This edition of the Visual QuickStart Guide to Photoshop CS4 by
bestselling authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas covers Adobe
Photoshop as well as Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw (which are
included with Photoshop). The elegant layout and full-color
photographs make the book not only visually appealing, but also
easy to use. Tasks are presented as clear, step-by-step
instructions. Most of the photos appearing in the book are
available to readers to download so they can follow along closely
with the instructions.
New and updated Photoshop program features are clearly marked with bright orange stars, so users already familiar with Photoshop can update their knowledge quickly. Major new features that are covered in this edition include workspace options in Photoshop, the Adjustments and Masks panels, and the new Bridge interface. Less publicized features are also covered, such as tool options and keyboard shortcuts.
This new edition also covers color management; workspaces; layers; selections; masking; compositing techniques; the History panel; blending modes; brushes; exposure, tonal, color and focus adjustments; retouching; layer styles; filters; type features; gradients; PDF presentation packages; preferences; presets; and more. Readers will learn everything they need to know to get a good working knowledge of Photoshop.