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Photoshop for Beginners Second Revised Edition

Photoshop for Beginners Second Revised Edition


Photoshop for Beginners Second Revised Edition

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Starting off at the very beginning, this revised guide will walk you through everything you need to know about Photoshop. From Elements to CS6, you'll learn what the tools are, how to use them, how to get started with your projects and the best ways to edit your images. This revised edition includes updates for CS6, and features brand new tutorials to help you get creative.

In this bookazine...

Everything you need to get started with Adobe Photoshop

Getting started
- Find your way around the Photoshop interface and discover what's new in Elements 10.

Basic corrections
- Easy-to-follow tutorials to master the simplest image-editing techniques.

- Touch up those imperfections to make your images flawless.

Quick fix
- Enhance your photos in no time at all.

Also inside...
Getting Started
Photoshop CS6’s interface
What’s new in Photoshop CS6?
Photoshop Elements interface
What’s new in Elements 10?
Edit with Elements
Create with Elements
Share with Elements
First steps in Photoshop
Control your image size
Why use Adobe Bridge?
File formats explained
How to copy and paste
Perfect prints
Save images for the web
Use the Elements Organizer
Photoshop shortcuts

Basic corrections
Use Auto Levels
Get to grips with Auto Curves
Auto Tone up
Get great contrast in a click
Fix colour casts with Auto Color
Crop for impact
New Crop tools in Photoshop CS6
Resizing techniques
Use the Quick Edit option
New Guided edits in PS Elements 10
Fix images the Smart way
Introducing the Transform tool

olour & tone
Easy ways to edit colour in your images
Understand Levels
Use Curves adjustments
Brightness and Contrast
Use Style Match for effective image edits
Colour swap with Hue/Saturation
Correct exposure
Produce beautiful black-and-whites
Explore Shadows/Highlights
Duotones made easy
Master Variations

The Layers palette
Layers: an overview
Learn to use new layers
Duplicate layers
Merge layers
Flatten layers
Work with layers
Opacity and Fill controls
Blending modes
New layer tools in CS6

Remove red-eye in portraits
Use the Clone tool to retouch
Make a focal point in photos
Sharpen your photos
Add emphasis to eyes
Fix exposure traditionally
Retouch with Content-Aware tools
Use the Patch tool
Retouch skin in portrait photos
Whiten teeth and eyes

Adjustment layers
Basic masks explained
Use masks in Elements
Adjust Brightness/Contrast
The Curves adjustment tool
Levels, enhance and contrast
Use Black & White
Play with the Channel Mixer
Edit photos with Hue/Saturation
Create a sunset with Gradient Maps
Get creative with adjustment layers

Selections in Photoshop
Make a magic selection
The Smart Brush tool in Elements
Select and enhance skies
The Smart Brush options
The Marquee tools
Understand Quick Mask
Refine Edge in Photoshop CS6
Replace dull skies with selections
The magic of Content Aware Scaling

Brush tools overview
New brush types in Photoshop CS6
Build a better brush
Use tools with brushes
Make Art History
Use the History tools in Photoshop
Photo to painting with Smudge

Filters and the Filter Gallery
Paint with the Artistic filters
Use Blur filters to create depth
Lighting Effects filter
Fix noise with the Reduce Noise filter
Unsharp Mask filter
Use the Sketch filters
Use the Liquify filter
Use the Lens Correction filter
Edit colours with Photo Filter

Quick fix
Add glints to photos
Enhance contrast with blend modes
Balance images with symmetry
Speed up movement
Clear skin in five minutes
Background Eraser tool

Glossary of key terms

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A fantastic CD packed full of Photoshop tutorials and resources

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