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22 May 2012 0321827333 978-0321827333 1
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.

In addition to the lesson files, the companion DVD will feature 2 hours of free video tutorials from Adobe Photoshop CS6: Learn by Video by Adobe Press and video2brain, a great added value!

“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.

**Breaking News!  Adobe has released an update to Photoshop offering new features for Creative Cloud customers including Retina Display Support, Smart Object support for Blur Gallery and Liquify, powerful CSS support for web design, workflow improvements, improved 3D effects and more.  Register your book at to receive a free update that covers these features.

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Adobe; 1 edition (22 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321827333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321827333
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 18.8 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I was expecting 13 April 2013
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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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 11 Sep 2012
By J. Gale
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This tutorial is a complete and exacting guide to the wonders of Photoshop. It explains in detail exactly what to do to achieve good results. After using Elements10 for a while I am a little confused, sometimes, as to where things are situated on the screen; there are many features which are hidden in headings and sub-headings, also hidden under other icons in the toolbox, which is re-arranged somewhat. This is where, I think, the book could show more of where these items are in pictures. However, it certainly makes one look around and find out for oneself, which might be a good lesson in any case. Many thanks for another fine product, Amazon.
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5 of 5 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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1 of 1 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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Use as tutorial or help guide 29 Sep 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Hassle free purchase, how it should be. Thanks.
Published 1 month 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 1 month ago by Mr. D. Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very pleased with CS6 Classroom in a Book. Can't wait to get started. Also pleased witth packaging & delivery.
Published 3 months ago by Jen
5.0 out of 5 stars Would recommend it
This book is very useful. I have never used photoshop. Nevertheless, it is still very clear and easy to understand. My husband has used photoshop for a while. Read more
Published 3 months ago by AlI
5.0 out of 5 stars This book should be issued with every installation of Photoshop
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. Read more
Published 4 months ago by A.Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
Excellent informative book for all abilities to learn from. My editing skills have moved to the next level. Highly rated.
Published 7 months ago by Nessie
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for basics
Use this. The way the lessons work with the materials is just perfect. I got through the book in a week on my lunch breaks at work, and have used the knowledge gained in my job... Read more
Published 8 months ago by christocar
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
it is good book for graphic designer.
it is worth to read.
easy to understand
good structure in this book.
Published 8 months ago by VIRALKUMAR J PATEL
4.0 out of 5 stars A BRILLIANT TEACHING AID
I was very impressed with the clarity of the instruction and the professional feel of the instruction when working the lessons included on dvd
Published 9 months ago by mr chris major
4.0 out of 5 stars Photoshop
Have used a previous photoshop, this one is more complicated and was difficult to get used to. Have not yet tried to edit movies, am anticipating it will be hard, but will... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Anne
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