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Adobe Photoshop CS4: Comprehensive Concepts and Techniques 1st Edition

Gary B. Shelly, Joy L. Starks

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2009, 2007
  • 736 Pages

Overview

Part of the highly successful Shelly Cashman Series®, ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP® CS4: COMPREHENSIVE CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES follows the proven Shelly Cashman Series® step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach to learning the Photoshop CS4 software. In this text, you will find features designed to engaged students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Students are encouraged to expand their understanding of the Photoshop CS4 software and graphic design concepts through experimentation, exploration and planning ahead. Brand new end of chapter exercises prepare students to become more capable software users by requiring them to use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

Gary B. Shelly,

Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Joy L. Starks, Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis

Joy L. Starks is a Professor of Computer and Information Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She has written chapters in several of the Shelly Cashman Series Office books and authored the Photoshop®, Java® Programming, and Microsoft® Publisher series of books. In addition to speaking engagements, she hosts the nationally-renowned Tech Camp for Teachers on the IUPUI campus each summer.
  • Offers a new Plan Ahead feature which prepares students to create successful projects by encouraging them to think about what they are trying to accomplish before they begin.
  • Gives students the information they need to know, when they need to know it through enhancements to the step-by-step instructions, a new Q&A feature, and improved callouts on screenshots.
  • Engages students with new Experimental steps, which encourage them to go beyond step-by-step instructions to take advantage of the features in the Adobe Photoshop CS4 software.
  • Increases students' retention with brand new end-of-chapter exercises, including Make It Right, Extend Your Knowledge, and Make It Personal, which emphasize problem-solving and experimentation.
  • Offers a CD containing the project files necessary to complete the exercises in each chapters.
1. Editing a Photo.
2. Using Selection Tools and Shortcut Keys.
3. Working with Layers.
4. Drawing and Painting with Color.
5. Enhancing and Repairing Photos.
6. Creating Color Channels and Actions.
7. Applying Filters and Patterns.
8. Working with Vector Graphics.
9. Creating Web Pages and Animations.
Appendices.
A: Project Planning Guidelines.
B: Graphic Design Overview.
C: Changing Screen Resolution and Editing Preferences.
D: Using Photoshop Help.
E: Using Adobe Bridge CS4.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133342310
  • ISBN-13: 9781133342311
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  • ISBN-10: 1439079277
  • ISBN-13: 9781439079270
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  • RETAIL $157.95

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