Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 Maximum Performance: Unleash the hidden performance of Elements by Mark Galer, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 Maximum Performance: Unleash the hidden performance of Elements

Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 Maximum Performance: Unleash the hidden performance of Elements

by Mark Galer
     
 

This book/DVD package will stretch your digital images and Elements 5.0 to the max!

Produce superior, high-end professional results that until now were not possible without the full Photoshop program. With this package, you will discover insider secrets that you can use immediately to solve common problems that even the pros have to overcome. Now you can

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This book/DVD package will stretch your digital images and Elements 5.0 to the max!

Produce superior, high-end professional results that until now were not possible without the full Photoshop program. With this package, you will discover insider secrets that you can use immediately to solve common problems that even the pros have to overcome. Now you can achieve effects only dreamed of by casual users. Beginning right away with these full-color, real-world projects, you can transform your shots into professional images that look as if they belong in glossy magazines-without commercial lighting, studio equipment, or breaking the bank.

Uncover the hidden techniques to create photos that look they were shot by a pro. And best of all, there is no need to upgrade to the full version of Photoshop to make it happen.

Packed with dynamic hands-on projects, this book/DVD package reveals the tools, advanced techniques, and loadable presets that unleash the creative potential of intermediate to advanced photographers. From editing your shots to correcting flaws and using advanced options for more power, you will find out how to combine all the features of Elements with clever workarounds that will give your shots the 'wow' factor.

New: Maximum Performance Action Files fast track your editing workflow when you have dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of shots.

You get everything you need at your fingertips with the accompanying DVD, packed with bonus extras so that you achieve the results you want:

* 5 hours of video tutorials
* Over 200 royalty-free, high-resolution images
* Raw and 16-bits/Channel files
* Stock library
* Keyboard shortcut reference guide
* And more.

Now you can unleash the full power of Elements 5.0 to produce creations that will astonish you. Author and imaging guru Mark Galer puts the thrill of digital photography for your most important shots where it belongs-directly in your hands. With this thoroughly updated book and DVD package, you can finally make the most of hot new features like how to.

. Adjust sharpness and curves
. Convert to black and white
. Correct camera distortion
. Use Motion Blur to render the static image more dramatic
. Remove unwanted elements from your photographs
. Adjust exposure in Adobe Camera RAW to create classic Low Key images
. And more.

Mark Galer is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Imaging at the RMIT University. He is a Photoshop Elements Ambassador for Adobe Pacific and author of seven books ranging from digital capture to Photoshop editing skills.

Get the most out of your digital camera, maximize the power of Adobe Photoshop's Elements 5.0, and unleash your own creativity to make your once-in-a-lifetime photos look like a pro shot them!

Praise for the previous edition:

"Well written, well illustrated, with a good knack for explaining complex issues in a non-threatening and comprehensible manner." -Steve Caplin, digital artist and author of "How to Cheat in Photoshop".

"Stunning images without breaking the bank! Using techniques normally associated with Photoshop, Mark Galer proves that this often-belittled program can produce truly remarkable results."
David Asch, photographer and digital artist, UK

"Truly Maximum Performance! This book has propelled my knowledge of Photoshop Elements to a very high competent professional level. I cannot express my absolute delight with my new skills."
Richard McWhorter, author, USA

"A great book to learn with...Stuffed with expert performance tips" Tim Daly, photographer, UK

A Great Book and DVD Combination!
"I have learned more from watching (and rewatching) the videos than I did at a $400 two-day Photoshop Workshop" V. Hutson, USA

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
This book's 24 hands-on projects illuminate all the workarounds, loadable presets, and advanced techniques professionals need to do the impossible with Photoshop Elements 5.0. (That's right: inexpensive, friendly Elements -- not its big, expensive sibling.)

Early on, you'll learn how to use Elements' surprisingly capable Levels feature to optimize image tonality; later, another project walks you through optimizing highlights and shadow tones. Chapter-length projects help you make the most of Elements' features for controlling contrast, hue, saturation, and sharpening. Galer even walks you through utilizing Camera RAW.

In Part II, Galer introduces techniques for controlling depth of field; crafting better character and glamour portraits; and customizing Gradient to add powerfully dramatic lighting to your landscapes. Next, he turns to montage in its many forms, showing how to do everything from replacing skies to constructing realistic panoramas. There's even a lesson on using High Dynamic Range to represent a wider range of intensity levels, and create images with unprecedented realism and detail.

This edition contains three exceptional new projects. You'll walk through creating motion blur (perfect for sportscar ads). You'll create moody, "low key" portraits where dark tones dominate, and small bright highlights punctuate the shadows. Best of all, Galer walks you step-by-step through solving the industry's most notorious masking problem: free-flying, flowing hair.

The accompanying DVD offers all the project files, presets, and royalty-free stock you'll need to use these techniques. And if that wasn't enough, you'll also find four hours of QuickTime movie tutorials walking you through each project. Believe your eyes: Photoshop Elements really can do all this. Bill Camarda, from the January 2007 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240520483
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/23/2006
Edition description:
Book and DVD
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Mark Galer is the Program Director and Senior lecturer at RMIT University in the School of Media and Communication, Australia. He is also co-writer of their popular online photography courses. He has lectured in photography in the UK and Australia and has worked commercially as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial assignments. He has written numerous top-selling photography books, including Photography Foundations for Art & Design, the Popular Photoshop Elements; Maximum Performance and Photoshop; Essential Skills series. He is an Official Adobe Ambassador for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

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