About the Author. Credits. Dedication. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part 1: Tools. A Annotations: Attach a Note. B Background Color: Specify a Background Color. Blur Tool: Reduce Depth of Field. Burn Tool: Darken an Area of a Photograph. C Clone Stamp: Replace Unwanted Element. Color Replacement Tool: Manually Change the Color of an Area. Crop Tool: Eliminate Unwanted Edges. Color Palette: Choose a Color. Color Picker: Choose an HSB Color. Color Sampler Tool: Determine a Color Value. D Dodge Tool: Lighten an Area of a Photograph. E Eraser: Omit Unwanted Areas. Eraser, Background: Pick and Choose the Colors to Erase. Eraser, Magic: Select and Erase a Range of Color. The Eyedropper Tool: Select a Color from the Image. F Foreground Color: Fill an Area with Foreground Color. G Gradient: Apply a Smooth Multicolored Blend. Grid: Display and Customize a Grid. Guides: Make and Position Guidelines. Guides, Smart: Automatically Make Guides as You Place Elements. H Hand Tool: Navigate Quickly. Healing Brush: Retouch a Scratch. Healing Brush, Spot: Automatically Repair Blemishes. Histogram Palette: View Brightness Values. History Brush: Restore an Area to a Former State. K Keyboard Shortcuts: Customize Your Keyboard. M Measure Tool: Determine the Distance Between Pixels. Move Tool: Move, Size, Rotate, and Distort the Contents of a Selection or Layer. N Notes Tool: Write an Annotation. O Options Bar: Set Tool Specifications. P Paint Bucket: Fill an Area with a Color. Patch: Repair a Scratch. Path Editing Tools: Add and Convert Anchor Points. Path/Direct Selection Tools. Pattern Stamp: Paint with a Pattern. Pen Tool: Draw Combination Paths. Pen Tool: Draw Straight and Curved Paths. Pen Tool, Freeform: Draw a Freehand Path. Pen Tool, Freeform: Magnetic Freeform Pen Option. Pencil Tool: Draw an Aliased Line. R Red Eye Tool: Eliminate Red Eye on a Portrait. Rulers: Set Ruler Units, Establish a Point of Origin. S Selection, Elliptical Marquee: Make an Elliptical Selection. Shape Selection Buttons: Add, Subtract, Intersect, and Make New Selections. Selection, Lasso: Make a Free–Form Selection. Selection, Lasso, Magnetic: Make an Automatic Selection. Selection Lasso, Polygonal: Make Straight Edge Selections. Selections, Rectangular Marquee: Select a Rectangular Area. Selection, Magic Wand Tool: Select an Area of Similar Color. Selection: Single Column/Row Marquee: Select a Single Column or Row of Pixels. Sharpen: Bring an Area Into Focus. Shape Tool, Custom: Draw a Custom Shape. Shape Tool, Ellipse: Create an Elliptical Shape and Apply a Style to It. Shape, Line: Draw a Vector Line. Shape, Polygon: Draw an Equal–Sided Polygon or Star. Slice/Slice Select Tool: Prepare an Image for the Web. Smudge Tool: Produce Charcoal and Pastel Effects. Status Bar: Find Image Information. Swatch Palette: Create and Save a Custom Color. T Type Tool Horizontal/Vertical: Create Editable Type on a Layer. Type, Warp: Bend, Twist, and Shape Type. Type, Character/Paragraph Palette: Set Type Specifications. Z Zoom Tool: Take a Close Look at the Image. Part 2: Techniques. A Adobe Bridge: Open and Preview and Open Files. Adobe Bridge: Find an Image. Actions: Record an Action. Actions: Apply an Action to an Image. Adjustments: Auto Color, Auto Levels, Auto Contrast. Adjustments: Brightness/Contrast. Adjustments: Color Balance: Eliminate a Color–Cast. Adjustments: Channel Mixer: Make a Perfect Monochrome. Adjustments: Curves: Adjust the Contrast of a Photo. Adjustments, Curves, Anchor Points: Adjusting a Narrow Range of Color. Adjustments, Equalize: Apply an Automatic Contrast Adjustment. Adjustments, Exposure: Correct an Over–Exposed Image. Adjustments, Gradient Map: Apply Colors Based on a Gradient. Adjustments, Hue Saturation: Recolor an Image. Adjustments, Hue Saturation: Colorize a Grayscale Image. Adjustments, Invert: Make a Negative. Adjustments, Levels: Correct the Contrast of a Photograph. Adjustments, Levels: Determine White and Black Points. Adjustments, Match Color: Match Color from One Image to Another. Adjustments, Photo Filter: Warm or Cool an Image. Adjustments: Posterize: Create a Serigraph Effect. Adjustments, Replace Color: Replace Color in an Image. Adjustments, Shadow Highlight: Correct a Backlit Image. Adjustments: Selective Color Balance CMYK. Adjustments, Threshold: Create Line–Art from a Photograph. Adjustments, Variations: Use Variations to Predict Adjustment Results. Align: Align Layer Content. Apply Image: Superimpose Two Images. Arrange: Reposition Layers in the Stack. Automations, Batch: Apply an Action to Multiple Images. Automations: Crop and Straighten: Create Multiple Documents from Scanned Images. Automations, Contact Sheet: Make a Grid of Thumbnail Images. Automations, Droplet: Run an Action from Your Desktop. Automate, Fit Image: Automatically Resize an Image. Automations: Photomerge: Create a Panorama. Automations: PDF Presentation: Make a Slide Show or a Multipage Document. Automations: Picture Package: Create a Single Page with Multiple