Wednesday, October 1, 2008

We review Photoshop CS4 For Dummies


By Joe Dolittle

In this all-new book review, we put Photoshop CS4 For Dummies by Peter Bauer to the test.

Photoshop CS4 For Dummies

This latest version of Photoshop has a few new tricks up its sleeve and Adobe Photoshop CS4 For Dummies will teach you how to use them. From the basics like getting your images into and out of Photoshop to enhancing, cropping, and color correction, its all here!

You'll get all of the basics of digital images and master the importing and exporting of images. You'll find out how to create easy enhancements like adding shadows and highlights and making color natural, in addition to learning how to use the Adobe camera raw plug-in. Before you know it, youll be making beautiful art with Photoshop by combining images, precision edges, dressing up images, painting in Photoshop, and using filters. You can even streamline your work in Photoshop using advanced techniques.

Connected Photographer's evaluation

What can we say? It's a Dummies book. So you know what to expect. The thing is, Photoshop CS4 is pretty different from every version of Photoshop you've used before, so even if you're a Photoshop guru, this time you might need the Dummies book. We sure did!

Photoshop CS4 For Dummies by Peter Bauer, published by For Dummies, is 416 pages and has a retail price of $29.99. We give Photoshop CS4 For Dummies a rating of 4 out of 5.