Throughout this book, we reference a few Adobe-made and third-party software products as part of our Photoshop workflow. Although they are not required when compositing images, each of them has proved its worth to us during various Photoshop projects and assignments.

Adobe Bridge CS4

It may seem obvious, but many Photoshop users overlook the value of Adobe Bridge. Although it has endured some growing pains and still has some quirks and missing items that most photographic artists would like to see, Adobe Bridge (Figure 1.7) has come a long way over the past three years or so.

Figure 1.7. Adobe Bridge CS4

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