Adobe Photoshop CS6 on Demand

Adobe Photoshop CS6 on Demand

By: Perspection, Inc. (author), Steve Johnson (author)Paperback

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Need answers quickly? Adobe Photoshop CS6 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. Numbered Steps guide you through each task See Also points you to related information in the book Did You Know alerts you to tips and techniques Illustrations with matching steps Tasks are presented on one or two pages Inside the Book * Improve productivity with the CS6 adjustable interface and templates * Use automatic saving options for better efficiency and protection * Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects * Use more precise color correction to enhance a photo * Use content-aware options for scaling and fill * Create eye-catching images with special effect filters * Transform plain text into a showstopping image * Create character and paragraph styles to manage and use text * Transform video in Photoshop justlike an image * Create and manipulate 3D models using presets and custom options Bonus Online Content Register your book at to gain access to: * Workshops and related files * Keyboard shortcuts Visit the author site: perspection. com

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Steve Johnson has written more than 70 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Adobe Flash Professional CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Macintosh, and Apple Mac OS X Lion. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys coaching baseball, playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. Steve and his family live in Northern California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.


Introduction xix 1 Getting Started with Photoshop CS6 1 Installing Photoshop 2 New! Starting Photoshop 4 Viewing the Photoshop Window 6 New! Showing and Hiding Panels 7 Working with Panels 8 Working with Photoshop Tools 10 New! Creating a New Document 12 Selecting Color Modes and Resolution 13 Creating a New Document Using Presets 14 Working with Non-Square Pixels 15 Opening Images 16 Inserting Images in a Document 17 Importing Raw Data from a Digital Camera 18 New! Working with Smart Objects 20 Changing Image Size and Resolution 22 New! Checking for Updates and Patches 24 New! Getting Help While You Work 26 Saving a Document 28 New! Using the Status Bar 30 New! Closing a Document 31 Finishing Up 32 2 Understanding Navigation and Measurement Systems 33 Changing the View Size with the Navigator Panel 34 New! Changing the View Area with the Navigator Panel 35 Changing the Color of the Navigator Panel View Box 36 Changing the Screen Display Mode 37 New! Changing the View with the Zoom Tool 38 New! Increasing or Decreasing Magnification 40 Moving Images in the Document Window 41 Working with Multiple Documents 42 Working with One Image in Multiple Windows 43 Moving Layers Between Documents 44 Creating Notes 45 Working with the Info Panel 46 New! Changing How the Info Panel Measures Color 47 Working with Rulers 48 Creating Tool Presets 50 3 Customizing the Way You Work 51 Optimizing Photoshop 52 Setting General Preferences 54 New! Setting File Handling Preferences 56 New! Setting Interface Preferences 58 New! Setting Cursors Preferences 60 Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences 61 Working with Units & Rulers 62 Working with Guides, Grid & Slices 64 Setting Plug-Ins Preferences 66 New! Selecting Scratch Disks 67 Allocating Memory & Image Cache 68 New! Setting Type Preferences 70 New! Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager 71 New! Using and Customizing Workspaces 72 New! Building Specialized Workspaces 74 New! Creating a Customized User Interface 75 Defining Shortcut Keys 76 4 Mastering the Art of Selection 77 Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool 78 New! Using the Elliptical Marquee Tool 79 New! Using the Single Row and Single Column Marquee Tools 80 New! Using the Lasso Marquee Tool 81 New! Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool 82 New! Using the Polygonal Lasso Tool 84 New! Using the Quick Selection Tool 85 Using the Magic Wand Tool 86 New! Selecting by Color Range 87 New! Refining a Selection Edge 88 New! Modifying an Existing Selection 90 Working with an Existing Selection 92 New! Copying and Pasting a Selection 93 Using Channels to Create and Store Selections 94 Using Free Transform and Transform 96 Using the Crop Tool 98 New! Using the Perspective Crop Tool 100 New! Using Content-Aware Scaling 101 Using Content-Aware Fill 102 Using Content-Aware Patch 104 New! Using Content-Aware Move and Extend 105 New! Using the Puppet Warp 106 5 Working with Layers 107 Understanding the Layers Panel 108 New! Defining Layer Designations and Attributes 109 New! Creating a New Layer 110 Selecting Layers 112 New! Creating a Layer Group 113 New! Creating a Selection from a Layer 114 Creating a Layer from a Selection 115 Converting a Background into a Layer 116 Controlling Image Information Using the Layers Panel 118 New! Filtering Layers in the Layers Panel 119 New! Using Merge Layer Options 120 Linking and Unlinking Layers 121 Aligning and Combining Layers 122 Working with Layer Blending Modes 124 New! Setting Layer Opacity 125 New! Duplicating a Layer 126 Deleting Layers 127 Moving Layers Between Documents 128 Working with the Layer Comps Panel 129 Exporting Layers as Files 130 Setting Layers Panel Options 131 Using Smart Guides to Align Layers 132 New! 6 Working with the History Panel 133 Setting History Panel Options 134 Working with Linear and Non-Linear History 136 Controlling the Creative Process with Snapshots 138 Duplicating a History State in Another Document 139 Saving the History State of a Document 140 Reviewing the History State Text File 141 Combining the History Brush with a History State 142 Using the Art History Brush 144 Changing the Eraser Tool into the History Brush 145 Controlling History States 146 New! 7 Working with Adjustment Layers, Filters, and Tools 147 Creating an Adjustment Layer 148 New! Modifying an Adjustment Layer 149 New! Merging Adjustment Layers 150 Creating a Temporary Composite Image 151 Controlling Adjustment Layers with Clipping Groups 152 New! Deleting an Adjustment Layer 153 Using Blending Modes and Opacity with Layers 154 New! Using Masks with Adjustment Layers 156 Creating Masks with Selections 157 Using the Add Noise Filter 158 Using the Reduce Noise Filter 159 Keeping Proper Perspective with Vanishing Point 160 Working with the Lens Correction Filter 162 Using the Box, Surface, and Shape Blur Filters 164 Using the Gaussian Blur and Despeckle Filters 166 Using the Unsharp Mask Filter 167 Using the Smart Sharpen Filter 168 Using Sharpen, Blur and Smudge Tools 170 Using the Clone Stamp Tool 171 Setting Up Multiple Clone Sources 172 Using the Dodge and Burn Tools 173 Using the Healing Brush and Patch Tools 174 Working with the Spot Healing Brush 176 Working with the Red Eye Tool 177 Controlling Tonal Range 178 New! Working with the Histogram Panel 180 8 Understanding Colors and Channels 181 Working with 8-, 16-, and 32-Bit Images 182 Working with the Channels Panel 184 Working with Color Modes 185 Understanding the RGB Color Mode 186 Understanding the CMYK Color Mode 187 Understanding the Grayscale Color Mode 188 Understanding the Bitmap Color Mode 189 Understanding the Indexed Color Mode 190 Understanding the Lab Color Mode 192 Understanding the Duotone Color Mode 193 Using the Multichannel Color Mode 194 Using the Replace Color Adjustment 195 Working with the Color Panel 196 Working with the Swatches Panel 198 Using the Stroke and Fill Commands 200 New! Creating Spot Color Channels 202 Using the Auto Contrast and Auto Color Commands 203 Using Levels Adjustment Commands 204 New! Using the Exposure Adjustment 205 Using Curves and Color Adjustments 206 New! Adjusting Hue and Saturation 208 Adjusting Vibrance 209 Using the Selective Color Adjustment 210 Using the Channel Mixer Adjustment 211 Using the Gradient Map Adjustment 212 Using the Photo Filter Adjustment 213 Using the Invert and Equalize Commands 214 Using the Threshold and Posterize Adjustments 215 Using the HDR Toning Adjustment 216 Using the Shadows/Highlights Adjustment 218 Using the Black & White Adjustment 219 Using the Match Color Adjustment 220 9 Using the Paint, Shape Drawing, and Eraser Tools 221 Selecting Foreground and Background Colors 222 New! Using the Brush and Brush Presets Panel 224 New! Modifying the Brush Presets Panel 225 Selecting Brush Tip Sets 226 Adjusting Brush Tips 227 New! Adjusting Bristle Brush Tips 228 Creating Customized Brush Tips 229 Saving Customized Brush Tips 230 Working with the Brush and Airbrush Tools 231 Working with the Mixer Brush Tool 232 Working with the Pencil Tool 233 Working with Auto Erase 234 Working with the