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New Perspectives on Adobe® Photoshop® CS6: Introductory 1st Edition

Jane Hosie-Bounar

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2012
  • 368 Pages


NEW PERSPECTIVES ON ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS6, INTRODUCTORY 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. Users will transform from beginner Photoshop users to skilled designers by transcending their point-and-click skills to take full advantage of the software's utility.

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.
  • Covers all of the major changes to Photoshop 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.
  • 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.
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.

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  • ISBN-10: 128537908X
  • ISBN-13: 9781285379081
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  • ISBN-10: 1133526462
  • ISBN-13: 9781133526469
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ISBN: 9781285453453


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ISBN: 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.