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Beginning Adobe® Photoshop® CS2
In this hands-on course, you'll build a foundation of knowledge in the three main areas of the pixel-based environment of Adobe Photoshop CS2: image preparation, image editing, and image creation.You'll become familiar with the workspace filled with tools, option bars, and palettes.Then you'll find outhow to create a new image, then crop, transform, retouch, resize, use selection methods, and addartistic touches to the image.
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Overview of Adobe Photoshop CS21.You'll start with an introduction to the pixel-based environment, then learn tocreate a new image, select it, and make an example to showthe differencebetween a pixel image and a vector image. You'll also learnhow to capture ascreen image, crop it, and perform some transformations.Selection and Deletion Methods2.Building on what you learned in the first lesson, this lesson introduces you toselection and deletion tools and methods, which you'll applyby creatingmirrored and reflection images. Then, you'll learn how to create a vignette eff ectfor an image and add an artistic background.Photo Retouching and Color Adjustments3.In this lesson, you'll learn several techniques for touching upimages using theHealing Brush, Patch, and Clone Stamp tools. In addition, you'll learn basicinformation about color, how to change the color mode of animage, and explorethe color correction options.Image Resizing and Resolution4.You'll wrap up this introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS2 with an overview of image size and resolution, and their importance in image preparation. You'lllearn about the size of digital images and how to resize images for print,onscreen presentations, and e-mail.
Overview of Adobe Photoshop CS2
You'll start with an introduction to the pixel-based environment, thenlearn to createa new image, select it, andmake an example to show the difference between a pixel image anda vector image. You'll also learn how tocapture a screen image, crop it, and perform some transformations. 
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS2
Welcome to Beginning Adobe Photoshop CS2! Adobe Photoshop isthe industry-standard image editing program. It's a powerful program with manyfeatures for a widevariety of users including photographers, illustrators, graphic designers, fine artists,scientists, and many other professionals.Throughout this course, we provide Flash examples of various Photoshop featuresand steps covered in the lessons. To view these examples, you need the AdobeFlash Player 
 
. Keep an eye out for links that say "To see this in action" or something similar.In this course, you'll learn general knowledge of image editing and programfundamentals. You'll be introduced to concepts, methods, and the basic operation of Photoshop, such as:Bitmap and vector images VAIO® AR SeriesNotebook 
 
Photoshop work area and its basic operationIntroduction to selections for image editingIntroduction to layersIntroduction to color Image size and resolution basicsThis course uses the current version of Photoshop CS2 (version 9.0) for Windows®operating system. The CS stands for Creative Suite. Any new features of CS2 that donot apply to prior versions are indicated throughout the text. For Macintosh users,instructions and notes are included that point out any major differences. Although themajority of the basics in this course also apply to Photoshop Elements -- the versionfor the consumer market -- this course is written for Photoshop.
Overview of Photoshop
Photoshop belongs to the group of image editing programs, often called paint or bitmap programs, with pixel-based environments. As you learn the fundamentals of Photoshop, you'll imagine many fun and creative ways to work with images from manysources, and even create your own. You'll find an abundance of image resources atyour fingertips, including digital photographs, scanned photographs, images fromother computer programs, and images from the Internet.Be sure to check each image source carefully to avoid using copyrighted material.Digital images or graphics fall into one of two major categories: bitmap and vector.The programs that work with these images are generally called bitmap paint or vector drawing programs. Photoshop is primarily a bitmap editing program with some vector graphics and text capabilities. Adobe's drawing program -- Illustrator -- is primarily avector drawing program with some bitmap capabilities. They both share the ability towork with bitmaps and vector images.
Bitmap Image
 A bitmap (or raster ) image is made up of a fixed number of individual pixels arrangedin a grid of rows and columns. The most common example of a bitmap image is adigital photograph. Each pixel has an assigned color value and location. This is similar to your monitor display of pixels arranged in rows and columns. The quality of abitmap image depends on the number of pixels (resolution) and the color informationfor each pixel. Therefore, when you enlarge a bitmap image, your image loses detailand quality.Cyber-shot® CompactLine
 
Vector Image
 A vector image is made up of points, lines, curves, and polygons called vectors thatare defined by mathematical formulas. A common example of a vector image is atechnical illustration drawing or a drawing of an object composed of geometric shapes.Because vector images are mathematically defined, they can be scaled large or smallwithout loss of quality and are classified as resolution independent.Because a computer monitor is made up of pixels, a monitor displays a vector graphicas pixels. Adobe Illustrator uses an anti-aliasing technique to give the vector artwork asmoother onscreen appearance.In this lesson, you'll be introduced to a basic bitmap shape and a basic vector objectshape in Photoshop. First, you'll learn about the work area of Photoshop. 
Exploring the Work Area
The Photoshop work area is designed to help you maximize your workspace and haveeasy access tools, options, and palettes. Figure 1-1 shows the default work area witha new blank document, sometimes referred to as the active image area. In the defaultwork area, the toolbox is located on the left, the menu bar and options bar at the top,and the palettes on the right.
 Are You Using a Mac?
 Although this coursewas written usingWindows examples,you can follow alongon a Mac. Some of themenu items may bedifferent and some of the keyboard shortcutsare different. Here aresome key differences:* In Windows youright-click; on a Macyou Control+click.

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