Adobe Photoshop CS3: Introductory Concepts and Techniques by Gary B. Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Joy L. Starks

By Gary B. Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Joy L. Starks

Adobe Photoshop CS3: Introductory options and methods follows the Shelly Cashman sequence' confirmed step by step, screen-by-screen method of instructing the Adobe Photoshop CS3 software program. Readers will simply stick to besides the textual content to achieve beneficial and finished software program abilities in addition to examine key image layout ideas.

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FIGURE 1-44 Filling a Selection When you fill a selection, you blend a color or a pattern into the selection area. Photoshop allows you to choose a color, a blending mode, and a percentage of opacity. Blending modes are the ways in which pixels in the image are affected by a color. Examples of blending modes include normal, lighten, darken, and other color manipulations. Opacity refers to the level at which you can see through the color to reveal the paper or layer beneath it. For example, 1% opacity appears nearly transparent, whereas 100% opacity appears completely opaque.

Photoshop provides several ways to create a border, ranging from simple color transformations around the edge of the photo, and predefined decorated layers, to styled photo frames. A border helps define the edge of the photo especially when the photo may be placed on colored paper or on a Web page with a background texture. A border visually separates the photo from the rest of the page. Rounded borders soften the images in a photo. Square borders are more formal. Decorative borders on a static photo can add interest and amusement, but can easily detract from the focus on a busier photo.

Photoshop displays the Save Optimized As dialog box (Figure 1-66). Notice that the words in the default file name are hyphenated as is standard for Web graphics. new file name 7 Click the Save button. The file saves in the specified location. FIGURE 1-66 Save button Photoshop Chapter 1 Saving a Photo for the Web • PS 49 PS 50 • Photoshop Chapter 1 • More About CS3 Device Central Device Central enables you to preview how Photoshop files will look on a variety of mobile devices. When you click the Device Central button (Figure 1-65 on the previous page), you can choose the specific mobile device and preview how the file will look.

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