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Photoshop CS6 : the missing manual
Snider, Lesa.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Beijing : O'Reilly Media, 2012.
Physical Description:
xxii, 862 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
A guide to using Adobe Photoshop CS6 covers such topics as working with panels, creating a new document, managing layers, editing images, correction color and lighting, drawing with vector tools, and using filters.
General Note:
Includes index.
Pt. 1. The basics -- pt. 2. Editing images -- pt. 3. The artistic side of Photoshop -- pt. 4. Printing and the Web -- pt. 5. Photoshop power -- pt. 6. Appendixes.
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Central Library TR267.5.A3 S65 2012 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Photoshop CS6 is truly amazing, but it can also be overwhelming if you're just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop a breeze by explaining things in a friendly, conversational style--without technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you'll delve deep into Photoshop's secrets with expert tips and practical advice you can use every day.

The important stuff you need to know:

Learn your way around. Get a guided tour of Photoshop's beautiful new workspace. Unlock the magic. Discover the most practical ways to use layers, channels, masks, paths, and other tools. Fine-tune your images. Learn techniques for cropping, retouching, and combining photos. Play with color. Drain, change, and add color; and create gorgeous black-and-whites and duotones. Be artistic. Create original illustrations and paintings, use text and filters effectively, and edit video clips. Share your work. Produce great-looking images for print and the Web. Work smarter and faster. Automate common chores and install plug-ins for complex tasks.

Author Notes

Lesa Snider is on a mission to teach the world to create--and use!--better graphics. She's an internationally acclaimed speaker; stock photographer and chief evangelist for ( ); as well as the founder of the creative tutorial site Lesa is the author of many video-training workshops ( and the coauthor of iPhoto '11: The Missing Manual. She writes a regular column for Photoshop User, Elements Techniques, and Macworld magazines, and contributes frequently to and Lesa is also a long-time member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of instructors and can be spotted teaching at many other conferences around the globe. She also teaches Advanced Photoshop for the international graphic design school, You can connect with her online on Facebook (, YouTube (, Twitter (@PhotoLesa), and

During her free time, you'll find Lesa carving the twisties on her sportbike, dressed up in her Star Trek best at a sci-fi convention, or hanging with fellow Apple Mac enthusiasts. Lesa is a proud member of the BMWMOA, F800 Riders Club, and the Colorado Mac User Group ( a.k.a. the Boulder Mac Maniacs. Email:

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