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Photoshop CC Digital Classroom Book

"This is a must have for anyone wanting to learn Photoshop"

Adobe Photoshop CC Digital Classroom book with video training is like having a personal instructor guiding you through each lesson, while you work at your own pace. This Photoshop book with DVD includes 14 self-paced lessons helping you learn essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop.

  • Full color lessons with easy to follow step-by-step instructions
  • Video tutorials highlight key topics in each lesson 
  • Covers all essential Photoshop skills
  • Gets you up-and-running quickly with included Photoshop CC lesson files and video tutorials
  • Written by expert Photoshop instructors who regularly teach Photoshop training courses – it’s like having your own personal tutor
  • Used by hundreds of schools and more than 100,000 readers

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Photoshop CC Digital Classroom Book Contents

Starting Up

  • About Photoshop Digital Classroom
  • Prerequisites
  • System requirements
  • Starting Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Loading lesson files
  • Working with the video tutorials
  • Setting up for viewing the video tutorials
  • Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player
  • Additional resources

Lesson 1: Navigating Photoshop CC: Workspace, Tools, and Panels

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Opening an existing document in Mini Bridge
  • Discovering the Tools panel
  • Selection, Cropping, and Measuring Tools
  • Retouching and Painting Tools
  • Drawing and Type Tools
  • Navigation Tools
  • Accessing tools and their options
  • Using panels
  • Putting the panel system to use
  • Choosing other panels
  • Expanding and collapsing your panels
  • Customizing your panels
  • Hidden tools
  • Navigating the image area
  • Using the Zoom tool
  • Using the Hand tool
  • Tabbed windows
  • Maximizing productivity with screen modes
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 2: Introduction to Photoshop CC

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Opening a file
  • Saving the work file
  • Cropping an image
  • Quick image correction
  • Increasing contrast using curves
  • Adjusting the neutral
  • Using the improved Smart Sharpen feature
  • A look back in History
  • Saving files
  • Understanding file formats
  • Choosing a file format
  • Saving a JPEG file
  • Saving for print
  • Changing the color settings
  • Adjusting image size
  • Saving a Photoshop PDF file
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 3: Organizing and Managing Your Files with Adobe Bridge

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • What is Adobe Bridge?
  • Navigating through Bridge
  • Using folders in Adobe Bridge
  • Making a Favorite
  • Creating and locating metadata
  • Using keywords
  • Creating a Metadata Template
  • Opening a file from Adobe Bridge
  • Searching for files using Adobe Bridge
  • Searching by name or keyword
  • Using the Filter panel
  • Saving a Collection
  • Automation tools in Adobe Bridge
  • Batch renaming your files
  • Additional Photoshop Tools
  • Changing the view
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 4: Making Selective Changes in Photoshop CC

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • The importance of a good selection
  • Using the Marquee tools
  • Creating a square selection
  • Creating a selection from a center point
  • Changing a selection into a layer
  • Working with the Magic Wand tool
  • The Lasso tool in Photoshop CC
  • Adding to and subtracting
    from selections
  • Deleting from the selection
  • Adding to the selection
  • Saving a selection
  • Feathering a selection
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Making difficult selections with the Refine Edge feature
  • Using Quick Mask in Photoshop CC
  • Saving selections in Photoshop CC
  • Copying and pasting a selection
  • Using the Pen tool for selections
  • Using the Pen tool to select an
    area of an image
  • More Pen tool selection techniques
  • Converting a path to a selection
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 5: Painting and Retouching

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Setting up your color settings
  • Color primer in Photoshop CC
  • Understanding color gamut
  • The RGB color model
  • The CMYK color model
  • Working in the RGB mode
  • Editing color settings
  • Selecting colors with Photoshop CC
  • Starting to paint
  • Using the Color panel
  • Using the Brush tool
  • Changing opacity with Photoshop CC
  • Save time—learn the shortcuts
  • Using the Brush Presets
  • Using the Airbrush feature
  • Creating a Border using the 
    Bristle brushes
  • Applying color to an image
  • Changing blending modes
  • The Eyedropper tool in Photoshop CC
  • Retouching images
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool
  • Repairing fold lines
  • The History panel
  • The Spot Healing Brush
  • The Healing Brush in Photoshop CC
  • Using the Patch tool in Photoshop CC
  • Using the Clone Source panel
  • Cloning from another source
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 6: Color Correcting an Image

