Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide
This best-selling guide from authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas has been the go-to tutorial and reference book for photography/design professionals and the textbook of choice in college classrooms for decades. This edition includes their trademark features of clear, concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of full-color images; screen captures of program features; and supplemental tips and sidebars in every chapter.
Among the new CS6 features covered in this extensively updated guide are: Field Blur, Iris Blur and Tilt-Shift filters; Properties panel; Exporting and Importing presets; Content-Aware Move tool and Content-Aware option for the Patch tool; Timeline panel for video editing; Photographic Toning libraries for Gradient Map adjustments; and Open Type options. Improved CS6 features covered: Crop tool options and features, Adjustment Brush tool in Camera Raw, and Vector masks.
New and updated Photoshop CS6 features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text.
Includes Free eBook and Video Access
In addition to concise, step-by-step explanations of core tools and tasks, with plenty of helpful screen shots to keep you on track as you work, Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide includes an hour-long HD video and eBook. In addition to reading about how to use the tool, you can watch it in action. You can also download digital versions of this book to load on the mobile device of your choice so that you can continue learning whenever and wherever you are. We provide you with both the ePub and PDF to ensure that you get the experience that best suits your viewing needs.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Best beginning Photoshop book I've ever seen,
This review is from: Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides) (Paperback)I probably have a dozen or more books on Photoshop as I have been trying to find the time to learn to use it since about version 3. Every time I see a new book in a bookstore I thumb through it and see a few things that would be helpful for beginners but they always seem to go off on a tangent meant to impress rather than to educate. This book seems to be different in the fact that it picks the subject give you step-by-step explanation of what it does and how to use it. It doesn't go into overly technical explanations but seems to have what I feel is just enough information to clearly tell you what the tool or mode is for and enough examples to firmly set it in your mind. The book is 488 pages and I have to say that the pages are beautifully laid out on very high quality paper and the joy to read. The photographs are all in excellent color and all the screenshots of the various panels are clear, sharp, and look exactly like what you see on the screen. One feature that I did not... Read more
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Documentation and Training,
This review is from: Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides) (Paperback)I have been using the Visual Quickstart Guides to supplement my gaphics training for years. I have found that even with the official documentation/training available for the name brand graphics programs, Visual Quickstart Guides fill the How-to niche I need to be successful in learning some of the more complicated aspects of the high end programs I use regularly. Sometimes its just a simple picture or an extended discussion eplaining a process that makes all the difference in my understanding of how the process works. One of my very first purchases when trying to learn a new graphics program is to find the Visual Quickstart Guide for that program.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Best Quick and Dirty Textbook,
This review is from: Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides) (Paperback)PeachPit's Visual QuickStart Guides are among the best reference books my team uses, and this one is no exception. They have become our go-to books for one simple reason; They approach teaching from a quick reference standpoint. If my team receives a request for information about a specific application feature, they do not have to search web archives or text book indexes. A quick thumb through these books allows us to find a picture corresponding to the effect desired by the end-user, which is accompanied by the exact steps necessary to achieve that desired end result. These books save time and energy, and allow my team members to be instant experts in a single application feature, without having to read through an entire text, or absorb an entire chapter, to simply become conversant in a single application feature. If this book were ever lost or stolen, we would repurchase it immediately.
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Table of Contents
1: Color Management
2: Creating Files
4: Camera Raw
7: Pixel Basics
8: Layer Essentials
9: Selections and Masks
11: Using Color
13: Combining Images
17: Fun with Layers
20: Layer Styles
21 Vector Shapes and Masks
25: Print and Export
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