Photoshop CS4 All-in-One For Dummies

Photoshop CS4 All-in-One For Dummies

by Barbara Obermeier
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Photoshop CS4 All-in-One For Dummies by Barbara Obermeier

Your one-stop Photoshop reference, filled with the latest tips and techniques

There’s a reason why Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software. But it’s also that big, Photoshop has so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. And you’ll love the “Putting It Together” exercises that give you hands-on experience – in rich, full color!

  • Learn the parts — the desktop, menus, panels, and key tools, and how to use Adobe Bridge
  • Make your selection — learn about each of the selection tools plus the powerful Pen tool and Paths panel
  • Brush up — on the Brush and Pencil tools and how to create vector shapes, create and edit type, and put type on a path
  • Restore and retouch — correct and enhance color, improve contrast, and use the Clone Stamp and Healing tools to fix flaws and damage
  • Print it — learn how to get the right resolution, image mode, and file format, and prepare your work for printing

Open the book and find:

  • How to crop images and increase their canvas size
  • Tips for creating gradients and patterns
  • Advice on resizing images
  • How to composite images with layers and blending modes
  • Filter techniques to correct or alter images
  • How the Vanishing Point feature makes editing easier
  • Steps for making adjustments with levels and curves
  • How to create contact sheets

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470327265
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/03/2008
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 720
Sales rank: 852,341
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 1.94(h) x 1.39(d)

About the Author

Barbara Obermeier is the principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California specializing in print and Web design. She is currently a Graphic Design faculty member at Brooks Institute.

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