The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop

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Author: Scott Valentine

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 0133523314

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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Photoshop’s adjustment and fill layers give you an amazing level of control and are the building blocks of innumerable techniques. In this definitive resource, Scott Valentine demonstrates how to use these simple but powerful tools through approachable hands-on examples, and he calls on other Photoshop experts to share their techniques. Whether you’re a professional or hobbyist, you’ll learn techniques that give you an edge in technical, personal, and commercial projects. Beginning and intermediate users of Photoshop will learn how adjustment and fill layers work and get up to speed on the most common techniques. Advanced users will find indispensable reference material in addition to speedy solutions to vexing problems. More than just a collection of effects and recipes, The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop explains why the techniques work and how to tune them for your specific needs. Powerful tips and techniques from industry experts, including Katrin Eismann, Pete Collins, and Corey Barker Straightforward teaching style from a veteran Photoshop user Richly illustrated with examples of over two-dozen techniques covering photography, compositing, and illustration Quick-reference guide to every fill and adjustment layer with before-and-after images for easy comparison Downloadable reference files and actions to explore and enhance your creativity (on the companion website)

The Hidden Power of Blend Modes in Adobe Photoshop

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Author: Scott Valentine

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 0321823761

Category: Computers

Page: 209

View: 7280

Demonstrates how to use blend modes in Adobe Photoshop, covering such topics as photographic manipulation, compositing, design, and painting, and offering a reference to every blend mode and more than fifty techniques.

Hidden Power of Adobe Photoshop

Adjustments and Blends for Photographers: Learn by Video

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Author: Scott Valentine

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780134084312

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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Expressing your unique voice and vision is a passion for most artists, and you don't need tools getting in the way. Scott Valentine helps you gain expert control over two of Photoshop's essential editing tools: adjustment layers and blend modes. They can be easy to use, but they aren't always easy to understand. Scott translates the technical elements into every day language and demonstrates techniques using real-world examples. Whether you're a professional or hobbyist, there's something here for you. The video starts with a demonstration of the fundamentals of the tools so that you have a deep understanding of how they work. You'll also learn multiple ways to approach important photo-editing techniques, including black and white conversion, color correction, detail enhancement, and dodging and burning. The Hidden Power of Adobe Photoshop Adjustments and Blends: Learn by Video will help you gain effortless control so you can stop thinking about your tools and get back to thinking about your art. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows you to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique "Watch and Work" mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow you to work alongside in Photoshop as you view the video. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so you can practice what you've learned. At the end of every lesson, you can test your knowledge by taking interactive quizzes. Duration: 2 HR User Level: Intermediate/Advanced Closed-Captioning in English System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows XP, or higher 1 GHz processor or higher 2 GB RAM or higher 1 GB free HD space (does not include lesson files)

The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements 4

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Author: Richard Lynch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470051269

Category: Computers

Page: 342

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"...perfect for the digital photographer.... The depth of information on all aspects of color control is astonishing. Anyone who needs detailed control over every aspect of their images will revel in this book." —Computer Arts Magazine http://www.computerarts.co.uk There's More to Photoshop Elements Than Meets the Eye In this unique book, expert author Richard Lynch reveals hidden functionality in Photoshop Elements-advanced features concealed in the code that dramatically extend the power of the software. First you'll learn high-level image editing from this renowned professional, then vault yourself into the ranks of advanced power users with the more than one hundred Hidden Power tools he provides on CD. You'll be amazed at what you can do! Inside, discover features usually found only in advanced image editors: Add shadows, highlights, and contrast with new Curves Presets Get beautiful and accurate color printing with CMYK separations tools Use the hidden Blend If and other power tools to apply sophisticated masks Emulate the Channel Mixer and Calculations functions of Photoshop Handle an image from start to finish using only the included Hidden Power tools Take full advantage of the latest Elements 4 updates to color management settings and Adobe(r) Gamma procedures Discover dozens more high-end functions such as snapshots, clipping paths, the history brush, and others Exclusive Elements Power Tools Included on CD! Unlock more than 100 hidden functions to power up your image editing, including: Color separations (RGB, CMYK, or Lab) Masking Channels Snapshots and History Brush Clipping Paths Custom Vectors Enhanced Sharpening Guides Fade Align/Distribute Objects The CD also includes numerous images and project files to use along with exercises in the book. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book

Harnessing Photoshop's Most Powerful Tool, Covers Photoshop CS3

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Author: Richard A. Lynch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240520769

Category: Computers

Page: 257

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Accompanied by a library of images on CD-ROM, an introduction to the world of image layers, Photoshop's powerful editing tool, covering such topics as layer functions and creation, layer effects, blending modes, layered collages and composite images, and more. Original. (Intermediate)

The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements 2

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Author: Richard Lynch

Publisher: Sybex

ISBN: 9780782141788

Category: Computers

Page: 292

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Unlock Photoshop Elements' Awesome Power with Sophisticated Techniques and Original Power Tools Until now, Adobe's Photoshop Elements hasn't been considered powerful or full-featured enough for serious image correction. This is the book that changes that forever, revealing advanced features locked inside Photoshop Elements, ready to be turned loose. All you need are the techniques found in this book and the author's custom Hidden Power Tools included on the CD--powerful enhancements that unlock key Photoshop features, like curves, channel separations in RGB and CMYK, and masking. Soon you'll do more with Photoshop Elements than you ever thought possible, including: * Radically upgrade the quality of your color results using channels, custom separations, and image luminosity * Alter reality by creating new photo-realistic objects and adding them to existing images * Create dynamic images for the Web using animation and rollovers * Correct and enhance image tone and color with Curves, Color Balance, and custom layer-blending tools * Make complicated masks and advanced selections to easily target your corrections * Create original, scalable line art for logos by harnessing the power of customized vectors See the author's supporting web site at www.hiddenelements.com.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 Maximum Performance

