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Learn Adobe Photoshop CC for Visual Communication: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation / Edition 1

Learn Adobe Photoshop CC for Visual Communication: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation / Edition 1

by Rob Schwartz
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ISBN-13: 2900134397770
Publisher: Adobe Press
Publication date: 02/19/2016
Series: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Rob Schwartz is an award winning teacher with over 15 years experience in Technical Education. Rob opened the first Technical High School in the county, McFatter Technical High School, and his teaching is very influenced by that experience. He is a popular speaker at state, local, and national conferences, and often presents for Adobe on Photoshop, Illustrator, and teaching strategies. His focus on Industry Certifications and Problem-Based Learning strategies are the secrets to his success. Rob is also an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Education Leader, and won the prestigious Impact Award from Adobe as well as the #1 Educator World Wide award from Certiport. Find out more about Rob by taking a peek into his online curriculum website at Rob lives and works in South Florida.

Table of Contents

Getting Started viii

1 Meet Photoshop 3

Why We're Here 4

Getting to Know Photoshop 5

Organizing Your Data 12

A Quick Word on Creative Cloud 13

Let's Get Going! 14

2 Fast Photo Fixes 17

Cleaning Up Your First Image 18

Shrink, Sharpen, and Save for the Web 20

Fix Color Balance 24

Basic Photo Restoration 26

Fix Color in Aged Photos 28

Removing Dust and Scratches 31

Perfecting Great Images 33

3 Restoring and Colorizing Damaged Photos 37

Restore Damaged Photos 38

Rotate and Straighten the Image 39

Sharpen and Save 48

Colorize Black-and-white Images 49

Add More Layers and Colors 58

From Photo Editing to Designing 62

Save for Multiple Purposes 70

4 Event Flyer 77

Designing for Print 78

Create a Print Document 79

Import Images 83

Blend the Image 86

Master Text 88

Enhance Designs Using Creative Tools 94

Working with Pilfers 100

Client Review 105

Making It Final 109

5 Myths and Monsters 113

Create a Mystical Animal 114

Believable Blending 117

Perfect Masks and Selections 119

Finishing Touches 121

6 Digital Decorating 127

Create a New Document 128

About Artboards 129

Smart Is as Smart Does 129

Mask Mastery 133

Brush Mastery 136

Bring in the Lead Character 140

Get Creative 144

Warp Tour 145

Color Coordinated 147

Shapes, Splatters, and Selections 151

Final Tweaks 165

Quick Phone Wallpaper 166

7 Publishing Awesome 169

Print at Home or Work 169

Save for the Web 171

Design for Commercial Printing 177

Create Images for Use in Other Applications 178

Get to the Next Level 179

8 Working with Insiders 181

Insider Terminology 182

Images and industries 184

Wrapping Things Up 188

Leveling Up with Design 191

Creativity Is a Skill 192

The Design Hierarchy 193

The Elements of Art 197

The Principles of Design 225

Wrapping Up the Design Concepts 233

10 Working with Outsiders 234

Who You're Talking For and Who You're Talking To 236

Copyrights and Wrongs 240

Think Like a Boss 246

Conclusion 255

ACA Objectives Covered 256

Glossary 262

Index 270

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