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Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual

By Lesa Snider
  • ISBN Code: : 9780596554361
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 800
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 555
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : photoshop-cs4.pdf

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Photoshop is the world's most widely used photo-editing and graphics program. But with all its fantastic new features and options, the CS4 version can bewilder even the most seasoned professional. That's where Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual comes in: packed with tips, tricks, and lots of practical advice, this visually rich four-color guidebook teaches you everything you need to know to edit photos and create beautiful documents in Photoshop. Whether you're an absolute beginner or a power user ready to try some advanced techniques, author and graphics pro Lesa Snider King offers crystal-clear, jargon-free instructions to help you take advantage of these powerful tools -- not only how they work, but when you should use them. You'll quickly get up to speed on new CS4 features such as: Photoshop's completely revamped workspace Smoother image display and quick zoom, including the new pixel grid view New Masks and Adjustments panels The Vibrance adjustment layer Hand-painting adjustments and using graduated filters in Camera Raw Enhanced Adobe Bridge And much more. You'll also find out which features work well, and which aren't worth your time. Written with the clarity, humor, and objective scrutiny that are hallmarks of the Missing Manual series, Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual is the friendly, thorough resource you need. Why settle for anything less? "Lesa did a great job on the book, and in my mind, it is the new Photoshop Bible."-- Scott Kelby, Photoshop Insider

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  • Pdf File: mac-os-x-lion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With Lion, Apple has unleashed the most innovative version of Mac OS X yet—and once again, David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to the #1 bestselling Mac book. Mac OS X 10.7 completely transforms the Mac user interface with multi-touch gestures borrowed from the iPhone and iPad, and includes more than 250 brand-new features. This book reveals them all with a wealth of insight and detail--and even does a deep dive into iCloud, Apple's wireless, free syncing service for Macs, PCs, iPhones, and iPads. Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, Safari, Mail, and iCloud. Go in-depth. Learn how use key new features such as full-screen apps, Mission Control, the new Mac App Store, Launchpad, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, AirDrop, and more. Are you even more of a power user? Learn to set up a network, make a Lion flash drive, and even learn the basics of Lion's underlying Unix. There's something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Apple's brought a new cat to town, and Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual is the best way to tame it.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual

By David Pogue
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Book Code : 9781449388782
  • Total of Pages : 906
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 598
  • Pdf File: mac-os-x-snow-leopard.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For a company that promised to "put a pause on new features," Apple sure has been busy-there's barely a feature left untouched in Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard." There's more speed, more polish, more refinement-but still no manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the humor and expertise that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for eight years straight. You get all the answers with jargon-free introductions to: Big-ticket changes. A 64-bit overhaul. Faster everything. A rewritten Finder. Microsoft Exchange compatibility. All-new QuickTime Player. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it. Snow Leopard Spots. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, iChat, Preview, Time Machine. Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page. Power usage. Security, networking, build-your-own Services, file sharing with Windows, even Mac OS X's Unix chassis-this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Demand

By Steve Johnson,Perspection Inc.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Book Code : 9780132174183
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 835
  • Pdf File: adobe-photoshop-cs5-on-demand.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Need answers quickly? Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. Includes Workshops ACE Exam Objectives More than 600 Essential Photoshop CS5 Tasks Inside the Book • Improve productivity with the CS5 interface and templates • Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects • Use live filters to view and modify the results of opening files • Use more precise color correction to enhance a photo • Use content-aware options for scaling and fill • Use image trickery to change or enhance an image • Create eye-catching bevels and special effects • Transform plain text into a show-stopping image • Create and manipulate 3D models using presets and custom options • Use tool presets to construct the right tool for the right job • Test content on different target devices Bonus Online Content Register your book at queondemand.com to gain access to: • Workshops and related files • Keyboard shortcuts

Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book

By Adobe Creative Team
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Peachpit Press
  • Book Code : 9780132089159
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 421
  • Pdf File: adobe-dreamweaver-cs4-classroom-in-a-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book contains 11 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Adobe Dreamweaver and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Learn how to create and manage web sites, build rich interactive interfaces, incorporate graphics, text, and video, and use Photoshop Smart Objects. “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” –Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: · If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" · Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. · You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. · Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.

Adobe Illustrator CS5 on Demand

By Steve Johnson,Perspection Inc.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Que Publishing
  • Book Code : 0132168561
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 209
  • Pdf File: adobe-illustrator-cs5-on-demand.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Need answers quickly? Adobe Illustrator CS5 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. Includes Workshops ACE Exam Objectives More than 500 Essential Illustrator CS5 Tasks Inside the Book • Improve publishing and productivity with the CS5 interface • Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge • Transform and reshape objects to create a new look • Use Live Paint to create recolor and modify images • Use Live Color to create color harmony in a design • Create complex shapes and perspective objects • Create text and apply style to display artistic text • Apply appearances and graphic styles for a unique design • Create eye catching special effects and filters Bonus Online Content Register your book at queondemand.com to gain access to: • Workshops and related files • Keyboard shortcuts

The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers

By Derrick Story
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Book Code : 9780596554194
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 745
  • Pdf File: the-photoshop-cs4-companion-for-photographers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Derrick shows that Photoshop can be friendly as well as powerful. In part, he does that by focusing photographers on the essential steps of an efficient workflow. With this guide in hand, you'll quickly learn how to leverage Photoshop CS4's features to organize and improve your pictures."-- John Nack, Principal Product Manager, Adobe Photoshop & Bridge Many photographers -- even the pros -- feel overwhelmed by all the editing options Photoshop provides. The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers pares it down to only the tools you'll need most often, and shows you how to use those tools as part of an efficient and enjoyable workflow. This book explains an easy method for processing your images using the new user-friendly features that come with Photoshop CS4, including Adobe Bridge, Photo Downloader, and Adobe Camera Raw. A perfect fit for your laptop bag, this guide is designed to help you process photos in the field. Professional photographer and bestselling author Derrick Story teaches you how to quickly and efficiently organize and edit your photos without compromising the originals. With this book, you will: Import your images and apply metadata with Photo Downloader Rate your images and add keywords with Adobe Bridge Make basic (and reversible) edits with Adobe Camera Raw, such as cropping, color balance, and tonal adjustments Use advanced ACR tools for black & white conversion, spot removal, batch processing, and more Refine your images with Photoshop using adjustment layers, masking, and smart objects Apply advanced Photoshop techniques for retouching portaits, swapping colors, correcting lens distortion, and much more To use Photoshop effectively, photographers must know which tools they really need and which ones they don't. The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers gives you the knowledge to create your own efficient path to great-looking photos.

Real World Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers

By Conrad Chavez,David Blatner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Peachpit Press
  • Book Code : 9780132104555
  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 188
  • Pdf File: real-world-adobe-photoshop-cs4-for-photographers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This edition of Real World Photoshop is more tightly focused for the needs and demands of the professional digital photographers. From acquiring images to using an efficient processing workflow to maintaining image quality and final output quality all within the powerful feature set of Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop Extended CS4. Coverage of new features includes: live, non-destructive corrections in the Adjustments panel, re-editable, feathered, density controlled masks, enhanced auto-align, auto blend, 360 degree panoramas, and more. The book's new focus helps readers understand the core workflow tasks, main print and web output options as well as the commercial printing information necessary to hand off images for prepress. Essentials information on file formats, color settings, image adjustment fundamentals, sharpness, detail, noise reduction, and image storage and output is also included. Photoshop Extended is covered where it relates specifically to photographers.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers

By Martin Evening
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 113610822X
  • Total of Pages : 800
  • Category : Photography
  • Members : 423
  • Pdf File: adobe-photoshop-cs6-for-photographers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Renowned Photographer and Photoshop hall-of-famer, Martin Evening returns with his comprehensive guide to Photoshop. This acclaimed work covers everything from the core aspects of working in Photoshop to advanced techniques for refined workflows and professional results. Using concise advice, clear instruction and real world examples, this essential guide will give you the skills, regardless of your experience, to create professional quality results. A robust accompanying website features sample images, tutorial videos, bonus chapters and a plethora of extra resources. Quite simply, this is the essential reference for photographers of all levels using Photoshop.

Photoshop CS4 All-in-One For Dummies

By Barbara Obermeier
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9780470448113
  • Total of Pages : 720
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 654
  • Pdf File: photoshop-cs4-all-in-one-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Your one-stop Photoshop reference, filled with the latest tips and techniques There’s a reason why Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software. But it’s also that big, Photoshop has so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. And you’ll love the “Putting It Together” exercises that give you hands-on experience – in rich, full color! Learn the parts — the desktop, menus, panels, and key tools, and how to use Adobe Bridge Make your selection — learn about each of the selection tools plus the powerful Pen tool and Paths panel Brush up — on the Brush and Pencil tools and how to create vector shapes, create and edit type, and put type on a path Restore and retouch — correct and enhance color, improve contrast, and use the Clone Stamp and Healing tools to fix flaws and damage Print it — learn how to get the right resolution, image mode, and file format, and prepare your work for printing Open the book and find: How to crop images and increase their canvas size Tips for creating gradients and patterns Advice on resizing images How to composite images with layers and blending modes Filter techniques to correct or alter images How the Vanishing Point feature makes editing easier Steps for making adjustments with levels and curves How to create contact sheets

ActionScript 3.0 for Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Classroom in a Book

By Adobe Creative Team
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Peachpit Press
  • Book Code : 9780132089074
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 612
  • Pdf File: actionscript-3-0-for-adobe-flash-cs4-professional-classroom-in-a-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn ActionScript® 3.0 for Adobe Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript® 3.0 for Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Classroom in a Book contains 14 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning ActionScript and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Learn to add interactivity to Flash files using ActionScript 3.0: Control timelines and animation, write event-handling functions, and control loading of and interaction with data, text, video, sound, and images. “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: · If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" · Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. · You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. · Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.