Description : Spend less time reading and more time doing with a simple step-by-step approach to beginner and intermediate level office tasks. Brilliant guides provide you with the quick, easy-to-access information that you need.
Description : Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 FOR THOSE WHO WOULD RATHER BE SHOWN HOW THAN TOLD HOW SEE HOW TO • Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge and Version Cue • Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects • Use live filters to view and modify the results of opening files • Use more precise color correction to enhance a photo • Easily convert images to black and white • Use image trickery to change or enhance an image • Create eye catching bevels and special effects • Transform plain text into a show-stopping image • Create Web animation sequences the easy way • Use tool presets to construct the right tool for the right job • Test content on different target devices using Adobe Device Central On the Web This book uses real world examples to give you a context in which to perform a task. This book also includes workshops to help you put together individual tasks into projects. The Photoshop example files that you need for project tasks are available at www.perspection.com Perspection has written and produced books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Flash CS3 Professional, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Microsoft Expression Web, and Apple Mac OS X Panther. Perspection was founded in 1991, and is committed to providing information and training to help people use software more effectively. Perspection has written more than 80 computer books, and sold more than 5 million copies. Includes ACE Courseware Objectives! This courseware meets the objectives for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Program. Upon completion of this courseware you may be prepared to take an exam for ACE qualification. To learn more about becoming an Adobe Certified Expert, visit www.adobe.com/support/certification/ace.html
Description : Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 On Demand FOR THOSE WHO WOULD RATHER BE SHOWN HOW THAN TOLD HOW SEE HOW TO • Get started quickly with the Welcome Screen • Browse, organize, and process files using the Organizer • Easily find and view just the photos and video clips you want to see • Easily create photo books, calendars, collages, slide shows, scrapbook pages, greeting cards, and CD/DVD labels • Use auto controls to quickly fix a photo • Use Guided Edit to walk you step by step through the editing process • Use more precise color correction to enhance a photo • Easily brush away wrinkles and other unwanted photo results • Use image trickery and special effects to change or enhance a photo • Use themes and artwork to liven up your photo projects • Create perfect group shots, seamless panoramas, and more • Easily share your work using e-mail, online galleries, mobile phones, On the Web This book uses real world examples to give you a context in which to perform a task. This book also includes workshops to help you put together individual tasks into projects. The Photoshop example files that you need for project tasks are available at www.perspection.com. Perspection has written and produced books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Flash CS3 and 8, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Microsoft Expression Web, and Apple Mac OS X Leopard. Perspection was founded in 1991, and is committed to providing information and training to help people use software more effectively. Perspection has written more than 80 computer books, and sold more than 5 million copies. informit.com/que
Description : Adobe Photoshop CS4 on Demand What you need, when you need it! Need answers quickly? Adobe Photoshop CS4 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. Inside the Book • Improve productivity with the CS4 interface and templates • Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects • Use live filters to vie w and modify the results of opening files • Use more precise color correction to enhance a photo • Easily convert images to black and white • Use image trickery to change or enhance an image • Create eye-catching bevels and special effects • Transform plain text into a show-stopping image • Create web animation sequences the easy way • Use tool presets to construct the right tool for the right job • Test content on different target devices Bonus Online Content Register your book at queondemand.com to gain access to: • Workshops and related files • Keyboard shortcuts Visit the author site: perspection.com
Description : Adobe Flash CS3 Professional FOR THOSE WHO WOULD RATHER BE SHOWN HOW THAN TOLD HOW SEE HOW TO • Improve publishing and productivity with the CS3 interface and templates • Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge and Version Cue • Import Photoshop and Illustrator files directly into Flash • Keep track of the changes in Flash on a per-object basis • Copy and paste graphic filters and motions • Create more compelling designs with built-in filter effects and gradients • Use blend modes to change the way the image of one object on the Stage is combined with other images • Preview changes to 9-slice scaled movie clips on Stage • Simplify common timeline and scripting tasks with Timeline Effects and Behaviors • Use Script Assisted mode to create scripts without detailed knowledge of ActionScript • Test content on different target devices using Adobe Device Central On the Web This book uses real world examples to give you a context in which to perform a task. This book also includes workshops to help you put together individual tasks into projects. The Flash example files that you need for project tasks are available at www.perspection.com.
