Adobe Photoshop CC For Dummies

Author:   Peter Bauer
Publisher:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Edition:   2nd Edition
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9781119418115


Pages:   448
Publication Date:   16 February 2018
Format:   Paperback
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The fast and easy way to grasp Photoshop CC essentials Photoshop is the gold standard when it comes to photo and image editing tools. But unless you've ever taken a class or gotten help from a Photoshop guru, you may find yourself a bit confused on where to start and how to get things done. Photoshop CC For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the book for those of us who don't know a layer from a level and just want to learn how to make photos look better. This update to Photoshop CC For Dummies, the first since the product launched, packs an even more powerful punch to help you manage and enhance your images. In Photoshop CC For Dummies, 2nd Edition you'll find clear explanations of the menus, panels, tools, options, and shortcuts you'll use the most. Plus, you'll discover invaluable tips for fixing common photo flaws, improving color quality, adjusting brightness, removing unwanted background elements, and more. Whether you want to improve how your family photos look or need to add a new skillset to your resume, this friendly guide gives you all the steps to navigating the software and getting top-notch results. Get a handle on the most common tools Improve focus and color in photos Add text and illustrations to create stunning graphics Find insider tips and tricks the pros use The sky's the limit for stunning photos and innovative images when you have Photoshop CC For Dummies, 2nd Edition in your design toolbox!

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Author:   Peter Bauer
Publisher:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Edition:   2nd Edition
Dimensions:   Width: 19.20cm , Height: 2.60cm , Length: 23.30cm
Weight:   0.842kg
ISBN:  

