Savvy – n. Practical know-how.
Just about anyone who works with digital images needs to know tohow to use Photoshop. But its complexity can be confounding even toexperienced users. In Photoshop CS Savvy, artist and teacherSteve Romaniello reveals the secrets behind Photoshop'spower—showing you how to combine theory with practicaltechniques to get results that are inspirational and satisfying.Whether you’re a graphic artist, photographer, web designer,desktop publisher, or, if your goal is to become Photoshop savvy,this is the book that will get you there.
Work your way through from cover to cover or zero in on anytopic, from setting up a Photoshop workflow to restoring old photosto creating a web photo gallery. In Hands On tutorials, you'llapply your knowledge in complex, real-world projects, mastering thetechniques your own work demands. A 32-page full-color sectionshowcases numerous color-related examples. Coverage includes:
Core Photoshop Skills: selections, type, layers, paths,paint effects, alpha channels, Quick Mask, scanning,transformations.
Features New in Photoshop CS: Shadow/Highlightcorrection, photo filters, Match Color, Color Replacement, Liquifyenhancements, automations, support for raw camera files.
Image Retouching: Dodge and Burn tools, cloning andhealing, History Brush, Dust and Scratches filter.
Color Management and Correction: levels and curves, colormapping, hue and saturation, channel mixing, CMYK conversion,printing.
Photoshop, ImageReady, and the Web: page layout,optimization, image maps, animations, rollovers.
Advanced Techniques: difficult selections, compositing,automation, duotones and spot color, advanced layering, 16-bitediting, preparing images for digital video.