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Everything you need to know about Photoshop is right in these friendly pages!
Photoshop is so powerful and has so many features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. Each minibook covers a particular aspect of Photoshop, so whether you're new to Photoshop or wanting to learn more about a specific area like making selections, working with layers, creating type, or retouching and restoring photos, it's all here!
Beginners start here get familiar with the Photoshop environment the desktop, menus, panels, tools, and the Mini Bridge
Of pens, paths, and paintbrushes discover all the things you can do with the Brush, Pencil, and Pen tools and the Paths panel
The magic of masks explore the use of channels, alpha channels, various types of masks, layer styles, opacity settings, and other essentials
Making it perfect find out how to lighten, darken, soften, or sharpen your images, fix flaws, and heal damage
Print it learn how to get the right resolution, image mode, and file format, and set up color separations
Open the book and find:
Directions for customizing your workspace
How to crop and resize images
Advice on correcting contrast, color, and clarity
Instructions for compositing images with layers and blending modes
How to make adjustments with levels and curves
Steps for creating top-notch selections
Cool things to do with filters
Options for creating and editing type
9 books in 1
Painting, Drawing, and Typing
Working with Layers
Channels and Masks
Filters and Distortions
Retouching and Restoration
Photoshop and Print
IN FULL COLOR!
Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California. She is currently a faculty member in the School of Design at Brooks Institute. She has authored or coauthored dozens of software books including Photoshop Elements For Dummies and Digital Photography Just the Steps For Dummies.
I didn't use this as much as I had planned.
I would recommend buying the hard copy.
Navigating a hard copy for assistance is easier in my opinion.
Very clear instructions on how to successfully navigate some of the thousands of things CS5 can do.Published 12 months ago by Mark
I went from complete beginner to making my own graphics in a couple of weeks thanks to this book!Published 12 months ago by Justin Woitena
I've never been last in my class, but this one is WAAY OVER MY HEAD. I should have suspected it it when the "For Dummies" book turned out to be more more than 1000 pages in... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mack1942
Love this book it is so much easier to understand than the book that came with my photoshop software. It has made my computer the best machine in my office. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Denise
it was bought as a present. the recipient has not complained. so i guess the book has served its purpose.Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer