Adobe Photoshop CS6 Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 20, 2012 - Computers - 288 pages
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Take your Photoshop skills to the next level

Users who already know Photoshop basics will love this colorful, step-by-step guide to new tricks and techniques. Filled with beyond-the-essentials techniques that show how to take your Photoshop skills to the next level, it is lavishly illustrated with beautiful photos that inspire you to experiment. Numbered, step-by-step instructions make the techniques easy to learn, and this edition delves into all the capabilities of Photoshop CS6. Learn to get your images noticed.

  • Users who are already familiar with Photoshop basics can expand their skills with these creative, original techniques
  • Features numbered, step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots and beautiful photos
  • Helps you take your skills to the next level and add "wow" to your images
  • Veteran author is a well-traveled photographer and skilled Photoshop technician who has served as a demo artist for computer graphics software

Photoshop CS 6 Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks helps you expand your skills and enhance your photos.

 

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Contents

Make Photoshop Work for
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1 Select the Color Settings for Your Projects
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Screen Modes
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3 Set the Preferences for the Way You Work
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4 Create Your Own Customized Workspace
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5 Change Your Window Views
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6 Customize Your View of Bridge
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7 Save Time Finding Your Images with the Mini Bridge 16 8 Add a Keyboard Shortcut for a Favorite Filter 18 9 Create a Custom Action to Increase ...
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73 Remove Unwanted Elements with a ContentAware
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Brush Stroke 160 74 Use the Patch Tool to Clone Contents to a New Area 162 75 Recompose a Photo with the ContentAware Move Tool 164 76 Sca...
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8Design with Text Effects
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86 Create a Custom Watermark to Protect Your Images
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87 Make Text Wrap around a Subject
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88 Warp Text for a Fun Effect
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89 Add Perspective to Text and Keep It Sharp
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90 Create a PhotoFilled Title
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10 Design a Custom Brush with Your Settings
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11 Load Optional Brush Sets for Better Painting
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12 Customize a Gradient to Suit Your Design
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13 Make Photoshop Take Notes for You
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14 Calibrate and Profile Your Monitor for Accurate Editing
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15 Turn On the Full Power of Photoshop with a Pen Tablet
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Work with Layers Selections and Masks 2
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16 Edit an Image with Added Layers and Blending Modes
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17 Organize the Layers Panel with Names and Colors
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18 Use Layer Filters to Quickly Find the Layer You Need
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19 Modify a Photo with an OnImage Adjustment Tool 42 20 Add Layers as Smart Objects for Flexible Changes 44 21 Apply Filters as Smart Filters f...
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23 Paint a Quick Mask to Make a Detailed Selection
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24 Select Just Skin Tones and Adjust Only the Faces
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25 Adjust a Selection with the Refine Edge Tool
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26 Blend Two Photos Together with an Automatic Layer Mask
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27 Use a Gradient Fill Layer to Improve Your Image
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28 Use AutoAlign and AutoBlend Layers to Combine Photos
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29 Create Photographic Designs with Vector Layers
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Retouch Portraits
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Enhance Colors Tone and Sharpness in Photos
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Process Photos in Camera
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66 Synchronize the White Balance for a Group of Images
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69 Create a Split Tone in Camera Raw for a Special Effect
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Make Magic with Digital Special Effects
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71 Apply a Photo Filter for Dynamic Adjustments
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72 Add a Vignette Effect to Focus on the Subject
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91 Create a Realistic Colored Shadow
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92 Design with Text and Graphics
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93 Format Text with Your Own Paragraph Style
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Create Digital Artwork from Photographs
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94 Make Any Photo Appear Sketched on the Paper
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95 Add Your Own Signature to Any Artwork
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96 Simulate a Painted Effect with a Filter
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97 Convert a Photo to a HighContrast Stylized Image
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98 Control the Colors to Posterize a Photo
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99 Set Up the Brushes and HUD for Your Art Projects
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100 Sketch Traditionally with Digital Brushes
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101 Create a Digital PenandInk Drawing
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102 Create a Pastel Drawing from a Photograph
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103 Change a Photograph into a PenandColoredWash Drawing
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104 Turn a Photo into a HandPainted Oil Painting
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105 Paint a Digital Watercolor
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Give Your Images a Professional Presentation
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106 Add a Quick Matte to a Photo with a Frame Action
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107 Make a Simple Line Frame from within a Photo
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108 Apply a Filter to Give a Photo an Artistic Edge
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109 Create a Realistic Matte to Frame Your Art
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110 Make a Photo Look like a Gallery Print
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111 Make a Contact Sheet of Your Photos
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112 Create a Slide Show Presentation
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113 Create a Web Photo Gallery
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Lynette Kent (Huntington Beach, CA) studied art and French at Stanford University, where she received a master’s degree. She taught at the high school and community college level before becoming an unconventional computer guru when she adopted the Mac in 1987. Lynette now writes books for John Wiley & Sons, articles on digital imaging and photography for ShootSmarter.com, and reviews for Design Tools Monthly. She also teaches and presents graphics-related hardware and software for technology companies, including Wacom, Adobe, G-Technology, and Digital Foci. Both a photographer and artist, Lynette enjoys traditional and digital painting and often blends these techniques with her photographs to create images. Lynette has written the Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks titles for Photoshop CS2, CS3, CS4, and CS5; Teach Yourself VISUALLY Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2; Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Leopard; and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Photography, 3rd Edition. In her nonexistent spare time, Lynette helps run the Adobe Technology Exchange of Southern California, a professional organization for photographers, graphic designers, and fine artists.

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