Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop CS5 (Teach Yourself VISUALLY

Gets visual learners up to speed quickly on the newest Photoshop release

Photoshop is the gold standard for image-editing programs and is used by professional photographers, graphic designers, and Web designers as well as hobbyists. Designed for those who learn best visually, this full-color guide has been completely updated to cover the newest release of Photoshop. Previous editions have sold more than 150,000 copies.

  • Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software used in both print and digital media, with more than four million users worldwide; the latest version includes new functionality and enhanced tools  
  • People who learn more easily when they can see how something is done will quickly grasp essential Photoshop concepts and procedures in this visual, step-by-step format
  • Covers importing photos from digital cameras and scanners, retouching and repairing, enhancing digital images, adding custom 3D effects, editing images for the Web, creating a Web photo gallery, incorporating graphics into desktop publishing programs, color management, using layers and filters, compositing, and more

With step-by-step instructions and full-color screen shots to demonstrate each task, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop makes learning easy.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop CS5 (Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech))


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Photoshop Cs3 Photo Effects Cookbook: 53 Easy-To-Follow Recipes

Whether you’re just getting getting into Photoshop or have been using it for a while, you know that it’s a many-faceted application that can be somewhat overwhelming to master. With 53 easy-to-follow recipes, Photoshop CS3 Photo Effects Cookbook shows you how to use Photoshop CS3 to simulate classic camera and darkroom techniques and special effects–without making you first learn Photoshop inside and out.

The book covers: Using the improved Vanishing Point, Lens Blur, and Black & White filters Creating graphic art effects: posterization, watercolor, pen and ink Working with lighting effects: neon glows, lens flares, fire and flame effects Simulating natural phenomena: rain, snow, and lightning Adapting traditional techniques: film grain, contrast masks, hand-tinting, cross-processing Adding motion blurs and other special effects Assembling multi-layered images and photomontages

Packed with hundreds of full-color images, step-by-step instructions, and many practical tips, this book-and Adobe Photoshop CS3- are all you need to create professional graphic art effects from almost any image source.

Photoshop Cs3 Photo Effects Cookbook: 53 Easy-To-Follow Recipes for Digital Photographers, Designers, and Artists


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Photoshop CS / CS2 Wow! Book, The, 1/e

Ever since Photoshop version 2.5, The Photoshop Wow! Book has enlightened and inspired graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers around the globe.  This newest edition delivers the familiar award-winning mix of explanations and step-by-step tutorials for creating both commercial and fine-art images, with tips and beautiful galleries that distinguish this book as the most inspiring Photoshop resource around.  Redesigned for easy reference, Photoshop CS/CS2 Wow! also includes new short features in which professional photographers and designers let you in on their creative secrets for quick solutions.  The DVD-ROM includes hundreds of before-and-after tutorial files, Layer Styles and Patterns, as well as Actions, gradients, custom tools, and other goodies. You’ll learn the most innovative techniques for creating and enhancing images, graphics, and type, including:

•    How and when to use the new features in Photoshop CS and CS2, including the Spot Healing Brush, Lens Correction, Lens Blur, Vanishing Point, and Variables
•    How to build your skill with familiar Photoshop features such as blend modes, adjustment layers, channels, and filters
•    How to focus attention on the subject of a photo, retouch a portrait, tint an image, or convert a color image to black-and-white
•    How to bring out your inner artist with Photoshop’s sophisticated brushes and vector-drawing tools
•    How to create dazzling special effects for type and graphics—from custom textures and realistic materials to animation and rollover for the web
•    How to build a striking layout or a seamless composite, including the little details that make a big difference in the art of creating illusions
•    How to keep your creations organized with layers, layer set or groups, layer comps, and Smart Objects


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Adobe Photoshop CS5: Professional Portrait Retouching (Voices That Matter)

For the first time, Scott Kelby has assembled all of his best Photoshop techniques for professionally retouching portraits and collected them here in this groundbreaking new volume. Beginning with the essentials, Scott starts with the eyes–in many portraits, the most important part of the picture. Scott shows how to brighten the eyes, create and enhance catchlights, and remove dark circles from under the eyes. He then moves on to such techniques as softening and smoothing skin, removing blemishes, touching up clothing and backgrounds, retouching the nose, removing wrinkles, removing stray hairs, and retouching and whitening teeth. All of these are truly professional techniques that Scott has simplified into an exact, step-by-step process in Photoshop CS5 that yields great results fast. Toward the end of the book, Scott takes the reader through his entire portrait retouching workflow from beginning to end. Armed with the best retouching practices, and in his easygoing and clear voice and style, Scott Kelby has created an instant bestseller that will quickly become an instant go-to resource for all photographers who want to improve their portraits.

Adobe Photoshop CS5: Professional Portrait Retouching (Voices That Matter)



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