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Learning Photoshop CS4, 3rd Edition

By: Pete Watkins
ISBN: 978-1-60525-168-4
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2010
Subject: Visual Technology
Grade Level: 8-14
Description
Learning Photoshop CS4 teaches students the techniques needed to restore and retouch images; composite images; color correct images; add special effects to images; create pamphlets, posters, and postcards, and much, much more. The book is designed to help students achieve a beginning-to-intermediate skill level with the leading image-editing software. Each chapter includes learning objectives and easy-to-understand explanations of the theory and software techniques needed to achieve those objectives. Full-color illustrations are used extensively throughout the book to guide students through software operation. Special boxed features at the end of each chapter give the students insight into the most important graphic design concepts. Students can evaluate their progress with the review questions provided at the end of each chapter. Other features of the book include the following:
  • End-of-chapter tutorials that provide hands-on experience for the students, allowing them to apply their new knowledge in real-world scenarios. Compatibility with both the Mac and Windows versions of Photoshop CS4. Where Mac and Windows commands or keystrokes differ, both are presented in the text.
  • Access to the Learning Photoshop CS4 Student Companion Web Site, which includes:
    • Tutorial Images—Downloadable images used to complete the end-of-chapter tutorials in the book.
    • Tool Review Worksheets—Note-taking aids that allow the students to record information about Photoshop's tools as it is presented.
    • Review Questions—Electronic versions of the chapter review questions in both DOC and PDF formats.
    • Related Web Links—Hyperlinks to many useful Photoshop and graphic arts–related Web sites.
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Text 560 978-1-60525-168-4 $62.64
Learning Photoshop CS4 teaches students the techniques needed to restore and retouch images; composite images; color correct images; add special effects to images; create pamphlets, posters, and postcards, and much, much more. The book is designed to help students achieve a beginning-to-intermediate skill level with the leading imageediting software. Each chapter includes learning objectives and easy-to-understand explanations of the theory and software techniques needed to achieve those objectives. Full-color illustrations are used extensively throughout the book to guide students through software operation. Special boxed features at the end of each chapter give the students insight into the most important graphic design concepts. Students can evaluate their progress with the review questions provided at the end of each chapter.
Instructor's CD 978-1-60525-169-1 $200.00 *
This Instructor's CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor's Resources. Instructional resources, including advanced projects and guides to assigning tutorials, provided in Portable Document Format (PDF), allowing you to view and print the pages from your computer. Quick Start Files and Completed Tutorial Files in various image file formats (PSD, TIF, and JPG) for the end-of-chapter tutorials.
  • Chapter Resources. Convenient pre-made quizzes in PDF format that test students' knowledge of chapter content, and answer keys for Chapter Review Questions and Chapter Quizzes in PDF format.
  • Final Exam and Answer Key. 80-question, comprehensive Final Exam and answer key in PDF format.
  • Related Web Links. Hyperlinks to numerous Photoshop- and Graphic Arts–related Web sites.
System Requirements
Windows:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows 2000/XP, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Microsoft Internet Explorer (6 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download).

Macintosh: PowerPC® G3, G4, G5 or Intel® processor, OS X (10.3 or higher), 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® (free download).
Companion Website       View Site
*To order instructor's materials call 800.323.0440.
Table of Contents
1. The Work Area
2. Resolution
3. Selection Tools
4. Introduction to Layers
5. Text, Shapes, and Layer Styles
6. Painting Tools and Filters
7. Erasing, Deleting, and Undoing
8. Restoring and Retouching Photos
9. Introduction to Color Correction
10. Advanced Color Correction Techniques
11. Additional Layer Techniques
12. File Management and Automated Tasks
Look Inside
Text
PDF
Chapter 6 (PDF, 1.75 MB)
PDF
Chapter 9 (PDF, 1.69 MB)
Companion Website
www.g-wlearning.com
View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Visual Arts)
About the Author(s)

Pete Watkins - is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CS4. He holds a master's degree in Instructional Technology from Utah State University. Pete has taught technology-related subjects at the high school level for over a decade. He currently teaches Photoshop to students enrolled in his Digital Photography and 3D Animation classes at Bear River High School in Garland, Utah.