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Adobe Photoshop CC on Demand, CourseSmart eTextbook

By . Perspection Inc., Steve Johnson

Published by Que

Published Date: Jul 12, 2013

Description

Need answers quickly? Adobe Photoshop CC on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

 

Includes

• Online Workshops that focus on real-world techniques

• Online Adobe certification resources for both ACE and ACA

• More than 500 essential Photoshop CC tasks

 

Inside the Book

• Improve productivity and efficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud

• Use automatic saving options for better efficiency and protection

• Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects

• Use Adobe Camera Raw to enhance or correct a photo

• Use content-aware options for scaling and fill

• Create eye-catching images with special effect filters

• Select and modify one or more shapes at the same time

• Create character and paragraph styles to manage and use text

• Transform video in Photoshop just like an image

• Create and manipulate 3D models using presets and custom options

 

Numbered Steps guide you through each task

See Also points you to related information in the book

Did You Know alerts you to tips and techniques

Illustrations with matching steps

Tasks are presented on one or two pages

 

Bonus Online Content

Register your book at queondemand.com to gain access to:

• Workshops and related files

• Keyboard shortcutsVisit the author site: perspection.com

Table of Contents

Introduction    xix

1  Getting Started with Photoshop CC    1

Installing Photoshop    2  New!

Starting Photoshop    4  New!

Viewing the Photoshop Window    6  New!

Showing and Hiding Panels    7

Working with Panels    8

Working with Photoshop Tools    10

Creating a New Document    12

Selecting Color Modes and Resolution    13

Creating a New Document Using Presets    14

Working with Non-Square Pixels    15

Opening Images    16  New!

Inserting Images in a Document    17

Importing Raw Data from a Digital Camera    18  New!

Working with Smart Objects    20

Changing Image Size and Resolution    22  New!

Checking for Updates Online    24  New!

Getting Help While You Work    26

Saving a Document    28  New!

Using the Status Bar    30  New!

Closing a Document    31

Finishing Up    32

2  Understanding Navigation and Measurement Systems    33

Changing the View Size with the Navigator Panel    34

Changing the View Area with the Navigator Panel    35

Changing the Color of the Navigator Panel View Box    36

Changing the Screen Display Mode    37

Changing the View with the Zoom Tool    38  New!

Increasing or Decreasing Magnification    40  New!

Moving Images in the Document Window    41

Working with Multiple Documents    42

Working with One Image in Multiple Windows    43

Moving Layers Between Documents    44

Creating Notes    45

Working with the Info Panel    46

Changing How the Info Panel Measures Color    47

Working with Rulers    48

Counting Objects in an Image    50  New!

Taking Measurements in an Image    52  New!

Creating Tool Presets    54

3  Customizing the Way You Work    55

Optimizing Photoshop    56

Setting General Preferences    58

Setting File Handling Preferences    60  New!

Setting Interface Preferences    62

Changing Sync Settings Preferences    64  New!

Setting Cursors Preferences    66

Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences    67

Working with Units & Rulers    68

Working with Guides, Grid & Slices    70

Setting Plug-Ins Preferences    72

Selecting Scratch Disks    73

Allocating Memory & Image Cache    74

Setting Type Preferences    76

Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager    77

Using and Customizing Workspaces    78

Building Specialized Workspaces    80

Creating a Customized User Interface    81

Defining Shortcut Keys    82

4  Mastering the Art of Selection    83

Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool    84

Using the Elliptical Marquee Tool    85

Using the Single Row and Single Column Marquee Tools    86

Using the Lasso Marquee Tool    87

Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool    88

Using the Polygonal Lasso Tool    90

Using the Quick Selection Tool    91

Using the Magic Wand Tool    92

Selecting by Color Range    93  New!

Refining a Selection Edge    94

Modifying an Existing Selection    96

Working with an Existing Selection    98  New!

Copying and Pasting a Selection    99

Using Channels to Create and Store Selections    100

Using Free Transform and Transform    102

Using the Crop Tool    104  New!

Using the Perspective Crop Tool    106

Using Content-Aware Scaling    107

Using Content-Aware Fill    108

Using Content-Aware Patch    110

Using Content-Aware Move and Extend    111

Using the Puppet Warp    112

5  Working with Layers    113

Understanding the Layers Panel    114

Defining Layer Designations and Attributes    115

Creating a New Layer    116

Selecting Layers    118

Creating a Layer Group    119

Creating a Selection from a Layer    120

Creating a Layer from a Selection    121

Converting a Background into a Layer    122

Controlling Image Information Using the Layers Panel    124

Filtering Layers    125  New!