9781119418115


ISBN 10:   1119418119
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   16 February 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 About This Book 1 Conventions Used in This Book 2 Icons Used in This Book 3 How to Use This Book 3 Part 1: Getting Started with Photoshop CC 5 Chapter 1: Welcome to Photoshop! 7 Exploring Adobe Photoshop 7 What Photoshop is designed to do 8 Other things you can do with Photoshop 9 Viewing Photoshop's Parts and Processes 10 Reviewing basic computer operations 10 Launching Photoshop 10 Working with images 11 Saving your files 11 Keyboard shortcuts 12 Photoshop's incredible selective Undo 12 Installing Photoshop: Need to know 14 Chapter 2: Knowing Just Enough about Digital Images 17 What Exactly is a Digital Image? 18 The True Nature of Pixels 18 How Many Pixels Can Dance on the Head of a Pin? 21 Resolution revelations 21 Resolving image resolution 22 Changing the size of your artwork with the Image Size command 23 Picking an image resolution 28 File Formats: Which Do You Need? 30 Formats for digital photos 31 Formats for web graphics 33 Formats for commercial printing 34 Formats for PowerPoint and Word 35 Chapter 3: Taking the Chef's Tour of Your Photoshop Kitchen 37 Food for Thought: How Things Work 38 Ordering from the menus 38 Your platter full of panels 39 The tools of your trade 42 Get Cookin' with Customization 43 Clearing the table: Custom workspaces 44 Sugar and spice, shortcuts are nice 46 Spoons can't chop: Creating tool presets 47 Season to Taste: The Photoshop Settings 48 Standing orders: Setting the Preferences 49 Preferences ? History Log 50 Preferences ? Tools 50 Preferences ? Interface and Preferences ? Workspace 50 Preferences ? File Handling 51 Preferences ? Performance 52 Preferences ? Scratch Disks 53 Preferences ? Cursors 53 Preferences ? Transparency & Gamut 54 Preferences ? Units & Rulers 54 Preferences ? Guides, Grid & Slices 54 Preferences ? Plug-Ins 55 Preferences ? Technology Previews 55 Ensuring consistency: Color Settings 55 When Good Programs Go Bad: Fixing Photoshop 57 Chapter 4: Getting Images into and out of Photoshop 59 Bringing Images into Photoshop 59 Downloading from your digital camera 60 Scanning prints 62 Determining scan resolution 63 Preventing moire patterns 65 Keeping Your Images Organized 66 Creating a folder structure 66 Using Adobe Bridge 67 Renaming image files easily 70 Printing Your Images 71 Cropping to a specific aspect ratio 71 Remembering resolution 73 Controlling color using File ? Print 74 Considering color management solutions 75 Printing alternatives 76 Sharing Your Images 77 Creating PDFs and websites 78 Emailing your images 78 Chapter 5: What's New in Photoshop CC? 79 Improvements and New Features 79 The new features you're most likely to love 79 Additional new features 83 New to Camera Raw 85 More Sensei Coming Soon to Photoshop 87 What is Sensei? 87 The coolest capabilities 87 Part 2: Easy Enhancements for Digital Images 89 Chapter 6: Making Tonality and Color Look Natural 91 Adjusting Tonality to Make Your Images Pop 92 Histograms Simplified 92 Using Photoshop's Auto Corrections 94 Levels and Curves and You 95 Level-headed you! 96 Tonal corrections with the eyedroppers 99 Adjusting your curves without dieting 100 Grabbing Even More Control 102 Using Shadow/Highlight 103 Changing exposure after the fact 106 Using Photoshop's toning tools 106 What is Color in Photoshop? 107 Which color mode should you choose? 109 Does a color model make a difference? 111 Why should you worry about color depth? 112 Making Color Adjustments in Photoshop 114 Choosing color adjustment commands 116 Brightness/Contrast, Levels, Curves, Exposure 116 Vibrance 117 Hue/Saturation 117 Color Balance 118 Black & White 119 Photo Filter 120 Channel Mixer 120 Color Lookup 120 Invert 120 Posterize 121 Threshold 121 Gradient Map 122 Selective Color 123 Shadow/Highlight 123 HDR Toning 124 Desaturate 124 Match Color 124 Replace Color 126 Equalize 127 Manual corrections in individual channels 127 The People Factor: Flesh Tone Formulas 129 Chapter 7: The Adobe Camera Raw Plug-In 131 Understanding the Raw Facts 131 What's the big deal about Raw? 133 Working in Raw 133 Working in the Camera Raw Plug-In 135 Tools and preview options 135 Before and After 136 Trash 136 Zoom, Hand, and White Balance 137 Color Sampler 137 Targeted Adjustment 137 Crop and Straighten 137 Transform 139 Spot Removal 139 Red Eye Reduction 140 Adjustment Brush 140 Graduated Filter 140 Camera Raw Preferences 141 The histogram 143 The preview area 143 Workflow Options and presets 144 The Basic panel 146 The Tone Curve panel 147 The Detail panel 149 HSL, grayscale, and split toning 150 Compensating with Lens Corrections 152 Adding special effects 153 Camera profiles, presets, and snapshots 154 The Camera Raw buttons 155 Chapter 8: Fine-Tuning Your Fixes 157 What is a Selection? 158 Feathering and Anti-aliasing 160 Making Your Selections with Tools 162 Marquee selection tools 162 Lasso selection tools 166 The Quick Selection tool 167 The Magic Wand tool 167 Select and Mask 168 Your Selection Commands 170 The primary selection commands 170 The Color Range command 171 The Focus Area command 173 Selection modification commands 173 Transforming the shape of selections 174 Edit in Quick Mask mode 176 The mask-related selection commands 176 Masks: Not Just for Halloween Anymore 177 Saving and loading selections 177 Editing an alpha channel 178 Adding masks to layers and Smart Objects 179 Masking with vector paths 180 Adjustment Layers: Controlling Changes 180 Adding an adjustment layer 181 Limiting your adjustments 182 Chapter 9: Common Problems and Their Cures 185 Making People Prettier 186 Getting the red out digitally 186 The digital fountain of youth 187 Dieting digitally 189 De-glaring glasses 190 Whitening teeth 191 Reducing Noise in Your Images 191 Decreasing digital noise 191 Eliminating luminance noise 192 Fooling Around with Mother Nature 193 Removing the unwanted from photos 193 Eliminating the