Photoshop CS4

ISBN-10: 0470410906
ISBN-13: 9780470410905
Edition: 2009
List price: $44.99
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

You have a personal tutor in the Digital ClassroomIf you want expert instruction that fits into your schedule, Digital Classroom delivers. Adobe Certified Experts guide you through 13 lessons, helping you learn essential Photoshop CS4 skills at your own speed. Full-color, step-by-step instructions in the book are enhanced with video tutorials on the DVD. With Digital Classroom, you have your own private instructor showing you the easiest way to learn Photoshop CS4. Edit images exactly where you want using selections, layers, and masking features Use Adobe Bridge to work faster and keep your images organized Make an image look great using expert color correction and retouching tips Explore improved nondestructive editing capabilities Learn to prepare images for print, Web, and video Combine images, adjust image sizes, add text, use layers, and create effects using filters

Starting Up
About Photoshop Digital Classroom
Prerequisites
Adobe Photoshop CS4 versions
System requirements
Starting Adobe Photoshop CS4
Resetting Adobe Photoshop CS4 preferences
A note about color warnings
Loading lesson files
Working with the video tutorials
Setting up for viewing the video tutorials
Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player
Additional resources
Exploring Photoshop
Starting up
Taking a look at the final project
Starting the composition
Using the new Mask panel
Adding a graphic image with the Clone tool
Adding an adjustment layer to the composition
Adding a text layer
Making a 3D postcard
Converting multiple layers into } one smart object layer
Turning your image into a 3D texture
Getting to Know the Workspace
Starting up
Opening an existing document in Adobe Bridge
Discovering the Tools panel
Hidden tools
Navigating the image area
Using the Zoom tool
Using the Hand tool
Using the Rotate View tool
Tabbed windows
Using panels
Putting the new panel system to use
Choosing other panels
Expanding your panels
Customizing your panels
Self study
Review
Using Adobe Bridge
Starting up
What is Adobe Bridge?
Navigating through Bridge
Using folders in Adobe Bridge
Making a Favorite
Creating and locating metadata
Using keywords
Opening a fi le from Adobe Bridge
Searching for Files Using Adobe Bridge
Searching by name or keyword
Using the Filter panel
Automation tools in Adobe Bridge
Automated tools for Photoshop: Web Photo Gallery
Saving or uploading your Web Gallery
Automated tools for Photoshop: PDF contact sheet
Changing the view
Adobe Bridge Home
Self study
Review
The Basics of Working with Photoshop
Starting up
A look at the fi nished project
Opening an existing document
Understanding document settings
Viewing an image�s size and resolution
Combining the images
Using Copy and Paste
Dragging and dropping to copy an image
Transforming and editing combined images
Changing the size of a placed image
Removing a background
Understanding the stacking order of layers
Refi ning the edges of copied images
Adding text
Saving files
Understanding file formats
Choosing a file format
Saving a JPEG file
Saving for print
Changing the color settings
Adjusting image size
Saving a Photoshop PDF file
Self study
Review
Making the Best Selections
Starting up
The importance of a good selection
Using the Marquee tools
Creating a square selection
Creating a selection from a center point
Changing a selection into a layer
Working with the Magic Wand tool
The Lasso tool
Adding to and subtracting from selections
Using the Quick Selection tool
Understanding the Refine Selection Edge feature
Using Quick Mask
Saving selections
Copying and pasting a selection
Using the Pen tool for selections
Using the Pen tool to select an area of an image
More Pen tool selection techniques
Converting a path to a selection
Self study
Review
Painting and Retouching
Starting up
Setting up your color settings for this lesson
Color primer
Understanding color gamut
The RGB color model
The CMYK color model
Why you will work in the RGB mode
Editing color settings
Selecting colors
Starting to paint
Using the Color panel
Using the Brush tool
Changing opacity
Save time�learn the shortcuts
Applying color to an image
Changing blending modes
The Eyedropper tool
Retouching images
Using the Clone Stamp tool
Repairing fold lines
The History panel
The Spot Healing Brush
The Healing Brush
Using the Patch tool
Using the Clone Source panel
Cloning from another source
Self study
Review
Creating a Good Image
Starting up
Choosing your color settings
Opening the file
Why you should work in RGB
Reading a histogram
Taking care of that nasty red eye
Making the Curve adjustment
Defi ning the highlight and shadow
Inputting the white and black point values
Adjusting the midtones
Setting the neutral
Sharpening your image
Comparing your image with the original
Using the Camera Raw plug-in
Using Camera Raw controls
Saving a DNG file
Reopening a DNG file
Self study
Review
Getting to Know Layers
Starting up
Discovering layers
The Layers panel
Getting a handle on layers
Creating a new blank file
Naming your layer
Selecting layers
Tips for selecting layers
Moving layers
Changing the visibility of a layer
Using masks in a layer
Preserve transparency
Creating a composition
Moving images in from other documents
Creating a layer mask
Editing the layer mask
Cloning layers
Aligning and distributing layers
Applying fi lters to layers
Creating a type layer
Applying a layer style
Creating a clipping mask
Self study
Review
Taking Layers to the Max
Starting up
Making color changes using adjustment layers
Refi ning the adjustment layer mask
Adjusting the Hue/Saturation layer
Adding a pattern fill layer
Defi ning the pattern
Applying the pattern
Using the new Black & White adjustment layer
Adding a tint
Applying a gradient to the adjustment layer
Layer styles
Creating the text layer
Applying the Outer Glow layer style
Applying the Bevel and Emboss layer style
Changing the shading
Changing the fill opacity
Saving the style
Accessing the style
Self study
Review
Getting Smart in Photoshop
Starting up
Creating a composition using Smart Objects
Opening an image as a Smart Object
Converting a layer to a Smart Object
Placing a Smart Object
Editing a Smart Object
Editing the contents of a Smart Object
Modifying multiple Smart Object layers
Replacing the contents of a Smart Object layer
Working with Smart Filters
Modifying a Smart Filter
Self study
Creating multiple Smart Objects
Working with Illustrator files
Review
Using Adobe Photoshop Filters
Starting up
Filter basics
Starting to use fiters
Using the Clouds filter
Using the Filter Gallery
Applying filters in the Gallery
Taking advantage of Smart Filters
Applying a Smart Filter
Smart Filter options
Enabling and disabling effects
Using a fi lter effects mask
Using the Vanishing Point filter
Building your own perspective planes
Building an attached plane
Self study
Review
Creating Images for Web and Video
Starting up
Viewing the completed file
Changing your units of measurement
Creating the web page
Adding the Text
Adding Style to the text
Creating the text for the links
Positioning and distribution of text
Creating slices
Slicing it up
Selecting and combining slices
Applying attributes to your slices
Using Save For Web & Devices
Optimizing the image slices
Saving fi les for video
Creating animation
Working in Frame mode
Saving an animated GIF
Creating animation for video
Working in Timeline mode
Self study
Review
Introducing 3D
Starting up
Creating a 3D object
Getting an image ready for 3D
Wrapping the image around a soda can
Adjusting the lighting
Animating the soda can
Testing your animation
Self study
Review
Adobe Photoshop CS4 New Features
64-bit version
Workspace improvements
New panels
Adjustments panel
Masks panel
Improved cloning
Improved Save for Web and Devices
New and very much improved 3D features

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