Adobe Photoshop CC on Demand

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• Online Adobe certification resources for both ACE and ACA

• More than 500 essential Photoshop CC tasks

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Overview

Need answers quickly? Adobe Photoshop CC on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

Includes

• Online Workshops that focus on real-world techniques

• Online Adobe certification resources for both ACE and ACA

• More than 500 essential Photoshop CC tasks

Inside the Book

• Improve productivity and efficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud

• Use automatic saving options for better efficiency and protection

• Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects

• Use Adobe Camera Raw to enhance or correct a photo

• Use content-aware options for scaling and fill

• Create eye-catching images with special effect filters

• Select and modify one or more shapes at the same time

• Create character and paragraph styles to manage and use text

• Transform video in Photoshop just like an image

• Create and manipulate 3D models using presets and custom options

Numbered Steps guide you through each task

See Also points you to related information in the book

Did You Know alerts you to tips and techniques

Illustrations with matching steps

Tasks are presented on one or two pages

Bonus Online Content

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• Workshops and related files

• Keyboard shortcutsVisit the author site: perspection.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789751621
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 7/31/2013
  • Series: On Demand Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 401,941
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Johnson has written more than 80 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Edge Animate, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Adobe InDesign CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe Flash Professional CS5, Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Office 2013 and 2010, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Macintosh, and Apple OS X Mountain Lion. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys coaching baseball, playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. Steve and his family live in Northern California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xix

1 Getting Started with Photoshop CC 1

Installing Photoshop 2 New!

Starting Photoshop 4 New!

Viewing the Photoshop Window 6 New!

Showing and Hiding Panels 7

Working with Panels 8

Working with Photoshop Tools 10

Creating a New Document 12

Selecting Color Modes and Resolution 13

Creating a New Document Using Presets 14

Working with Non-Square Pixels 15

Opening Images 16 New!

Inserting Images in a Document 17

Importing Raw Data from a Digital Camera 18 New!

Working with Smart Objects 20

Changing Image Size and Resolution 22 New!

Checking for Updates Online 24 New!

Getting Help While You Work 26

Saving a Document 28 New!

Using the Status Bar 30 New!

Closing a Document 31

Finishing Up 32

2 Understanding Navigation and Measurement Systems 33

Changing the View Size with the Navigator Panel 34

Changing the View Area with the Navigator Panel 35

Changing the Color of the Navigator Panel View Box 36

Changing the Screen Display Mode 37

Changing the View with the Zoom Tool 38 New!

Increasing or Decreasing Magnification 40 New!

Moving Images in the Document Window 41

Working with Multiple Documents 42

Working with One Image in Multiple Windows 43

Moving Layers Between Documents 44

Creating Notes 45

Working with the Info Panel 46

Changing How the Info Panel Measures Color 47

Working with Rulers 48

Counting Objects in an Image 50 New!

Taking Measurements in an Image 52 New!

Creating Tool Presets 54

3 Customizing the Way You Work 55

Optimizing Photoshop 56

Setting General Preferences 58

Setting File Handling Preferences 60 New!

Setting Interface Preferences 62

Changing Sync Settings Preferences 64 New!

Setting Cursors Preferences 66

Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences 67

Working with Units & Rulers 68

Working with Guides, Grid & Slices 70

Setting Plug-Ins Preferences 72

Selecting Scratch Disks 73

Allocating Memory & Image Cache 74

Setting Type Preferences 76

Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager 77

Using and Customizing Workspaces 78

Building Specialized Workspaces 80

Creating a Customized User Interface 81

Defining Shortcut Keys 82

4 Mastering the Art of Selection 83

Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool 84

Using the Elliptical Marquee Tool 85

Using the Single Row and Single Column Marquee Tools 86

Using the Lasso Marquee Tool 87

Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool 88

Using the Polygonal Lasso Tool 90

Using the Quick Selection Tool 91

Using the Magic Wand Tool 92

Selecting by Color Range 93 New!

Refining a Selection Edge 94

Modifying an Existing Selection 96

Working with an Existing Selection 98 New!

Copying and Pasting a Selection 99

Using Channels to Create and Store Selections 100

Using Free Transform and Transform 102

Using the Crop Tool 104 New!