Line Tool 235 New! Working with the Shape Tool 236 New! Working with the Custom Shape Tool 237 Working with Shape Layers 238 New! Arranging Shape Layers 240 New! Creating a Custom Shape 241 Saving Custom Shape Sets 242 Using the Paint Bucket Tool 243 Working with the Eraser Tools 244 Working with the Magic Eraser Tool 246 Creating and Applying Gradients 247 Creating and Saving Customized Gradients 248 Using the Color Replacement Tool 250 10 Creating Masks 251 Understanding Layer and Vector Masks 252 Creating a Layer Mask 253 Using Paint Tools with Layer Masks 254 Using Selections to Generate Complex Layer Masks 255 Using Layer Masks to Generate Soft Transparency 256 Creating Unique Layer Mask Effects 257 Creating a Vector Mask 258 Modifying Layer and Vector Masks 259 Creating Channel Masks 260 Creating Channel Masks from Scratch 261 Modifying Channel Mask Options 262 Creating Channel Masks from Selections 263 Making Channel Masks from Native Color Channels 264 Loading Channel Masks from Selections 266 Moving Channel Masks Between Documents 268 Combining Channel Masks 269 Using the Quick Mask Mode 270 Working with Quick Mask Options 271 Modifying Selections with Quick Mask Mode 272 11 Using the Paths Panel 273 Understanding Vector and Raster Images 274 Converting a Selection into a Path 275 Working with Pen Tools 276 Creating Paths Using the Freeform Pen Tool 278 Using the Magnetic Option with the Freeform Pen Tool 279 Adding and Deleting Anchor Points 280 Modifying Anchor Points 282 Modifying Existing Direction Lines 284 Converting Straight Points and Curved Points 285 Working with Clipping Paths 286 Filling an Area of an Image Using Paths 288 New! Stroking an Area of an Image Using Paths 289 Creating Shapes as Paths 290 Exporting Paths to Adobe Illustrator 291 Exporting Paths Using the Export Method 292 12 Working with Layer Styles 293 Understanding Layer Styles 294 Adding a Layer Style 295 New! Creating and Modifying a Drop Shadow 296 Working with Bevel and Emboss 298 Working with Contour and Texture 300 Applying a Color Overlay 302 Using the Stroke Layer Style 303 Using Pattern Overlays 304 Working with Outer Glow and Inner Shadow 306 Applying an Inner Glow Style 308 Creating Customized Layer Styles 310 Creating Customized Styles Using the Styles Panel 312 Moving Existing Layer Styles 314 13 Getting Creative with Type 315 Using Standard Type Tools 316 New! Working with Type Options 318 New! Working with the Character Panel 320 New! Working with the Paragraph Panel 322 New! Setting Anti-aliasing Options 323 New! Using the Warp Text Option 324 New! Working with Text Styles 326 New! Using Spell Check 328 Finding and Replacing Text 329 New! Using the Rasterize Type Command 330 New! Creating Work Paths and Shapes from Type Layers 331 New! Creating Shape Layers 332 New! Creating a Type Mask 333 Isolating Image Pixels Using a Type Mask 334 Creating Chiseled Type with a Type Mask 336 New! Using Masks to Generate Special Effects 338 Creating and Modifying Text on a Path 340 14 Manipulating Images with Filters 341 Working with the Filter Gallery 342 New! Creating and Working with Smart Filters 344 Applying Multiple Filters to an Image 345 Modifying Images with Liquify 346 New! Working with Liquify Tool Options 348 New! Working with Liquify Mask Options 350 New! Working with Liquify View Options 351 New! Creating a Liquify Mesh 352 New! Applying a Liquify Mesh 353 New! Using the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter 354 New! Using the Oil Paint Filter 356 New! Using the Lighting Effects Filter 357 New! Using the Blur Filter Gallery 358 New! Using the Lens Blur Filter 360 Working with Photo Filters 362 Blending Modes and Filter Effects 363 Building Custom Patterns 364 Applying a Fade Effect 366 Controlling Filters Using Selections 367 Using a Channel Mask to Control Filter Effects 368 Protecting Images with Watermarks 370 Viewing Various Filter Effects 372 15 Automating Your Work with Actions 375 Examining the Actions Panel 376 New! Building a New Action 378 Recording an Action 379 New! Adding a Stop to an Action 380 Controlling the Playback of a Command 381 Adding a Command to an Action 382 Deleting a Command from an Action 383 Working with Modal Controls in an Action 384 Changing the Order of Commands in an Action 385 Copying an Action 386 Running an Action Inside an Action 387 Saving Actions into Sets 388 Saving Actions as Files 389 Moving and Copying Actions