- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (October 6, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470327251
- ISBN-13: 978-0470327258
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,375,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
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
Top customer reviews
This book did it for me, but it depends on your level of PS knowledge to begin with.