Using the Perspective Crop Tool 106

Using Content-Aware Scaling 107

Using Content-Aware Fill 108

Using Content-Aware Patch 110

Using Content-Aware Move and Extend 111

Using the Puppet Warp 112

5 Working with Layers 113

Understanding the Layers Panel 114

Defining Layer Designations and Attributes 115

Creating a New Layer 116

Selecting Layers 118

Creating a Layer Group 119

Creating a Selection from a Layer 120

Creating a Layer from a Selection 121

Converting a Background into a Layer 122

Controlling Image Information Using the Layers Panel 124

Filtering Layers 125 New!

Isolating Layers 126 New!

Moving and Copying Layers 127

Duplicating a Layer 128

Deleting Layers 129

Using Merge Layer Options 130

Linking and Unlinking Layers 131

Aligning and Combining Layers 132

Aligning Layers with Smart Guides 134

Working with Layer Blending Modes 135

Setting Layer Opacity 136

Working with the Layer Comps Panel 137

Exporting Layers as Files 138

Copying CSS from Layers 139 New!

Setting Layers Panel Options 140

6 Working with the History Panel 141

Setting History Panel Options 142

Working with Linear and Non-Linear History 144

Controlling the Creative Process with Snapshots 146

Duplicating a History State in Another Document 147

Saving the History State of a Document 148

Reviewing the History State Text File 149

Combining the History Brush with a History State 150

Using the Art History Brush 152

Changing the Eraser Tool into the History Brush 153

Controlling History States 154

7 Working with Adjustment Layers, Filters, and Tools 155

Creating an Adjustment Layer 156

Modifying an Adjustment Layer 157

Merging Adjustment Layers 158

Creating a Temporary Composite Image 159

Controlling Adjustment Layers with Clipping Groups 160

Deleting an Adjustment Layer 161

Using Blending Modes and Opacity with Layers 162

Using Masks with Adjustment Layers 164

Creating Masks with Selections 165

Using the Add Noise Filter 166

Using the Reduce Noise Filter 167

Keeping Proper Perspective with Vanishing Point 168 New!

Working with the Lens Correction Filter 170

Using the Box, Surface, and Shape Blur Filters 172

Using the Gaussian Blur and Despeckle Filters 174

Using the Unsharp Mask Filter 175

Using the Shake Reduction Filter 176 New!

Using the Smart Sharpen Filter 178 New!

Using Sharpen, Blur and Smudge Tools 180

Using the Clone Stamp Tool 181

Setting Up Multiple Clone Sources 182

Using the Dodge and Burn Tools 183

Using the Healing Brush and Patch Tools 184

Working with the Spot Healing Brush 186

Working with the Red Eye Tool 187

Controlling Tonal Range 188

Working with the Histogram Panel 190

8 Understanding Colors and Channels 191

Working with 8-, 16-, and 32-Bit Images 192

Working with the Channels Panel 194

Working with Color Modes 195

Understanding the RGB Color Mode 196

Understanding the CMYK Color Mode 197

Understanding the Grayscale Color Mode 198

Understanding the Bitmap Color Mode 199

Understanding the Indexed Color Mode 200

Understanding the Lab Color Mode 202

Understanding the Duotone Color Mode 203

Using the Multichannel Color Mode 204

Using the Replace Color Adjustment 205

Working with the Color Panel 206 New!

Working with the Swatches Panel 208 New!

Using the Stroke and Fill Commands 210

Creating Spot Color Channels 212

Using the Auto Contrast and Auto Color Commands 213

Using Levels Adjustment Commands 214

Using the Exposure Adjustment 215

Using Curves and Color Adjustments 216

Adjusting Hue and Saturation 218

Adjusting Vibrance 219

Using the Selective Color Adjustment 220

Using the Channel Mixer Adjustment 221

Using the Gradient Map Adjustment 222

Using the Photo Filter Adjustment 223

Using the Invert and Equalize Commands 224

Using the Threshold and Posterize Adjustments 225

Using the HDR Toning Adjustment 226

Using the Shadows/Highlights Adjustment 228

Using the Black & White Adjustment 229

Using the Match Color Adjustment 230

9 Using the Paint, Shape Drawing, and Eraser Tools 231

Selecting Foreground and Background Colors 232

Using the Brush and Brush Presets Panel 234

Modifying the Brush Presets Panel 235

Selecting Brush Tip Sets 236

Adjusting Brush Tips 237

Adjusting Bristle Brush Tips 238

Creating Customized Brush Tips 239

Saving Customized Brush Tips 240

Working with the Brush and Airbrush Tools 241

Working with the Mixer Brush Tool 242

Working with the Pencil Tool 243

Working with Auto Erase 244

Working with the Line Tool 245

Working with the Shape Tool 246

Working with the Custom Shape Tool 247

Working with Shape Layers 248 New!

