Book Description

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2020 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web.

In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, this revised edition for the 2020 release covers features like the new Object Selection tool, saving Cloud Documents for easy access from Photoshop on other devices such as the Apple iPad, removing objects with upgraded Content-Aware Fill, applying styles and objects such as gradients and shapes, instantly using redesigned Presets panels, and much more!

The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: A Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Where are the Lesson Files?
  5. Contents
  6. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new in this edition
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge
    5. Starting Adobe Photoshop
    6. Online Content
    7. Restoring default preferences
    8. Additional resources
    9. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
  7. 1. Getting to know the Work Area
    1. Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
    2. Using the tools
    3. Sampling a color
    4. Working with tools and tool properties
    5. Undoing actions in Photoshop
    6. More about panels and panel locations
  8. 2. Basic Photo Corrections
    1. Strategy for retouching
    2. Resolution and image size
    3. Opening a file with Adobe Bridge
    4. Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
    5. Adjusting the color and tone
    6. Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
    7. Applying a content-aware patch
    8. Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
    9. Sharpening the image
  9. 3. Working with Selections
    1. About selecting and selection tools
    2. Getting started
    3. Using Cloud Documents
    4. Using the Magic Wand tool
    5. Using the Quick Selection tool
    6. Moving a selected area
    7. Using the Object Selection tool
    8. Manipulating selections
    9. Selecting with the lasso tools
    10. Rotating a selection
    11. Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
    12. Selecting from a center point
    13. Resizing and copying a selection
    14. Cropping an image
  10. 4. Layer Basics
    1. About layers
    2. Getting started
    3. Using the Layers panel
    4. Rearranging layers
    5. Applying a gradient to a layer
    6. Applying a layer style
    7. Adding an adjustment layer
    8. Updating layer effects
    9. Adding a border
    10. Flattening and saving files
  11. 5. Quick Fixes
    1. Getting started
    2. Improving a snapshot
    3. Adjusting facial features with Liquify
    4. Blurring a background
    5. Creating a panorama
    6. Filling empty areas when cropping
    7. Correcting image distortion
    8. Extending depth of field
    9. Removing objects using Content-Aware Fill
    10. Adjusting perspective in an image
  12. 6. Masks and Channels
    1. Working with masks and channels
    2. Getting started
    3. Using Select and Mask and Select Subject
    4. Creating a quick mask
    5. Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
    6. Using an alpha channel to create a shadow
  13. 7. Typographic Design
    1. About type
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating a clipping mask from type
    4. Creating type on a path
    5. Warping point type
    6. Designing paragraphs of type
    7. Adding a rounded rectangle
    8. Adding vertical text
  14. 8. Vector Drawing Techniques
    1. About bitmap images and vector graphics
    2. About paths and the Pen tool
    3. Getting started
    4. Drawing a shape with the Pen tool
    5. Drawing a path traced from a photo
    6. Converting a path to a selection and a layer mask
    7. Creating a logo with text and a custom shape
  15. 9. Advanced Compositing
    1. Getting started
    2. Arranging layers
    3. Using Smart Filters
    4. Painting a layer
    5. Adding a background
    6. Using the History panel to undo edits
    7. Upscaling a low-resolution image
  16. 10. Painting with the Mixer Brush
    1. About the Mixer Brush
    2. Getting started
    3. Selecting brush settings
    4. Mixing colors
    5. Mixing colors with a photograph
    6. Painting and mixing colors with brush presets
  17. 11. Editing Video
    1. Getting started
    2. About the Timeline panel
    3. Creating a new video project
    4. Animating text with keyframes
    5. Creating effects
    6. Adding transitions
    7. Adding audio
    8. Muting unwanted audio
    9. Rendering video
  18. 12. Working with Camera Raw
    1. Getting started
    2. About camera raw files
    3. Processing files in Camera Raw
    4. Applying advanced color correction
  19. 13. Preparing Files for the Web
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating placeholders with the Frame tool
    3. Using layer groups to create button graphics
    4. Automating a multistep task
    5. Designing with artboards
  20. 14. Producing and Printing Consistent Color
    1. Preparing files for printing
    2. Getting started
    3. Performing a “zoom test”
    4. About color management
    5. Specifying color-management settings
    6. Identifying out-of-gamut colors
    7. Proofing document colors on a monitor
    8. Bringing colors into the output gamut
    9. Converting an image to CMYK
    10. Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
    11. Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop
  21. 15. Printing 3D Files
    1. Getting started
    2. Understanding the 3D environment
    3. Positioning 3D elements
    4. Printing a 3D file
  22. Appendices
  23. Index