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Photoshop Elements is geared for business users, students, educators, and home users who want professional-looking images for their print and Web projects, but don't want or need the advanced power of Adobe Photoshop. With Photoshop Elements 5 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide
, readers can start reading from the beginning of the book to get a tour of the interface and start with image-editing basics, or they can look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to show readers how to capture photos from traditional or digital cameras, reduce red eye, correct color, work with layers, erase backgrounds, create photo-illustrations and Web graphics, simulate painting and drawing techniques, apply artistic effects, and more.
Newly updated to cover Photoshop Elements 5, it details the hottest new features: new advanced color and lighting controls, new customizable layouts, Flash-based web photo galleries, the new Flipbook feature, which lets you string together a series of still photos to create an eye-catching and fun flipbook, and the ability to download and edit photos directly from your mobile phone or handheld device. Both beginning and advanced users will find what they need here--in straightforward language and with readily accessible examples.
This task-based, visual reference guide to Photoshop Elements 5 for Windows uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to show readers how to capture photos from traditional or digital cameras, reduce red eye, correct color, create photo-illustrations and Web graphics, and more. Newly updated, it details the hottest new features to the application.
About the Author
Jeff Carlson is the author of all editions of the iMovie: Visual QuickStart Guide and Making a Movie with iMovie and iDVD: Visual QuickProject Guide. He divides his time between his Seattle Web design company, Never Enough Coffee Creations, and writing for publications such as Macworld, I.D., and HOW Magazine. He is also the managing editor of the weekly electronic newsletter TidBITS, which covers Macintosh and Internet issues. Craig Hoeschen has been creating artwork and instructional content for over 25 years, providing illustration, photography, and design for magazines, newspapers, CD-ROMs, and the Web. A regular guest-lecturer in journalism and graphic arts classrooms, he has also developed and led seminars on color theory, typography, and illustration. He has won numerous awards for his work in illustration and design from the Society for Technical Communication and the California Newspaper Publishers Association. He is the author of all previous editions of this book.