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Photoshop CS6 Filter Gallery Colors

Many of Photoshop CS6's creative filters use foreground color, background color, or both, and you should select these colors before you get into the Filter gallery. Use this list for important Photoshop [more…]

Troubleshooting in Photoshop CS6

When you run into a problem with Photoshop CS6 — like the program won't do what you want it to or Photoshop simply won't do anything — try these quick fixes to troubleshoot: [more…]

Selection Tricks in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 makes it easy to work on a part, or selection, of an image instead of the whole photo. You'll find a large group of selection commands and tools in Photoshop CS6. Here are a few tricks to [more…]

Photoshop CS6 Layer-Merging Tricks

Here are some tricks for working with layers in Photoshop CS6 if the Layers palette gets too crowded and you want to: apply the same filter to multiple layers; streamline your Layers palette; or work with [more…]

Photoshop CS6 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Getting around in Photoshop CS6 means knowing not only the basics, but also how to troubleshoot problems and use selection and layer-merging tricks. Getting acquainted with the Photoshop CS6 filter gallery [more…]

Adobe CS6 Panels and Their Functions

Knowing how to use the panels in Adobe CS6 can help boost your creativity and make your job easier. Adobe CS6 panels offer information and tools to help you add color, align objects, and generally transform [more…]

Adobe CS6 Basic Menu Options

Adobe CS6 gives you menu options to open, close, and save your files. CS6 menu options also enable you to import and export documents and undo changes, in addition to other basic commands. This table shows [more…]

Adobe CS6 Common Keyboard Shortcuts

Like most other applications, Adobe CS6 offers keyboard shortcuts so that you can access features quickly and easily with the touch of a key or two. Explore the Adobe CS6 shortcuts that are used the most [more…]

Adobe CS6 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you think about manipulating visual media, Adobe CS6 Design Premium automatically comes to mind. The menus in Adobe CS6 applications offer many options and tools to help you edit and install pictures [more…]

Making and Adjusting Selections in Photoshop CS6

Mastering selections is a key skill to becoming a Photoshop CS6 master. Here are a few basic Photoshop keyboard shortcuts to get you started on digital photography projects of all sorts: [more…]

Accessing the Photoshop CS6 Tools Palette through Shortcuts

Photoshop CS6 sports a hefty number of tools. Not to fear. This handy guide shows you the Photoshop tool icon and the name of each tool, even if it is tucked away, hidden in a flyout menu: [more…]

The Basic Photoshop CS6 Commands

Getting familiar with the Photoshop CS6 application window is a great way to get your bearings before diving into Photoshop tools and commands. Here are a few basic pointers: [more…]

Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Photoshop CS6 retains all it had in previous versions —, and provides new features to help you with your tasks, such as a darker, more immersive, User Interface, true vector Shape layers, the Oil Paint [more…]

Websites and Resources for Web Designers

Experienced web designers — whether they use Adobe Dreamweaver or other web design software — often refer to online resources to keep up with their skills and add special features to their websites. This [more…]

Dreamweaver CS6: Adding Text Shadows with CSS3

In Dreamweaver CS6, you can enhance your designs and give your pages greater depth by adding text shadows with CSS3 rules, the latest in web technology. Adding text shadows makes your words easier to read [more…]

The Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Welcome Screen

Dreamweaver's easy-to-use graphical interface and powerful list of features makes it a popular choice among professional web designers, as well as hobbyists. With each new version, Dreamweaver CS6 offers [more…]

Dreamweaver CS6 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you're new to web design or have been creating HTML pages for years, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 is the ideal tool for building your website. In version CS6, you find a new welcome screen and support for [more…]

How to Work with Photoshop CS6 Raw Images

Some cameras capture images in raw formats. Photoshop CS6 can process these images into formatted images. It also allows you to work with them in different ways than already processed images. Here are [more…]

How to Launch Photoshop CS6 and Customize the Desktop

You start Photoshop CS6 the same way you launch any other program with Windows or the Mac OS. As with other programs, you can choose the method you find the easiest and most convenient. In Windows, you [more…]

How to Set Photoshop CS6 Display Settings with the Window Menu

The Window menu in Photoshop CS6 controls the display of panels and some other elements of the Photoshop workspace. The top two entries on the Window menu enable you to control the display arrangement [more…]

How to Set up the Photoshop CS6 Status Bar

Each Photoshop CS6 image window comes equipped with a status bar. On the far left of the bar is a box that displays an active image’s current zoom level [more…]

How to Adjust Photoshop CS6 Panels

Many image-oriented programs use panels of a sort, and Photoshop CS6 has had panels (formerly called palettes) since version 1.0. However, since Photoshop 3.0, the program has used a novel way of working [more…]

How to Open Special Files in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 needs to know the image format of a file (whether it’s a TIFF, PCX, PSD, or JPEG file, for example) before it can open the file. Photoshop uses different methods in Windows and Mac OS to [more…]

How to Adjust Size, Color, and Contrast in Photoshop CS6

You’d think the Image menu in Photoshop CS6 might have something to do with making changes to an entire image document, wouldn’t you? In practice, some of the entries you find here do apply to the whole [more…]

How to Select Tools in Photoshop CS6

To select a tool in Photoshop CS6, simply click it in the Tools panel. A small black triangle in the bottom-right corner of a tool slot indicates that more tools are hidden behind that tool on a [more…]

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