Adobe Photoshop CC For Dummies

Adobe Photoshop CC For Dummies

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The fast and easy way to grasp Photoshop CC essentials
Photoshop is the gold standard when it comes to photo and image editing tools. But unless you've ever taken a class or gotten help from a Photoshop guru, you may find yourself a bit confused on where to start and how to get things done. Photoshop CC For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the book for those of us who don't know a layer from a level and just want to learn how to make photos look better. This update to Photoshop CC For Dummies, the first since the product launched, packs an even more powerful punch to help you manage and enhance your images.

In Photoshop CC For Dummies, 2nd Edition you'll find clear explanations of the menus, panels, tools, options, and shortcuts you'll use the most. Plus, you'll discover invaluable tips for fixing common photo flaws, improving color quality, adjusting brightness, removing unwanted background elements, and more. Whether you want to improve how your family photos look or need to add a new skillset to your resume, this friendly guide gives you all the steps to navigating the software and getting top-notch results.

Get a handle on the most common tools
Improve focus and color in photos
Add text and illustrations to create stunning graphics
Find insider tips and tricks the pros use

The sky's the limit for stunning photos and innovative images when you have Photoshop CC For Dummies, 2nd Edition in your design toolbox!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 188 x 231 x 24mm | 750g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • 1119418119
  • 9781119418115
  • 159,303

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Get a handle on the most common tools Add text and illustrations to create stunning designs Learn to improve focus and color in photos

Make friends with Photoshop CC -- easily!

Pro photographers and graphic designers aren't the only ones who rely on Photoshop. Marketing or communications pros and hobbyist photographers who want to create top-quality images and presentations turn to Photoshop to get the job done. This guidebook helps anyone using Photoshop CC. Here you'll learn to use the tools, menus, options, and shortcuts; discover how to fix common photo flaws, improve color quality, edit out distracting background elements, and combine images; create contact sheets, presentations, and animations; and much more!

Inside... A guided tour of Photoshop Adding highlights to photos The tools you'll use most often Ways to enhance color How to clean up digital noise Tips for using layers Guidance on applying filters Creating a Photoshop workflow
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Table of contents

Introduction. 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Photoshop CC. 5

CHAPTER 1: Welcome to Photoshop! 7

CHAPTER 2: Knowing Just Enough about Digital Images. 17

CHAPTER 3: Taking the Chef's Tour of Your Photoshop Kitchen. 37

CHAPTER 4: Getting Images into and out of Photoshop. 59

CHAPTER 5: What's New in Photoshop CC?. 79

Part 2: Easy Enhancements for Digital Images. 89

CHAPTER 6: Making Tonality and Color Look Natural. 91

CHAPTER 7: The Adobe Camera Raw Plug-In. 131

CHAPTER 8: Fine-Tuning Your Fixes. 157

CHAPTER 9: Common Problems and Their Cures. 185

Part 3: Creating "Art" in Photoshop. 201

CHAPTER 10: Combining Images. 203

CHAPTER 11: Precision Edges with Vector Paths. 221

CHAPTER 12: Dressing Up Images with Layer Styles. 245

CHAPTER 13: Giving Your Images a Text Message. 267

CHAPTER 14: Painting in Photoshop. 293

CHAPTER 15: Filters: The Fun Side of Photoshop. 313

Part 4: Power Photoshop. 339

CHAPTER 16: Streamlining Your Work in Photoshop. 341

CHAPTER 17: Working with Video and Animation. 357

Part 5: The Part of Tens. 371

CHAPTER 18: Ten Specialized Features of Photoshop CC. 373

CHAPTER 19: Ten Reasons to Love Your Wacom Tablet. 381

CHAPTER 20: Ten Things to Know about HDR. 387

Appendix: Photoshop CC's Blending Modes. 399

Index. 403
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About Peter Bauer

Peter Bauer is highly respected Photoshop instructor and author. He has been honored with membership in the Photoshop Hall of Fame and was named a Pioneer of Photoshop by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (now He has written more than a dozen books on Photoshop, digital photography, and computer graphics.
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