Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2022 release)

Book description

Learn to correct and improve digital images. Seamlessly remove backgrounds and repair images using content-aware tools. Explore advanced filters that enhance images using machine learning and cloud processing. Select subjects with complex outlines, including hair, quickly and precisely. Design composite images, including instant sky replacement. Create advanced typography. Edit video, including transitions and motion effects. Automate tasks with actions. Save as a Photoshop cloud document to easily edit across desktop and mobile devices. Export your work for web, mobile devices, and print.

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

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

Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2022 release) contains 15 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, 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 includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book's "Getting Started" section to unlock access to:

  • Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book

  • Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, and videos that walk you through the lessons step by step

What you need to use this book: Adobe Photoshop (2022 release) software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.)

Note: Classroom in a Book does not replace the documentation, support, updates, or any other benefits of being a registered owner of Adobe Photoshop software. This book covers Photoshop on desktop only. It does not address Photoshop on the iPad.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Where are the Lesson Files?
  5. Contents
  6. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new in this edition
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Camera Raw
    5. Installing fonts
    6. Starting Adobe Photoshop
    7. Online content
    8. Restoring default preferences
    9. Additional resources
    10. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
  7. 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. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  8. 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
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  9. 3. Working with Selections
    1. About selecting and selection tools
    2. Getting started
    3. Using Cloud Documents
    4. Using the Magic Wand tool
    5. Using the Quick Selection tool
    6. Moving a selected area
    7. Using the Object Selection tool
    8. Manipulating selections
    9. Selecting with the lasso tools
    10. Rotating a selection
    11. Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
    12. Selecting from a center point
    13. Resizing and copying a selection
    14. Cropping an image
    15. Review questions
    16. Review answers
  10. 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
  11. 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. Removing objects using Content-Aware Fill
    10. Adjusting perspective in an image
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  12. 6. Masks and Channels
    1. Working with masks and channels
    2. Getting started
    3. Using Select And Mask and Select Subject
    4. Creating a quick mask
    5. Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
    6. Using an alpha channel to create a shadow
    7. Creating a pattern for the background
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  13. 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. Finishing up
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  14. 8. Vector Drawing Techniques
    1. About bitmap images and vector graphics
    2. About paths and the Pen tool
    3. Getting started
    4. Drawing a shape with the Pen tool
    5. Drawing a path traced from a photo
    6. Converting a path to a selection and a layer mask
    7. Creating a logo with text and a custom shape
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  15. 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. Improving a low-resolution image
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  16. 10. Painting with the Mixer Brush
    1. About the Mixer Brush
    2. Getting started
    3. Selecting brush settings
    4. Mixing colors
    5. Mixing colors with a photograph
    6. Painting and mixing colors with brush presets
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  17. 11. Editing Video
    1. Getting started
    2. About the Timeline panel
    3. Creating a new video
    4. Animating text with keyframes
    5. Creating effects
    6. Adding transitions
    7. Adding audio
    8. Muting unwanted audio
    9. Rendering video
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  18. 12. Working with Camera Raw
    1. Getting started
    2. About camera raw files
    3. Processing files in Camera Raw
    4. Applying advanced color correction
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  19. 13. Preparing Files for the Web
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating placeholders with the Frame tool
    3. Using layer groups to create button graphics
    4. Automating a multistep task
    5. Designing with artboards
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  20. 14. Producing and Printing Consistent Color
    1. Preparing files for printing
    2. Getting started
    3. Performing a “zoom test”
    4. About color management
    5. Specifying color management defaults
    6. Identifying out-of-gamut colors
    7. Proofing document colors on a monitor
    8. Bringing colors into the output gamut
    9. Converting an image to CMYK
    10. Saving the image as Photoshop PDF
    11. Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  21. 15. Exploring Neural Filters
    1. Understanding Neural Filters
    2. Getting started
    3. Exploring the Neural Filters workspace
    4. Improving complexion with Skin Smoothing
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  22. Appendixes
    1. Appendix: Tools panel overview
    2. Appendix: Keyboard shortcuts
  23. Index
  24. Pearson’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  25. Production Notes

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2022 release)
  • Author(s): Andrew Faulkner, Conrad Chavez
  • Release date: December 2021
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780137621286