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Adobe Photoshop CS4 on Demand (On Demand)

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Publisher Comments:

Adobe Photoshop CS4 on Demand

 

What you need, when you need it!

 

Need answers quickly? Adobe Photoshop CS4 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

 

Inside the Book

• Improve productivity with the CS4 interface and templates

• Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects

• Use live filters to vie w and modify the results of opening files

• Use more precise color correction to enhance a photo

• Easily convert images to black and white

• Use image trickery to change or enhance an image

• Create eye-catching bevels and special effects

• Transform plain text into a show-stopping image

• Create web animation sequences the easy way

• Use tool presets to construct the right tool for the right job

• Test content on different target devices

 

Bonus Online Content

Register your book at queondemand.com to gain access to:

• Workshops and related files

• Keyboard shortcuts

 

Visit the author site: perspection.com

 

 

Book News Annotation:

This quick reference guide to Adobe Photoshop CS4 takes readers through its basic and advanced features and tasks in a step-by-step format that integrates screen shots and illustrations. Tasks are explained in one to two pages and cover getting started; navigation and measurement systems; customization; selecting; layers; the history panel; adjustment layers, filters, and tools; colors and channels; paint, shape drawing, and eraser tools; the paths panel; type; filters; automating actions; image output; designing for the web and devices; and working with other Adobe programs. Seven projects are included, and example files are downloadable. The book can be used to prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert exam. Johnson has written many books on computer software, including Adobe Photoshop. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Adobe Photoshop CS4 On Demand is built from the ground up for today's beginning-to-intermediate-level graphic designer. Like every book in the On Demand Series, this book teaches visually, using an easy, friendly, full-color format designed to show how, instead of telling how. But that's not all. This book: Combines step-by-step training with quick-reference material you can rely on long after you've mastered the core skills you need... Provides easy-to-follow task-based coverage, in which most tasks are only one or two pages Offers in-depth coverage of all ACE certification objectives, so you can use it as a study guide to enhance your job prospects or current careers... Provides additional end-of-chapter workshops and online resources for readers who like to learn through hands-on projects... Helps upgraders by presenting a detailed list of new features, indexed to the pages where these features are covered Adobe Photoshop CS4 On Demand offers tightly focused coverage of the techniques you will need most on a day-to-day basis. The many new features covered in this edition include: choosing render settings; 3D objects, layers, and conversions; ray tracing; Smooth Zoom; Spherical options; CS4 Tablet improvements; performance optimization; printing improvements, and much more. Simply put, no other book offers beginning-to-intermediate-level Photoshop users this much simplicity, usable content, flexibility, and value.

About the Author

Steve Johnson has written more than 45 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2, Adobe Flash CS3, Dreamweaver CS3, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Macintosh, and Apple Mac OS X Leopard. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. Steve and his family live in Pleasanton, California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.

Table of Contents

Introduction      xix

1          Getting Started with Photoshop CS4     1

2          Understanding Navigation and Measurement Systems    33

3          Customizing the Way You Work           51

4          Mastering the Art of Selection   77

5          Working with Layers    97

6          Working with the History Panel 121

7          Working with Adjustment Layers, Filters, and Tools      135

8          Understanding Colors and Channels      167

9          Using the Paint, Shape Drawing, and Eraser Tools         205

10        Creating Layer and Channel Masks       231

11        Using the Paths Panel    253

12        Working with Layer Styles        273

13        Getting Creative with Type        295

14        Manipulating Images with Filters            319

15        Automating Your Work with Actions    347

16        Controlling Image Output          369

17        Working with Automate Commands      397

18        Managing Color from Monitor to Print  413

19        Designing for the Web and Devices       435

20        Extending Photoshop    469

21        Working Together with Adobe Programs          487

W        Workshops: Putting It All Together       503

Index    531

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789738356
Author:
Johnson, Steve
Publisher:
Que
Manufactured:
Que
Author:
Perspection Inc
Author:
Perspection Inc., Steve
Author:
Perspection
Author:
Perspection, Inc.
Author:
E
Author:
Steve Perspection Inc.
Author:
Johnson, Stev
Subject:
General
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Photoshop
Subject:
Graphics-Photoshop
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
On Demand
Publication Date:
November 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.10x7.40x.94 in. 2.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Adobe Photoshop CS4 On Demand is built from the ground up for today's beginning-to-intermediate-level graphic designer. Like every book in the On Demand Series, this book teaches visually, using an easy, friendly, full-color format designed to show how, instead of telling how. But that's not all. This book: Combines step-by-step training with quick-reference material you can rely on long after you've mastered the core skills you need... Provides easy-to-follow task-based coverage, in which most tasks are only one or two pages Offers in-depth coverage of all ACE certification objectives, so you can use it as a study guide to enhance your job prospects or current careers... Provides additional end-of-chapter workshops and online resources for readers who like to learn through hands-on projects... Helps upgraders by presenting a detailed list of new features, indexed to the pages where these features are covered Adobe Photoshop CS4 On Demand offers tightly focused coverage of the techniques you will need most on a day-to-day basis. The many new features covered in this edition include: choosing render settings; 3D objects, layers, and conversions; ray tracing; Smooth Zoom; Spherical options; CS4 Tablet improvements; performance optimization; printing improvements, and much more. Simply put, no other book offers beginning-to-intermediate-level Photoshop users this much simplicity, usable content, flexibility, and value.
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