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Step-by-Step Training Workbook

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book

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Print book shipments are delayed by approximately one week due to coronavirus. There are no delays for ebooks.

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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
  • 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.

Buy the Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book

Print book shipments are delayed by approximately one week due to coronavirus. There are no delays for ebooks.

We offer bulk order discounts