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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Tutorial


Photoshop CS4, the industry–standard image editing application is even more powerful and versatile than ever. The new Masks Panel, Adjustments Panel and numerous other interface enhancements will streamline workflow and enhance creativity. Content-Aware scaling and updates to Camera Raw provide even more ways to take your creations to the next level. Also new in this version is the ability to rotate the canvas, use spring-loaded tools and a brush size preview window. Professional illustrator, television animation art director and writer Dwayne Ferguson takes users on an in-depth look at Photoshop CS4, taking them through all of the tools they'll need to master this application. Work Files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the Adobe Photoshop CS4 movie links.

Introduction

New in Photoshop CS4
System Requirements
RAM Requirements
Peripheral Devices
Work Files

Interface

Document Window
Toolbox
Spring-Loaded Tools
Menus
Panels
Shortcuts
Help
Arrangements

Adobe Bridge

The Bridge
Metadata
Organize
Loupe & Compare

Documents

New Document
Raster vs. Vector
Size & Resolution
Resize Documents
The Canvas
Undo & Step
Drag & Drop

Layers

Add / Delete & Merge
Layer Options
Opacity & Fills
Blend Modes pt. 1
Blend Modes pt. 2
Layer Comps
Adjustment Layers
Layer Styles
Auto Align Layers

Cropping

Crop Tool
Crop & Rotate
Crop Perspective

Navigation

Navigate
Navigator Panel

Color Tools

Color Palettes
Create Swatches
Color Picker & Eyedropper

Selections

Selection Tools
Quick Select
Magic Wand
Marquees & Strokes
Paste Into & Invert
Feather & Anti-alias
Save & Load

Transformation

Content-Aware Scale pt. 1
Content Aware Scale pt. 2
Transform
Free Transform
Warp Tool
Arbitrary Rotation

Adjustments

Adjustments Panel
Curves
Levels
Vibrance Adjustment

Color Correction

Replace Color
Variations
Match Color
Red Eye

Masks

Mask Panel
Vector Masks
Clipping Masks
Quick Mask
Layer Masks
Refine Edge

Type

Type Tools
Fonts & Colors
Type on a Path
Type as a Mask
Edit Type
Rasterize Type

Painting

Gradients
Dodge / Burn & Sponge
Smudge / Sharpen & Blur
The Eraser Tools
Define Patterns

Brushes

Mouse vs. Tablet
Brush Preview
Define Brushes
Brush Dynamics

Drawing

Pen Tool
Edit Paths
Vector Shapes

Filters & Effects

Filter Gallery
Smart Filters
Blurs
Textures
Lighting Effects
Styles
Liquefy
Fade

Smart Objects

Smart Objects pt. 1
Smart Objects pt. 2

Guides & Annotation

Guides
Notes Annotation

Camera Raw

Camera Raw pt. 1
Camera Raw pt. 2

Retouching

Retouching Tools
Clone Stamp
Clone with Two Images
Clone Source
Patch Tool
Dust & Scratches

History

History
Art History Brush
History Brush

Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point pt. 1
Vanishing Point pt. 2

Channels

The Channels Palette
Alpha Channels

Actions

Record Actions
Play Actions

Automation

Batch Rename
PDF Presentation
Droplets
Contact Sheets
Picture Package
Web Photo Gallery

Saving & Exporting

Save Documents
Flatten
Export to Illustrator
PDF

Scanning

Scan in Artwork

Output

Printing
File Formats

Web Preparation

The Slice Tool
Slice Options
Save for Web

Resources

Magazines
Websites

Project: Orbiting Mothership

Mothership Overview
Orbiting Mothership pt. 1
Orbiting Mothership pt. 2
Orbiting Mothership pt. 3
Orbiting Mothership pt. 4
Orbiting Mothership pt. 5

Conclusion

Final Thoughts
About the Author


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