Photoshop Elements 7 All-in-One for Dummies

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Photoshop Elements 7 is a sophisticated image-editing program for hobbyists, amateur photographers, and professionals alike. Whether you’re new to Elements or looking for the details on the newest version, Photoshop Elements 7 All-in-One For Dummies gets you up to speed and offers a handy, full-color ...
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Overview

Photoshop Elements 7 is a sophisticated image-editing program for hobbyists, amateur photographers, and professionals alike. Whether you’re new to Elements or looking for the details on the newest version, Photoshop Elements 7 All-in-One For Dummies gets you up to speed and offers a handy, full-color reference.

Nine convenient minibooks cover everything you need to know about image editing, sharing files, and creating projects with Elements 7. They include:

  • Introducing Elements
  • Elements Fundamentals
  • Image Essentials
  • Selections
  • Painting, Drawing, and Typing
  • Working with Layers and Masks
  • Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions
  • Enhancing and Retouching
  • Creating and Sharing

Written by graphics and digital imaging experts Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, this handy guide covers:

  • Setting up your work environment, using tools and shortcuts, and managing your files
  • Working with resolution, managing color, using appropriate file formats, and handling selections
  • Using the Brush and Pencil tools, working with layers, and creating artistic effects
  • Erasing imperfections and fine-tuning color
  • Doing creative things with your photos, including slide shows, calendars, greeting cards, flip books, and other projects
  • Managing images in Organizer and Bridge and the process for acquiring, saving, and exporting images
  • How to do quick image makeovers, and much more

Photoshop Elements 7 All-in-One For Dummies helps you get great photos for print, Web galleries, and cool projects that’ll make your friends say “wow!”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470434130
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/23/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 1,444,433
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Obermeier is the principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California specializing in print and Web design. She is currently a Graphic Design faculty member 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.

Book I: Introducing Elements.

Chapter 1: Examining the Elements Environment.

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools.

Chapter 3: Viewing and Navigating Images.

Chapter 4: Setting Your Preferences.

Book II: Elements Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: Acquiring, Saving, and Exporting Images.

Chapter 2: Working in the Organizer.

Book III: Image Essentials.

Chapter 1: Specifying Resolution and Changing Image Sizing.

Chapter 2: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats.

Chapter 3: Working with Camera Raw.

Chapter 4: Using and Managing Color.

Chapter 5: Time Travel — Undoing in Elements.

Book IV: Selections.

Chapter 1: Making Selections.

Chapter 2: Modifying and Transforming Selections.

Book V: Painting, Drawing, and Typing.

Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Elements.

Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking.

Chapter 3: Working with Type.

Book VI: Working with Layers and Masks.

Chapter 1: Creating Layers.

Chapter 2: Managing Layers.

Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes.

Chapter 4: Working with Masking.

Book VII: Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions.

Chapter 1: Making Corrections and Having Fun with Filters.

Chapter 2: Distorting with the Liquify Command.

Chapter 3: Adding Pizazz with Styles and Effects.

Book VIII: Retouching and Enhancing.

Chapter 1: Quick Image Makeovers.

Chapter 2: Correcting Lighting, Color, and Clarity.

Chapter 3: Compositing with Photomerge.

Chapter 4: Getting Help in Guided Mode.

Book IX: Creating and Sharing with Elements.

Chapter 1: Creating Elements Projects.

Chapter 2: Getting It Printed.

Chapter 3: Getting It on the Web.

Chapter 4: Sharing Projects with Others.

Index.

Bonus Chapter 1: Working in Bridge.

Bonus Chapter 2: Using the Content Panel.

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