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Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS4: the Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals - With DVD (2ND 09 Edition)

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If you’re pursuing a career in digital imaging or design, or you’re already working in the field, Adobe Photoshop is a tool you need to master. This book covers the core image editing techniques in Photoshop CS5 that a professional truly needs to know to succeed.

 

Learn the basics—from acquiring and editing images to making selections and image enhancements to using more advanced features such as layer styles and layer masking. Richard Harrington offers the essential techniques needed to advance your career with a focus not just on digital photography, but also the Web, graphic design, multimedia, and video.

The full-color book includes a DVD with hand-on exercises and practice images as well as 72 new video training tutorials (more than 6+ hours) that expand on the lessons in the book and provide a rich multimedia experience for beginning and intermediate Photoshop users. Coverage of exciting new Photoshop CS5 features includes: Puppet Warp, Merge to HDR Pro, Content-Aware Fill/Scale/Heal, 3D Text, Mixer Brush, and Lens Corrections.

You will also learn about:

  • Repairing and retouching digital images
  • Color corrections and enhancements
  • Blending modes and maximizing filters
  • Selection tools and techniques
  • Photoshop actions and automations to speed up your workflow
  • Camera Raw workflow

About 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 has written several books including Photoshop for Video and Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 2. He is an Adobe and Apple certified trainer and a National Association of Photoshop Professionals Dream Team Instructor. He produces the popular podcast Understanding Adobe Photoshop available on both iTunes and the Adobe TV.

 

Book News Annotation:

Harrington, a graphic design and new media expert, provides a hands-on guide to the popular Adobe Photoshop CS4 digital imaging and editing program. Readers will learn the basics and advanced features such as layer styles and masking as well as Web, graphic design, multimedia, and video applications. Other topics include retouching digital images and color corrections and enhancements. An accompanying CD-ROM includes over 200 hands-on exercises and practice images to work with, as well as podcast tutorials. The book is intended for beginning and intermediate Photoshop users. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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).

Synopsis:

Photoshop is the foundation of every digital career. Many users think they know it, but in truth they have gaping holes in their training. This book covers what a professional truly needs to know about Photoshop. For students this book offers a chance to explore the program interactively. For professionals it provides a chance to add to your skill base. The book cuts though the clutter and is unique, focusing not just on digital photography, but also the Web, graphic design, multimedia, and video.

 

Readers will learn the basics in correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting photos as well as work on specific projects/exercises. Coverage of exciting new C5 features includes: Puppet Warp, Refining Edges, Eyedropper tools, Merge to HDR, Content Aware Fill/Scale/Heal, 3D Text, and Lens Profile.

 

The full-color book includes a DVD with hand-on exercises and practice images as well as 72 new video training tutorials that expand the on the lessons in the book.

 

About 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321563668
Subtitle:
The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
Author:
Harrington, Richard
Author:
Willmore, Ben
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Photoshop
Subject:
Photography -- Digital techniques.
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Graphics-Photoshop
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studio Techniques
Publication Date:
December 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.08x7.30x.64 in. 1.55 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Desktop Publishing » Photoshop
Computers and Internet » Graphics » Digital Media » Graphics Applications

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"Synopsis" by , 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).

"Synopsis" by ,

Photoshop is the foundation of every digital career. Many users think they know it, but in truth they have gaping holes in their training. This book covers what a professional truly needs to know about Photoshop. For students this book offers a chance to explore the program interactively. For professionals it provides a chance to add to your skill base. The book cuts though the clutter and is unique, focusing not just on digital photography, but also the Web, graphic design, multimedia, and video.

 

Readers will learn the basics in correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting photos as well as work on specific projects/exercises. Coverage of exciting new C5 features includes: Puppet Warp, Refining Edges, Eyedropper tools, Merge to HDR, Content Aware Fill/Scale/Heal, 3D Text, and Lens Profile.

 

The full-color book includes a DVD with hand-on exercises and practice images as well as 72 new video training tutorials that expand the on the lessons in the book.

 

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