Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials
By Scott Onstott
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: July 2012
Pages: 384

Prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Visual Communication

Learn Photoshop Quickly and Easily

This full-color guide covers the fundamentals and prepares you for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Exam for Visual Communication with Adobe Photoshop CS6. You'll first explore the common-sense basics that all new designers should know about design, digital printing, and the Photoshop interface. From there, this clear, task-based book covers all exam areas while showing you step by step how to paint, draw, work in layers, manage color, retouch photos, and more. Whether you're new to Photoshop, preparing for the exam, or just brushing up your skills, this book is the perfect primer.

Learn these Photoshop essentials—and more:

  • Design, digital imaging, and camera fundamentals

  • How to paint, draw, and create type in Photoshop

  • Designing, applying, and altering layer styles

  • Transforming paths, layers, and smart objects

  • Adjusting, developing, retouching, and merging photos

  • Getting the most out of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)

  • How to manage, correct, adjust, and proof color

  • Supplying deliverables, no matter what output is required

Learn how to develop, adjust, and retouch photos

Use layer styles to illustrate and layer comps to explore alternatives

This striking Essentials book features:

  • Chapter-opening learning objectives

  • Step-by-step tutorials

  • Four-color screenshots and illustrations

  • Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises

  • Downloadable exercise files

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