Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual

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Photoshop CC is truly amazing, but it can also be overwhelming if you’re just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop as easy as possible by explaining things in a friendly, conversational style—without technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you’ll delve deep into Photoshop’s secrets with expert tips and practical editing advice you can ...

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Overview

Photoshop CC is truly amazing, but it can also be overwhelming if you’re just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop as easy as possible by explaining things in a friendly, conversational style—without technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you’ll delve deep into Photoshop’s secrets with expert tips and practical editing advice you can use every day.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Learn your way around. Take a tour of Photoshop’s workspace and learn how to customize it.
  • Unlock the magic. Use layers, masks, and Smart Objects to safely edit your images.
  • Perfect your photos. Learn techniques for cropping, color-correcting, retouching, and combining photos.
  • Master color. Drain, change, and add color; create gorgeous black-and-whites, partial-color effects, and duotones.
  • Be artistic. Create illustrations, paintings, and pro-level text; use filters effectively, edit video, and create 3D art.
  • Share your work. Produce great-looking images for print, presentations, and the Web.
  • Work smarter and faster. Automate common chores and install plug-ins for complex tasks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449342418
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2013
  • Pages: 892
  • Sales rank: 137,443
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lesa Snider is on a mission to teach the world to create—and use!—better graphics. She’s an internationally acclaimed speaker, a stock photographer, and the founder of the creative tutorial site PhotoLesa.com. Lesa is the author of many video-training workshops (www.lesa.in/clvideos) and the coauthor of iPhoto ’11: The Missing Manual. She writes a regular column for Photoshop User, Elements Techniques, and Macworld magazines, and contributes frequently to Design-Tools.com and PlanetPhotoshop.com. Lesa is also a long-time member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of instructors and can be spotted teaching at many other conferences around the globe. You can connect with her online on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PhotoLesa), YouTube (www.lesa.in/ytvideochannel), Twitter (@PhotoLesa), and www.PhotoLesa.com.

During her free time, you’ll find Lesa carving the twisties on her sportbike, dressed up in her Star Trek best at a sci-fi convention with her husband, or hanging with fellow Apple Mac enthusiasts. Lesa is a proud member of the BMWMOA and the First Lady of the Colorado Mac User Group (www.CoMUG.com) a.k.a. the Boulder Mac Maniacs. Email: lesa@photolesa.com.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Foreword

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Photoshop CC Guided Tour

Chapter 3: Opening, Viewing, and Saving Files

Chapter 4: Layers: The Key to Nondestructive Editing

Chapter 5: Selections: Choosing What to Edit

Chapter 6: Understanding Channels

Chapter 7: Cropping, Resizing, and Rotating

Chapter 8: Combining Images

Chapter 9: Draining, Changing, and Adding Color

Chapter 10: Correcting Color and Lighting

Chapter 11: Changing Reality: Removing and Repositioning

Chapter 12: The Art of Sharpening

Chapter 13: Painting in Photoshop

Chapter 14: Drawing with the Vector Tools

Chapter 15: Creating Artistic Text

Chapter 16: The Wide World of Filters

Chapter 17: Photoshop and Print

Chapter 18: Photoshop and the Web

Chapter 19: Working Smarter with Actions

Chapter 20: Beyond Photoshop: Plug-Ins

Chapter 21: Photoshop and Video

Chapter 22: Photoshop and 3D

Chapter 23: Using Adobe Bridge

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