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Adobe® Photoshop® Creative Cloud: Comprehensive, 1st Edition

  • Joy L. Starks
  • ISBN-10: 1305267230
  • ISBN-13: 9781305267237
  • 768 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2010
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

Meet your students where they work—in the cloud! ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP® CREATIVE CLOUD™: COMPREHENSIVE, 1st Edition has been fully revised to meet Adobe’s most recent Creative Cloud updates. Coverage of the newest Photoshop functions and tools bring relevancy to your course while helping students maximize their potential with the Photoshop software and familiarize themselves with the Creative Cloud. Part of the highly successful Shelly Cashman Series®, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CREATIVE CLOUD: COMPREHENSIVE, 1ST Edition follows the proven Shelly Cashman Series® step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach to learning the Photoshop software. In this text, you will find features designed to engaged students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Students are encouraged to expand their understanding of the Photoshop software and graphic design concepts through experimentation, exploration and planning ahead. End of chapter exercises prepare students to become more capable software users by requiring them to use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.


  • Coverage of the newest upgrades to Photoshop Creative Cloud, allowing students to efficiently use the software.

  • End of Chapter exercises provide a variety of reinforcement opportunities to ensure student retention.

  • Keeps students visually engaged as each chapter presents a real-world, photo scenario with current topics and new Creative Cloud features.

  • Superior reference materials make it easy for students to quickly look up or find additional information in the text.

  • A step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach allows students to successfully learn and retain information to be used in their personal and professional lives.

  • Pedagogical elements enrich material and create an accessible and user-friendly approach allowing easy navigation through the skills in each chapter.

About the Author

Joy L. Starks

Joy Starks has taught at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis for 20 years. She has written chapters in several of the best-selling Shelly Cashman Series Office books and has authored the Photoshop, Java Programming, and Microsoft® Publisher series of books. She speaks and presents at various conferences, seminars and forums across the U.S.

Table of Contents

1. Editing a Photo.
2. Using Selection Tools and Shortcut Keys.
3. Working with Layers.
4. Drawing and Painting with Color.
5. Enhancing and Repairing Photos
6. Applying Filters and Patterns.
7. Creating Color Channels and Actions.
8. Working with Vector Graphics and 3D Tools.
9. Web Tools, 3D Modeling and Animations.
Appendix A: Project Planning Guidelines.
Appendix B: Graphic Design Overview.
Appendix C: Using Photoshop Help.
Appendix D: Using Adobe Bridge CC.
Appendix E: Editing Preferences.
Appendix F: For Mac Users.

New to this edition

  • The new edition of the Shelly Cashman Series® Photoshop® text presents the complex topics of Photoshop in the best order to help students learn!
  • New Creative Cloud Tools including 3D Modeling!
  • Generate image assets from layers.
  • New warp perspective.
  • Image upsampling and downsampling.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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