Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies

Overview

  • What the book covers: the key features of Photoshop Elements including examining the Elements workspace, getting to know the tools, viewing and navigating images on your computer, setting your preferences, acquiring, saving, and exporting images, working in the organizer, sorting and organizing files, working with iOS and Android devices, specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing color modes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managing color, making selections, modifying and ...
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Overview

  • What the book covers: the key features of Photoshop Elements including examining the Elements workspace, getting to know the tools, viewing and navigating images on your computer, setting your preferences, acquiring, saving, and exporting images, working in the organizer, sorting and organizing files, working with iOS and Android devices, specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing color modes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managing color, making selections, modifying and transforming selections, painting and drawing with Elements, filing and stroking, working with type, creating layers, managing layers, playing with opacity and blend modes, cutting, extracting, and masking, making corrections and having fun with filters, distorting with the Liquify command, adding pizzazz with styles and effects, applying quick image makeovers, correcting lighting, color, and clarity, compositing with Photomerge, creating Elements projects, getting images ready for printing, sharing projects with others, and much more.
  • Nine minibooks included are: (1) Introducing Elements (2) Elements Fundamentals (3) Image Essentials (4) Selections (5) Painting, Drawing, and Typing (6) Working with Layers and Masks (7) Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions (8) Retouching and Enhancing (9) Creating and Sharing with Elements.
  • Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than twenty years.
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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: 105,168
  • 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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