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Exploring Adobe® Photoshop® CS6, 1st Edition

  • Toni Toland Syracuse University
  • Annesa Hartman Kaplan University
  • ISBN-10: 1133597106  |  ISBN-13: 9781133597100
  • 352 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2008
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

Fully revised to meet Adobe's Creative Suite 6 release, EXPLORING ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP CS6,is the resource you need for mastering this industry-standard digital imaging program. From the software's foundations to new features and enhancements only available in version CS6, the book delivers the stellar coverage and tools readers expect from Delmar-Cengage Learning. Readings include four-color photos and screen shots, step-by-step instructions, and in-depth tutorials derived from real-life, graphic design projects A complete, designer-driven resource, this textbook helps readers wield the power of Photoshop® for thrilling graphics, illustration, composition, and special effects. The Data Files used to complete the projects found in the book are now available online. For access information please refer to the directions available in the preface of the book.

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Features and Benefits

  • This highly visual, hands-on look at how designers use Adobe® Photoshop® explores everything from the basics to the latest features of this industry-standard digital imaging program.
  • Examples of actual Client Projects throughout the book show readers how to use Adobe® Photoshop® tools and techniques to create stimulating, effective designs.
  • Industry-leading designers discuss why mastering Photoshop® is essential to success in the field, how to avoid common software pitfalls, and steps to effectively prepare Photoshop® files for production.
  • The book's full-color screen shots and sample digital images have been fully revised and accompany the reader-friendly, step-by-step approaches to creating digital images with Photoshop®.
  • An online companion site offers readers digital exercise files, tutorials, and other valuable learning tools to master Photoshop® design skills.

Table of Contents

1. A Discovery Tour. 2. The Staging Area.
3. Image Essentials. 4. Selecting and Transforming. 5. Working with Color. 6. Image Correction. 7. Drawing and Painting.
8. Masking. 9. Layers, Compositing, and Process. 10. Print Publishing.
11. Web Publishing. 12. A New Dimension (for Photoshop® Extended Version Users).

What's New

  • The entire book has been revised to reflect all changes to Adobe® Photoshop® with the release of CS6.
  • Images and projects have been fully revised to give readers a fresh approach to working with Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Supplements

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Toni Toland

Toni Toland is an accomplished designer, artist, writer, and educator whose teaching expertise focuses on digital prepress and interactive design. A full-time faculty member in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University since 1981, she has also served in such administrative roles as chair of the Department of Visual Communication, director of the School of Art + Design, and program coordinator for Advertising Design. She has taught and developed curriculum for campus-based and online classes on print and interactive design at Syracuse and Westwood College Online. In addition, her career includes creative positions with design studios, advertising agencies, and TOWN & COUNTRY magazine. She earned design awards from ADVERTISING AGE and the Society for Publication Designers, among others. She is the author of BEST PRACTICE, THE PROS ON ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR and BEST PRACTICE, THE PROS ON ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, and she has served as technical editor for several others. She holds both BFA and MFA degrees in design. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, sailing, and cooking.

Annesa Hartman

Annesa Hartman is a lead content developer for Kaplan University, where she manages a team of instructional designers in developing engaging online learning experiences for Kaplan faculty. A freelance graphic designer, she also has taught computer graphic courses for more than 16 years. She is the author of four other Cengage titles, including INTERACTIVE MEDIA DESIGN and DEVELOPMENT WITH ADOBE CS6. She holds a Masters in Teaching with Internet Technologies, focusing her attention on instructional design for online technologies, and web and graphic design concepts and programs. When she is not playing with pixels, she is directing, choreographing, or performing in local musical theater, teaching yoga, or working in her garden.