Copies of an Image. Automations, Web Photo Gallery: Publish Images to the Web. Automations: Merge to HDR. Automations: Conditional Mode Change. B Bit Depth: Convert an Image from 16 Bits to 8 Bits. Blending, Options: Exclude Colors from a Layer. Blending Modes: Affect Color Relationships Between Stacked Layers. Brushes: Define and Apply a Custom Brush. C Calculations: Combine Channels to Create a New File. Camera Raw: Open and Adjust a Camera Raw File. Channels, Alpha: Save and Load an Alpha Channel. Channels, Color: Make a Difficult Selection Using Color Channels. Channels, Spot Color: Add a Spot of Color to Your Image. Color Mode: Bitmap: Convert a Grayscale to a Halftone. Color Mode, CMYK: Convert an RGB Image to CMYK. Color Mode: Duotone: Convert a Grayscale Image to Duotone. Color Mode: Grayscale: Convert a Color Image to Black and White. Color Mode, Index: Reduce the Number of Colors in an Image for the Web. Color Mode, Lab: Isolate Luminosity Information. Color Mode, Multichannel: Separate Duotones . Color Settings: Choose a Profile. D Desaturate: Remove Color from an Image. Duplicate: Make a Copy of an Image. E Edit In: Jump to ImageReady. F Fade: Fade an Effect. File Info: Attach Data to an Image. Fill: Apply Color to an Area. Filter, Blur: Blur Parts of an Image. Filter, Distort: Pinch an Image. Filter, Extract: Knock Out an Image. Filter, Gallery: Apply Artistic Effects. Filter, Liquify: Sculpt with Pixels. Filter, Noise, Add Noise: Add Grain to an Image. Filter, Noise, Despeckle, Median, Dust & Scratches: Repair Damaged Photographs. Filter, Noise, Reduce Noise: Remove Noise from Your Digital Photographs. Filter, Other, Custom: Create Your Own Filter. Filter, Other: Offset, Move a Layer or a Background. Filter, High Pass, Minimum, Maximum: Create Traps, Enhance Color. Filter, Pattern Maker: Create a Random Pattern. Filter, Pixelate: Create Impressionist Effects. Filter, Render, Clouds: Create Sky Patterns. Filter, Render, Fibers: Make Fibrous Textures. Filter, Render, Lens Flare and Lighting Effects: Create Dramatic Lighting. Filter, Sharpen, Smart Sharpen: Reduce Blur. Filter, Sharpen, Unsharp Mask: Sharpen for Print. Filter, Stylize: Use Edges to Create Graphic Effects. Filter, Texture: Apply Texture. Filter, Vanishing Point: Create Perspective. G Gradient Editor: Make a Custom Gradient. H History Log: Save a Written History Record. History Palette: Create a History State, Save a Snapshot, Save a State as a Document. I Image Size: Change the Size and Resolution of an Image. Import: Scan an Image Directly Into Photoshop. ImageReady: Launch ImageReady, Create an Image Map and a Rollover. Info: Determine The Numerical Value of Pixels. L Layers, Adjustment: Attach a Color Correction to a Layer. Layers, Clipping Mask: Paint a Surface Onto a Layer. Layers, Fill Layers: Apply a Gradient and Pattern. Layers, Groups: Organize Layers Into Folders. Layers, Link: Transform Multiple Layers. Layers, Locks: Protect Layer Content. Layer Mask: Conceal and Reveal Layer Content. Layer Merge/Flatten: Combine Layer Content. Layers, Palette: Change the Stacking Order. Layers: Opacity, Make Areas Transparent or Opaque. Layers, Styles: Jazz Up Your Layer Content. M Matting: Eliminate an Unwanted Edge. Memory: Assign Memory to Photoshop. N Navigator: Find Your Way. New: Create a New Document. O Open: Open a Document. P Palettes: Show, Move Cluster, Collapse, Dock Palettes. Paste, Paste Into: Paste Content Into a Selection. Path, Clipping Path: Create a Knockout. Path Palette: Create a Work Path. Path: Stroke/Fill: Paint a Border and a Colored Shape. Pattern: Create a Pattern. Preferences: Restore Factory Defaults. Preset Manager: Save Tools and Palettes. Print with Preview: Print Your Document. Purge: Clear Memory. Q Quick Mask: Make a Selection with the Paint Tools. R Rasterize: Change Vector Objects to Bitmap Objects. Resample: Increase Or Decrease the Size of an Image. Retouching Techniques: Retouch an Old Photograph. S Save: Save Your Files. Scratch Disk: Change Your Virtual Memory Disk. Select, Anti–alias, Create a Transition Zone. Select, Color Range: Select by Color. Select, Feather: Make a Seamless Composite. Select, Modify: Alter a Selection. Smart Objects: Define a Smart Object. Stroke: Create a Colored Border. T Transform: Flip, Resize, Rotate, or Distort an Image. Trim: Eliminate Border Pixels. Type Mask Tool, Horizontal/Vertical: Create a Character–Shaped Marquee with a Pasted Image. Type, Find and Replace: Locate and Change Text. Type, Paragraph: Generate Type in a Box. Type, Path: Generate Type on a Curved Path. Type, Point: Generate Type from a Point. Type, Check Spelling: Assure Proper Spelling. V Vector Masks: Use a Path to Knockout an Area. Video: Prepare an Image for a Digital Video. W Warp: Bend And Twist an Image. Web, Animation: Create a GIF Using Layers. Web, Animation: Create a Tween Animation. Web, Animation: Save an Animation as a GIF. Web, Save for: Save Non–Animation Web Files. Workspace: Restore Palettes, Save Workspaces. Index.