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Selection from Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 Classroom in a Book®: The official training workbook from Adobe Thank you for purchasing this digital version of: As an eBook reader, you have access to these files by following the steps below. Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 Digital Classroom ppti.info ppti.info i 5/8/12 AM5/8/12 AM ppti.info Adobe®Photoshop® CS6DigitalClassroom Jennifer Smith and the AGI Creative Team ppti.info Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 Digital.
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Learn more atagitraining. Resources for educatorsVisit digitalclassroombooks. Starting upBefore starting, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting yourpreferences. Users of all levels can follow this step-by-step exercise of new features in Photoshop CS6.
Register your book at www. You will work with several files from the ps01lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure thatyou have loaded the pslessons folder onto your hard drive from the supplied DVD. See Lesson 1 in action!
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Use the accompanying video to gain a better understanding of how to use some of the features shown in this lesson. You can find the video tutorial for this lesson on the included DVD. You will use Adobe Bridge to locate your images for this lesson.
Adobe Bridge also helps you to search for, organize, and manage your documents. If you are unfamiliar with Adobe Bridge, click the Folders tab in the upper-left corner of the workspace to navigate from one folder to another.
An image of a skier appears. The completed lesson file. Experimenting with new Vector capabilities 1 In addition to some standard Photoshop features, some need-to-know new features have been integrated into this lesson. As you can see by investigating the Layers panel for this image, many of the new features in this lesson relate to new and exciting vector capabilities.
Experimenting with new Vector capabilitiesIn this part of the lesson, you will learn to append custom vector shapes, apply a pattern tothem, and adjust the stroke and fill. If you do not already have the contents of the ps01lessons folder open, click the Favorites tab in the upper-left of the Bridge workspace, and then choose Desktop. Locate the ps01lessons that you copied from your DVD to the Desktop. Using the Save In drop-down menu, navigate to the ps01lessons folder.
Then click Save. When you release the mouse, notice that a Rectangle 1 vector layer has been added in the Layers panel. You will now fill this rectangle with a pattern by taking advantage of some of the new vector features that have been added to Photoshop CS6.
Click and drag to create a large rectangle across the right side of the image. In this section, you will learn how to fill a vector shape with a pattern. Select Grey Granite. The shape is filled with the pattern.
If you do not see the options for the vector layer, you may have inadvertently selected another tool. The Vector options appear only when you have selected a vector shape tool, such as the Rectangle tool. Experimenting with new Vector capabilities 1You will now create another shape and subtract it from the rectangle.
Your Options bar reflects the selection of this tool.
You gain access to a few default shapes when you select the Custom Shape tool. You can also append additional custom shapes to add more to your collection as you will see in the following steps. Select the hidden Custom Shape tool. Lesson 1, Exploring Photoshop CS6 13www. Appending keeps the default shapes and adds the Nature shapes to the bottom of the list. Additional shapes are now added to your list. Select the nature collection of shapes, and then select Append.
Select the Snowflake 1 shape. Experimenting with new Vector capabilities 18 Click Path operations , which is located in the Options bar, and select Subtract Front Shape. If Subtract Front Shape is not available, make sure that you still have the Rectangle 1 vector layer selected in the Layers panel. Click and drag to create a large snowflake shape from the center.
Continue dragging until the snowflake is almost as large as the square. The shape is subtracted from the Rectangle shape. Create a large snowflake shape that subtracts from the Rectangle shape. You can use selection and transform tools to resize a vector shape, but it will be easier to practice creating the shape by starting over again.
Once you are finished experimenting with moving the snowflake, position it back in the center. Lesson 1, Exploring Photoshop CS6 15www. Adding a mask allows you to fade the shape into the rest of the ski image.
Make sure that Rectangle 1 is still the active layer in the Layers panel, and then select the Add layer mask button at the bottom of the Layers panel.
Visually, nothing happens to the image, but a mask appears to the right of the Vector layer thumbnail. Select the Gradient tool from the Tools panel and click and drag from the right side of the snowflake toward the center. A gradient appears, but only on the mask. Layer masks allow you to cover-up parts of your image and make them transparent. Notice that the snowflake does not appear where the gradient is black, and that it appears where the gradient is white. Using the gradient, you have faded the snowflake into transparency.
If you are not satisfied with the gradient that you created, you can click and drag as many times as you want in different directions until you find one that you like. Click and drag to create a gradient mask.
