Photoshop CS4 One-on-One Errata Update: Missing Files

Hey all. We found out this week that there is a flaw on the DVD that contains the practice files for Photoshop CS4 One-on-One. (Thanks for letting us know, leachr and RobertJ!) On page 23 of the book, step 2, you are instructed to open the Balloon Thief folder.

Unfortunately, the folder's contents did not reproduce correctly on the DVD. (How's that for passive, non-accusatory language that doesn't place any blame?) Please download the zipped file you'll find here and use it to replace the existing subfolder in the Lesson 1 folder you got from the DVD. Your pilfered files will be restored, unlike poor Sammy's balloon.

By the way, a complete list of errata (that's error, versus erotic) is always available on the O'Reilly catalog page for any book (this one should show up there in a day or two). And if you find an error that's not listed, you can add it to the list there and receive our gratitude and apologies at the same time.

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best workflow cs4 .csf

Please can you tell me where I can get this file to download. I have tried to download the zip from the link you have above, but no luck.

I have had to reinstall my cs4 and now I desperately need "best workflow cs4"
Thanking you in advance for your assistance.


Interesting pixels

When you discuss pixels as colored squares and how you don't necessarily need more when you print a large image, you might refer to the Wikipedia entry on Chuck Close, particularly this image:

Cheers, and thanks for the keys.


Lesson 6

Page 183. Step 8. Unfortunately, "Fade" is greyed out under the Edit menu, and the shortcut s unresponsive as well. The "Fade Variations" command on page 73 worked fine. Has anyone else had this problem?


Yes there are quite a few important missing exe files from the CD , and that seems like a foolish error I mean we payed a lot for this piece of software and we bought it already broken.

Are you talking about my CD

Or Photoshop's?

Just want to make sure we're okay.

Preface Page xviii, Instruction 7

Today is my first day, and I'm just starting out, going through the book step by step. When I double-click on the Windows .kys file, instead of Ps CS4 springing to the foreground (it was running in the background from the previous steps), I get a dialogue box that says my system (Windows Vista) can't open the file and to select a program that will open it. The only Adobe programs that come up on my list of available (associable) programs are Acrobat and Dreamweaver. A search of the Internet for .kys fixes brings up some iffy sites I don't trust. Is there a reliable way I can navigate to the right place in my system (that is, to the Ps CS4 launch file--what is it named, and where is it located?) to do the proper file association for a .kys file (which is somehow not included in the extensive list that Vista shows me under "Start > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a specific program") and to then include the .kys extension in the directory of possibles? Or can I just rename the file in such a way that Ps CS4 will launch when I double-click on it per the instruction? If so, what file extension is recommended? Thanks. Eager to get going. Great book. Love the way the instructions are given, by overview instruction, purpose, details, and every eventuality that could stump a newbie.

cs4 1-on-1 Rotate View

When I get to page 161, click on the Rotate View Tool and try to use it I am told that it "only works with OpenGL enabled document windows. What's up?

Unless you disabled Open GL by accident...

...which is turned on by default, it’s likely due to your video card not supporting OpenGL. Meaning, you can't take advantage of some features built into CS4 (things like flick-panning, smooth & continuous zoom, hand-tool-super-ninja-fast-zoom-out and rotate view tool to name a few). Go to preferences/performance dialog box and make sure "Enable OpenGL Drawing" checkbox is checked (right under "GPU Settings"). If it's dimmed, your video card doesn't support it. Lest I'm mistaken (Deke?). -iVan __________________________________________________ Happy, happy, joy, joy!

Problem with openGL responding

Hi All!
My compliments to Deke.
I started learning Photoshop CS5 but I have problem with openGL.
I have an Acer laptop and it has Mobile Intel 965 express chipset family graphic card (to be more exact: Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator x3100; Windows 7; 32bit; RAM 2.5MB;) I am deeply aware about performance of my graphic card and my computer configuration but I also know that openGL and 3D are supported i.e. everything works slower and doesn't look so great but it works.
I instaled GPU Caps Viewer and it shows that my graphic card supports openGL version 2.0 but when I use Photoshop some tools which require openGL support don't work (for ex: Rotate View Toll etc.)
I also checked my graphic driver and it's the latest version. However I downloaded it again and installed but the problem still exists.
I also uninstalled Photoshop and installed it again but the problem still exist .
Photoshop doesn't see my graphic card but if I go to Help-> Sistem Info I get following information about openGL:
OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.
OpenGL Drawing Mode: Basic
OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: False.
OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: False.
OpenGL Crash File: Not Detected.
OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.
Does it maybe mean that Photoshop CS5 doesn't support openGL 2.0 version?
Would someone be so kind as to help me with this one?


