Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6
For Imaging Professionals
You may be new to Photoshop, or you're a junior user who wants to improve their skills, or it's possible that you've just enrolled in Adobe's CreativeCloud which comes with Photoshop CS6 as part of the subscription. If you're looking to bolster our PSD/imaging chops, this book (and multiple support files) can help you in the right direction.
Photoshop is a big application. I'm sure it started out as a smaller photo retouching solution at one point, but now the application has specialized tools for photographers, designers, web developers, animators (and probably others that I'm forgetting to mention). This book is specialized for the user who need to get up to speed on how to edit and print/export images quickly.
Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Imaging Professionals (UAPCS6FIP?) (Understanding PS CS6) really excels in educating new users about many of the essential tools that are needed in handling single images. Photographers and layout artists can get a great jump on how Photoshop CS6 works, and what some of the new tools can offer. As much as Harrington does a good job showing the features and tools, where this book really excels is in its explanation of terminology.