Photoshop CS6 in Simple Steps

Photoshop CS6 in Simple Steps

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Discover everything you want to know about Photoshop CS6 in this easy to use guide,

from the most essential tasks that you'll want to perform, to solving the most common problems you'll encounter.



Photoshop CS6 In Simple Stepscovers every practical aspect of using Photoshop CS6

on your PC or laptop; from getting acquainted with essential Photoshop CS6 tools, to

basic retouching and adjusting, through to advanced techniques using selections, layers and masks. This book is filled with easy to understand practical tasks that will help you

to achieve immediate results.



This series of vibrant books will teach you exactly what you need to know using



A friendly, visual approach


Easy-to-understand language


Practical hands-on tasks


Full-colour large format screenshots



To build your confidence and help you to get the most out of your computer, practical hints, tips and shortcuts feature on every page:



ALERT!- Explains and provides practical solutions to the most commonly

encountered problems

HOT TIPS- Time and effort saving shortcuts

SEE ALSO... - Points you to other related tasks and information

DID YOU KNOW? - Additional features to explore

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?- Jargon and technical terms explained in plain English
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 234 x 189 x 14mm | 618g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0273774751
  • 9780273774754
  • 797,938

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - Getting Started With Adobe Photoshop CS6

1. Adjust Photoshop preferences

2. Understanding Photoshop's layout

3. Use the Tools Panel and Options Bar

4. Use utility panels and the window menu



Chapter 2 - Browse, manage, and show images with Adobe Bridge

1. Use key elements of Bridge

2. Navigate with folders and favourites

3. Browse and select images in the Content panel



Chapter 3 - Pre-edit in Camera Raw

1. Use the slider and preview controls

2. Use presets and snapshots

3. Reset, cancel or save settings without opening Photoshop



Chapter 4 - Manage colours in Photoshop

1. Understanding colour management

2. Calibrate and profile your display

3. Convert colours for sharing

4. Install colour profiles



Chapter 5 - Bring images into Photoshop

1. Open images from Bridge, Mini Bridge, Finder and Windows

2. Set workflow options and open images from Camera Raw

3. Import images from scanners

4. Load files into Photoshop layers



Chapter 6 - Crop, straighten, erase, and undo

1. Trim, crop, or straighten an image

2. Erase three ways

3. Undo, redo and use the history panel



Chapter 7 - Work with layers and groups

1. Use the layers panel

2. Duplicate all or part of a layer

3. Mix layers with opacity and blending modes

4. Reorder layers and use blending options

5. Manage, find and filter layers

6. Select, link, nudge, bump, and align layers with the Move tool

7. Toggle layer visibility and use layer comps

8. Use groups

9. Delete a layer or group

10. Merge, stamp, or flatten layers



Chapter 8 - View, zoom, and navigate

1. Zoom in or out and move around in your image

2. Work with screen modes and composition aids

3. Hide or show extras and calculate your screen resolution



Chapter 9 - Work with brushes

1. Understanding brushes

2. Use the brush preset picker

3. Select and sample colours

4. Use the Brush and Brush Presets panels



Chapter 10 - Adjust colour and tone

1. Use Adjustment layers

2. Adjust saturation and vibrance

3. Adjust colour with RGB channels

4. Colourise a black & white image



Chapter 11 - Work with selections

1. Use the marquee tools

2. Use lasso tools

3. Use the quick selection tool

4. Modify a selection, deselect, and reselect



Chapter 12 - Work with masks

1. Use layer masks

2. Adjust masks in the Properties panel

3. Use the Refine Mask dialogue

4. Evaluate masking and view a mask as an overlay



Chapter 13 - Retouch and manipulate

1. Use the clone stamp

2. Use the healing brush and spot healing brush

3. Patch and fill areas

4. Use free transform



Chapter 14 - Add text

1. Use type tools

2. Make straight-line text

3.
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