The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary

1st Edition

The A to Z desktop reference of Photoshop

Author:

  • Philip Andrews
  • Description

    Find solutions fast with this handy encyclopedic guide to Photoshop's multitude of terms and options. Conveniently organized in a clear A to Z format, this attractive, illustrated desktop reference covers every action you are likely to make as you manipulate photographs and digital images in Photoshop.

    Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned Photoshop user, there'll be tools and features you've forgotten, missed or never memorized, but that needn't slow down the creative process. As well as complete A-Z listings that answer all the questions you'll come up against, a step-by-step techniques section covers the everyday tasks you'll refer to again and again.

    This visual resource is the ideal companion to every Photoshop book on your shelf. Don't start working in Photoshop unless it's by your side!

    Key Features

    * Intuitive A to Z format and clear, concise definitions make this the ideal desk reference guide to Photoshop's multitude of tools, options and features.

    * Find the explanations, answers and practical advice you need to quickly get on with the task in hand - don't waste time looking anywhere else!

    * Fully updated for CS4, with source images from the book and supporting tutorials provided on the accompanying website: www.photoshop-a-z.com.

    Readership

    All 4-5 million Photoshop users worldwide [amateur photographers, hobbyists, students and professionals]. Introductory to advanced levels.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    336
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2009
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Focal Press
    Print ISBN:
    9780240521329
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080927121

    About the author

    Philip Andrews

    Philip Andrews is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador. He is an experienced photographer, author, magazine editor and online course creator. He was previously a lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia and Nescot, England. He is a beta tester for Photoshop, an alpha tester for Photoshop Elements and a Photoshop specialist demonstrator for Adobe Australia. Contributing numerous articles and videos to AdobeTV and the inspirational browser, Philip is a leading source in adobe information and instruction. Philip is also co-founder of photo-college.com an online photography training college. He's a regular contributor to several magazines including Shutterbug, Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography, he is senior contributing editor for Better Digital, columnist for What Digital Camera and Co-editor and publisher of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    A professional photographer with over 25 years of experience and proud Adobe Ambassador for the company’s digital imaging products.

    Reviews

    Praise for previous editions:

    "Philip's work here is true to the diligence and consistency I've come to expect from his writing; his descriptions and tutorials are delivered to you in an easy, approachable style rarely found in software instruction."
    Bryan O'Neil Hughes, Adobe Photoshop Product Manager

    "Each section is expressed clearly with simple but highly effective and user-friendly illustrations...These are definitely books you should have to hand while working at your computer."
    Amateur Photographer

    "If you ever wanted a quick reference guide to the mass of tools in Photoshop, then this is the answer...Keep it to hand as a quick and easy guide."
    Which Digital Camera

    "As the name suggests, this is a handy and easy to use reference for all things Photoshop. Designed in an index format, Bargh's informative book is well-illustrated and a valuable asset for all getting into digital imaging."
    Better Digital

    "The book makes an excellent visual reference guide and should prove very useful for the beginner through to the advanced user."
    Digital PhotoFX

    "The more we used this book, the better we liked it. This isn't the ultimate Photoshop book - and it isn't meant to be - but we can't think of any other that provides such quick and concise reference information."
    Digital Photographer Magazine