Synopses & Reviews
Bring out the best in your photos with Photoshop Elements. This book makes it easy!
Photoshop Elements puts powerful yet simple-to-use tools in the hands of every shutterbug. This handy guide shows you how to make the most of Photoshop Elements to organize your images, fix common problems, control color, add text, create slide shows, and much more.
- Elements-ary, my dear Watson get familiar with the tools, menus, and options, import your images, and explore the Organizer
- Under the hood understand resolutions, color modes, and file formats, and add tags and albums so you can find your photos fast
- The beauty within tweak entire photos or the teeniest detail, remove red-eye, crop photos for better composition, correct contrast and color, and fix flaws
- Express your vision turn a photo image into a drawing or apply many other effects, experiment with type, or play with the drawing and painting tools
- Share the moment create professional looking prints, share your creations over the web and social networks, or view them on your TV
Open the book and find:
- How to import and organize your images
- Instructions for both Windows and Mac users
- How to wave the Magic Wand and toss the Lasso
- Techniques for correcting color, contrast, and clarity
- Tips for composing and cropping photos
- 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 Showcase
- Fix the most common digital photo problems
- Edit and crop images, enhance color, and sharpen photos
- Share your photos with family and friends on Facebook® and Flickr®
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, working with resolutions, color modes, and file formats, 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, sharing photos on Facebook and Flickr, composing better photos, and more.
- Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than twenty years.
Better photos are a breeze with the latest version of Photoshop Elements and Dummies
Amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts turn to Photoshop Elements for a powerful but simpler way to edit and retouch their snapshots. Photoshop Elements 11 For Dummies is the perfect guide for helping every shutterbug add a touch of creativity to their images. Learn how to find your way around the Elements interface and its new features; create, edit, fix, and organize your photos; add type and interesting effects to your images; and share them with the world. Full color pages bring the techniques to life and make taking great photos fun and easy.
- Introduces you to the tools, menus, options, and work area
- Shows you how to import and upload images
- 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
Whatever you want your images to be, the sky's the limit with Photoshop Elements 11 For Dummies close at hand.
About the Author
Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California. She is currently a faculty member in the School of Graphic Design at Brooks Institute. Ted Padova is an internationally recognized authority on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging.
Table of Contents
Part I: Organizing and Editing Images 7
Chapter 1: Getting Your Images 9
Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Editing Work Areas 29
Chapter 3: Getting Ready to Edit 59
Chapter 4: Working with Resolutions, Color Modes, and File Formats 71
Part II: Managing Media 97
Chapter 5: Tagging Photos and Creating Albums 99
Chapter 6: Viewing and Finding Your Images 117
Part III: Selecting and Correcting Photos 141
Chapter 7: Making and Modifying Selections 143
Chapter 8: Working with Layers 175
Chapter 9: Simple Image Makeovers 197
Chapter 10: Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity 225
Part IV: Exploring Your Inner Artist 255
Chapter 11: Playing with Filters, Effects, Styles, and More 257
Chapter 12: Drawing and Painting 293
Chapter 13: Working with Type 319
Part V: Printing, Creating, and Sharing 337
Chapter 14: Getting It on Paper 339
Chapter 15: Sharing Your Work 357
Chapter 16: Making Creations 373
Part VI: The Part of Tens 385
Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Composing Better Photos 387
Chapter 18: Ten More Project Ideas 393