Photoshop CS6 is truly amazing, but it can also be overwhelming if you're just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop a breeze by explaining things in a friendly, conversational style - without technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you'll delve deep into Photoshop's secrets with expert tips and practical advice you can use every day. The important stuff you need to know: Learn your way around. Get a guided tour of Photoshop's beautiful new workspace. Unlock the magic. Discover the most practical ways to use layers, channels, masks, paths, and other tools. Fine-tune your images. Learn techniques for cropping, retouching, and combining photos. Play with color. Drain, change, and add color; and create gorgeous black-and-whites and duotones. Be artistic. Create original illustrations and paintings, use text and filters effectively, and edit video clips. Share your work. Produce great-looking images for print and the Web. Work smarter and faster. Automate common chores and install plug-ins for complex tasks.
Lesa Snider is an internationally acclaimed speaker and the author of Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual. She writes a monthly column for Photoshop User, Photoshop Elements Techniques, and Macworld magazines. In addition, Lesa is a stock photographer and chief evangelist for iStockphoto.com, and founder of the creative tutorial site www.GraphicReporter.com. Lesa has recorded many training videos including "From Photo to Graphic Art," "Practical Photoshop Elements," "Photoshop Elements for Photographers" (all at www.KelbyTraining.com), and "Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals" (www.Lynda.com). She teaches in the Denver/Boulder area for Mike's Camera (www.mikescamera.com) and hosts her own European River Cruise workshop, "Digital Photography on the Danube" (www.photocruisewithlesa.com). She also speaks at conferences such as Photoshop World, Mac Computer Expo, Macworld Expo, Geek Girl Boot Camp, Santa Fe Workshops, and a slew of Mac User Groups (she's a proud member of COMUG.com and NCMUG.org). You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.