The Erodible tip allows you to scribble, draw, and wear out your brush tip much like a pencil or piece of chalk.
The Airbrush tip offers extra controls and settings that allow the brush to act more like a real airbrush. In this example, you will use one of the new Airbrush tips to make snow blow off the skier. Airbrushing is a painting technique that uses a stream of air to apply the paint to a surface. This opens the New Layer dialog box so that you can immediately name the layer. Once the brush is selected, you see that options specific to the selected brush tip appear at the bottom of the Brushes panel.
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You can experiment with the settings and see a preview of your brush stroke. Use it to set the Airbrush tip hardness. Use it to set the distortion of the airbrush. Use it to set the granularity particles of the brush tip. Spatter Size: Use it to set the airbrush spatter size. Spatter Amount: Use it to set the spatter amount. Use it to adjust the space between brush applications.
Select the 80 Airbrush tip and experiment with its settings. You can use any color. Experiment with different settings to see how the changes affect the brush stroke in the image area. You can repeat this step any time you want to paint again. Lesson 1, Exploring Photoshop CS6 www. Click the Enable airbrush-style build-up effects. If you hold the mouse button on one place, this feature spreads the paint much like an actual airbrush.
Set flow and build-up options in the Options bar. Saving the new Brush You can save your own customized brushes by following these steps.
The Brush Name dialog box appears. Your saved brush appears there. Keep it open for the next part of this lesson. If a Photoshop options dialog box appears, click OK. Experimenting with new Vector capabilities 1Adding strokes to vector imagesIn this next section, you will add a set of vector shapes and then add strokes to the shapes.
By clicking the image area, you can enter the size of the shape without first creating it. The Create Custom Shape dialog box appears. Put in exact values for your new custom shape. The shape is created and a new Vector layer called Shape 1 has been added in theLayers panel. A new vector layer is added. Lesson 1, Exploring Photoshop CS6 19 www. Change the Fill to No Color. Experimenting with new Vector capabilities Select Set shape stroke type in the Options bar, and then click More Options; the Stroke dialog box appears.
Selecting a shape stroke type using the Stroke dialog box. Change the following: Select Center from the Align drop-down menu. Make sure Round is selected for both the Caps and Corners. Make sure the Dashed Line checkbox is checked and enter the first four values at 2. Change the stroke options and save it as a preset.
Lesson 1, Exploring Photoshop CS6 21www. Notice that a double cursor appears. No exact location is necessary. The image with the four cloned snowflakes.
This selects all four layers. Notice that your layers might have slightly different names.
Select all the new layers. Grab a corner point to resize the snowflake down in size; no specific size is necessary.
Adding Text layers from another documentIn this next section, you will add text to the image and then save the text as a style, thusallowing you to reuse the style and keep your text styles consistent. To save time, you willopen a. Lesson 1, Exploring Photoshop CS6 23www. Select Duplicate Layers from the contextual menu.
Duplicate the selected layers to an open file. In the Set the font style drop-down menu, select Bold. Now you will decrease the spacing between each letter by changing the tracking value in the text. Visually, decrease the size until you like the results. Before tracking the text. After tracking the text. Applying a saved paragraphstyle changes the style of text in an entire paragraph. Applying a saved character styleallows you to change just the style of selected text.
You can easily create styles from text that you have already applied different attributesto, as you will do with the text that you just changed. Lesson 1, Exploring Photoshop CS6 25 www. Create a new paragraph style based on your text formatting.
Change the style name. The same text attributes are applied. A plus sign next to the Headline style indicates that there may have been a style manually applied. Click the Clear Overrides button at the bottom of the Paragraph Styles panel to apply only the Headline style attributes to the text.
Cropping an image 1Updating text stylesAs you can see, saving styles can help you build more consistent text content, and it canalso help you edit text more quickly. In this next section, you will make a change to yourHeadline paragraph style. Choose a light gray from the snow and click OK in both dialog boxes. The style has been updated.
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Put in exact values for your new custom shape. Using Adobe Bridge, navigate to the pslessons folder on your hard drive and open the ps04lessons folder. If the Metadata panel is not visible, click on the Metadata panel tab. In it, you'll discover a detailed guide to an Ancient Taoist Thrusting Technique that can help any man to last much longer in bed.
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