Adobe® Photoshop® CC Classroom in a Book®

Book description

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop CC

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book contains 14 lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, goto and redeem the unique code provided inside this book.

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.”

Barbara Binder,
Adobe Certified Instructor
Rocky Mountain Training

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. How to Get Your Lesson Files
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new in this edition
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge
    5. Starting Adobe Photoshop
    6. Accessing the Classroom in a Book files
    7. Restoring default preferences
    8. Additional resources
    9. Adobe certification
  6. 1. Getting to Know the Work Area
    1. Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
    2. Using the tools
    3. Setting tool properties
    4. Undoing actions in Photoshop
    5. More about panels and panel locations
    6. Customizing the workspace
    7. Finding resources for using Photoshop
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  7. 2. Basic Photo Corrections
    1. Strategy for retouching
    2. Resolution and image size
    3. Getting started
    4. Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
    5. Adjusting the color and tone
    6. Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
    7. Using content-aware fill
    8. Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
    9. Applying a content-aware patch
    10. Sharpening the image
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  8. 3. Working with Selections
    1. About selecting and selection tools
    2. Getting started
    3. Using the Quick Selection tool
    4. Moving a selected area
    5. Manipulating selections
    6. Using the Magic Wand tool
    7. Selecting with the lasso tools
    8. Rotating a selection
    9. Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
    10. Selecting from a center point
    11. Resizing and copying a selection
    12. Cropping an image
    13. Review questions
    14. Review answers
  9. 4. Layer Basics
    1. About layers
    2. Getting started
    3. Using the Layers panel
    4. Rearranging layers
    5. Applying a gradient to a layer
    6. Applying a layer style
    7. Adding an adjustment layer
    8. Updating layer effects
    9. Adding a border
    10. Flattening and saving files
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  10. 5. Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs
    1. Getting started
    2. About camera raw files
    3. Processing files in Camera Raw
    4. Applying advanced color correction
    5. Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
    6. Correcting image distortion
    7. Adding depth of field
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  11. 6. Masks and Channels
    1. Working with masks and channels
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating a mask
    4. Refining a mask
    5. Creating a quick mask
    6. Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
    7. Working with channels
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  12. 7. Typographic Design
    1. About type
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating a clipping mask from type
    4. Creating type on a path
    5. Warping point type
    6. Designing paragraphs of type
    7. Working with type styles
    8. Adding a rounded rectangle
    9. Adding vertical text
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  13. 8. Vector Drawing Techniques
    1. About bitmap images and vector graphics
    2. About paths and the Pen tool
    3. Getting started
    4. Using paths with artwork
    5. Creating vector objects for the background
    6. Working with defined custom shapes
    7. Importing a Smart Object
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  14. 9. Advanced Compositing
    1. Getting started
    2. Arranging layers
    3. Using Smart Filters
    4. Painting a layer
    5. Adding a background
    6. Automating a multistep task
    7. Upscaling a low-resolution image
    8. Saving the image for four-color printing
    9. Matching color schemes across images
    10. Stitching a panorama
    11. Finishing the image
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  15. 10. Editing Video
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating a new video project
    3. Animating text with keyframes
    4. Creating effects
    5. Adding transitions
    6. Adding audio
    7. Muting unwanted audio
    8. Rendering video
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  16. 11. Painting with the Mixer Brush
    1. About the Mixer Brush
    2. Getting started
    3. Selecting brush settings
    4. Mixing colors
    5. Creating a custom brush preset
    6. Mixing colors with a photograph
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  17. 12. Working with 3D Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating a 3D shape from a layer
    3. Manipulating 3D objects
    4. Adding 3D objects
    5. Merging 3D layers to share the same 3D space
    6. Positioning objects in a scene
    7. Applying materials to 3D objects
    8. Lighting a 3D scene
    9. Rendering a 3D scene
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  18. 13. Preparing Files for the Web
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating slices
    3. Exporting HTML and images
    4. Using the Zoomify feature
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  19. 14. Producing and Printing Consistent Color
    1. About color management
    2. Getting started
    3. Specifying color-management settings
    4. Proofing an image
    5. Identifying out-of-gamut colors
    6. Adjusting an image and printing a proof
    7. Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
    8. Printing
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  20. Appendix: Tools Panel Overview
    1. Photoshop CC Tools panel
  21. Index
  22. Production Notes
    1. Images
    2. Team credits
    3. Contributors
    4. Special Thanks

Product information

  • Title: Adobe® Photoshop® CC Classroom in a Book®
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: June 2013
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780133430837