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Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)

Book Description

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop and how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web.

In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CC (2017 release) edition covers features like new and improved search capabilities, Content-Aware Crop, Select and Mask, Face-Aware Liquify, designing with multiple artboards, and much more!

The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  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. Online content
    7. Restoring default preferences
    8. Additional resources
    9. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
  6. 1 GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA
    1. Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
    2. Using the tools
    3. Sampling a color
    4. Working with tools and tool properties
    5. Undoing actions in Photoshop
    6. More about panels and panel locations
    7. Finding resources for using Photoshop
  7. 2 BASIC PHOTO CORRECTIONS
    1. Strategy for retouching
    2. Resolution and image size
    3. Opening a file with Adobe Bridge
    4. Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
    5. Adjusting the color and tone
    6. Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
    7. Applying a content-aware patch
    8. Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
    9. Sharpening the image
  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
  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
  10. 5 QUICK FIXES
    1. Getting started
    2. Improving a snapshot
    3. Adjusting facial features with Liquify
    4. Blurring a background
    5. Creating a panorama
    6. Filling empty areas when cropping
    7. Correcting image distortion
    8. Extending depth of field
    9. Moving objects with the Content-Aware Move tool
    10. Adjusting perspective in an image
  11. 6 MASKS AND CHANNELS
    1. Working with masks and channels
    2. Getting started
    3. Using Select and Mask
    4. Creating a quick mask
    5. Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
    6. Using an alpha channel to create a shadow
  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. Adding a rounded rectangle
    8. Adding vertical text
  13. 8 VECTOR DRAWING TECHNIQUES
    1. About bitmap images and vector graphics
    2. About paths and the Pen tool
    3. Getting started
    4. Drawing with the Pen tool
    5. Working with defined custom shapes
    6. Importing a Smart Object
    7. Adding color and depth to a shape using layer styles
  14. 9 ADVANCED COMPOSITING
    1. Getting started
    2. Arranging layers
    3. Using Smart Filters
    4. Painting a layer
    5. Adding a background
    6. Using the History panel to undo edits
    7. Upscaling a low-resolution image
  15. 10 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
  16. 11 EDITING VIDEO
    1. Getting started
    2. About the Timeline panel
    3. Creating a new video project
    4. Animating text with keyframes
    5. Creating effects
    6. Adding transitions
    7. Adding audio
    8. Muting unwanted audio
    9. Rendering video
  17. 12 WORKING WITH CAMERA RAW
    1. Getting started
    2. About camera raw files
    3. Processing files in Camera Raw
    4. Applying advanced color correction
  18. 13 PREPARING FILES FOR THE WEB
    1. Getting started
    2. Using layer groups to create button graphics
    3. Automating a multistep task
    4. Designing with artboards
  19. 14 PRODUCING AND PRINTING CONSISTENT COLOR
    1. Preparing files for printing
    2. Getting started
    3. Performing a “zoom test”
    4. Identifying out-of-gamut colors
    5. Adjusting an image
    6. Converting an image to CMYK
    7. About color management
    8. Specifying color-management settings
    9. Proofing an image on screen
    10. Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
    11. Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop
  20. 15 PRINTING 3D FILES
    1. Getting started
    2. Understanding the 3D environment
    3. Positioning 3D elements
    4. Printing a 3D file
  21. APPENDICES
  22. INDEX