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Photoshop CS6 : Essential Skills - Mark Galer

Photoshop CS6

Essential Skills

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Published: 2nd July 2012
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Combining real word examples, step-by-step projects and professional advice, Photoshop CS6: Essential Skills provides you with the ultimate learning experience. Written by two internationally recognized authors and Adobe Photoshop Ambassadors, this book and DVD package gives you a guided tour of everything you need to know to master image editing and achieve stunning results.

Broken into three parts, this self-study guide to Photoshop covers all the foundation skills to get you started, before moving on to more advanced image editing and photomontage techniques to develop you skills even further. A complete section of step-by-step imaging projects and the 12+ hours of DVD video tutorials will hone your image editing skills to give you professional quality results.



    • Clear instruction and step-by-step projects give you all the skills you need, regardless of experience level
    • Takes you through the features and techniques needed to retouch, enhance and montage your photographs, with guidance on developing an efficient workflow from capture to print
    • DVD with more than 12 hours of movie tutorials and supporting files to accompany the practical projects

    "This structured self-study guide helps novice creative and designers digest the fundamental techniques needed to use Photoshop CS6 effectively and confidently. A complete section of step-by-step imaging projects hones image editing skills for professional, quality results. Written by top-selling photography authors and Adobe Photoshop Ambassadors Mark Galer and Philip Andrews, it includes an accompanying DVD."--Advanced Photoshop

