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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book [Kindle Edition]

Sandee Adobe Creative Team
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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 100349 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Adobe Press; 1 edition (31 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087HTK9U
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I was expecting 13 April 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My first impression is that this book was smaller than expected physically. I know this is an odd comment but this looks more like an oversized small book than a typical software book. I bought it primarily for digital photography after having bought a book on Lightroom. I am a little disappointed with content in this regard. It only really covers what I can already do in Lightroom. Other content is not really applicable so much to the digital photographer. I have not marked this book down because it does not claim to be what I was hoping it would be.

There is a DVD with tutorial files on which makes this well worth the spend. I started with Photoshop in the early 90s with version 2. I have not kept up to date beyond CS3 so this book was also purchased to bring me up to speed with some of the more recent tools, not least the content aware fill, which would have had the entire Adobe staff hung, burned or drowned for witchcraft had this tool been available in medieval times. I was at an Adobe conference and their message is that a lot of these tools are intended to save time which can still be billed to a client. I firmly believe with this release they have achieved that.

Having written courses myself, I know the importance of covering off the fundamentals and getting timing right, to allow students to solidify their understanding. On that note I believe this book is presented well, introducing more basic concepts earlier and advanced topics separately. Tutorials are about an hour per chapter which is about the right amount of time.

Where could the book be improved? Well my main criticism is that where students are presented with a group of settings, the book often lacks detail on these settings. There is no science behind many of these; they will vary for each image.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this for Kindle and read on my iPad mini. No problems with this version at all - I would totally recommend it even!

If I could, I'd give this 4.5 out of 5 rather than 5; to give this book less than 4 seems a little unfair considering how helpful it's been though I don't think it quite deserves a full 5 stars.

So a bit of background about where I'm coming from - I'm a bit of a computer geek who likes to mess around with computer programs in my spare time. Having said that, I am NOT a designer nor particularly talented when it comes to design. So yes, I can use computers reasonably well and enjoy tinkering; no, I'm not a creative type.

I have recently started to need to rework photos for work and have more detailed input into what our design team do, and so I thought that I'd try to learn Photoshop once and for all to improve my contribution to the team, hence why I bought this book on Amazon.

Long story short, this book has a chapter on each of the major uses and tools in the CS6 suite and it talks you through each tool one by one. By the end of the chapter, you have had a decent, though not thorough, introduction to that particular tool. The style is more explanatory, and this should be fine for beginners and intermediates alike.

By the end of the book, you have touched upon all the major tools used in Photoshop and it's really up to you to take it from there.

A note about the explanatory nature of the book:

What I thought the book lacked was a means of building up the reader's photoshop skills so that they are ready and able to come to their own solutions using the skills and techniques covered in each chapter.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow and a well balanced. 9 Feb. 2013
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I had a pretty basic knowledge of Photoshop (I knew what layers were, didn't know about filters, etc) before, and wanted a decent foundation, with a view to becoming good at it. This book is perfect for me. If you want an introduction to Photoshop, I can't recommend it highly enough. It's well written, straightforward, and goes into each subject in a reasonable amount of depth. Photoshop is a vast subject (that's why the software isn't cheap), and of course, this book doesn't cover everything, but as an introduction it's great, and will have you doing all sorts of cool stuff by the time you're through it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Use as tutorial or help guide 29 Sept. 2012
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I really rate the Adobe Classroom in a Book series. Why? Because they can either be read as a primer to using the application in question, as a tutorial with the application open, or as a useful help manual/reminder once you have got started.

Okay so not every bit of detail is included, but a good balance has been struck to get you started with all the key features and grasp an overall understanding of the Adobe workspace and terminology. Once you have that, you can go looking in the Adobe help to answer specific questions.

If you are going to invest in a product from the Adobe Creative Suite, invest in the corresponding 'classroom in a book' at the same time.
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By A.Bell
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Being new to Adobe Photoshop, I wanted something which would teach me the basics. Video tutorials are far and wide, and while useful, cannot easily be collated into one assembly. As a complete novice to Photoshop, I also found some of them confusing, making the whole prospect of mastering something as “complex” as an advanced photo-imaging software, very daunting and almost off-putting.

Having said that, now I'm familiar with Photoshop, videos and articles make much more sense. That’s all thanks to this book, Adobe Photoshop: classroom in a book.

Having gone through the entire book, I'd say this is a must-read for anyone wanting to learn Adobe Photoshop starting from scratch, and, in my opinion, should be provided with every installation of Photoshop.

The authors take you by the hand and move you through each chapter, first making sure you can crawl, then teaching you how to walk your way through lessons.

The photographs and images in the lessons are all very clearly labeled and correspond well to the nearby text, making it extremely helpful for someone who doesn’t know their way around the interface.

There are mini questionnaires at the end of every chapter, probing your memory to see if you have learnt anything.

What this book doesn’t do is blind you with the science of how images are manipulated focusing, rather, on getting the steps right in achieving that end. Directions are straight to the point with minimal digression, yet hold your attention to the end of the chapter. Diagrams of layouts are extremely well presented with precise indications as to where everything is on the Photoshop Interface.

If I had to pick faults, I’d say some of the images you’re given to work with are bland and uninspiring.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting there.
Have a long way to go with this before I'm fit to pronounce on this manual.
Published 14 days ago by Fiona Beecham
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
an excellent teaching aid to adobe CS6.
book set out in little projects with a review after each chapter.
Published 2 months ago by ROBERT BROWN
5.0 out of 5 stars great book!
thank You, great book!
Published 4 months ago by Alina Popova
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent tutorials although I still needed another book to help me...
Excellent tutorials although the 3d and movie chapters where not relevant for me. I still needed another book to help me really get to grips with layers.
Published 4 months ago by Mr. B. Bailey
3.0 out of 5 stars The content of the book seems to be fine but I am annoyed the fact...
The content of the book seems to be fine but I am annoyed the fact that it was advertised under Adobe Premier Pro page. I wanted to buy Adobe Premier pro book not Adobe Photoshop. Read more
Published 5 months ago by B3rn41987
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This should be the starting point for anyone serious about learning Photoshop.
Published 5 months ago by Mr. Timothy D. Kendall
1.0 out of 5 stars there were no warnings that it requires a dvd (which comes with the...
As someone who purchased the book on Kindle, there were no warnings that it requires a dvd (which comes with the paperback) otherwise the book is completely useless. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic case study!
I am currently studying for my Adobe Certified Associate, I'm half way through the book and it is helping me so much already, even if you are a beginner or intermediate, this will... Read more
Published 6 months ago by sanchez cassidy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Hassle free purchase, how it should be. Thanks.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to follow instructions from book but i will admit ...
easy to follow instructions from book but i will admit i have done an adobe practical course,. this book compliments my course. excellent bokk to read. full of ideas.
Published 8 months ago by Mr. D. Wood
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