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Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Video: Core Training in Visual Communication

Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Video: Core Training in Visual Communication

By: Gabriel Powell (author), Video2brain (author), Mikkel Aaland (author)Mixed Media

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This innovative product from Adobe Press combines interactive video and a printed reference to teach you the basics of Photoshop CS4. Structured around the objectives of the "Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop" exam at the Adobe Certified Associate level, the product teaches you not only the fundamentals of Photoshop, but also how to use the program to create effective forms of digital communication. You'll get an incredible 19 hours of video, presented by experienced instructors, as well as lesson files, assessment quizzes and review materials. The DVD is bundled with a printed booklet that provides a topic-by-topic guide to the video. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic, and to bookmark individual topics for later review. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disk so the students can practice what they've learned, and review questions help to reinforce freshly gained knowledge.The video presents basic principles of graphic design, including copyright, file formats, project planning, and file importing and exporting. Most of the video is devoted to fundamentals of Photoshop, introducing the user to the program's interface, how to use essential tools and commands, and how to use the Layers feature. Image manipulation is covered, including color and tone adjustment, as well as retouching and combining images. More advanced topics include creative work such as the use of filters to achieve special effects, applying styles to layers, and combining type with imagery. Students also learn how to prepare images for a variety of uses, whether on screen or in print.

About Author

Video2Brain, located in Graz, Austria, is a company focused on producinghigh-quality video training content for software, photography andprogramming topics. Customers include ambitious professionals, educationalinstitutions and global corporations as well as home users. Crucial to theflexible training are optimized teaching methods, practical tips from wellknownindustry experts and the focus on 'learning-by-doing' with project files.Video2Brain is an Adobe Certified Training Provider.


1. Introduction2. Creating a Project from Start to Finish3. Getting Started with Photoshop4. Understanding the Concepts of Image Editing5. Importing and Organizing Images6. Photoshop Tools7. Making Selections8. Working with Layers9. Masks and Transparency10. Color Correction and Retouching11. Working with Type12. Transforming Images13. Adding Creative Effects14. Processing Camera Raw Images15. Saving and Printing Images16. Automating Photoshop

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780321634931
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9780321634931
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 0321634934

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