The ultimate comprehensive reference to Adobe now updated and revised to cover the CS4 release! As the industry-standard image-editing software for print and digital media, Photoshop has a phenomenally broad reach and, if you’re a user, then you’re anxious to get started with CS4! This authoritative guide to Photoshop CS4 shows you how to retouch, color correct, manipulate, and combine images. Sheds light on optimal ways to create cutting-edge special effects for digital or film-based images, and then use them on the Web or in print. More than 1,200 pages are packed with advice that demystifies even the most complex Photoshop tasks. Covers everything from image-editing basics to techniques for working with camera raw images. Also discusses the file browser, histogram palette, lens blur, customizable keyboard shortcuts, and more.