Adobe Photoshop CS is the image-editing program that graphic artists turn to when they get serious about producing beautiful, sophisticated images. When you're just starting out with Photoshop, there's no better way to learn the basics than with the Classroom in a Book. Once you know your way around, it's time to move into the Studio, where you can put those creative skills to use. In this book, Luanne Seymour Cohen offers the perfect next step in the learning process. The emphasis throughout this gorgeous full-color book is on creativity, bringing you the advanced techniques and inspiration you need to realize the potential of your own design projects. You'll learn how to: Create impressive painterly images ; Produce various type effects, including embossed, corroded, and metallic type ; Make realistic 3-D graphics ; "Hand-color" black-and-white images ; Simulate textures from stone to wood grain to marble ; Luanne Seymour Cohen, a graphic designer for the post 27 years, is a former creative director at Adobe Systems and is the author of Design Essentials and Imaging Essentials from Adobe Press, as well as several editions of Classroom in a Book. While at Adobe, she worked closely with the engineers as an advisor during the development of Adobes graphics software. "Do you ever feel like Photoshop is a difficult foreign language and you can't tell the difference between a subjunctive layer set and conditional mask? Well, sit back and relax. Luanne Cohen will interpret the complexities of Photoshop and present it to you in plain English. You'll never be lost in translation again!" -Russell Preston Brown, Sr.Creative Director, Adobe Systems Inc.