The Adobe site states that for Windows XP systems Photoshop does NOT enable OpenGL by default even if the video card and drivers support it. You need to go to the EDIT -> PREFERENCES -> PERFORMANCE dialog, click to select the "Enable OpenGL Drawing" option, then click OK, close Photoshop, and reopen it. Even so I'm not finding any guidance on what options are most appropriate for the "Advanced Settings" features...anyone? If Deke mentions anywhere in the book the need to verify that OpenGL may need to be enabled in Photoshop I didn't see it.

That may very well be the case

I assumed the XP would behave the same way my Vista did. I had a trial version of CS4 running on my XP when it first came out, but that video card didn’t offer OpenGL support so there was no way for me to test that. Thank you for updating me on that. As for the advanced settings; I just accepted the default values. But I would like to hear what the experts have to say on this. -iVan Happy, happy, joy, joy! __________________________________________________

Nice work, fly

You're getting good at this!

It' all in a day's work for flyboy

It's a bird; it's a plane... -iVan P.S. "Will work for pixels"

You were right!

Enable GL was not checked even though my video card supports it. Rotate View now works. Thanks much bayardks

An addendum

After getting things working as you outlined, I upgraded my NVidia driver from version 181.22 to the current 182.5. Rotate view no longer worked. I went to preferences/performance and was greeted with a message that says GPU features do not work on the Standard version of PS4. (I had installed update 11.0.1). So I rolled back the video driver and rotate view works once again. My video card is Nvidia GT 8800 with 512. Windows XP 32 bit. BTW, I found the lengthly article about rotate view on the Adobe web site. I couldn't see that it mentioned this latest problem. bayardks

I got the same card

Only, it's Vista 64 so it's a different driver. However, I'm one of those folks that never updates their driver, lest there's a burning need for that. Or at least well singed. I always stick with the good ol' "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Or "hit it with a hammer" - I never learned which one is the right answer. Explains the pile of hardware outside the house and an empty bank account. At least I'm broke, so no need to get hammered... Again. Is there a reason for updating your driver? -iVan __________________________________________________ Happy, happy, joy, joy!

Page 378 item 9 ? White stroke?

I just get two black outlines, they duplicate OK but disappear when we get to step 16. Any ideas ? NewtonM

Book vs info

Hi Deke, I am a Premium member at, mainly for PS, and l have learned tons from your CS2 and CS3 Masking videos. Your book just arrived, and looking quickly, flipping the pages, I note that the images are familiar from my travels at (deja vu). Could you please answer these questions: 1) Is there any video and photo content with the book NOT at, even though the Lynda titles are CS2 and CS3 masking? I ask since the book title is CS4. If identical videos and images are at Lynda, then I don't need to put them on my compter; as I have a very fast internet connection. 2) Since it's easier to access the video (and images) online, could you furnish us with the Title, Chapter #, and movie name at corresponding to the book; so that we can find it easily online as we read the book? Thanks, and keep up the great work, Sonny

Much is different, much is similar

All of the video content is unique to the book. Although it was produced by, it is not part of the Online Training Library. The sample files are often the same or similar. But they so differently organized, I would recommend you go ahead and copy all. Writing a book uses a different part of your brain (which scientists call The Book-Writing Lobe), so I altered my approach to a few projects. And I think there is much to be learned. But the idea was to keep the books and videos in line with each other.

Best Workflow CS4

Well Deke, I did it again. I just submitted mail to you two minutes ago, in which I referred to a l4 Dec mail titled Best Workflow. I forgot I sent two different mails to you on the l4th of Dec. The correct title for the unsolved problem is "Adobe Photoshop CS4 one-on-one. Sorry! Billie

Move the Preview panel

Hello Deke, I apologize, for bothering you soooo often. But this time (and every time) I'm really in trouble!! PsCS4 10n1, lesson 1, page 11. Instruction #4. I moved the preview panel, Metadata, and Keywords, as instructed. I'm at present (and for the last 3 hours) at Instruction #5. I can't find the Preview Tab, and the Collections Tab and Metadata Tabs are both blank. Not any info there. In trying to find the answer for myself, I consulted "Bridge Help", which directed me to the VIEW window and to click on >show hidden files. Which I faithfully performed, and now I have three sheets of paper, along with my thumbnails, in the "content" window of Bridge. At the bottom of each paper is written (in order) Bridge Cache, Bridge CacheT, and .DS-Store. These may well be simple copies of something my computer has in it's stomach...and canceling them may be the right thing to do. But, before "jumping out of the frying pan into the fire", I thought it might be prudent to ask! Especially, since I'm still without Preview and have Blank Collections and Metadata Tabs. Only You, can ease the pain!! Thank you. Billie

In the Bridge

Click the Window menu at the top of the screen. Look down the list. Does the command Preview Panel have a check in front of it? --If so, it's on screen somewhere. --If not, choose it and it will appear. You have to have an image selected to see anything in the Metadata or Preview panels. You're not ready for Collections yet. "At the bottom of each paper is written (in order) Bridge Cache, Bridge CacheT, and .DS-Store." Paper? Those are "invisible" files that are created by the Bridge and the Macintosh operating system. Nothing harmful -- just ignore them.

