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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop Cs4 in 24 Hours (Sams Teach Yourself)by Kate Binder
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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS4
In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you’ll learn all the fundamental Photoshop CS4 skills you need to get great results–in digital photography, graphic design, painting, or anything else! Using this book’s easy, step-by-step approach, you’ll master Photoshop CS4’s revamped interface and powerful new shortcuts. You can also learn professional techniques for repairing damaged photos, creating great composites, black-and-white images, and web graphics, and a whole lot more!
Full-color figures and clear step-by-step instructions visually show you how to use Photoshop.
Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide related information, advice, and warnings.
Q&A sections, quizzes, and exercises help you build and test your knowledge.
Learn how to…
Kate Binder is a design and graphics expert who works from her home in New Hampshire. She has written articles on graphics, publishing, and photography for magazines including Shutterbug, Publish, eDigitalPhoto, PEI, and Desktop Publishers Journal. Kate is also the author of several books, including iMac Portable Genius, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 in 24 Hours, Easy Mac OS X Leopard, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Mac OS X, and Easy Adobe Photoshop 7.
Covers: Adobe® Photoshop® CS4
User Level: Beginning—Intermediate
Book News Annotation:
A graphics expert/author of Sam Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 in 24 Hours and other computer books focuses on the wealth of features Photoshop CS4 Standard digital image editing has to offer for photographers, artists, and the rest of us. In the first hour, the tutorial covers such basics as setting preferences and tool shortcuts. The final hour treats sharing photos online. In between, are exercises on all aspects of photo enhancement. Overviews of the Photoshop CS4 Panel and the Extended version are appended. A trial subscription to the online edition of the book is available. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Kate Binder is a graphics expert who works from her home in New Hampshire, doing design and production for books, magazines, e-books, and websites. She is the author of several books, including iMac Portable Genius (Wiley, 2008), Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 in 24 Hours (Sams, 2008), Easy Mac OS X Leopard (Que, 2007), and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Mac OS X (Alpha, 2001). She is the coauthor of several more books, including Microsoft Office: Mac v.X Inside Out (Microsoft Press, 2002), SVG for Designers (McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media, 2002), and Get Creative: The Digital Photo Idea Book (McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media, 2003). To those interested in a successful career as a designer, photographer, or computer book writer, Kate recommends acquiring several retired racing greyhounds (find out more at www.adopt-a-greyhound.org); she finds her own pack of greyhounds extraordinarily inspirational. Kate can be reached via her website at www.prospecthillpub.com.
Table of Contents
Hour 1: Exploring Photoshop Basics
Hour 2: Opening and Saving Files
Hour 3: Making Selections
Hour 4: Specifying Color Modes and Color Models
Hour 5: Adjusting Brightness and Color
Hour 6: Different Ways to Paint
Hour 7: Choosing and Blending Colors
Hour 8: Drawing and Combining Shapes
Hour 9: Advanced Painting Techniques
Hour 10: Using Transformations
Hour 11: Using Layers
Hour 12: Using Masks
Hour 13: Using Paths
Hour 14: Getting Started with Filters
Hour 15: Applying Filters to Improve Your Picture
Hour 16: Applying Artistic Filters
Hour 17: Applying Funky Filters
Hour 18: Adding Type
Hour 19: Taking Advantage of Useful Tricks
Hour 20: Creating Composite Images
Hour 21: Repairing Black-and-White Photos
Hour 22: Repairing Color Photos
Hour 23: Printing and Publishing Your Images
Hour 24: Going Online with Photoshop
Appendix A: Photoshop CS4 Palette Quick Reference
Appendix B: A Quick Walk on the Extended Side
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