Photoshop Elements 12 For Dummies

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Better photos are a snap with a little imagination and Photoshop Elements 12 For Dummies!

Sure, your photos are nice, but why settle for ordinary pictures when you can create extraordinary images with a little help from Photoshop Elements 12 and For Dummies? This fun and easy Elements reference is perfect for amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts who want to make their snapshots picture perfect. Learn what’s new in Photoshop Elements 12, find your way around the interface,...

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Overview

Better photos are a snap with a little imagination and Photoshop Elements 12 For Dummies!

Sure, your photos are nice, but why settle for ordinary pictures when you can create extraordinary images with a little help from Photoshop Elements 12 and For Dummies? This fun and easy Elements reference is perfect for amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts who want to make their snapshots picture perfect. Learn what’s new in Photoshop Elements 12, find your way around the interface, make color and contrast adjustments, add type and interesting effects, and share your images with your friends, family, and other photographers via social media and Adobe Revel. It’s easy!

  • Walks you through the Organizer, tools, menus, and options and shows you how to import and upload your images
  • Explains how to fine-tune your photos by cropping or removing unwanted objects, adjusting shadows and highlights, improving contrast, adding artistic effects, working with text, and fixing blemishes or other imperfections
  • Teaches you how to work with layers, contrast, color, clarity, filters, effects, styles, and type
  • Provides creative inspiration for photo projects and tips for sharing your images online or in print

Fantastic photos and interesting images are just a click away with Photoshop Elements 12 For Dummies in your toolkit!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118727140
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/30/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 381,008
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (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

Part I: Organizing and Editing Images 5

Chapter 1: Getting Your Images 7

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Editing Work Areas 29

Chapter 3: Getting Ready to Edit 59

Chapter 4: Working with Resolutions, Color Modes, and File Formats 71

Part II: Managing Media 99

Chapter 5: Tagging Photos and Creating Albums 101

Chapter 6: Viewing and Finding Your Images 119

Part III: Selecting and Correcting Photos 145

Chapter 7: Making and Modifying Selections 147

Chapter 8: Working with Layers 177

Chapter 9: Simple Image Makeovers 199

Chapter 10: Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity 235

Part IV: Exploring Your Inner Artist 267

Chapter 11: Playing with Filters, Effects, Styles, and More 269

Chapter 12: Drawing and Painting 307

Chapter 13: Working with Type 333

Part V: Printing, Creating, and Sharing 351

Chapter 14: Getting It on Paper 353

Chapter 15: Sharing Your Work 369

Chapter 16: Making Creations 387

Part VI: The Part of Tens 399

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Composing Better Photos 401

Chapter 18: Ten More Project Ideas 407

Index 413

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