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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Bible

ISBN: 978-1-118-23823-3
1296 pages
April 2012
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The comprehensive, soup-to-nuts guide to Photoshop, fully updated

Photoshop CS6, used for both print and digital media, is the industry leader in image-editing software. The newest version adds some exciting new features, and this bestselling guide has been revised to cover each of them, along with all the basic information you need to get started. Learn to use all the tools, including the histogram palette, Lens Blur, Match Color, and the color replacement tool, as well as keyboard shortcuts. Then master retouching and color correction, work with Camera Raw images, prepare photos for print or the web, and much more.

  • Photoshop has the broadest user base of any professional-level graphics application, ranging from photo hobbyists to professionals in graphic design, publishing, video editing, animation, and broadcasting
  • This comprehensive guide has what beginners need to know as well as intermediate-level information on key tools and procedures
  • Features a 16-page full-color insert and a companion website with tutorials, including JPEG and PSD files of images from the book
  • Covers image-editing basics, the File Browser, histogram palette, Lens Blur, Match Color, the color replacement tool, and customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • Delves into techniques for working with Camera Raw images; how to retouch, color-correct, manipulate, and combine images; and all the new features and enhancements in the latest version

Photoshop CS6 Bible is the one reference book every Photoshop user needs.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xxxi

Introduction xxxiii

Part I: Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop CS6 1

Chapter 1: Introducing Adobe Photoshop CS6 3

Chapter 2: Exploring the Photoshop Workspace 15

Chapter 3: Performing Image Basics 79

Chapter 4: Understanding Colors, Histograms, Levels, and Curves 117

Chapter 5: Applying History and Actions 151

Chapter 6: Using Bridge to Organize and Process Files 171

Part II: Working with Camera Raw Images 209

Chapter 7: Exploring Camera Raw Basics 211

Chapter 8: Processing Photos with Camera Raw 235

Part III: Working with Selections, Layers, and Channels 281

Chapter 9: Creating Selections 283

Chapter 10: Learning All About Layers 321

Chapter 11: Exploring Channels 371

Part IV: Enhancing, Correcting, and Retouching Images 397

Chapter 12: Optimizing Adjustment Workflow 399

Chapter 13: Lighting and Color Adjustments 409

Chapter 14: Applying Sharpness, Blur, and Noise Adjustments 471

Chapter 15: Cleaning Up Digital Images with Cloning and Healing Tools 513

Part V: Using Paint, Paths, Shapes, and Text Tools 551

Chapter 16: Editing with Paintbrush Tools 553

Chapter 17: Working with Paths and Vector Shapes 605

Chapter 18: Working with Text 647

Part VI: Creating Artistic Effects 683

Chapter 19: Distorting Images 685

Chapter 20: Applying Filters 715

Chapter 21: Combining Images 737

Part VII: Working with 3D Images 757

Chapter 22: Creating and Manipulating 3D Objects 759

Chapter 23: Editing 3D Scenes and Settings 785

Chapter 24: Using Photoshop Tools with 3D Layers 809

Part VIII: Working with Video and Animation 839

Chapter 25: Understanding Video Editing Basics 841

Chapter 26: Animating in the Timeline Panel 879

Chapter 27: Correcting Video Files and Adding Artistic Effects 915

Chapter 28: Animating Using Frames 931

Part IX: Using Advanced Output Techniques 953

Chapter 29: Printing and Color Management 955

Chapter 30: Creating Images for the Web 977

Chapter 31: Automating and Scripting Workflow in Photoshop 1003

Part X: Appendixes 1019

Appendix A: Timesaving Keyboard Shortcuts 1021

Appendix B: Extending the Capabilities of Photoshop with Plug-Ins 1027

Appendix C: Finding Resources 1031

Index 1035

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Author Information

Brad Dayley is a senior software engineer with almost 22 years of experience creating computer software. He has been working with Photoshop for 21 years, enjoying the transition of Photoshop from a simple image editor to the powerhouse it is today. He is the author of several books. He is an avid amateur photographer and spends most of his free time in the remote areas of the western United States with his wife DaNae and four sons (wherever a Jeep can get them).

DaNae Dayley has been working with Photoshop for 18 years and is still constantly amazed at the cool stuff it can do! With a degree in Advertising from Brigham Young University, DaNae has owned and operated a media creation business for 17 years, incorporating writing, graphic design, and video editing over the years. She also enjoys teaching Photoshop classes locally. She has co-authored several books with her husband Brad Dayley and is the author of Photoshop CS3 Extended Video and 3D Bible and Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 in a Snap. DaNae lives in Utah with her husband Brad and their four sons. When she is not at her computer, she can be found in the great outdoors (with a camera), preferably in a Jeep!

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