Between Sets 390 Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action 391 Using Enhanced Scripting 392 Enhancing the Process with Droplets 394 Using a Droplet 396 16 Controlling Image Output 397 Setting Document Print Options 398 New! Setting Print Output Options 400 Setting Print Color Management Options 402 Printing a Document in Macintosh 404 Printing a Document in Windows 406 Changing Printer Settings 407 Printing One Copy 408 Understanding File Formats 409 New! Saving a Document with a Different File Format 410 Inserting File Information into a Document 412 Understanding File Compression 414 Preparing Clip Art for the Web 416 Preparing a Photograph for the Web 418 New! Preparing an Image for the Press 420 Preparing an Image for an Inkjet or Laser Printer 422 Understanding Monitor, Image, and Device Resolution 424 17 Working with Automate Commands 425 Working with Batch File Processing 426 Working with Conditional Mode Change 428 Cropping and Straightening Photos 429 Converting a Multi-Page PDF to PSD 430 Creating a PDF Document 432 Creating a Contact Sheet 434 New! Creating Panoramic Images 436 New! Processing Lens Correction 438 Merging Images to HDR Pro 440 Processing Multiple Image Files 442 Adjusting an Image Fit Size 444 18 Managing Color from Monitor to Print 445 Producing Consistent Color 446 Calibrating Using Hardware and Software 447 Setting Up Soft-Proof Colors 448 Changing from Additive (RGB) to Subtractive (CMYK) 450 Working with Rendering Intents 451 Printing a Hard Proof 452 New! Working with Color Management 454 New! Embedding ICC Color Profiles 456 Assigning a Different Profile to a Document 457 Converting Document Colors to Another Profile 458 Using Hue/Saturation for Out-Of-Gamut Colors 460 Using the Sponge Tool for Out-Of-Gamut Colors 462 Working with the Out-Of-Gamut Warning 464 19 Designing for the Web and Devices 465 Saving for the Web 466 Working with Save for Web Options 468 Optimizing an Image to File Size 469 Working with Web File Formats 470 Optimizing a JPEG Document 472 Optimizing a GIF Document 474 Optimizing a PNG-8 Document 476 Optimizing a PNG-24 Document 478 Optimizing a WBMP Document 479 Slicing Images the Easy Way 480 Working with Slices 482 Arranging Slices 484 Saving a Sliced Image for the Web 486 Adding HTML Text or an URL Link to a Slice 488 Defining and Editing Web Data Variables 490 Exporting an Image to Zoomify 492 20 Working with Video 493 Opening Video Files and Image Sequences 494 New! Creating a Video Layer 495 New! Modifying a Video Layer 496 New! Creating a Video Group 498 New! Adding Text to a Video Layer 499 New! Splitting a Video Layer 500 New! Cloning Video Layer Content 501 Adding a Transition to a Video Layer 502 New! Adding Audio to a Video Layer 503 New! Creating an Animation 504 New! Working with Animation 506 New! Exporting Directly to Video 508 New! Creating an Image from a Video 510 New! 21 Extending Photoshop 511 Counting Objects in an Image 512 Taking Measurements in an Image 514 Setting 3D Preferences 516 New! Creating 3D Models 518 New! Creating 3D Models Using Preset Shapes 520 New! Viewing the 3D Workspace 521 New! Modifying 3D Models 522 New! Creating 3D Text 524 New! Adjusting Light with 3D Models 525 New! Rendering and Saving 3D Models 526 New! 22 Working Together with Adobe Programs 527 Exploring Adobe Programs 528 Exploring Adobe Bridge 529 Getting Started with Adobe Bridge 530 New! Getting Photos from a Digital Camera 531 Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera 532 New! Modifying Images in Camera Raw 534 New! Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge 536 Setting Preferences in Adobe Bridge 538 New! Applying Image Adjustments 540 Creating a Web Photo Gallery 541 Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge 542 Using Mini Bridge 543 Working with Adobe Media Encoder 544 New! Working with Adobe Extension Manager 546 New! Scripting with Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 547 New! New Features 549 New! Adobe Certification 555 Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) 555 Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) 558 Index 561

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/05/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780789749338
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9780789749338
  • weight: 1016
  • ISBN10: 0789749335

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