Arranging Shape Layers 250

Creating a Custom Shape 251

Saving Custom Shape Sets 252

Using the Paint Bucket Tool 253

Working with the Eraser Tools 254

Working with the Magic Eraser Tool 256

Creating and Applying Gradients 257

Creating and Saving Customized Gradients 258

Using the Color Replacement Tool 260

10 Creating Masks 261

Understanding Layer and Vector Masks 262

Creating a Layer Mask 263

Using Paint Tools with Layer Masks 264

Using Selections to Generate Complex Layer Masks 265

Using Layer Masks to Generate Soft Transparency 266

Creating Unique Layer Mask Effects 267

Creating a Vector Mask 268

Modifying Layer and Vector Masks 269

Modifying Selection Masks 270 New!

Creating Channel Masks 272

Creating Channel Masks from Scratch 273

Modifying Channel Mask Options 274

Creating Channel Masks from Selections 275

Making Channel Masks from Native Color Channels 276

Loading Channel Masks from Selections 278

Moving Channel Masks Between Documents 280

Combining Channel Masks 281

Using the Quick Mask Mode 282

Working with Quick Mask Options 283

Modifying Selections with Quick Mask Mode 284

11 Using the Paths Panel 285

Understanding Vector and Raster Images 286

Converting a Selection into a Path 287

Working with Pen Tools 288 New!

Creating Paths Using the Freeform Pen Tool 290

Using the Magnetic Option with the Freeform Pen Tool 291

Adding and Deleting Anchor Points 292 New!

Modifying Anchor Points 294 New!

Modifying Existing Direction Lines 296

Converting Straight Points and Curved Points 297

Working with Clipping Paths 298

Filling an Area of an Image Using Paths 300

Stroking an Area of an Image Using Paths 301

Creating Shapes as Paths 302

Exporting Paths to Adobe Illustrator 303

Exporting Paths Using the Export Method 304

12 Working with Layer Styles 305

Understanding Layer Styles 306

Adding a Layer Style 307

Creating and Modifying a Drop Shadow 308

Working with Bevel and Emboss 310

Working with Contour and Texture 312

Applying a Color Overlay 314

Using the Stroke Layer Style 315

Using Pattern Overlays 316

Working with Outer Glow and Inner Shadow 318

Applying an Inner Glow Style 320

Creating Customized Layer Styles 322

Creating Customized Styles Using the Styles Panel 324

Moving Existing Layer Styles 326

13 Getting Creative with Type 327

Using Standard Type Tools 328

Working with Type Options 330

Working with the Character Panel 332

Working with the Paragraph Panel 334

Setting Anti-aliasing Options 335 New!

Using the Warp Text Option 336

Creating Type Styles 338

Working with Type Styles 340

Working with Default Type Styles 341 New!

Using Spell Check 342

Finding and Replacing Text 343

Using the Rasterize Type Command 344

Creating Work Paths and Shapes from Type Layers 345

Creating Shape Layers 346

Creating a Type Mask 347

Isolating Image Pixels Using a Type Mask 348

Creating Chiseled Type with a Type Mask 350

Using Masks to Generate Special Effects 352

Creating and Modifying Text on a Path 354

14 Manipulating Images with Filters 355

Working with the Filter Gallery 356

Creating and Working with Smart Filters 358 New!

Applying Multiple Filters to an Image 359

Applying the Liquify Filter 360 New!

Working with Liquify Options 362 New!

Working with Liquify Mask Options 364

Working with Liquify View Options 365

Creating a Liquify Mesh 366

Applying a Liquify Mesh 367

Using the Camera Raw Filter 368 New!

Using the Upright Filter 369 New!

Using the Radial Filter 370 New!

Using the Spot Removal Filter 371 New!

Using the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter 372

Using the Oil Paint Filter 374

Using the Lighting Effects Filter 375

Using the Blur Filter Gallery 376 New!

Using the Lens Blur Filter 378

Working with Photo Filters 380

Blending Modes and Filter Effects 381

Building Custom Patterns 382

Applying a Fade Effect 384

Controlling Filters Using Selections 385

Using a Channel Mask to Control Filter Effects 386

Protecting Images with Watermarks 388

Viewing Various Filter Effects 390

15 Automating Your Work with Actions 393

Examining the Actions Panel 394 New!

