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Photoshop CC Visual QuickStart Guide

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ISBN-10: 0321929527

ISBN-13: 9780321929525

Edition: 2014

Authors: Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas

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This best-selling guide from authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas has been the go-to tutorial and reference book for photography/design professionals and the textbook of choice in college classrooms for decades. This edition includes their trademark features of clear, concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of full-color images; screen captures of program features; and supplemental tips and sidebars in every chapter.   Among the new CC features covered in this extensively updated guide are: Smart Sharpen, Adobe Camera Raw as filter, intelligent upscaling, multi-shape and path selection, and camera shake reduction. New and updated Photoshop CC features are clearly marked with…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 6/27/2013
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.94" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Color Management
Launching Photoshop
Photoshop color
Introduction to color management
Calibrating your display
Choosing a color space for Photoshop
Synchronizing color settings among Adobe applications
Customizing the color policies for Photoshop
Installing and saving custom color settings
Acquiring printer profiles
Changing a document's color profile
Creating Files
Calculating the correct file resolution
Creating a new, blank document
Creating document presets
Editing 16-bit files in Photoshop
Saving your document*
Using the Status bar
Ending a work session
Launching Adobe Bridge*
Downloading photos from a camera
Features of the Bridge window
Choosing a workspace for Bridge
Previewing images in Bridge
Opening files from Bridge into Photoshop
Customizing the Bridge window
Saving custom workspaces
Resetting the Bridge workspaces
Assigning keywords to files
Rating and labeling thumbnails
Rearranging and sorting thumbnails
Filtering thumbnails
Using thumbnail stacks
Managing files using Bridge
Searching for files
Creating and using collections
Using Mini Bridge
Exporting the Bridge cache
Camera Raw
Why use Camera Raw?
Opening photos into Camera Raw*
The Camera Raw tools*
Cropping and straightening photos
Choosing default workflow settings
Using the Camera Raw tabs
Using the Basic tab
Using the Tone Curve tab
Using the Detail tab
Using the HSL/Grayscale tab
Using the Adjustment Brush tool
Using the Split Toning tab
Using the Lens Corrections tab*
Using the Effects tab
Using the Graduated Filter tool
Using the Radial Fitter tool *
Using the Spot Removal tool *
Saving and applying Camera Raw settings
Synchronizing Camera Raw settings
Converting, opening, and saving Camera Raw files
Using the Application frame
Tiling multiple documents
Changing the zoom level*
Rotating the canvas view
Changing the screen mode
Choosing a workspace
Configuring the panels
Saving custom workspaces
Resetting workspaces
Using the Options bar
Panels & Presets
The Photoshop panel icons
The Photoshop panels that are used in this book*
Choosing basic brush settings*
Managing presets via the pickers and panels
Exporting and importing presets*
Using the Preset Manager
Creating tool presets
Pixel Basics
Changing the document resolution and/or dimensions*
Changing the canvas size
Cropping an image*
Cropping multiple images *
Straightening a crooked image
Flipping or rotating an image
Layer Essentials
Creating layers
Selecting layers
Restacking layers
Creating Layer groups *
Deleting layers and groups
Hiding and showing layers
Repositioning layer content
Changing the layer opacity
Using the lock options
Choosing Layers panel options
Filtering listings on the Layers panel *
Merging layers
Flattening layers
Selections & Masks
Creating layer-based selections
Using the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee tools
Using two of the lasso tools
Deselecting and reselecting selections
Deleting or filling a selection
Moving a selection border
Moving selection contents
Using the Quick Selection tool
Using the Magic Wand tool
Inverting a selection
Using the Color Range command *
Hiding and showing the selection border
Creating a frame-shaped selection
Saving and loading selections
Refining selection edges
Using Quick Masks
Creating layer masks
Editing masks
Working with masks
Choosing History panel options
Changing history states
Deleting, purging, and clearing history states
Using snapshots
Creating documents from history states
Using Color
Choosing colors in Photoshop
Using the Color Picker*
Choosing colors from a library
Using the Color panel
Using the Swatches panel*
Using the Eyedropper tool
Copying colors as hexadecimals
Choosing a blending mode
Creating a Solid Color fill layer
Creating a Gradient fill layer
Creating and editing a gradient preset
Using the Gradient tool
Creating custom and scripted patterns
Creating adjustment layers
Editing adjustment layer settings
Saving adjustment presets
