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Photoshop Elements 9: The Missing Manual


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Elements 9 offers much of Photoshop's power without the huge price tag. It's an ideal tool for most image-editing buffs — including scrapbookers, photographers, and aspiring graphic artists. But Elements still doesn't come with a decent manual. This bestselling book will help you get the most out of the program, from the basics to advanced tips for both Windows and Mac.
  • Quickly learn your way around. Customize Elements to suit your working style.
  • Get to work right away. Import, organize, and make quick image fixes with ease.
  • Retouch any image. Learn how to repair and restore your old and damaged photos.
  • Add some pizzazz. Give images more zip with dozens of filters, frames, and special effects.
  • Find your creative flair. Create scrapbooks, greeting cards, photo books, and more.
  • Use advanced techniques. Work with layers, blend modes, and other tools.
  • Try out your new skills. Download practice images and try new tricks as you learn.

About the Author

Barbara Brundage is the author of Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual, an Adobe Community Expert, and a member of Adobe's prerelease groups for Elements 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. She's been teaching people how to use Photoshop Elements since it first came out in 2001. Barbara first 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

The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; Why Photoshop Elements?; What You Can Do with Elements 9; What’s New in Elements 9; Elements vs. Photoshop; The Key to Learning Elements; About This Book; Part 1: Introduction to Elements; Chapter 1: Finding Your Way Around Elements; 1.1 Getting Started; 1.2 Organizing Your Photos; 1.3 Photoshop.com; 1.4 Editing Your Photos; 1.5 Getting Started in a Hurry; Chapter 2: Importing, Managing, and Saving Your Photos; 2.1 Importing from Cameras; 2.2 Opening Stored Images; 2.3 Scanning Photos; 2.4 Capturing Video Frames; 2.5 Creating a New File; 2.6 Using the Organizer; 2.7 Searching for Photos; 2.8 Saving Your Work; 2.9 Backing Up Your Files; Chapter 3: Rotating and Resizing Your Photos; 3.1 Straightening Scanned Photos; 3.2 Rotating Images; 3.3 Straightening the Contents of an Image; 3.4 Cropping Pictures; 3.5 Zooming and Repositioning Your View; 3.6 Changing the Size of an Image; 3.7 Resizing Images for Email and the Web; Part 2: Elemental Elements; Chapter 4: The Quick Fix; 4.1 The Quick Fix Window; 4.2 Editing Your Photos; 4.3 Adjusting Skin Tones; Chapter 5: Making Selections; 5.1 Selecting Everything; 5.2 Selecting Rectangular and Elliptical Areas; 5.3 Selecting Irregularly Sized Areas; 5.4 Selecting with a Brush; 5.5 Removing Objects from an Image’s Background; 5.6 Changing and Moving Selections; Chapter 6: Layers: The Heart of Elements; 6.1 Understanding Layers; 6.2 Creating Layers; 6.3 Managing Layers; 6.4 Adjustment and Fill Layers; 6.5 Moving Objects Between Images; Part 3: Retouching; Chapter 7: Basic Image Retouching; 7.1 Fixing Exposure Problems; 7.2 Controlling the Colors You See; 7.3 Using Levels; 7.4 Removing Unwanted Color; 7.5 Choosing Colors; 7.6 Sharpening Images; Chapter 8: Elements for Digital Photographers; 8.1 The Raw Converter; 8.2 Blending Exposures; 8.3 Photo Filter; 8.4 Processing Multiple Files; Chapter 9: Retouching: Fine-Tuning Your Images; 9.1 Fixing Blemishes; 9.2 Applying Patterns; 9.3 Recomposing Photos; 9.4 Color Curves: Enhancing Tone and Contrast; 9.5 Making Colors More Vibrant; 9.6 Changing an Object’s Color; 9.7 Special Effects; Chapter 10: Removing and Adding Color; 10.1 Method One: Making Color Photos Black and White; 10.2 Method Two: Removing Color from a Photo; 10.3 Creating Spot Color; 10.4 Colorizing Black-and-White Photos; Chapter 11: Photomerge: Creating Panoramas, Group Shots, and More; 11.1 Creating Panoramas; 11.2 Merging Different Faces; 11.3 Arranging a Group Shot; 11.4 Tidying Up with Scene Cleaner; 11.5 Merging Styles; 11.6 Correcting Lens Distortion; 11.7 Transforming Images; Part 4: Artistic Elements; Chapter 12: Drawing with Brushes, Shapes, and Other Tools; 12.1 Picking and Using a Basic Brush; 12.2 The Specialty Brushes; 12.3 The Impressionist Brush; 12.4 The Pencil Tool; 12.5 The Paint Bucket; 12.6 Dodging and Burning; 12.7 Blending and Smudging; 12.8 The Eraser Tool; 12.9 Drawing with Shapes; 12.10 The Cookie Cutter Tool; Chapter 13: Filters, Effects, Layer Styles, and Gradients; 13.1 Using Filters; 13.2 Adding Effects; 13.3 Adding Layer Styles; 13.4 Applying Gradients; 13.5 Gradient Maps; Chapter 14: Text in Elements; 14.1 Adding Text to an Image; 14.2 Warping Text; 14.3 Adding Special Effects; 14.4 Type Masks: Setting an Image in Text; Part 5: Sharing Your Images; Chapter 15: Creating Projects; 15.1 Photo Collages; 15.2 Photo Books; 15.3 Greeting Cards; 15.4 Photo Calendars; 15.5 CD/DVD Jackets; 15.6 CD/DVD Labels; 15.7 Photo Stamps; 15.8 Working with the Content and Favorites Panels; Chapter 16: Printing Your Photos; 16.1 Getting Ready to Print; 16.2 Ordering Prints; 16.3 Printing at Home; 16.4 Printing Multiple Photos (Windows); 16.5 Printing Multiple Images (Mac); Chapter 17: Email and the Web; 17.1 Image Formats and the Web; 17.2 Saving Images for the Web or Email; 17.3 Creating Animated GIFs; 17.4 Emailing Photos; Chapter 18: Online Albums and Slideshows; 18.1 Online Albums; 18.2 Slideshows; 18.3 Flipbooks (Windows only); 18.4 Sharing Photos with Yahoo Maps (Windows only); 18.5 A Few More Ways to Share; Part 6: Additional Elements; Chapter 19: Beyond the Basics; 19.1 Graphics Tablets; 19.2 Free Stuff from the Internet; 19.3 When You Really Need Photoshop; 19.4 Beyond This Book; Part 7: Appendix; Installation and Troubleshooting; Installing Elements in Windows; Installing Elements on a Mac; Activation; Scratch Disks; Troubleeeeeeshooting; Colophon;

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The Missing Manual
O'Reilly Media
Brundage, Barbara
Digital Media - Photography
Computers-Reference - General
Desktop Publishing-Photoshop
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