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Photoshop Elements 9 All-in-One For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Let Photoshop Elements 9 expose your photo talents — this book puts all its features in focus

Whether you're a casual point-and-shooter or expert shutterbug, Photoshop Elements 9 can help make photography a snap. With close-ups on all its key features, these nine easy-to-follow minibooks cover everything you need to know about organizing, editing, sharing, and creating projects with your photos, faster than you can say, "Smile!"

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Photoshop Elements 9 All-in-One For Dummies

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Overview

Let Photoshop Elements 9 expose your photo talents — this book puts all its features in focus

Whether you're a casual point-and-shooter or expert shutterbug, Photoshop Elements 9 can help make photography a snap. With close-ups on all its key features, these nine easy-to-follow minibooks cover everything you need to know about organizing, editing, sharing, and creating projects with your photos, faster than you can say, "Smile!"

  • The fundamentals — Books I and II cover setting up your workspace, using tools and shortcuts, and managing your images

  • Sharpen your tools — learn to work with resolution, manage color, understand Camera Raw, and handle selections, in Books III and IV

  • Take it up a notch — in Books V, VI, and VII, learn to use the Brush and Pencil tools, work with layers, and create artistic effects

  • Makeovers, simple to extreme — Book VIII covers techniques for improving your images, from quick fixes to fine-tuning

  • Share the joy — with slide shows, photo books, greeting cards, calendars, CD/DVD labels, movies, and other projects in Book IX

Open the book and find:

  • Steps for setting up your Elements workspace

  • How to acquire and export images

  • Easy ways to fix flaws and undo mistakes

  • Tips for choosing the right tool for the job

  • Advice on creating layers and working with masks

  • Techniques for retouching and enhancing images

  • Inspiration for getting creative with filters, effects, styles, and distortions

  • Details about sharing photos on your favorite social networks and mobile devices

9 books in 1

  • Introducing Elements

  • Elements Fundamentals

  • Image Essentials

  • Selections

  • Painting, Drawing, and Typing

  • Working with Layers and Masks

  • Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions

  • Retouching and Enhancing

  • Creating and Sharing with Elements

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118005262
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • File size: 58 MB
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Meet the Author

Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California. She is currently a faculty member in the School of Design 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.

Chapter 3: Working with iHardware.

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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