Building a New Action 396

Recording an Action 397

Adding a Stop to an Action 398

Controlling the Playback of a Command 399

Adding a Command to an Action 400

Deleting a Command from an Action 401

Working with Modal Controls in an Action 402

Changing the Order of Commands in an Action 403

Copying an Action 404

Running an Action Inside an Action 405

Setting a Condition in an Action 406 New!

Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action 407

Moving and Copying Actions Between Sets 408

Saving Actions into Sets 409

Saving Actions as Files 410

Running a Built-in or Custom a Script 411

Enhancing the Process with Droplets 412

Using a Droplet 414

16 Controlling Image Output 415

Setting Document Print Options 416

Setting Print Output Options 418

Setting Print Color Management Options 420

Printing a Document in Macintosh 422

Printing a Document in Windows 424

Changing Printer Settings 425

Printing One Copy 426

Understanding File Formats 427

Saving a Document with a Different File Format 428

Inserting File Information into a Document 430

Understanding File Compression 432

Understanding Monitor, Image, and Device Resolution 433

Preparing Clip Art for the Web 434

Preparing a Photograph for the Web 436

Preparing an Image for the Press 438

Preparing an Image for an Inkjet or Laser Printer 440

Sharing on Behance 442 New!

17 Working with Automate Commands 443

Working with Batch File Processing 444

Working with Conditional Mode Change 446

Cropping and Straightening Photos 447

Converting a Multi-Page PDF to PSD 448

Creating a PDF Document 450

Creating a Contact Sheet 452

Creating Panoramic Images 454

Processing Lens Correction 456

Merging Images to HDR Pro 458

Processing Multiple Image Files 460

Adjusting an Image Fit Size 462

18 Managing Color from Monitor to Print 463

Producing Consistent Color 464

Calibrating Using Hardware and Software 465

Setting Up Soft-Proof Colors 466

Changing from Additive (RGB) to Subtractive (CMYK) 468

Working with Rendering Intents 469

Printing a Hard Proof 470

Working with Color Management 472

Embedding ICC Color Profiles 474

Assigning a Different Profile to a Document 475

Converting Document Colors to Another Profile 476

Using Hue/Saturation for Out-Of-Gamut Colors 478

Using the Sponge Tool for Out-Of-Gamut Colors 480

Working with the Out-Of-Gamut Warning 482

19 Designing for the Web and Devices 483

Saving for the Web 484

Working with Save for Web Options 486

Optimizing an Image to File Size 487

Working with Web File Formats 488

Optimizing a JPEG Document 490

Optimizing a GIF Document 492

Optimizing a PNG-8 Document 494 New!

Optimizing a PNG-24 Document 496 New!

Optimizing a WBMP Document 497

Slicing Images the Easy Way 498

Working with Slices 500

Arranging Slices 502

Saving a Sliced Image for the Web 504

Adding HTML Text or an URL Link to a Slice 506

Defining and Editing Web Data Variables 508

Exporting an Image to Zoomify 510

20 Working with Video 511

Opening Video Files and Image Sequences 512

Creating a Video Layer 513

Modifying a Video Layer 514

Creating a Video Group 516

Adding Text to a Video Layer 517

Splitting a Video Layer 518

Cloning Video Layer Content 519

Adding a Transition to a Video Layer 520

Adding Audio to a Video Layer 521

Creating an Animation 522

Working with Animation 524

Exporting Directly to Video 526

Creating an Image from a Video 528

21 Working with 3D Models 529

Setting 3D Preferences 530

Creating 3D Models 532

Creating 3D Models Using Preset Shapes 534

Viewing the 3D Workspace 535

Modifying 3D Models 536 New!

Working with 3D Models 538 New!

Painting 3D Models 539 New!

Creating 3D Text 540

Adjusting Light with 3D Models 541

Rendering and Saving 3D Models 542 New!

22 Working Together with Adobe Programs 543

Exploring Adobe Programs 544 New!

Exploring Adobe Bridge 545

Getting Started with Adobe Bridge 546

Getting Photos from a Digital Camera 547

Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera 548 New!

Modifying Images in Camera Raw 550 New!

Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge 552

Setting Preferences in Adobe Bridge 554

Applying Image Adjustments 556

Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge 557

Using Mini Bridge 558

Scripting with Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 559

Working with Adobe Media Encoder 560

Working with Adobe Extension Manager 562 New!

Using the Adobe Exchange Panel 563 New!

Accessing Adobe Creative Cloud 564 New!

New Features 565 New!

Adobe Certification 571

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) 571

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) 574

Index 577

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