BN.com Gift Guide

Photoshop CS6 in Easy Steps

Overview

With each new release, Adobe Photoshop extends its position as THE most powerful software for manipulating digital images. Photoshop CS6 is no different - with a host of new options to further push the boundaries of your imagination.

With so many features packed in one application, learning Photoshop can be a daunting task. But fear not - you can now learn it in easy steps!

Photoshop CS6 in easy steps breaks down the complex and complicated ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers and in stores.

Pick Up In Store Near You

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $9.31   
  • New (5) from $9.31   
  • Used (4) from $9.49   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$9.31
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10652)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$11.71
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17860)

Condition: New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$13.49
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(4533)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$22.95
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(95)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 1840785578 Special order direct from the distributor.

Ships from: Victoria, Canada

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$37.14
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(888)

Condition: New
1840785578 Brand New. Exact book as advertised. Delivery in 4-14 business days (not calendar days). We are not able to expedite delivery.

Ships from: Romulus, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

With each new release, Adobe Photoshop extends its position as THE most powerful software for manipulating digital images. Photoshop CS6 is no different - with a host of new options to further push the boundaries of your imagination.

With so many features packed in one application, learning Photoshop can be a daunting task. But fear not - you can now learn it in easy steps!

Photoshop CS6 in easy steps breaks down the complex and complicated into small, easy-to-digest chunks. Master the essentials and then gently explore the full creative potential of Photoshop CS6.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840785579
  • Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: In Easy Steps Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Shufflebotham is a software training consultant with over 20 years’ industry experience. He trains on a regular basis for some of the largest and most prestigious magazine, book and newspaper publishers in the world. He also has a MA in Electronic Media. Robert is a successful In Easy Steps author, with all earlier editions of Photoshop in easy steps to his credit.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 Basic Theory 7

Bitmaps and Vectors 8

Pixels and Resolution 10

RGB and CMYK Color Models 11

Color Management 13

2 The Working Environment 15

The Working Environment 16

Using the Tool Panel 18

Document and Scratch Sizes 20

Ruler Guides and Grids 21

Zooming and Moving Around 22

The Info Panel 23

Panel Techniques 24

Controlling the Workspace 26

Save and Load Custom Settings 27

Printing 28

The History Panel 29

3 Open and Save Files 31

Opening Images in Photoshop 32

Scanning into Photoshop 33

Opening and Placing EPS files 34

Bridge 36

Mini Bridge 39

Adobe Camera Raw 41

Graduated Filter Tool 43

Saving Files 44

TIFF Format 45

Photoshop EPS 47

Save as JPEG 48

Creating a New File 49

Photomerge 50

4 Image and Color Basics 51

Rotating an Image 52

Resizing without Resampling 53

Resampling up 54

Sampling Down 56

Cropping an Image 58

Adding a Border 59

Image Modes 60

Duotone Mode 62

Foreground & Background Colors 63

Eyedropper and Color Sampler 64

The Color Picker 65

The Color Panel 67

The Swatches Panel 68

5 The Painting Tools 69

The Brush Preset Picker 70

The Brush Panel 72

Custom Brush Settings 74

Brush Tip Shape Settings 76

Brush Presets 77

Mixer Brush Tool 78

The Pencil Tool 80

The Gradient Tool 81

The Paint Bucket Tool 82

Blending Modes 83

Creating Rasterized Shapes 86

6 The Editing Tools 87

Blur, Sharpen and Smudge 88

The Clone Stamp Tool 89

Dodge, Burn and Sponge 90

The Eraser Tool 91

The Magic Eraser 92

The Background Eraser 93

The Healing Brush Tool 94

The Spot Healing Brush Tool 95

The Patch Tool 96

Color Replacement Tool 97

Content-Aware Move Tool 98

7 Selections 99

Marquee Selection Tools 100

Marquee Options 101

Moving Selected Pixels 102

The Lasso Tools 103

The Magic Wand Tool 105

The Quick Selection Tool 106

Refine Edge 107

Feathering Selections 109

Modifying Selections 110

Grow and Similar Commands 111

Pasting into Selections 112

Filling a Selection 113

Copying and Pasting Selections 115

Transforming Selections 116

8 Layers 117

Working with Layers 118

Merge and Flatten Layers 120

Moving Layers Between Images 121

Selecting and Linking Layers 122

Locking Layers 123

Layer Groups 124

Layer Styles 125

Transforming Layers 128

New Layer Commands 129

Layer Comps 130

Smart Objects 131

Warping 133

Auto-Align/Blend Layers 135

The Styles Panel 137

Content Aware Scaling 139

Puppet Warp 141

9 Working with Type 143

Creating Point Type 144

Creating Paragraph Type 145

Editing and Selecting Type 146

Character Settings 147

Paragraph Settings 149

Masked Type 150

Type and Layer Styles 151

Type Effects 152

10 Paths 153

Converting Selections to Paths 154

Using the Pen Tool 155

Selecting Paths and Points 157

Managing Points 158

Manipulating Points 159

Exporting Paths 160

Creating Shape Layers 162

Fill and Stroke for Shapes 163

11 Channels and Masks 165

Quick Mask Mode 166

The Channels Panel 167

Save and Load Selections 168

Editing Alpha Channel Masks 170

Channel and Quick Mask Options 171

Layer Masks 172

Pixel and Vector Masks 174

Mask Properties Panel 176

12 Color Adjustments 177

Brightness/Contrast 178

Auto Tone and Auto Color 179

The Levels Dialog Box 180

The Curves Dialog Box 182

The Histogram Panel 184

The Adjustments Panel 186

Vibrance Adjustment 189

Color Balance 190

Black & White Command 191

Shadow/Highlight Command 192

13 Filters 193

Filter Controls 194

Unsharp Mask and Sharpen Filters 195

Smart Sharpen 197

Blur Filters 198

Noise Filters 200

Reduce Noise Filter 202

The Liquify Dialog Box 203

Liquify Distortion Tools 204

Filter Gallery 205

Vanishing Point 207

Editing Perspective Planes 209

Smart Filters 210

14 Web and Multimedia 211

Save for Web 212

Saving Optimized Images 214

GIF Optimization Settings 216

JPEG Optimization Settings 217

PNG File Format 218

Indexed Color Mode 219

Color Palettes 220

Dithering 222

15 Animations and Slices 223

Creating a Simple Animation 224

Playing and Managing Frames 226

Optimize and Save Animations 228

Tweening 229

Slicing Images 230

Working with Slices 231

Optimizing and Saving Slices 233

Index 235

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)