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 use every day.

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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 892
  • Sales rank: 126,745
  • 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;
About the Author;
About the Creative Team;
Acknowledgements;
The Missing Manual Series;
Foreword;
Chapter 1: Introduction;
1.1 What’s New in Photoshop CC;
1.2 About This Book;
Chapter 2: Photoshop CC Guided Tour;
2.1 Meet the Application Frame;
2.2 Working with Panels;
2.3 The Power of Undo;
2.4 Tweaking Photoshop’s Preferences;
2.5 Working with Presets;
Chapter 3: Opening, Viewing, and Saving Files;
3.1 Creating a New Document;
3.2 Saving Files;
3.3 Opening an Existing Document;
3.4 Changing Your View;
3.5 Arranging Open Images;
3.6 Guides, Grids, and Rulers;
Chapter 4: Layers: The Key to Nondestructive Editing;
4.1 Layer Basics;
4.2 Managing Layers;
4.3 Layer Blending;
4.4 Layer Masks: Digital Masking Tape;
4.5 Using Smart Objects;
4.6 Layer Styles;
Chapter 5: Selections: Choosing What to Edit;
5.1 Selection Basics;
5.2 Selecting by Shape;
5.3 Selecting by Color;
5.4 Selecting Irregular Areas;
5.5 Modifying Selections;
Chapter 6: Understanding Channels;
6.1 How Color Works;
6.2 The Channels Panel and You;
6.3 Meet the Color Channels;
6.4 The Mighty Alpha Channel;
6.5 Basic Channel Stunts;
Chapter 7: Cropping, Resizing, and Rotating;
7.1 Cropping Images;
7.2 Resizing Images;
7.3 Content-Aware Scaling;
7.4 Rotating and Distorting;
Chapter 8: Combining Images;
8.1 Cut It Out;
8.2 Pasting into a Selection;
8.3 Fading Images Together;
8.4 Layer Blend Modes;
8.5 Zapping Backgrounds with Blending Sliders;
8.6 Auto-Aligning Layers and Photomerge;
8.7 Auto-Blending Layers;
8.8 Cloning Between Documents;
8.9 Combining Vectors and Rasters;
8.10 Mapping One Image onto Another;
Chapter 9: Draining, Changing, and Adding Color;
9.1 Draining Color;
9.2 Changing Color;
9.3 Adding Color;
Chapter 10: Correcting Color and Lighting;
10.1 Quick Fixer-Uppers;
10.2 Correcting Images in Camera Raw;
10.3 Using Levels;
10.4 Working with Curves;
10.5 Creating High Dynamic Range Images;
10.6 Making Colors Pop;
10.7 Rescuing the Unfixables;
Chapter 11: Changing Reality: Removing and Repositioning;
11.1 The Great Healers;
11.2 Zapping Shines and Shadows;
11.3 Whitening Teeth;
11.4 Super Slimmers;
11.5 Skin Softeners;
11.6 Show-Stopping Eyes;
11.7 Other Creative Madness;
Chapter 12: The Art of Sharpening;
12.1 What Is Sharpening?;
12.2 Basic Sharpening;
12.3 Advanced Sharpening Techniques;
12.4 Sharpening in Camera Raw;
Chapter 13: Painting in Photoshop;
13.1 Color Theory: The Basics;
13.2 Choosing a Color Scheme;
13.3 Choosing Individual Colors;
13.4 (Re)Introducing the Brush Tool;
13.5 Customizing Brushes;
13.6 Defining a New Brush;
13.7 Installing New Brushes;
Chapter 14: Drawing with the Vector Tools;
14.1 Photoshop’s Drawing Modes;
14.2 Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool;
14.3 Saving Paths;
14.4 Drawing with the Shape Tools;
14.5 Editing Paths;
14.6 Making Selections and Masks with Paths;
Chapter 15: Creating Artistic Text;
15.1 Typography 101;
15.2 Creating and Editing Text;
15.3 Formatting Text;
15.4 Special Text Effects;
15.5 More Typographic Resources;
Chapter 16: The Wide World of Filters;
16.1 The Joy of Smart Filters;
16.2 A Filters Tour;
Chapter 17: Photoshop and Print;
17.1 The Challenge of WYSIWYG Printing;
17.2 Resizing and Formatting Files;
17.3 Printing on an Inkjet Printer;
17.4 Printing on a Commercial Offset Press;
17.5 Printing on a Digital Press;
17.6 Printing Multiple Images;
17.7 Recap: Stress-Free Printing Tips;
Chapter 18: Photoshop and the Web;
18.1 Creating Web- and Email-Friendly Images;
18.2 Animating a GIF;
18.3 Designing a Website Favicon;
18.4 Creating Web Page Mockups and Image Maps;
18.5 Protecting Your Images Online;
18.6 Building Online Photo Galleries;
Chapter 19: Working Smarter with Actions;
19.1 The Actions Panel;
19.2 Using Actions;
19.3 Managing Actions;
19.4 Creating Droplets;
19.5 Sharing Actions;
Chapter 20: Beyond Photoshop: Plug-Ins;
20.1 Adding and Removing Plug-Ins;
20.2 Managing Plug-Ins;
20.3 Noise Reducers;
20.4 Making Selections and Masking;
20.5 Color Correction and Enhancement;
20.6 Miscellaneous Plug-Ins;
Chapter 21: Photoshop and Video;
21.1 Creating Your First Video Project;
21.2 Opening and Importing Video Clips;
21.3 Editing Video;
21.4 Animating Objects and Effects;
21.5 Global Lighting;
21.6 Adding Comments;
21.7 Adding Fill and Adjustment Layers;
21.8 Adding Layer Styles;
21.9 Using Smart Filters with Video;
21.10 Cloning and Healing;
21.11 Exporting Videos;
21.12 Additional Video Resources;
Chapter 22: Photoshop and 3D;
22.1 3D Basics;
22.2 Photoshop’s 3D Environment;
22.3 Creating Other 3D Objects;
22.4 Rendering;
22.5 Saving and Exporting 3D Objects;
22.6 Editing 3D Objects;
22.7 Creating 3D Animations;
22.8 Additional 3D Resources;
Chapter 23: Using Adobe Bridge;
23.1 Installing Bridge;
23.2 Browsing through Photos;
23.3 Importing and Managing Photos;
23.4 Showing Off Your Work;
23.5 Using Mini Bridge;

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