Complete Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers, 1st Edition

  • Colin Smith University of Birmingham
  • Tim Cooper
  • ISBN-10: 1584506857  |  ISBN-13: 9781584506850
  • 481 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2006
  • © 2009 | Published
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Learn how to get the most out of all the newest features of Photoshop and improve your images with "Complete Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers." Photoshop is the new darkroom, providing instant results and making professional-level tools accessible even to amateurs. This new edition of the book is filled with brand new content that will teach you how to use all of the tools in Photoshop CS4 that are specifically designed for the digital photographer, and which tools are best for each job. The book is organized to help guide you through a logical workflow so you can learn how to edit and enhance your photos in a more efficient manner. You'll find information on how to import and organize your images, how to use the new correction and enhancement tools, how to use the Raw Convertor, the advantages of the new Bridge asset management program, and more. Examples and images accompany each technique to ensure that you understand the material. Perfect for any digital photographer who wants to hone their Photoshop skills, "Complete Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers" reveals the secrets to clearer, sharper, more professional-looking images.

Features and Benefits

  • Written specifically for digital photographers to help them get the most out of their photographs.
  • Completely updated and revised for use with the newest version of Photoshop, CS4.
  • Includes detailed tutorials that explore and explain the why behind tools and techniques.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started Using the Bridge.
Chapter 2: From Bridge to Photoshop: The Adobe Raw Converter.
Chapter 3: Enhancement.
Chapter 4: Cropping and perspective.
Chapter 5: Tonal Correction and Enhancement.
Chapter 6: Color Correction and Enhancement.
Chapter 7: Local Enhancements: Selections and Masks.
Chapter 8: Sharpening and Noise Reduction.
Chapter 9: Sizing and Printing your images.
Chapter 10: Image Retouching.
Chapter 11: Frame and Color Effects.
Chapter 12: Advanced Concepts.
Chapter 13: Special Effects.
Chapter 14: Combining Images for Creative Results.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Colin Smith

Colin Smith has written numerous books on Photoshop, including previous editions of this book, Photoshop CS for Digital Photographers, How to Do Everything with Photoshop CS2, New Masters of Photoshop, and Photoshop Most Wanted. He is the author of a training series from His writing credits also include a regular column in Photoshop User magazine and weekly columns for Planet Photoshop and official NAPP members site. Colin is the founder of, and his work has been recognized by Computer Arts, MacWorld, Digital Photographer, Advanced Photoshop, Photoshop Creative, and many other magazines. Colin is in high demand as a speaker at conferences around the country.

Tim Cooper

Tim began his career as a commercial and assignment photographer working with clients such as The North Face, Vasque boots, 3M and The International Heart Institute. His editorial and commercial photographs have appeared in Travel & Leisure, New York Times Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, Fly Rod & Reel, Northern Lights and Private Clubs as covers, advertising, art and editorial illustration. Tim is also involved with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography where he teaches workshops, classes, seminars, and formerly served as of Director of Education, Director of the Black and White Program, and Director of Digital Imaging.