Adobe Photoshop CS4 on Demand

Adobe Photoshop CS4 on Demand

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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 975.22g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 078973835X
  • 9780789738356
  • 1,618,109

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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
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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
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About Inc. Perspection

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.
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