    foundation module
    Introductionp. xiv
    A structured learning approachp. xv
    Supporting DVDp. xv
    Research and resourcesp. xv
    Essential informationp. xvi
    What's new for CS6p. 1
    A new look and a new directionp. 2
    Bridgep. 23
    Introductionp. 24
    The CS6 version of Bridgep. 25
    Setting up Bridgep. 26
    Using Bridgep. 32
    Using Bridge to access the project resourcesp. 45
    Workflowp. 47
    Introductionp. 48
    A few key concepts before we start…p. 50
    Foundation Project 1p. 55
    Image capture - Step 1p. 55
    Downloading files - Step 2p. 60
    Image management - Step 3p. 62
    Image processing stepsp. 63
    Rotating and cropping an image - Step 4p. 63
    Color adjustments - Step 5p. 65
    Tonal adjustments - Step 6p. 67
    Cleaning an image - Step 7p. 75
    Sharpening an image - Step 8p. 77
    Setting "workflow Options - Step 9p. 78
    Applying changes to multiple files - Step 10p. 79
    Outputting processed files - Step 11p. 81
    Saving, duplicating and resizing for web - Step 12p. 83
    Raw Processingp. 87
    Introductionp. 88
    Processing Raw datap. 89
    Foundation Project 2p. 90
    Lens corrections - Step 1p. 90
    Straighten, crop and size - Step 2p. 92
    Color space - Step 3p. 93
    Choosing a bit depth - Step 4p. 94
    White balance - Step 5p. 95
    Global tonal adjustments - Step 6p. 99
    Controlling saturation and vibrance - Step 7p. 100
    Localized correction - Step 8p. 101
    Grayscale conversion and toning - Step 9p. 106
    Adding special effects - Step 10p. 111
    Noise reduction and sharpening - Step 11p. 113
    Output options - Step 12p. 116
    Foundation Project 3p. 118
    Preliminary enhancements - Step 1p. 118
    Add Graduated Filter effect - Step 2p. 119
    Adjust the Graduated Filter effect - Step 3p. 119
    Reclaim some of the filtered detail - Step 4p. 120
    Add a film-like grain effect - Step 5p. 120
    Digital exposurep. 121
    Adjusting exposure in ACRp. 122
    Foundation Project 4p. 122
    Dust on the sensor - batch removalp. 126
    Archiving Raw files as digital negativesp. 127
    Fine Printp. 129
    Introductionp. 130
    The problem and the solutionp. 131
    Prepare your print workshopp. 132
    Prepare your monitorp. 133
    Prepare your inkjet printerp. 134
    Select appropriate color settingp. 135
    Obtain a profile targetp. 136
    Print the target using Adobe® Color Print Utilityp. 136
    Alternative: Printing a target from Photoshopp. 137
    Adjust the printer settingsp. 138
    Create and install custom profilep. 139
    Tag images with the Adobe RGB profilep. 139
    Test your color managed workflowp. 140
    Make printer presetsp. 140
    Assessing the test print for accuracyp. 141
    Preserving shadow detailp. 142
    Soft Proofingp. 143
    Printing using a professional labp. 144
    Digital Basics - DVD Chapter 1p. DVD1
    Introductionp. DVD3
    Channels and modesp. DVD4
    Levelsp. DVD5
    Hue, Saturation and Brightnessp. DVD6
    Color and light overviewp. DVD8
    Bit depthp. DVD10
    File sizep. DVD11
    File formatsp. DVD12
    Image compressionp. DVD15
    Resolutionp. DVD17
    Image sizep. DVD21
    Interpolationp. DVD24
    Digital Darkroom - DVD Chapter 2p. DVD27
    Digital setupp. DVD28
    Monitor settingsp. DVD29
    Choosing a workspacep. DVD30
    Getting started with Photoshopp. DVD30
    Settings and preferencesp. DVD33
    Navigation and viewing modesp. DVD35
    Rulers and guidesp. DVD38
    Advanced skills module
    Layers and Channelsp. 147
    Introductionp. 148
    Layers overviewp. 149
    Layer typesp. 152
    Channelsp. 156
    Adjustment and filter layers and editing qualityp. 158
    Layer masks and editing adjustmentsp. 159
    Selectionsp. 161
    Introductionp. 162
    Selection tools overviewp. 162
    Shape-based selections with the Marquee toolsp. 162
    Drawn selections using the Lasso toolsp. 163
    Customizing your selectionsp. 165
    Refining selectionsp. 167
    Refine Edge in actionp. 168
    Saving and loading selectionsp. 170
    Feather and anti-aliasp. 171
    Defringe and Mattingp. 172
    Quick Mask or Refine Edgep. 173
    'Color Range'p. 174
    Channel maskingp. 175
    Tone-based selections and masksp. 177
    Selections from pathsp. 181
    Filtersp. 187
    Introductionp. 188
    The 'Smart' way to filterp. 189
    The Filter Galleryp. 191
    Fade Filter commandp. 192
    Improving filter performancep. 192
    Installing and using third party nitersp. 192
    Filtering a shape, text or vector layerp. 193
    The great filter roundupp. 193
    Liquify filterp. 194
    Vanishing Pointp. 196
    Adaptive Wide Anglep. 19 8
    Lighting Effects Galleryp. 199
    Blur Galleryp. 200
    Correcting lens distortion with nitersp. 202
    Noise filtersp. 206
    Sharpen filtersp. 208
    Texture filtersp. 209
    Other filtersp. 210
    Filter DLYp. 211
    Layer Blendsp. 213
    Introductionp. 214
    The 'Darken' groupp. 216
    The 'Lighten groupp. 219
    The 'Overlay' groupp. 222
    Difference and Exclusionp. 224
    Hue, Saturation and Colorp. 225
    Luminosityp. 227
    imaging projects module
    Retouching Projectsp. 229
    Standard edit in ACR - Project 1p. 230
    Extreme contrast edits in ACR - Project 2p. 255
    Tone Curves and luminosity masks - Project 3p. 261
    Black and White in ACR - Project 4p. 271
    Lens corrections - Project 5p. 277
    Working spaces - Project 6p. 284
    Clone and stamp - Project 7p. 295
    Gradients and vignettes - Project 8p. 305
    Composite Projectsp. 315
    Refine Edge - Project 1p. 316
    Refine Edge (take two) - Project 2p. 321
    Paths, masks and blend modes - Project 3p. 333
    Replacing a sky - Project 4p. 347
    Composite studio lighting and action - Project 5p. 354
    Preserving shadows - Project 6p. 361
    Replacing a studio background - Project 7p. 372
    High Dynamic Range (HDR) - Project 8p. 380
    HDR problems and solutions - Project 9p. 380
    Photomerge - Project 10p. 396
    Vertical panoramas - Project 11p. 414
    Special Effectsp. 423
    Smooth Tone technique - Project 1p. 424
    High Impact - Project 2p. 430
    Color Grading - Project 3p. 439
    Reduced Depth of Field - Project 4p. 448
    Tilt-Shift effect - Project 5p. 459
    Faux Holga - Project 6p. 463
    Lens Flare effect - Project 7p. 475
    Split-grade blur and split tone - Project 8p. 480
    Borders and textures - Project 9p. 490
    Glossaryp. 497
    Keyboard Shortcutsp. 507
    Web Linksp. 509
    Indexp. 510
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    ISBN: 9780240522685
    ISBN-10: 0240522680
    Series: Essential Skills
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 536
    Published: 2nd July 2012
    Publisher: FOCAL PR
    Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.0  x 3.2
    Weight (kg): 1.35