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PHOTOSHOP CS4 TUTORIAL
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 is a popular image editing software that provides a work environment con-
sistent with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe ImageReady, and other products in the Adobe
Creative Suite. This tutorial is an introduction to using Adobe Photoshop. Here you will learn how to
get started, how to use the interface, and how to modify images with basic
Section 1: Getting Started
Section 2: Interface Layout
Section 3: Palettes
Section 4: Toolbox
Section 5: Selection Tools
Section 6: Alteration Tools
Section 7: Drawing and Selection Tools
Section 8: Assisting Tools
Section 9: Color Boxes and Modes
Section 10: Basic Image Editing
Section 11: Cropping
Section 12: Resizing
Section 13: Correcting
Section 14: Sharpening/Softening
Section 15: Saving
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Begin by opening Adobe Photoshop CS4.
On a PC, click Start > Programs > Adobe > Photoshop CS4, or click on the shortcut on the desktop.
On a Mac, click Macintosh HD > Applications > Adobe Photoshop CS4 > Photoshop CS4 shown
in Figure 1, or click the icon in the Dock.
Fig. 1. Navigation to Photoshop CS4 on a Mac
SETTING UP THE DOCUMENT
Setting up your document correctly from the start will make your job much easier as you work through
your project. This will require some advanced planning. For example, if your final output will be a bro-
chure, you may need to set up your document to be horizontal and double-sided.
To create a new document, click File > New. This will open the Document Setup dialog box (Fig. 2).
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Fig. 2. Document Setup dialog box
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