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Learning Adobe Photoshop CS6 iPad Editions

by Greg Bowden


Adobe Photoshop CS6 Tutorials

The Learning Adobe Photoshop CS6 tutorials provide activity-based graphic editing lessons to teach or learn Adobe Photoshop CS6. There are two modules available:


Module 1 introduces the Adobe Photoshop CS6 basics.
Module 2 covers advanced Adobe Photoshop CS6 features.


Support files that provide all the images, videos and data required to complete the activities are included with the product.

The iPad multi-touch ebook versions are available from the iTunes iBookstore and there are sample books on their iTunes pages. The links to access the pages on iTunes are:


Learning Adobe Photoshop CS6 Module 1

Learning Adobe Photoshop CS6 Module 2

Learning Adobe Photoshop CS6 on itunes



  • Chapter Details
  • Sample Screens



Module 1

Introduces the Adobe Photoshop CS6 basics including layers, workspaces, drawing tools, selection techniques, modifying images, applying filters including the Liquify and Oil Paint filters, creating artistic sketches, combining shapes and photographs, adding text to designs, adjusting the look of photographs, using masks and Adjustment layers, saving files in different formats and for the web.

Module 2

Covers advanced Adobe Photoshop CS6 features including cloning parts of images, applying Content Aware Move, applying full and partial blur filters to images, refining selections, selecting skin tones, improving photographs of faces, creating 3D shapes, using Bristle Tip and Mixer Brushes, working with perspective, adjusting the colour in photographs, creating animations, creating artwork, the Magnetic Lasso tool, the Puppet Warp tool, replacing colours in images and Content Aware Scaling.




Module 1 Chapter Descriptions



Chapter 1: Introduction to Photoshop CS6


This chapter introduces the Photoshop CS6 basics such as the screen sections, the Tools panel, Zoom tools, the navigation techniques, adjusting workspaces, the screen interface and how to use layers, including how to turn layers on and off, add new layers, delete,layers, name layers, change the layer order and change the layer opacity.



Chapter 2: Selecting parts of Images


This chapter demonstrates how to select parts of images and photos. This includes using the Edit Marquees, the Lasso tools, the Quick Selection tool, the Magic Wand and the Quick Mask tool which are used to select a cat in one photo and transfer it to another.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 selecting images




Chapter 3: Modifying Images


Demonstrates how to apply effects to photos using the Liquify Tool, the Filter Gallery and the Oil Paint Filter.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 liquify, filter gallery and oil paint filter





Chapter 4: Creating a Detailed Sketch


Demonstrates how to use the drawing and painting tools to create the following artwork. The Brush tool is used to create the outline of the sketch, the Paint Bucket tool is used to fill the sections with colour and layers are duplicated and modified to produce the road lines and white posts..


Adobe Photoshop CS6 brush and paint bucket tools




Chapter 5: Drawing Shapes


Demonstrates how to use the drawing tools such as rectangles, ellipses, lines and custom shapes, then adding effects to those shapes. Students are shown how to combine photos with shapes, for example, placing a photo within a frame shape.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 drawing shapes




Chapter 6: Adjusting Shapes


Demonstrates how to combine shapes and photos together to create designs. As an example, students are shown how to magnify a cat's head then draw a magnifying glass over it.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 adjusting shapes




Chapter 7: Adding Text to Designs


This chapter shows students how to enter text and apply effects to that text such as colour, text warp, style effects, 3D effects, typing text along a path and more detailed text formatting. Text is then added to photos and images, for example the following poster is created:






Chapter 8: Adjusting the Look of Images


Shows students how to edit and improve photographs using the many tools that Photoshop provides. Some of the tools used include the Blur tool, the Sharpen tool, the Smudge tool, the Sponge tool, the Dodge tool, the Burn tool, Gradient Fills, the Red Eye Reduction tool, Brightness/Contrast Adjustment layers, Colour Balance Adjustment layers and removing background tools.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 photograph adjustment





Chapter 9: Combining Photographs


Demonstrates how to use the Photomerge tool to combine multiple photos. Students are then shown how to adjust the combined photos to improve the panoramic effect and how to use the Crop Tool to exclude parts of the combination that are not needed.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 photomerge to combine photos






Chapter 10: Creating Clipping Masks


Introduces students to the concept of masks so that just wanted parts of images are displayed. Different types of objects are used as masks, including marquee selections, custom shapes and text.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 clipping mask



Chapter 11: Adjustment Layers


The applications of Adjustment layers are demonstrated to improve the appearance of photographs. The examples covered are Exposure layers, Levels layers, Brightness/Contrast layers and Black & White layers. For example, dark buildings in a photo are lightened whilst maintaining the original sky colour.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 adjustment layers





Chapter 12: Saving Files


Students are shown a variety of different ways Photoshop documents can be saved and exported, including saving TIFF files, JPEG and GIF formats, the Save for Web command and saving individual layers.





