* Create sophisticated Web graphics, photographic compositions, and unique synthetic effects
* Achieve unprecedented control over layers, color balance, focus, lighting, masking, and styles
"The Professional Edition is without a doubt the best book on Photoshop I've ever read."
–Brian Maffitt, Chief Creative Officer, Total Training, Inc.
"The Photoshop 7 Bible, Professional Edition belongs on EVERY designer's bookshelf–it's that indispensable."
–Scott Kelby, President, National Association of Photoshop Professionals
Inside, you'll find advanced coverage of Photoshop 7
* Create and optimize Web graphics and make the most of ImageReady
* Master Photoshop 7's expanded range of painting and retouching options
* Explore new ways to adjust and enhance colors
* Exploit the power of convolution kernels and displacement maps
* Increase your efficiency with batch processing and the File Browser
In this comprehensive, lavishly illustrated guidebook, Adobe certified Photoshop expert Deke McClelland has created the ultimate reference for the serious Photoshop professional. No matter how much experience you have, Deke's expert instruction will advance your Photoshop skills to the next level with unique, in–depth coverage of Photoshop 7's most powerful and challenging features. If you loan this book to someone, demand collateral–or you may never get it back!
* Learn how to customize and apply the Auto Color command and other powerful new features
* Correct seemingly impossible–to–fix images with the Channel Mixer
* Find out how complex features really work–highly detailed information graphics make it easy
* Master Lighting Effects and other professional–level features
CHAPTER 1: Painting and Brushes.
CHAPTER 2: Cloning, Healing, and Patterns.
CHAPTER 3: Undo and History.
CHAPTER 4: Masks and Extractions.
CHAPTER 5: Working with Layers.
CHAPTER 6: Blend Modes and Knockouts.
CHAPTER 7: Shapes and Styles.
CHAPTER 8: Corrective Filtering.
CHAPTER 9: Pixelate, Distort, and Render.
CHAPTER 10: Custom Effects.
CHAPTER 11: Correcting Hue and Saturation.
CHAPTER 12: Levels and Curves.
CHAPTER 13: File Management and Automation.
CHAPTER 14: Preparing Web Graphics.
These days, Deke is a well–known expert and lecturer on Adobe Photoshop and the larger realm of computer graphics and design. He serves as host to the interactive "Best of Photoshop 7.0" that ships with many copies of Photoshop as well as the exhaustive and entertaining Total Training for Adobe Photoshop 7 (www.totaltraining.com). His other DVD– and CD–based video series include Digital Photography with Photoshop Elements, Total Training for Adobe Illustrator 10, Total Training for Adobe InDesign 2, and Total Training for PageMaker 7 (all Total Training).
In addition to his videos, Deke is author of the award–winning titles Photoshop 7 Bible and Photoshop 7 Bible, Professional Edition (both Wiley Publishing, Inc.), now in their tenth year with more copies in print than any other guides on computer graphics. Other best–selling titles include Photoshop 7 For Dummies, Photoshop Elements 2 For Dummies, Look & Learn Photoshop, and Web Design Studio Secrets (all Wiley Publishing, Inc.), as well as Real World Illustrator 10, Real World Digital Photography, and Adobe Master Class: Design Invitational (all Peachpit Press).
In 1989, Deke won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Computer Book. Since then, he has received honors from the Society for Technical Communication (once in 1994 and twice in 1999), the American Society of Business Press Editors (1995 and 2000), the Western Publications Association (1999), and the Computer Press Association (1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, and twice in 2000). In 1999, Book Bytes named Deke its Author of the Year.
In addition to his other credits, Deke is an Adobe Certified Expert, a member of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team, a featured speaker on the 2002 MacMania cruise of Alaska's Inside Passage, and a contributing editor for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines. In 2002, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals inducted Deke into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.