Peter Bauer - Adobe Photoshop CS6 For Dummies

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Peter Bauer - Adobe Photoshop CS6 For Dummies

Adobe Photoshop CS6 For Dummies

Год: 2012

Автор: Peter Bauer

Жанр: CG Photoshop

Издательство: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-118-26471-3

Серия: For Dummies

Язык: Английский

Формат: PDF

Качество: Отсканированные страницы

Интерактивное оглавление: Нет

Количество страниц: 435

Описание: Adobe Photoshop is one of the most important computer programs of our age. It's made photo editing a commonplace thing, something for the everyperson. Still, Photoshop can be a scary thing (especially that first purchase price!), comprising a jungle of menus and panels and tools and options and shortcuts as well as a bewildering array of add-ons and plug-ins. And that’s why you’re holding this book in your hands. And why I wrote it. And why John Wiley & Sons published it. You want to make sense of Photoshop - or, at the very least, be able to work competently and efficiently in the program, accomplishing those tasks that need to get done. You want a reference that discusses how things work and what things do, not in a technogeek or encyclopedic manner, but rather as an experienced friend might explain something to you. Although step-by-step explanations are okay if they show how something works, you don’t need rote recipes that don’t apply to the work you do. You don’t mind discovering tricks, as long as they can be applied to your images and artwork in a productive, meaningful manner. You're in the right place!

About This Book ............................................................................................ ..I

How This Book Is Organized ........................................................................ .. 2

Part I: Breezing through Basic Training ............................................ .. 2

Part II: Easy Enhancements for Digital Images ................................. .. 2

Part III: Creating “Art” in Photoshop ................................................. .. 3

Part IV: Power Photoshop ................................................................... .. 3

Part V: The Part of Tens ...................................................................... ..3

Conventions Used in This Book ................................................................... ..4

Icons Used in This Book ............................................................................... ..4

How to Use This Book ................................................................................... ..5

Where to Go from Here ................................................................................. .. 5

Part I: Breezinq through Basic Training ......... ........... .. 7

Chapter 1: Welcome to Photoshop! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Exploring Adobe Photoshop ........................................................................ .. 9

What Photoshop is designed to do ................................................. .. 10

New features to help you do those jobs ......................................... .. 10

Other things you can do with Photoshop ....................................... .. 13

Viewing Photoshop’s Parts and Processes .............................................. .. 15

Reviewing basic computer operations ............................................ .. 15

Photoshop’s incredible selective Undo .......................................... .. 17

Installing Photoshop: Need to know ................................................ ..19

Chapter 2: Knowing Just Enough about Digital Images . . . . . . . . . . . .21

What Exactly Is a Digital Image? ................................................................ ..22

The True Nature of Pixels ........................................................................... .. 22

How Many Pixels Can Dance on the Head of a Pin? ................................ .. 24

Resolution revelations ...................................................................... .. 25

Resolving image resolution .............................................................. .. 26

File Formats: Which Do You Need? ........................................................... .. 35

Formats for digital photos ................................................................ .. 35

Formats for web graphics ................................................................. .. 37

Formats for commercial printing ..................................................... .. 38

Formats for PowerPoint and Word .................................................. ..39

Chapter 3: Taking the Chefs Tour of Your Photoshop Kitchen . . . . . .41

Food for Thought: How Things Work ........................................................ ..42

Ordering from the menus ................................................................. ..42

Your platter full of panels ................................................................. .. 43

The tools of your trade ..................................................................... ..46

Get Cookin’ with Customization ................................................................ .. 47

Clearing the table: Custom workspaces .......................................... ..48

Sugar and spice, shortcuts are nice ................................................ .. 50

Spoons can’t chop: Creating tool presets ....................................... .. 51

Season to Taste: The Photoshop Settings ................................................ .. 52

Standing orders: Setting the Preferences ....................................... .. 53

Ensuring consistency: Color Settings .............................................. .. 60

When Good Programs Go Bad: Fixing Photoshop ................................... .. 61

Chapter 4: Getting Images into and out of Photoshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Bringing Images into Photoshop ............................................................... .. 64

Downloading from your digital camera .......................................... .. 65

Scanning prints .................................................................................. .. 67

Keeping Your Images Organized ............................................................... .. 71

Creating a folder structure ............................................................... .. 71

Using Adobe Bridge ........................................................................... .. 72

Renaming image files easily .............................................................. .. 74

Printing Your Images ................................................................................... .. 75

Cropping to a specific aspect ratio .................................................. .. 76

Remembering resolution .................................................................. .. 78

Controlling color using Filet:2Print ................................................... .. 79

Considering color management solutions ...................................... .. 81

Printing alternatives .......................................................................... .. 82

Sharing Your Images ................................................................................... .. 83

Creating PDFs and websites ............................................................. ..83

E-mailing your images ....................................................................... .. 84

Part II: Easy Enhancements for Digital Images ........... .. 85

Chapter 5: Adding Dark Shadows and Sparkling Highlights . . . . . . . .87

Adjusting Tonality to Make Your Images Pop .......................................... ..88

Histograms Simplified ................................................................................. .. 88

Using Photoshop’s Auto Corrections ........................................................ ..92

Levels and Curves and You ........................................................................ ..93

Level-headed you! .............................................................................. .. 95

Tonal corrections with the eyedroppers ........................................ .. 97

Adjusting your curves without dieting ........................................... .. 98

................and other

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