Photoshop Elements 8 in Easy Steps: For Windows and Mac

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The No. 1 best-selling image editing software goes from strength to strength and Photoshop Elements 8 In Easy Steps covers it in depth.

Editing digital images is at the heart of Elements 8. This book shows you how to edit, display, share and organize images in some truly stunning and original ways, for both PC and Mac users. It also shows you how video can be used within Elements 8.

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Overview

The No. 1 best-selling image editing software goes from strength to strength and Photoshop Elements 8 In Easy Steps covers it in depth.

Editing digital images is at the heart of Elements 8. This book shows you how to edit, display, share and organize images in some truly stunning and original ways, for both PC and Mac users. It also shows you how video can be used within Elements 8.

Photoshop Elements 8 In Easy Steps puts the fun into working with digital images and breaks ground to give you the power to expand your digital horizons.

Wherever you see one of these icons you know there's a handy tip to spice up your learning, flag something to remember or ward you away from potential dangers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840783926
  • Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: In Easy Steps Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.96 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Elements 7

About Elements 8

Welcome Screen 10

Editor Mode 11

Project Bin 12

Quick Edit Mode 13

Guided Edit Mode 14

Organizer Mode 15

Create Mode 16

Share Mode 17

Menu Bar 18

Toolbox 19

Options Bar 20

Panels 21

Preferences 23

Elements for the Mac 24

Getting Help 30

2 Organizing Images 31

Obtaining Images 32

Media Browser 34

Full Screen Preview 36

Full Screen Compare 37

Auto-Analyzer 38

Stacks 40

Version Sets 41

Tagging Images 42

People Recognition 44

Searching for Images 46

Albums 47

Smart Albums 48

Date View 50

Map View 51

Opening and Saving Images 52

Working with Video 53

3 First Digital Steps 55

Color Enhancements 56

Cropping 59

Resizing without Distortion 60

Cloning 62

Pattern Cloning 63

Healing Brush 64

Spot Healing Brush 65

Rotating 66

Transforming 67

Magnification 68

Eraser 70

4 Quick Wins 71

Removing Red-eye 72

Adjusting Skin Tones 74

Straightening an Image 75

Dividing Scanned Images 76

Quick Edit Options 77

Touch Up Quick Edits 80

Cleaning Up Scenes 82

Merging Exposures 84

Changing to Black and White 86

Combining Group Shots 88

Combining Faces 90

Panoramas 92

5 Beyond the Basics 95

Hue and Saturation 96

Histogram 98

Levels 100

Color Curve 102

Pegging Points 103

Filter Adjustments 104

Unsharp Mask 105

Fixing Camera Distortion 106

Importing RAW Images 108

Image Size 110

Resampling Images 112

6 Selecting Areas 113

About Selections 114

Marquee Tools 115

Lasso Tools 116

Magic Wand Tool 118

Selection Brush Tool 119

Quick Selection Tool 120

Smart Brush Tool 121

Inverting a Selection 122

Feathering 123

Editing Selections 124

7 Layers 125

Layering Images 126

Layers Panel 127

Adding Layers 128

Fill and Adjustment Layers 129

Working with Layers 131

Blending Layers 132

Opacity 133

Saving Layers 134

8 Text and Drawing Tools 135

Adding and Formatting Text 136

Distorting Text 138

Text and Shape Masks 139

Adding Shapes 141

Layer Styles 143

Paint Bucket Tool 144

Gradient Tool 145

Brush and Pencil Tools 147

Impressionist Brush Tool 148

Working with Color 149

9 Content and Effects 151

About Content and Effects 152

Artwork 154

Themes 156

Special Effects 158

Text Effects 160

Filtering Content 162

10 Sharing and Creating 163

Saving Images for the Web 164

About Share Mode 166

Online Albums 167

Creatively Emailing Images 168

About Create Mode 170

Photo Books 172

Slide Shows 174

VCDs 177

Flipbooks 178

11 Printing Images 179

Calibrating Your Monitor 180

Print Size 181

Print Options 182

Print Layouts 183

Online Prints 185

Creating PDF Files 186

Index 187

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