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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Adobe Press; 1 edition (Nov. 26 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321577825
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321577825
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 1.5 x 22.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Build your Photoshop expertise, one technique at a time

Why spend time searching through a thick reference book when you can focus on the essential techniques? In Adobe Photoshop CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques, author Chris Orwig brings you the best techniques to quickly organize and correct your digital images using the world's most
powerful photo-editing program. Complete with illustrations and practical tips, these bite-size lessons from Chris's experience as a photographer and instructor provide just the information you need. You can explore the program at your own pace, spending less time at your computer and more time behind the lens taking great pictures.

• Discover the Application bar [#4]
• Work with and arrange multiple documents [#8]
• Use the Photo Downloader in Adobe Bridge [#24]
• Make localized nondestructive adjustments with Camera Raw [#38]
• Set highlight and shadow target values using Curves [#69]
• Adjust tones with the Dodge and Burn tools while protecting values [#77]
• Create a layer mask[#78]
• Retouch portraits to improve eyes [#86]
• Create Web galleries to share your images [#97]

About the Author

Chris Orwig is a professional photographer, teacher, and author. He is a member of the faculty at the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. He wrote Adobe Lightroom 2 How-tos: 100 Essential Techniques for Adobe Press and a new book on digital photography is expected in 2009. Chris is a popular conference speaker and a regular contributor to Photoshop User and Layers magazines.

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By Liz Haley on Sept. 14 2014
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This book is very easy to read and follow. Highly recommended.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
needs redesign July 4 2009
By Vincent Solomito - Published on
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excellent information but typeface is faint and the black & white illustrations are very difficult to see.
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Easy to Follow Sept. 10 2010
By Kiera L. Mctigue - Published on
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CS4 didn't complete changed the game, so if you're familiar with previous Photoshops, you should be good. This book does give good advice for Photoshop in general. It's not as humorous as Scott Kelby, but very straightforward. I purchased this for a digital photo editing class, and didn't read all of it, but what I read was pretty helpful. It's good to reference occasionally even for a Photoshop junkie like myself. You never know when you can learn a new trick!
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some good methods June 2 2012
By Ronald Finnerty - Published on
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not being a photoshop expert i needed a book for ideas on how to do some things, this is a good source for general techniques and has some I never thought of.
now that cs6 is out though, some of the techniques are even easier than before and more versatile.
These still work but you will be amazed at new options that do a better job in cs6.
Bottom line, i would still buy this book today. It stays in my goto library.
CS4 How To June 16 2012
By Gary C. Caskey - Published on
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Found this title that helps me add a little bit more knowledge in the pursuit of my profession, photographer and photo editor. I am always looking for books that help explain various techniques in using Adobe Photoshop, this helped wonderfully.
Photoshop How-To book is great! Dec 7 2013
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I use Photoshop every day at work, and this book is an invaluable reference. I love how I can look things up quickly and get back to the project at hand in a snap.