Download Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Ben Willmore PDF

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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio ideas has been thoroughly up to date to hide the recent positive aspects in CS4. In a pleasant, easy-going type that is lengthy on info and brief on techno-babble, Photoshop Hall-of-Famer Ben Willmore and photographer Dan Ablan advisor you thru the suggestions and contours that would really make a distinction in the way you use Photoshop each day. they're going to take you from blindly following step by step directions to an in-depth figuring out of the way Photoshop works, slicing in the course of the fats to target what they think about to be Photoshop's crucial good points. This full-color publication supplies the content material in 3 simply digestible sections: operating Foundations, creation necessities, and inventive Explorations. Streamlined for this new version, the publication will distill Photoshop's monstrous features right down to what you want to be aware of for an entire realizing of this system, whereas at the same time focusing extra without delay on top practices for the photographer. starting with a brief "refresher path" at the operating foundations of Photoshop, you are going to stream directly to real-world creation recommendations. eventually, you will get to totally discover Photoshop's artistic power by way of mixing and adorning photographs, developing collages, retouching photos, colorizing, and dealing with filters and layer mask. by the point you end this booklet, your creativity and potency degrees will jump and you can think such as you ultimately "get" Photoshop.

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Once you’ve saved a preset, you can get back to those settings at any time by clicking the name of the preset on the Tool Presets panel. 96 The New Tool Preset dialog. You can work with the Tool Presets panel in two ways. The first is to use it as a replacement for Photoshop’s main Tools panel. After all, when you click a preset, Photoshop switches to the referenced tool and loads the setting you saved, so you could completely replace the main Tools panel with the presets. The only problem with that strategy is that the Tool Presets panel can get rather crowded once you have four or five settings saved for each tool.

92). If you still see banding when you print the gradient, add more noise by choosing Filter > Noise > Add Noise. ” 38 The Gradient Preset drop-down menu might not always contain the exact type of gradient you need. When that’s I: Working Foundations the case, click the gradient preview in the options bar to create your own custom gradient. 93). You can press Return/Enter to show or hide the preset gradients without accessing the options bar. 93 Click just below the gradient preview to add colors to the gradient.

If you want to resize an image so that it fits perfectly between two objects, you can measure the distance between them with the Ruler tool and then choose Image > Image Size to scale the image to that exact width. Or, if you want to straighten a crooked image, drag with the Ruler tool across an area that should be horizontal or vertical, choose Image > Image Rotation > Arbitrary, and click OK. Photoshop automatically enters the proper angle setting based on the measurement line that you drew. You can also use the Ruler tool to determine the angle between two straight lines.

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