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Photoshop CC: Essential Skills

Book Description

New to Photoshop? Looking to unlock the impressive power of Photoshop CC? Want to master image editing techniques and achieve professional-level results?

Then Photoshop CC: Essential Skills is the resource you need. This book and companion website’s proven combination of real world image editing examples, step-by-step projects, and professional advice from two internationally recognized authors and Adobe Photoshop Ambassadors delivers an essential learning experience for beginner to intermediate Photoshop users.

This self-study guide to Photoshop CC covers the foundational skills for photographers and image editors to get started before moving onto more advanced image editing and photomontage techniques. A complete section of step-by-step imaging projects and 10+ hours of video tutorials on the companion website hone image editing skills to yield expert-quality results.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. foundation module
    1. Introduction
      1. A structured learning approach
      2. Online resources
      3. Research
      4. Essential information
    2. 1 What's new for CC
    3. 2 Bridge
      1. Introduction
      2. The CC version of Bridge
      3. Setting up Bridge
      4. Using Bridge
    4. 3 Workflow
      1. Introduction
      2. A few key concepts before we start...
      3. Foundation Project 1
      4. Image capture - Step 1
      5. Downloading files - Step 2
      6. Image management - Step 3
      7. Image processing steps
      8. Rotating and cropping an image - Step 4
      9. Color adjustments - Step 5
      10. Tonal adjustments - Step 6
      11. Cleaning an image - Step 7
      12. Sharpening an image - Step 8
      13. Setting Workflow Options - Step 9
      14. Applying changes to multiple files - Step 10
      15. Outputting processed files - Step 11
      16. Saving, duplicating and resizing for web - Step 12
    5. 4 Raw Processing
      1. Introduction
      2. Processing Raw data
      3. Foundation Project 2
      4. Lens corrections - Step 1
      5. Straighten, crop and size - Step 2
      6. Color space - Step 3
      7. Choosing a bit depth - Step 4
      8. White balance - Step 5
      9. Global tonal adjustments - Step 6
      10. Controlling saturation and vibrance - Step 7
      11. Localized correction - Step 8
      12. Grayscale conversion and toning - Step 9
      13. Adding special effects - Step 10
      14. Noise reduction and sharpening - Step 11
      15. Output options - Step 12
      16. Foundation Project 3
      17. Preliminary enhancements - Step 1
      18. Add Graduated Filter effect - Step 2
      19. Adjust the Graduated Filter effect - Step 3
      20. Reclaim some of the filtered detail - Step 4
      21. Add a film-like Grain effect - Step 5
      22. Digital exposure
      23. Adjusting exposure in ACR
      24. Foundation Project 4
      25. Dust on the sensor - batch removal
      26. Archiving Raw files as digital negatives
    6. 5 Fine Print
      1. Introduction
      2. The problem and the solution
      3. Prepare your print workshop
      4. Prepare your monitor
      5. Prepare your inkjet printer
      6. Select appropriate color setting
      7. Obtain a profile target
      8. Print the target using Adobe® Color Print Utility
      9. Alternative: Printing a target from Photoshop
      10. Adjust the printer settings
      11. Create and install custom profile
      12. Tag images with the Adobe RGB profile
      13. Test your color managed workflow
      14. Make printer presets
      15. Assessing the test print for accuracy
      16. Preserving shadow detail
      17. Soft proofing
      18. Printing using a professional lab
  6. advanced skills module
    1. 6 Layers and Channels
      1. Introduction
      2. Layers overview
      3. Layer types
      4. Channels
      5. Adjustment and filter layers and editing quality
      6. Layer masks and editing adjustments
    2. 7 Selections
      1. Introduction
      2. Selection tools overview
      3. Shape-based selections with the Marquee tools
      4. Drawn selections using the Lasso tools
      5. Customizing your selections
      6. Refining selections
      7. Refine Edge in action
      8. Saving and loading selections
      9. Feather and anti-alias
      10. Defringe and Matting
      11. Quick Mask or Refine Edge
      12. Color Range
      13. Channel masking
      14. Tone-based selections and masks
      15. Selections from paths
    3. 8 Filters
      1. The 'Smart' way to filter
      2. The Filter Gallery
      3. Fade Filter command
      4. Improving filter performance
      5. Installing and using third party filters
      6. Filtering a shape, text, or vector layer
      7. The great filter roundup
      8. Liquify filter
      9. Vanishing Point
      10. Adaptive Wide Angle
      11. Lighting Effects Gallery
      12. Blur Gallery
      13. Correcting lens distortion with filters
      14. Noise filters
      15. Sharpen filters
      16. Texture filters
      17. Other filters
      18. Filter DIY
    4. 9 Layer Blends
      1. Introduction
      2. The 'Darken' group
      3. The 'Lighten' group
      4. The 'Overlay' group
      5. Difference and Exclusion
      6. Hue, Saturation and Color
      7. Luminosity
  7. imaging projects module
    1. 10 Retouching Projects
      1. Standard edit in ACR - Project 1
      2. Extreme contrast edits in ACR - Project 2
      3. Lens corrections - Project 3
      4. Raw expression - Project 4
      5. Editing for drama - Project 5
      6. Black and White in ACR - Project 6
      7. Working spaces - Project 7
      8. Double processing - Project 8
    2. 11 Composite Projects
      1. Refine Edge - Project 1
      2. Refine Edge (Take Two) - Project 2
      3. Paths, masks and blend modes - Project 3
      4. Replacing a sky - Project 4
      5. Composite studio lighting and action - Project 5
      6. Smart fixed position composite - Project 6
      7. Preserving shadows - Project 7
      8. Replacing a studio background - Project 8
      9. High Dynamic Range (HDR) - Project 9
      10. HDR problems and solutions - Project 10
      11. Photomerge - Project 11
      12. Vertical panoramas - Project 12
    3. 12 Special Effects
      1. Smooth Tone technique - Project 1
      2. High Impact - Project 2
      3. Color Grading - Project 3
      4. Reduced Depth of Field - Project 4
      5. Tilt-Shift effect - Project 5
      6. Faux Holga - Project 6
      7. Toy camera effect in ACR - Project 7
      8. Lens Flare effect - Project 8
      9. Borders and textures - Project 9
  8. Glossary
  9. Keyboard Shortcuts
  10. Web Links
  11. Index