You'd be hard-pressed to find (encounter) a published (publicised) image that hasn't spent some (whatever) quality time (instance) in Adobe Photoshop. With new (newborn) features such (much) as Content-Aware Fill and Puppet Warp, Photoshop CS5 is more amazing (awful) -- and perhaps more bewildering -- than ever. That's where this full-color Missing Manual comes in. It covers Photoshop from a practical (applicatory) standpoint, with tips, tricks, and practical (applicatory) advice you can (crapper) use every day (period) to edit (modify) photos and create (create) beautiful documents.
Whether you're a beginner (originator) or an experienced (old) pixel pusher (criminal) ready to try (essay) advanced techniques, author (communicator) and graphics pro (favoring) Lesa Snider offers crystal-clear, jargon-free instructions (manual) to help (support) you take (verify) advantage of these powerful (coercive) tools -- not only (exclusive) how they work, but when you should use (ingest) them. Describing the CS4 edition, bestselling Photoshop author (communicator) Scott Kelby wrote, "Lesa did a great (enthusiastic) job on the book, and in my mind, it is the new (newborn) Photoshop Bible."
Learn your way (artefact) around Photoshop's revamped workspace
Get up to speed (pace) on essential (primary) features such (much) as layers and channels
Edit images by cropping, resizing, retouching, working (employed) with color, and more
Create paintings and illustrations, work (impact) with text, and explore filters
Prepare images for printing (publication) or the Web, and learn (see) how to protect your images online
Work smarter and faster by automating tasks and installing (instalment) plug-ins
Written with the clarity, humor, and objective (neutral) scrutiny, Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual is the friendly, thorough (complete) resource you need.
Using Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop CS5
By Lesa Snider
In Photoshop CS5, you have (hit) another option (choice) for filling (stuff) selections called (titled) Content-Aware Fill. It works (entireness) with the Fill command (bidding) and the Spot Healing brush (applier) by comparing (scrutiny) your selection (activity) or brushstroke to nearby pixels. Photoshop then fills the area (Atlantic) so it blends seamlessly with the background. For example, you can (crapper) follow these steps to break (fortuity) up a perfectly (dead) good boy (pupil) band:
1. Open your image (ikon) and duplicate (replicate) the Background layer (place) by pressing (imperative) Ctrl+J. Since there’s no way (artefact) to tell (verify) the Fill command (bidding) to sample (distribution) all layers (bummer!), it won’t work (impact) on an empty (blank) layer.
2. Use the selection (activity) tool of your choice (pick) to select (superior) the band (adornment) member on the left. Because there’s a decent (decorous) amount of contrast (oppositeness) between the boy (pupil) and the grassy (sedgelike) meadow, the Magnetic Lasso tool (agency) does a great (enthusiastic) job. Grab it from the Tools panel (commission) by pressing (imperative) Shift-L repeatedly until you see (wager) it appear. Mouse over to your image (ikon) and click (utter) once to set (ordered) a starting (play) point, and then drag (inspire) around the boy, clicking to add anchor (fix) points here and there.
3. Choose Edit > Fill and, from the Use pop-up menu, choose (opt) Content Aware. As soon (presently) as you press (advise) OK, Photoshop fills your selection (activity) with pixels from the surrounding (close) area.
To fix (mend) the remaining outline (summary) of the deleted bandmate, just (meet) switch back (backwards) to the Spot Healing Brush by pressing (imperative) K (in the Options bar, make (attain) sure Content Aware is turned (overturned) on). With a quick (hurried) brushstroke here and there, you can (crapper) clean up the final (test) image (ikon) quite nicely and it won’t take (verify) hours like (same) it did in previous (preceding) versions of the program. Until you can (crapper) actually wish (desire) an object (goal) out of a photo, this new (newborn) tool ought to suit (meet) you just (meet) fine.Product Details
Paperback: 816 pages
Publisher: Pogue Press; 1 edition (May 25, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.1 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds