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Photoshop CS6 Unlocked, 2nd Edition by Corrie Haffly

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Chapter 2Basic Skills

No doubt you’re eager to get right into it, now that you’re more familiar with Photoshop. This chapter covers some of the basic tasks that Photoshop users should master, such as resizing and rotating documents and layers, working with masks, creating curves and custom shapes, working with transparent images, and more. We’ll also address fundamental solutions that will be called upon throughout the remainder of this book. As an added bonus, you’ll learn the secret of fading images together so that you’ll come across as a real Photoshop pro in no time.

Placing a Graphic in Your File

Often you’ll want to import existing graphics and artwork into your Photoshop document. A problem for Photoshop? Not at all; there are actually ...

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