Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Ben Willmore

By Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio strategies has been thoroughly up-to-date to hide the recent good points 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 strategies and contours that may really make a distinction in the way you use Photoshop on a daily basis. they are going to take you from blindly following step by step directions to an in-depth realizing of the way Photoshop works, slicing throughout the fats to target what they think about to be Photoshop's crucial positive factors. This full-color ebook grants the content material in 3 simply digestible sections: operating Foundations, creation necessities, and artistic Explorations. Streamlined for this re-creation, the publication will distill Photoshop's tremendous functions all the way down to what you must recognize for an entire knowing of this system, whereas concurrently focusing extra at once on most sensible practices for the photographer. starting with a short "refresher direction" at the operating foundations of Photoshop, you will flow directly to real-world construction options. eventually, you will get to totally discover Photoshop's artistic capability via mixing and adorning pictures, developing collages, retouching images, colorizing, and dealing with filters and layer mask. by the point you end this e-book, your creativity and potency degrees will jump and you can suppose such as you ultimately "get" Photoshop.

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Your first click determines the center of the sweep, and then you drag to determine the starting angle. 82 Angle gradient. 83 This angle gradient will be the base for an interesting trick. 84 Adding texture and layer styles transformed the simple angle gradient into a drill hole in metal. 86). 87). 85 Reflected gradient. 86 Top: A reflected gradient using metallic colors. Bottom: The end of the gradient was transformed to turn it into the tip of a pin. 87 Diamond gradient. 88). You can also reverse the direction of the gradient by turning on the Reverse check box in the options bar.

For now, we’ll cover their most obvious applications, but as you make your way through the rest of the book, keep in mind that these deceptively simple tools can perform some remarkable tricks. For example, the painting and gradient tools can be used for more than just painting and adding color—they can make intricate selections, composite photos, and create cool fadeouts. You can use them to create an infinite number of dazzling effects. 20 Paint stroke created with the Paintbrush tool. Painting Photoshop offers two choices for painting: the Paintbrush (Brush) tool and the Pencil tool.

To sort images by hand, click and drag the individual images to rearrange them into whatever order you want. After you’ve done that, Bridge’s Sort menu will indicate that your images have been sorted manually. Controlling Thumbnail Quality In previous versions of Bridge, images were displayed as quickly as possible when a folder was opened, with low-res thumbnails that are stored as part of most images. Then Bridge immediately began processing new thumbnails and updating the display to show those higher-quality, exposure-adjusted images.

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