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1. Getting Started with Photoshop. Welcome to Photoshop, Bridge, Camera Raw, and ImageReady How to Use the Toolbox How to Use the Menu Bars How to Use Photoshop and ImageReady Palettes How to Use the Picker How to Select a How to Browse Files in Bridge How to Use Rulers, Grids, and Guides How to Use Management How to Set Photoshop Preferences How to Set ImageReady Preferences How to Set Bridge Preferences How to Set Camera Raw Preferences2. Optimizing Photoshop Projects. How to Use Multiple Views How to Undo with the History Palette How to Create Custom Tool Presets How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts How to Use the Preset Actions How to Create Custom Actions How to Set Up Batch Processing Options How to Optimize Files for Printing3. Selection Techniques. How to Select Geometric Areas How to Use the Polygonal Lasso Tool How to Select by Range How to Use Quick Mask How to Convert Selections to Paths How to Modify Selections How to Save and Load Selections4. Working with Tone. How to Measure and Compare Pixel Values How to Optimize the Tonal Range How to Improve Contrast with Curves How to Improve Contrast with Shadow/Highlight How to Use the Dodge, Burn, and Sponge Tools How to Sharpen Images How to Use Smart Sharpen How to Use Blur to Sharpen How to Convert Images to Grayscale5. Working with . How to Make Global Corrections How to Use the Match Command How to Correct a Range of s How to Use the Replacement Tool How to Build Duotones for the Web How to Build Duotones, Tritones, and Quadtones for Print6. Image Editing Basics. How to Resize Images How to Add Canvas How to Crop an Image How to Flip and Rotate an Image How to Warp an Image How to Silhouette an Image How to Use the Healing Brush7. Drawing and Painting with . How to Paint an Image How to Erase an Image How to Erase a Background How to Use the History Brush How to Use the Clone Stamp How to Draw Graphic Shapes How to Build a Custom Brush How to Use the Pattern Maker How to Apply Gradients How to Create Custom Gradients8. Using Type. How to Add Type to an Image How to Create 3D Text How to Create Typographic Style Sheets How to Build Filtered Text Effects How to Warp Text How to Set Text on a Path9. Using Paths. How to Create a Straight-Edge Path How to Create a Curved Path How to Edit a Path How to Convert a Path to a Selection How to Stroke Paths How to Create Clipping Paths10. Working with Layers. How to Create and Move Layers How to Link Layers How to Create Clipping Masks How to Create Layer Groups How to Create Smart Objects How to Transform Layers How to Create Adjustment Layers How to Add a Layer Mask How to Merge and Flatten Layers How to Create Layer Comps11. Digital Photography Features. How to Build a Contact Sheet How to Make Picture Packages How to Use the Red-Eye Tool How to Reduce Noise How to Build Panoramas How to Organize Images with Custom Metadata How to Work with Camera Raw Images12. Building Web Files. How to Preview Files in Browsers and Platforms How to Build GIF Files for the Web How to Optimize GIF Sets How to Create a GIF Transparency How to Build JPEG Files for the Web How to Optimize Files with Variable Compression How to Slice Images for the Web How to Build Imagemaps How to Build Filter-Based GIF Animations How to Build JavaScript Rollovers How to Build a Web Gallery13. Special Effects. How to Use Blending Modes How to Build a Glow Effect with Stroke Path How to Create Lighting Effects How to Apply a Radial Blur How to Apply a Ripple Effect How to Add a Lens Flare How to Add Noise Texture How to Use the Fibers Filter How to Distort an Image with Liquify How to Use the Filter Gallery How to Add Texture How to Create a Halftone Pattern How to Use the Vanishing Point FilterGlossary.Index.

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Adobe Photoshop is the world's leading image manipulation software. Used by both professional and amateur graphic designers, it is the de facto standard for print and Web publishing. How to Use Adobe Photoshop visually steps the reader through everything she needs to know in order to create and manipulate images for print and the Web. Photoshop can be a somewhat intimidating program for the beginning user, but How to Use Adobe Photoshop, with its visual, step-by-step approach, makes it simple to learn the basic techniques involved in using Photoshop.

About the Author

Daniel Giordan is an artist and designer who works as the Design Director for AOL Web Properties, coordinating publishing designs for online properties such as Netscape, CompuServe, MapQuest, AIM, ICQ, and others. Giordan is the author of several bestselling graphic design titles, including The Art of Photoshop from Sams Publishing. His artwork has been exhibited at The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and in galleries throughout New England, including Stux Gallery, Boston University, and Yale University.

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