Photoshop Elements 4 Just the Steps For Dummies


Photoshop Elements 4 is the fast, easy, and inexpensive way to get studio-quality results from your digital images. You can

  • Correct color, exposure, and lighting
  • Fix red-eye and other flaws
  • Use image layers to alter the look of a photo
  • Change the background
  • Make albums, ...
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Photoshop Elements 4 is the fast, easy, and inexpensive way to get studio-quality results from your digital images. You can

  • Correct color, exposure, and lighting
  • Fix red-eye and other flaws
  • Use image layers to alter the look of a photo
  • Change the background
  • Make albums, display photos online, or print your pictures
  • Do almost everything you can do with Photoshop CS

Chances are, you bought Elements because you want to make your photos look better. Maybe you take a lot of pictures and you look forward to sharing them. And if that’s the case, you’re probably more interested in actually getting something done than in understanding the theory behind the software. That’s why you need Photoshop Elements 4 Just the Steps For Dummies!

Photoshop Elements 4 Just the Steps For Dummies is a lot like Elements itself — fast and easy. Task-based spreads let you find the task you want to perform, then show you step by step how to do it. You pick the task, find it fast, and get it done! For example:

  • Organize and find images quickly and easily
  • Acquire photos from your mobile phone
  • Create an artistic effect by layering images
  • Locate files by caption, media type, or filename
  • Replace one color with another
  • Remove color halos from your subjects
  • Clean dust and scratches from your photos
  • Create a catalog, collection, album, or slideshow
  • Make a photo look like an impressionist painting or a pencil sketch
  • Print photos on your own printer or order prints online

That’s just a fraction of the tasks you can quickly find and perform with the help of this handy, no-nonsense guide. Photoshop Elements 4 Just the Steps For Dummies is all about simple steps that lead to great results!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764574788
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/27/2006
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, agraphic design studio in Ventura, California. She’s theauthor of Photoshop CS2 All-in-One Desk Reference ForDummies and has contributed as author, coauthor, or technicaleditor on numerous books. Barb is also a faculty member in theVisual Communication Department at Brooks Institute.

Ted Padova is the author of over 20 computer books. Hewrites primarily on Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, PhotoshopElements, and Adobe Illustrator. He is a nationally andinternationally known speaker on Adobe Acrobat and digitalimaging.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Acquiring and Organizing Images.

Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with Photoshop Elements.

Chapter 2: Acquiring Photos.

Chapter 3: Changing Image Attributes.

Chapter 4: Organizing Images.

Chapter 5: Saving and Undoing Edits.

Part II: Fixing Photos.

Chapter 6: Quick Fixing Images.

Chapter 7: Repairing Images.

Part III: Editing Techniques.

Chapter 8: Making Selections.

Chapter 9: Getting Creative with Layers.

Chapter 10: Working with Type.

Chapter 11: Drawing and Painting.

Chapter 12: Applying Filters.

Part IV: Outputting Photos.

Chapter 13: Preparing Images for Screen Viewing.

Chapter 14: Printing Images.

Part V: Working with Creations.

Chapter 15: Making Creations.

Chapter 16: Sharing Images.


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