PhotoShop Elements 2 Solutions: The Art of Digital Photography

PhotoShop Elements 2 Solutions: The Art of Digital Photography

by Mikkel Aaland
     
 

"...covers everything you'll need to know to make your images appear professional, and look the way you prefer—with no redeye, no leaning buildings, and of course, no wrinkles."

—Popular Photography

"The engaging work of the author and his many talented colleagues will inspire you to bring out the best in your digital images. With Mikkel as

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"...covers everything you'll need to know to make your images appear professional, and look the way you prefer—with no redeye, no leaning buildings, and of course, no wrinkles."

—Popular Photography

"The engaging work of the author and his many talented colleagues will inspire you to bring out the best in your digital images. With Mikkel as your guide, you will also have fun doing so."

—Kevin Connor, Group Product Manager, Adobe

Take Your Digital Images to the Next Level

Adobe’s original version of Photoshop Elements quickly became a huge software hit, bringing the power of Photoshop to anyone with a computer. The first version of this book became an instant classic, too, using inspiring images and real-world examples to show readers how to get the most out of the program. With Photoshop Elements 2 Solutions, noted photographer, web producer, and author Mikkel Aaland has thoroughly updated his best-seller to include all the smart new features in the latest version of the program. Whether creating digital images is a hobby or part of your livelihood, this book is an invaluable guide for turning your ordinary images into extraordinary images.

Inside, Aaland shows you the ins and outs of both Photoshop Elements 2 and the original Photoshop Elements including:

  • Getting Photoshop Elements up and running

  • Sharpening out-of-focus pictures

  • Touching up faces and fixing red-eye

  • Making standout product shots

  • Enhancing outdoor and real-estate shots

  • Fusing photos into amazing panoramics

  • Combining images into realistic-looking composites

  • Optimizing photos for the web and e-mail transmission

  • Creating PDF slide shows and professional-looking picture packages

And more...

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
Mikkel Aaland is one of the world’s leading experts in digital photography, and his books on the subject are treasured by professionals. Now, with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, he’s written a superb guide for the rest of us, showing exactly how to make the most out of the images we care about.

Nobody loves their own portrait, but Aaland shows you how to do all the subtle stuff to make your snapshots look great. You’ll learn how to slightly enlarge eyes (a classic portrait artist’s trick), how to bring new life to lips, whiten and fix teeth, and selectively reduce wrinkles -- all without ever being too obvious!

There’s a chapter on improving outdoor shots (intensifying skies, working with the midday sun, making your ponds bluer and your grass greener). Want to swap kids in your photocomposite, or create a seamless panoramic image of an entire baseball field? It’s here.

If you’re a real estate agent (or selling your own house) you’ll love Aaland’s chapter on shooting properties: removing construction signs, judiciously blurring backgrounds, removing unsightly overhead wires, and so forth. (Maybe in the next edition he’ll show you how to embed the smell of freshly baked bread!) Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780782141405
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/12/2002
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Meet the Author

Mikkel Aaland is a photographer, Web producer, and author of 7 books, including Digital Photography, Photoshop for the Web, and Still Images for Multimedia. Aaland has served as a non-paid advisor to Adobe's Elements product development group. He has contributed text and photography to numerous periodicals including Wired, Newsweek, and Publish.

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