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Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced, the second part of the popular and comprehensive series, updated for CS5, follows internationally renowned Photoshop guru Deke McClelland as he dives into the workings of Photoshop. He explores such digital-age wonders as the Levels and Curves commands, edge-detection filters, advanced compositing techniques, vector-based text, the Liquify filter, and Camera Raw. Deke also teaches tried-and-true methods for sharpening details, smoothing over wrinkles and imperfections, and enhancing colors without harming the original image. Exercise files accompany the course.
Recommended prerequisite: Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals.
As a rule Photoshop brokers in pixels, tiny squares of color that populate every digital image ever created. The upside is that you can map these image pixels to your screen pixels, and edit your image on a molecular basis with full confidence that what you see is what you will get. Text and shape layers are the exception, even though they look like pixels, complete with blocky edges, its zoom ratio is beyond 100%. They are in fact vectors, meaning that a Photoshop to defines their outlines as resolution independent math and renders the outlines to pixels on the fly.
As a result, text and shapes are every bit is editable as their counterparts in a vector drawing program like Adobe Illustrator. Plus, you can integrate them into your compositions with the same degree of control as you apply to your pixel- based images, and the results are outstanding, even for high-resolution print work. Seriously, in many ways Photoshop is a better program for synthesizing vector-based graphics and photographic imagery, than Illustrator, or InDesign. If that interests you, this chapter is going to blow you away.
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