Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials

Scott Onstott

Language: English

Pages: 384

ISBN: 1118094956

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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.

  • 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

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Bar. Open the Style drop-down and select Wave from the long list of deformations you can apply to text. Drag the Bend slider to +33 and click OK. 4. Click the Commit Any Current Edits button on the options bar. Open the Layers panel and right-click the Gnosis text layer. Choose Convert To Shape from the context menu that appears. The result is a shape layer (see Figure 6-11). Figure 6-11: You can convert type into a shape layer for geometric editing. Once you convert text to a shape,.

To deselect all. You don’t have to fill with color #555555 because this color is managed by the Color Overlay effect, not the actual pixels on the Octagram layer. 9. Double-click just to the right of the word Octagram in the Layers panel. (This is a shortcut to open the Layer Style dialog box.) Select the words Inner Shadow (rather than their check box) to simultaneously enable the effect and switch to the effect’s page within the Layer Style dialog box. Drag the Distance slider to 15 px.

Quick Selecting and Refining Chapter 8: Working with Layers and Masks Understanding Layers Managing Layers Blending Layers Using Masks Chapter 9: Using Layer Styles and Comps Applying Layer Effects Octagram Layer Rays Layer Outer and Circle Layers Circled Dot Layer Group Dividers Layer Working with Layer Styles Using Layer Comps Chapter 10: Transforming Paths, Layers, and Smart Objects Using Rulers and Guides Moving, Aligning, and Distributing Free Transforming Deforming.

Painting. Chapters 5, 4 4.7 Demonstrate knowledge of type. Chapter 6 4.8 Demonstrate knowledge of filters. Chapters 9, 11, 13 Objective 5.0 Publishing Digital Images by Using Adobe Photoshop CS6 5.1 Demonstrate knowledge of preparing images for Web, print, and video Chapters 3, 14, 15, 16 Index A ACR. See Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) format Add A Layer Style option Add a Style option Add Effect Layer option Add Layer Mask option Add Noise dialog box Add To Selection mode additive.

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