The 14 project-based lessons in this book show students step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop and how to manipulate images, edit motion-based content, and create image composites.In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CC (2015 release) edition covers automatically repairing empty areas of a merged panorama using Content-Aware Fill, making the noise level of a Blur Gallery effect consistent with an image, and adding specialized type characters more easily in the new Glyphs Panel. Students learn to easily reuse design assets and share them with their team using Creative Cloud libraries with Linked Smart Objects, and instantly modify duplicated content using the enhanced Content Aware Move tool. Design screens more efficiently for the range of display sizes across desktop and mobile devices using multiple Artboards, test them on actual hardware using Device Preview, and generate output using the iteration-friendly Export Assets workflow.The online companion files include all the necessary assets for students to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as eBook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. And new to this release, all buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes.As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for instructors to download.
A hot seller in previous editions, totally revised and updated for the new-est release of Adobe Photoshop, the world's most popular image editing application Features 50 easy, impressive techniques beginners and experienced image editors alike can implement almost instantly to enhance the quality of their work Includes many all-new techniques, all explained step by step with lavish full-color illustrations Discusses traditional photo effects, techniques for combining photos, natural media and graphic arts techniques, animating artwork, digital photo blends, and much more, with detailed discussions that help readers learn to adapt the techniques for their own needs CD-ROM includes all images from the book as well as valuable utilities 'All Photoshop books should have this level of image quality and step-by-step instructions.' -- George Lepp, internationally acclaimed nature photographer If you're eager to enhance your photos and create breathtaking effects with the world's leading digital imaging tool, this book shows you how to achieve 50 terrific effects quickly and easily. Fully updated for Photoshop CS, it covers both Windows® and Mac® versions and illustrates not only how to perform magic with photographs, but also how to set up Photoshop CS for greater efficiency and how to use the tools effectively. Your guide to amazing results with Photoshop CS Fix flaws, correct colors, reveal detail in shadows and highlights, and sharpen images Convert RAW images with Adobe® Camera RAWTM and achieve accurate color when using a GretagMacbeth ColorCheckerTM Restore, retouch, tone, add texture effects, and hand-color portraits Learn how to effectively use plug-ins to supplement Photoshop CS's features Build an online photo gallery with image maps, animated Web banners, image roll-overs, and superb Web images CD-ROM includes files created by the author, with 50 great before-and-after images showing what you can accomplish with Photoshop CS.
Adobe created Photoshop Lightroom to be the first truly integrated digital photography workflow application, allowing serious photographers to import, select, develop and showcase large volumes of digital images. The idea is that photographers can spend less time in front of a computer, and more time actually shooting images. So how does the application perform in demanding situations, say, on a rare photo excursion to Iceland where the only studio is your laptop?Mikkel Aaland, award-winning photographer and bestselling author of Photoshop CS2 RAW, decided to take the beta version of Lightroom on a genuine road test. He organized a group of 12 top-notch photographers for a trek to 'Nature's Light Room', the pristine Icelandic landscape where each summer day is bathed in 22 hours of horizontal light. Using detailed case studies from the trip, Aaland wrote this beautifully illustrated and eminently practical introduction to Lightroom. With this book, you'll join the adventure and discover how Adobe's new tool can improve the way you work.After watching -- and often helping -- Adobe create Lightroom entirely from the ground up, Aaland was ready to see how well it would do. In Iceland, he and his colleagues gathered in workrooms at the end of each day to processtheir latest images with Lightroom, and discussed ideas and concerns with five Adobe technicians who attended. In Photoshop Lightroom Adventure, Aaland turns that hands-on knowledge into a complete guided tour of the application, walking you step-by-step through Lightroom's: Library module for uploading, sorting, tagging, ranking and adding keywords to your images Develop module with Adobe Camera RAW for complete non-destructive color and tonal adjustments Slideshow module, where you select and size images, and export the show to HTML, Flash, or PDF formats Print module, which includes several templates for printing contact sheets or full images Web module, where you can create Flash or HTML web galleriesYou'll learn how Lightroom works equally well with TIFF, JPEG and DNG files, and how it integrates easily with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements for more extensive editing. To date, more than 600,000 people have downloaded the beta versions of the application.With many gorgeous examples shot in the soft natural light of Iceland, this book lets you see the results for yourself. Mikkel Aaland's trademark ability to teach complicated topics on digital imaging with straightforward, easy-to-follow text makes this book a valuable learning tool for anyone serious about creating the best possible image with Lightroom.
