Photoshop Elements 3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

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Photoshop Elements 3, Adobe's more accessible version of its flagship product, Photoshop, opens the door for amateur photographers, business users, students, and home users who want professional-looking images for their print and Web projects.

Photoshop Elements 3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide uses task-based lessons to show readers how to capture photos from traditional or digital cameras, reduce red eye, correct color, work with layers, erase backgrounds, ...

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Overview

Photoshop Elements 3, Adobe's more accessible version of its flagship product, Photoshop, opens the door for amateur photographers, business users, students, and home users who want professional-looking images for their print and Web projects.

Photoshop Elements 3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide uses task-based lessons to show readers how to capture photos from traditional or digital cameras, reduce red eye, correct color, work with layers, erase backgrounds, create photo-illustrations and Web graphics, simulate painting and drawing techniques, apply artistic effects, and more. Longtime graphic designer and digital imaging expert Craig Hoeschen provides concise, step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to help users look up just what they need to know, while an eight-page color gallery shows off sample filters, effects, and plenty of retouching and compositing examples for additional inspiration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321270788
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 12/30/2004
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig Hoeschen has been creating artwork and instructional content for nearly 25 years, providing illustration, photography, and design for magazines, newspapers, CD-ROMs, and the Web. A regular guest-lecturer in journalism and graphic arts classrooms, he has also developed and led seminars color theory, typography, and illustration. He has won numerous awards for his work in illustration and design from the Society for Technical Communication and the California Newspaper Publishers Association. He is the co-author of the best-selling Photoshop Elements 2 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide. (Peachpit Press,2002).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The basics 1
Ch. 2 Creating and managing images 33
Ch. 3 Changing and adjusting colors 61
Ch. 4 Making selections 93
Ch. 5 Working with layers 121
Ch. 6 Fixing and retouching photos 159
Ch. 7 Filters and effects 191
Ch. 8 Painting and drawing 231
Ch. 9 Working with type 279
Ch. 10 Preparing images for the Web 301
Ch. 11 Saving and printing images 325
Ch. 12 Creative techniques 361
Ch. 13 The Windows photo organizer 405
App. A Editor keyboard shortcuts 447
App. B Organizer keyboard shortcuts (Windows only) 453
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