Exploring Adobe Photoshop CC Update

  • AUTHORS: Toni Toland; Annesa Hartman
  • ISBN-13: 9781285843735 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 336 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2014     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region


About The Product

Your Adobe Creative Cloud package includes two components: 1) Online access to Adobe Creative Cloud updates on your CourseMate product, and 2) the CS6 edition of your Adobe book. CourseMate enriches your learning with thorough, chapter-by-chapter summaries of the new Adobe Creative Cloud release. Author-created video introductions cover each chapter's learning objectives, emphasizing their importance for the contemporary design professional. Flashcards, quizzes, and games are also included. Your printed book covers fundamental concepts, starting with the workspace and proceeding logically and intuitively to more advanced topics. Step-by-step tutorials and user-friendly design result in a resource that is comprehensive, clear, and effective. Contact your Learning Consultant to learn more about how CourseMate can enhance the way you teach and your students learn.


  • This highly visual, hands-on look at how designers use Adobe® Photoshop® explores everything from the basics to the latest features of this industry-standard digital imaging program.
  • Examples of actual Client Projects throughout the book show readers how to use Adobe® Photoshop® tools and techniques to create stimulating, effective designs. Industry-leading designers discuss why mastering Photoshop® is essential to success in the field, how to avoid common software pitfalls, and steps to effectively prepare Photoshop® files for production.
  • The book's full-color screen shots and sample digital images have been fully revised and accompany the reader-friendly, step-by-step approaches to creating digital images with Photoshop®.
  • An online companion site offers readers digital exercise files, tutorials, and other valuable learning tools to master Photoshop® design skills.

About the Contributor

  • Toni Toland

    Toni Toland is an accomplished designer, artist, writer, and educator whose teaching expertise focuses on digital prepress and interactive design. A full-time faculty member in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University since 1981, she has also served in such administrative roles as chair of the Department of Visual Communication, director of the School of Art + Design, and program coordinator for Advertising Design. She has taught and developed curriculum for campus-based and online classes on print and interactive design at Syracuse and Westwood College Online. In addition, her career includes creative positions with design studios, advertising agencies, and TOWN & COUNTRY magazine. She earned design awards from ADVERTISING AGE and the Society for Publication Designers, among others. She is the author of BEST PRACTICE, THE PROS ON ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR and BEST PRACTICE, THE PROS ON ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, and she has served as technical editor for several others. She holds both BFA and MFA degrees in design. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, sailing, and cooking.

  • Annesa Hartman

    Annesa Hartman is a lead content developer for Kaplan University, where she manages a team of instructional designers in developing engaging online learning experiences for Kaplan faculty. A freelance graphic designer, she also has taught computer graphic courses for more than 16 years. She is the author of four other Cengage titles, including INTERACTIVE MEDIA DESIGN and DEVELOPMENT WITH ADOBE CS6. She holds a Masters in Teaching with Internet Technologies, focusing her attention on instructional design for online technologies, and web and graphic design concepts and programs. When she is not playing with pixels, she is directing, choreographing, or performing in local musical theater, teaching yoga, or working in her garden.

Table of Contents

1. A Discovery Tour.
2. The Staging Area.
3. Image Essentials.
4. Selecting and Transforming.
5. Working with Color.
6. Image Correction.
7. Drawing and Painting.
8. Masking.
9. Layers, Compositing, and Process.
10. Print Publishing.
11. Web Publishing.
12. A New Dimension (for Photoshop® Extended Version Users).

New to this Edition

  • Chapter updates available through CourseMate provide full coverage of new Creative Cloud features.
  • New author-created video introductions cover each chapter's learning objectives, emphasizing their importance for the contemporary design professional.