Merging and deleting adjustment layers
Editing an adjustment layer mask
Using the Histogram panel
Applying a Levels adjustment
Applying a Brightness/Contrast adjustment
Applying a Photo Filter adjustment
Applying an auto correction
Applying a Color Balance adjustment
Applying a Hue/Saturation adjustment
Applying a Vibrance adjustment
Applying a Curves adjustment
Applying a Black & White adjustment
Tinting an image via a Gradient Map adjustment
Applying the Shadows/Highlights command
Dodging and burning with paint
Applying the Merge to HDR Pro command*
Screening back a layer using Levels
Combining Images
Using the Clipboard
Drag-copying a selection on a layer
Drag-copying a selection or layer between files with the Move tool
Drag-copying layers between files via the Layers panel
Creating a layered document from file thumbnails
Creating Smart Objects
Editing Smart Objects
Replacing Smart Objects
Combining multiple "exposures"
Fading the edge of a layer via a gradient in a layer mask
Aligning and distributing layers
Using the Clone Stamp tool and the Clone Source panel
Using the Photomerge command
Using the Auto-Align Layers command
Using Smart Guides, ruler guides, and the grid
Using the Brush tool *
Customizing a brush
Managing brush presets
Using the Mixer Brush tool
Using the Eraser tool
Using the History Brush tool
Using the Match Color command
Using the Replace Color command
Using the Color Replacement tool
Whitening teeth or eyes
Using the Red Eye tool
Using the Healing Brush tool
Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
Healing areas with the Patch tool
Smoothing skin and other surfaces
Retouching by cloning
Applying a Content-Aware fill
Using the Content-Aware Move tool
Removing an image element with the Patch tool
Applying the Lens Blur filter
Applying the Field Blur, Iris Blur, and Tilt-Shift filters*
Applying the Lens Correction filter
Applying the Motion Blur filter
Using the Sharpen tool
Applying the Smart Sharpen filter*
Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
Applying the Shake Reduction filter *
Fun with Layers
Using clipping masks
Blending layers
Applying transformations
Applying Content-Aware scaling
Applying the Puppet Warp command
Using the Liquify filter *
Applying the Warp command
Applying filters
Creating and editing Smart Filters
Hiding, copying, and deleting Smart Filters
Working with the Smart Filters mask*
More filter techniques
Turning a photo into a painting or a drawing
Creating editable type *
Selecting type
Recoloring type
Changing the font family and font style *
Converting type
Changing the font size
Applying kerning and tracking
Adjusting the leading
Shifting type from the baseline
Inserting special characters
Applying paragraph settings *
Formatting type with paragraph and character styles *
Transforming the bounding box for paragraph type
Screening back type
Rasterizing a type layer
Putting type in a spot color channel
Layer Styles
Layer effect essentials
Applying a bevel or emboss effect
Applying a shadow effect
Applying the Stroke effect
Applying the Gradient and Pattern Overlay effects
Copying, moving, and removing layer effects
Changing the layer fill percentage
Applying layer styles
Creating layer styles
Applying multiple layer effects
Vector Drawing
Creating shapes layers with a shape tool
Changing the attributes of a shape layer *
Working with multiple shapes *
Creating vector masks
Working with vector masks
Drawing with the Freeform Pen tool
Saving, displaying, selecting, and repositioning paths*
Drawing with the Pen tool
More ways to create paths and shapes
Reshaping vector objects *
Working with paths*
Recording an action
Playing an action
Editing an action *
Deleting commands and actions
Saving and loading action sets
Creating a vignette
Adding an artistic border
Adding a watermark to an image
Creating a contact sheet
Creating a PDF presentation of images
Creating and using layer comps
Creating a PDF presentation of layer comps
Importing video clips into Photoshop
Adding video tracks to a timeline
Changing the length, order, or speed of a clip
Playing or reviewing a video *
Splitting a clip
Adding transitions to video clips
Adding still images to a video
Adding title clips to a video
Applying adjustment layers and filters to a video*
Adding audio clips
Rendering clips into a movie
Opening the Preferences dialogs
General Preferences
Interface Preferences
Sync Settings Preferences *
File Handling Preferences *
Performance Preferences
Cursors Preferences
Transparency & Gamut Preferences
Units & Rulers Preferences
Guides, Grid & Slices Preferences
Plug-ins Preferences
Type Preferences *
Preferences for Adobe Bridge
Print & Export
Proofing document colors onscreen
Outputting a file to an inkjet printer
Preparing a file for commercial printing
Getting Photoshop files into Adobe InDesign and Illustrator
Saving a file in the PDF format
Saving a file in the TIFF format
Saving multiple files in the JPEG, PSD, or TIFF format
Saving files for the Web
Previewing an optimized file
Optimizing a file in the GIF format
Optimizing a file in the JPEG format
Appendix: Creative Cloud, Behance*