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Here is the latest news for Photoshop CS4, plus links to free Photoshop CS4 tutorials, Photoshop CS4 video tutorials, CS4 tips and tricks, and the free Photoshop CS4 30 day trial download. Want to read about new features in Photoshop CS4? See our Adobe Photoshop CS4 New Features Walk Through by Photoshop expert Philip Andrews. It highlights all the new Photoshop CS4 features. Also see our new Free Photoshop CS4 Training Page. Looking for a CS4 book? See our Photoshop CS4 Book Center.
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What's New In Adobe Photoshop CS4 - Photoshop 11
Here is a comprehensive look at all the new features you will find in Photoshop C4 and Photoshop Extended CS4, from Photoshop expert Philip Andrews, author of Photoshop CS4 Essential Skills.
When first opening Photoshop CS4, existing users could be forgiven for thinking that the most significant changes to the program are cosmetic ones. After all, you are immediately confronted with a different user interface and if you are a Macintosh aficionado, you also get a completely new way of interacting with the program. But these aren’t the only changes for CS4...
Read the What's New In Adobe Photoshop CS4 - Photoshop 11 article.
Free Photoshop CS4 Videos From lynda.com
We have some great free video tutorials for you from lynda.com. Both of these are high quality videos that will show you some of the amazing new features in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
Free Photoshop CS4 Video - Tabbed Windows Interface
Photoshop CS4 sports a revamped interface, which makes working with multiple images simultaneously even easier than before. Deke McClelland walks you through time-saving shortcuts for navigating the new document tabs and shows how to change the document tab order, convert tabs to floating windows and how to the Arrange Documents menu to change both the layout and dimensions of the Document window with a click of a button.
Watch the Tabbed Windows Interface - Photoshop CS4 Video (link opens a new window)
Free Photoshop CS4 Video - Content Aware Scaling
Deke McClelland shows you how to convert a horizontal or landscape oriented image and convert it to a vertical image using Content Aware Scaling in Photoshop CS4. Content aware scaling allows you scale the low detail or background information inside of an image while keeping foreground objects intact. Deke also shows how to troubleshoot potential problems with Content Aware Scaling, using the Protect Skin Tone option to preserve detail around flesh tones and masks to isolate scaling to certain areas of the image.
Watch the Content Aware Scaling - Photoshop CS4 Video (link opens a new window)
Find more great videos at the lynda.com Photoshop CS4 Training site.
Transforming A Smart Object In CS4 - Photoshop CS4 Tutorial
If I had moved any further back their would have been power lines, telephone lines and tram lines between me and the front of this old theme park. Capturing a building so close will inevitably lead to aggressive converging verticals due to a combination of the wide-angle lens and the angle of view required to capture the top of the structure.
When capturing images for a vertical panorama it is recommended that you capture images using the horizontal (landscape) format. If you allow the Photomerge to take full control of the stitching you will end up with a poor result. If you intercept the automated process and use the following essential skills you will end up with a more professional result... just one of the many essential skills from the CS4 Essential Skills collection.
Read the Transforming A Smart Object In CS4 Photoshop tutorial.
Skin Retouching Tips In Photoshop CS4 - Photoshop CS4 Tutorial
A fellow photographer was showing me some images the other day that he had captured with a camera that uses a plastic lens. The images had a certain attraction.
Although the images had some pretty shocking vignetting and heavy distortion he was drawn to the beautiful liquid smooth tones that the plastic lens was offering up. Most women who look at photographs of themselves would agree that crunchy detail is just not a good look.
A digital camera can be a very cruel tool that can capture way too much information. Most people would prefer their skin to appear smooth, but not featureless, and will thank the photographer when they can reveal a skin texture that does not shout its detail to the viewer. The craft of professional skin retouching is the ability to render perfect skin without giving your model the appearance of a plastic-fantastic shop window mannequin.
Read the Skin Retouching Tips In Photoshop CS4 Photoshop tutorial.
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Books - Photoshop CS4 Book Roundup
Here's our updated Photoshop CS4 book roundup. Most of these Photoshop CS4 titles are only available for pre-order, so we've listed them in order of their projected release dates. This is a big list so you'll have to go to our Adobe Photoshop CS4 Books Center Page to read it.
Adobe Photoshop CS4 - Adobe Introduces Photoshop CS4 And Photoshop CS4 Extended
Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended, the highly anticipated, new editions of the professional industry standard software for digital imaging.
Providing a fluid user experience, complete creative control and higher efficiency, Photoshop CS4 leverages the power of the latest hardware to extend imaging possibilities and offer faster, more flexible ways to accomplish core tasks like image adjustments and masks. All of these features and more can be found in Photoshop CS4 Extended, which serves users with advanced motion graphics functions, dramatically expanded 3D visualization capabilities and precise image analysis.
Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended will be available as stand-alone applications or key components of the Adobe Creative Suite 4 family.
Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended for Mac OS X on Intel based and PowerPC based systems and for Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista platform are scheduled to ship October 2008 with availability through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store. Estimated street price for Adobe Photoshop CS4 is US$699 and US$999 for Photoshop CS4 Extended. Upgrade pricing is available. Read full press release.
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Adobe Camera Raw Tutorial From Mark Galer
We have a new, extensive tutorial from Mark Galer, author of Photoshop CS4 Essential Skills. Here's the intro to Working In Adobe Camera Raw - ACR - Adobe Camera Raw Tips.
Adobe Camera Raw is the gateway for opening Raw images into the main editing space of Photoshop, but Adobe Camera Raw is also a great space for optimising images quickly and easily. Many of the basic tasks such as straightening and cropping images, correcting exposure and adding a vignette can all be achieved faster and more easily than performing these same tasks in the main editing space of Photoshop. If you have not yet explored the ACR interface or are having trouble breaking old habits then the following tutorial is designed to make you think again.
These days most professional photographers capture images in the Raw format rather than the JPEG format. The Raw format offers greater flexibility in achieving different visual outcomes while ensuring a high quality finished result. The JPEG file format can offer great quality so long as only minor editing is required after the image has been captured.
Read the full tutorial Working In Adobe Camera Raw - ACR - Adobe Camera Raw Tips.
Photoshop CS4 Tutorials & Videos From Colin Smith's Free CS4 SuperGuide
This article is by Colin Smith, and is from his just released free PDF CS4 SuperGuide. You can download your free 70 page CS4 SuperGuide for lots more tips and tutorials for Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS4, and Dreameaver CS4. Colin also offers some free CS4 videos on his site.
Introduction To Photoshop CS4
When you launch Photoshop CS4 for the very first time, something is totally in your face. Yes, it sports a brand new interface. Over at Adobe, they have decided it’s time for Photoshop to be easier to use and make the tools you need within reach.
The windows version is now running in 64 bit mode (allows access to more then 3Gig RAM). The Mac version is still in 32 bit. The reason it’s not 64 on Mac? At the last moment Apple pulled Carbon 64 support. It would require a complete rebuild in Cocoa for Mac to be in 64 bit which according to my sources Adobe is working on for the future.
Don’t be alarmed by this, there are not that many users that are working on images so large they need more than 3 gigs of ram anyway. Both Mac and Windows versions are making use of the video cards’ GPU, this takes some of the strain of the CPU and makes for really speedy graphics and more, while freeing up the CPU to work on other tasks.
Read the full article...
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Help Files And Bridge CS4 Help Files
Luanne Seymour, a senior instructional designer in the Learning Resources group at Adobe, has posted on her blog that Photoshop CS4 Help and Bridge CS4 Help is now live on the web. Here's what she reports: "Adobe has just posted Photoshop CS4 and Bridge CS4 Help on the web. They still have some work to do and bugs to fix, but I thought you might like to take an early peek.
"You can read an overview of the new Photoshop CS4 features or an overview of what’s new in Bridge CS4. Or, if you want to skip straight to the good stuff in Photoshop, read about the new Adjustments panel, masking layers, and how to make local adjustments in Camera Raw."
The Photoshop CS4 Help system also lists all the Photoshop CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts. They're broken down into the following groups:
Keys for selecting tools
Keys for selecting tools in the Extract toolbox
Keys for selecting tools in the Liquify toolbox
Keys for working with Extract, Liquify, and Pattern Maker
Keys for using the Filter Gallery
Keys for using the Refine Edge dialog box
Keys for using the Black-and-White dialog box
Keys for using the Camera Raw dialog box
Keys for using the Curves dialog box
Keys for using Vanishing Point
Keys for working with blending modes
Keys for viewing images
Keys for selecting and moving objects
Keys for editing paths
Keys for painting objects
Keys for transforming selections, selection borders, and paths
Keys for selecting, editing, and navigating through text
Keys for formatting type
Keys for slicing and optimizing
Keys for using panels
Keys for using the Actions panel
Keys for using the Adjustments panel
Keys for using the Animation panel
Keys for using the Animation panel in Timeline Mode (Photoshop Extended)
Keys for using the Clone Source
Keys for using the Brushes panel
Keys for using the Channels panel
Keys for using the Color panel
Keys for using the History panel
Keys for using the Info panel
Keys for using the Layer Comps panel
Keys for using the Layers panel
Keys for using the Paths panel
Keys for using the Swatches panel
Keys for using Measurement (Photoshop Extended)
Keys for using 3D tools (Photoshop Extended)
Keys for working with DICOM files (Photoshop Extended)
This is a great way to get familiar with the new Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended programs. Luanne says that you can "download the PDF from the upper-right corner of any Help page on the web. The PDF is great for when you’re offline or want to print a version of Help."
