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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials by Scott Onstott

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Chapter 1

Design Basics

The best photographers, graphic designers, and creative thinkers use specific technical knowledge to manipulate images without ever losing sight of basic composition principles. So before you dive into the fascinating world of Photoshop, it behooves you to study the fundamentals of design and fully understand the process of capturing digital images with digital cameras and scanners.

  • Understanding the design process
  • Learning composition principles
  • Understanding your rights to use images
  • Photography and scanning primer

Understanding the Design Process

Design isn’t some esoteric process that only those who have graduated from the most exclusive schools can understand. Most of the design process is simply good common sense. ...

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