Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers

Author: Corey Barker

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133795772

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Corey Barker–Executive Producer of PlanetPhotoshop.com and one of the Photoshop Guys of Photoshop User TV–brings you this completely new set of techniques, tricks, and tutorials in this second volume of the Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers series. Ever wonder how that movie poster was created, or how they created that cool ad in the magazine, or maybe even how to take a seemingly mundane photo and give it the Hollywood treatment? This is the book for you. Whether you are a designer, artist, or even a photographer, there is something here for everyone. Corey starts out discussing the common techniques and resources you'll use over and over again, such as extracting elements from backgrounds, creating and using brushes, and incorporating textures into your work. He then dives deep into dedicated chapters on typography, design effects, special effects, photography and design, and 3D. As you work through these exercises, you will start to see the potential of some of Photoshop's most powerful features and how, with a little experimentation, you can open up a whole new world of dazzling effects.

Photoshop 6 Down and Dirty Tricks

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 013293227X

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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Down & Dirty Tricks is packed cover to cover with step-by-step tutorials on the coolest Photoshop 6.0 effects. The book is not another rehash of masking, pixels, and file formats or resolution--it's nothing but the cool stuff that will make your client's (or boss's) jaw drop. Plus, it's an awesome Photoshop tips book too! That's because next to every tutorial, on every single page, there's a sidebar with a timesaving Photoshop 6.0 tip, trick, shortcut, or real-world technique to save you time, money, and make you more efficient. Written in plain English, you can jump in anywhere; simply open the book to the effect you want to create and follow along. It's that easy (and that much fun!). Among many other tricks, the reader will learn: Amazing chrome and metallic effects How to create those dazzling high-tech Web interfaces Cool 3D effects using Photoshop's own filters Shadow techniques that the pros really use Instant texture and background effects The most requested advertising effects

Photoshop Tricks for Designers

How to Create Bada$$ Effects in Photoshop

Author: Corey Barker

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134386663

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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Perhaps you are working on a new project and need a little inspiration , or even a quick reference to show you how to do that one cool effect that will be the finishing touch on your latest creation. Whatever you need, this book can help you in so many ways. One of the toughest things about being a designer is getting a good idea. The next challenge is realizing that idea. This book will not only be a source of ideas , but will also show you how to create them step by step. You can even combine multiple effects to create other cool results–the book’s cover was designed by combining at least half a dozen techniques found within. Corey wrote this book for working designers, or anyone who just wants to add some “cool factor” to their projects. Each tutorial is a stand-alone technique or mini-project, so you do not have to follow the book in sequence. Just find what you like and have at it. And, as an added bonus, you can download all of t he images used in the book to follow along with. It’s everything you loved about the Down & Dirty books, now in a small handbook size you can use as a quick reference to a variety of effects.

Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780132104623

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF THE HOTTEST TRICKS, AND MOST REQUESTED PHOTOSHOP EFFECTS IN ONE AMAZING BOOK! Scott Kelby, co-host of Photoshop User TV and the world’s #1 bestselling Photoshop author, is back to unlock the secrets of an amazing new collection of the latest eye-popping, jaw-dropping, Photoshop special effects—the same kind that made Scott’s previous editions of this book one of the top selling Photoshop books in history. You’ll learn some of the most closely guarded Photoshop CS4 special effects—the same ones you see on TV, in magazines, and on the Web. Using Scott’s simple step-by-step method, with hundreds of full-color images, you’ll see exactly how it’s all done. The book is written so clearly, and it is so easy to follow, you’ll immediately be able to create all of these effects yourself. You’ll learn: • The latest photographic special effects • How to fake studio shots (you’ll be amazed at how it’s done) • The latest cutting-edge type effects • The most popular effects used by big movie studios • The most-requested advertising effects • Commercial effects that clients go crazy over! • The most asked-for current Web effects • Amazing 3D effects using Photoshop Extended • Plus loads of effects that look hard, but are easy once you know the secrets And not only that, but the whole book is packed with creative ideas, layouts, and design techniques that will help you unleash your own creativity. It’s all here, in the only Photoshop book of its kind. You're gonna love it!

