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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Classroom in a Book

by: Adobe Creative Team

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Publisher: ADOBE PRESS,24.11.08

Category: ADOBE PHOTOSHOP Level:

ISBN: 032157379X
ISBN13: 9780321573797

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This self-paced guide to Adobe Photoshop CS4 is ideal for beginning users who want to learn key Photoshop concepts and techniques, while readers who already have some experience with Photoshop can use this book to learn Photoshop CS4's more advanced features and newest tools. Using step-by-step, project-based lessons, each chapter walks readers through the creation of a specific project, with successive chapters building on the reader's growing knowledge of the program. With Photoshop CS4, users can edit their images safely with non-destructive Adjustment panels or the new Camera Raw 5 plugin. Anyone who wants to create a composite will benefit from the revamped PhotomergeŽ tool, which now enables users to create full 360-degree panoramas, while the new Quick Selection tool lets users select pixels not just by color, but by texture and shape as well. In addition, professionals in film and television, manufacturing, architecture and engineering, and medicine and science can use Photoshop Extended to enhance images for analysis and presentation, use its built-in 3D and motion support for time-based cloning and healing on video layers, create 3D model visualizations, export 3D models from 2D images, and more.

Features and Benefits

World's best-selling book on Adobe Photoshop-now fully revised for CS4

. Comprehensive, project-based lessons show readers key techniques of image-editing with Photoshop CS4.

. All-new lessons demonstrate new features, including powerful re-editable masks, nondestructive editing, extended depth of field and more.

. Entire chapter devoted to Photoshop Extended, which offers additional features for specialized image professionals.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
1 Getting to Know the Work Area
2 Basic photo corrections
3 Working with Selections
4 Layer basics
5 Masks and channels
6 Correcting and enhancing digital photographs
7 Typographic design
8 Vector drawing techniques
9 Advanced layering
10 Advanced compositing
11 Preparing files for the web
12 Working with 3d images
13 Working with Scientific Images
14 Producing and Printing Consistent color

About the Authors


The Adobe Creative Team is made up of designers, writers, and editors who have extensive, real-world knowledge of and expertise in using Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and more experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.