Photoshop Elements 8 All-in-One For Dummies

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"Photoshop Elements has come a long way from its early days as Photoshop s low-end cousin. Now a feature-rich editing program popular with professionals as well as hobbyist photographers, Elements boasts versatile tools and capabilities. With these self-contained minibooks, you'll learn to make the most of every feature of Photoshop Elements 8." "You'll get started by setting up your Elements environment and learn how to launch, navigate, and personalize the program. You'll then gradually progress to working with Camera Raw, resolution, layers,

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Overview

"Photoshop Elements has come a long way from its early days as Photoshop s low-end cousin. Now a feature-rich editing program popular with professionals as well as hobbyist photographers, Elements boasts versatile tools and capabilities. With these self-contained minibooks, you'll learn to make the most of every feature of Photoshop Elements 8." "You'll get started by setting up your Elements environment and learn how to launch, navigate, and personalize the program. You'll then gradually progress to working with Camera Raw, resolution, layers, masks, color modes, files formats, and more. This All-in-One guide shows you how to make your photos better with Photoshop Elements 8 and inspires you to share your hard work with photo books, calendars, online albums, galleries, prints, and more." "This book shows you how to set up your environment for Photoshop Elements 8, the newest version of the affordably- priced photo-editing program; Explains how to import and export image files and offers advice on picking file formats; Walks you through using the selection tools and shows you what the Pencil and Brush tools can do; Demonstrates cool things to do with type; and Addresses how and why to create a Photoshop.com account." Maximize every element of Photoshop Elements 8 with this friendly guide by your side.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470543023
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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.

Chapter 3: Working in Adobe Bridge.

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: Cutting, Extracting, and 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 Pizzazz 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.

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