Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies

Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies

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By (author) Barbara Obermeier

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 768 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 38mm | 1,701g
  • Publication date: 5 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118174569
  • ISBN 13: 9781118174562
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 64,973

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Everything you need to know about Photoshop CS6 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 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.

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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.

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Explore all the creative ways you can use Photoshop to enhance your imagesWant to get the red out of a subject's eyes? How about restoring an old photo? Or adding text and shapes to an image? With this guide, you quickly find out how to do it all and get the most out of Photoshop. Each minibook shows you how to use the cool features that Photoshop has to offer so you can create stunning images and graphics.Get your feet wet -- dive into the basics of Photoshop and become familiar with the desktop, menus, panels, and key toolsCreate a work of art -- use the drawing and painting tools to make your images pop with gradients, patterns, text, and moreBlend it all -- create and edit layers; then enhance them by applying different blend modes, opacity settings, and stylesPut a mask on -- become a pro working with channels and masks and then take advantage of filters and distortionsLooking better than ever -- gain the skills to fix flaws and imperfections to improve your imagesOpen the book and find: Steps for cropping an image and adjusting the sizeHow to make selections with the Marquee and Lasso toolsTips on compositing with multiple layersWays to enhance images using blending modes Filtering techniques to smooth defects and sharpen soft areasHints for repairing images with healing and toning toolsHow to prep your graphics for printingTechniques for creating and editing type8 Books in 1Photoshop FundamentalsImage EssentialsSelectionsPainting, Drawing, and TypingWorking with LayersChannels and MasksFilters and DistortionsRetouching, Restoring, and Printing

Table of contents

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