Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book 2024 Release

Book description

Learn to create and edit images using Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book 2024 Release uses real-world, project-based learning to cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. For beginners and experienced users alike, you can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Learn to:

  • Create and improve digital images with AI-powered tools including Generative Fill.

  • Seamlessly remove backgrounds, replace skies, and repair photos

  • Select subjects with complex outlines, including hair, quickly and precisely

  • Composite multiple images and typography

  • Animate video, still, and type layers and export as a video

  • Edit camera raw images

  • Automate repetitive tasks

  • Save as a Photoshop cloud document to easily edit across desktop and mobile devices

  • Export your work for web, mobile devices, and print

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.

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

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
  7. 1. Getting to Know the Work Area
    1. Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
    2. Starting a new document
    3. Adding an image
    4. Touring the Photoshop work area
    5. Using the tools
    6. Combining elements using layers
    7. Adding type
    8. Adding a solid color layer
    9. Painting a graphic element
    10. Undoing and redoing steps
    11. Extending an image
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  8. 2. Basic Photo Corrections
    1. Opening a file with Adobe Bridge
    2. Evaluating an image for editing
    3. Straightening and cropping the image
    4. Correcting tone and color
    5. Cleaning up with the Remove tool
    6. Retouch a deleted area using Generative Fill
    7. Sharpening the image
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  9. 3. Working with Selections
    1. About selecting and pixel 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 selected pixels
    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. Creating a border from a selection
    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 around a subject
    5. Creating a panorama
    6. Filling empty areas when cropping
    7. Correcting image distortion
    8. Extending depth of field
    9. Adjusting perspective in an image
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  12. 6. Masks and Patterns
    1. Why masks are useful
    2. Getting started
    3. Using Select And Mask and Select Subject
    4. Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
    5. Creating a pattern for the background
    6. Review questions
    7. 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 with vector drawing
    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. Using brush presets to paint and mix colors
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  17. 11. Editing Video
    1. About video and animation in Photoshop
    2. Using the Timeline panel
    3. Getting started
    4. Adding video
    5. Adding audio
    6. Changing clip durations in a video group
    7. Animating with keyframes
    8. Adding transitions
    9. Rendering the timeline as a finished video file
    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. Retouching a portrait in Camera Raw
    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. Setting up 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 to a desktop color printer
    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. Restoring an antique portrait photo
    5. Adding color and depth blur
    6. Creating a more convincing composite
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  22. Index
  23. Pearson’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  24. Production Notes

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book 2024 Release
  • Author(s): Conrad Chavez
  • Release date: December 2023
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780138262518