By Colin Smith

Colin Smith is a best-selling writer, coach, and award-winning new-media dressmaker who has brought on a stir within the layout neighborhood along with his attractive photorealistic illustrations composed fullyyt in Photoshop. he's founding father of the world's hottest Photoshop source website, PhotoshopCAFE.com, which boasts greater than million visitors.

With over ten years of expertise within the layout undefined, Colin was once previously Senior Editor and paintings Director for VOICE journal. he's a standard columnist for Photoshop person journal, PlanetPhotoshop.com, and the legitimate web site of the nationwide organization for Photoshop pros. He additionally contributes to a couple of different picture paintings courses, corresponding to Mac layout journal, internet fashion designer journal and laptop Arts magazine.

Colin's image layout paintings has been famous with various awards, together with the Guru awards at Photoshop global 2001 and 2002, for his paintings in either representation and website design. he is authored or co-authored greater than ten books on Photoshop, together with the best-selling tips on how to Do every little thing with Photoshop CS (McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2003) and award-winning Photoshop so much sought after: results and layout guidance (A Press/Friends of Ed, 2002). Colin is additionally writer of the Photoshop secrets and techniques Video education sequence (PhotoshopCD.com). he's in excessive call for around the usa as a lecturer, proposing his Photoshop thoughts to net designers and different photos pros around the nation.

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FIGURE 2-7 Choosing an image to import FIGURE 2-8 Image imported from a PDF document Placing an Image When images are created solely in programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand, or CorelDRAW, they can be placed into a Photoshop document and still retain their sharpness. That is because these types of images are made of vectors. eps (Encapsulated PostScript). We use a process called placing to transfer images to Photoshop from another program. 45 2 46 How to Do Everything with Photoshop CS2 When we place an image, it will be shown as a proxy image (a low-resolution representation of the final image).

9. Use the shortcut whenever you like. Three categories of shortcuts can be assigned, as shown in Figure 1-28: ■ Application Menus The menus at the top of the workspace window ■ Palette Menus The menus in the palettes ■ Tools Shortcuts for the tools CHAPTER 1: Photoshop CS2 Primer FIGURE 1-28 Shortcuts (application menus already shown) (A) Palette menus (B) Tools A. 27 1 B. Custom Menus Menus can also be customized in Photoshop. Colors can be applied to menu commands and any menu item can be hidden.

Recent File List It’s a good idea to increase the Recent File List Contains: (x) files list to 25. ■ Maximize PSD File Compatibility This saves a composite image (flattened copy) with the layers. This option will increase the file size but allows you to open the images in previous versions of Photoshop and also some other graphics editing programs. Ask is a good option because you will want to allow compatibility only with images that need extra flexibility. Display and Cursors The default setting will work well for most cases.

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