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Photoshop CS6 Digital Classroom Book with video training

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Adobe Photoshop CS6 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 video training 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 CS6 lesson files and videos
  • 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 CS6 Digital Classroom Book with video training Contents

Starting Up

  • About Photoshop Digital Classroom
  • Prerequisites
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 versions
  • System requirements
  • Starting Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Resetting Adobe Photoshop CS6 preferences
  • A note about color warnings
  • 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: Exploring Photoshop

  • Starting up with Photoshop CS6
  • Experimenting with new Vector capabilities
  • Filling a vector shape with a pattern
  • Adding a mask to a Vector layer
  • Using the new brush tips
  • Saving the new Brush
  • Adding strokes to vector images
  • Cloning your new snowflake
  • Adding Text layers from another document
  • Updating text styles
  • Cropping an image in Photoshop CS6
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 2: Getting to Know the Workspace

  • Starting up with Photoshop CS6
  • Opening an existing document in Adobe Bridge 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 in Photoshop CS6
  • Navigating the image area
  • Using the Zoom tool
  • Using the Hand tool
  • Tabbed windows
  • Maximizing productivity with screen modes
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 3: Taking Advantage of Adobe Bridge

  • Starting up with Photoshop CS6
  • 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
  • Automation tools for Photoshop: Web Photo Gallery
  • Saving or uploading your Web Gallery
  • Automated tools for Photoshop: PDF contact sheet
  • Changing the view
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 4: Photoshop Basics

  • Starting up with Photoshop CS6
  • Opening an existing document
  • Understanding document settings
  • Viewing an image’s size and resolution
  • Combining the images
  • Using Copy and Paste
  • Dragging and dropping to copy an image
  • Transforming and editing
    combined images
  • Changing the size of a placed image
  • Removing a background
  • Understanding the stacking 
    order of layers
  • Refining the edges of copied images
  • Adding text in Photoshop CS6
  • Saving files in Photoshop CS6
  • Understanding file formats
  • Choosing a file format
  • Saving a JPEG file in Photoshop CS6
  • Saving for print in Photoshop CS6
  • Changing the color settings
  • Adjusting image size
  • Saving a Photoshop PDF file
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 5: Making the Best Selections

  • Starting up with Photoshop CS6
  • 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 CS6
  • Adding to and subtracting
    from selections
  • Deleting from 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 CS6
  • Saving selections in Photoshop CS6
  • 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 6: Painting and Retouching

  • Starting up with Photoshop CS6
  • Setting up your color settings
  • Color primer in Photoshop CS6
  • Understanding color gamut
  • The RGB color model
  • The CMYK color model
  • Working in the RGB mode
  • Editing color settings
  • Selecting colors with Photoshop CS6
  • Starting to paint
  • Using the Color panel
  • Using the Brush tool
  • Changing opacity with Photoshop CS6
  • 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 CS6
  • Retouching images
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool
  • Repairing fold lines
  • The History panel
  • The Spot Healing Brush
  • The Healing Brush in Photoshop CS6
  • Using the Patch tool in Photoshop CS6
  • Using the Clone Source panel
  • Cloning from another source
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 7: Creating a Good Image

  • Starting up with Photoshop CS6
  • 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 CS6
  • Comparing your image with the original
  • Taking care of red eye with Photoshop CS6
  • Using the Camera Raw plug-in
  • Using Camera Raw controls
  • Saving a DNG file in Photoshop CS6
  • Reopening a DNG file
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 8: Getting to Know Layers

  • Starting up with Photoshop CS6
  • Discovering layers
  • The Layers panel
  • Getting a handle on layers
  • Creating a new blank file
  • Naming your layer in Photoshop CS6
  • Selecting layers
  • Tips for selecting layers
  • Moving layers in Photoshop CS6
  • Changing the visibility of a layer
  • Using masks in a layer in Photoshop CS6
  • Preserve transparency
  • Creating a composition
  • Moving images in from other documents
  • Creating a layer mask
  • Editing the layer mask
  • Cloning layers in Photoshop CS6
  • Aligning and distributing layers
  • Applying filters to layers
  • Creating a type layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Creating a clipping mask
  • Testing out the new Filter for the Layers panel
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 9: Taking Layers to the Max

  • Starting up with Photoshop CS6
  • Making color changes using 
    adjustment layers
  • Refining the adjustment layer mask
  • Adjusting the Hue/Saturation layer
  • Adding a pattern fill layer
  • Defining the pattern in Photoshop CS6
  • Applying the pattern
  • Using the new Black &White 
    adjustment layer
  • Adding a tint
  • Applying a gradient to the 
    adjustment layer in Photoshop CS6
  • 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 in Photoshop CS6
  • Accessing the style
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 10: Getting Smart in Photoshop

  • Starting up with Photoshop CS6
  • 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 CS6
  • Editing a Smart Object
  • Editing the contents of a Smart Object
  • Modifying multiple Smart Object layers
  • Replacing the contents of a 
    Smart Object layer in Photoshop CS6
  • Working with Smart Filters
  • Modifying a Smart Filter
  • Self study
  • Creating multiple Smart Objects
  • Working with Illustrator files
  • Review

Lesson 11: Using Adobe Photoshop Filters

  • Starting up with Photoshop CS6
  • Filter basics
  • Starting to use filters
  • Using the Clouds filter
  • Fading your filter
  • Using the Filter Gallery
  • Applying filters in the Gallery
  • Taking advantage of Smart Filters
  • Applying a Smart Filter
  • Smart Filter options
  • Enabling and disabling effects
  • Using a filter effects mask
  • Using the Vanishing Point filter
  • Building your own perspective planes
  • Building an attached plane
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 12: Creating Images for Web and Video

  • Starting up with Photoshop CS6
  • Changing your units of measurement
  • Creating the web page
  • Adding the Text
  • Adding Style to the text
  • Creating the 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
  • Optimizing the image slices
  • 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 13: Introducing 3D

  • Starting up with Photoshop CS6
  • Creating a 3D object using Photoshop CS6
  • Confirming that you can use Photoshop 3D features
  • Locating the GPU/OpenGL preferences in Photoshop CS6
  • Getting an image ready for 3D
  • Wrapping the image around a soda can
  • Positioning the soda can in 3D space
  • Adjusting materials and lighting in Photoshop CS6
  • Working with light sources
  • Animating the soda can
  • Exporting your animation
  • Creating 3D Text
  • Applying materials to the 3D mesh
  • Rendering and Rasterizing your 3D images
  • Exporting your 3D image
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 14: Adobe Photoshop CS6 New Features

  • Starting up
  • New Look and Feel
  • Sketch and paint with new brush tips
  • New content-aware tools
  • Investigating the Content-Aware Move tool
  • Stroke and fills
  • Layer panel improvements
  • More options for creating patterns
  • New and improved 3D features
  • OpenGL is now required
  • Better tool unification
  • 3D Widgets
  • 3D Merge improved

 

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