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Step-by-Step Training Workbook

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book

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In this book you'll be taken step-by-step through a variety of exercises that will show you how to retouch, color correct, and collage dozens of images.

Includes Downloadable Class Files (works on Mac & PC)
ISBN: 978-1-934624-82-1

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Section 1
Getting Started
  • Zooming
  • Scrolling
  • Getting Around
  • Tools
  • Copy & Paste
Photo Retouching
  • Selections
  • Healing Brush
  • Clone Stamp
  • Red-Eye tool
Replacing Backgrounds
  • Magic Wand
  • Image Compositing
Annual Report Cover
  • Selecting
  • Feathering
  • Layers
  • Using Type
Section 2
Selecting with Quick Masks
  • Quick Masks
  • Magic Wand
Creating Shadows and Layers
  • Layers
  • Drop Shadows
3D Type Shadow
  • Drop Shadows
  • Layers
  • Transform
Ghosting Part of An Image
  • Layers
  • Opacity
Fill Opacity & Effects
  • Opacity
  • Fill Opacity
  • Effects
  • Fill
Using the Adobe Bridge
  • Navigation
  • Renaming
  • Deleting
  • Rotating
Section 3
Creating Tiling Patterns
  • Patterns
  • Offset
  • Deleting/Resetting Patterns
Cropping, Resizing and Blending
  • Patterns
  • Selections
  • Gradient Tool
Preparing Digital Photos for Print
  • Image Size
  • Resampling
  • Saving as PSD
  • Saving as TIFF
  • Document Size
  • Preparing for Print
Saving Photos for the Web as JPEG
  • Saving for the Web
  • Save as JPEG
  • Image Size
  • Resampling
Saving Graphics for the Web as GIF/PNG
  • Comparing GIF and PNG
  • Web Transparency
Section 4
Color Correction Using Color Balance
  • Color Correction with Adjustment Layers
  • Color Balance
  • Brightness/Contrast
Color Correction Using Levels
  • Color Correction with Adjustment Layers
  • Levels
  • Setting White, Black, and Gray Points
Color Correction Using Curves
  • Color Correction with Adjustment Layers
  • Curves
  • Setting White, Black, and Gray Points
  • Shadow/Highlight
  • Smart Objects
  • Layer Masks
Section 5
Sharpening Photos
  • Smart Sharpen
Special Effects with Type & Clipping Masks
  • Masking with Type
  • Clipping Masks
Paths and Pen
  • Pen Tool
  • Paths
Using Clipping Paths for Silhouettes
  • Clipping Paths
  • Pen Tool
  • Importing into InDesign/QuarkXPress
Using Layer Masks for Silhouettes
  • Layer Masks
  • Selection Techniques
  • Magnetic Lasso
  • Refine Edge
  • Color Fill
Section 6
Using Filters for Special Effects
  • Motion & Radial Blur
  • Layers
  • Loading Selections
Brochure Part I
  • Guides
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Layer Styles
  • Blending Modes
Brochure Part II
  • Smart Objects
  • Layer Masks
  • Transform
  • Group Layers
  • Curves
  • Bevel and Emboss
Brochure Part III
  • Text
  • Smart Objects
  • Layer Masks
  • Layer Groups
  • Layer Styles
  • Gradients
  • Fill Opacity
Bonus Exercises
Matching Backgrounds
  • Match Color
  • Magic Wand
  • Luminance
  • Quick Mask
  • Calculate Colors
Preparing Line Art for Print
  • Bitmap
  • Line Art
  • Threshold
  • Image Size
  • Resolution
  • Filters
That’s a Moiré
  • Moiré
  • Halftone
  • Sharpen
  • Scanned Images from Newspapers, Books, or Magazines
Layer Masks and Collages
  • Layer Masks
  • Selections
  • Gradients
More Layer Masks and Collages
Using Layer Masks to Save Photographs
  • Blending Modes
  • Layer Masks
  • Gradients
  • Correcting Exposure
Reference Material
Understanding Color
File Formats — Quick Reference Feature List
Useful Keyboard Shortcuts: Windows
Useful Keyboard Shortcuts: Mac

Examples of What You Learn

  • Use Adjustment Layers to correct contrast, color, and saturation.

  • Learn to swap different backgrounds and match their color.

  • Learn to unlock the hidden potential of Curves.

  • Learn how to bring out lost details and correct exposure.

  • Properly adjust color balance.

  • Learn Masking with Type and Clipping Masks.

  • Combine text and photos with textures, vector shapes, type layers, and more.

  • Use filters to simulate motion and make images “pop”.

Why Our Books Are Unique

Our books are packed with step-by-step exercises that walk you through projects. You’ll learn by doing exercises, not reading long explanations. The goal is to give you hands-on practice with the program, getting you started quickly with the things that are most important for real life work.

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