Adobe Photoshop CS6 Digital Classroom
Digital Classroom 1. Aufl.
A complete training package on the newest version of Photoshop! The Digital Classroom series combines a full-color book with a full-featured DVD, resulting in a complete training package written by expert instructors. Photoshop is the industry standard for image editing, and this guide gets photographers, commercial designers, web developers, fine artists, and serious hobbyists up to speed on the newest version. It includes 13 self-paced lessons that allow you to progress at your own speed, with complete lesson files and tutorials on the DVD. Topics include Camera RAW, masks and layers, retouching, and much more. A self-paced way to learn the newest version of Photoshop, the essential image-editing software used by professional photographers, web developers, and graphic designers Features full-color, step-by-step instructions in the book plus additional tutorials and lesson files on the DVD Developed by a team of Adobe Certified Instructors and Photoshop experts who have created many of the official training titles for Adobe Systems Covers Adobe Bridge, Camera RAW, masks and layers, painting and retouching, and selections and layers, taking you through basic and intermediate-level topics Photoshop CS6 Digital Classroom is like having your own personal tutor teaching you the newest version of Photoshop. Note: DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Starting upAbout Photoshop Digital Classroom 1Prerequisites 1Adobe Photoshop CS6 versions 1System requirements 2Starting Adobe Photoshop CS6 2Resetting Adobe Photoshop CS6 preferences 3Loading lesson files 5Working with the video tutorials 6Setting up for viewing the video tutorials 7Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player 7Additional resources 8 Lesson 1: Exploring Photoshop CS6Starting up 9Experimenting with new Vector capabilities 11Filling a vector shape with a pattern 12Adding a mask to a Vector layer 16Using the new brush tips 16Saving the new Brush 18Adding strokes to vector images 19Cloning your new snowflake 22Adding Text layers from another document 23Updating text styles 27Cropping an image 27Self study 29Review 29 Lesson 2: Getting to Know the WorkspaceStarting up 31Opening an existing document in Mini Bridge 32Discovering the Tools panel 34Selection, Cropping, and Measuring Tools 34Retouching and Painting Tools 35Drawing and Type Tools 35Navigation Tools 35Accessing tools and their options 36Using panels 40Putting the panel system to use 41Choosing other panels 43Expanding and collapsing your panels 44Customizing your panels 45Hidden tools 47Navigating the image area 50Using the Zoom tool 50Using the Hand tool 52Tabbed windows 53Maximizing productivity with screen modes 54Self study 57Review 57 Lesson 3: Taking Advantage of Adobe BridgeStarting up 59What is Adobe Bridge? 60Navigating through Bridge 60Using folders in Adobe Bridge 62Making a Favorite 65Creating and locating metadata 67Using keywords 69Creating a Metadata Template 70Opening a file from Adobe Bridge 72Searching for files using Adobe Bridge 72Searching by name or keyword 73Using the Filter panel 74Saving a Collection 75Automation tools in Adobe Bridge 76Batch renaming your files 76Additional Photoshop Tools 78Automated tools for Photoshop: Web Photo Gallery 79Saving or uploading your Web Gallery 81Automated tools for Photoshop: PDF contact sheet 83Changing the view 85Self study 87Review 87 Lesson 4: Photoshop BasicsStarting up 89Opening an existing document 91Understanding document settings 91Viewing an image’s size and resolution 91Combining the images 93Using Copy and Paste 93Dragging and dropping to copy an image 93Transforming and editing combined images 95Changing the size of a placed image 96Removing a background 97Understanding the stacking order of layers 98Refining the edges of copied images 99Adding text 100Saving files 101Understanding file formats 101Choosing a file format 102Saving a JPEG file 102Saving for print 103Changing the color settings 103Adjusting image size 105Saving a Photoshop PDF file 106Self study 107Review 107 Lesson 5: Making the Best SelectionsStarting up 109The importance of a good selection 110Using the Marquee tools 110Creating a square selection 113Creating a selection from a center point 115Changing a selection into a layer 116Working with the Magic Wand tool 118The Lasso tool 120Adding to and subtracting from selections 121Deleting from the selection 121Saving a selection 123Feathering the selection 123Using the Quick Selection tool 125Making difficult selections with the Refine Edge feature 126Using Quick Mask 128Saving selections 131Copying and pasting a selection 133Using the Pen tool for selections 134Using the Pen tool to select an area of an image 137More Pen tool selection techniques 139Converting a path to a selection 143Self study 144Review 144 Lesson 6: Painting and RetouchingStarting up 145Setting up your color settings 146Color primer 146Understanding color gamut 146The RGB color model 147The CMYK color model 147Working in the RGB mode 148Editing color settings 149Selecting colors 152Starting to paint 154Using the Color panel 155Using the Brush tool 156Changing opacity 158Save time—learn the shortcuts 159Using the Brush Presets 160Using the Airbrush feature 162Creating a Border using the Bristle brushes 164Applying color to an image 165Changing blending modes 167The Eyedropper tool 168Retouching images 171Using the Clone Stamp tool 171Repairing fold lines 173The History panel 175The Spot Healing Brush 176The Healing Brush 176Using the Patch tool 178Using the