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Photoshop CS6 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-17457-9
432 pages
May 2012
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The bestselling guide to the leading image-editing software, Photoshop CS6, fully updated!

Want picture-perfect photos, every time? Get up to speed on the most popular professional photo-editing software on the market: Photoshop. In this new edition of Photoshop CS6 For Dummies, expert Peter Bauer shows you how to use the latest Photoshop tools to change a background, adjust brightness, improve color, or fix flaws. Richly illustrated in full color, this edition covers all the updates in Photoshop CS6, the gold standard for image-editing programs.

Used by professional photographers, graphic designers, Web designers, and serious hobbyists, Photoshop has more than four million users worldwide.

  • Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred by professional photographers and designers around the world; the latest version includes new functionality and enhanced tools
  • Teaches all the basics for first-time users and advanced techniques for more experienced digital imaging professionals, including how to work with the menus, panels, tools, options, and essential shortcuts
  • Covers how to fix red-eye, remove blemishes and wrinkles, remove people or objects from a photo, adjust brightness, improve color, add shadows and highlights, work with Camera Raw, decrease digital noise, create composite images, use channels and masks, work with HDR tools, and optimize images for the web

Photoshop CS6 For Dummies helps both amateur and professional Photoshop users take advantage of all the program has to offer.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Breezing through Basic Training 7

Chapter 1: Welcome to Photoshop! 9

Chapter 2: Knowing Just Enough about Digital Images 21

Chapter 3: Taking the Chef’s Tour of Your Photoshop Kitchen 41

Chapter 4: Getting Images into and out of Photoshop 63

Part II: Easy Enhancements for Digital Images 85

Chapter 5: Adding Dark Shadows and Sparkling Highlights 87

Chapter 6: Making Color Look Natural 107

Chapter 7: The Adobe Camera Raw 7 Plug-In 135

Chapter 8: Fine-Tuning Your Fixes 161

Chapter 9: Common Problems and Their Cures 189

Part III: Creating "Art" in Photoshop 203

Chapter 10: Combining Images 205

Chapter 11: Precision Edges with Vector Paths 221

Chapter 12: Dressing Up Images with Layer Styles 243

Chapter 13: Giving Your Images a Text Message 263

Chapter 14: Painting in Photoshop 287

Chapter 15: Filters: The Fun Side of Photoshop 311

Part IV: Power Photoshop 333

Chapter 16: Streamlining Your Work in Photoshop 335

Chapter 17: Working with Video and Animation 357

Part V: The Part of Tens 371

Chapter 18: Ten (or so) Things to Do with Photoshop CS6 Extended 373

Chapter 19: Ten Reasons to Love Your Wacom Tablet 383

Chapter 20: Ten Things to Know about HDR 389

Index 399

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Peter Bauer, a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame, is an award-winning photographer and contributing writer for Photoshop User magazine. He is best known as the Help Desk Director for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books on Photoshop, Illustrator, and photography.

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