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Ideal for scrapbookers, serious and casual photographers, and budding graphic artists alike, Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac is more powerful and easier to use than previous versions. But figuring out how and when to use the program's tools is still tricky. With this book, you'll learn not only what each tool does, but also when it makes the most sense to use it and why. You get easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for everything from importing photos to organizing, editing, sharing, and storing your images. ...

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Overview

Ideal for scrapbookers, serious and casual photographers, and budding graphic artists alike, Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac is more powerful and easier to use than previous versions. But figuring out how and when to use the program's tools is still tricky. With this book, you'll learn not only what each tool does, but also when it makes the most sense to use it and why. You get easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for everything from importing photos to organizing, editing, sharing, and storing your images. You'll also find a tour of Bridge, the ultra-deluxe file browser that comes with Photoshop CS4 —and Elements 8.

How do you use the Photomerge Exposure? How do Quick Fix previews work? With a gentle introduction to get you started quickly, and advanced tips to help you produce really creative work, this Missing Manual provides the answers you need.

  • Get crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations of every feature
  • Learn to import, organize, back up, and fix photos quickly and easily
  • Repair and restore old and damaged photos, and retouch any image
  • Jazz up your pictures with dozens of filters, frames, and special effects
  • Remove unwanted objects from images with the new Recompose tool
  • Learn advanced techniques like working with layers and applying blend modes
  • Download practice images and try new tricks right away


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596804961
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/23/2009
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Brundage is the author of Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual, and Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual, an Adobe Community Expert, and a member of Adobe's prerelease groups for Elements 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. She's been teaching people how to use Photoshop Elements since it first came out in 2001. Barbara first started using Elements to create graphics for use in her day job as a harpist, music publisher, and arranger. Along the way, she joined the large group of people finding a renewed interest in photography thanks to digital cameras. If she can learn to use Elements, you can, too!

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Introduction

Part I: Introductory Elements

Chapter 1: Finding Your Way Around Elements

Chapter 2: Importing, Managing, and Saving Your Photos

Chapter 3: Rotating and Resizing Your Photos

Chapter 4: The Quick Fix

Part II: Elemental Elements

Chapter 5: Making Selections

Chapter 6: Layers: The Heart of Elements

Part III: Retouching

Chapter 7: Basic Image Retouching

Chapter 8: Elements for Digital Photographers

Chapter 9: Retouching: Fine-Tuning Your Images

Chapter 10: Removing and Adding Color

Chapter 11: Photomerge: Creating Panoramas, Group Shots, and More

Part IV: Artistic Elements

Chapter 12: Drawing with Brushes, Shapes, and Other Tools

Chapter 13: Filters, Effects, Layer Styles, and Gradients

Chapter 14: Text in Elements

Part V: Sharing Your Images

Chapter 15: Creating Projects

Chapter 16: Printing Your Photos

Chapter 17: Email and the Web

Part VI: Additional Elements

Chapter 18: Beyond the Basics

Part VII: Appendixes

Elements, Menu by Menu

Installation and Troubleshooting

Bridge CS4, Menu by Menu

Colophon

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Awesome series

    The Missing Manual books are always consistently excellent. I've used Elements for years but, every time I upgrade, I still get the Missing Manual for the upgrade. It helps me to make the most of the new features. We have Missing Manuals for our imac and for iMovie.

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