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Photoshop Elements 11 Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks [NOOK Book]


You already know Photoshop Elements basics. Now you'd like to go beyond with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you'll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive ...

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Photoshop Elements 11 Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks

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You already know Photoshop Elements basics. Now you'd like to go beyond with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you'll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with Photoshop Elements 11.

  1. Minimal text and maximum illustrations
  2. Task-oriented, step-by-step approach
  3. Navigational aids connect instructions to illustrations
  4. Self-contained, two-page lessons
  5. Uniform layout makes it easy to read less, learn more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118380840
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/5/2012
  • Series: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 751,960
  • File size: 62 MB
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Table of Contents

1 Import and Organize Photos

#1 Import Your Images  4

#2 Use the Organizer Interface  8

#3 Sort the Good Pictures From the Bad  10

#4 Stack Your Images  12

#5 Back Up Your Pictures to Protect Them  14

#6 Use Instant Fix   16

#7 Create Albums to Group Your Pictures   18

#8 Work With People View    20

#9 Work With Places View   24

#10 Work With Events View    28

#11 Use Keywords to Tag Your Images    32

2 Start Adjusting Your Images in Photoshop Elements

#12 Open Pictures and Use Save As    38

#13 Set Preferences to Make Editor Work for You       40

#14 You Cannot Hurt Your Pictures     42

#15 Crop Your Photos for Tighter Shots   44

#16 Fix and Rotate Crooked Pictures    46

#17 Use Guided Edit to Help You Learn the Program      48

#18 Set Blacks and Whites with Levels    50

#19 Adjust Your Midtones with Levels   52

#20 Adjust Your Midtones with Color Curves        54

#21 Quickly Adjust Dark Shadows and Bright Highlights    56

#22 Correct Color to Remove Color Casts  58

#23 Enhance Color with Hue/Saturation   60

#24 Use Quick Edit to Work Fast     62

3 Work with RAW Photos in Photoshop Elements

#25 Change Images Nondestructively   66

#26 Crop Your Photos to Start Your Processing       68

#27 Adjust Blacks and Whites to Give a Photo Strength    70

#28 Adjust Midtones to Make Tonalities Light or Dark     72

#29 Correct Color to Clean Up Color Casts   74

#30 Use Vibrance and Clarity to Intensify Images       76

#31 Sharpen Photos with Precision     78

#32 Control Noise in Your Photo    80

#33 Apply Adjustments to Multiple Photos   82

#34 Move Your Picture to Photoshop Elements       84

4 Choose Local Control Features

#35 Create and Use a Selection  88

#36 Use Marquee Tools for Specific Shapes  90

#37 Use Lasso Tools to Follow Picture Elements      92

#38 Use Automated Tools for Easy Selections        94

#39 Expand or Contract Your Selection    96

#40 Select What Is Easy and Invert     98

#41 Blend Edges by Feathering     100

#42 Refine Edges for More Selection Control       102

#43 Use the Smart Brush for Specific Area Fixes       104

5 Create Adjustment Layers for Nondestructive Changes

#44 Understand How Layers Work    108

#45 Understand How Adjustment Layers Work      110

#46 Work Blacks and Whites with a Levels Adjustment Layer   114

#47 Work Midtones with a Levels Adjustment Layer      116

#48 Correct Color with an Adjustment Layer       118

#49 Enhance Color with an Adjustment Layer       120

#50 Fix Problem Exposures with Layer Blending Modes     122

#51 Understand How Layer Masks Work  124

#52 Combine Two Photos with Layer Masks        126

#53 Remove Adjustments with Black   130

#54 Add Adjustments Using Black and Then White     132

#55 Combine Layer Masks with Selections  136

#56 Balance Colors and Tones in a Picture  138

#57 Bring Out Shadow Detail in Specific Areas      140

#58 Darken Highlight Detail in Specific Areas       142

#59 Flatten Layers When Done     144

6 Solve Photo Problems

#60 Clone Out Problems    148

#61 Remove People from a Scene with Photomerge Scene Cleaner   152

#62 Remove Unwanted Objects with Enhanced Spot Healing   154

#63 Fix Problems Due to Lens Distortion   156

#64 Fix Perspective Problems with Building Photographs    158

#65 Remove Dead Space with Recompose  160

#66 Make an Out-Of-Focus Background  162

#67 Remove Distracting Colors     164

#68 Improve Blank Skies    166

#69 Control the Focus with Tilt-Shift Effects        170

#70 Add a New Background for Your Subject       172

7 Size and Sharpen Photos

#71 Basic Workflow for Image Sizing    178

#72 Size Photos for Printing   180

#73 Size Photos for E-Mail   182

#74 Sharpen Photos with Unsharp Mask  184

#75 Sharpen Photos with Adjust Sharpness  186

#76 Sharpen Photos When You Have Layers        188

#77 Selectively Sharpen Parts of Your Photo        190

8 Go Beyond the Basics

#78 Convert Color Photos to Black-and-White      194

#79 Adjust Your Photos in Black-and-White  196

#80 Create Toned Images   198

#81 Try Filters for Creative Effects     200

#82 Create a Graphic Novel Look     202

#83 Use the Smart Brush for Creative Effects        204

#84 Create Pop Art Effects with Guided Edit        206

#85 Add Text to a Page    208

#86 Photograph a Scene to Get More Exposure Detail    210

#87 Merge Photos for More Photo Detail   212

#88 Photograph a Scene for a Panoramic Image       214

#89 Merge Photos for a Panoramic Image  216

#90 Transfer Styles Between Photos   220

9 Software Plug-ins Make Work Easier

#91 Use Viveza for Quick Creative Adjustments     224

#92 Use Color Efex Pro for Efficient Photo Work       226

#93 Remove Noise with Dfine  228

#94 Get Dramatic Black-and-White with Silver Efex Pro     230

#95 Use Snap Art for Creative Effects    232

10 Get Photos out of Photoshop Elements

#96 Calibrate Your Monitor   236

#97 Print Your Photos  240

#98 Print a Calendar   244

#99 Print a Photo Book     246

#100 Add a Border Effect to Your Pictures  248

#101 Make a Greeting Card    250

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