Isolating Layers    126  New!

Moving and Copying Layers    127

Duplicating a Layer    128

Deleting Layers    129

Using Merge Layer Options    130

Linking and Unlinking Layers    131

Aligning and Combining Layers    132

Aligning Layers with Smart Guides    134

Working with Layer Blending Modes    135

Setting Layer Opacity    136

Working with the Layer Comps Panel    137

Exporting Layers as Files    138

Copying CSS from Layers    139  New!

Setting Layers Panel Options    140

6  Working with the History Panel    141

Setting History Panel Options    142

Working with Linear and Non-Linear History    144

Controlling the Creative Process with Snapshots    146

Duplicating a History State in Another Document    147

Saving the History State of a Document    148

Reviewing the History State Text File    149

Combining the History Brush with a History State    150

Using the Art History Brush    152

Changing the Eraser Tool into the History Brush    153

Controlling History States    154

7  Working with Adjustment Layers, Filters, and Tools    155

Creating an Adjustment Layer    156

Modifying an Adjustment Layer    157

Merging Adjustment Layers    158

Creating a Temporary Composite Image    159

Controlling Adjustment Layers with Clipping Groups    160

Deleting an Adjustment Layer    161

Using Blending Modes and Opacity with Layers    162

Using Masks with Adjustment Layers    164

Creating Masks with Selections    165

Using the Add Noise Filter    166

Using the Reduce Noise Filter    167

Keeping Proper Perspective with Vanishing Point    168  New!

Working with the Lens Correction Filter    170

Using the Box, Surface, and Shape Blur Filters    172

Using the Gaussian Blur and Despeckle Filters    174

Using the Unsharp Mask Filter    175

Using the Shake Reduction Filter    176  New!

Using the Smart Sharpen Filter    178  New!

Using Sharpen, Blur and Smudge Tools    180

Using the Clone Stamp Tool    181

Setting Up Multiple Clone Sources    182

Using the Dodge and Burn Tools    183

Using the Healing Brush and Patch Tools    184

Working with the Spot Healing Brush    186

Working with the Red Eye Tool    187

Controlling Tonal Range    188

Working with the Histogram Panel    190

8  Understanding Colors and Channels    191

Working with    8-,    16-, and    32-Bit Images    192

Working with the Channels Panel    194

Working with Color Modes    195

Understanding the RGB Color Mode    196

Understanding the CMYK Color Mode    197

Understanding the Grayscale Color Mode    198

Understanding the Bitmap Color Mode    199

Understanding the Indexed Color Mode    200

Understanding the Lab Color Mode    202

Understanding the Duotone Color Mode    203

Using the Multichannel Color Mode    204

Using the Replace Color Adjustment    205

Working with the Color Panel    206  New!

Working with the Swatches Panel    208  New!

Using the Stroke and Fill Commands    210

Creating Spot Color Channels    212

Using the Auto Contrast and Auto Color Commands    213

Using Levels Adjustment Commands    214

Using the Exposure Adjustment    215

Using Curves and Color Adjustments    216

Adjusting Hue and Saturation    218

Adjusting Vibrance    219

Using the Selective Color Adjustment    220

Using the Channel Mixer Adjustment    221

Using the Gradient Map Adjustment    222

Using the Photo Filter Adjustment    223

Using the Invert and Equalize Commands    224

Using the Threshold and Posterize Adjustments    225

Using the HDR Toning Adjustment    226

Using the Shadows/Highlights Adjustment    228

Using the Black & White Adjustment    229

Using the Match Color Adjustment    230

9  Using the Paint, Shape Drawing, and Eraser Tools    231

Selecting Foreground and Background Colors    232

Using the Brush and Brush Presets Panel    234

Modifying the Brush Presets Panel    235

Selecting Brush Tip Sets    236

Adjusting Brush Tips    237

Adjusting Bristle Brush Tips    238

Creating Customized Brush Tips    239

Saving Customized Brush Tips    240

Working with the Brush and Airbrush Tools    241

Working with the Mixer Brush Tool    242

Working with the Pencil Tool    243

Working with Auto Erase    244

Working with the Line Tool    245

Working with the Shape Tool    246

Working with the Custom Shape Tool    247

Working with Shape Layers    248  New!