Description : The raw revolution that began in 2003 with the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in for Adobe Photoshop has changed the way photographers work with images. Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality. Adobe Camera Raw makes the process of using raw files easier by providing a standardized way of accessing and working with these uncompressed digital negatives. Today serious photographers shoot raw images only. Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop was the first book devoted exclusively to the topic, explaining the advantages and challenges of using Adobe Camera Raw to produce magnificent images. Real World Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS3 keeps pace with new directions in digital photography and raw image processing. Jeff Schewe, a contributor to the development of Adobe Camera Raw from its beginnings, updates Bruce Fraser’s best-selling book with inside knowledge of how new features let photographers optimize and convert images for the best results in Adobe Photoshop CS3. Hands-on techniques show readers how to expose and shoot for raw image capture as well as use new features such as Spot Healing. Readers will also learn how to use the latest version of Adobe Bridge to manage the thousands of images—and gigabytes of data—that result from raw shooting. Finally, Schewe discusses how Adobe’s latest revolutionary imaging software Photoshop Lightroom adds to the raw equation.
Description : Need answers quickly? Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. Inside the Book • Use the latest web technologies to create sites and mobile apps • Create sites with HTML5/CSS3 and mobile apps for iOS and Android • Use web page templates to quickly create pages or mobile apps • Use the simplified site setup to create and work with sites • Use Live view to design your web pages under real-world conditions • Create and maintain Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) • Use coding tools to develop consistent and reusable code • Insert Adobe Photoshop files to create image Smart Objects • Preview sites or apps using Multiscreen Preview and Adobe BrowserLab • Use Subversion to manage site versions • Manage local, remote, and testing sites • Transfer, synchronize, and WC3 validate sites Bonus Online Content Register your book at queondemand.com to gain access to: • Workshops and related files • Keyboard shortcuts Visit the author site: perspection.com
Description : Black and white photography has come a long way in the digital world. Feeling overwhelmed by the endless conversion options in (and around) Photoshop, Lightroom and beyond? If so, you are not alone, and this is definitely the book for you! In this thoroughly up-to-date book that covers all of the new features of Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom, you'll learn how to use methods within an application or raw converter, scripts, plug-ins, and more. Leslie Alsheimer and Bryan O'Neil Hughes show you everything you need to know to uncover the secrets to successful black and white conversion and printmaking. Let the stunning images (presented in both color and black and white) show you just what is possible when you master these powerful tools. Bryan O'Neil Hughes is a Product Manager for the Photoshop team, and a Product Evangelist for the Photoshop Lightroom Team. Working for Adobe since 1999, Bryan has helped test, develop, drive and demonstrate Adobe's digital imaging applications. Beyond Adobe, Bryan is a published photographer, editor and author. Leslie Alsheimer is a freelance photographer, and photo educator based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. With the Santa Fe Digital Darkroom, Leslie travels around the country teaching photography, Photoshop and digital imaging workshops, as well as working with private clients as a creative imaging consultant, instructor, and trainer. She has worked extensively with many of the foremost digital image makers in the US. She is an instructor with the American Photo/Nikon Mentor Series and a member of the Adobe Beta Testing Team. Leslie is also the Director of Community Photography Outreach. Find out more about Leslie at: www.santafedigitaldarkroom.com/ What the readers are saying: "I have a bunch of Photoshop and Lightroom books but yours is overwhelmingly the very best. Congratulations!" -Leo Skogstroem Pyttis, Finland "I learned more about photoshop in the three days I spent studying your book than I did in the 5 years playing around with it on my own. Your coverage of Color Management solved many issues I'd been having in trying to get the printed image to look like what I was seeing on my monitor. What I learned from you is that I was doing just about everything wrong with regards to capture and destructive editing. I have now completely changed both my pre- and post production work flow habits with amazing