Photoshop for Lightroom Users

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133761584

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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Anyone who uses Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for image management, editing, and workflow knows it is great software, and it has only gotten better with each new version. But there comes a time in every Lightroom user’s life when they want to do something…and they just can’t do it. While Lightroom covers the vast majority of a photographer’s needs–many say it covers roughly 80% of a professional imaging workflow–it just can’t do everything a shooter needs to put the final touches on a great image. Scott Kelby, the #1 bestselling author of photography books, wrote Photoshop for Lightroom Users exactly for those Lightroom users who have recognized that they need Photoshop for the other 20% of their workflow, which will take their images to the next level. There is already a substantial audience for this book, and of course Adobe’s brand-new offering of a Lightroom and Photoshop Creative Cloud bundle for $9.99/month will certainly help grow this Lightroom-and-Photoshop audience very quickly in the coming months. These users don’t need to know everything about Photoshop. They just need to know the essentials edits, techniques, retouching tutorials, and tweaks that they can’t perform in Lightroom, but which will take their images up a notch. Scott covers everything from compositing to adding text over an image to retouching to creating a book cover to advanced sharpening techniques. With Photoshop for Lightroom Users, readers will learn all they need to know in order to fold Photoshop into their imaging workflow with Lightroom.

The Photoshop Workbook

Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

Author: Glyn Dewis

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134008499

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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The Photoshop Workbook: Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks, and Techniques reveals the creative skills that photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis uses for his global clients. In this guide you will learn not only his step-by-step Photoshop techniques, but how and when to apply them so that you, too, can take your images to a whole new level. Glyn starts by covering the individual Photoshop skills that are the essential building blocks of his process: • Mastering selections and cutouts with the Pen tool and other important tools • Dodging and burning, adding textures, transforming a location, and using the “power of gray” for composites • Applying lighting effects such as spotlights, beams, realistic shadows, reflections, and street lighting to images • Creating special effects, including snow and debris, and turning day into night using a nondestructive workflow It’s one thing to learn the techniques, but to master them you need to understand when to apply them and in what order. In the second part of the book, Glyn brings everything together with his real-world projects. He covers six complete, start-to-finish projects—including all the images for you to download and follow along—that show you how to apply the techniques to a variety of scenarios, including character portraits, themed composites, and a landscape.

Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It

Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132790114

Category: Photography

Page: 264

View: 1903

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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, YOU’LL LEARN ALL THREE ASPECTS OF WHAT IT TAKES TO CREATE STUNNING PORTRAITS (HINT: IT’S NOT JUST THE LIGHTING) Scott Kelby, the world’s #1 best-selling author of photography books, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, and Publisher of the just-released Light It magazine, has reinvented how lighting books are written by finally revealing the entire process from start to finish. You see everything from the complete lighting setup (and all the gear used), to the shoot (including all the camera settings and a contact sheet of the progression of the shoot), to the all-important part that most books don’t dare include–the post-processing and retouching in Photoshop. This book also breaks new ground in the visual way it teaches you the lighting setup. There aren’t any sketches or 3D models–you see the lighting layout in a full-page photo, taken from above during the live shoot, so you can see exactly where everything’s positioned (the subject, the photographer, the lighting, the background–you name it–you see it all). Plus, you’ll see side, over-the-shoulder, and more behind-the-scenes views, so you can absolutely nail the lighting every time. LEARN THE LIGHTING SETUPS THE PROS USE Each year, Scott trains thousands of professional photographers during his Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! seminar tour and now, for the first time ever, he’s taken that incredibly popular style of learning and put in into book form. Now everyone can have a real-world reference for getting the same looks today’s clients are clamoring for. You’ll learn: The step-by-step layouts for creating the most-requested and sought-after lighting looks How to get more out of one light than you ever thought you could (this is worth it alone!) How to control and shape your light without breaking the bank The camera settings, gear, and power settings for every shot The retouching techniques the pros really use to make their subjects look their very best How to retouch hair, eyes, lips, skin, and lots of other little retouching tricks that make a really big difference How to create high-contrast portrait effects without buying expensive plug-ins A host of insider tricks, invaluable shortcuts, and kick-butt special effects to give you a real advantage over the competition Plus, Scott includes a special bonus chapter that shows how to create these same studio looks using off-camera hot shoe fl ashes and the modifi ers made for them. There’s never been a book like it.