Clone Source panel 179Cloning from another source 182Self study 184Review 184 Lesson 7: Creating a Good ImageStarting up 185Choosing your color settings 186Opening the file 187Why you should work in RGB 188Reading a histogram 189Making the Curve adjustment 190Defining the highlight and shadow 192Locating the White and Black Point 193Inputting the white and black point values 193Adjusting the midtones 199Setting the neutral 202Sharpening your image 205Comparing your image with the original 207Taking care of red eye 208Using the Camera Raw plug-in 209Using Camera Raw controls 213Saving a DNG file 215Reopening a DNG file 216Self study 217Review 218 Lesson 8: Getting to Know LayersStarting up 219Discovering layers 220Getting a handle on layers 220Creating a new blank file 220Naming your layer 222Selecting layers 225Tips for selecting layers 226Moving layers 228Changing the visibility of a layer 229Using masks in a layer 229Preserve transparency 231Creating a composition 235Moving images in from other documents 235Creating a layer mask 237Editing the layer mask 238Cloning layers 241Aligning and distributing layers 242Applying filters to layers 243Creating a type layer 244Applying a layer style 247Creating a clipping mask 248Testing out the new Filter for the Layers panel 250Self study 251Review 251 Lesson 9: Taking Layers to the MaxStarting up 253Making color changes using adjustment layers 254Refining the adjustment layer mask 257Adjusting the Hue/Saturation layer 261Adding a pattern fill layer 262Defining the pattern 262Applying the pattern 263Using the Black & White adjustment layer 265Adding a tint 267Applying a gradient to the adjustment layer 268Layer styles 269Creating the text layer 269Applying the Outer Glow layer style 271Applying the Bevel and Emboss layer style 274Changing the shading 275Changing the fill opacity 276Saving the style 277Accessing the style 277Self study 279Review 279 Lesson 10: Getting Smart in PhotoshopStarting up 281Creating a composition using Smart Objects 282Opening an image as a Smart Object 283Converting a layer to a Smart Object 286Placing a Smart Object 288Editing a Smart Object 288Editing the contents of a Smart Object 291Modifying multiple Smart Object layers 293Replacing the contents of a Smart Object layer 295Working with Smart Filters 297Modifying a Smart Filter 301Self study 303Review 303 Lesson 11: Using Adobe Photoshop FiltersStarting up 305Filter basics 306Starting to use filters 306Using the Clouds filter 306Fading your filter 308Using the Filter Gallery 309Applying filters in the Gallery 311Taking advantage of Smart Filters 313Applying a Smart Filter 313Smart Filter options 316Enabling and disabling effects 318Using a filter effects mask 319Using the Vanishing Point filter 323Building your own perspective planes 325Building an attached plane 326Self study 328Review 328 Lesson 12: Creating Images for Web and VideoStarting up 329Changing your units of measurement 332Creating the web page 333Adding the Text 334Adding Style to the text 335Creating the text for the links 336Positioning and distribution of text 337Creating slices 338Slicing it up 341Selecting and combining slices 342Applying attributes to your slices 343Using Save For Web 345Optimizing the image slices 349Saving files for video 350Creating animation 352Working in Frame mode 352Saving an animated GIF 356Creating animation for HD video 357Working in Timeline mode 357Self study 364Review 364 Lesson 13: Introducing 3DCreating a 3D object 366Confirming that you can use Photoshop 3D features 366Locating the GPU/OpenGL preferences in Photoshop CS6 366Getting an image ready for 3D 367Wrapping the image around a soda can 368Positioning the soda can in 3D space 372Adjusting materials and lighting 374Working with light sources 375Animating the soda can 376Exporting your animation 378Creating 3D Text 380Applying materials to the 3D mesh 383Rendering and Rasterizing your 3D images 384Exporting your 3D image 386Self study 387Review 387 Lesson 14: Photoshop CS6 New FeaturesStarting up 389New Look and Feel 390Sketch and paint with new brush tips 391New content-aware tools 393Investigating the Content-Aware Move tool 394Stroke and fills 395Layer panel improvements 398More options for creating patterns 399New and improved 3D features 401OpenGL is now required 401Better tool unification 4013D Widgets 4013D Merge improved 401
Jennifer Smith is cofounder of American Graphics Institute as well as a Certified Technical Trainer. She is a member of the AGI Creative Team, which develops and delivers training programs for creative, marketing, and communications professionals globally.
You have a personal tutor in the Digital Classroom If you want expert instruction that fits into your schedule, the Digital Classroom series delivers. Expert instructors guide you through 14 lessons, helping you learn essential Photoshop CS6 skills at your own speed. Full-color, step-by-step instructions in the book are enhanced with video tutorials on the companion DVD. With this Digital Classroom training package, you have your own private instructor showing you the easiest way to learn Photoshop CS6. Edit images just as you want by using selections, layers, and masking techniques Make an image look great using expert color correction and retouching tips Apply enhanced photo-editing capabilities while leaving your original image untouched Prepare images for use in print, web, and video Create realistic compositions using new and improved tools Learn to work faster and keep your images organized with Adobe Bridge
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