Module 2 Chapter Descriptions



Chapter 13: Repairing Images and Moving Content


Students are shown how to repair scratch marks and to remove an object (a cat) from the front of the car using the Patches tool and the Healing Brush tools. A sticker is removed from the front of the car, other scratch marks repaired and the cat is moved away from the front of the car using the Content Aware Move tool.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 patches, healing brushes and content aware move




Chapter 14: Cloning Images


The same car from the previous chapter is repaired using the Clone Stamp tool. The car is then cropped to straightened it and to remove parts of the background.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 clone stamp tool




Chapter 15: Refining Edges


This chapter demonstrates how to use the Refine Edge dialogue box to accurately make selections of objects in a photo, in particular how to select fuzzy areas such as people's hair or animal's fur. The edge detection brushes and colour contamination tools are used to select a girl from one background and place her over another. Also, how to select skin tones automatically is demonstrated.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 refine edge




Chapter 16: Advanced Layer Uses


This chapter demonstrates how to use layers to enhance the photograph of a face, including softening skin tones, whitening teeth, highlighting eyes and changing eye colour.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 using layers to enhance photos




Chapter 17: Creating 3D Shapes


Introduces students to the 3D tools that Photoshop provides to convert custom shapes into 3D objects, use the preset mesh 3D shapes to create shapes such as spheres or cylinders and to convert 2D text into 3D text. Students are also shown how to apply materials to sides, adjust lighting effects, adjust shadows and extrusion depths, along with adding bevels, resizing shapes and rotating shapes on their axes.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 3d tools




Chapter 18: Applying Filters


Filters including Motion Blur, Gaussian Blur, Reduce Noise and Sharpen are applied to a photo to improve it. The use of Smart Filters is demonstrated which allow applied filters to be edited at a later date and lighting effect filter is applied to the image, then edited. Also, the new Iris Blur, Tilt-Shift and Field Blur filters are demonstrated.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 filter application





Chapter 19: Applying Artistic Filters


Demonstrates how to use the filters within Photoshop to create artistic sketches. A shipwreck viewed through the porthole of another ship is created.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 filter applications






Chapter 20: Artistic Brushes


Demonstrates how to use the different brushes that photoshop provides to create artwork. The difference between Regular brushes and Bristle Tip brushes is demonstrated and students practice using brushes by colouring in the following image.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 bristle tip brushes





Chapter 21: The Mixer Brush


Demonstrates how to use the Mixer Brush tool to mix brush colours and canvas colours. Students use the Mixer Brush tool to convert a photo of a 1000 year-old church into artwork.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 mixer brush





Chapter 22: Working With Perspective


In this chapter students are shown tools that allow the editing of photos, whilst maintaining the 3D perspective of the photo. The Ruler tool, the Lens Correction filter and the Vanishing Point filter are used to straighten images and remove shadows from the following building.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 lens correction and vanishing point filters





Chapter 23: Colour Adjustments


Students are shown some of the professional colour adjustment tools that Photoshop provides to repair the colour in poorly taken photos. The Match Colour tool the Vibrance tool and the Curves tool are used to repair the following photo of a building which had a bluish tinge to it.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 match color, vibrance and curves tools




Chapter 24: Animations


This chapter shows students how to create QuickTime Movies, Flash Video and Animated GIFs within Photoshop. A time-lapse photography animation and the following animated logo for a decorating company are created. Adobe Photoshop CS6 quicktime, flash video and GIF animation




Chapter 25: Useful Tools


To complete the module some of Photoshop's handy tools are demonstrated, including the Magnetic Lasso tool to select objects within a photo, the Puppet Warp Tool, the Replace Colour tools the resize image and canvas tools and the Content Aware Scale tool. The following cat is selected from a background then recoloured and resized.


Adobe Photoshop CS6 puppet warp, magnetic lasso and content aware scale tools







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