results. As a writer and small-publisher, I give you many kudos on creating a book that is by all accounts a real home run." -Rick Miller "I just wanted to write and say this is one of the best books I have ever read! I got it today and have spent all night reading it (it's about 1 am now) and I'm almost half way through it. Everything makes so much more sense now. I just wanted to tell you great job! It has gotten me more excited about photography in six hours than otherwise in the last six years! I really like your style and would like to "relearn" photography with your way of explaining. Thank you so much for writing this book. It's the first time I've been impressed enough with a product to write the maker and thank them." -Zachary Miklich Nashville, TN "Long story short this is probably the best book that anyone in the digital world should put their hand to, it is far from being only about BW." -Patrick Lavoie photo.net patron "I am halfway through your new book on B&W in CS 3 and LR and I want to compliment you on a clear and concise treatise on CS3 and LR and your integrated workflow. Again, congratulations on an excellent book!" -Jeff Peters "I am enjoying your new book "Black and White". It is rare to find so many wonderful images in a 'How To' book." -Robert Sachs "I wish that I can tell you how I appreciate your contribution to making the digital darkroom something that I have fell in love with. Up to now I have used various books and sources: bits here and bits there. I have actually build up quite a library. No one particular reference book addressed the B+W worker with some basic understanding of Photoshop. You have produced something that fills this gap, and which is written and illustrated in a remarkable manner. I hail from the chemical darkroom, and as such have never really enjoyed correcting images on the computer. Photoshop, which is my program of choice, is quite intimidating, and the haphazard way in which I learned my skills from various sources, reflected in the inconsistent results that I was producing. Well, now all have changed. At least - something good is happening. I hope that you make a killing with your book - you deserve to! Keep abreast of the distant 'also-runners' by releasing updates as the technology changes." -Andre du Plessis (South African, living in London) "Black And White In Photoshop CS3 And Lightroom explains in clear and easy to understand steps what it takes to generate quality black and white images using Photoshop and/or Lightroom. It is really geared for the intermediate to advanced user who is looking to understand both workflow and color management techniques. There are a number of thing that I like about Black And White In Photoshop CS3 And Lightroom. First, I like the fact that it takes you down a number of paths on creating black and white images. It doesn't just say this is the best way and so that is all you learn. Second, I like the step-by-step approach to guide you through what you need to do to get results like this. I think that if you want to become a master of Black and White photography then Black And White In Photoshop CS3 And Lightroom is highly recommended reading." -T. Michael Testi Published January 25, 2008 Part of The Enlightened Image
Description : Add sizzle to your images with these invaluable tools. If you're using Photoshop without working with channels and masks, you're missing out on some of the most powerful and creative features Photoshop CS3 has to offer. Let this comprehensive reference teach you to use these valuable tools the way professionals do. Create dazzling composites, speed your workflow, get awesome color--it's all here and more with step-by-step instructions, techniques, and examples. If you want to tap the full potential of Photoshop channels and masks, this striking full-color Bible is the book you need to succeed.You'll learn to: Harness channels and masks for faster workflow. Unravel the secrets of creating, mixing, and converting digital color. Add lighting effects, 3D, and other channel pyrotechnics. Create composite layer content with advanced blending. Reveal, conceal, and refine your images with layer masks. Combine selections from single and multiple documents. Posterize, create textures, correct faded images, and more. Use type masks to add an artist's sparkle to the text. Work with soft-edged selections. Select and composite transparent shadows. Blend layers. Inside, you'll find brilliant full color throughout, including hundreds of color screen shots and examples. Order your copy today!
Description : An introduction to the latest features of Adobe Photoshop CS3 provides step-by-step guidelines on how to create compelling images and special photographic effects with the help of a variety of available image editing and manipulation tools and techniques, from retouching and color correction to special effects. Original. (Beginner)