Working together with co-author Andrew Faulkner, I have revised the Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book for the 2020 release for Adobe Press, and you can now pre-order the book! This is the fifth edition of the Photoshop Classroom in a Book that I’ve updated. A 35% discount code is available later in this article.
The Classroom in a Book series is tutorial-based; you can follow along using downloadable lesson files. Fifteen project-based lessons lead you step-by-step through key Photoshop techniques. You’ll learn how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web.
Classroom in a Book focuses on tutorials that provide a foundation for certain key skill sets, so it isn’t a comprehensive reference book about Photoshop. It’s a great book for beginners, or for those who haven’t used Photoshop in a while and need to catch up with how the fundamental Photoshop workflow has changed over the years.
What’s different in this edition?
We updated this edition to be consistent with the changes in the 2020 release of Photoshop that affect fundamental Photoshop workflows, including:
- The Object Selection tool
- Cloud documents (for direct file interchange with Photoshop for iPad)
- New options in the Content-Aware Fill dialog box
- New presets panels such as Gradients, Shapes, Patterns, and Swatches
- Simplified Pen tool drawing tutorial
- The latest changes to the way that the Shift key affects how objects are scaled (in my opinion, Photoshop finally got it right)
Discount code available
You can order the book from your local bookstore, or buy it online at websites such as Peachpit (save 35% with the discount code on the Adobe Creative Cloud 2020 books page) and Amazon.
The following book description is from the publisher:
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2020 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web. In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, this revised edition for the 2020 release covers features like the new Object Selection tool, saving Cloud Documents for easy access from Photoshop on other devices such as the Apple iPad, removing objects with upgraded Content-Aware Fill, applying styles and objects such as gradients and shapes, instantly using redesigned Presets panels, and much more! The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: A Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.