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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 System
  • Tips for Preferences
  • Color Settings
  • Workspace
  • Setting Up a New Canvas

  • Exploring the Tools of Photoshop
  • The Move Tool
  • The Selection Tools
  • The Crop Tool
  • The Eye Dropper Tool
  • The Color Sample Tool
  • The Measure Tool
  • The Count Tool
  • The Notes Tool
  • The Healing Brush
  • Brushes
  • The Clone Stamp
  • The History Brush
  • The Eraser Tool
  • The Paint Bucket and Gradient Tools
  • The Smudge, Blur and Sharpen Tools
  • The Dodge and Burn Tools
  • The Pen Tool
  • The Type Tool
  • The Custom Shape Tool
  • 3D Tools
  • The Hand and Zoom Tools

  • Photoshop Panels and Drop-down Menus
  • Color Swatches
  • The Color, Swatches and Styles Panel
  • The History Panel
  • The Layers Panel
  • Image Size and Resolution
  • Channels
  • Histogram
  • Adjustments Panel
  • Paths Panel
  • Layer Comps
  • Quick Mask Mode

  • Photoshop Techniques to Make You Look Like a Pro
  • Mask Basics
  • Smart Objects
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Color Picker and Modes
  • Combining Images
  • Controlling Adjustment Layers
  • Turning One Color to Another
  • Cloning From One Image to Another
  • Feathered Edge
  • Depth of Field
  • A Place for Copy
  • Custom Shapes
  • Watermark
  • Make 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 Correction
  • 3-Point Color Correction
  • Adding Tint Color to Images
  • Adjusting White Point
  • Changing Images to Pantone® Colors
  • Color Correcting Multiple Images
  • Colorizing an Image
  • Deleting Color Samples
  • Lightening a File
  • Painting With Light
  • Setting Your Samplers
  • Sharpening in CMYK
  • Splash of Color

  • Advanced Layers, Masks and Channels
  • Blend If Options
  • Gradient Mask
  • Loading a Selection From a Layer
  • Revealing the Mask
  • Whitening Teeth

  • Advanced Photoshop Functions
  • 110% Bigger
  • Animation
  • Converting Images From RAW to JPEG
  • Digital Proofs in CS4
  • Plug-in Effects
  • Saving Your Workspace
  • Shadows and Highlights
  • Understanding Your Title Bar
  • Watermarks

  • Advanced Retouching
  • Adding Dramatic Lighting
  • Adding Sparkle to Jewelry
  • Advanced Skin Retouching
  • Dark Roots
  • Healthy Skin Tones
  • Large Skin Fix
  • Opening Eyes
  • Smoothing Skin
  • Adding Sparkle to Eyes
  • Fixing Stray Hair
  • Taking the Shine Off Skin
  • Adjusting Waistlines
  • Wardrobe Malfunctions

  • Making Mind-Blowing Images
  • Advanced Sharpening
  • Breaking Type in One Layer
  • Bringing Back Details
  • Creating Custom Backgrounds
  • Depth of Field
  • Digital Nose Job
  • Displacement Mapping
  • Getting the Mark Out
  • Manual HDR
  • Panoramic
  • Patch 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.
    dvd-rom; 2 DVD-ROM

    PRICE: $139.95


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