Dave Cross is Senior Developer, Education and Curriculum for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. In that role he is involved in all aspects of the training that is provided to NAPP members, including the content of seminars, conferences and workbooks. He also creates the very popular weekly QuickTime-based tutorials that appear on the members website.
Prior to joining the NAPP, Dave lived in Canada and spent many years as a trainer and author, training thousands of users across North America. For several years he ran his own training center, the Digital Media Learning Centre, teaching classes on Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Quark Press and InDesign. Dave is the co-author of two very difficult to find books: Photoshop 7 & Illustrator 10: Create Great Advanced Graphics and Photoshop 7 Trade Secrets (both from Friends of Ed) and is a contributing writer to Photoshop User and Mac Design magazines. He has also written articles for Create magazine and Professional Photographer. Dave was featured on a series of Illustrator and Photoshop instructional videos and CD-ROMs from Learnkey Inc, and now appears on Photoshop and Illustrator DVDs produced by KW Computer Training. He is a member of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team, teaches at the Mac Design Conference and is Lead Instructor for the Photoshop Seminar Tour. Dave is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS, a Certified Technical Trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor.
Dave lives in Odessa, Florida with his wife Marlene and his children Stephanie and Michael.
Felix Nelson is the Senior Art Director of Photoshop User magazine and is Creative Director for National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). He's also Art Director of Mac Design magazine and is co-author of the bestselling "Photoshop Killer Tips" books, and an instructor with the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour.
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Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop and how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web.
In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CC (2017 release) edition covers features like new and improved search capabilities, Content-Aware Crop, Select and Mask, Face-Aware Liquify, designing with multiple artboards, and much more!
The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.
The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.
• Where to start when things don't work: from tool settings to re-installing Photoshop
• The most common warning dialogs: why they appears, how to fix them, and how to avoid them
• The Photoshop CS2 Checklist: what to check when things go wrong, or before you start working, to help avoid problems
• Solutions to typical problems when using the Adobe Creative Suite
• How to avoid problems by creating flexible documents (adjustment layers, layer masks, groups, smart object, layer comps, and more)
• Frequently asked questions—and their answers—in all key areas of Photoshop CS2:
• general operations (palettes, workspaces, menus, etc.)
• color (CMYK, color management, spot color, choosing color, etc.)
• making adjustments
• preferences and settings
• image capture (resolution, Camera Raw, file size)
• sizing (canvas size, image size, copping)
• automation (actions, batch, built-in automation commands)
• common image problems (exposure, focus, noise, color cast, etc.)
• painting (brushes, choosing color)
• output (web, PDF, video, printing)
• special effects (filters, layer styles)
• tools (that don't fit into any other category)
• How to customize Photoshop CS2 to work the way you want it to (actions, menus, workspaces, shortcuts, preferences)
• How to make your own brushes, swatches, shapes, styles, and patterns
You'll learn advanced techniques for working with layer blending modes, the latest tools and new file formats such as SVG, along with color management, animation, printing, web-publishing, and integration with other programs. This book is not for Photoshop and Illustator novices—it's called 'Advanced' because it aims to take your basic skills to the next level and teach you how to create the finest graphics you find in the world around you.
The book looks at how the programs can serve each other and you: Adobe has worked hard to make these two applications function more efficiently together—this book will help you to reap the rewards of their labor.
The aim of this book is to show how Photoshop 7 and illustrator 10 can work together as part of a team; this means looking at their strengths and weaknesses and how they compliment one another.
Part 1 is shorter than Part 2 and contains an analysis of each application; how each one performs certain tasks and where the crossover lies. Many functions can be acheived in both and there is a certain amount of personal choice involved—we evaluate the benefits of each one and which may be suited to certain tasks: we want you to find the right balance to maintain a long and happy marriage!
In Part 2, we look at the practical applications of each one through a series of projects that detail step-by-step how they may be used in conjunction with each other. The tutorials are backed up with theory and additional information to help you make an informed choice when deciding the workflow that fits you best. We hope to help you make the best use of your skills and talents, so you can go further and achieve more.