Synopses & Reviews
Let Photoshop Elements 9 expose your photo talents — this book puts all its features in focus
Whether you're a casual point-and-shooter or expert shutterbug, Photoshop Elements 9 can help make photography a snap. With close-ups on all its key features, these nine easy-to-follow minibooks cover everything you need to know about organizing, editing, sharing, and creating projects with your photos, faster than you can say, "Smile!"
The fundamentals — Books I and II cover setting up your workspace, using tools and shortcuts, and managing your images
Sharpen your tools — learn to work with resolution, manage color, understand Camera Raw, and handle selections, in Books III and IV
Take it up a notch — in Books V, VI, and VII, learn to use the Brush and Pencil tools, work with layers, and create artistic effects
Makeovers, simple to extreme — Book VIII covers techniques for improving your images, from quick fixes to fine-tuning
Share the joy — with slide shows, photo books, greeting cards, calendars, CD/DVD labels, movies, and other projects in Book IX
Open the book and find:
Steps for setting up your Elements workspace
How to acquire and export images
Easy ways to fix flaws and undo mistakes
Tips for choosing the right tool for the job
Advice on creating layers and working with masks
Techniques for retouching and enhancing images
Inspiration for getting creative with filters, effects, styles, and distortions
Details about sharing photos on your favorite social networks and mobile devices
9 books in 1
Painting, Drawing, and Typing
Working with Layers and Masks
Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions
Retouching and Enhancing
Creating and Sharing with Elements
Create your photo vision with the latest version of Photoshop Elements
Photoshop Elements is the top selling consumer photo editing software and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow digital photo enthusiasts to do it all. This value-packed reference combines nine content-rich minibooks in one complete package. User-friendly and detailed, it covers the key features and tools that beginner and experienced users need to create high-quality images for print, e-mail, and the Web using the latest release of Photoshop Elements. Presented in full color, this resource goes beyond the basics of the application and is undoubtedly the most comprehensive Elements book on the market.
- Explores filters, effects, styles, and distortions
- Shows you how to enhance your images by painting, drawing, and typing
- Walks you through working with layers and masks
- Details ways to retouch and enhance your photos
- Checks out the toolbox, options, and other essential menus
With this minbook package, you?ll soon be an imaging pro!
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
Book I: Introducing Elements.
Chapter 1: Examining the Elements Environment.
Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools.
Chapter 3: Viewing and Navigating Images.
Chapter 4: Setting Your Preferences.
Book II: Elements Fundamentals.
Chapter 1: Acquiring, Saving, and Exporting Images.
Chapter 2: Working in the Organizer.
Chapter 3: Working with iHardware.
Book III: Image Essentials.
Chapter 1: Specifying Resolution and Changing Image Sizing.
Chapter 2: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats.
Chapter 3: Working with Camera Raw.
Chapter 4: Using and Managing Color.
Chapter 5: Time Travel — Undoing in Elements.
Book IV: Selections.
Chapter 1: Making Selections.
Chapter 2: Modifying and Transforming Selections.
Book V: Painting, Drawing, and Typing.
Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Elements.
Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking.
Chapter 3: Working with Type.
Book VI: Working with Layers and Masks.
Chapter 1: Creating Layers.
Chapter 2: Managing Layers.
Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes.
Chapter 4: Cutting, Extracting, and Masking.
Book VII: Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions.
Chapter 1: Making Corrections and Having Fun with Filters.
Chapter 2: Distorting with the Liquify Command.
Chapter 3: Adding Pizzazz with Styles and Effects.
Book VIII: Retouching and Enhancing.
Chapter 1: Quick Image Makeovers.
Chapter 2: Correcting Lighting, Color, and Clarity.
Chapter 3: Compositing with Photomerge.
Chapter 4: Getting Help in Guided Mode.
Book IX: Creating and Sharing with Elements.
Chapter 1: Creating Elements Projects.
Chapter 2: Getting It Printed.
Chapter 3: Getting It on the Web.
Chapter 4: Sharing Projects with Others.