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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop CS6 choose Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 14 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop CS6 and how to manipulate images, edit motion-based content, and create image composites.

In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CS6 edition covers new features, including precise cropping with multiple overlays, expanded content-aware toolkit with skin tone-aware selections and masking, three new blur effects, re-engineered design tools, adaptive Wide Angle adjustments, improved Camera Raw engine, improved auto corrections, Background Save and Auto-recovery, modernized user interface, intuitive video enhancements, simplified 3D interface, improved editing speed with real-time results, and more.

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” –Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

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The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.


Product Details

  • File Size: 20736 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0321827333
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Adobe Press; 1 edition (May 31, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087HTK9U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,479 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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62 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for beginners! July 16, 2012
By Macuna
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
With 14 lessons I was able to cover most of the book in two weeks, spending about 2 hours a day. I found the book easy to follow, and the activities they proposed interesting. I attempted my first solo piece and though it took me about 4 hours, I was able to flip through the book and find the help I needed. I think this book is excellent for beginners...like me!
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54 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Users can still get tutorial files. July 7, 2012
By Brian
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
*NOTE* There is a link at the end of the eBook that allows you to download the tutorial files. So, you can in fact get the files and the videos for this book.

That said, great guide. I haven't used Photoshop in a while and this was a great guide both as a refresher and to learn the new features of CS6.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Helpful Book that Will Teach You the Basics of CS6 November 8, 2013
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I’m taking a college course on Photoshop CS6. The primary text for this course is this textbook, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom In A Book. This is a self-directed course that has me working independently along with a primary mentor, so there are no other students or formal classes. I was instructed in the learning contract to complete this book along with eight projects and a paper. I ordered this book on Amazon and have been working my way through it one chapter at a time. I’ve finally completed it.

Not having a class to go to or other students to confer with makes this review a good one because it provides an account that is representative of one man’s experience working with the content provided by the team of authors. There are no outside influences to sway my learning abilities. No professor to guide me, no students to correct me, no other resources, just me and this book.

With all that said, I will state that this book is well written. It has been carefully thought out and edited. As a professional writer myself, there are a few things I could polish in terms of the editing, but that’s out of the scope of this review. I’ve learned a lot from this book and walked away from it having a much better understanding of the capabilities of CS6 and the things I can do with the software. It is extremely powerful software that can be an enormous asset to both a layperson and a seasoned professional.

It is not without its faults. There were many times I labored over some of the chapters because the authors make certain assumptions about the knowledge base of the reader.
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55 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for Beginning to Master Photoshop December 7, 2012
Format:Paperback
When we look on amazon.com for the best selling book on Photoshop, it's usually "Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book" (CIB). There's a reason for that. Both entry level users and top creative professionals look to CIB as a key resource.

We are amongst the latter. This studio goes back to Photoshop 2.0 with a serial number which ended in something like 00101. For us, CIB is a foundational list of everything a creative professional must master, going beyond what appears on its pages. So, like many of the Photoshop masters, we never missed a Photoshop CIB going back Photoshop 4. (By the way, Photoshop (Ps) CS6 is Photoshop 13.)

At this point it's important to note that on page 305 there is an illustration incorrectly credited to Brian (he photographed it and Janet illustrated it) and 304 has one correctly credited to Janet. Outside of submitting those illustrations, we had nothing to do with the creation of this book and didn't see the end-results until a printed copy arrived on our doorstep. In addition to our three published books, we are asked to contribute to many books like these, for which we get no financial remuneration. Someone asks for our help and we're there. Additionally, though we have had contact with the book's art and project directors, we know nothing of them, otherwise. In short, our review is unbiased.

Since we have a small collection of Ps CIBs, we write this review as a comparison between what appears in the CS5 edition to the latest one.

Photoshop went 2 years between the announcement of CS5, in April 2010, to the CS6 announcement of April 2012. 2 years is a long development cycle for a team as large as one of Adobe's flagship products like Photoshop. Ps CS6 was part of a huge development effort which we may never see again.
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66 of 83 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed July 5, 2012
By Markb
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Unfortunately, I got all excited and clicked "order" before this book hit the shelves. My mistake. While a good tutorial for Photoshop newcomers, this had very little info on new features. Adobe should just call this edition "Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book" and leave CS6 out of the title because it is virtually the same as the CS5 version. Other books by Kelby or Evening have way more information for about the same price. So I'd steer away from this unless you absolutely know nothing about Photoshop or want the step by step tutorials included on the CD.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for a newbie August 8, 2012
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I've used Photoshop Elements for years, and decided to move up to CS6. Frankly, I was overwhelmed. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I bought the paper version, so I didn't have to download files or access lessons online. The lessons were useful, and gave a great orientation to the power of this iconic software. There were times I struggled to find the button, menu item, panel, or whatever they wanted, but I got it. The book is full of screen shots, but could still have used more. The videos were not helpful, but the book and disc were well worth the price.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written. I would say the CD makes ...
Very well written. I would say the CD makes all the difference though. Make sure you don't buy a used book that doesn't have a CD because it really helps you practice.
Published 15 days ago by diana
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very helpful.
Published 17 days ago by J. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
part of my library since I am an architect and I just learned this software.
Published 19 days ago by L'arch Inc.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just as described
Published 24 days ago by Hector Salazar
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book on demonstrating the approach to using Photoshop. It also is a good reference book.
Published 27 days ago by Michael Martonick
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice book, very complete instructions!
Published 27 days ago by Andres
5.0 out of 5 stars Above and beyond
Better than expected at a fraction of what others were asking. Very satisfied.
Published 1 month ago by David Carpenter
4.0 out of 5 stars OVERALL, DOES NOT DISAPPOINT!
This is an excellent tool for beginners and even experienced designers. However, in doing the exercises, a few tiny details left unmentioned here and there, causes one to have to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Josie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book to learn the basics!
Published 1 month ago by Travis Rosenbloom
5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to Photoshop
Bought this book for a college course in Photoshop. I've already had a little experience with the program, but this book really covers the basics nicely. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Spuds
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