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Photoshop® CS4: Top 100 Simplified® Tips & Tricks by Lynette Kent

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Chapter 10. Plugging in to Photoshop CS4

Although Photoshop CS4 includes a variety of different brushes, shapes, and filters and comes with the Bridge application for organizing and viewing images, third-party plug-ins can help you improve your images more easily, augmenting Photoshop's functionality and often offering even more editing power than using the application alone.

Plug-ins exist for nearly every project and for every user level. With the imaginative layouts, brush sets, frames, backgrounds, ornaments, and edges from Graphic Authority, you can quickly give a finished look to your images. Alien Skin's Blow Up plug-in enables you to resize images while maintaining the highest image quality, and Alien Skin's Snap Art helps you quickly turn ...

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