Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS4: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals

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Photoshop is the foundation of every digital career. It is the most pervasive technology on the market. Many users think they know it, but in truth they have gaping holes. This book covers what a professional truly needs to know about Photoshop to be employable. For students (whether in formal programs, certified training centers, or self-paced) this book offers a chance to explore the many aspects of the program interactively. The book cuts though the clutter and is unique in that it focuses not just on digital ...
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Overview

Photoshop is the foundation of every digital career. It is the most pervasive technology on the market. Many users think they know it, but in truth they have gaping holes. This book covers what a professional truly needs to know about Photoshop to be employable. For students (whether in formal programs, certified training centers, or self-paced) this book offers a chance to explore the many aspects of the program interactively. The book cuts though the clutter and is unique in that it focuses not just on digital photography, but Internet, graphic design, multimedia, and video uses.

Readers will learn the basics in correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting photos as well as work on specific projects/exercises, including: digital painting; preparing images for newsprint; designing a CD/DVD label, magazine cover, and advertisements; and building an electronic portfolio.

The full-color book includes a CD-ROM with hand-on exercises and practice images, access to a reader’s only Web site for bonus downloads and files, and access to the popular video tutorial Podcasts (150 at time of publication).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321563668
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 12/3/2008
  • Edition description: Includes CD-Rom
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 347
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. A graphic design and new media expert, he is certified by Adobe, Apple, and Avid, and is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team. Harrington has also served as an instructor at the Art Institute of Washington and The American University. He has authored several books including Photoshop for Video and Aperture 2 for the Apple Pro Training Series. Harrington also produces the weekly show Understanding Adobe Photoshop available on both iTunes and the Adobe Media Player.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1 Digital Imaging Fundamentals Chapter 2 Photoshop’s Interface Chapter 3 Acquiring Digital Images Chapter 4 Sizing Digital Images Chapter 5 Selection Tools and Techniques Chapter 6 Painting and Drawing Tools Chapter 7 Layer Masking Chapter 8 Compositing with Layers Chapter 9 Using Blending Modes Chapter 10 Color Correction and Enhancement Chapter 11 Repairing and Improving Photos Chapter 12 Using the Type Tool Chapter 13 Layer Styles Chapter 14 Maximizing Filters Chapter 15 Actions and Automation Chapter 16 Printing, PDF, and Specialized Output Index
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