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Table of Contents

  1. The Basics

    1. Chapter 1 Photoshop CS4 Guided Tour

      1. Meet the Application Frame
      2. Working with Panels
      3. The Power of Undo
      4. Tweaking Photoshop's Preferences
      5. The Preset Manager
    2. Chapter 2 Opening, Viewing, and Saving Files

      1. Creating a New Document
      2. Saving Files
      3. Opening an Existing Document
      4. Changing Your Image View
      5. Arranging Open Images
      6. Guides, Grids, and Rulers
    3. Chapter 3 Layers: The Key to Nondestructive Editing

      1. Layer Basics
      2. Managing Layers
      3. Layer Blending
      4. Layer Masks: Digital Masking Tape
      5. Using Smart Objects
      6. Layer Styles
    4. Chapter 4 Selections: Choosing What to Edit

      1. Selection Basics
      2. Selecting by Shape
      3. Selecting by Color
      4. Selecting Irregular Areas
      5. Modifying Selections
    5. Chapter 5 Controlling Color with Channels

      1. How Color Works
      2. The Channels Panel and You
      3. Meet the Color Channels
      4. The Mighty Alpha Channel
      5. Basic Channel Stunts
  2. Editing Images

    1. Chapter 6 Cropping, Resizing, and Rotating

      1. Cropping Images
      2. Resizing Images
      3. The Content-Aware Scale Tool
      4. Rotating, Distorting, and Other Creative Madness
    2. Chapter 7 Combining Images

      1. Cut It Out
      2. Pasting into a Selection
      3. Fading Images Together
      4. Layer Blend Modes
      5. Zapping Backgrounds with Blending Sliders
      6. The Apply Image Command
      7. Auto-Aligning Layers and Photomerge
      8. Auto-Blending Layers
      9. Cloning Between Documents
      10. Combining Vectors and Rasters
      11. Mapping One Image onto Another
    3. Chapter 8 Draining, Changing, and Adding Color

      1. Draining Color
      2. Changing Color
      3. Adding Color
    4. Chapter 9 Correcting Color and Lighting

      1. Quick Fixer-Uppers
      2. Correcting Images in Camera Raw
      3. Using Levels
      4. Working with Curves
      5. Making Colors Pop
      6. Rescuing the Unfixables
    5. Chapter 10 The Beauty Salon: Photoshopping People

      1. The Great Healers
      2. Zapping Shines and Shadows
      3. Whitening Teeth
      4. Super Slimmers
      5. Skin Softeners
      6. Show-Stopping Eyes
    6. Chapter 11 The Art of Sharpening

      1. What Is Sharpening?
      2. Basic Sharpening
      3. Advanced Sharpening Techniques
      4. Sharpening in Camera Raw
  3. The Artistic Side of Photoshop

    1. Chapter 12 Painting in Photoshop

      1. Color Theory: The Basics
      2. Selecting a Color Scheme
      3. Choosing Individual Colors
      4. (Re)Introducing the Brush Tool
      5. Customizing Brushes
      6. Defining a New Brush
      7. Installing New Brushes
    2. Chapter 13 Drawing with the Vector Tools

      1. Photoshop's Drawing Modes
      2. Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool
      3. Saving Paths
      4. Drawing with the Shape Tools
      5. Editing Paths
      6. Making Selections and Masks with Paths
    3. Chapter 14 Creating Artistic Text

      1. Typography 101
      2. Creating and Editing Text
      3. Formatting Text
      4. Special Text Effects
      5. More Typographic Resources
    4. Chapter 15 The Wide World of Filters

      1. The Joy of Smart Filters
      2. A Filters Tour
  4. Printing and the Web

    1. Chapter 16 Photoshop and Print

      1. The Challenge of WYSIWYG Printing
      2. Printer-Friendly Resizing and File Formats
      3. Printing on an Inkjet Printer
      4. Printing on a Commercial Offset Press
      5. Printing on a Digital Press
      6. Printing Several Images on a Page
      7. Recap: Stress-Free Printing Tips
    2. Chapter 17 Photoshop and the Web

      1. Creating Web- and Email-Friendly Images
      2. Animating a GIF
      3. Designing a Web Site Favicon
      4. Creating Web Page Mockups and Image Maps
      5. Protecting Your Images Online
      6. Building Online Photo Galleries
  5. Photoshop Power

    1. Chapter 18 Working Smarter with Actions

      1. The Actions Panel
      2. Using Actions
      3. Managing Actions
      4. Creating Droplets
      5. Sharing Actions
    2. Chapter 19 Beyond Photoshop: Plug-Ins

      1. Adding and Removing Plug-Ins
      2. Managing Plug-Ins
      3. Noise Reducers
      4. Making Selections and Masking
      5. Color Correction and Enhancement
      6. Miscellaneous Plug-ins
  6. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Installing Photoshop

      1. Check Your Setup
      2. Running the Installer
      3. Checking Your Version
      4. Checking for Updates
      5. Activating Photoshop
    2. Appendix Troubleshooting and Getting Help

      1. The Online Help Desk
      2. When Good Tools Go Bad
      3. Beyond This Book
    3. Appendix Using Adobe Bridge

      1. Browsing Your Photos
      2. Importing and Managing Photos
      3. Showing Off Your Work
    4. Appendix Photoshop Menu by Menu

      1. Photoshop
      2. File
      3. Edit
      4. Image
      5. Layer
      6. Select
      7. Filter
      8. Analysis (Photoshop CS4 Extended Only)
      9. 3D (Photoshop CS4 Extended Only)
      10. View
      11. Window
      12. Help
    5. Appendix Photoshop's Tools Panel

      1. Move and Selection Tools
      2. Retouching and Painting Tools
      3. Drawing and Type Tools
      4. 3D and View Tools
      5. Foreground and Background Color Chips
      6. Quick Mask Mode
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