Adobe Configurator - Photoshop CS4 Panel Configurator
Photoshop Product Manager John Nack has posted about Adobe Configurator. Read the full article on the new CS4 Adobe Configurator.
Wacom Pen Input Livens Adobe Creative Suite 4
Wacom has announced support for Adobe Creative Suite 4, providing significant workflow advantages and numerous ways for users working with a Wacom pen tablet or interactive pen display to naturally express their creative ideas and enhance productivity.
Adobe’s creative professional software applications work exceptionally well with Wacom’s natural pen input solutions. Whether retouching a photo in Adobe Photoshop CS4, completing a drawing in Adobe Illustrator CS4, constructing an interactive document with Adobe InDesign CS4, or creating a new animated character in Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, a Wacom pen offers the control and interactivity that professionals demand.
In addition to its obvious artistic capabilities, the Wacom pen offers ergonomic and navigational benefits to the CS4 user. For example, the pen provides an intuitive control for operating sliders when editing a sound segment in Adobe Soundbooth CS4. For Web designers who work in Dreamweaver CS4 and move between multiple applications such as Photoshop or Illustrator, the pen delivers precise control throughout all of the applications in Adobe’s Creative Suite 4. See the full the line of Wacom tablets at Amazon.com (offered at the best price). Also see Wacom tablet pens, tablet accessories, and the most popular tablets.
Adobe CS4 Student Editions Now Available - Photoshop CS4 Student Discount Prices
Adobe has launched the Student Editions of their best selling CS4 products. Adobe Student Editions are full versions of the latest CS4 software from Adobe, including Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium, Creative Suite 4 Design Standard, Creative Suite 4 Web Premium, and Photoshop CS4, priced at a huge discount for higher education students.
Adobe CS4 Student Discount Prices
• Photoshop CS4 Student Edition ($199)
• Web Premium CS4 Student Edition ($349)
• Design Standard CS4 Student Edition ($299)
• Design Premium CS4 Student Edition ($399)
Eligibility For Student Editions
Student Edition products are for purchase by higher education students only. A higher education student is defined as a full- or part-time student enrolled at a higher education institution defined as an accredited public or private university or college (including community, junior, or vocational college) that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study.
Photoshop CS4 And NVIDIA Graphics Cards - Photoshop CS4 Uses GPU Power For Better Performance Speed
NVIDIA has partnered with Adobe and to improve image rotation, zooming, panning, image display, and brush resizing features in Photoshop CS4. Here is a brief overview of the features:
Adobe Photoshop CS4 allows digital artists of all kinds to work in a more intuitive way by taking basic Photoshop tasks and accelerating them with the power of NVIDIA graphics. Enabling a whole new way of interacting with the canvas in real-time, this new version automatically detects the presence of a NVIDIA GeForce or NVIDIA Quadro GPU to turn on accelerated features for speedy, smooth operations. READ FULL STORY...
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Did You Know You Could Create An Entire Website In Photoshop?
SiteGrinder Photoshop Plugin - Create Websites Instantly
There often seems to be a strict division of labor within the world of web design and development. Creative professionals tend to stick to the Photoshop domain, while those well-versed in scripting are left to the task of implementing their work. Indeed, the two realms are quite different from each other, to which any of us even vaguely familiar with either can easily attest.
Essentially, Photoshop is a no-holds-barred design studio, offering the artist a seemingly endless array of creative options. On the other hand, HTML, CSS, Java and the like follow strict rules of engagement, requiring the developer to take any number of esoteric concerns into consideration in order to ensure that designs are properly displayed on the web.
Turn Photoshop Into A Complete Web Design Tool
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Photoshop CS4 Essential Skills - By Mark Galer And Philip Andrews
Brimming with beautiful pictures, Photoshop CS4 Essential Skills guides you through a project-based, progressive curriculum so that you can build all the essential skills to enhance photographs creatively and professionally with Photoshop CS4. If you are an aspiring professional or a student learning photography, digital imaging, or design graphics, you'll be amazed at the stunning results you can achieve. A DVD is included free.
The Essential Skills Photography Series from Focal Press uniquely offers a structured learning experience for photographers of all ages, with both the underlying theory and loads of invaluable 'how to' and real-life practice projects - all from the most talented photography practitioners/educators in the world.
Read 2 free sample chapters:
Skin Retouching Tips In Photoshop CS4
Transforming Smart Objects In Photoshop CS4
Find more Photoshop CS4 tutorials on our Photoshop CS4 Tutorials Page.
Read 2 free sample chapters from the Adobe Photoshop CS3 version:
Adjusting Exposure in Adobe Camera Raw CS3
Photoshop CS3 Tutorial High Dynamic Range
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