The release of Adobe's all-purpose image editor makes Photoshop CS4 the ultimate digital darkroom. In Photoshop CS4 Getting Started, Deke McClelland introduces the new features in CS4 while emphasizing core concepts like adjusting brightness and contrast, burning and dodging, straightening, cropping,and resizing. He shares his techniques for retouching portraits, reducing noise, and sharpening detail. Other key Photoshop features, such as working with text layers, adding metadata, and web optimization, are also introduced. Exercise files accompany the course.