Chapter One Getting Started

Adobe Photoshop CS4 is the essential tool for perfecting images. If you are an amateur or seasoned pro who is interested in learning how to create more communicative, compelling, and breathtaking images, this book is for you!

Adobe Photoshop CS4 How-Tos approaches Photoshop from a professional photographic perspective. In pro photography, the quality of an image is often defined by how it affects the viewer. Thus, all the techniques in this book are designed to help you create images with impact. My hope is that the 100 clear and concise tips that are presented in this book will catapult you to new creative heights.

In other words, this book is designed to help you quickly and easily acquire the technical ...

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