Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Classroom in a Book [NOOK Book]


Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe's top-rated consumer-targeted photo-editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your images with Photoshop ...
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe's top-rated consumer-targeted photo-editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your images with Photoshop Elements and learn how best to use the program's many new features.

 In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new features and rebuilt interface of Photoshop Elements 11. Learn about the three easy-to-use editing modes and determine which one best fits your needs. Manage your photos more easily with the newly updated Organizer and view your photos on a map according to where they were taken. New tilt-shift, vignette, and high-low key Guided Edit effects add a professional quality to your images. Turn your photos into striking illustrations using the new Comic, Graphic Novel, and Pen & Ink filters. Showcase your photos in personalized photo keepsakes, and share your interactive albums virtually anywhere you want.

Includes CD-ROM with lesson files. The disc will play on Mac and Windows based computers only.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133120240
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/29/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 927,006
  • File size: 155 MB
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Meet the Author

The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.

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Table of Contents

Copying the Classroom in a

202 Cop


Creating a work fo

302 About catalog files 302 Creatin

402 Additional resources 41

1 A Quick Tour of Photoshop Elements 61

How Photoshop Elements works 812 The li

812 Crea

912 I

1012 Getti

1012 Exploring the Organizer workspac

1212 Reviewing and comparing im

1612 Viewing photos in F

1612 Compar

Reconnecting missing files to a catalo

1912 Switching between the Organizer

2012 The Editor works

2112 Working with panels and the Pa

2312 Customizing the Panel

2512 Getting Help 2612 Navigating Help

2612 Additional resources 2612 Review questions

Review answers 2711

2 Importing and Sorting Photos 2812 Gett

3012 Getting photos

3012 Dragging pho

3012 Dragging photos fro


Importing attached k

3212 Automatically fixing

Searching for p

3512 Importing images from

3612 Importing from a digital camera

Advanced Photo Downloader option

3812 Using watched folders on Windows 4112 A


Importing from a PDF document 43

Importing from Adobe Revel 4412

4512 Automatically

4512 Setting

4512 Tagging faces

4612 Tagging

4812 Tagging fa

4912 Impor

5212 Wel

5312 Taggin

5412 Working

5512 Sortin

5612 Addi

5612 Adding photo

5612 A sho

5712 Reposi

5912 Grouping

6012 Creating

6012 An i

6012 Addin

6112 Getting sma


6212 Revie

6312 Review answers 6311 3 T


Getting started 6612 Maki

6612 Rat

6612 Tagging ph


Organizing keyword ta

6812 Customizing the Keywords

6912 Creating an

7012 Grouping phot

7312 Working wit

7312 About stacks

Stacking photos automatically 7512 Ti

7712 Cre

7712 Adding more photos to

7812 Creatin

7912 Filter

8212 Finding

8212 L


Finding people from the Media view

8412 Searching every place 8512 Looking for the r

8712 Locating files

8912 Using the Timeli



Working with the Advance

9212 Saving complex s

9312 Finding photos by visual s

9412 Finding objects in photos 9

Finding and removing duplicate photos 951

Finding photos by searching their metadata

Hiding files 9612 Revi

9712 Review answers 9711

Image Editing Basics 9812 Ge

10012 Editing photos in the O

10012 Editing in Full Screen mode 101

Recognizing what


10212 Adjusting levels

Assessing a phot

10712 Working with t


Consulting the color histogram 10812

Adjusting the white balance 10912

Making easy color and li

11012 Fixing photos a

11012 Adding the auto-correct

11112 Correc


Using Smart Fix 11212 Applying more automatic

11312 Adjusting images in Guided Edit m

11412 Guided color and lighting corrections 1151

More guided solutions 11712 Selective ed

11812 Tweaking Smart Brush adjustm

12012 Working with camera raw images

Workflow overview for raw images 1211

What is a raw image? 12212

Getting to know the Camera Raw window 12312

12412 Work

12612 Using the tone controls on a r

12712 Saving the i

13012 Review question

13112 Review answers 13111 5

13212 Getting started 13412 Ba

13412 Correct

13412 Comparing method


13612 Adjusting the

13612 Tweaking an automatic


13812 Adjusting skin

13912 Removing a color cast wit

14012 Brightening a smile 14112 Working wi

14212 Using the automatic Red Eye Fix 1421

Using the Red Eye Remova

14312 Making selecti

14412 Using the Selection Brush 14512

Using the Quick Selection t

14612 Working with save

14712 Editing through sel

14812 Why won't Photoshop Ele

15012 Replacing the color of

15212 Using the Co

15212 Replacing


Replacing a color in a limited area of an image 15512 Abou

15712 Working with co

15712 Setting up color m

15812 Review questions 15912 Re

15911 6 Fixing Exposure Problems 16012

Getting started 16212 Batch-proces

16212 Adjustin

16212 B

16312 Applying


Adjusting exposure in

16412 Fixing exposure

16512 Using blending mo

16512 About adjustment layers 1671

Using adjustment layers to correct lighting 1

Correcting parts of an image selectively

Creating a selection 16812 Usin

17012 Correcting

17212 Adding more intensity 17

Improving faded or overexposed images 1741

Creating a set of duplicate

17412 Using blending modes to fix a faded imag

17512 Adjusting shadows and highli

17612 Adjustin

17612 Adj

17712 Comparing results 1

Review questions 17912 Review answers 17

7 Reframing, Retouching, and Recomposing Ima

18012 Getting started 18212 Improving the


Using the Straighten

18212 Re-framing a

18512 Working with the image canvas 18612 Adding a


Working with text 18812 Adding a quick b

18912 Recomposing an image

19012 Removing wrinkles an

19312 Fixing blemishes 194

Using the Healing Brush tool 19

Refining the Healing

19612 Removing

19812 Using th


Creative fun with Guid

20112 Creating effects with

20312 Using the filter gallery

Layering filters and effects 20512 R

20712 Review answers 20711

Combining Images 20812 Getting st

21012 Combining images automat

21012 Merging photos int

21012 Setting up Photo


Photomerge Panoram

21212 Cre

21812 Removing unwelcome intruder

22112 Blending differently exposed

22412 Using the Photomerge Exposure to

22512 Merging exposures manually 225

Merging exposures automatically 228

Using layers to combine photograph

22912 Arranging the image layers 22912

Creating a gradient layer mask 23112 Ma

Cleaning up selection edges 234

Review questions 23712 Review answers

23711 9 Getting Creative 2381

Getting started 24012 On the arty

24012 Exploring the artwo

24012 Using the Favorit

24212 Producin



Rearranging the order o

24512 Working w

24612 Working with p

24812 Adjusting


25212 Re-ordering the pa

25412 Addin

25512 Placing

25612 Creative framin

26012 Getting creative with text 26312 Fi

26312 Wrapping tex

26412 Using preset

26512 More fun wit

26612 Creating a type mask 2671

Adding impact to a type mask 269

Review questions 27112 Review

27111 10 Printing, Sharin

27212 Getting

27412 About print

27412 Printing a contac

27412 Printing a Picture Pa

27712 Printing in


28212 Sharing picture

28412 Sharing photo

28412 Using Photo Ma

28512 Creating an Online Album

28712 Customizing your Online Al

28812 Exporting copies of your photos for the We

29012 Using an online

29112 Backing

29112 Backing up the cat

29212 Doing incremental ba

29212 Review questions 29312 Review answe

29301 Index 294

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    Best PSE Book ever

    I ordered this book, and found it to be much more user friendly than similar titles. It leads you step by step through learning the software, and helps with the learning curve when you upgrade from lower versions. Very user friendly!! Grandma Nancy

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