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Photoshop CS4 for Dummies [Paperback]

Peter Bauer
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7 Nov 2008 For Dummies
This latest version of Photoshop has a few new tricks up its sleeve and Adobe Photoshop CS4 For Dummies will teach you how to use them. From the basics like getting your images into and out of Photoshop to enhancing, cropping, and color correction, it’s all here!

You’ll get all of the basics of digital images and master the importing and exporting of images. You’ll find out how to create easy enhancements like adding shadows and highlights and making color natural, in addition to learning how to use the Adobe camera raw plug–in. Before you know it, you’ll be making beautiful “art” with Photoshop by combining images, precision edges, dressing up images, painting in Photoshop, and using filters. You can even streamline your work in Photoshop using advanced techniques. Find out how to:

  • Import images and use all the tools and processes
  • Reduce digital noise, make colors look natural, add highlights and shadows
  • Optimize images for print or the Web
  • Edit images
  • Explore the Painting function and master the daunting Brushes panel
  • Add layer styles
  • Create on–screen presentations, contact prints, and more

Complete with lists of ten reasons to love your Wacom tablet, ten reasons to own a digital camera, and ten favorite tips and tricks, Adobe CS4For Dummies is your one–stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of Photoshop CS4 for all your digital photography needs.


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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (7 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470327251
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470327258
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 19 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 298,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is a book once read you will return to when Photoshop will just not do what you tell it to do" (GadgetSpeak.com, March 8th 2009)

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Get to know Photoshop and start using the newest, coolest techniques!

Whether you′re just learning Photoshop or want to take your skills up a notch, you′ve come to the right place. Photoshop CS4 has a few new tricks up its sleeve, and Photoshop expert Peter Bauer will show you how to use them. From the basics like getting your images into and out of Photoshop to enhancing, cropping, and color correction, it′s all here!

  • Basic training — if you′re a beginner, check this section for details on how to get started, get around, and get familiar with all the parts
  • Enhancements made easy — learn about tonality, how to tweak color to natural perfection, how to isolate areas of an image for correction, and more

  • Fixing those common problems — red–eye, wrinkles, people and objects that don′t belong in the photo, and others

  • But is it art? — explore the painting functions, master the daunting Brushes panel, and add layer styles

  • Feel the power — create on–screen presentations, contact sheets, and more

Open the book and find:

  • Explanations of the menus, panels, tools, options, and shortcuts you need most
  • Tips for taking advantage of the Camera Raw file format

  • How to fine–tune your fixes with selection tools

  • What you can do with filters

  • Steps for creating composite images

  • Options for adding text to an image

  • How to streamline your workflow


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CS4 for Dummies 18 Nov 2009
By J. Rich
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Excellent value, and delivered very promptly. The format of the book is well done, and easy to digest. For me at least it has found a nice balance between loads of information, in a style one can understand. I have never used any photoshop software before, and this book is helping nicely.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!! 24 Sep 2010
By GemmaB
Format:Paperback
This is a must for anyone who wants to learn the basics of Photoshop...for advanced users it probably would be too simple, but for those starting from a basic level, it is perfect! Easy to follow and lots of practical advice!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Bought this with the idea that I would be able to get to grips with photoshop.... alas I find it confusing and have almost given up. you seem to need some previuos experiance with photoshop to be able to understand it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use 19 Feb 2011
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Very easy to dip into and find the information you need. Written in easy language to understand if you aren't a computer or printer expert. A good buy and reasonably priced.
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