Loaded with the latest Photoshop tips and techniques
The secrets of digital image editing — explained in plain English!
Photoshop CS3 is a powerhouse, and here's the fast and easy way to get up to speed on all the coolest features. This friendly guide helps you get images into Photoshop — and then turn them into dazzling works of art. You'll see how to work in the right file formats, master the Brushes palette, get creative with filters, convert color to grayscale, and more!
- Adjust brightness, improve color, and fix flaws
Take advantage of the Raw file format
Composite images with layers and blending modes
Automate your tasks with scripts and Actions
Apply the new Smart Filters to Smart Objects
About the Author
Peter Bauer is best known as the Help Desk Director for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), but he’s also the author of a half-dozen books on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, the host of the video-training titles Photoshop CS2 FAQs and Photoshop Filters at Lynda.com, a contributing writer for Photoshop User and Layers magazines, a featured columnist for PlanetPhotoshop.com, and a software documentation writer for a variety of Photoshop- and Illustrator-related products. An Adobe Certified Expert, he also appears regularly as a member of the Photoshop World Instructor Dream Team. A Photoshop Hall of Fame nominee, in 2005, Pete was presented the Pioneer Award by NAPP, only the second person so honored. As NAPP Help Desk Director, Pete personally answers tens of thousands of e-mail questions annually about Photoshop and computer graphics. He has contributed to and assisted on such projects as feature film special effects, major book and magazine publications, award-winning Web sites, and fine art exhibitions. He has taught computer graphics at the university level and serves as a computer graphics efficiency consultant for a select corporate clientele. Pete and his wife, Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell of the University of Notre Dame Law School, live in South Bend, Indiana. Despite being considered a world-class technogeek, Pete still plays organized ice hockey.