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Adobe Photoshop 5.5 Classroom in a Book [Paperback]

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27 Sep 1999 020165895X 978-0201658958 1

Photoshop 5.5, Adobe's powerful image-manipulation tool, continues to set the industry standard. Adobe Photoshop 5.5 Classroom in a Book is a thoroughly revised version of the bestselling tutorial that covers all the new features in Photoshop 5.5(including the History palette and spot color channels), with a new, in-depth chapter on preparing graphics for the Web.

Beginning to intermediate users will find the basics covered in the introductory lessons: getting comfortable with the Photoshop interface, using the toolbox and palettes, and working with layers and filters. Using a building-block approach, the Adobe Development Team then leads you into the more complex tasks of image editing and photo retouching. Production issues, color management, working with other Adobe applications in the Photoshop environment, and the new Web material are covered in short, focused lessons that you can follow at your own pace on your way to Photoshop mastery.


Product details

  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Adobe; 1 edition (27 Sep 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 020165895X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201658958
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 18.7 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,051,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adobe Photoshop 5.5 Classroom in a Book, Special Web Edition, like others in the fine Classroom in a Book series, is somewhere between a manual and a tutorial; the lessons can be read straight through or referenced on a need-to-know basis.

Photoshop 5.5, a significant upgrade to the top image manipulation software, now comes packaged with ImageReady 2.0, Adobe's web graphics application. Combined they comprise an extremely powerful and very user-friendly set of tools for creating well-executed and optimised JPEGs, GIFs, GIF animations, sliced GIFs, rollovers and many other complex images.

Each lesson in the book begins with an overview and ends with review questions, making it easy for experienced users to skip around to new material. Files for the lessons are on the accompanying CD-ROM but there is plenty of room to experiment with your own images within each lesson.

The first two chapters in Adobe Photoshop 5.5 CIB are Quick Tours adapted from the CD-ROM that comes with Photoshop 5.5, each tour covering the key features of the two applications, respectively. The remaining lessons go into greater depth on these features.

And there's an amazing amount of information here: Lessons that cover layers, masks, channels, filters and actions, not to mention the newest tools in 5.5, the Magic eraser and the Background eraser, both of which make silhouetting an image a breeze. Readers learn the new and easy ways to use compression previews in both applications. Slicing images and applying different compressions to each slice is also made simple.

The writing is thorough and concise with each step well illustrated. A full colour section demonstrates colour illustrations of selected tutorial steps and finished projects. There are toolbox overviews with a colour illustration of each tool in action. Similarly effective are the pages with thumbnails of different mode selections (multiply, dissolve, soft light, etc.). And throughout the book, sidebars address special web issues and tips.

Like Photoshop 5.5, Adobe Photoshop 5.5 CIB, Special Web Edition is specifically aimed at the web designer, however print designers benefit as well with the book's extensive instruction on new tools and colour management. For those who plan to upgrade, Adobe Photoshop 5.5 CIB will get them up and running within just a few hours. --Angelynn Grant, amazon.com

Topics covered: using Adobe Photoshop 5.5, including ImageReady 2.0,with emphasis on new features and creating for the Web; including lessons on optimising image compression, slicing and animating GIFs, working with tools, layers, gradients, channels and masks; retouching images, basic pen tools, advanced layer techniques, special effects and filters, combining Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop images, working with spot colours, colour management techniques and preparing CMYK art for the press; CD-ROM contains files for all lessons as well as preview tours of other Adobe products

From the Back Cover

PhotoShop 5.5, Adobe's powerful image-manipulation tool, continues to set the industry standard for graphics professionals and hobbyists alike. New features, such as the Art History Brush, Web optimization, and the inclusion of ImageReady 2 make the latest version even richer than before.

The best-selling PhotoShop tutorial, Adobe PhotoShop 5.5 Classroom in a Book, has been revised to cover all the new Web graphics features of PhotoShop 5.5, and to deepen the instruction in creating, optimizing, and even slicing images destined for the Web.

Beginning to intermediate users of PhotoShop will find the basics covered in the introductory lessons: getting comfortable with the PhotoShop interface, using the toolbox and palettes, and working with layers, masks, and filters. Using the building-block approach, the Adobe Development team then leads readers into more complex tasks of image editing and photo retouching. Production issues, color management, working with other Adobe applications in the PhotoShop environment, and the new Web material, are covered in short, focused lessons that lead users into mastery of this popular graphics program.