Unleash the Hidden Performance of Elements

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Author: Mark Galer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136103740

Category: Photography

Page: 296

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This book/DVD package will stretch your digital images and Elements 5.0 to the max! Produce superior, high-end professional results that until now were not possible without the full Photoshop program. With this package, you will discover insider secrets that you can use immediately to solve common problems that even the pros have to overcome. Now you can achieve effects only dreamed of by casual users. Beginning right away with these full-color, real-world projects, you can transform your shots into professional images that look as if they belong in glossy magazines-without commercial lighting, studio equipment, or breaking the bank. Uncover the hidden techniques to create photos that look they were shot by a pro. And best of all, there is no need to upgrade to the full version of Photoshop to make it happen. Packed with dynamic hands-on projects, this book/DVD package reveals the tools, advanced techniques, and loadable presets that unleash the creative potential of intermediate to advanced photographers. From editing your shots to correcting flaws and using advanced options for more power, you will find out how to combine all the features of Elements with clever workarounds that will give your shots the 'wow' factor. New: Maximum Performance Action Files fast track your editing workflow when you have dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of shots. You get everything you need at your fingertips with the accompanying DVD, packed with bonus extras so that you achieve the results you want: * 5 hours of video tutorials * Over 200 royalty-free, high-resolution images * Raw and 16-bits/Channel files * Stock library * Keyboard shortcut reference guide * And more. Now you can unleash the full power of Elements 5.0 to produce creations that will astonish you. Author and imaging guru Mark Galer puts the thrill of digital photography for your most important shots where it belongs-directly in your hands. With this thoroughly updated book and DVD package, you can finally make the most of hot new features like how to. . Adjust sharpness and curves . Convert to black and white . Correct camera distortion . Use Motion Blur to render the static image more dramatic . Remove unwanted elements from your photographs . Adjust exposure in Adobe Camera RAW to create classic Low Key images . And more. Mark Galer is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Imaging at the RMIT University. He is a Photoshop Elements Ambassador for Adobe Pacific and author of seven books ranging from digital capture to Photoshop editing skills. Get the most out of your digital camera, maximize the power of Adobe Photoshop's Elements 5.0, and unleash your own creativity to make your once-in-a-lifetime photos look like a pro shot them! Praise for the previous edition: "Well written, well illustrated, with a good knack for explaining complex issues in a non-threatening and comprehensible manner." -Steve Caplin, digital artist and author of "How to Cheat in Photoshop". "Stunning images without breaking the bank! Using techniques normally associated with Photoshop, Mark Galer proves that this often-belittled program can produce truly remarkable results." David Asch, photographer and digital artist, UK "Truly Maximum Performance! This book has propelled my knowledge of Photoshop Elements to a very high competent professional level. I cannot express my absolute delight with my new skills." Richard McWhorter, author, USA "A great book to learn with...Stuffed with expert performance tips" Tim Daly, photographer, UK A Great Book and DVD Combination! "I have learned more from watching (and rewatching) the videos than I did at a $400 two-day Photoshop Workshop" V. Hutson, USA

The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary

The A to Z Desktop Reference of Photoshop

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Author: Philip Andrews

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136100148

Category: Photography

Page: 336

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Find solutions fast with this handy encyclopedic guide to Photoshop's multitude of terms and options. Conveniently organized in a clear A to Z format, this attractive, illustrated desktop reference covers every action you are likely to make as you manipulate photographs and digital images in Photoshop. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned Photoshop user, there'll be tools and features you've forgotten, missed or never memorized, but that needn't slow down the creative process. As well as complete A-Z listings that answer all the questions you'll come up against, a step-by-step techniques section covers the everyday tasks you'll refer to again and again. This visual resource is the ideal companion to every Photoshop book on your shelf. Don't start working in Photoshop unless it's by your side!

Adobe Photoshop CS3 A-Z

Tools and Features Illustrated Ready Reference

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Author: Philip Andrews

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136102868

Category: Photography

Page: 320

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Find solutions quick with this accessible encyclopedic guide. Conveniently organized in a clear A-Z format, this illustrated ready reference covers every action you are likely to make as a photographer. You'll never want it far from your side while you work with Photoshop. * Covers all of Photoshop's mass of tools concisely in an intuitive, colorful layout * New section shows you fast solutions for everyday editing tasks: step-by-step tutorials illustrate how to conquer key tasks and techniques * Fully updated for CS3 * Includes all versions of Photoshop-shortcut keys specify which version of Photoshop is applicable This visual resource is the ideal companion to every Photoshop book on your shelf. Associate website www.Photoshop-A-Z.com features matching video tutorials for each step-by-step tutorial. For Photoshop users at all levels-covers everything from the everyday to the hidden features you need in a pinch. Dodge the frustrations that can come with time-sensitive, quality work with Philip Andrews. Philip is a professional photographer, digital photography teacher, magazine editor, and best-selling international author. Filled with practical advice from one photographer to another, Philip uses his trademark straight-talking style to ensure that everyone can get to grips with all the features of CS3 quickly and confidently. "Beyond just delivering accurate information, Philip books are always up to date and very enjoyable to read. Philip's tutorials deliver to you an easy, approachable style rarely found in software instruction...an extremely valuable reference" Bryan O'Neil Hughes, Photoshop Product Manager, Adobe Systems Inc. On previous editions: "If you ever wanted a quick reference guide to the mass of tools in Photoshop, then this is the answer...Keep it to hand as a quick and easy guide." - Which Digital Camera "Each section is expressed clearly with simple buy highly effective and user-friendly illustrations... you should definitely have to hand while working at your computer." - Amateur Photographer