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Photoshop CC For Dummies

Photoshop CC For Dummies

Peter Bauer

ISBN: 978-1-118-64575-8

May 2013

448 pages


Stretch your creativity beyond the cloud with this fully-updated Photoshop guide!

Photoshop puts amazing design and photo-editing tools in the hands of creative professionals and hobbyists everywhere, and the latest version - Photoshop CC - is packed with even more powerful tools to help you manage and enhance your images. This friendly, full-color guide introduces you to the basics of Photoshop CC and provides clear explanations of the menus, panels, tools, options, and shortcuts you'll use the most. Plus, you'll learn valuable tips for fixing common photo flaws, improving color quality, adjusting brightness, removing unwanted background elements, and more.

  • Covers the new Photoshop CC release which brings even more features to over four million photographers, graphic designers, web developers, and other Photoshop professionals
  • Teaches the essentials for first-time users before moving on to more advanced techniques like removing blemishes and wrinkles, creating composite images, and working with layers, filters, levels, and curves
  • Walks you through adjusting brightness, enhancing color, adding shadows and highlights, decreasing digital noise, taking advantage of Camera Raw, and optimizing your images for print and the web

The sky's the limit for stunning photos and innovative images with Photoshop CC For Dummies in your design toolbox.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Photoshop CC 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 8 Plug-In 135

Chapter 8: Fine-Tuning Your Fixes 163

Chapter 9: Common Problems and Their Cures 191

Part III: Creating “Art” in Photoshop 207

Chapter 10: Combining Images 209

Chapter 11: Precision Edges with Vector Paths 227

Chapter 12: Dressing Up Images with Layer Styles 251

Chapter 13: Giving Your Images a Text Message 273

Chapter 14: Painting in Photoshop 299

Chapter 15: Filters: The Fun Side of Photoshop 323

Part IV: Power Photoshop 349

Chapter 16: Streamlining Your Work in Photoshop 351

Chapter 17: Working with Video and Animation 369

Part V: The Part of Tens 383

Chapter 18: Ten Specialized Features of Photoshop CC 385

Chapter 19: Ten Reasons to Love Your Wacom Tablet 395

Chapter 20: Ten Things to Know about HDR 401

Index 411

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