By Robert Shufflebotham
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Publication date: July 2013
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About the book
For over two decades each release of Adobe Photoshop has refreshed, revitalised and extended its position as the most powerful industry standard application for manipulating digital images. The release of Photoshop CS6 is no different. It expands and develops what has gone before, making Photoshop an ever more powerful image editing software.
Photoshop CS6 in easy steps provides the essential building blocks for the reader to develop a clear grasp of the power and sophistication that Photoshop has to offer.
The continual expansion, refinement and development of Photoshop can make learning the software a daunting experience for the first time user. But there is no need to feel intimidated. The answer is simple, take it in easy steps. That's exactly what Photoshop CS6 in easy steps is designed to do. In clear, concise, simple language this book breaks down the complex and complicated into small easily digestible learning chunks.
Photoshop CS6 in easy steps delivers a solid, secure and lasting foundation that you can build on as you explore Photoshop and develop more and more creative control over one the most creative pieces of software available today. The author’s extensive knowledge and understanding of the requirements and needs of the new user is distilled in this book which is written in simple, clear language with step by step instructions, breaking down complex functions into easy to follow learning sequences.
Photoshop CS6 in easy steps makes it easy to grasp the key new features, which are:
- Content-Aware Patch – allows greater control by letting users choose the sample area used to create a patch.
- Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine – takes advantage of the graphics processing unit in modern hardware to speed up imaging and editing tasks and process large images faster.
- New and Re-engineered Design Tools - type styles enable consistent formatting; vector layers apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects; custom strokes and dashed lines are easily created; quick layers search and more.
- Intuitive Video Creation – the full range of familiar Photoshop tools and an intuitive set of new video tools to create and enhance any video clip.
- Blur Gallery – a simple new interface with on-image and in-context controls allows users to quickly create photographic blur effects including tilt-shift effects, blur everything with one focal point, or vary the blurriness between multiple focal points.
Photoshop CS6 in easy steps gives you a solid foundation to build on, allowing you to master the basics so you can proceed to unleash the full creative potential of the software.
About the author
Robert Shufflebotham is a software training consultant with over 21 years experience of delivering software training. He trains on a regular basis for some of the largest and most prestigious magazine, book and newspaper publishers in the world. He also has a MA in Electronic Media.