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Overview

These days, nobody really wants to learn everything there is about a software product like Photoshop Elements. And even if you did, who has the time to endlessly tinker and play with it until you figure everything out? You just want a book that will quickly show you how to do things with Photoshop Elements - things that aren't already covered in the docs, and things you can't just figure out on your own.

Adobe Photoshop Elements in a Snap is designed specifically for today's computer user.

  • Somebody who is new to Photoshop Elements, but not new to computers.
  • Somebody who doesn't have time for long-winded, mind-numbing explanations - and certainly no time or patience for bad jokes.

If that sounds like you, check out this book. Comprised of a series of well-organized, bite-sized, quickly accomplished tasks, the book lets you zero right in on the one particular task you want to accomplish, quickly figure out what to do, do it, and then get back to work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672326684
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 12/10/2004
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Fulton is an experienced trainer, consultant, and author who has used nearly every graphics editor and organizer ever produced, for both work and home. She is partnered in business with her husband, Scott. They work and live in the midwest United States with their daughter, Katerina—the subject of many illustrations in this book.

Scott M. Fulton, III is a veteran author, editor, programmer, and artist with 27 years' experience in the field of computing. As one of Computer Shopper magazine's original editorial team, he introduced North America to CorelDraw, and has since written many books and articles on the subject of graphic art and design.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Organizing Items in the Catalog
Chapter 1 Start Here
The Nature of Digital Photography
Use Photoshop Elements to Organize Photos
Use Photoshop Elements to Edit Photos
Use the Welcome Window
Change Preferences
How to Undo Mistakes
Chapter 2 Importing Items into the Organizer Catalog
1 About the Organizer
2 Perform an Initial Scan for Media
3 Import Media from a Folder
4 Import Media from a CD-ROM or DVD
5 Import Images from a Digital Camera
6 Import a Scanned Image
7 Import and Separate Multiple Scanned Images
8 About Importing Images from a Cell Phone
9 Capture Images from a Video File
10 Import Images from a PDF Document
11 Import New Media Automatically
12 Remove an Item from the Catalog
13 Locate Moved Files
14 Back Up the Organizer Catalog
15 Copy Items onto CD-ROM or DVD
Chapter 3 Viewing and Sorting Items in the Catalog
16 Review Images
17 Change Thumbnail Size
18 Sort Items
19 Stack Images
20 Update an Image in the Catalog
21 Play an Audio File
22 View a Video
23 Change Image Date and Time
Chapter 4 Organizing Items in the Catalog
24 About Organizing Items
25 Create a Category or Group
26 Create a Tag or Collection Marker
27 Attach a Marker to an Item
28 Delete a Marker, Category, or Group
29 Change a Marker's Icon
30 Change a Marker's Category, Group, Name, or Note
31 Add a Text Caption or Note
32 Add an Audio Caption
Chapter 5 Finding Images, Movies, and Audio Files
33 About Finding Items in the Catalog
34 Find Items with the Same Marker
35 Find Items of the Same File Type
36 Find Items with Similar Filenames
37 Find Items with the Same Caption or Note
38 Find Items with the Same Date
39 Find Items Within a Date Range
40 Find Items with the Same History
41 Find Images with Similar Color
42 Hide Items You Don't Generally Use
Part 2 Working with Images
Chapter 6 Creating, Opening, and Saving Images
43 About the Editor
44 Create a New Image
45 About Editing Images
46 Open an Image for Editing
47 About Saving Images
48 Save an Image in Photoshop Format (PSD)
49 Save an Image in TIFF Format
50 Compress an Image Using GIF Format
51 Compress an Image Using JPEG Format
52 Save an Image in PNG Format
Chapter 7 Performing Basic Image Tasks
53 About Image Information
54 Arrange the View of Multiple Images in the Editor
55 Zoom In and Out with the Zoom Tool
56 Zoom In and Out with the Navigator Palette
57 Scroll a Large Image
58 Magnify Your Work
59 About Size and Resolution
60 Change Image Size or Resolution
61 Rename, Resize, Reformat, and Retouch a Group of Images
62 Increase the Area Around an Image
63 Change Color Mode
Chapter 8 Printing Images
64 About Printing Images
65 Set Print Options
66 Print an Image
67 Print a Contact Sheet
68 Print a Picture Package
69 Print an Image Using an Online Service
Chapter 9 Selecting a Portion of an Image
70 About Making Selections
71 Make Areas of an Image Easier to Select
