The bestselling guide to the leading image-editing software, Photoshop CS6, fully updated!
Want picture-perfect photos, every time? Get up to speed on the most popular professional photo-editing software on the market: Photoshop. In this new edition of Photoshop CS6 For Dummies, expert Peter Bauer shows you how to use the latest Photoshop tools to change a background, adjust brightness, improve color, or fix flaws. Richly illustrated in full color, this edition covers all the updates in the newest version of Photoshop, the gold standard for image-editing programs.
Used by professional photographers, graphic designers, Web designers, and serious hobbyists, Photoshop has more than four million users worldwide.
Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred by professional photographers and designers around the world; the latest version includes new functionality and enhanced tools
Teaches all the basics for first-time users and advanced techniques for more experienced digital imaging professionals, including how to work with the menus, panels, tools, options, and essential shortcuts
Covers how to fix red-eye, remove blemishes and wrinkles, remove people or objects from a photo, adjust brightness, improve color, add shadows and highlights, work with Camera Raw, decrease digital noise, create composite images, use channels and masks, work with HDR tools, and optimize images for the web
Photoshop CS6 For Dummies helps both amateur and professional Photoshop users take advantage of all the program has to offer.
About the Author
eter Bauer, a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame, is an award-winning photographer and contributing writer for Photoshop User magazine. He is best known as the Help Desk Director for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books on Photoshop, Illustrator, and photography.
Introduction 1 Part I: Breezing through Basic Training 7 Chapter 1: Welcome to Photoshop! 9 Chapter 2: Knowing Just Enough about Digital Images 21 Chapter 3: Taking the Chef's Tour of Your Photoshop Kitchen 41 Chapter 4: Getting Images into and out of Photoshop 63 Part II: Easy Enhancements for Digital Images 85 Chapter 5: Adding Dark Shadows and Sparkling Highlights 87 Chapter 6: Making Color Look Natural 107 Chapter 7: The Adobe Camera Raw 7 Plug-In 135 Chapter 8: Fine-Tuning Your Fixes 161 Chapter 9: Common Problems and Their Cures 189 Part III: Creating "Art" in Photoshop 203 Chapter 10: Combining Images 205 Chapter 11: Precision Edges with Vector Paths 221 Chapter 12: Dressing Up Images with Layer Styles 243 Chapter 13: Giving Your Images a Text Message 263 Chapter 14: Painting in Photoshop 287 Chapter 15: Filters: The Fun Side of Photoshop 311 Part IV: Power Photoshop 333 Chapter 16: Streamlining Your Work in Photoshop 335 Chapter 17: Working with Video and Animation 357 Part V: The Part of Tens 371 Chapter 18: Ten (or so) Things to Do with Photoshop CS6 Extended 373 Chapter 19: Ten Reasons to Love Your Wacom Tablet 383 Chapter 20: Ten Things to Know about HDR 389 Index 399