lean: Fixing perspective 197 Rotating images precisely 198 Part 3: Creating Art in Photoshop 201 Chapter 10: Combining Images 203 Compositing Images: 1 + 1 = 1 203 Understanding layers 204 Why you should use Smart Objects 206 Using the basic blending modes 207 Opacity, transparency, and layer masks 210 Creating clipping groups 211 Making composited elements look natural 212 Making Complex Selections 213 Vanishing Point 216 Creating Panoramas with Photomerge 219 Chapter 11: Precision Edges with Vector Paths 221 Pixels, Paths, and You 222 Easy Vectors: Using Shapes 223 Your basic shape tools 223 The Custom Shape tool 225 More custom shapes - free! 226 Changing the appearance of the shape layer 228 Simulating a multicolor shape layer 229 Using Your Pen Tool to Create Paths 231 Understanding paths 231 Clicking and dragging your way down the path of knowledge 232 A closer look at the Paths panel 235 Pick a path, any path 235 The Paths panel buttons 237 Customizing Any Path 239 Adding, deleting, and moving anchor points 239 Combining paths 241 Tweaking type for a custom font 242 Chapter 12: Dressing Up Images with Layer Styles 245 What are Layer Styles? 245 Using the Styles Panel 247 Creating Custom Layer Styles 249 Exploring the Layer Style menu 249 Exploring the Layer Style dialog box 251 Layer effects basics 252 Bevel and Emboss 253 Stroke 254 Inner Shadow 255 Inner Glow 255 Satin 256 Color Overlay 256 Gradient Overlay 257 Pattern Overlay 258 Outer Glow 258 Drop Shadow 260 Opacity, fill, and advanced blending 260 Saving Your Layer Styles 263 Adding styles to the Styles panel 264 Preserving your layer styles 264 Chapter 13: Giving Your Images a Text Message 267 Making a Word Worth a Thousand Pixels 268 A type tool for every season, or reason 270 What are all those options? 272 Taking control of your text with panels 275 The panel menus - even more options 279 Working with Styles 281 Putting a picture in your text 282 Creating Paragraphs with Type Containers 284 Selecting alignment or justification 286 Ready, BREAK! Hyphenating your text 287 Shaping Up Your Language with Warp Text and Type on a Path 287 Applying the predefined warps 288 Customizing the course with paths 289 Chapter 14: Painting in Photoshop 293 Discovering Photoshop's Painting Tools 294 Painting with the Brush tool 296 Adding color with the Pencil tool 298 Removing color with the Eraser tool 299 Working with Panels and Selecting Colors 300 An overview of options 300 Creating and saving custom brush tips 303 Picking a color 303 Fine Art Painting with Specialty Brush Tips and the Mixer Brush 306 Exploring erodible brush tips 307 Introducing airbrush and watercolor tips 307 Mixing things up with the Mixer Brush 308 Filling, Stroking, Dumping, and Blending Colors 310 Deleting and dumping to add color 310 Using gradients 311 Chapter 15: Filters: The Fun Side of Photoshop 313 Smart Filters: Your Creative Insurance Policy 314 The Filters You Really Need 315 Sharpening to focus the eye 316 Unsharp Mask 316 Smart Sharpen 318 Shake Reduction 319 Blurring images and selections 320 The other Blur filters 323 Correcting for the vagaries of lenses 324 Cleaning up with Reduce Noise 328 Getting Creative and Artistic 329 Photo to painting with the Oil Paint filter 329 Working with the Filter Gallery 330 Push, Pull, and Twist with Liquify 332 Do I Need Those Other Filters? 335 Adding drama with Lighting Effects 335 Maximum and Minimum 336 Bending and bubbling 336 Creating clouds 337 Part 4: Power Photoshop 339 Chapter 16: Streamlining Your Work in Photoshop 341 Ready, Set, Action! 342 Recording your own Actions 343 Working with the Batch command 348 Find It Fast with Search 349 Creating Contact Sheets and Presentations 350 Creating a PDF presentation 350 Collecting thumbnails in a contact sheet 352 Scanning Multiple Photos in One Pass 354 Sticking to the Script 355 Chapter 17: Working with Video and Animation 357 Importing and Enhancing Video Clips 357 Getting video into Photoshop 358 Adjusting the length of video and audio clips 360 Adding adjustment layers and painting on video layers 361 Transitioning, titling, and adding special effects 362 Transforming video layers 364 Rendering and exporting video 365 Creating Animations in Photoshop 366 Building frame-based animations 366 Creating frame content 367 Tweening to create intermediary frames 368 Specifying frame rate 369 Optimizing and saving your animation 370 Part 5: The Part of Tens 371 Chapter 18: Ten Specialized Features of Photoshop CC 373 Using Smart Object Stack Modes 374 The Mean Stack Mode 376 Working with 3D Artwork 376 Creating 3D objects 377 Importing 3D objects 377 Rendering and saving 3D scenes 377 Measuring, Counting, and Analyzing Pixels 378 Measuring length, area, and more 378 Calculating with Vanishing Point 379 Counting crows or maybe avian flu 380 Chapter 19: Ten Reasons to Love Your Wacom Tablet 381 More Natural Movement 381 Health and Safety 382 Artistic Control 382 Extended Comfort 383 Gestures, Programmable ExpressKeys, Touch Rings, and Touch Strips 383 The Optimal Tablet 383 The Pen's Switch 384 Setting Preferences 384 The Accessories 385 Cintiq for the Photoshop Pro 385 Chapter 20: Ten Things to Know about HDR 387 Understanding HDR 388 Capturing for Merge to HDR Pro 389 Preparing Raw Exposures in Camera Raw 390 Working with Merge to HDR Pro 391 Saving 32-Bit HDR Images 394 HDR Toning 394 Painting and the Color Picker in 32-Bit 395 Filters and Adjustments in 32-Bit 396 Selections and Editing in 32-Bit 396 Printing HDR Images 396 Appendix: Photoshop CC's Blending Modes 399 Index 403

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Peter Bauer is highly respected Photoshop instructor and author. He has been honored with membership in the Photoshop Hall of Fame and was named a Pioneer of Photoshop by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (now KelbyOne.com). He has written more than a dozen books on Photoshop, digital photography, and computer graphics.

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