Description : Your one-stop Photoshop reference, filled with the latest tips and techniques There’s a reason why Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software. But it’s also that big, Photoshop has so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. And you’ll love the “Putting It Together” exercises that give you hands-on experience – in rich, full color! Learn the parts — the desktop, menus, panels, and key tools, and how to use Adobe Bridge Make your selection — learn about each of the selection tools plus the powerful Pen tool and Paths panel Brush up — on the Brush and Pencil tools and how to create vector shapes, create and edit type, and put type on a path Restore and retouch — correct and enhance color, improve contrast, and use the Clone Stamp and Healing tools to fix flaws and damage Print it — learn how to get the right resolution, image mode, and file format, and prepare your work for printing Open the book and find: How to crop images and increase their canvas size Tips for creating gradients and patterns Advice on resizing images How to composite images with layers and blending modes Filter techniques to correct or alter images How the Vanishing Point feature makes editing easier Steps for making adjustments with levels and curves How to create contact sheets
Description : Improve your photos with the exciting new version of Photoshop Elements Photoshop Elements has come a long way from its early days as Photoshop’s low-end cousin. Now a feature-rich editing program popular with professionals as well as hobbyist photographers, Elements boasts versatile tools and capabilities. With these self-contained minibooks, you’ll learn to make the most of every feature of Photoshop Elements 8. You’ll get started by setting up your Elements environment and learn how to launch, navigate, and personalize the program. You’ll then gradually progress to working with Camera Raw, resolution, layers, masks, color modes, files formats, and more. This All-in-One guide shows you how to make your photos better with Photoshop Elements 8 and inspires you to share your hard work with photo books, calendars, online albums, galleries, prints, and more. Shows you how to set up your environment for Photoshop Elements 8, the newest version of the affordably- priced photo-editing program Explains how to import and export image files and offers advice on picking file formats Walks you through using the selection tools and shows you what the Pencil and Brush tools can do Demonstrates cool things to do with type Addresses how and why to create a Photoshop.com account Maximize every element of Photoshop Elements 8 with this friendly guide by your side. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Description : Design professionals rely on Adobe’s Creative Suite Design Premium to deliver innovative ideas in print, Web, and mobile design. Adobe CS4 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies helps you beef up your skills with the latest version of this software. You’ll learn all about the hot new versions of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks. Whether you’re creating newsletters, Web sites, cool original art, or animations, this book has it covered. You’ll find out how to build Web pages with text and drawings, photos, Flash animations, and rollovers; check out enhanced Photoshop 3D tools; develop interactive animations for the Web or video with Flash CS4; and use the easier rollover and action features in Dreamweaver CS4 to add interactivity without coding. You’ll also discover: How to get familiar with the menus, panels, and tools that are similar throughout the suite Tips for getting creative with Illustrator’s cool new vector tracing feature Ways to use the annotation capabilities in Acrobat 9.0 and the improved CSS capabilities in Dreamweaver What Fireworks CS4, the newest addition to the suite, can add to Web sites Which extensions and filters are common to all programs Hard-to-find keyboard shortcuts in Illustrator How to enhance and manipulate photos with Photoshop Secrets for smoothing out your workflow How to use the Adobe Bridge Steps for using each program To help you quickly find what you need, Adobe CS4 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies is divided into eight minibooks: Adobe Creative Suite Basics InDesign CS4 Illustrator CS4 Photoshop CS4 Acrobat CS4 Dreamweaver CS4 Flash CS4 Fireworks CS4 Adobe CS4 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies is your one-stop guide to all the parts of Adobe’s ultimate toolkit for today's designer.
Description : Ready to take your Flash skills to the next level? Learn how to use Adobe Flash CS4 to create innovative interactive experiences! Flash CS4 All-In-One For Dummies shows you how to create professional, cool projects, step by step, from start to finish. Whether you’re working on your first Flash project or you’re a veteran Flash animator ready to get into more advanced applications, Flash CS4 All-In-One For Dummies walks you through Flash’s new tricks and explains how to use them. You’ll get the skinny on new features including inverse kinematics, motion tweening, and Motion Editor. You’ll also find out how to: Work with panels Take advantage of an ActionScript Create and plan your first project Follow the ins and outs of Flash graphics Navigate your way around the swatches panel Get your video on the Web using YouTube Utilize Flash audio and video Develop with the Flash timeline To help you quickly find what you need, Flash CS4 All-In-One For Dummies is divided into eight minibooks: Introducing Flash Creating Graphics Animating Graphics Adding ActionScript 3.0 Magic Working with Flash Audio Working with Flash Video Getting Interactive Finalizing a Flash Project Flash CS4 All-In-One For Dummies will help make your experience animating in Flash much easier!
Description : This latest version of Photoshop has a few new tricks up its sleeve and Adobe Photoshop CS4 For Dummies will teach you how to use them. From the basics like getting your images into and out of Photoshop to enhancing, cropping, and color correction, it’s all here! You’ll get all of the basics of digital images and master the importing and exporting of images. You’ll find out how to create easy enhancements like adding shadows and highlights and making color natural, in addition to learning how to use the Adobe camera raw plug-in. Before you know it, you’ll be making beautiful “art” with Photoshop by combining images, precision edges, dressing up images, painting in Photoshop, and using filters. You can even streamline your work in Photoshop using advanced techniques. Find out how to: Import images and use all the tools and processes Reduce digital noise, make colors look natural, add highlights and shadows Optimize images for print or the Web Edit images Explore the Painting function and master the daunting Brushes panel Add layer styles Create on-screen presentations, contact prints, and more Complete with lists of ten reasons to love your Wacom tablet, ten reasons to own a digital camera, and ten favorite tips and tricks, Adobe CS4For Dummies is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of Photoshop CS4 for all your digital photography needs.
Description : Full-color guide to everything you need to get the most out of your Nikon D5000! The Nikon D5000 packs a lot of punch into a camera that beginners will love, and now you can pack an equal amount of punch into the digital photographs you take with your new Nikon. Whether you want to understand the D5000's new exposure settings or learn photography basics such as aperture, shutter speed, and downloading photos, this book delivers. Walks you through the new Nikon D5000's features, including a 12.3 megapixel sensor, 19 auto-exposure modes, and a swivel viewfinder Shows beginners who may be new to DSLR cameras how to take good digital photographs-from using the right settings for things like sunsets, candelight, or portraits-to downloading to your computer and printing Demonstrates beginning to advanced techniques with over 200 full-color photos, giving you plenty of great ideas of what you can accomplish Offers practical tips and ideas from two expert digital photographers and authors Don't be intimidated by your new digital camera! This friendly For Dummies guide will get you up and running in no time.