Photoshop CC

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  • Copyright: 2013-07-01
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Take your Photoshop skill set to the next level with these essential techniques

If you're already familiar with Photoshop basics and are ready to learn some new tips, tricks, and techniques, then this is the book for you! Full-color, step-by-step instructions take you beyond the essentials and show you how to make the most of the newest features of Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud). Beautiful photos will inspire you to experiment with Photoshop's features, and numbered instructions make the techniques easy to learn.

• Encourages you to expand your skill set with creative, original, and unique techniques

• Features numbered, step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots and beautiful photos

• Shares secrets from the author's experience for creating images that pack a punch and elicit a "wow" reaction from viewers

Packed with beautiful photos and interesting techniques that you will want to apply to your own digital images, Photoshop CC Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks helps you expand your skills and enhance your photos.

Table of Contents

1 Take Control of Photoshop

#1 Set the Color Scheme for Your Photoshop Workspace  4

#2 Select the Color Settings for Editing    6

#3 Customize the Preferences for the Way You Work   8

#4 Create a Custom Workspace    10

#5 Add a Keyboard Shortcut to Open an

#6 Change Your Window Views    14

#7 Create a Custom Action for Repetitive Tasks   16

#8 Reset Color Swatches with Photographic Filter Colors  18

#9 Make Photoshop Remember Your Enhancement Steps  20

#10 Profile Your Monitor for Accurate Color   22

#11 Increase the Power of Photoshop with a Pen Tablet  24

2 Manage Photos with Adobe Bridge and Mini Bridge

#12 Set the Color Theme for Your Bridge Workspaces 28

#13 Change Your Workspace View  30

#14 Import Photos and Videos from a Camera or Camera Card 32

#15 Apply Keywords to Find Photos Later  34

#16 Review and Rate Images 38

#17 Select Images Using Mini Bridge  40

#18 Open Images in Photoshop Using Mini Bridge  42

3 Process Photos in Camera Raw

#19 Set Preferences in Camera Raw    46

#20 Auto-Correct with One Click    47

#21 Adjust Overall White Balance Three Ways  48

#22 Recover Highlight and Shadow Information 4 Using Camera Raw     52

#23 Correct Lens Aberrations Automatically or Manually  56

#24 Retouch Portraits Nondestructively    60

#25 Visually Adjust the Tone Curve with the Targeted Adjustment Tool     62

#26 Improve a Sky with the Graduated Filter   64

#27 Brush on Local Adjustments     66

#28 Apply Adjustments to Multiple Photos    68

#29 Quiet a Noisy Photo     70

#30 Export Images to Photoshop    72

4 Fix Common Problems

#31 Remove Spots and Skin Blemishes Two Ways   76

#32 Retouch Wrinkles with the Healing Brush and Patch Tools      80

#33 Slim a Portrait by Removing the Weight the Camera Adds      82

#34 Remove Reflections in Eyeglasses    84

#35 Lighten a Subject in Deep Shadow    86

#36 Make a Perfect Group Shot     88

#37 Remove Unwanted Objects in Photos    90

#38 Reposition the Subject without Leaving a Hole  92

#39 Brighten the Eyes Using Curves and Layers   94

#40 Enhance a Boring Sky by Adding Clouds   98

#41 Remove Camera Shake with a Filter    100

5 Adjust Photos with Layers, Selections, and Masks

#42 Make a Selection with the Quick Selection Tool   104

#43 Improve the Edges of a Selection with Refine Edge  106

#44 Adjust Part of an Image with an Automatic Layer Mask  108

#45 Select Areas of Similar Color with the Magic Wand Tool  110

#46 Select Only Skin Tones and Adjust    112

#47 Mask Hair with a Selection and Refine Edge   116

#48 Add Layers as Smart Objects for Flexibility   120

#49 Select a Complex Background with the Color Range Command    122

#50 Add a Texture Using Blending Modes   124

#51 Compose and Adjust Images Using a Layer Mask  126

#52 Adjust Exposure Locally with a Dodge and Burn Layer  130

#53 Apply a Drop Shadow to Multiple Type Layers   132

6 Modify Photos with Transform, Straighten, Crop, and Resize

#54 Extend the Background without Distorting the Subject  136

#55 Add a Tattoo Painlessly with Free Transform   138

#56 Level a Tilted Horizon Two Ways    142

#57 Preserve Details when Resizing    144

#58 Crop without Cropping the Original    146

#59 Correct Wide-Angle Distortion Using the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter     148

#60 Dieting with Liquify     150

#61 Tilt a Portrait with Puppet Warp    152

#62 Create a Virtual Billboard with Transforms   154

7 Create Stunning Black-and-White Photos

#63 Convert a Color Photo to Black and White with a Black-and-White Adjustment Layer    158

#64 Add a Spot of Color to a Black-and-White Photo with a Layer Mask     160

#65 Simulate an Infrared Look     162

#66 Use Sepia Toning for a Classic Look    164

#67 Apply Custom Split Toning with a Gradient Map  166

#68 Create a Grungy Black-and-White Portrait in Camera Raw  168

#69 Colorize a Black-and-White Photo    170

#70 Use Quadtoning for the Richest Black-and-White Look  172

8 Create Unique Images with Filters and Special Effects

#71 Add a Custom Vignette     176

#72 Change the Mood with a Photo Filter   178

#73 Create a Desaturated Portrait    180

#74 Create an Instagram Look     182

#75 Merge Multiple Exposures into a High Dynamic Range Photo     186

#76 Create a Panorama with Photomerge    188

#77 Increase Depth of Field with the Auto-Blend Command  192

#78 Decrease Depth of Field with Iris Blur    196

#79 Create a Reflection Beneath an Object   198

#80 Simulate an Oil Painting with One Click   200

#81 Create a Miniature Effect     202

#82 Create a Movie-Like Day-for-Night Look with Color Lookup  204

#83 Create a Dreamlike Landscape by Sharpening and Blurring  206

9 Prepare Images for Output

#84 Create an E-Mail Announcement from Your Photo  212

#85 Add Your Signature to Your Artwork    216

#86 Create a Custom Watermark for Your Images   218

#87 Sharpen Photos with Smart Sharpen    220

#88 Create a Sloppy Border Around Your Image   222

#89 Add a Simple Border and Mat to Your Image   224

#90 Output a Photo as a Gallery Print    226

#91 Set the Correct Options for Inkjet Printing   230

#92 Create a Contact Sheet     232

#93 Create an Action to Resize Images for an iPad   234

10 Edit Video in Photoshop

#94 Open Video Clips Two Ways    240

#95 Trim a Video Clip     244

#96 Add a Transition Between Clips    246

#97 Add Fade Ins and Fade Outs    247

#98 Convert a Video Clip to Black and White   248

#99 Adjust the White Balance of a Video Clip   250

#100 Sharpen a Video Clip with Unsharp Masking   251

#101 Add Background Music to a Video    252

#102 Add Text to a Video     256

#103 Add Motion to a Still Image with Video   258

#104 Output Completed Video to YouTube or Vimeo  260

11 Use Plug-ins to Extend Photoshop

#105 Create Lightning with Alien Skin Eye Candy 7   264

#106 Retouch a Portrait with Anthropics Portrait Studio Plus 11     266

#107 Add Realistic Star Bursts with Topaz Star Effects  268

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