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Photoshop CS4 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, Safari

By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas

Published by Peachpit Press

Published Date: Nov 18, 2008

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This edition of the Visual QuickStart Guide to Photoshop CS4 by bestselling authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas covers Adobe Photoshop as well as Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw (which are included with Photoshop). The elegant layout and full-color photographs make the book not only visually appealing, but also easy to use. Tasks are presented as clear, step-by-step instructions. Most of the photos appearing in the book are available to readers to download so they can follow along closely with the instructions.

New and updated Photoshop program features are clearly marked with bright orange stars, so users already familiar with Photoshop can update their knowledge quickly. Major new features that are covered in this edition include workspace options in Photoshop, the Adjustments and Masks panels, and the new Bridge interface. Less publicized features are also covered, such as tool options and keyboard shortcuts.

This new edition also covers color management; workspaces; layers; selections; masking; compositing techniques; the History panel; blending modes; brushes; exposure, tonal, color and focus adjustments; retouching; layer styles; filters; type features; gradients; PDF presentation packages; preferences; presets; and more. Readers will learn everything they need to know to get a good working knowledge of Photoshop.

Table of Contents

01 Color Management
02 Acquire, Create, Save
03 Bridge
04 Workspaces
05 Menus & Panels
06 Pixel Basics
07 Layer Basics
08 Select
09 Combine Images
10 History
11 Tonal Adjustments
12 Colors&Blending Modes
13 Color Adjustments
14 Brushes
15 Camera Raw
16 Exposure
17 Refocus
18 Retouch
19 More Layers
20 Layer Styles
21 Filters
22 Type
23 Gradients
24 Presentation
25 Preferences & Presets
26 Print
27 Export