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New GATFPress Resource Demystifies Photoshop 6.0.1

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Pittsburgh, Pa., November 20, 2001 — Taking the mystery out of reproducing and retouching black-and-white and color images in Photoshop 6.0.1, GATFPress offers its latest publication. Photoshop 6 Color Companion distills the complex process of scanning, calibration, and color correction into an easy-to-understand format so that anyone can successfully use the latest version of Adobe’s image editing software. "In Photoshop, there are four to six ways to work and end up with the same result," says author Jim Rich. The president of Rich and Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in publishing, imaging applications, and computer training, Rich observes, "Yet the extraordinary flexibility and vast capability offered by Photoshop can be overwhelming to say the least." "To combat this, Photoshop users—Web and print designers, photographers, prepress personnel, publisher, and even home/office users—need to understand black-and-white and color fundamentals, be familiar with key Photoshop tools, and learn from good examples," Rich explains. "Armed with this knowledge and some practice, anyone can enjoy the incredible benefits Photoshop offers." In Photoshop 6 Color Companion, Rich presents the necessary scientific principles and a system approach for reproducing black-and-white and color images. Drawing upon 25 years of research, consulting, and training experience with black-and-white and color reproduction methods in the graphic arts and the desktop imaging markets, he employs proven application techniques and teaching methods throughout the book. Readers learn critical Photoshop correction tools, settings, and techniques. Dozens of step-by-step examples provide the reader the opportunity to experiment and "learn by doing." This latest book of Rich’s offers hard-to-find information about how to work with selections, channels, and paths to create masks; cropping, scaling, and image resolution; layers; ICC profiles; and calibration of monitors and desktop scanners. "Just knowing how to recover from a mistake by using Snapshots in the History Palette can put you more at ease when working in Photoshop," says Rich, who shares this information and much more. With over 1,000 illustrations, the book is designed to help novice to advanced Photoshop users in several ways. With a glossary, it serves as a handy reference for Photoshop tools, color calibration methods, color scanning issues, or color correction tips. An extensive index and at-a-glance tables and charts help readers solve short-term problems. Last, Photoshop 6 Color Companion can be read from start to finish to build readers fundamental knowledge using a from-the-ground-up approach. The 280-page Photoshop 6 Color Companion (ISBN 0-88362-380-3), a generously illustrated, full-color, soft cover, is available for $50 ($40 for GATF/PIA members), not including shipping. Orders may be placed by contacting GATF by phone at 800/662-3916 (U.S. and Canada) or 412/741-5733 (all other countries); fax at 412/741-0609; or online from the GAIN Bookstore. Mail orders to GATF Products, P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143-1020. Indicate Order No. 1729.