Photoshop Elements 4 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide [NOOK Book]

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Need to learn Photoshop Elements 4 fast? Try a Visual QuickStart!

This best-selling reference’s visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with Adobe’s popular consumer image editing software in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to Adobe Elements, leading graphic designer and Photoshop expert Craig Hoeschen uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to everything that’s new in ...

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Photoshop Elements 4 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide

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Overview

Need to learn Photoshop Elements 4 fast? Try a Visual QuickStart!

This best-selling reference’s visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with Adobe’s popular consumer image editing software in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to Adobe Elements, leading graphic designer and Photoshop expert Craig Hoeschen uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to everything that’s new in Adobe Photoshop Elements 4. Filled with step-by-step, task-based instructions and loads of visual aids, this book explains 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. Along the way, you'll find extensive coverage of all the program's new features: the Magic Selection Brush, which offers a quick way to make accurate selections in your photos; Magic Extractor, which lets you select an image and instantly remove the background; Auto Red Eye and Auto Skin tone tools; cool slideshow effects (text, graphics, narration, pans and zooms, and more); online sharing service; and more!


This book is for Windows users only.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132797672
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/9/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • File size: 56 MB
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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 on 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 3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide. (Peachpit Press, 2004).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The basics 1
Ch. 2 Creating and managing images 25
Ch. 3 Changing and adjusting colors 53
Ch. 4 Making selections 87
Ch. 5 Working with layers 115
Ch. 6 Fixing and retouching photos 155
Ch. 7 Filters and effects 189
Ch. 8 Painting and drawing 229
Ch. 9 Working with type 281
Ch. 10 Preparing images for the Web 303
Ch. 11 Saving and printing images 329
Ch. 12 Creative techniques 357
Ch. 13 The photo organizer 397
App. A Editor keyboard shortcuts 443
App. B Organizer keyboard shortcuts 449
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