Arranging Shape Layers    250

Creating a Custom Shape    251

Saving Custom Shape Sets    252

Using the Paint Bucket Tool    253

Working with the Eraser Tools    254

Working with the Magic Eraser Tool    256

Creating and Applying Gradients    257

Creating and Saving Customized Gradients    258

Using the Color Replacement Tool    260

10  Creating Masks    261

Understanding Layer and Vector Masks    262

Creating a Layer Mask    263

Using Paint Tools with Layer Masks    264

Using Selections to Generate Complex Layer Masks    265

Using Layer Masks to Generate Soft Transparency    266

Creating Unique Layer Mask Effects    267

Creating a Vector Mask    268

Modifying Layer and Vector Masks    269

Modifying Selection Masks    270  New!

Creating Channel Masks    272

Creating Channel Masks from Scratch    273

Modifying Channel Mask Options    274

Creating Channel Masks from Selections    275

Making Channel Masks from Native Color Channels    276

Loading Channel Masks from Selections    278

Moving Channel Masks Between Documents    280

Combining Channel Masks    281

Using the Quick Mask Mode    282

Working with Quick Mask Options    283

Modifying Selections with Quick Mask Mode    284

11  Using the Paths Panel    285

Understanding Vector and Raster Images    286

Converting a Selection into a Path    287

Working with Pen Tools    288  New!

Creating Paths Using the Freeform Pen Tool    290

Using the Magnetic Option with the Freeform Pen Tool    291

Adding and Deleting Anchor Points    292  New!

Modifying Anchor Points    294  New!

Modifying Existing Direction Lines    296

Converting Straight Points and Curved Points    297

Working with Clipping Paths    298

Filling an Area of an Image Using Paths    300

Stroking an Area of an Image Using Paths    301

Creating Shapes as Paths    302

Exporting Paths to Adobe Illustrator    303

Exporting Paths Using the Export Method    304

12  Working with Layer Styles    305

Understanding Layer Styles    306

Adding a Layer Style    307

Creating and Modifying a Drop Shadow    308

Working with Bevel and Emboss    310

Working with Contour and Texture    312

Applying a Color Overlay    314

Using the Stroke Layer Style    315

Using Pattern Overlays    316

Working with Outer Glow and Inner Shadow    318

Applying an Inner Glow Style    320

Creating Customized Layer Styles    322

Creating Customized Styles Using the Styles Panel    324

Moving Existing Layer Styles    326

13  Getting Creative with Type    327

Using Standard Type Tools    328

Working with Type Options    330

Working with the Character Panel    332

Working with the Paragraph Panel    334

Setting Anti-aliasing Options    335  New!

Using the Warp Text Option    336

Creating Type Styles    338

Working with Type Styles    340

Working with Default Type Styles    341  New!

Using Spell Check    342

Finding and Replacing Text    343

Using the Rasterize Type Command    344

Creating Work Paths and Shapes from Type Layers    345

Creating Shape Layers    346

Creating a Type Mask    347

Isolating Image Pixels Using a Type Mask    348

Creating Chiseled Type with a Type Mask    350

Using Masks to Generate Special Effects    352

Creating and Modifying Text on a Path    354

14  Manipulating Images with Filters    355

Working with the Filter Gallery    356

Creating and Working with Smart Filters    358  New!

Applying Multiple Filters to an Image    359

Applying the Liquify Filter    360  New!

Working with Liquify Options    362  New!

Working with Liquify Mask Options    364

Working with Liquify View Options    365

Creating a Liquify Mesh    366

Applying a Liquify Mesh    367

Using the Camera Raw Filter    368  New!

Using the Upright Filter    369  New!

Using the Radial Filter    370  New!

Using the Spot Removal Filter    371  New!

Using the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter    372

Using the Oil Paint Filter    374

Using the Lighting Effects Filter    375

Using the Blur Filter Gallery    376  New!

Using the Lens Blur Filter    378

Working with Photo Filters    380

Blending Modes and Filter Effects    381

Building Custom Patterns    382

Applying a Fade Effect    384

Controlling Filters Using Selections    385

Using a Channel Mask to Control Filter Effects    386

Protecting Images with Watermarks    388

Viewing Various Filter Effects    390

15  Automating Your Work with Actions    393

Examining the Actions Panel    394  New!

