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Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS4: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals, 2nd Edition

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Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS4: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals, 2nd Edition


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  • Copyright 2009
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-56366-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-56366-8

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).

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Sizing Digital Images in Adobe Photoshop CS4

Table of Contents

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



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