Photoshop Elements 3 Down & Dirty Tricks

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780321278357

Category: Computers

Page: 282

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Offers more than three hundred techniques for Adobe's latest version of Photoshop Elements, covering creative ideas, layouts, design techniques, and special effects.

The Photoshop Elements 11 Book for Digital Photographers

Author: Scott Kelby,Matt Kloskowski

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133123960

Category: Photography

Page: 456

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This book (for Windows and Mac) breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that's never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows exactly "how to do it." It's not a bunch of theory; it doesn't challenge readers to come up with their own settings or figure things out on their own. Instead, it tells readers flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why. This book gives the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting photos like a pro. Readers will be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are–once they know the secrets. This book covers: -The real secrets of how the pros retouch portraits -How to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat -How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs and TIFFs, too! -The sharpening techniques the pros really use -How to deal with common digital camera image problems, including removing noise and avoiding halos -The most requested photographic special effects -All the brand new features of Elements 11, which offers better ways to manage photos, map images, share memories, use templates, and easily create pro-quality photographic effects And the book's secret weapon: It also covers slick workarounds, cheats, and some fairly ingenious ways to replicate many Photoshop CS6 features from right within Elements 11. -And much more!

Design for Software

A Playbook for Developers

Author: Erik Klimczak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119943701

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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A unique resource to help software developers create a desirable user experience Today, top-flight software must feature a desirable user experience. This one-of-a-kind book creates a design process specifically for software, making it easy for developers who lack design background to create that compelling user experience. Appealing to both tech-savvy designers and creative-minded technologists, it establishes a hybrid discipline that will produce first-rate software. Illustrated in full color, it shows how to plan and visualize the design to create software that works on every level. Today's software demands attention to the quality of the user experience; this book guides you through a practical design process to achieve that goal Approaches the mechanics of design with a process inspired by art and science Avoids the abstract and moves step by step through techniques you can put to use immediately Covers planning your design, tested methods, how to visualize like a designer, psychology of design, and how to create software that developers will appreciate Explores such elements as choosing the right typeface and managing interactivity Design for Software: A Playbook for Developers brings the art of good design together with the science of software development to create programs with pizazz.

Adobe Photoshop CS Down & Dirty Tricks

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132932563

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 5860

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Bestselling author Scott Kelby (Editor of Photoshop User magazine) is back with an amazing new collection of Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks, including how to create the same exact effects you see every day in magazines, on TV, at the movies, and on the Web. It's more of those eye-popping, jaw-dropping special effects that made Scott's previous version an award-winning worldwide smash hit! But this isn't just an update to his previous book--these are 100% ALL NEW EFFECTS from cover-to-cover to reflect the latest trends in Photoshop special effects and design. These are nothing but today's real world techniques--the same ones you see used by leading Photoshop photographers, designers, and special effect masters, and its all here in the only book of its kind. You'll learn the most closely guarded inside secrets for creating the latest cutting-edge effects, including techniques that have never been revealed before anywhere! And the book is written so clearly, and is so easy to follow, that you'll be able to create every one of these amazing effects yourself. You'll learn: Tricks professional photographers use to show off their work The most popular effects used by the big Hollywood studios The latest cutting-edge photographic special effects How to fake all kinds of studio shots (you'll be amazed how its done!) The type effects that are most in demand by clients How to get stunning 3D effects without using a 3D program How to turn simple snapshots into museum quality gallery prints The most asked for new Web effects Plus loads of advanced effects that look hard, but are easy, once you know the secrets But Down and Dirty tricks is more than just a just an effects book--it's a tips book too, because on every page Scott includes a cool tip, a quick trick, or a timesaving shortcut, making this an invaluable productivity tool too! Plus the whole book is packed with design techniques, creative ideas and stunning layouts that will help you unleash your own creativity. It's all here-- "Just the funk and not the junk" and if you're into Photoshop, you're absolutely gonna love it!

