Photoshop CS6 Unlocked, 2nd Edition
101 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
Publisher: SitePoint
Final Release Date: July 2012
Pages: 350

Photoshop CS6 Unlocked is a full-color question-and-answer book for web designers who want to use Photoshop to create better looking websites.

Completely updated for Photoshop CS6, this comprehensive book covers:

  • Photoshop interface tricks & shortcuts
  • Basic Skills: Transparencies, rounded corners, blending images, matching colors and more
  • Buttons: Creating buttons and tabs in various shapes and form factors
  • Backgrounds: Making various gradient and textured backgrounds
  • Creating text effects, texturing and shadowing text, wrapping text around a curve, and more
  • Adjusting Images: Removing blue tints, darkening and lightening images, fixing red-eye, removing dark shadows, sharpening images, and more
  • Manipulating Images: Creating fish-eye effects, removing imperfections, making product shots for ecommerce, and more
  • Creating Web Interfaces: Best practice & time saving ideas including how-tos on slicing images, creating rollovers, and more
  • Advanced techniques: Generating thumbnails, animated GIFs, bulk watermarking, sharing Photoshop Actions, and more
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  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

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    Comments about oreilly Photoshop CS6 Unlocked, 2nd Edition:

    This is the second edition of a title that has been very popular. The author notes "this book is primarily for web designers" and the content is about using Photoshop specifically for web design. With topics such as Creating Buttons, Creating Backgrounds, Manipulating Images, and Advanced Photoshop techniques this book delivers a very straightforward, easy to read and informative introductory/intermediate guide to Photoshop

    The advanced section is a small part of this otherwise large read. With over 400 pages, most of which are dedicated to basics, this is a book that I would recommend to the introductory or possibly also intermediate Photoshop user.

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