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Photoshop Elements 3: The Missing Manualby Barbara Brundage
Synopses & Reviews
The recent boom in digital camera sales has created a tremendous demand for simple yet powerful photo-editing software. This is because experienced users, as well as amateurs, are quickly outgrowing the program that was originally bundled with their cameras.
Fortunately, Photoshop Elements 3, the latest photo-editing software from Adobe, is filling this void. It allows users to achieve high-quality results without the overwhelming complexity of professional-level software. And it's also affordable. As a result, it is the best-selling photo-editing software on the market today. Yet, while Photoshop Elements 3.0 seems to have everything going in its favor, it is missing one very important element: a manual that explains all of its incredible capabilities.
To help consumers truly understand this software, there's now Photoshop Elements 3: The Missing Manual. This comprehensive guide from Barbarba Brundage offers page after page of valuable insight into this popular program, making it the only book readers will need on the topic.
Photoshop Elements 3: The Missing Manual does a whole lot more than just point out how to straighten photos, crop, and adjust the color and focus. It's a collection of wonderful tips and tricks, from how to make basic selections to advanced color correction strategies, and from classic darkroom techniques to stylized digital effects. Each feature is carefully explained in easy-to-understand language, so that everyone from professional shooters to hobbyists can benefit. Among other lessons, readers will learn how to:
The recent boom in the use of digital cameras has created demand for simple yet sophisticated photo-editing software, and Adobe has just updated its highly popular Photoshop Elements, an inexpensive and powerful program for both amateurs and experienced users. This objective and witty guide provides a list of photo-editing techniques more thorough than any other book on Elements, enabling a broad range of consumers to achieve inspiring results.
About the Author
Barbara Brundage has been the author of Photoshop Elements: The Missing Manual since Elements 3, is an Adobe Community Expert, and has been a member of Adobe's prerelease groups since Elements 3. She's been teaching people how to use Photoshop Elements since it first came out in 2001. Barbara, who lives in Jensen Beach, Florida, started using Elements to create graphics for use in her day job as a harpist, music publisher, and arranger. Along the way, she joined the large group of people finding a renewed interest in photography thanks to digital cameras. If she can learn to use Elements, you can, too!
Table of Contents
CopyrightThe Missing CreditsIntroductionPart I: Introductory ElementsChapter 1: Finding Your Way Around ElementsChapter 2: Importing and Managing Your PhotosChapter 3: Rotating, Resizing, and SavingChapter 4: The Quick FixPart II: Elemental ElementsChapter 5: Making SelectionsChapter 6: Layers: The Heart of ElementsPart III: RetouchingChapter 7: Basic Image RetouchingChapter 8: Elements for Digital PhotographersChapter 9: Retouching 102: Fine-Tuning Your ImagesChapter 10: Creating Panoramas and Transforming ImagesPart IV: Artistic ElementsChapter 11: Drawing with Brushes, Shapes, and Other ToolsChapter 12: Filters, Effects, Layer Styles, and GradientsChapter 13: Type in ElementsPart V: Sharing Your ImagesChapter 14: Printing Your PhotosChapter 15: Elements and the WebChapter 16: Web Photo Galleries and SlideshowsPart VI: Additional ElementsChapter 17: Beyond the BasicsPart 7: AppendixesAppendix A: The Organizer, Menu by MenuAppendix B: The Editor, Menu by MenuAppendix C: Installation and TroubleshootingColophon
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