Vector Basic Training

A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork

Author: Von Glitschka

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 013416508X

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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Attention, designers, it’s time to get serious about your creative process. For too long you’ve allowed yourself to go soft, relying on your software to do all of your creative work at the expense of your craftsmanship. This book will NOT show you how to use every tool and feature in Adobe Illustrator. This book WILL, however, teach you the importance of drawing out your ideas, analyzing the shapes, and then methodically building them precisely in vector form using the techniques explained in this book. In Vector Basic Training, Second Edition acclaimed illustrative designer Von Glitschka takes you through his systematic process for creating the kind of precise vector graphics that separate the pros from the mere toolers. Along the way, he’ll whip your drawing skills into shape and show you how to create elegant curves and precise anchor points for your designs. In addition to new illustrative examples throughout the book, this edition includes an all-new chapter on how to apply color and detail to your illustrations using tried-and-true methods that you’ll use over and over again. You’ll also get access to over seven hours of all-new HD video tutorials and source files so you can follow along with Von as he walks you through his entire process. Whether you’re creating illustrations in Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, CorelDRAW, or even Inkscape, you’ll be able to use Von’s techniques to establish a successful creative process for crafting consistently precise illustrations every single time you pick you up your pen, stylus, or mouse. In Vector Basic Training, Second Edition, you’ll learn: The tools and shortcuts that make up a design pro’s creative arsenal How to use “The Clockwork Method” to create accurate curves every time When and where to set just the right number of anchor points for any design How to build shapes quickly using basic Illustrator tools and plug-ins Techniques for art directing yourself to get the results you desire Fundamental methods for applying color and detail to your illustrations

Content Strategy for the Web

Author: Kristina Halvorson,Melissa Rach

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132883244

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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FROM CONSTANT CRISIS TO SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS BETTER CONTENT MEANS BETTER BUSINESS. Your content is a mess: the website redesigns didn’t help, and the new CMS just made things worse. Or, maybe your content is full of potential: you know new revenue and cost-savings opportunities exist, but you’re not sure where to start. How can you realize the value of content while planning for its long-term success? For organizations all over the world, Content Strategy for the Web is the go-to content strategy handbook. Read it to: Understand content strategy and its business value Discover the processes and people behind a successful content strategy Make smarter, achievable decisions about what content to create and how Find out how to build a business case for content strategy With all-new chapters, updated material, case studies, and more, the second edition of Content Strategy for the Web is an essential guide for anyone who works with content.

Photoshop for Games

Creating Art for Console, Mobile, and Social Games

Author: Shawn Nelson

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133819957

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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Most game artists use Photoshop to work out idea as much as to create a final product that can be used in a game. There are many ways to work efficiently in the program that can be tapped for a workflow that keeps artists productive and sane. This book takes an approach to creating assets in Photoshop that both beginners and intermediates will find refreshing. Where other books focus on Photoshop lessons or on the basics of drawing, Photoshop for Games gives you many hands-on lessons for developing artwork that can be adapted for many purposes. Full of inspiring projects , readers will find examples from comic, realistic, graphic styles, and more. Downloadable project files and videos accompany some of the tutorials so that readers can dive deeper on topics. Whether they are developing games for consoles, mobile devices, or the Web, game artists from all backgrounds will learn the best practices to game art creation in Photoshop.

The Photoshop Channels Book

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0321269063

Category: Computers

Page: 275

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Covers all of Photoshop's channel-related features and functionality, including an improved Histogram palette that displays channels in color with a dynamic view of how filters, levels, curves, and other settings will affect tonal range and bit depth.

The Digital Negative

Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop

Author: Jeff Schewe

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133064336

Category: Photography

Page: 312

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Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality. The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop is devoted exclusively to the topic and shows you how to make the most of that control. Now that raw image processing technology has matured as an essential aspect of digital photography, you need a modern book that takes a seasoned approach to the technology and explains the advantages and challenges of using Lightroom or Camera Raw to produce magnificent images. Renowned photographer and bestselling author Jeff Schewe outlines a foolproof process for working with these digital negatives and presents his real-world expertise on optimizing raw images. You’ll also learn hands-on techniques for exposing and shooting for raw image capture and developing a raw processing workflow, as well as Photoshop techniques for perfecting the master image, converting color to black and white, and processing for panoramic and HDR images. Get the best tone and color from your digital negatives. Use Lightroom and Camera Raw sharpening controls to maximize image quality. Take advantage of Photoshop to do what Lightroom and Camera Raw can’t. Produce stunning black-and-white images. Visit the book’s companion website at TheDigitalNegativeBook.com for sample images and more!

