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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS3 in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS3 in 24 Hours

  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 4 edition
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672329352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672329357
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
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  • Sales Rank: #38,159 in Books

Book Description

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 in 24 Hours

24 Proven One-hour Lessons

Carla Rose

Kate Binder

You can master Photoshop® CS3 faster than you ever thought possible—even if you have no Photoshop or image editing experience at all! In just 24 hands-on, step-by-step lessons, this book will teach you all the core Photoshop skills you need to get great results—in digital photography, graphic design, painting, or anything else!

By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.

Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to do something.

Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

Learn how to…

  • Repair and retouch any black-and-white or color image, from precious family portraits to new digital photos
  • Achieve powerful artistry with Photoshop’s filters and effects
  • Master digital painting with Photoshop’s paintbrushes and other tools
  • Get your colors right, wherever you’re printing your images or displaying them online
  • Create super-realistic composites
  • Transform your images using tools ranging from Flip to Liquify
  • Master professional-level features including layers, channels, and masks
  • Add type to your images
  • Take advantage of Photoshop CS3’s powerful new features

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Part I: Getting Started

HOUR 1: Exploring Photoshop Basics

HOUR 2: Opening and Saving Files

HOUR 3: Making Selections

HOUR 4: Specifying Color Modes and Color Models

HOUR 5: Adjusting Color

Part II: Painting with Pixels

HOUR 6: Painting with Brushes

HOUR 7: Digital Painting

HOUR 8: Moving Paint

HOUR 9: Advanced Painting Techniques

Part III: Photoshop Power Tools

HOUR 10: Using Transformations

HOUR 11: Using Layers

HOUR 12: Using Masks

HOUR 13: Using Paths

Part IV: Fantastic Filters

HOUR 14: Getting Started with Filters

HOUR 15: Applying Filters That Improve Your Picture

HOUR 16: Applying Filters to Turn Your Picture into Art

HOUR 17: Applying Filters to Make Your Picture Funky

Part V: Using Text and Special Effects

HOUR 18: Adding Type to Pictures

HOUR 19: Taking Advantage of Useful Tricks

Part VI: Repairing and Enhancing Your Photos

HOUR 20: Compositing Images

HOUR 21: Repairing Black-and-White Photos

HOUR 22: Repairing Color Photos

Part VII: Publishing Your Pictures

HOUR 23: Printing and Publishing Your Images

HOUR 24: Going Online with Photoshop

Part VIII: Appendixes

APPENDIX A: Photoshop CS3 Palette Quick Reference

APPENDIX B: A Quick Walk on the Extended Side


Carla Rose is the author of more than 30 computer books on digital media and graphics topics. She was a contributing editor for Photoshop User magazine and contributed to publications ranging from Atlantic Fisherman to Adobe Magazine to The New Yorker.

Kate Binder is a graphics expert who has written articles on design tools and techniques, publishing workflows, and photography for magazines including Publish, PEI, and Desktop Publishers Journal. Her books include Easy Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.

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Category: Graphics

Covers: Adobe Photoshop CS3

User Level: Beginning

$29.99 USA / $36.99 CAN / £21.99 Net UK

About the Author :

Carla Rose started her photography career at the age of eight with a Brownie Hawkeye. A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, she was a TV news photographer and film editor, as well as an advertising copywriter and graphic artist, before discovering the Macintosh. She wrote all or part of about 30 computer books, including Maclopedia, Adobe InDesign for the Mac, Sams Teach Yourself Digital Photography in 14 Days, Scrapbooking with Adobe Photoshop Elements 3, The Whole Mac, Managing the Windows NT Server, PageMaker 6.5 Complete, Sams Teach Yourself Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 All in One, Mac Online, The First Book of Macintosh, The First Book of PageMaker 4 for Macintosh, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Mac, Turbocharge Your Mac, and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Mac. She was a contributing editor to Photoshop User magazine and also wrote for publications ranging from the Atlantic Fisherman to Adobe Magazine to The New Yorker. She lived near Boston with her husband, audio guru Jay Rose, and three large, friendly cats. Carla passed away on December 24, 2005, and is keenly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Kate Binder is a graphics expert who works from her home in New Hampshire, doing design and production for books, magazines, ebooks, and websites. She is the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Mac OS X, Easy Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, and Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 4, and she is the coauthor of several more books, including

Microsoft Office: Mac v.X Inside Out, SVG for Designers, and Get Creative: The Digital Photo Idea Book. To those interested in a successful career as a designer, photographer, or computer book writer, Kate recommends acquiring several retired racing greyhounds (find out more about–she finds her four greyhounds extraordinarily inspirational). Kate can be reached via her website at

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