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The Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)by Scott Kelby
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This book (for Windows and Mac) breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s never been done before—it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it does something that virtually no other Elements book has ever done—it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why. If you’re looking for one of those “tell-me-everything-about-the-Unsharp-Maskfilter” books, this isn’t it. You can grab any other Elements book on the shelf, because they all do that. Instead, this book gives you the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting your photos like a pro. You’ll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are—once you know the secrets.
Although Elements 8 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop CS4 doesn’t offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop CS4 has that Elements 8 still doesn’t have (things like paths, Channel Mixer, etc.). But in this book, you’ll learn some slick workarounds, cheats, and some fairly ingenious ways to replicate many of those Photoshop features from right within Elements. Plus, since this book is designed for photographers, it doesn’t waste your time talking about how to frame a shot, setting your exposure, etc., and there’s no talk about which camera or printer to buy. It’s all Elements, step-by-step, cover-to-cover, in the only book of its kind!
This how-to book gives photographers the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting photos.
About the Author
Scott Kelby is Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and is technical chair of Photoshop World, the largest Photoshop gathering in the industry.
Matt Kloskowski is the Education and Curriculum Developer for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and (along with Scott Kelby and Dave Cross) co-host of Adobe Photoshop TV, the popular video podcast.
Table of Contents
Managing Photos Using the Organizer
Processing Your Images Using Camera Raw
Resizing and Cropping Your Images
Color Me Badd
Color Correction for Photographers
Digital Camera Image Problems
Take Me Away
Removing Unwanted Objects
Special Effects for Photographers
Sharp Dressed Man
Best in Show
How to Show Your Work
Fit to Print
Step-by-Step Printing and
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