Creating the Art of the Game

Author: Matthew Omernick

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780132705073

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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The key word here is art: the dynamic 3D art that defines the world of computer games. This book teaches you everything you need to know about the planning, modeling, texturing, lighting, effects creation, and interface design that go into creating today's most advanced and stunning video games. You'll be learning from a master-veteran 3D artist and instructor Matthew Omernick-as you progress through the carefully chosen, software-agnostic tutorials that make up this beautiful, full-color volume. The end result will be skills you can apply to whatever 3D tool you choose and whatever wildly imaginative game you can think up. Through a unique combination of explanation, tutorials, and real world documentation-including discussions of the creative process entailed in some of today's most popular games augmented by screen captures and descriptions--you'll quickly come to understand the workflow, tools, and techniques required to be a successful game artist. In addition to learning the ropes of game art, you'll also find in depth tutorials and techniques that apply to all aspects of 3D graphics. Whether you are using Photoshop, 3ds max, Maya, or any other computer graphics software, you'll find a wealth of information that you can continue to come back to time and time again.

Calvinize

Signature Techniques of Photoshop Artist Calvin Hollywood

Author: Calvin Hollywood

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132732564

Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 1949

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Calvin Hollywood is a photo artist from Heidelberg, Germany who combines photography and image editing in a most imaginative way. His personal style is characterized by the hyper sharpness, high contrasts, and almost painted look of his photos (http://www.calvinhollywood-blog.com/portfolio/). Digital editing plays an important role in his photographic work, but Hollywood emphasizes getting the shot right from the start. He considers lighting very important, but the surroundings and the model's styling are also key and he always tries to factor textures and details into the shot. This photo collection contains more than 100 of Calvin Hollywood's most spectacular pictures as well as his thoughts on topics such as Photoshop, plug-ins, outfits, lighting, planning, time management, and more. The book also comes with over four hours of video tutorials created and produced by Video2Brain, creators of the popular Learn By Video series. In the videos, Hollywood walks viewers step-by-step through his signature techniques and shows readers exactly how he used them to create many of the images featured in the book. All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.

Terrorism

Avoidance and Survival

Author: Chester L. Quarles

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761816928

Category: Political Science

Page: 253

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Terrorism is a thoroughly researched collection of information on how to prevent, avoid, cope with, recover from, and analyze criminal kidnapping and hostage-taking. Filled with the stories of successful hostages, along with statistics from intelligence files and international reports, this book is intended as a scholarly yet practical approach to this world-wide issue. The author interviews well-known former hostages, such as David Dodge, General and Mrs. James Dozier, Richard Grover, Gordon Kennedy, Larry and Sis Levin, Roy Libby, Bruce Olson and Lloyd Van Vactor. Based on fifteen years of research and Quarles' experience as a negotiator for missionaries taken hostage, Terrorism is a book that is appropriate for political theorists as well as those in the field.

Photoshop CC Digital Classroom 2018 Edition

Author: Jennifer Smith

Publisher: American Graphics Institute

ISBN: 1732110344

Category: Computers

Page: 430

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Quickly learn Adobe Photoshop CC with this book and downloadable lesson files - fully updated for Photoshop CC 2018 Adobe Photoshop is the industry leading image-editing program for designers, web developers, and photographers. The newest version of Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) includes more great tools to manage and edit images. This book delivers full-color, step-by-step instructions that make learning Photoshop easy to understand. You'll explore how to work with layers, use filters, and create images for web, print, and video. Learn Photoshop at your own pace led by Jennifer Smith, an expert instructor from American Graphics Institute. Fully updated for Photoshop CC 2018. • Discover essential skills for working quickly and efficiently with Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) • Includes step-by-step instructions for each lesson, along with lesson files that complement the topics • Learn Photoshop retouching, layers, selections, painting, and more. • Find out how to create fantastic effects and merge multiple images together. Photoshop CC Digital Classroom takes you from the basics through intermediate-level topics. Learn the information you need about how to use Photoshop, presented in a clear, approachable way.