Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Video: Core Training in Visual Communication

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Learn by Video offers you a refreshingly new and fun way to learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 and will help you get certified along the way!

This innovative new product from Adobe Press combines hours of interactive video and a printed reference to teach you the basics of Photoshop CS4. As the official training for the Adobe Certified Associate exam, Learn by Video teaches you not only the fundamentals of Photoshop, but also how to use the program to ...

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Overview

Learn by Video offers you a refreshingly new and fun way to learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 and will help you get certified along the way!

This innovative new product from Adobe Press combines hours of interactive video and a printed reference to teach you the basics of Photoshop CS4. As the official training for the Adobe Certified Associate exam, Learn by Video teaches you not only the fundamentals of Photoshop, but also how to use the program to create effective forms of digital communication.

You’ll get an incredible 19 hours of video, presented by experienced instructors Gabriel Powell and Mikkel Aaland, as well as lesson files, assessment quizzes and review materials. The DVD is bundled with a printed booklet that provides a topic-by-topic guide to the video. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic, and to bookmark individual topics for later review. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disk so the students can practice what they’ve learned, and review questions help to reinforce freshly gained knowledge. Other key features of Learn by Video include:

  • Watch-and-Work mode: shrinks the video tutorials into a small window so you can work in Photoshop and watch the videos at the same time.
  • Tutorials to Go!: Transfer selected videos to your iPhone, iPod or compatible cell phone

Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Video presents basic principles of graphic design, including copyright, file formats, project planning, and file importing and exporting. Most of the video is devoted to fundamentals of Photoshop, introducing the user to the program’s interface, how to use essential tools and commands, and how to use the Layers feature. Image manipulation is covered, including color and tone adjustment, as well as retouching and combining images. More advanced topics include creative work such as the use of filters to achieve special effects, applying styles to layers, and combining type with imagery. Students also learn how to prepare images for a variety of uses, whether on screen or in print.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321634931
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/2009
  • Series: Learn by Video Series
  • Edition description: Book and DVD
  • Pages: 94
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Creating a Project from Start to Finish
3. Getting Started with Photoshop
4. Understanding the Concepts of Image Editing
5. Importing and Organizing Images
6. Photoshop Tools
7. Making Selections
8. Working with Layers
9. Masks and Transparency
10. Color Correction and Retouching
11. Working with Type
12. Transforming Images
13. Adding Creative Effects
14. Processing Camera Raw Images
15. Saving and Printing Images
16. Automating Photoshop
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  • Posted September 19, 2009

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    Highly recommended!

    "Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Video" is a good and simple book, including a DVD and a written book. You can play the DVD on your computer but not a regular DVD player hooked up with you TV.

    It gives you a simple and efficient way to learn the Photoshop software without buying the software. This can be extremely valuable for young professionals: you can use the video to learn Photoshop and then do the work in your office with the real software. The video show you all the pull-down menus, tool bars, etc.

    I think this book is very helpful. You can actually learn how to use Photoshop by simply watching the video on the DVD, and save a lot of money. Using DVD and video to teach software is a great idea. Highly recommended!

    Gang Chen, President, ArchiteG, Inc.
    AIA, LEED AP, Real Estate Broker (DRE# 01232392)
    Bestselling Author of books on LEED, Architecture and Landscape

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2010

    BUY IT ON LINE /DON'T PICK IT UP

    I AM JUST REALLY UPSET THAT I USED THE OPTION PICK UP AT THE STORE AND PAID 40% MORE THAN IF I HAD RECEIVED IT ON THE MAIL ..WHAT IS EVEN WORSE IS THAT THEY SAY YOU GET IT DELIVERED ON THE SAME DAY ..
    PLEASE IF YOU INTEND TO BUY THIS PRODUCT DO NOT BE FOOLED LIKE I DID AND ORDER IT ON LINE ...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2010

    Learning Photoshop

    I find it very helpful to learn by Video.It is much easier for me to learn this way.Would be good if there were more of these Video 2 brain for other programs as well. Maybe Lighting for photograpers, or different things.

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    Posted April 3, 2010

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