Adobe Photoshop is the application of choice for digital image manipulation. Its complexity can be daunting for beginners, however. Photoshop 5 for Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide gives users an accessible, how-to reference guide to basic photo manipulation and correction techniques using the latest version of Photoshop.
Using this guide, beginners don't need to wander through menus or read a great deal of text. Extensive pictures and captions reassure readers that they are in the correct dialog box, pop-up menu, or entry field to do what they need. Used as a standard textbook in countless classrooms, and as a table-top reference by freelance computer artists everywhere, it's the book that explains Photoshop techniques clearly and quickly.
Includes new and revised material on using Photoshop effectively for Web images as well as in multimedia productions. Also covers most of the higher-end changes in this version, including: improved color management, the new History palette, 16-bit channel support, layer effects, History brush, Magnetic Lasso and Magnetic Pen tools, Postscript type layers, and the expanded Actions palette.