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Choosing your color settings
  • Opening the file
  • Why you should work in RGB
  • Reading a histogram
  • Making the Curve adjustment
  • Defining the highlight and shadow
  • Locating the White and Black Point
  • Inputting the white and black point values
  • Adjusting the midtones
  • Setting the neutral
  • Sharpening your image in Photoshop CC
  • Comparing your image with the original
  • Taking care of red eye with Photoshop CC
  • Using the Camera Raw plug-in
  • Using Camera Raw controls
  • Saving a DNG file in Photoshop CC
  • Reopening a DNG file
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 7: Using Content-Aware Tools in Photoshop

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Creating extra image area with the content-aware scale tool
  • Opening the file
  • Viewing the on-screen ruler
  • Converting the Background into a layer
  • Protecting the teacher
  • Scaling the background
  • Content-Aware Fill
  • Content-Aware Move
  • Content–Aware retouching
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 8: Introduction to Photoshop Layers

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Discovering layers
  • The Layers panel
  • Getting a handle on layers
  • Creating a new blank file
  • Naming your layer in Photoshop CC
  • Selecting layers
  • Tips for selecting layers
  • Moving layers in Photoshop CC
  • Changing the visibility of a layer
  • Using masks in a layer in Photoshop CC
  • Preserve transparency
  • Creating a composition
  • Moving images in from other documents
  • Creating a layer mask
  • Editing the layer mask
  • Cloning layers in Photoshop CC
  • Aligning and distributing layers
  • Applying filters to layers
  • Creating a type layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Creating a clipping mask
  • Filtering your layers
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 9:Removing Backgrounds to Create Layered Compositions

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • A look at the finished project
  • Opening existing image files
  • Understanding document settings
  • Viewing an image’s size and resolution
  • Combining the images
  • Using Duplicate to move a layer
  • Dragging and dropping to copy one image to another
  • Transforming and editing combined images
  • Changing the size of a layer
  • Removing a background
  • Creating a vector mask
  • Creating your path
  • Starting your pen path
  • Turning into vector mask
  • Using Refine Edge to select the dog
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Refining a selection
  • Adding the tennis ball to the composition
  • Using layer styles
  • Reusing layer styles
  • Grouping the layers
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 10: Using Layer Styles and Adjustment Layers

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Making color changes using adjustment layers
  • Painting on the adjustment layer mask
  • Adjusting the Hue/Saturation layer
  • Adding a pattern fill layer
  • Defining the pattern
  • Applying the pattern
  • Using the Black & White adjustment layer
  • Adding a tint
  • Applying a gradient to the adjustment layer
  • Layer styles
  • Creating the text layer
  • Applying the Outer Glow layer style
  • Applying the Bevel and Emboss layer style
  • Changing the shading
  • Changing the fill opacity
  • Saving the style
  • Accessing the style
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 11: Using Adobe Photoshop Filters

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Working with the Pen tool
  • Reading the Pen tool cursor
  • Uses of the Pen tool in Photoshop
  • Creating your first path
  • Using the Selection tools
  • Adding and deleting anchor points
  • Working with curved paths
  • Changing anchor points
  • Selecting your path
  • Path exercises
  • Creating straight lines
  • Creating the curved path
  • Drawing hinged curves
  • Creating a selection with the Pen tool
  • Starting your path
  • Saving the path
  • Turning the path into a selection
  • Turning the path into a vector mask
  • Using the path to adjust color
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 12: Using Smart Objects in Photoshop

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Creating a composition using 
    Smart Objects
  • Opening an image as a Smart Object
  • Converting a layer to a Smart Object
  • Placing a Smart Object in Photoshop CC
  • Editing a Smart Object
  • Editing the contents of a Smart Object
  • Modifying multiple Smart Object layers
  • Working with Smart Filters
  • Modifying a Smart Filter
  • Self study
  • Creating multiple Smart Objects
  • Working with Illustrator files
  • Review

Lesson 13: Creating Images for Web, Video, and Interactive Use

  • Starting up with Photoshop CC
  • Viewing the completed file
  • Changing your units of measurement
  • Creating the web page
  • Adding the Text
  • Adding Style to the text
  • Creating text for the links
  • Positioning and distribution of text
  • Creating slices
  • Slicing it up
  • Selecting and combining slices
  • Applying attributes to your slices
  • Using Save for Web
  • Saving files for video
  • Creating animation
  • Working in Frame mode
  • Saving an animated GIF
  • Creating animation for HD video
  • Working in Timeline mode
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 14: Adobe Photoshop CC New Features

  • Starting up
  • Viewing the finished file
  • Easier methods to manage your layers
  • Using Camera Raw as a filter
  • Shake Reduction
  • Finishing the image composition
  • Putting the image into the print frame
  • Changing the Blending mode
  • Additional new features
  • Live Shape properties
  • Upscaling improvements
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