Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies

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Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies!

Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or don’t ever leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies is here to help you get those pictures organized and turn your favorite shots into amazing images. This information-packed, full-color guide features nine minibooks covering all aspects ...

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Overview

Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies!

Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or don’t ever leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies is here to help you get those pictures organized and turn your favorite shots into amazing images. This information-packed, full-color guide features nine minibooks covering all aspects of the image-editing process. From learning what’s new with Elements 12, finding your way around the workspace, and bringing some order to your images to enhancing color, correcting flaws, working with filters and effects, sharing your work, and beyond, you’ll be on your way to picture perfection in no time.

  • Guides you through the Elements basics – working with the Organizer, importing photos, and using the tools and options
  • Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color, brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness
  • Teaches you how to work with layers, masks, filters, effects, styles, type, and the Brush and Pencil tools
  • Shows you how to share your creative genius with the world via slide shows, photo books, Facebook, Twitter, Adobe Revel, and other fun photo projects and sites

Whether you’re new to image editing or just new to Elements 12, you’ll sharpen your skills and get your shots in shape with Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118743973
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/4/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 341,937
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California. She is currently a Graphic Design faculty member in the School of Film and Communication at Brooks Institute. Ted Padova is an internationally recognized authority on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with Elements 5

Chapter 1: Examining the Elements Environment 7

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools 37

Chapter 3: Viewing and Navigating Images 57

Chapter 4: Setting Your Preferences 69

Book II: Organizer Fundamentals 91

Chapter 1: Gathering Your Image Files 93

Chapter 2: Viewing, Searching, and Sorting Images 111

Chapter 3: Organizing Images with Tags, Albums, and More 137

Book III: Image Essentials 161

Chapter 1: Creating, Undoing, and Saving Images 163

Chapter 2: Specifying Resolution and Changing Image Sizing 179

Chapter 3: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats 195

Chapter 4: Working with Camera Raw 219

Chapter 5: Using and Managing Color 233

Book IV: Selections 251

Chapter 1: Making Selections 253

Chapter 2: Modifying and Transforming Selections 277

Book V: Painting, Drawing, and Typing 293

Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Elements 295

Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking 313

Chapter 3: Working with Type 329

Book VI: Working with Layers and Masks 351

Chapter 1: Creating Layers 353

Chapter 2: Managing Layers 379

Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes 395

Chapter 4: Cutting, Erasing, and Masking 407

Book VII: Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions 419

Chapter 1: Making Corrections and Having Fun with Filters 421

Chapter 2: Distorting with the Liquify Command 443

Chapter 3: Adding Pizzazz with Styles and Effects 451

Book VIII: Retouching and Enhancing 465

Chapter 1: Quick Image Makeovers 467

Chapter 2: Correcting Lighting, Color, and Clarity 499

Chapter 3: Compositing with Photomerge 533

Chapter 4: Getting Help in Guided Mode 549

Book IX: Creating and Sharing with Elements 561

Chapter 1: Creating Elements Projects 563

Chapter 2: Getting It Printed 579

Chapter 3: Sharing Projects with Others 601

Index 619

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