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Photoshop PDF Tutorials
Tutorials by John Woods
 About the Author
John Woods is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop 7.0. He created these tutorials to help some people internally at Kodak, and has made them freely available to the Photoshop community here.
 
More by John Woods:
• Page 1 (CS)
• Page 2 (7.0)
• Page 3 (Elements/6.0)
• Page 4 (6.0)
• Page 5 (6.0/5.5)
• Free Layer Styles
• Free Pattern Sets
 Related Resources
• Photoshop Tutorials
 
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Photoshop 6.0 Tutorials

Rollover Buttons
Learn how to prepare a set of rollover buttons for the Web using Photoshop 6 and ImageReady 3. [4,686 KB]

Gradient Mapping
See how a gradient map adjustment layer can be used to alter the colors in a photo without affecting the highlights and shadows. [1,867 KB]

Lab Color Correction Exercise
Perform dramatic color corrections to an image using the Lab color mode and curves. [2.50 MB]

Color Correction in Lab Mode
"For a long time I had been doing all of my color and density corrections in RGB space,some of the images were easy,but some were a real struggle especially images that were very dark and off color. When I was shown a different way to approach these difficult images it took my photoshop manipulations to a new level..." [1,970 KB]

Photoshop 6.0 New Features
An overview of many new features and enhancements in Photoshop 6.0. Discusses type effects, shape layers, layer styles, slicing, annotations, color settings, and more. [5,253 KB]

Photoshop 5.5 Tutorials

One Click Color Correction
A simple technique for correcting color casts in images using the levels command. [632 KB]

Image Calculations for Color Balancing
Use image calculations to build a mask that allows you to make different color adjustments to different areas of the image as needed. [2,685 KB]

Channel Masking
This tutorial shows you how to build a mask from color channels for selectively correcting specific areas in a photo. [1,237 KB]

Contrast Masking
With this contrast masking technique you'll be able to emphasize the shadow areas in an photo while leaving the highlights alone. [404 KB]

Creating a Test Target
From John: "Creation of a test target gives you control over what you are sending to your printer either personal or print service bureau. If you know exactly what you have in the squares when you generate the target you can measure them after they are printed and know precisely what the ICC profile and/or the imaging chain are doing to your print." [2,245 KB]

More PDF Tutorials by John Woods
• Page 1 (CS)
• Page 2 (7.0)
• Page 3 (Elements/6.0)
• Page 4 (6.0)
• Page 5 (6.0/5.5)

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