Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (August 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118094956
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118094952
eBook Description:

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials

  • Covers Photoshop essentials for beginners and assists ACA candidates preparing for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) for Visual Communication using Photoshop certification exam
  • Explores how to identify design elements, paint and draw in Photoshop, apply layer styles, correct and adjust color, and more
  • Covers the five basic areas required for the ACA Photoshop exam, including setting project requirements, identifying design elements when preparing elements, understanding Adobe Photoshop, manipulating images, and evaluating digital images
  • Provides downloadable files that readers can use while going through the tutorials in the book

The perfect primer for learning Adobe Photoshop, whether you’re new to it or updating your skills

Create logos, edit images, and design without fear in Adobe Photoshop, once you learn the essentials. This clear, task-based book covers them all, from navigating the user interface to how to identify design elements, paint and draw in Photoshop, apply layer styles, correct and adjust color, and much more. Each chapter provides clear step-by-step instruction as well as illustrative, full-color images and examples. Before you know it, you’ll have the skills to start a design career with Photoshop. What’s more, if you’re preparing for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam for Visual Communication using Photoshop, this thorough guide is the perfect preparation.

What’s more, if you’re preparing for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam for Visual Communication using Photoshop, this thorough guide is the perfect preparation.

  • Covers Photoshop essentials for beginners and assists ACA candidates preparing for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) for Visual Communication using Photoshop certification exam
  • Explores how to identify design elements, paint and draw in Photoshop, apply layer styles, correct and adjust color, and more
  • Covers the five basic areas required for the ACA Photoshop exam, including setting project requirements, identifying design elements when preparing elements, understanding Adobe Photoshop, manipulating images, and evaluating digital images
  • Provides downloadable files that readers can use while going through the tutorials in the book

The perfect primer for learning Adobe Photoshop, whether you’re new to it or updating your skills

Create logos, edit images, and design without fear in Adobe Photoshop, once you learn the essentials. This clear, task-based book covers them all, from navigating the user interface to how to identify design elements, paint and draw in Photoshop, apply layer styles, correct and adjust color, and much more. Each chapter provides clear step-by-step instruction as well as illustrative, full-color images and examples. Before you know it, you’ll have the skills to start a design career with Photoshop.

What’s more, if you’re preparing for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam for Visual Communication using Photoshop, this thorough guide is the perfect preparation.

From the Back Cover

Prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Visual Communication

Learn Photoshop Quickly and Easily

This full-color guide covers the fundamentals and prepares you for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Exam for Visual Communication with Adobe Photoshop CS6. You’ll first explore the common-sense basics that all new designers should know about design, digital printing, and the Photoshop interface. From there, this clear, task-based book covers all exam areas while showing you step by step how to paint, draw, work in layers, manage color, retouch photos, and more. Whether you’re new to Photoshop, preparing for the exam, or just brushing up your skills, this book is the perfect primer.

Learn these Photoshop essentials and more:

  • Design, digital imaging, and camera fundamentals
  • How to paint, draw, and create type in Photoshop
  • Designing, applying, and altering layer styles
  • Transforming paths, layers, and smart objects
  • Adjusting, developing, retouching, and merging photos
  • Getting the most out of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)
  • How to manage, correct, adjust, and proof color
  • Supplying deliverables, no matter what output is required

Learn how to develop, adjust, and retouch photos

Use layer styles to illustrate and layer comps to explore alternatives

This striking Essentials book features:

  • Chapter-opening learning objectives
  • Step-by-step tutorials
  • Four-color screenshots and illustrations
  • Essentials and Beyond summaries and additional suggested exercises
  • Downloadable exercise files

The perfect primer for learning Adobe Photoshop, whether you’re new to it or updating your skills

Create logos, edit images, and design without fear in Adobe Photoshop, once you learn the essentials. This clear, task-based book covers them all, from navigating the user interface to how to identify design elements, paint and draw in Photoshop, apply layer styles, correct and adjust color, and much more. Each chapter provides clear step-by-step instruction as well as illustrative, full-color images and examples. Before you know it, you’ll have the skills to start a design career with Photoshop.

This full-color guide covers the fundamentals and prepares you for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Exam for Visual Communication with Adobe Photoshop CS6. You’ll first explore the common-sense basics that all new designers should know about design, digital printing, and the Photoshop interface. From there, this clear, task-based book covers all exam areas while showing you step by step how to paint, draw, work in layers, manage color, retouch photos, and more. Whether you’re new to Photoshop, preparing for the exam, or just brushing up your skills, this book is the perfect primer.

About the Author

Scott Onstott is a consultant, former university lecturer, author, and independent video producer with more than 14 years of experience teaching and writing about design visualization and image-manipulation software. He is the author of eight books, including Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop and Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Essentials. In addition, Scott has been writing a column in Photoshop User magazine for the past six years.

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