40 Digital Photo Retouching Techniques with Photoshop Elements

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With digital camera usage now established, the demand for easy, affordable photo editing tools has increased. Adobe's Photoshop Elements leads the way as an affordable image editing tool. This easy-to-follow, full-color guide shows all digital photographers how to make their photos look their best with dozens of well-organized, hands-on techniques. Readers learn how to change or replace a color, enhance faces, fix burred images, correct poor exposures, create a slide show, and ...

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Overview

With digital camera usage now established, the demand for easy, affordable photo editing tools has increased. Adobe's Photoshop Elements leads the way as an affordable image editing tool. This easy-to-follow, full-color guide shows all digital photographers how to make their photos look their best with dozens of well-organized, hands-on techniques. Readers learn how to change or replace a color, enhance faces, fix burred images, correct poor exposures, create a slide show, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788931433708
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Go Digital Series
  • Format: DVD ROM
  • Edition description: 3rd ed.
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 7.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author


Founded in 1987, Youngjin.com is a leading South Korean book publisher. They're known for great graphics and digital photography books, featuring exceptionally stylish designs and consistently high quality images.
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Table of Contents


Key Features     8
Understanding Pixels and Resolution     10
Understanding Image File Formats     14
Touring the Welcome Screen     17
A Closer Look at the Photoshop Elements 5.0 Editor Window     21
Essential Photoshop Elements Know-How     24
Opening an Image File     24
A Closer Look at the Organizer Window     27
Saving an Image File     29
A Closer Look at the Save As Dialog Box     30
A Closer Look at the Save for Web Dialog Box     31
Changing the View     32
Diagnosing the Problem     36
Correcting Blurred Image     38
How the Pros Do It     40
Correcting Backlighting     43
Brightening a Specific Spot     46
Changing a Color     50
Replacing a Color     53
Correcting Improper White Balance Using Color Variation     55
Turning Color Photos into Black-and-White Images     59
Coloring Black-and-White Photographs     62
Creating a Sepia-Toned Picture     65
Turning Summer into Fall     68
Making Detailed Color Changes     72
Removing Red Eyes     78
Removing FacialBlemishes     80
Applying Makeup     85
Creating Bigger Eyes and a Sharper Chin     91
Revising a Portrait Using Adjust Color for Skin Tone     96
Opening Closed Eyes     98
Selective Focusing     102
Creating a Studio Background and Picture Package     106
Adding a Picture Frame     116
Automatically Separating Scanned Images     122
Opening and Processing a Camera Raw Image File     123
Adjusting Image Size and Shape     126
Cleaning Up Backgrounds     135
Creating Reflections     139
Adding Type Effects     142
Altering Perspective     144
Combining Images     147
Defringe Layer     151
Stitching Panoramas     158
Adding Motion Blur     161
Giving Photos an Antiqued Look     163
Maintaining Texture White Repainting an Object     166
Let It Snow     171
Making a Greeting Card     176
Maintaining Photographs with Album Pages     179
Making a Web Banner     187
Making a Web Photo Gallery     192
Contents of the Supplementary CD     196
Index      197
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2007

    Excellent introduction to photo retouching

    I had received a review copy of 40 Digital Photo Retouching Techniques with Photoshop Elements (published by Young Jin) from the US distributor, O'Reilly Media. It's thin as such guides go - 208 pages - but if you haven't yet gone beyond taking a digital picture into actually manipulating images, this a good introduction. It's based around Photoshop Elements - a 'lite' version of Photoshop that I've mentioned before - and even comes with a trial version on an accompanying CD. This isn't a comprehensive title on the subject of digital retouching you can literally read a number of books on the subject and still not know everything about it. But as a way of getting your feet wet, it's solid. Instead of learning one general technique after another, the book guides you through, as the title says, 40 different things you might want to do, incorporating what you need to know for each one. It's actually not all retouching in the classic sense of fixing a visual problem, though there is plenty of that. You start with learning how to correct contrast, move into gaining control over the colors in a photo, then get to a chapter called Enhancing Portraits, with some tricks I haven't seen before, like adding eye shadow to the image of a woman who wasn't wearing makeup. The book finally moves into general editing, adding special effects, and even such topics as adding motion blur and making greeting cards and web banners. Of course, you can't expect to have all the information you would get in a larger volume. For example, they show one technique for creating high contrast black and white images from color ones, but there are at least three ways I can think of to also create black and white results, but with even more control. However, for someone new to photo manipulation - or someone, like me, who knows a fair amount but is always looking for new things to learn - this is a good book.

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