Adobe Photoshop CS6 Bible

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Bible

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The comprehensive, soup-to-nuts guide to Photoshop, fully updated Photoshop CS6, used for both print and digital media, is the industry leader in image-editing software. The newest version adds some exciting new features, and this bestselling guide has been revised to cover each of them, along with all the basic information you need to get started. Learn to use all the tools, including the histogram palette, Lens Blur, Match Color, and the color replacement tool, as well as keyboard shortcuts. Then master retouching and color correction, work with Camera Raw images, prepare photos for print or the web, and much more.
* Photoshop has the broadest user base of any professional-level graphics application, ranging from photo hobbyists to professionals in graphic design, publishing, video editing, animation, and broadcasting * This comprehensive guide has what beginners need to know as well as intermediate-level information on key tools and procedures * Features a 16-page full-color insert and a companion website with tutorials, including JPEG and PSD files of images from the book * Covers image-editing basics, the File Browser, histogram palette, Lens Blur, Match Color, the color replacement tool, and customizable keyboard shortcuts * Delves into techniques for working with Camera Raw images; how to retouch, color-correct, manipulate, and combine images; and all the new features and enhancements in the latest version Photoshop CS6 Bible is the one reference book every Photoshop user needs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1104 pages
  • 187 x 230 x 41mm | 1,658g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1118123883
  • 9781118123881
  • 351,315

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Get the most out of Photoshop CS6

Explore new features such as the dark ui

Retouch photos, create 3d images, and more

Create stunning, eye-catching images like a Photoshop pro

Get ready to unlock the power of Photoshop and achieve amazingresults with your images. From editing basics to techniques forworking with camera raw images, this top-selling book will show youhow to master every aspect of Photoshop CS6. You'll gain the skillsto retouch, color, correct, and manipulate your files and then diveinto creating cutting-edge special effects using the latestfeatures and enhancements. Everything you need to become aPhotoshop master is covered in these pages.

Explore camera raw basics, selections, layers, and channels

Adjust lighting, color, and sharpness to bring new life toimages

Work with paths, shapes, and text

Apply filters to incorporate brush strokes, pixilation, sketches, and more

Build and manipulate 3D objects, scenes, and settings

Add artistic effects to video files

Create images for the Web and mobile devices

Companion Website

The companion website includes project files for the book'stutorials.

Enhance color in Camera Raw

Edit and paint with brushes

Use the Blur gallery to refocus your image
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments xxxi Introduction xxxiii Part I: Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop CS6 1 Chapter 1: Introducing Adobe Photoshop CS6 3 Chapter 2: Exploring the Photoshop Workspace 15 Chapter 3: Performing Image Basics 79 Chapter 4: Understanding Colors, Histograms, Levels, and Curves 117 Chapter 5: Applying History and Actions 151 Chapter 6: Using Bridge to Organize and Process Files 171 Part II: Working with Camera Raw Images 209 Chapter 7: Exploring Camera Raw Basics 211 Chapter 8: Processing Photos with Camera Raw 235 Part III: Working with Selections, Layers, and Channels 281 Chapter 9: Creating Selections 283 Chapter 10: Learning All About Layers 321 Chapter 11: Exploring Channels 371 Part IV: Enhancing, Correcting, and Retouching Images 397 Chapter 12: Optimizing Adjustment Workflow 399 Chapter 13: Lighting and Color Adjustments 409 Chapter 14: Applying Sharpness, Blur, and Noise Adjustments 471 Chapter 15: Cleaning Up Digital Images with Cloning and Healing Tools 513 Part V: Using Paint, Paths, Shapes, and Text Tools 551 Chapter 16: Editing with Paintbrush Tools 553 Chapter 17: Working with Paths and Vector Shapes 605 Chapter 18: Working with Text 647 Part VI: Creating Artistic Effects 683 Chapter 19: Distorting Images 685 Chapter 20: Applying Filters 715 Chapter 21: Combining Images 737 Part VII: Working with 3D Images 757 Chapter 22: Creating and Manipulating 3D Objects 759 Chapter 23: Editing 3D Scenes and Settings 785 Chapter 24: Using Photoshop Tools with 3D Layers 809 Part VIII: Working with Video and Animation 839 Chapter 25: Understanding Video Editing Basics 841 Chapter 26: Animating in the Timeline Panel 879 Chapter 27: Correcting Video Files and Adding Artistic Effects 915 Chapter 28: Animating Using Frames 931 Part IX: Using Advanced Output Techniques 953 Chapter 29: Printing and Color Management 955 Chapter 30: Creating Images for the Web 977 Chapter 31: Automating and Scripting Workflow in Photoshop 1003 Part X: Appendixes 1019 Appendix A: Timesaving Keyboard Shortcuts 1021 Appendix B: Extending the Capabilities of Photoshop with Plug-Ins 1027 Appendix C: Finding Resources 1031 Index 1035
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The ultimate companion for Photoshop CS6 and its stunning new features. (Advanced Photoshop, July 2012) This is a book you will use on a regular basis...a well recommended reference book. (Burton Mail, February 2013)
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About Brad Dayley

Brad Dayley is a senior software engineer with almost 22 years of experience creating computer software. He has been working with Photoshop for 21 years, enjoying the transition of Photoshop from a simple image editor to the powerhouse it is today. He is the author of several books. He is an avid amateur photographer and spends most of his free time in the remote areas of the western United States with his wife DaNae and four sons (wherever a Jeep can get them). DaNae Dayley has been working with Photoshop for 18 years and is still constantly amazed at the cool stuff it can do! With a degree in Advertising from Brigham Young University, DaNae has owned and operated a media creation business for 17 years, incorporating writing, graphic design, and video editing over the years. She also enjoys teaching Photoshop classes locally. She has co-authored several books with her husband Brad Dayley and is the author of Photoshop CS3 Extended Video and 3D Bible and Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 in a Snap. DaNae lives in Utah with her husband Brad and their four sons. When she is not at her computer, she can be found in the great outdoors (with a camera), preferably in a Jeep!
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