Photoshop CS6: Essential Skills

ISBN-10: 0240522680
ISBN-13: 9780240522685
Edition: 2013
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Combining real word examples, step-by-step projects and professional advice, Photoshop CS6: Essential Skills provides you with the ultimate learning experience. Written by two internationally recognized authors and Adobe Photoshop Ambassadors, this book and DVD package gives you a guided tour of everything you need to know to master image editing and achieve stunning results.Broken into three parts, this self-study guide to Photoshop covers all the foundation skills to get you started, before moving on to more advanced image editing and photomontage techniques to develop you skills even further. A complete section of step-by-step imaging projects and the 12+ hours of DVD video tutorials will hone your image editing skills to give you professional quality results.Clear instruction and step-by-step projects give you all the skills you need, regardless of experience levelTakes you through the features and techniques needed to retouch, enhance and montage your photographs, with guidance on developing an efficient workflow from capture to printDVD with more than 12 hours of movie tutorials and supporting files to accompany the practical projects

Galer is a Photography Lecturer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Jane Alexander is a journalist and writer specializing in natural health and holistic living. She is known for her writing on all aspects of alternative and complementary health care; self-help; psychology; and mind/body/spirit. She lives in a remote farmhouse in Exmoor National Park in the UK.Philip Andrews has written extensively on digital photography, traditional photography, & multimedia for many magazines & newspapers, including "Amateur Photographer", "British Journal of Photography", Practical Photography", & "Digital Photo & Design".

foundation module
Introduction
A structured learning approach
Supporting DVD
Research and resources
Essential information
What's new for CS6
A new look and a new direction
Bridge
Introduction
The CS6 version of Bridge
Setting up Bridge
Using Bridge
Using Bridge to access the project resources
Workflow
Introduction
A few key concepts before we start…
Foundation Project 1
Image capture - Step 1
Downloading files - Step 2
Image management - Step 3
Image processing steps
Rotating and cropping an image - Step 4
Color adjustments - Step 5
Tonal adjustments - Step 6
Cleaning an image - Step 7
Sharpening an image - Step 8
Setting "workflow Options - Step 9
Applying changes to multiple files - Step 10
Outputting processed files - Step 11
Saving, duplicating and resizing for web - Step 12
Raw Processing
Introduction
Processing Raw data
Foundation Project 2
Lens corrections - Step 1
Straighten, crop and size - Step 2
Color space - Step 3
Choosing a bit depth - Step 4
White balance - Step 5
Global tonal adjustments - Step 6
Controlling saturation and vibrance - Step 7
Localized correction - Step 8
Grayscale conversion and toning - Step 9
Adding special effects - Step 10
Noise reduction and sharpening - Step 11
Output options - Step 12
Foundation Project 3
Preliminary enhancements - Step 1
Add Graduated Filter effect - Step 2
Adjust the Graduated Filter effect - Step 3
Reclaim some of the filtered detail - Step 4
Add a film-like grain effect - Step 5
Digital exposure
Adjusting exposure in ACR
Foundation Project 4
Dust on the sensor - batch removal
Archiving Raw files as digital negatives
Fine Print
Introduction
The problem and the solution
Prepare your print workshop
Prepare your monitor
Prepare your inkjet printer
Select appropriate color setting
Obtain a profile target
Print the target using Adobe� Color Print Utility
Alternative: Printing a target from Photoshop
Adjust the printer settings
Create and install custom profile
Tag images with the Adobe RGB profile
Test your color managed workflow
Make printer presets
Assessing the test print for accuracy
Preserving shadow detail
Soft Proofing
Printing using a professional lab
Digital Basics - DVD Chapter 1
Introduction
Channels and modes
Levels
Hue, Saturation and Brightness
Color and light overview
Bit depth
File size
File formats
Image compression
Resolution
Image size
Interpolation
Digital Darkroom - DVD Chapter 2
Digital setup
Monitor settings
Choosing a workspace
Getting started with Photoshop
Settings and preferences
Navigation and viewing modes
Rulers and guides
Advanced skills module
Layers and Channels
Introduction
Layers overview
Layer types
Channels
Adjustment and filter layers and editing quality
Layer masks and editing adjustments
Selections
Introduction
Selection tools overview
Shape-based selections with the Marquee tools
Drawn selections using the Lasso tools
Customizing your selections
Refining selections
Refine Edge in action
Saving and loading selections
Feather and anti-alias
Defringe and Matting
Quick Mask or Refine Edge
'Color Range'
Channel masking
Tone-based selections and masks
Selections from paths
Filters
Introduction
The 'Smart' way to filter
The Filter Gallery
Fade Filter command
Improving filter performance
Installing and using third party niters
Filtering a shape, text or vector layer
The great filter roundup
Liquify filter
Vanishing Point
Adaptive Wide Angle
Lighting Effects Gallery
Blur Gallery
Correcting lens distortion with niters
Noise filters
Sharpen filters
Texture filters
Other filters
Filter DLY
Layer Blends
Introduction
The 'Darken' group
The 'Lighten group
The 'Overlay' group
Difference and Exclusion
Hue, Saturation and Color
Luminosity
imaging projects module
Retouching Projects
Standard edit in ACR - Project 1
Extreme contrast edits in ACR - Project 2
Tone Curves and luminosity masks - Project 3
Black and White in ACR - Project 4
Lens corrections - Project 5
Working spaces - Project 6
Clone and stamp - Project 7
Gradients and vignettes - Project 8
Composite Projects
Refine Edge - Project 1
Refine Edge (take two) - Project 2
Paths, masks and blend modes - Project 3
Replacing a sky - Project 4
Composite studio lighting and action - Project 5
Preserving shadows - Project 6
Replacing a studio background - Project 7
High Dynamic Range (HDR) - Project 8
HDR problems and solutions - Project 9
Photomerge - Project 10
Vertical panoramas - Project 11
Special Effects
Smooth Tone technique - Project 1
High Impact - Project 2
Color Grading - Project 3
Reduced Depth of Field - Project 4
Tilt-Shift effect - Project 5
Faux Holga - Project 6
Lens Flare effect - Project 7
Split-grade blur and split tone - Project 8
Borders and textures - Project 9
Glossary
Keyboard Shortcuts
Web Links
Index

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