Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Dec 26, 2008 - Computers - 800 pages
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Photoshop is the world's most widely used photo-editing and graphics program. But with all its fantastic new features and options, the CS4 version can bewilder even the most seasoned professional. That's where Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual comes in: packed with tips, tricks, and lots of practical advice, this visually rich four-color guidebook teaches you everything you need to know to edit photos and create beautiful documents in Photoshop.

Whether you're an absolute beginner or a power user ready to try some advanced techniques, author and graphics pro Lesa Snider King offers crystal-clear, jargon-free instructions to help you take advantage of these powerful tools -- not only how they work, but when you should use them. You'll quickly get up to speed on new CS4 features such as:

  • Photoshop's completely revamped workspace
  • Smoother image display and quick zoom, including the new pixel grid view
  • New Masks and Adjustments panels
  • The Vibrance adjustment layer
  • Hand-painting adjustments and using graduated filters in Camera Raw
  • Enhanced Adobe Bridge

And much more. You'll also find out which features work well, and which aren't worth your time. Written with the clarity, humor, and objective scrutiny that are hallmarks of the Missing Manual series, Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual is the friendly, thorough resource you need. Why settle for anything less?

"Lesa did a great job on the book, and in my mind, it is the new Photoshop Bible."-- Scott Kelby, Photoshop Insider

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Photoshop CS4 Guided Tour
11
Opening Viewing and Saving Files
37
The Key to Nondestructive Editing
69
Choosing What to Edit
124
Controlling Color with Channels
171
Cropping Resizing and Rotating
202
Combining Images
254
Painting in Photoshop
449
Drawing with the Vector Tools
494
Creating Artistic Text
530
The Wide World of Filters
587
Photoshop and Print
615
Photoshop and the Web
659
Working Smarter with Actions
695
PlugIns
711

Draining Changing and Adding Color
300
Correcting Color and Lighting
341
Photoshopping People
391
The Art of Sharpening
424
Troubleshooting and Getting Help
729
Using Adobe Bridge
737
Index
751
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Lesa Snider is on a mission to teach the world to create--and use!--better graphics. She's an internationally acclaimed speaker; stock photographer and chief evangelist for iStockphoto.com (www.lesa.in/istockdeal ); as well as the founder of the creative tutorial site PhotoLesa.com. Lesa is the author of many video-training workshops (www.lesa.in/clvideos) and the coauthor of iPhoto '11: The Missing Manual. She writes a regular column for Photoshop User, Elements Techniques, and Macworld magazines, and contributes frequently to Design-Tools.com and PlanetPhotoshop.com. Lesa is also a long-time member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of instructors and can be spotted teaching at many other conferences around the globe. She also teaches Advanced Photoshop for the international graphic design school, Sessions.edu. You can connect with her online on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PhotoLesa), YouTube (www.lesa.in/ytvideochannel), Twitter (@PhotoLesa), and www.PhotoLesa.com.During her free time, you'll find Lesa carving the twisties on her sportbike, dressed up in her Star Trek best at a sci-fi convention, or hanging with fellow Apple Mac enthusiasts. Lesa is a proud member of the BMWMOA, F800 Riders Club, and the Colorado Mac User Group (www.CoMUG.com) a.k.a. the Boulder Mac Maniacs. Email: lesa@photolesa.com.

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