72 Select a Rectangular or Circular Area
73 Draw a Selection Freehand
74 Select a Straight-Edged Area
75 Select an Object by Tracing Its Edge
76 Select Areas of Similar Color
77 Paint a Selection
Chapter 10 Modifying a Selection
78 Expand or Shrink a Selection
79 Add Areas Similar to the Current Selection
80 Smooth a Jagged Selection Edge
81 Move the Selection Marquee
82 Soften the Edge of a Selection
83 Select Everything but the Current Selection
Chapter 11 Using Selections to Edit Images
84 Save a Selection for Reuse
85 Reload a Previously Saved Selection
86 About Copying, Cutting, and Pasting Data Within a Selection
87 Create a New Image from a Selection
88 Create a New Layer from a Selection
89 Rotate the Data in a Selection or Layer
90 Copy Data into a Selected Area
Chapter 12 Using Multiple Layers to Edit Images
91 About Layers and the Layers Palette
92 Create a New Image Layer
93 Create a Layer Filled with Color, Gradient, or Pattern
94 Create an Adjustment Layer
95 Convert a Background Layer to a Regular Layer or Vice-Versa
96 Simplify a Layer
97 Erase Part of a Layer
98 Apply a Layer Style
99 Move, Resize, Skew, or Distort a Layer
100 Mask an Adjustment or Fill Layer
101 Group and Organize Layers
102 Merge or Flatten Layers into One
Part 3 Editing Images
Chapter 13 Making Quick Corrections to a Photograph
103 About Color Management
104 About Adobe Gamma
105 Ensure That What You See Is What You Get
106 Rotate an Image or Layer
107 Crop a Portion of an Image
108 Straighten an Image
109 Apply a Quick Fix
Chapter 14 Retouching Photos with the Tools
110 About the Toolbox
111 About Tool Options
112 About Preset Manager
113 Select a Color to Work With
114 Select a Color Already in Your Image
115 Draw on a Photo with a Pencil
116 Paint an Area of a Photo with a Brush
117 Paint an Area of a Photo with the Airbrush
118 Fill an Area with a Pattern
119 Fill an Area with a Gradient
120 About Drawing Shapes
121 Add Thought Bubbles to a Photo
Chapter 15 Repairing Photographs
122 About Removing Scratches, Specks, and Holes
123 Remove Scratches
124 Remove Specks and Spots
125 Repair Minor Tears, Scratches, Spots, and Stains
126 Repair Large Holes, Tears, and Missing Portions of a Photo
127 Restore Color and Tone to an Old Photograph
128 Restore Quality to a Scanned Photograph
Chapter 16 Improving Portraits
129 Create a Soft Focus Effect
130 Correct Red Eye
131 Remove Wrinkles, Freckles, and Minor Blemishes
132 Whiten Teeth
133 Awaken Tired Eyes
134 Remove Glare from Eyeglases
135 Brighten a Face with Digital Makeup
Chapter 17 Correcting the Brightness and Contrast in a Photograph
136 About an Image's Histogram
137 Improve Brightness and Contrast
138 Improve a Dull, Flat Photo
139 Lighten a Subject on a Snowy Background
140 Lighten or Darken Part of an Image
141 Improve a Nighttime Photo
142 Fix a Flash That's Too Close
143 Fix a Flash That's Too Far Away
Chapter 18 Correcting Color and Saturation
144 Correct Color Manually
145 Correct Color, Contrast, and Saturation in One Step
146 Adjust Hue, Saturation, and Lightness Manually
147 Adjust Saturation for a Specific Area
Chapter 19 Controlling Sharpness and Clarity
148 About Sharpness
149 Sharpen an Image
150 Blur an Image to Remove Noise
151 Blur a Background to Create Depth of Field
152 Create a Spin Effect
153 Soften Selected Details
154 Add Motion to an Image
Part 4 Sharing, Creating, and Having Fun
Chapter 20 Sharing Images
155 About Emailing
156 Set Up Photoshop Elements for Emailing
157 Manage Contacts
158 Share Images Using Email
159 Select an Online Service
160 Share Images Using an Online Service
161 Send Images to a Mobile Phone
Chapter 21 Improving a Photograph's Visual Impact
162 Remove Unwanted Objects from an Image
163 Mask an Image Layer
164 Replace a Background with Something Else
165 Fix a Bland-Looking Sky
166 Frame a Photograph
167 Blend Two Images into One
168 Create a Scrapbook Page
169 Create a Composite Image
170 Create a Panorama
Chapter 22 Applying Visual Effects
171 "Melt" an Image
172 Wrap an Image Around an Object
173 Create the Illusion of Snow or Rain
174 Simulate a Water Reflection
Chapter 23 Creating Artistic Photographs
175 Make a Photograph Look Old
176 Change a Color Photograph to Black and White
177 Create a Negative Image
178 Colorize a Photograph
179 Make a Photograph Look Like an Oil Painting
180 Turn a Photograph into a Watercolor
181 Make a Photograph Look Like It Was Drawn
182 Make a Photograph Look Like Andy Warhol Painted It
Chapter 24 Adding and Embellishing Text
183 Add a Text Caption or Label
184 Bend Text
185 Create a Sales Sign
186 Add a Backscreen Behind Text
187 Create Metallic Text
188 Create Text That Glows
189 Emboss Text
190 Fill Text with an Image
191 Add Copyright Information
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