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Making photos look great is a snap with Photoshop Elements, and this book makes it easy!
These days, we're practically never without a camera at hand — even if it's just a cellphone. Whatever you shoot with, Photoshop Elements can help you make your shots look their best. This handy guide shows you how to use Photoshop Elements to organize and manage your images, fix common problems, tweak color, share photos on Facebook, and more.
The big picture — explore the basics of Photoshop Elements, from launching a workspace to uploading, importing, and organizing your images
Bring out the best — crop photos for better composition, correct an over- or underexposed picture, make unwanted objects disappear, straighten crooked images, or remove red-eye
Display your artistic license — express your vision by creating composite images using layers and masking, add special effects, experiment with type, or play with the drawing and painting tools
Spread the beauty — create professional-looking prints, photo albums, slide shows, calendars, cards, CD/DVD labels, and more
Perfect pictures — discover common composing principles so you can frame and capture even better photos from the start
Open the book and find:
How to bring images into Elements from different sources
Instructions for both Windows and Mac users
Steps for adjusting shadows and highlights
How to correct color, contrast, and clarity
Tips for making and modifying selections
Creative and practical projects anyone can do
Secrets for quickly sharing photos on your favorite social networks
How to upload and save images to Photoshop.com
Identify and fix the most common digital photo problems
Edit and crop images, enhance color, and sharpen photos
Create the best looking photos for sharing on Facebook®
IN FULL COLOR!
- What the book covers: the key features of Photoshop Elements including getting to know the work area, getting images on your computer, viewing and finding your images, organizing and managing your photos, cropping and straightening images, making and modifying selections, working with layers, simple image makeovers, correcting contrast, color, and clarity, playing with filters, effects, and styles, drawing and painting, working with type, getting pictures ready for printing, making a DVD slide show, creating and sharing an online photo album, composing better photos, and more.
- Updated coverage of the new version: This new edition will have approximately 15-20% new content, covering the new features and enhancements made in the latest version of Photoshop Elements.
- Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for twenty years.
Perfect your photos and images with this "focused" guide to Photoshop Elements 10
For most of us, the professional-level Photoshop is overkill for our needs. Amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts turn to Photoshop Elements for a powerful but simpler way to edit and retouch their snapshots. Photoshop Elements 10 For Dummies helps you navigate Elements to create, edit, fix, share, and organize the high-quality images you desire. Full color pages bring the techniques to life and make taking great photos fun and easy.
- Introduces you to the work area
- Shows you how to upload images to your computer
- Reviews ways to view, find, organize, and manage your photos
- Details how to modify your photos to your specifications
- Distills working with layers, contrast, color, clarity, filter, effects, styles, and type
- Explains how to print your creations, create a slide show, and optimize images for the web
Written by veteran digital imaging and print authors Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, this handy reference is a highly readable and enjoyable way to learn this powerful image editing application.
About the Author
is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California. She is currently a faculty member in the School of Design at Brooks Institute.
Ted Padova is an internationally recognized authority on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Organized 7
Chapter 1: Getting Your Images 9
Chapter 2: Viewing and Finding Your Images 25
Chapter 3: Organizing and Managing Your Photos 51
Part II: Using the Editors 65
Chapter 4: Working with Resolutions, Color Modes, and File Formats 67
Chapter 5: Getting Ready to Edit 93
Chapter 6: Getting to Know the Editing Work Areas 111
Part III: Selecting and Correcting 139
Chapter 7: Making and Modifying Selections 141
Chapter 8: Working with Layers 175
Chapter 9: Simple Image Makeovers 197
Chapter 10: Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity 227
Part IV: Exploring Your Inner Artist 257
Chapter 11: Playing with Filters, Effects, Styles, and More 259
Chapter 12: Drawing and Painting 291
Chapter 13: Working with Type 317
Part V: Printing, Creating, and Sharing 337
Chapter 14: Getting It on Paper 339
Chapter 15: Sharing Your Work 355
Chapter 16: Making Creations 367
Part VI: The Part of Tens 377
Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Composing Better Photos 379
Chapter 18: Ten More Project Ideas 387