What's improved in Photoshop CS4 according to Deke? The new Adjustments and Masks palettes are interesting. But the reasons to buy are the target adjustment tool, content-aware scaling, OpenGL navigation, and vastly improved dodging and burning.
Explains Deke: "Come October 15, when CS4 actually ships, we'll have books and videos ready and waiting. I just finished the last chapter of my "Photoshop CS4 One-on-One" book-with-video title last night, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I managed to cover all the new stuff and add several brand-new exercises without adding a single page. Plus I doubled the amount of video content. There's more than 4 hours now! The best training system for Photoshop is now that much better."
Here's the list of upcoming titles:
October CS4 Titles
Adobe Photoshop CS4 One-on-One by Deke McClelland
Pioneering computer graphics author Deke McClelland updates his bestselling tutorial.
The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers by Derrick Story
Photoshop books are hugely successful, but none of those aimed at digital photographers are concentrated or portable enough to take on the road. This one is.
November CS4 Titles
Adobe InDesign CS4 One-on-One by Deke McClelland
With Deke McClelland's popular teaching method, students learn to "read, watch, and do" to master Adobe InDesign.
Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland
Adobe's Dreamweaver covers a rich environment for building professional websites with drag-and-drop simplicity.
Flash CS4: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover
The step-by-step tutorials in this book teach readers how to bring gorgeous animations to life onscreen.
Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks One-on-One by Deke McClelland & Tim Grey
The book guides readers step-by-step through key aspects of using channels and masks in Photoshop (a must for any Photoshop power user), backed by contextual video on DVD.
December CS4 Title
Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider King, foreword by David Pogue
Written with humor, authority, and advice, this Missing Manual teaches readers of all levels how to use the most popular--and confounding--photo editing and graphics program.
March 2009 CS4 Title
Adobe Illustrator CS4 One-on-One by Deke McClelland
Adobe Illustrator CS4 is the most popular and viable vector-drawing program for a simple reason: It's the best. And once they read about a particular technique, they can see how it's done first-hand in the video. Another great CS4 title!