Preview panel in the Bridge

Thank you very much Deke. That problem seems to be OK now. However, I still have been unable to activate the "Best Workflow" in Color Settings. I e-mailed this subject to you on the l4th of Dec. I got as far as getting the icon in settings folder, but when I try to activate it, the same Ps pop-up informs me that Photoshop does not recognize this type of file. I also found a "best workflow" icon in the settings folder from the CS2 installation. Next to the icon is the following message, "Unsynchronized; Your Creative Suite applications are not synchronized for consistent color. I cannot even get that far with CS4. Please forgive me, for bothering you so close to the holidays.....and thank you for your patience. Billie


Hi Petra, I haven't visited this website lately and only saw your message today. Yes, Japan is very beautiful. However, I have found that every where IS beautiful! It's a matter of "right" perspective.....often hard to come by. I came here 58 years ago, for just one year. I never dreamed I would not be returning to my home, except for visits to see my family. One of the "mysteries" of life, I guess. Thank's a lot for your help and interest...I'm glad. Billie

The Hurdle Of Keyboard Shortcuts In Spotlight

Hello Petra, thanks a million for "jumping in", everything has been solved perfectly!! How magnificent of you to take the time to help "desperate me" in Japan. Can't begin to express the joy, that came across the wires. billie


I'd love to live in Japan for awhile. I hope you are taking lots of photos as the light is wonderful from what I can gather - very soft. And that whole Orient thing is gorgeous. And as for the wires - we are lucky indeed. And they beckon us, like Maneki Neko. :-)

Best Workflow CS4

Dear Deke, if I may address you in such a manner. I have truly come to the conclusion, that I can never arrive at the goal I aspire to (in Photoshop), without you! I finally remembered in your 1on1 in CS2 we were walked through the "edit color settings" on your video lessons, as well as Photoshop preferences. So now, i am almost ready to start lesson one....if I can get over the hurdle of keyboard shortcuts in Spotlight. I'm not doing something right in Leopard, which is new to me. I'm a beginner, as far as the computer is concerned, and had just barely gotten to the "crawl...stand up, and fall stage in Tiger, then had to buy a new computer to increase processor speed. Maybe I really didn't need to, but since I don't know anything about computers, I buy anything, almost. If I were home, I doubt I would have this much trouble learning this machine. But, I live in the country, and almost no one speaks English and if I do find somebody, they aren't using computers,,,,and if they's not Apple! So forgive me for my ignorance! I'm very excited about your lessons. Thank you so much! You're a Godsend...billie

The hurdle of keyboard shortcuts in spotlight

Hi, Billie. :-) Hope you don't mind me jumping in, but I watched a vid by Deke on this very thing last night while marching my way through the Actions and Automations series at, and Deke devoted a whole lesson to "Remapping Mac Shortcuts". It's in the free trial area, so you should be able to watch it whether you are a subscriber or not. (Though, by the sound of your situation, you'd benefit by becoming a subscriber - you'll not regret it). Anyway, here is the link to the video: Best of luck!

Adobe Photoshop CS4 one-on-one

Thank you Mr. McClelland, for your speedy reply. I have already tried that, Home/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color/Settings, a zillion times yesterday, and half the night.....earlier this morning, and again just now. I still get the Ps pop-up telling me."Could not complete your request, because photoshop does not recognize this type of file". Your book says "Copy the color settings to your hard drive". I cannot perform this. I click Best Workflow CS4.csf. Then I, Press Action Button.....from the pop-up menu...I can choose...Open, Open with, or Copy Best Workflow CS4.csf. No matter what, or which, A Ps pop-up ALWAYS says "COULD NOT complete your request...can't drag it, can't click it... Isn't that funny? My mother always said, "If at first you don't succeed....keep on succin' till you do succeed! But now? My Ps CS4 is an upgrade to a CS2 Education version. I carefully checked with Adobe here, and in the USA, and was assured that there is no problem between regular versions and Education versions. However, even though I have activated and can use CS4....I can still activate CS2 seperately. I have not tried using CS2, but Is this normal? There is an AWFUL LOT i don't know about....computers! Billie

Try this:

It sounds like you're trying to open the file from the Finder, which won't work. After copying the file to Home/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color/Settings (you did that, yes?)
  • Launch Photoshop.
  • Choose Edit > Color Settings.
  • Select Best Workflow CS4 for the Settings pop-up menu.
  • Click OK.
  • That's it.