Building a New Action    396

Recording an Action    397

Adding a Stop to an Action    398

Controlling the Playback of a Command    399

Adding a Command to an Action    400

Deleting a Command from an Action    401

Working with Modal Controls in an Action    402

Changing the Order of Commands in an Action    403

Copying an Action    404

Running an Action Inside an Action    405

Setting a Condition in an Action    406  New!

Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action    407

Moving and Copying Actions Between Sets    408

Saving Actions into Sets    409

Saving Actions as Files    410

Running a Built-in or Custom a Script    411

Enhancing the Process with Droplets    412

Using a Droplet    414

16  Controlling Image Output    415

Setting Document Print Options    416

Setting Print Output Options    418

Setting Print Color Management Options    420

Printing a Document in Macintosh    422

Printing a Document in Windows    424

Changing Printer Settings    425

Printing One Copy    426

Understanding File Formats    427

Saving a Document with a Different File Format    428

Inserting File Information into a Document    430

Understanding File Compression    432

Understanding Monitor, Image, and Device Resolution    433

Preparing Clip Art for the Web    434

Preparing a Photograph for the Web    436

Preparing an Image for the Press    438

Preparing an Image for an Inkjet or Laser Printer    440

Sharing on Behance    442  New!

17  Working with Automate Commands    443

Working with Batch File Processing    444

Working with Conditional Mode Change    446

Cropping and Straightening Photos    447

Converting a Multi-Page PDF to PSD    448

Creating a PDF Document    450

Creating a Contact Sheet    452

Creating Panoramic Images    454

Processing Lens Correction    456

Merging Images to HDR Pro    458

Processing Multiple Image Files    460

Adjusting an Image Fit Size    462

18  Managing Color from Monitor to Print    463

Producing Consistent Color    464

Calibrating Using Hardware and Software    465

Setting Up Soft-Proof Colors    466

Changing from Additive (RGB) to Subtractive (CMYK)    468

Working with Rendering Intents    469

Printing a Hard Proof    470

Working with Color Management    472

Embedding ICC Color Profiles    474

Assigning a Different Profile to a Document    475

Converting Document Colors to Another Profile    476

Using Hue/Saturation for Out-Of-Gamut Colors    478

Using the Sponge Tool for Out-Of-Gamut Colors    480

Working with the Out-Of-Gamut Warning    482

19  Designing for the Web and Devices    483

Saving for the Web    484

Working with Save for Web Options    486

Optimizing an Image to File Size    487

Working with Web File Formats    488

Optimizing a JPEG Document    490

Optimizing a GIF Document    492

Optimizing a PNG-8 Document    494  New!

Optimizing a PNG-24 Document    496  New!

Optimizing a WBMP Document    497

Slicing Images the Easy Way    498

Working with Slices    500

Arranging Slices    502

Saving a Sliced Image for the Web    504

Adding HTML Text or an URL Link to a Slice    506

Defining and Editing Web Data Variables    508

Exporting an Image to Zoomify    510

20  Working with Video    511

Opening Video Files and Image Sequences    512

Creating a Video Layer    513

Modifying a Video Layer    514

Creating a Video Group    516

Adding Text to a Video Layer    517

Splitting a Video Layer    518

Cloning Video Layer Content    519

Adding a Transition to a Video Layer    520

Adding Audio to a Video Layer    521

Creating an Animation    522

Working with Animation    524

Exporting Directly to Video    526

Creating an Image from a Video    528

21  Working with    3D Models    529

Setting    3D Preferences    530

Creating    3D Models    532

Creating    3D Models Using Preset Shapes    534

Viewing the    3D Workspace    535

Modifying    3D Models    536  New!

Working with    3D Models    538  New!

Painting    3D Models    539  New!

Creating    3D Text    540

Adjusting Light with    3D Models    541

Rendering and Saving    3D Models    542  New!

22  Working Together with Adobe Programs    543

Exploring Adobe Programs    544  New!

Exploring Adobe Bridge    545

Getting Started with Adobe Bridge    546

Getting Photos from a Digital Camera    547

Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera    548  New!

Modifying Images in Camera Raw    550  New!

Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge    552

Setting Preferences in Adobe Bridge    554

Applying Image Adjustments    556

Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge    557

Using Mini Bridge    558

Scripting with Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit    559

Working with Adobe Media Encoder    560

Working with Adobe Extension Manager    562  New!

Using the Adobe Exchange Panel    563  New!

Accessing Adobe Creative Cloud    564  New!

New Features    565  New!

Adobe Certification    571

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)    571

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)    574

Index    577

 

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