Covers the most powerful features of Photoshop in an easy-to-understand fashion. Chapter topics include: 1. An Overview of Bridge & Photoshop. Introduces the Adobe workspace, its tools and panels. 2. Resizing, Cropping and Transforming. Addresses the differences between image size and canvas size and explains the importance of resolution to image quality. 3. Creating Selections. Provides a comprehensive look at the various methods of selecting part of an image for further editing. 4. Levels, Curves, Shadows/Highlights. Explains the mechanics of histograms, how the various luminosity commands work and why they improve detail in an image. 5. Color Balancing Act. Explains what to look for when color correcting images and what methods to use to improve color. 6. Retouching. Covers gradient backgrounds, specialized brush tips, cloning, healing, removing red eye and brightening teeth. 7. Layers and Layer Effects. Covers layer blending modes, opacity, fill, layer effects, layer masks, clipping masks, and alignment and distribution. 8. Smart Objects, Filters and Vanishing Point. Covers the advantages of using Smart Objects and explores the unlimited possibilities of using Photoshop filters, including Vanishing Point. 9. Distort, Warp and Content Aware. Explains how to distort images using Liquify and Puppet Warp. Also covers Content Aware Fill, Content Aware Scale and Content Aware Move. 10. Camera Raw, Photomerge and HDR. Explains the powerful features of Camera Raw for adjusting white balance, correcting exposure and more. Also demonstrates how to merge multiple photos into a seamless panorama with Photomerge and how to create a high dynamic range photo using Merge to HDR Pro. 11. Extracting Images: A Hairy Proposition. Covers manual masking techniques and Refine Mask to extract images that contain hair. Includes compositing tips on placing an image into a background with a different white balance or exposure. 12. Photoshop's Vector Capabilities. Covers vector paths, shapes, strokes and type. Includes tips on how to create paths and edit on-the-fly using the Pen tool. 13. Output for Print & Web. Includes tips on printing to desktop printers, preparing images for four-color or spot-color offset printing, and saving optimized images for the Web.
The 14 project-based lessons in this book show students step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop and how to manipulate images, edit motion-based content, and create image composites. In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CC (2015 release) edition covers automatically repairing empty areas of a merged panorama using Content-Aware Fill, making the noise level of a Blur Gallery effect consistent with an image, and adding specialized type characters more easily in the new Glyphs Panel. Students learn to easily reuse design assets and share them with their team using Creative Cloud libraries with Linked Smart Objects, and instantly modify duplicated content using the enhanced Content Aware Move tool. Design screens more efficiently for the range of display sizes across desktop and mobile devices using multiple Artboards, test them on actual hardware using Device Preview, and generate output using the iteration-friendly Export Assets workflow. The online companion files include all the necessary assets for students to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as eBook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. And new to this release, all buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for instructors to download.
Whether you&#8217;re a photographer, scrapbooker, or aspiring graphic artist, Photoshop Elements 12 is an ideal image-editing tool&#8212;once you know how to use it. This bestselling book removes the guesswork. With candid, jargon-free advice and step-by-step guidance, you&#8217;ll get the most out of Elements for everything from sharing and touching-up photos to fun print and online projects. The important stuff you need to know: * Get to work right away. Import, organize, edit, crop, and color-correct your photos with ease. * Retouch any image. Repair and restore old and damaged photos. * Add pizzazz. Dress up your photos with dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects. * Share photos. Create online albums, email-ready slideshows, and web-ready files. * Use your words. Make greeting cards, calendars, and flyers by adding text to images. * Unleash your creativity. Design photo books, scrapbooks, collages, and other projects. * Find your artistic flair. Create digital artwork from scratch, using tools to draw, paint, and blend.
The must-have book on the leading suite of software for graphic and web designers Fully revised and updated this hands-on resource offers a one-stop learning opportunity through eight minibooks dedicated to each product inside Adobe's Design & Web Premium Suite. The minibooks include Adobe Creative Suite Basics, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks. The book contains information on new image enhancements to After Effects, 64-bit versions of Illustrator and Flash Professional, and a new tool, dubbed Helium, that will enable designers to create content using HTML5 and CSS3. * Offers the depth needed by novices and long-time professionals * Covers the key features and tools users need to master individual programs to their fullest capacities * Helps designers to be more creative and productive * Filled with tips and techniques for using the 8 design programs This popular package gives designers a full review of the most popular design and development tools on the market.