Adobe Photoshop, 2nd Edition
A Complete Course and Compendium of Features
Adobe Photoshop: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features is your guide to creating, editing, and enhancing images and designs in Adobe Photoshop. Whether you're retouching a photograph, generating designs for social media, or combining images into composite creations, Photoshop is the tool for you--and this book will teach you what you need to know. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to cover the newest features of Photoshop.
First, in a complete Course that includes a new set of projects and lessons from the curriculum of Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Laskevitch, you'll learn the procedures needed to use Photoshop effectively and professionally. As you work your way through dozens of step-by-step lessons, you'll be exposed to Photoshop's rich feature set in practical contexts and learn best practices for optimal workflows. We'll supply lesson documents and their assets to download, and you can use your course creations as starting points for your own projects.
The updated Compendium provides even greater depth of knowledge and serves as an in-depth reference you can rely on long after the course is done. Its eight easy-to-access sections help you uncover more of the "how" and "why" of Photoshop. With extensive cross references between the Course and Compendium, the two parts of the book complement each other perfectly.
Learn step by step how to:
o Set up an ideal workspace
o Leverage artificial intelligence (AI) features
o Know what to do when AI fails
o Master selections and masks
o Work with design features and presets like gradients, patterns, brushes, and text
o Combine images seamlessly
o Use Smart Objects for powerful workflows
o Become more efficient and effective with actions and scripts
o And much more!
About this Author
Steve Laskevitch, founder of Luminous Works Training & Consulting in Seattle and a teacher for three decades, has designed workflows for hundreds of photographers, designers, and companies. As an Adobe Certified Instructor, he trains creative individuals and firms and has regularly helped Adobe Systems prepare Lightroom and Photoshop Certified Expert exams. Steve has always enjoyed creating photographs and design work. Students of all levels have appreciated Steve's friendly and approachable style in the Luminous Works classroom and at the colleges, universities, and conferences where he has taught.
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