  • Self-paced lessons teach beginning to intermediate users how to master Adobe PhotoShop 5.5, with a new chapter on preparing graphics for the Web
  • Includes hands-on training materials from the experts at Adobe Systems in the popular Classroom in a Book format
  • Learn useful techniques in image manipulation for print, multimedia, and the Web from the Adobe Development Team

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended 11 Jan 2000
By A Customer
The book is a fine introduction to the powerful package. Particularly good for absolute beginners, as it leads you step-by-step through selections, layers, painting, masks, etc. Sufficient as a starter for both Photoshop & Image Ready, and how they can be used together. The 100% hands-on teaching method was perfect for me, but could slightly hamper the use of the book as reference material. By the time you've been through all the lessons you'll be happy and confident to rely on the manuals and explore on your own.
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111 of 111 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must have for any photoshop user! 16 Nov 1999
By John Lill - Published on Amazon.com
I purchased this book not knowing much about Photoshop but being a photographer I needed to learn and learn quick so I could perform my job. This book is the best thing I have bought in a long time. The instruction was simple and I was working away in just 4 hours. I could not reccomend a better book than this. You also can't find a better deal than this price!
137 of 140 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A practical book that is easy to read, good for beginners. 22 Dec 1999
By Jay - Published on Amazon.com
This is a good start if you are not familiar with ImageReady and Photoshop. It is because it covers all the basics. Therefore you won't miss a thing if you are serious to learn Photoshop. The examples are pretty easy to follow. I didn't find any problem with the CD.
The Adobe Classroom in a Book series use a texbook approach that is different from others. There are review questions after each chapter. Some people may find the teaching style pretty dry since they can find more design tricks in other guides (e.g. Offical Adobe Photoshop 5 Studio Techniques from Adobe Press). I think this is a personal preference.
The only thing I don't like is it's in black and white. The writing style is similar to the version 3 and 4 books. If you have the verion 5 Classroom in a book, you will not find this one useful for the main difference is only ImageReady. It is also a beginner to intermediate level book. This book is not for you if you want more advance techniques.
128 of 132 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great as a classroom book 11 April 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I have helped teach a workshop using this book. The book explores what is possible in photoshop and is definately NOT a primer for the Photoshop Certification exam. What you need to prepare for certification is the Adobe Photoshop Certification Guide and a familiarity with Photoshop. The students do very well on their own with CIB 5.5 until they run into a glitch. Usually this occurs because they haven't read the text closely. Sometimes the glitch is a program preference that isn't mentioned or explained in the book or a problem navigating in their own computer. A troubleshooting section would make this book a better teacher.
The addition of Adobe Image Ready 2.0 is extremely helpful and I think worth the price of the 5.5 version even if you already have 5.0 CIB. The one thing I do miss is the 4.0 chapter on layers (the beach bunny), I think it illustrated the uses of layers more directly (and it was aesthetically a better complete image).
Honestly, CIB 5.5 is not a Photoshop Bible but a tool to help you learn what Photoshop is about. I would recommend this book for people who have problem solving skills and the ambition to learn what photoshop can do. This is an excellent book for beginners (who at least know how to navigate their computer).
54 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great beginner book, but no scanning info! 9 Feb 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
i teach photoshop and use this book as a text along with 2 other books since there is no scanning info in this book!...in version 4.0 there was a chapter on image correction basics which is not in this book...the layer chapter in version 4.0 is better also...even with these faults it is the easiest book for beginners to understand and follow without being overwhelmed by text!...the other 2 books i use are PEACHPIT PRESS / VISUAL QUICKSTART GUIDE PHOTOSHOP 5.5 and HAYNES & CRUMPLER/ PHOTOSHOP 5 ARTISTRY...the visual qs guide is a great inexpensive reference...it does not have a cd of images, so is not great for those learning who have no scanned images...the photoshop artistry book is excellent for photographers, but a bit text-heavy for beginners, so i use it for my level 2 students!
51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This one is definately for beginners 21 Jan 2000
By Dennis C. Evans - Published on Amazon.com
Adobe has done a fine job with this book, but I would not suggest this one for anyone with a good working background of Adobe Photoshop. One could find practically the same information in the user's guide that comes with the program. I read the other reviews and bought it thinking I would find some interesting information within, but I did not. I would still rate this book high for the novice or for some one using Photoshop for the first time, under these circumstances this book would be a great help.
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