Detailed guide is the resource for users who want to solve their own Photoshop problems!; Explains where to start when things don't work: from tool settings to re-installing Photoshop; Author has answered thousands of questions over the years at seminars, tradeshows, and working for NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals); Includes a Photoshop CS2 checklist: what to check when things go wrong, or before you start working, to help avoid problems After years of fielding questions at seminars from Photoshop users, Dave Cross realized that there was a lot of common ground: there were many frequently asked questions. In addition, most questions seemed to start with "How come I can't?;" "How do I?"; or "Why won't the (fill in the blank) tool work?" This book addresses the most common issues and questions in Photoshop by both providing answers to the most frequently asked questions and outlining strategies that can help you avoid problems in the first place.
Readers will learn: 1) Where to start when things don't work: from tool settings to re-installing Photoshop 2) The most common warning dialogs: why they appear, how to fix them, and how to avoid them 3) The Photoshop CS2 checklist: what to check when things go wrong, or before you start working, to help avoid problems 4) Solutions to typical problems when using the Adobe Creative Suite 2 5) How to avoid problems by creating flexible documents (adjustment layers, layer masks, groups, smart object, layer comps, and more) 6) Frequently asked questions, and their answers, in all key areas of Photoshop CS2 7) How to customize Photoshop CS2 to work the way you want it to (actions, menus, workspaces, shortcuts, preferences) 8) How to make template brushes, swatches, shapes, styles, and patterns
Dave Cross is Senior Developer of Education and Curriculum for NAPP. He is involved in all aspects of the training that is provided to NAPP members, including the content of seminars, conferences, workbooks, and tutorials on their website. Prior to joining NAPP, he lived in Canada and spent many years as a trainer and author, running his own training center, the Digital Media Learning Centre, teaching classes on Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, QuarkXPress, and InDesign. He wrote Illustrator CS2 Killer Tips, and is the author of three other instructional DVDs: Photoshop Elements for Beginners, Photoshop CS for Beginners, and Photoshop Elements for Digital Photographers.