Whether you're new to Photoshop or want to use it at a more advanced level, this book will give you must-have techniques to work more quickly and achieve dazzling results. You'll begin with core Photoshop and DV fundamentals, then move on to titling, working with still photos, and advanced tricks for specific effects. This one-stop resource gets right to the point and walks you through procedures with loads of images. Whether you're on a Mac or PC, you will benefit quickly from the authors' expert advice.
This full-color book, based on Adobe Photoshop CS, provides complete information on how to master Photoshop and incorporate it within the video workflow. Everything from working with files to creative typography and animation is included in short, cookbook-style chapters with sample files on the DVD. The end result: dazzling and professional-looking videos.
This is one of the only books available that is specifically structured for Video Editors. Our book has more illustrations, which are contructed to deliver answers, instruct faster and with less effort. Examples also include how to incorportate Adobe After Effects.
Table of Contents
'Knowing Photoshop; Startup Kit; Color (Management and Design); Pixels; Working with Files; Layers; Layer Styles and Patterns; Vector Graphics; Brushes; Speed Up Photoshop; Typography and Titles; Mastering Fonts; Creative Typography; DVD Menus; Masking and Transformations; Layer Masks; Transformations; Transparency and Blending; Better Images; Color Correction; Fixing Images; Photo Retouching; Creative Projects; Creating Custom Backgrounds; Animated Depth of Field; Illustrating in Photoshop; Gradient Maps for Realism; The Photo Montage; Pseudo 3D Animation; Enhanced Freeze Frames; Fun with Film Strips; Final Tips'
'Every once in a blue moon, a book comes along that is an absolute must-have for anyone involved in motion graphics design and video production - and this is most definitely one of them! The information contained in these pages is so detailed, covering techniques and processes in Photoshop and other graphics packages - information that is invaluable to anyone who considers, or dreams, themselves to be, a ideo professional.'
Steve Holmes - Director of Design & Animation Training, Total Training Inc.
'Mike Gondek's practical teaching style is built on the fact that Mike uses Photoshop daily in his own profession as an artist whose work has included projects for Kraft, McDonalds and Miller Brewing. His artistic instincts combined with a strong technical understanding have made him a popular speaker at conferences and he's one of the most respected leaders here at Creative Cow.'
-- Ron & Kathlyn Lindeboom, Creative Cow