Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 14, 2012 - Computers - 384 pages
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The perfect primer for learning Adobe Photoshop, whether you′re new to it or updating your skills

Create logos, edit images, and design without fear in Adobe Photoshop, once you learn the essentials. This clear, task–based book covers them all, from navigating the user interface to how to identify design elements, paint and draw in Photoshop, apply layer styles, correct and adjust color, and much more. Each chapter provides clear step–by–step instruction as well as illustrative, full–color images and examples. Before you know it, you′ll have the skills to start a design career with Photoshop.

What′s more, if you′re preparing for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam for Visual Communication using Photoshop, this thorough guide is the perfect preparation.

  • Covers Photoshop essentials for beginners and assists ACA candidates preparing for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) for Visual Communication using Photoshop certification exam
  • Explores how to identify design elements, paint and draw in Photoshop, apply layer styles, correct and adjust color, and more
  • Covers the five basic areas required for the ACA Photoshop exam, including setting project requirements, identifying design elements when preparing elements, understanding Adobe Photoshop, manipulating images, and evaluating digital images
  • Provides downloadable files that readers can use while going through the tutorials in the book
 

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Contents

Design Basics 1
1
Getting Acquainted with Photoshops User Interface
33
Digital Imaging Fundamentals
55
Setting Document Size and Resolution
76
Painting
83
Drawing
113
Writing
133
Selecting Pixels
151
Transforming Paths Layers and Smart Objects
221
Adjusting and Filtering
239
Developing Photos
253
Retouching Photos
271
Merging Photos
291
Working with Color
309
Creating Output
329
appendix Adobe Visual Communication Using Photoshop CS6 Objectives
341

Working with Layers and Masks
177
Using Layer Styles and Comps
197
Index
345
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Scott Onstott is a consultant, former university lecturer, author, and independent video producer with more than 14 years of experience teaching and writing about design visualization and image-manipulation software. He is the author of eight books, including Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop and Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Essentials. In addition, Scott has been writing a column in Photoshop User magazine for the past six years.

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