Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies

Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies

by Barbara Obermeier


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Everything you need to know about Photoshop CS6 packed into one For Dummies guide

Photoshop is the world’s most popular image editing software, with more than four million users worldwide. Professional photographers, graphic designers, and web designers as well as photo hobbyists need to learn the fundamentals and master the newest features of Photoshop CS6. This complete all-in-one reference makes it easy, with eight self-contained minibooks covering each aspect of Photoshop.

  • Helps you familiarize yourself with the latest Photoshop tools and features and find your way around the desktop, menus, panels, and more
  • This full-color guide includes eight self-contained minibooks: Photoshop Fundamentals; Image Essentials; Selections; Painting, Drawing, and Typing; Working with Layers; Channels and Masks; Filters and Distortions; Retouching, Restoring, and Printing
  • Covers all the basics for beginners as well as advanced techniques, like  managing color, modifying and transforming selections and paths, making corrections with filters, using the liquefy command, trying out  Photomerge and merge to HDR pro, preparing graphics for print or the web, creating contact sheets and picture packages, and more

From Photoshop fundamentals to dynamic digital imaging techniques, Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies has your creative needs covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118174562
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Series: For Dummies Books
Pages: 768
Sales rank: 560,743
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California specializing in print and web design. She is currently a faculty member in the School of Design at Brooks Institute.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Photoshop Fundamentals 7

Chapter 1: Examining the Photoshop Environment 9

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools Panel 27

Chapter 3: Starting, Finishing, and Getting It on Paper 41

Chapter 4: Viewing and Navigating Images 61

Chapter 5: Customizing Your Workspace and Preferences 101

Book II: Image Essentials 129

Chapter 1: Specifying Size and Resolution 131

Chapter 2: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats 151

Chapter 3: Using and Managing Color 177

Chapter 4: Time Travel — Undoing in Photoshop 207

Chapter 5: Creating Actions for Productivity and Fun 221

Book III: Selections 235

Chapter 1: Making Selections 237

Chapter 2: Creating and Working with Paths 257

Chapter 3: Modifying and Transforming Selections and Paths 281

Book IV: Painting, Drawing, and Typing 301

Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Photoshop 303

Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking 331

Chapter 3: Creating and Editing Type 349

Book V: Working with Layers 383

Chapter 1: Creating Layers 385

Chapter 2: Managing Layers 419

Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes 439

Chapter 4: Getting Jazzy with Layer Styles and Clipping Groups 457

Book VI: Channels and Masks 493

Chapter 1: Using Channels 495

Chapter 2: Quick-and-Dirty Masking 513

Chapter 3: Getting Exact with Advanced Masking Techniques 527

Book VII: Filters and Distortions 547

Chapter 1: Making Corrections with Daily Filters 549

Chapter 2: Applying Filters for Special Occasions 575

Chapter 3: Distorting with the Liquify Command 603

Book VIII: Retouching, Restoring, and Printing 615

Chapter 1: Enhancing Images with Adjustments 617

Chapter 2: Repairing with Focus and Toning Tools 663

Chapter 3: Fixing Flaws and Removing What's Not Wanted 675

Chapter 4: Prepping Graphics for Print 699

Bonus Chapters On the Web

Bonus Chapter 1: Prepping Web Graphics BC1

Bonus Chapter 2: Slicing Web Images BC29

Bonus Chapter 3: Other Sources of Information BC43

Bonus Chapter 4: Using Photomerge and Merge to HDR Pro BC51

Index 715

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