Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals

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Peachpit Press, Jul 19, 2012 - Computers - 320 pages
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Photoshop is the foundation of every digital career. Many users think they know it, but in truth they have gaping holes in their training. This book covers what a professional truly needs to know about Photoshop. For students this book offers a chance to explore the program interactively. For professionals it provides a chance to add to their skill base. The book cuts though the clutter and is unique, focusing not just on digital photography, but also the Web, graphic design, and video.

Readers will learn the essentials in correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting photos as well as work on specific projects/exercises. Coverage of exciting C6 features includes: Content Aware Move, Blur Gallery, Video Editing, Nondestructive Cropping, Text Styles, Oil Paint, and many performance enhancements and shortcuts.

The full-color book includes hand-on exercises and practice images as well as 109 new video training tutorials that expand on the lessons in the book.

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Contents

Chapter 1 Digital Imaging Essentials
1
Chapter 2 Photoshops Interface
11
Chapter 3 Acquiring Digital Images
25
Chapter 4 Sizing Digital Images
37
Chapter 5 Selection Tools and Techniques
55
Chapter 6 Painting and Drawing Tools
79
Chapter 7 Layer Masking
107
Chapter 8 Compositing with Layers
119
Chapter 10 Color Correction and Enhancement
145
Chapter 11 Repairing and Improving Photos
179
Chapter 12 Using the Type Tool
209
Chapter 13 Layer Styles
227
Chapter 14 Maximizing Filters
239
Chapter 15 Actions and Automation
247
Chapter 16 Printing PDF and Specialized File Types
273
Index
295

Chapter 9 Using Blending Modes
137

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