Adobe Photoshop Elements 6: A Visual Introduction to Digital Photography

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6: A Visual Introduction to Digital Photography

by Philip Andrews
     
 

If you are an amateur or professional photographer who works with digital images and wants great results fast, this essential, easy-to-follow guide from world-renowned Adobe Photoshop Elements expert Philip Andrews is for you!

There are countless ways to use Adobe's powerful Elements 6 software, and Andrews helps you with the skills to conquer them all;

Overview

If you are an amateur or professional photographer who works with digital images and wants great results fast, this essential, easy-to-follow guide from world-renowned Adobe Photoshop Elements expert Philip Andrews is for you!

There are countless ways to use Adobe's powerful Elements 6 software, and Andrews helps you with the skills to conquer them all; from turning ordinary photos into extraordinary scrapbooks, calendars, and albums to making business cards, flyers, and other promotional materials for your organization quickly and economically. Real-life examples and precise, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions will help you get up to speed with Elements 6 fast for the results you want in no time, whether your photographs are from your digital camera or scanned images from film and slides.

If it's in Elements, it's in this book. Andrews covers tried and true tools which have been revamped to better suit photographers' needs, such as the Adjust Color Curves and Convert to Black and White features, the Brightness/Contrast feature, and a smoother workflow for the creation of photo projects such as Photo Books, Photo Collage, Online Galleries, CD/DVD Jackets, and CD/DVD Labels. He also dives into the exciting, all-new features of Elements 6 such as:

*The Quick Selection Tool
*Fantastic Photomerge technology for group shots and faces, which lets you combine the best pieces from multiple images
*Direct copy to CD/DVD to speed up your workflow when you need to copy several images to disc quickly
*The Guided Edit Workshop with interactive technique tutorials
*Smart Albums, to automatically add photos that match certain criteria to your Album
*The Refine Edge feature, which allows you to control how smooth or feathered the edges of your images appear
*A Task Pane with five different Task Modes (Organize, Fix, Create, Share and Edit) to help you manage the processing of your images

.and much, much more.

Whatever your organizing, editing, creating, and sharing needs are, you'll find clear-cut, no-nonsense answers in this introductory book/CD/website learning package. If you find yourself getting stuck, Philip is just a click away with over two hours of superb video tutorials on the included CD. Or, visit the book's website, www.guide2elements.com, for updates and more images that you can use to practice your new skills.

Written by a photographer for photographers, this book is for those who want to know the techniques that get results and can be put into practice immediately.

Editorial Reviews

You've got your great new digital camera. You've installed Adobe Photoshop Elements 6. Now what? The glorious images you're hoping for won't just happen: You need to learn how to make them happen. Preferably, right now. For that, you need Philip Andrews's Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0: A Visual Introduction to Digital Photography.

Andrews is a busy guy: We've just finished raving about his new book for sophisticated working photographers, The Complete Raw Workflow Guide. Fortunately, this is one author who understands beginners as well as he understands professionals. Andrews clearly explains why each Photoshop Element tool exists, what problems it solves, when you'll need it, and how you'll use it. It's a rare page that doesn't contain at least one gorgeous, full-color example. And, in this edition, Andrews goes even further than ever before, adding a CD-ROM full of video tutorials.

You'll master all the basics: brightness and contrast, color corrections, filters, selections, layers, type, painting, drawing, and more. You'll walk through creating panoramas, then preparing images for Web, email, and print. There's also a full chapter of projects: everything from greeting cards to Acrobat PDF slide shows to Web-based "flipbooks."

Speaking of projects: Andrews brings together everything you've learned with a start-to-finish "family history" project. You'll walk through capturing source files; organizing and tagging Albums; editing, restoring, and retouching images; converting images to gray or old-fashioned tints; creating and fine-tuning your Photo Book; and finally, outputting to print. Combine your images with his instructions: You'll wind up with a book you'll love even more than his. Bill Camarda, from the February 2008 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240520995
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/10/2007
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.99(d)

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Meet the Author

Philip Andrews is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador. He is an experienced photographer, author, magazine editor and online course creator. He was previously a lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia and Nescot, England. He is a beta tester for Photoshop, an alpha tester for Photoshop Elements and a Photoshop specialist demonstrator for Adobe Australia. Contributing numerous articles and videos to AdobeTV and the inspirational browser, Philip is a leading source in adobe information and instruction.
Philip is also co-founder of photo-college.com an online photography training college. He's a regular contributor to several magazines including Shutterbug, Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography, he is senior contributing editor for Better Digital, columnist for What Digital Camera and Co-editor and publisher of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine.

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