Adobe Photoshop CS4 Digital Classroom (Digital Classroom Series) / Edition 1by Jennifer Smith, AGI Creative Team
Pub. Date: 11/03/2008
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Digital Classroom is like having a personal instructor guiding readers through each lesson, while they work at their own pace. This book includes 13 self-paced lessons that let readers discover essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop. Every lesson is presented in full color with step-by-step instructions.… See more details below
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Digital Classroom is like having a personal instructor guiding readers through each lesson, while they work at their own pace. This book includes 13 self-paced lessons that let readers discover essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop. Every lesson is presented in full color with step-by-step instructions. Learning is reinforced with video tutorials and lesson files on a companion DVD that were developed by the same team of Adobe Certified Instructors and Flash experts who have created many of the official training titles for Adobe Systems. Each video tutorial is approximately five minutes long and demonstrates and explains the concepts and features covered in the lesson. Coverage includes information on Adobe Bridge, Camera RAW, masks and layers, painting and retouching, and selections and layers. Jam-packed with information, this book and DVD takes users from the basics through intermediate level topics and helps readers find the information they need in a clear, approachable manner.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Table of Contents
About Photoshop Digital Classroom.
Adobe Photoshop CS4 versions.
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.
Lesson 1: Exploring Photoshop.
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.
Lesson 2: Getting to Know the Workspace.
Opening an existing document in Adobe Bridge.
Discovering the Tools panel.
Navigating the image area.
Using the Zoom tool.
Using the Hand tool.
Using the Rotate View tool.
Putting the new panel system to use.
Choosing other panels.
Expanding your panels.
Customizing your panels.
Lesson 3: Using Adobe Bridge.
What is Adobe Bridge?
Navigating through Bridge.
Using folders in Adobe Bridge.
Making a Favorite.
Creating and locating metadata.
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.
Lesson 4: The Basics of Working with Photoshop.
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.
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.
Lesson 5: Making the Best Selections.
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.
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.
Lesson 6: Painting and Retouching.
Setting up your color settings for this lesson.
Understanding color gamut.
The RGB color model.
The CMYK color model.
Why you will work in the RGB mode.
Editing color settings.
Starting to paint.
Using the Color panel.
Using the Brush tool.
Save time—learn the shortcuts.
Applying color to an image.
Changing blending modes.
The Eyedropper tool.
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.
Lesson 7: Creating a Good Image.
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.
Lesson 8: Getting to Know Layers.
The Layers panel.
Getting a handle on layers.
Creating a new blank file.
Naming your layer.
Tips for selecting layers.
Changing the visibility of a layer.
Using masks in a layer.
Creating a composition.
Moving images in from other documents.
Creating a layer mask.
Editing the layer mask.
Aligning and distributing layers.
Applying fi lters to layers.
Creating a type layer.
Applying a layer style.
Creating a clipping mask.
Lesson 9: Taking Layers to the Max.
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.
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.
Lesson 10: Getting Smart in Photoshop.
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.
Creating multiple Smart Objects.
Working with Illustrator files.
Lesson 11: Using Adobe Photoshop Filters.
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.
Lesson 12: Creating Images for Web and Video.
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.
Slicing it up.
Selecting and combining slices.
Applying attributes to your slices.
Using Save For Web & Devices.
Optimizing the image slices.
Saving files for video.
Working in Frame mode.
Saving an animated GIF.
Creating animation for video.
Working in Timeline mode.
Lesson 13: Introducing 3D.
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.
Lesson 14: Adobe Photoshop CS4 New Features.
Improved Save for Web and Devices.
New and very much improved 3D features.
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