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Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book® (2014 release)

Book Description

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe® Photoshop®  CC (2014 release)

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book contains 14 lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CC (2014 release) edition covers new features, including Generator, 3D printing, linked Smart Objects, Blur Gallery, smarter Smart Guides, Perspective Warp, and more.

Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, goto www.peachpit.com/redeem and redeem the unique code provided inside this book.

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.”

Barbara Binder,
Adobe Certified Instructor
Rocky Mountain Training

Table of Contents

  1. How to Get Your Lesson Files
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new in this edition
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge
    5. Starting Adobe Photoshop
    6. Accessing the Classroom in a Book files
    7. Restoring default preferences
    8. Additional resources
    9. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
  6. 1. Getting to Know the Work Area
    1. Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
    2. Using the tools
    3. Sampling a color
    4. Working with tools and tool properties
    5. Undoing actions in Photoshop
    6. More about panels and panel locations
    7. Finding resources for using Photoshop
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  7. 2. Basic Photo Corrections
    1. Strategy for retouching
    2. Resolution and image size
    3. Opening a file with Adobe Bridge
    4. Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
    5. Adjusting the color and tone
    6. Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
    7. Applying a content-aware patch
    8. Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
    9. Sharpening the image
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  8. 3. Working with Selections
    1. About selecting and selection tools
    2. Getting started
    3. Using the Quick Selection tool
    4. Moving a selected area
    5. Manipulating selections
    6. Using the Magic Wand tool
    7. Selecting with the lasso tools
    8. Rotating a selection
    9. Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
    10. Selecting from a center point
    11. Resizing and copying a selection
    12. Cropping an image
    13. Review questions
    14. Review answers
  9. 4. Layer Basics
    1. About layers
    2. Getting started
    3. Using the Layers panel
    4. Rearranging layers
    5. Applying a gradient to a layer
    6. Applying a layer style
    7. Adding an adjustment layer
    8. Updating layer effects
    9. Adding a border
    10. Flattening and saving files
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  10. 5. Quick Fixes
    1. Getting started
    2. Improving a snapshot
    3. Blurring a background
    4. Creating a panorama
    5. Correcting image distortion
    6. Adding depth of field
    7. Moving objects with the Content-Aware Move tool
    8. Adjusting perspective in an image
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  11. 6. Masks and Channels
    1. Working with masks and channels
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating a mask
    4. Refining a mask
    5. Creating a quick mask
    6. Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
    7. Working with channels
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  12. 7. Typographic Design
    1. About type
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating a clipping mask from type
    4. Creating type on a path
    5. Warping point type
    6. Designing paragraphs of type
    7. Adding a rounded rectangle
    8. Adding vertical text
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  13. 8. Vector Drawing Techniques
    1. About bitmap images and vector graphics
    2. About paths and the Pen tool
    3. Getting started
    4. Drawing with the Pen tool
    5. Working with defined custom shapes
    6. Importing a Smart Object
    7. Adding color and depth to a shape using layer styles
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  14. 9. Advanced Compositing
    1. Getting started
    2. Arranging layers
    3. Using Smart Filters
    4. Painting a layer
    5. Adding a background
    6. Using the History Panel to undo tasks
    7. Upscaling a low-resolution image
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  15. 10. Painting with the Mixer Brush
    1. About the Mixer Brush
    2. Getting started
    3. Selecting brush settings
    4. Mixing colors
    5. Creating a custom brush preset
    6. Mixing colors with a photograph
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  16. 11. Editing Video
    1. Getting started
    2. About the Timeline panel
    3. Creating a new video project
    4. Animating text with keyframes
    5. Creating effects
    6. Adding transitions
    7. Adding audio
    8. Muting unwanted audio
    9. Rendering video
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  17. 12. Working with Camera Raw
    1. Getting started
    2. About camera raw files
    3. Processing files in Camera Raw
    4. Applying advanced color correction
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  18. 13. Preparing Files for the Web
    1. Getting started
    2. Using layer groups to create button graphics
    3. Automating a multistep task
    4. Saving assets with Adobe Generator
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  19. 14. Producing and Printing Consistent Color
    1. Preparing files for printing
    2. Getting started
    3. Performing a “zoom test”
    4. Identifying out-of-gamut colors
    5. Adjusting an image
    6. Converting an image to CMYK
    7. About color management
    8. Specifying color-management settings
    9. Proofing an image
    10. Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
    11. Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  20. 15. Printing 3D Files
    1. Getting started
    2. Understanding the 3D environment
    3. Positioning 3D elements
    4. Printing a 3D file
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  21. Appendices
    1. Appendix: Tools Panel Overview
    2. Appendix: Keyboard shortcuts
  22. Index
  23. Production Notes
    1. Images
    2. Team credits
    3. Contributors
    4. Special Thanks