Introduction. Part I: Breezing through Basic Training. Chapter 1: Welcome to Photoshop! Chapter 2: Knowing Just Enough about Digital Images. Chapter 3: Taking the Chef?s Tour of Your Photoshop Kitchen. Chapter 4: Getting Images into and out of Photoshop. Part II: Easy Enhancements for Digital Images. Chapter 5: Adding Dark Shadows and Sparkling Highlights. Chapter 6: Making Color Look Natural. Chapter 7: The Adobe Camera Raw Plug-In. Chapter 8: Fine-Tuning Your Fixes. Chapter 9: Common Problems and Their Cures. Part III: Creating ?Art? in Photoshop. Chapter 10: Combining Images. Chapter 11: Precision Edges with Vector Paths. Chapter 12: Dressing Up Images with Layer Styles. Chapter 13: Giving Your Images a Text Message. Chapter 14: Painting in Photoshop. Chapter 15: Filters: The Fun Side of Photoshop. Part IV: Power Photoshop. Chapter 16: Streamlining Your Work in Photoshop. Chapter 17: Introducing Photoshop CS4 Extended. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Pete?s Top Ten Favorite Photoshop Tips and Tricks. Chapter 19: Ten Reasons to Love Your Wacom Tablet. Chapter 20: Ten Reasons to Own a Digital Camera. Index.
Peter Bauer is an award-winning photographer and contributing writer for Photoshop User and Layers magazines. He is best known as the Help Desk Director for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), but he has also authored or coauthored a dozen books on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, computer graphics, and photography.
"This is a book once read you will return to when Photoshop will just not do what you tell it to do" (GadgetSpeak.com, March 8th 2009)