New Perspectives on Adobe Photoshop CS6, Comprehensive, 1st Edition

  • Jane Hosie-Bounar
  • Kelly Hart
  • Mitch Geller
  • ISBN-10: 1133526314  |  ISBN-13: 9781133526315
  • 520 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012
  • © 2013 | Published
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NEW PERSPECTIVES ON ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS6, COMPREHENSIVE offers a critical-thinking approach to teaching Photoshop. This text explains and reinforces design software concepts and skills through the New Perspectives' signature case-based, problem-solving pedagogy. Students will transcend point-and-click skills to take full advantage of the software's utility.

Features and Benefits

  • Business case scenarios keep students engaged throughout the tutorials, providing a real-world context in which they can apply the concepts and skills presented.
  • Visual Overview - a two-page spread at the start of each session - gives a preview of the topics and terms covered in the session and can be used as a study guide before quizzes and tests.
  • ProSkills Boxes tie Photoshop CS6 concepts and skills to career relevancy by providing guidance for using the software in professional situations.
  • ProSkills exercises integrate the technology skills students learn with one or more of today's necessary professional skills, such as teamwork, written communication, verbal communication, problem solving and decision making.
  • Key Steps highlight important steps to help students pay close attention to completing the step correctly and avoid time-consuming rework.

Table of Contents

T1: Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop CS6.
T2: Working with Image Files.
T3: Layering Content to Compose Images.
T4: Adding Content.
T5: Selecting and Modifying Content.
T6: Designing with Text.
T7: Correcting, Adjusting, and Retouching.
T8: Advanced Input/Output and Color Management.
T9: Planning, Creating, and Delivering a Complete Project.
T10: Creating 3D Texts and Objects.

What's New

  • New Perspectives on Adobe Photoshop CS6, Comprehensive contains coverage of a new timeline panel for managing, editing, and sequencing video project components and also new features including transitions and video group layers.
  • The comprehensive level text also encompasses the 3D features in Photoshop CS6, such as use of the properties panel, unification of tools, on-screen manipulation of mesh, lights, and camera; the changing and selecting of objects and elements using the layers panel, plus a lot more.
  • Covers all of the major changes in CS6 including the new content-aware tools, enhanced content-aware fill, new content-aware move tool, content-aware mode for the patch tool, and content-aware scaling.
  • The perspective crop tool and enhancements to the crop tool are covered - including the option to either retain or discard cropped pixels and a straighten feature.
  • Other new CS6 features are covered, such as: new character panel and paragraph styles panel for text formatting, new blur filter options, new scripted pattern fills and new background save and auto-recovery.

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ePack: Text + Premium Web Site Instant Access Code: Adobe Creative Suite 6: Introductory

ISBN-10: 1285583884 | ISBN-13: 9781285583884

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133562663 | ISBN-13: 9781133562665)

Instructor Resources help you make the most of your course with teaching aids and information on using the text. Key Features include: Annotated Solution Files and Rubrics assist you in quick and consistent grading. Additional Case Problems provide extra end-of-tutorial assignments to determine comprehension and retention. Data Files show you what students will be working on; Solution Files show you the answers to the data file activities and allow you to gauge comprehension. Internet Assignments provide extra practice and encourage students to use the Internet to complete assignments, creating realistic applicability to the work. QuickCheck Answers provide a simple self-test for students before moving to the next session. ExamView testbanks with true/false, modified true/false, multiple choice, completion, matching, case-based critical thinking, and essay question types help students gain confidence through more practice. Instructor's Manual summarizes the tutorial sections, figures, boxed elements, and contains teacher tips, and classroom/lab activities. The manual provides all of the resources you need to teach your course with efficiency while giving you tips on how to engage your students. Customizable PPT Lecture Presentations outline key concepts and terms from each tutorial, saving you time in preparation for class. Additional Projects provide extra practice to ensure students understand the material prior to exams. Customizable Sample Syllabi outline policies, assignments, exams, and other course information to help you set up your course with ease. Key Terms and Definitions are provided as a convenient reference.

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 128545345X | ISBN-13: 9781285453453)

Designed to help you succeed in your web design course, the premium website contains many useful student resources including video tutorials, interactive quizzing, web links, PowerPoint presentations, appendices, datasets, a glossary, and more.

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Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 128545345X | ISBN-13: 9781285453453)

Designed to help you succeed in your web design course, the premium website contains many useful student resources including video tutorials, interactive quizzing, web links, PowerPoint presentations, appendices, datasets, a glossary, and more.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jane Hosie-Bounar

Author and instructional design expert Jane Hosie-Bounar has written articles, textbooks, and online training for a variety of software products, including Microsoft Office, Windows 8, and Adobe Photoshop. She has also written about using Web 2.0 technology for research and collaboration, and to create and manage an online persona. In addition to writing technical books and online training, she is a fiction writer whose novel Life Belts won the Delacorte Press Prize.

Kelly Hart

Kelly Hart is a multimedia artist specializing in sophisticated conceptual and aesthetic design for user interfaces and public display as well as film, video, 2-D animation, and multimedia design. Kelly's background includes project management for a diverse range of large-scale media and multimedia projects. In addition to writing, teaching and running a full service multimedia design firm, she continues to produce and distribute her independent video art and has been shown in many prestigious national venues including KERA/PBS "Frame of Mind", Syracuse University, Dallas Video Festival, Mackinney Arts Center, Axlegrease "Squeaky Wheel", Philadelphia DUTV 54, Manhattan (35) "Bijou Matinee", MacWorld and Siggraph.

Mitch Geller

Combining backgrounds in Art, Psychology and Media Technologies with 12 years as a University Professor, Mitch Geller divides his time between running Nu-Design, a full-service Multimedia/Web Design firm, working in digital imaging and video, and teaching the occasional seminar. His expertise includes advanced programming and artistic design for database, Web, CD-ROM and intranet based applications. He is a board member at DCCC Richland, has been on the faculty at MacWorld, featured in Siggraph, co-authored the bestselling New Perspectives on Dreamweaver series of books and has written a chapter for Virtual Publics (Yale University Press). His work has been shown internationally including: Video Witnesses; Festival of New Journalism, The Humboldt Film, INFERMENTAL7(200 City International Tour) International Festival of Progressive Film and Video, USA Film Festival, the Marin County Film and Video Exhibition, the United States Film and Video Festival, the Chicago International Film Festival, the 26th, and the 26th Festival Der Nationen. In his spare time he enjoys sleeping.