Many photographers, including the pros, feel overwhelmed by all the editing options Photoshop provides. "The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers" not only shows you which tools you'll need most often and how to use them, the book first walks you though an enjoyable and efficient workflow that makes it easy to process your images using new user-friendly features that come with Photoshop CS4-Adobe Bridge, Photo Downloader, and Photoshop Camera Raw.A perfect fit for your laptop bag, this guide is designed to help you process photos in the field. Professional photographer and bestselling author Derrick Story teaches you how to quickly and efficiently organize and edit your photos without compromising the originals.With this book, you will: import your images and apply metadata with Photo Downloader; rate your images and add keywords with Adobe Bridge; make basic (and reversible) edits with Photoshop Camera Raw, such as cropping, color adjustments, and noise reduction; use advanced Camera Raw tools for black and white conversion, spot removal, batch processing, and more; refine your images with Photoshop, using adjustment layers, clone stamping, and smart objects; and, apply professional Photoshop tips to manipulate tone and color, and to improve your portraits.
To use Photoshop effectively, it's not enough to know how to use the tools-you also have to know when to use them. "The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers" gives you a valuable road map that lets you arrive at great-looking photographs every time.
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Author Biography - Derrick Story
Derrick Story is the digital media evangelist for O'Reilly Media. His experience includes more than 20 years as a photojournalist, managing editor for O'Reilly Network, and a speaker for IDG, PMA, and Santa Fe Workshops. He is the author of "Digital Photography Hacks", "Digital Photography Pocket Guide", 3rd Ed., and his latest, "The Digital Photography Companion."