How to Cheat in Elements 8: Creative Photomontage on a budget [NOOK Book]

Overview

Photoshop Elements is the cut-down, lower-price version of Adobe’s powerful Photoshop software, and, like Photoshop, it’s not just intended for tweaking and retouching those less than perfect photographs-it has huge creative potential, too.

How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements 8 is the Elements equivalent to Steve Caplin’s How to Cheat in Photoshop-a fun, quirky and inspiring guide, packed with tips, tricks and effects that reveal the power of Elements for design-oriented image ...

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How to Cheat in Elements 8: Creative Photomontage on a budget

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Overview

Photoshop Elements is the cut-down, lower-price version of Adobe’s powerful Photoshop software, and, like Photoshop, it’s not just intended for tweaking and retouching those less than perfect photographs-it has huge creative potential, too.

How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements 8 is the Elements equivalent to Steve Caplin’s How to Cheat in Photoshop-a fun, quirky and inspiring guide, packed with tips, tricks and effects that reveal the power of Elements for design-oriented image manipulation and photomontage. With more than 80 step-by-step projects on page spreads showing the before and after, and all stages in between, this is a practical guide to stir the imagination.

QuickTime movie tutorials and images for all projects in the book are included on the accompanying CD-ROM, with additional support and an active reader forum on the website for the book: howtocheatinphotoshopelements.com.



* Fun and creative, with more than 80 full colour, step-by-step projects, supported by QuickTime movie tutorials and image files

* In-depth coverage of photomontage and image manipulation not seen elsewhere—most Elements books focus on the essentials for photography post-capture editing

* Part of the successful Focal Press How to Cheat in… series, featuring Steve Caplin’s best-selling How to Cheat in Photoshop titles

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240521886
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/11/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 34 MB
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Meet the Author

David Asch is a beta tester for Photoshop Elements. He contributes to Mac Format magazine, and is co-author of Digital Photo Doctor and contributing author to Drop Dead Photography Techniques.

Steve Caplin is a freelance artist and author working in London, England. His satirical photomontage work is commissioned by newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times Magazine, Radio Times, Readers Digest and L'Internazionale. Steve has worked for advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Lowe Howard Spink, and his work has won two Campaign Poster Awards and a D&AD Pencil award. He has lectured widely in England, Norway, France and Holland, and has taught digital design at the University of Westminster and the University of the Arts London. Steve is the author of ten books: How to Cheat in Photoshop (five editions), How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements (co-authored, three editions), Icon Design, Max Pixel's Adventures in Adobe Photoshop Elements, The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration (co-authored) and Art & Design in Photoshop. He has also co-authored three mainstream books: Dad Stuff, More Dad Stuff, Stuff the Turkey and Complete and Utter Zebu. When he's not at his computer Steve plays the piano well, the accordion moderately and the guitar badly. He spends his spare time making improbable constructions out of wood and other materials. His first commissioned sculpture was for the Bethlem hospital - the original 'bedlam' - in 2010.

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Table of Contents

Selection techniques; Montage essentials: Layers; Hiding and showing; Image adjustments; Light and shade; Transormation and distortion; Materials and textures; Working with Text; People and animals; Shiny surfaces; The third dimension; Print and the internet; Glossary
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