Digital Photo Editing for Seniors: Learn How to Edit Your Digital Photos with Arcsoft PhotoStudio

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Written specifically to acquaint seniors with the many features of digital photo editing, this handbook also includes instructions on using scanners, printers, and photo CDs. Subjects such as scanning old photos and slides and repairing damaged photos are covered in detail. Photo retouching and cloning, working with special effects such as selections and layers, and everything related to paper and printers is also explained. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the full version of ...

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Overview

Written specifically to acquaint seniors with the many features of digital photo editing, this handbook also includes instructions on using scanners, printers, and photo CDs. Subjects such as scanning old photos and slides and repairing damaged photos are covered in detail. Photo retouching and cloning, working with special effects such as selections and layers, and everything related to paper and printers is also explained. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the full version of the digital photo-editing program ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789059050648
  • Publisher: Visual Steps Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/17/2005
  • Series: Computer Books for Seniors series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 382
  • Sales rank: 425,360
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Addo Stuur is a technical writer and the author of Windows for Children and Microsoft Word 6.0 for Children.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 11
Introduction Visual Steps 12
What You'll Need 13
ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.5 14
How to Use This Book 15
How This Book Is Organized 16
The Screen Shots 16
Test Your Knowledge 16
Prior Computer Experience 17
For Teachers 17
1 Installing PhotoStudio 19
System Requirements for PhotoStudio 20
Devices 20
Installing PhotoStudio 21
Copying the Practice Files to the Hard Disk 26
The Website for This Book 27
Tips 29
2 Getting Started with PhotoStudio 31
Starting PhotoStudio 5.5 32
The Palettes 33
The Browser 36
Creating Folders in the Browser 39
Moving Files to a New Folder 41
Opening a Photo 44
Rotating a Photo 46
Zooming In and Out 48
Cropping a Photo 52
The Photo's Dimensions 54
Shrinking a Photo 55
Enlarging a Photo 57
Undo 59
Saving a Photo 62
Closing PhotoStudio 64
Exercises 65
Background Information 66
Tips 71
3 Improving Photos 73
Auto Enhance 74
Equalization 77
Overexposed Photos 79
The Brightness and Contrast Window 81
Color Balance 85
Sharpening a Photo 90
Blurring a Photo 94
Exercises 96
Background Information 97
Tips 102
4 Retouching Photos 105
Removing Red Eyes 106
The Exposure Tools 114
The Clone Tool 118
The Focus Tools 122
Removing Scratches and Dust 125
Cloning Out a Large Scratch 130
Exercises 134
Background Information 135
Tips 138
5 Working with Selections 141
Selecting Shapes 142
Moving or Copying a Selection 145
Removing the Selection Boundary 148
Selecting with the Lasso 149
Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso 151
Adding a Soft Edge 156
Adding Shadow 159
Selecting with the Magic Wand 163
Fill Effects 167
Exercises 174
Tips 175
6 Working with Layers 179
Creating a New Layer by Copying 180
Viewing the Layers in a Photo 183
Cropping a Layer with the Shape Tool 184
Editing a Layer 187
Adding a Text Layer 188
Saving an Image with Layers 191
Inverting a Selection 193
Creating a New Layer Using the Layers Palette 196
Lightening a Layer 197
Merging Layers 200
Shrinking a Photo for a Photomontage 201
Making a Selection for a Photomontage 203
Copying the Selection 206
Moving a Layer 208
Making a Layer Translucent 209
Adding a Layer with 3-D Text 210
The 3D Text Factory 212
Changing the Text Color 217
Rotating the 3-D Text 218
A Panoramic Photo in Layers 220
Improving a Panoramic Photo 226
Cropping the Panorama 232
Exercises 235
Tips 236
7 Special Effects 239
Effects 240
The Stained Glass Effect 240
The Moonlight Effect 242
The Blinds Effect 243
Framing a Photo 245
The Stitch Function 246
Placing the Target 250
The Old Photo Effect 256
Straightening a Building 258
Adjusting the Perspective 262
Distorting a Photo 266
Exercises 272
Tips 273
8 Importing, Editing, and Saving 275
Importing Photos from Your Digital Camera 276
Saving 281
Importing Photos from Your Scanner 283
Adjusting Your Scanner Settings 285
Editing a Scanned Photo 289
File Types 291
Saving as a Different File Type 292
Background Information 297
Tips 301
9 Printing and Sharing Photos 313
Viewing the Page Settings 314
Adjusting the Printer Settings 315
Printer Properties 316
Adjusting the Page Setup 319
Printing a Contact Sheet 321
Sending a Photo by E-mail 324
Exercises 326
Background Information 327
Tips 332
Appendices
A How Do I Do That Again? 339
B Index 345
C Color Supplement 351
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    Don't waste your time ordering from B&N, do Amazon, fabulous book.

    I ordered 8 books for a class and they sent one. I did an online chat and they said I was correct and they would send the rest out that very day. Two days later by the grapevine I heard the remainder was cancelled because it was out of stock, I was never notified. I ordered them from Amazon and received them three days later. Could that be one of the reason why B&N is having trouble? The course is fabulous and I would recomend it for anyone interested in adjusting photo integraty.

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