Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition
Covers 2014 release
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2014
Pages: 992

Photoshop CC is an outstanding image editor, but it can be pretty overwhelming. This book makes learning Photoshop as easy as possible by explaining the hows and whys in a friendly, conversational style. You’ll unlock Photoshop’s secrets, new goodies, and time-saving features, with expert tips and practical editing advice you can use every day.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Learn your way around. Tour Photoshop’s workspace and learn how to customize it.
  • Unleash the magic. Use selections, layers, masks, and smart objects to safely edit images; automate common chores with actions.
  • Perfect your photos. Learn to crop, resize, color-correct, retouch, combine, and prepare photos for print or online use.
  • Master color. Drain, change, and add color, and even create digital makeup, partial-color effects, and duotones.
  • Be artistic. Use filters effectively, create illustrations, paintings, artistic typography, animations, and videos.
  • Go 3D. Create and edit 3D objects and send them off to a 3D-printing service from inside Photoshop.
  • Export web graphics. Use Generator to instantly export and resize images—just by using layer names.
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    4.0

    At MY pace

    By Radster

    from West Chesterfield, MA

    About Me Photo Editor

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    Pros

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    • Helpful examples
    • Well-written

    Cons

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    Comments about oreilly Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition:

    A book that I can read at my own pace.
    The Photoshop tutorials (videos) are too fast paced
    for this 65 year old guy!

     
    5.0

    Not missing but right on!

    By RMcK1

    from Redding, CA

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      Comments about oreilly Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition:

      Software is constantly becoming more complicated and
      this book explains how to best apply and use the different sections of PScc to produce exciting pictures. I have Lesa Snider's PS CS6 book also so I
      was aware that she writes a very good and interesting
      manual that explains a complex subject far better than other authors. I use this as a referance guide
      while working and find it very helpful in solving
      any problems encountered.

       
      5.0

      If you can only buy one Photoshop book..

      By Snoodily

      from California

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        Comments about oreilly Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition:

        If you can only buy one Photoshop book, then you should pick this one. It may not contain absolutely everything that you will ever want to learn about Photoshop, but it definitely covers everything that you will need to get started, and then some. It is well-written, easy to understand, authoritative, and comprehensive. Start here.

         
        4.0

        Great Resource

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        from Redmond WA

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          Comments about oreilly Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition:

          Appreciate the detail in the "how to" of all aspects of Photoshop. Many elementary steps are omitted in other help sources but not here. Descriptions are clear and often with examples. Did not get 5 stars because after repeated attempts could not get all the stock photos referenced. Overall a great reference.

           
          4.0

          Where is the CD?

          By Jay

          from DFW, Texas

          Comments about oreilly Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition:

          Where is the CD for those of us that bought the electronic version?

           
          3.0

          Content on missing cd is missing

          By fyasin

          from Turkey

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            Comments about oreilly Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition:

            This book is one of the best helper that I have seen about learning Photoshop. It is very comprehensive but unfortunately one have to work with their own resources because so claimed missing cd content is light compared to the book. There are tons of samples throughout the book but very few of them can be found in the cd.

             
            5.0

            Must have book for photoshop uses

            By PD186

            from Australia

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              Comments about oreilly Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition:

              Started reading a borrowed copy of the 1st edition and just had to get the second edition for myself.

              Great examples and files to follow along with. My post processing has improved out of sight.

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