50 Best Photoshop® CS4 Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Essentials is the perfect video training program for users who are just starting out with Photoshop or those simply needing a refresher on this amazing software. These 50 mini-programs add up to more than 2 hours of training and show you step by step how easy it is to set up Photoshop and begin using its versatile tools and powerful features to achieve fantastic results—just like the pros!
Video tutorials cover:
Setting Up a Photoshop SystemTips for PreferencesColor SettingsWorkspaceSetting Up a New Canvas
Exploring the Tools of PhotoshopThe Move ToolThe Selection ToolsThe Crop ToolThe Eye Dropper ToolThe Color Sample ToolThe Measure ToolThe Count ToolThe Notes ToolThe Healing BrushBrushesThe Clone StampThe History BrushThe Eraser ToolThe Paint Bucket and Gradient ToolsThe Smudge, Blur and Sharpen ToolsThe Dodge and Burn ToolsThe Pen ToolThe Type ToolThe Custom Shape Tool3D ToolsThe Hand and Zoom Tools
Photoshop Panels and Drop-down MenusColor SwatchesThe Color, Swatches and Styles PanelThe History PanelThe Layers PanelImage Size and ResolutionChannelsHistogramAdjustments PanelPaths PanelLayer CompsQuick Mask Mode
Photoshop Techniques to Make You Look Like a ProMask BasicsSmart ObjectsKeyboard ShortcutsColor Picker and ModesCombining ImagesControlling Adjustment LayersTurning One Color to AnotherCloning From One Image to AnotherFeathered EdgeDepth of FieldA Place for CopyCustom ShapesWatermarkMake it Go Fast
For those looking to get the MOST out of today’s leading design software, 50 Best Photoshop® CS4 Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Advanced
is video training program that teaches you the best-of-the-best "how-to’s" for tapping into the full power of Photoshop and cranking up your creativity. Over 90 minutes of high-end, skill-building secrets split into 50 min-programs allow you to learn at your own pace as you take your Photoshop images beyond ordinary—into the extraordinary!
Video tutorials cover:
Advanced Color Correction3-Point Color CorrectionAdding Tint Color to ImagesAdjusting White PointChanging Images to Pantone® ColorsColor Correcting Multiple ImagesColorizing an ImageDeleting Color SamplesLightening a FilePainting With LightSetting Your SamplersSharpening in CMYKSplash of Color
Advanced Layers, Masks and ChannelsBlend If OptionsGradient MaskLoading a Selection From a LayerRevealing the MaskWhitening Teeth
Advanced Photoshop Functions110% BiggerAnimationConverting Images From RAW to JPEGDigital Proofs in CS4Plug-in EffectsSaving Your WorkspaceShadows and HighlightsUnderstanding Your Title BarWatermarks
Advanced RetouchingAdding Dramatic LightingAdding Sparkle to JewelryAdvanced Skin RetouchingDark RootsHealthy Skin TonesLarge Skin FixOpening EyesSmoothing SkinAdding Sparkle to EyesFixing Stray HairTaking the Shine Off SkinAdjusting WaistlinesWardrobe Malfunctions
Making Mind-Blowing ImagesAdvanced SharpeningBreaking Type in One LayerBringing Back DetailsCreating Custom BackgroundsDepth of FieldDigital Nose JobDisplacement MappingGetting the Mark OutManual HDRPanoramicPatch Tool
Michael Gatewood is an expert in photography, graphic design and the technology used to create fine Web and print products. Following successful careers in advertising and marketing, he has devoted the past 10 years to training people throughout the US on Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash and a variety of other Web development and design tools.
Each contains 50 QuickTime video files on DVD-ROM.