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Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies - Barbara Obermeier

Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies

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Published: 18th May 2012
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Everything you need to know about the newest version of Photoshop packed into one For Dummies guide.

Photoshop is the world’s most popular image editing software, with more than four million users worldwide. Professional photographers, graphic designers, and Web designers as well as photo hobbyists need to learn the fundamentals and master the newest features of the latest version of Photoshop - Photoshop CS6. This complete all-in-one reference makes it easy, with eight self-contained minibooks covering each aspect of Photoshop.

  • Helps you familiarize yourself with the latest Photoshop tools and features and find your way around the desktop, menus, panels, and more
  • This full-color guide includes eight self-contained minibooks: Photoshop Fundamentals; Image Essentials; Selections; Painting, Drawing, and Typing; Working with Layers; Channels and Masks; Filters and Distortions; Retouching, Restoring, and Printing
  • Covers all the basics for beginners as well as advanced techniques, like managing color, modifying and transforming selections and paths, making corrections with filters, using the liquefy command, trying out Photomerge and merge to HDR pro, preparing graphics for print or the web, creating contact sheets and picture packages, and more
From Photoshop fundamentals to dynamic digital imaging techniques, Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies has your creative needs covered.

About the Author

Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California specializing in print and web design. She is currently a faculty member in the School of Design at Brooks Institute.

Introduction 1

Book I: Photoshop Fundamentals 7
Chapter 1: Examining the Photoshop Environment 9
Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools Panel 27
Chapter 3: Starting, Finishing, and Getting It on Paper 41
Chapter 4: Viewing and Navigating Images 61
Chapter 5: Customizing Your Workspace and Preferences 101

Book II: Image Essentials 129
Chapter 1: Specifying Size and Resolution 131
Chapter 2: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats 151
Chapter 3: Using and Managing Color 177
Chapter 4: Time Travel -- Undoing in Photoshop 207
Chapter 5: Creating Actions for Productivity and Fun 221

Book III: Selections 235
Chapter 1: Making Selections 237
Chapter 2: Creating and Working with Paths 257
Chapter 3: Modifying and Transforming Selections and Paths 281

Book IV: Painting, Drawing, and Typing 301
Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Photoshop 303
Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking 331
Chapter 3: Creating and Editing Type 349

Book V: Working with Layers 383
Chapter 1: Creating Layers 385
Chapter 2: Managing Layers 419
Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes 439
Chapter 4: Getting Jazzy with Layer Styles and Clipping Groups 457

Book VI: Channels and Masks 493
Chapter 1: Using Channels 495
Chapter 2: Quick-and-Dirty Masking 513
Chapter 3: Getting Exact with Advanced Masking Techniques 527

Book VII: Filters and Distortions 547
Chapter 1: Making Corrections with Daily Filters 549
Chapter 2: Applying Filters for Special Occasions 575
Chapter 3: Distorting with the Liquify Command 603

Book VIII: Retouching, Restoring, and Printing 615
Chapter 1: Enhancing Images with Adjustments 617
Chapter 2: Repairing with Focus and Toning Tools 663
Chapter 3: Fixing Flaws and Removing What's Not Wanted 675
Chapter 4: Prepping Graphics for Print 699

Bonus Chapters
On the Web
Bonus Chapter 1: Prepping Web Graphics BC1
Bonus Chapter 2: Slicing Web Images BC29
Bonus Chapter 3: Other Sources of Information BC43
Bonus Chapter 4: Using Photomerge and Merge to HDR Pro BC51

Index 715

ISBN: 9781118174562
ISBN-10: 1118174569
Series: For Dummies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 768
Published: 18th May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 18.9  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 1.73