This excerpt from Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart GuidePhotoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide shows you how to use the Field Blur filter, which is handy when you need the most flexibility and control in blurring specific areas of an image while keeping other (more important) areas in sharp focus.
Among the new CS6 features covered in this extensively updated guide are: Field Blur, Iris Blur and Tilt-Shift filters; Properties panel; Exporting and Importing presets; Content-Aware Move tool and Content-Aware option for the Patch tool; Timeline panel for video editing; Photographic Toning libraries for Gradient Map adjustments; and Open Type options. Improved CS6 features covered: Crop tool options and features, Adjustment Brush tool in Camera Raw, and Vector masks.
Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart GuidePhotoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide
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Elaine Weinmann and her co-author, Peter Lourekas, write, design, and illustrate the best-selling Visual QuickStart Guides to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Their books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than 2.4 million copies worldwide. She has also taught computer graphics courses at the New School Computer Instruction Center and Pratt Manhattan; he has taught at the Cooper Union School of Art and Parsons School of Design. View their blog at elaineandpeter.com Twitter @elaineweinmann
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Topics covered include : Color Management; Creating Files, Bridge, Camera Raw, Workspaces, Panels, Pixel Basics, Layer Essentials, Selections and Masks, History, Using Color, Adjustments, Combining Images, Brushes, Retouching, Refocusing, Fun with Layers, Filters, Type, Layer Styles, Vector Shapes and Masks, Actions, Presentation, Preferences, Print and Export