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Learn step-by-step from 30+ sample projects
In this easy-to-follow, full-color guide, digital artist Mark Clarkson uses a fresh approach to teach you how to use Photoshop Elements. Inside, you’ll find more than 30 sample projects developed using a variety of image creation and editing techniques that can be accomplished with Photoshop Elements. Each project opens with the finished-product image and then breaks down exactly how that image was created, in a concise lesson with lots of art, callouts, and step-by-step instructions. Free sample files are available for download from the book’s web site so you can follow along with each start-to-finish project. This unique style is ideal for visual learners, and emphasizes the fun and exciting things you can do with Photoshop Elements. Learn to:
- Crop photos and correct lighting, color, and exposure
- Remove distracting and unwanted objects
- Fix red-eye and blemishes
- Create and add special effects
- Turn a snapshot into a studio-quality portrait
- Create paintings and pencil sketches from your photos
- Design magazine covers, CD covers, wine labels, and posters
- Create and add 3-D objects to your photos
- Transform day into night
- Create realistic planets and nebulae
- Turn your favorite photo into a jigsaw puzzle
- And much more!
Mark Clarkson is the author or co-author of several books about Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, and has also written books on Macromedia Flash, cartooning, Artificial Intelligence, robotics, and C and C++ programming. He is also a designer, cartoonist, animator, and 3-D artist.
This easy-to-follow book from a critically acclaimed digital artist takes a fresh approach to learning Photoshop Elements. Inside, you’ll find more than 30 example projects created using a variety of image editing techniques done in Photoshop Elements. Each project opens with the finished-product image, and then breaks down exactly how that image was created, in a concise 5-10 page lesson with tons of art, callouts, and easy-to-follow text. This unique approach is ideal for visual learners, and emphasizes the fun you can have with this powerful product.
About the Author
Mark Clarkson (Wichita, KS) is an experienced author who has written about everything from molecular computers and artificial life, to computer games and children's software. Mark has published several BattleBots-related articles for Desktop Engineering magazine. Mark is ideally suited for this project because he’s a longtime “Robot Wars”/BattleBots enthusiast and is accustomed to talking with engineers and their ilk and translating what they say into understandable English.