Along the way, you'll learn how Photoshop's newest features-Photomerge technology (which allows you to create seamless panoramas from multiple images), enhanced Camera Raw support, an improved File Browser, nonsquare pixel support, and more-can aid in your quest for the perfect image. Throughout, the authors emphasize the relationship between Photoshop CS tools and traditional photography to provide essential context for complex tasks. The knowledge is sure to stick as you work your way through the detailed, step-by-step exercises and use the companion CD to view before-and-after images and access masks and tool settings for the book's tutorials.
Online Sample Chapter
Hands-On Photoshop CS: Correcting a Problem Image
Table of Contents
Overview of New Photoshop CS Features.
SECTION 1: ESSENTIAL PHOTOSHOP TOOLS AND FUNCTIONALITY. 1. How to Use This Book and the Photoshop CS Artistry CD. 2. Navigating in Photoshop CS. 3. Setting System and Photoshop Preferences. 4. The Tools Palette. 5. Picking and Using Color. 6. Selections, Paths, Masks, and Channels. 7. Layers, Layer Masks, Adjustment Layers, and the Layer Comps Palette. 8. History Palette, History Brush, and Snapshots. 9. Transformation of Images, Layers, Paths, and Selections. 10. Digital Cameras and Camera Raw. 11. Automating Photoshop.
SECTION 2: COLOR CORRECTION AND CALIBRATION TO CREATE A MASTER DIGITAL IMAGE. 12. Color Correction Tools. 13. Digital Imaging and the Zone System. 14. Color Spaces, Device Characterization, and Color Management. 15. Photoshop Color Preferences, Monitor, Scanner, and Printer Calibration. 16. Image Resolution, Scanning, Digital Capture, and Histograms. 17. Your Workflow, Steps to Create a Master Image.
SECTION 3: OVERALL COLOR CORRECTION, SELECTION, AND LAYER TECHNIQUES. 18. The Colony Composite (Detailed Lasso, Quick Mask, and Color Selection Techniques). 19. Overall Color Correction (Overall Color Correction of Normal Images, Including Selected Area Modifications, Sharpening and Spotting, Print and Web Output). 20. Correcting a Problem Image (Overall Color Correction of Problem Images, Advanced Selections and Adjustment Layer Masks for Specific Color Correction, Spotting, and Sharpening Using Unsharp Mask, CMYK Preview, and Conversion). 21. Yellow Flowers (Replace Color, Color Range, and Mask Blur for Selection and Color Change). 22. Color Matching Images.
SECTION 4: ADVANCED COLOR CORRECTION AND RESTORATION TECHNIQUES. 23. Burnley Graveyard (Duotones). 24. Desert Al (Complex Color Correction and Retouching). 25. Restoring Old Photos (Making a Great B&W Image, Colorizing B&W). 26. Combining Bracketed Captures or Scans to Increase Dynamic Range. 27. Bryce Stone Woman (Lab Color Correction, Using Layers to Tune Opposite Color Areas).
SECTION 5: COMPOSITING MULTIPLE IMAGES WITH LAYERS, ADJUSTMENT LAYERS, AND LAYER MASKS. 28. Rain in Costa Rica (Basic Compositing Techniques to Create a Not-So-Basic Image). 29. The McNamaras (Seamless Composites and Color Correction of People). 30. The PowerBook Ad (A Complex Composite Production Ad).
SECTION 6: CALCULATIONS, PATTERNS, FILTERS, COMPOSITING, AND EFFECTS. 31. Blend Modes, Calculations, and Apply Image. 32. Vector Masks, Shape Layers, and Layer Styles PDF on CD. 33. Texture and Pattern. 34. Heartsinger CD Cover (Many Great Techniques for Using the Built-In Filters and Effects). 35. Digital Paint.
SECTION 7: IMAGES FOR THE WEB AND MULTIMEDIA. 36. Optimizing Images for the Web. 37. Web Photo Galleries, Contact Sheets, and Picture Packages. Chart of Print Display Longevity and Access Info for Wilhelm Research. Bibliography. Index. Colophon. New Riders Advertisements. About Authors New Books and Workshops. Quotes From Photoshop Instructors and Photographers who use Photoshop Artistry.
Photoshop Artistry CS
To remove the styles, tools, and other preferences loaded from the disc
Follow these steps:
1. Choose Edit/Preset Manager.
2. Click the triangle button, and in the pop-up menu, choose "Reset
Brushes", then "Okay".
3. Repeat with Swatches all the way through Tools.
4. When finished, click Done.