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Photoshop CS6 in Easy Steps : For Windows and Mac : In Easy Steps - Robert Shufflebotham

Photoshop CS6 in Easy Steps : For Windows and Mac

In Easy Steps

Paperback Published: 17th August 2012
ISBN: 9781840785579
Number Of Pages: 240

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The continual expansion, refinement and development of Photoshop can make learning the software a daunting experience for the first time user. But there is no need to feel intimidated. The answer is simple, take it in easy steps. That's exactly what Photoshop CS6 in easy steps is designed to do. In clear, concise, simple language this book breaks down the complex and complicated into small easily digestible learning chunks.

Photoshop CS6 in easy steps delivers a solid, secure and lasting foundation that the reader can build on as they explore Photoshop and develop more and more creative control over one the most creative pieces of software available today. The author’s extensive knowledge and understanding of the requirements and needs of the new user is distilled in this book which is written in simple, clear language with step by step instructions, breaking down complex functions into easy to follow learning sequences.

Photoshop CS6 in easy steps makes it easy to grasp the key new features, which are:

  • Content-Aware Patch – allows greater control by letting users choose the sample area used to create a patch.
  • Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine – takes advantage of the graphics processing unit in modern hardware to speed up imaging and editing tasks and process large images faster.
  • New and Re-engineered Design Tools - type styles enable consistent formatting; vector layers apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects; custom strokes and dashed lines are easily created; quick layers search and more.
  • Intuitive Video Creation – the full range of familiar Photoshop tools and an intuitive set of new video tools to create and enhance any video clip.
  • Blur Gallery – a simple new interface with on-image and in-context controls allows users to quickly create photographic blur effects including tilt-shift effects, blur everything with one focal point, or vary the blurriness between multiple focal points.

Basic Theoryp. 7
Bitmaps and Vectorsp. 8
Pixels and Resolutionp. 10
RGB and CMYK Color Modelsp. 11
Color Managementp. 13
The Working Environmentp. 15
The Working Environmentp. 16
Using the Tool Panelp. 18
Document and Scratch Sizesp. 20
Ruler Guides and Gridsp. 21
Zooming and Moving Aroundp. 22
The Info Panelp. 23
Panel Techniquesp. 24
Controlling the Workspacep. 26
Save and Load Custom Settingsp. 27
Printingp. 28
The History Panelp. 29
Open and Save Filesp. 31
Opening Images in Photoshopp. 32
Scanning into Photoshopp. 33
Opening and Placing EPS filesp. 34
Bridgep. 36
Mini Bridgep. 39
Adobe Camera Rawp. 41
Graduated Filter Toolp. 43
Saving Filesp. 44
TIFF Formatp. 45
Photoshop EPSp. 47
Save as JPEGp. 48
Creating a New Filep. 49
Photomergep. 50
Image and Color Basicsp. 51
Rotating an Imagep. 52
Resizing without Resamplingp. 53
Resampling upp. 54
Sampling Downp. 56
Cropping an Imagep. 58
Adding a Borderp. 59
Image Modesp. 60
Duotone Modep. 62
Foreground & Background Colorsp. 63
Eyedropper and Color Samplerp. 64
The Color Pickerp. 65
The Color Panelp. 67
The Swatches Panelp. 68
The Painting Toolsp. 69
The Brush Preset Pickerp. 70
The Brush Panelp. 72
Custom Brush Settingsp. 74
Brush Tip Shape Settingsp. 76
Brush Presetsp. 77
Mixer Brush Toolp. 78
The Pencil Toolp. 80
The Gradient Toolp. 81
The Paint Bucket Toolp. 82
Blending Modesp. 83
Creating Rasterized Shapesp. 86
The Editing Toolsp. 87
Blur, Sharpen and Smudgep. 88
The Clone Stamp Toolp. 89
Dodge, Burn and Spongep. 90
The Eraser Toolp. 91
The Magic Eraserp. 92
The Background Eraserp. 93
The Healing Brush Toolp. 94
The Spot Healing Brush Toolp. 95
The Patch Toolp. 96
Color Replacement Toolp. 97
Content-Aware Move Toolp. 98
Selectionsp. 99
Marquee Selection Toolsp. 100
Marquee Optionsp. 101
Moving Selected Pixelsp. 102
The Lasso Toolsp. 103
The Magic Wand Toolp. 105
The Quick Selection Toolp. 106
Refine Edgep. 107
Feathering Selectionsp. 109
Modifying Selectionsp. 110
Grow and Similar Commandsp. 111
Pasting into Selectionsp. 112
Filling a Selectionp. 113
Copying and Pasting Selectionsp. 115
Transforming Selectionsp. 116
Layersp. 117
Working with Layersp. 118
Merge and Flatten Layersp. 120
Moving Layers Between Imagesp. 121
Selecting and Linking Layersp. 122
Locking Layersp. 123
Layer Groupsp. 124
Layer Stylesp. 125
Transforming Layersp. 128
New Layer Commandsp. 129
Layer Compsp. 130
Smart Objectsp. 131
Warpingp. 133
Auto-Align/Blend Layersp. 135
The Styles Panelp. 137
Content Aware Scalingp. 139
Puppet Warpp. 141
Working with Typep. 143
Creating Point Typep. 144
Creating Paragraph Typep. 145
Editing and Selecting Typep. 146
Character Settingsp. 147
Paragraph Settingsp. 149
Masked Typep. 150
Type and Layer Stylesp. 151
Type Effectsp. 152
Pathsp. 153
Converting Selections to Pathsp. 154
Using the Pen Toolp. 155
Selecting Paths and Pointsp. 157
Managing Pointsp. 158
Manipulating Pointsp. 159
Exporting Pathsp. 160
Creating Shape Layersp. 162
Fill and Stroke for Shapesp. 163
Channels and Masksp. 165
Quick Mask Modep. 166
The Channels Panelp. 167
Save and Load Selectionsp. 168
Editing Alpha Channel Masksp. 170
Channel and Quick Mask Optionsp. 171
Layer Masksp. 172
Pixel and Vector Masksp. 174
Mask Properties Panelp. 176
Color Adjustmentsp. 177
Brightness/Contrastp. 178
Auto Tone and Auto Colorp. 179
The Levels Dialog Boxp. 180
The Curves Dialog Boxp. 182
The Histogram Panelp. 184
The Adjustments Panelp. 186
Vibrance Adjustmentp. 189
Color Balancep. 190
Black & White Commandp. 191
Shadow/Highlight Commandp. 192
Filtersp. 193
Filter Controlsp. 194
Unsharp Mask and Sharpen Filtersp. 195
Smart Sharpenp. 197
Blur Filtersp. 198
Noise Filtersp. 200
Reduce Noise Filterp. 202
The Liquify Dialog Boxp. 203
Liquify Distortion Toolsp. 204
Filter Galleryp. 205
Vanishing Pointp. 207
Editing Perspective Planesp. 209
Smart Filtersp. 210
Web and Multimediap. 211
Save for Webp. 212
Saving Optimized Imagesp. 214
GIF Optimization Settingsp. 216
JPEG Optimization Settingsp. 217
PNG File Formatp. 218
Indexed Color Modep. 219
Color Palettesp. 220
Ditheringp. 222
Animations and Slicesp. 223
Creating a Simple Animationp. 224
Playing and Managing Framesp. 226
Optimize and Save Animationsp. 228
Tweeningp. 229
Slicing Imagesp. 230
Working with Slicesp. 231
Optimizing and Saving Slicesp. 233
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9781840785579
ISBN-10: 1840785578
Series: In Easy Steps
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 17th August 2012
Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.53

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