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Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies

Book Description

Everything you need to know about the newest version of Photoshop packed into one For Dummies guide

Photoshop is the world's most popular image editing software, with more than four million users worldwide. Professional photographers, graphic designers, and Web designers as well as photo hobbyists need to learn the fundamentals and master the newest features of the latest version of Photoshop - Photoshop CS6. This complete all-in-one reference makes it easy, with eight self-contained minibooks covering each aspect of Photoshop.

  • Helps you familiarize yourself with the latest Photoshop tools and features and find your way around the desktop, menus, panels, and more

  • This full-color guide includes eight self-contained minibooks: Photoshop Fundamentals; Image Essentials; Selections; Painting, Drawing, and Typing; Working with Layers; Channels and Masks; Filters and Distortions; Retouching, Restoring, and Printing

  • Covers all the basics for beginners as well as advanced techniques, like managing color, modifying and transforming selections and paths, making corrections with filters, using the liquefy command, trying out Photomerge and merge to HDR pro, preparing graphics for print or the web, creating contact sheets and picture packages, and more

From Photoshop fundamentals to dynamic digital imaging techniques, Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies has your creative needs covered.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
  5. Book I: Photoshop Fundamentals
    1. Chapter 1: Examining the Photoshop Environment
    2. Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools Panel
    3. Chapter 3: Starting, Finishing, and Getting It on Paper
    4. Chapter 4: Viewing and Navigating Images
    5. Chapter 5: Customizing Your Workspace and Preferences
  6. Book II: Image Essentials
    1. Chapter 1: Specifying Size and Resolution
    2. Chapter 2: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats
    3. Chapter 3: Using and Managing Color
    4. Chapter 4: Time Travel - Undoing in Photoshop
    5. Chapter 5: Creating Actions for Productivity and Fun
  7. Book III: Selections
    1. Chapter 1: Making Selections
    2. Chapter 2: Creating and Working with Paths
    3. Chapter 3: Modifying and Transforming Selections and Paths
  8. Book IV: Painting, Drawing, and Typing
    1. Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Photoshop
    2. Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking
    3. Chapter 3: Creating and Editing Type
  9. Book V: Working with Layers
    1. Chapter 1: Creating Layers
    2. Chapter 2: Managing Layers
    3. Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes
    4. Chapter 4: Getting Jazzy with Layer Styles and Clipping Groups
    5. Chapter 5: Working with Smart Objects
  10. Book VI: Channels and Masks
    1. Chapter 1: Using Channels
    2. Chapter 2: Quick-and-Dirty Masking
    3. Chapter 3: Getting Exact with Advanced Masking Techniques
  11. Book VII: Filters and Distortions
    1. Chapter 1: Making Corrections with Daily Filters
    2. Chapter 2: Applying Filters for Special Occasions
    3. Chapter 3: Distorting with the Liquify Command
  12. Book VIII: Retouching, Restoring, and Printing
    1. Chapter 1: Enhancing Images with Adjustments
    2. Chapter 2: Repairing with Focus and Toning Tools
    3. Chapter 3: Fixing Flaws and Removing What's Not Wanted
    4. Chapter 4: Prepping Graphics for Print
  13. Cheat Sheet