Synopses & Reviews
Unleash the hidden potential for professional image editing in Adobe® Photoshop® Elements with this project-based, real-world guide.
Using step-by-step instructions and accompanying movie tutorials, Mark Galer leads you through the less well-known and most powerful post-production editing techniques Adobe® Photoshop® Elements has to offer. Cunning tricks and clever workarounds help you to create professional images without features from the full Adobe® Photoshop® package that you need but don’t want to pay for – perform tasks you didn’t think were possible in Adobe® Photoshop® Elements!
Whether you’re an imaging professional or a photography enthusiast, this book will help you get the maximum performance from your software. Learn how to:
* Create striking effects with no commercial lighting or studio equipment
* Extend the dynamic range of your digital camera by merging multiple exposures
* Optimize, enhance and montage images with stunning results
The accompanying DVD provides extensive support with movie tutorials for all projects, high resolution images, multilayered files of completed projects, a stock library and a keyboard shortcut guide.
Mark Galer is a freelance photographer, accomplished lecturer and best-selling author of number books on photography. He is an official Adobe Ambassador for Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.
* Save money by unleashing the hidden potential of Elements for professional image editing rather than upgrading to the full Photoshop software
* Practical, step-by-step projects show you how to solve real-world problems and create stunning
images using clever workarounds and powerful, little-known techniques
* Free DVD includes more than 5 hours of tutorials, image files, a stock library and keyboard shortcut guide – worth the cover price alone!
"Using crafty work-arounds to achieve remarkable results, Mark Galer pushes Elements' capabilities to new levels." Christy Brandt, Director of Engineering, Photoshop Elements, Adobe Systems, Inc.
"Elements 5.0 Maximum Performance has great techniques to get the most out of Elements. If you are a digital photographer using Elements for your image editing, this book is a great addition to your library." Richard Coencas, Photoshop Elements Quality Engineer, Adobe Systems, Inc.
"Well written, well illustrated, with a good knack for explaining complex issues in a non-threatening and comprehensible manner." Steve Caplin, digital artist and author of "How to Cheat in Photoshop".
"Truly Maximum Performance! This book has propelled my knowledge of Photoshop Elements to a very high competent professional level. I cannot express my absolute delight with my new skills."
Richard McWhorter, author, USA
"A great book to learn with...Stuffed with expert performance tips" Tim Daly, photographer, UK
A Great Book and DVD Combination!
"I have learned more from watching (and rewatching) the videos than I did at a $400 two-day Photoshop Workshop" V. Hutson, USA
Photoshop Elements is the cut-down, low-price version of Adobe's powerful Photoshop software, attracting more than 100 million users worldwide and outselling the full version of Photoshop 30: 1. In this unique book and DVD package, Mark Galer shows readers how to unleash the hidden potential of the budget Elements software for professional-quality image editing without the need to upgrade to the full version of Photoshop. Using real-world projects presented in step-by-step tutorials, this guide to Elements' less-known and most powerful post-production editing techniques allows imaging professionals and photographers to circumnavigate the missing features and create stunning results. Each project is supported by movie tutorials and high resolution images, available on the DVD that accompanies the book.
In this unique book-and-DVD package, Galer shows readers how to unleash the hidden potential of the budget Elements software for professional-quality image editing without the need to upgrade to the full version of Photoshop. Each project is supported by movie tutorials and high resolution images available on the DVD.
Real world project approach to achieving professional image editing effects with a cut-price program
About the Author
Mark Galer is the Program Director and Senior lecturer at RMIT University in the School of Media and Communication, Australia. He is also co-writer of their popular online photography courses. He has lectured in photography in the UK and Australia and has worked commercially as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial assignments. He has written numerous top-selling photography books, including Photography Foundations for Art & Design, the Popular Photoshop Elements; Maximum Performance and Photoshop; Essential Skills series. He is an Official Adobe Ambassador for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
Program Director and Senior lecturer at the RMIT University, Australia; Official Adobe Ambassador for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements
Table of Contents
Part 1: Optimize Projects
1: Crop and Correct; 2: Levels; 3: Camera RAW; 4: Target Tones; 5: Contrast; 6: Hue and Saturation; 7: Sharpening; 8: Printing; Part 2: Enhance Projects
1: Depth of Field; 2: Shafts of Light; 3: Black and White; 4: Toning; 5: Character Portrait; 6: Glamour Portrait; 7: Motion Blur; 8: Low Key; 9: Channels; Part 3: Montage Projects
1: Creative Montage; 2: Replacing a Sky; 3: High Dynamic Range; 4: Creative Type; 5: Displacement; 6: Preserving Shadows; 7: Panoramas; 8: Hair Transplant; Jargon Buster; Keyboard Shortcuts; DVD
Movie tutorials; High resolution images; Camera RAW and 16 Bits/Channel files; Adobe presets; Maximum Performance Action files.