Photoshop Elements All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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9 books in 1 — your key to Element-ary success!

Your one-stop, full-color guide to every aspect of Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements is a powerful image editor that helps you create, edit, fix, organize, and share photos in hundreds of creative ways, and this book puts the power at your fingertips. Manage your images, work with layers, ...

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Overview

9 books in 1 — your key to Element-ary success!

Your one-stop, full-color guide to every aspect of Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements is a powerful image editor that helps you create, edit, fix, organize, and share photos in hundreds of creative ways, and this book puts the power at your fingertips. Manage your images, work with layers, retouch less-than-perfect pictures, create cool special effects, share your work in print or online, and have fun doing it!

Discover how to:
* Navigate the Elements workspace
* Acquire images from digital cameras, CDs, and scanners
* Correct exposure and color
* Replace the background in a photo
* Prepare images for display on the Web
* Create sharp and colorful images for printing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471778615
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/8/2006
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 647
  • Product dimensions: 2.82 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary David Bouton is a professional illustrator who has written over 20 books on computer graphics. A former advertising agency art director, he shares his talents for creating polished, world-class images with readers.

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Table of Contents

Bk. I Getting started 7
Ch. 1 To begin at the beginning 9
Ch. 2 Checking out the Elements workspaces 39
Ch. 3 The toolbox, options, and other essential stuff 85
Ch. 4 Palettes and shapes 121
Bk. II Acquiring images 143
Ch. 1 Input from a digital camera 145
Ch. 2 Input from a CD 161
Ch. 3 Input from a scanner 173
Ch. 4 Input from other applications 185
Bk. III Color correction 203
Ch. 1 Correcting image exposure 205
Ch. 2 Improving color balance 225
Bk. IV Creating and using selections 239
Ch. 1 Creating basic selections 241
Ch. 2 Creating freeform selections 263
Ch. 3 Still more selection tools 285
Ch. 4 Modifying what you selected 301
Bk. V Working with layers 317
Ch. 1 Getting a selection onto a layer 319
Ch. 2 Changing layer properties 341
Ch. 3 Layer blending modes 359
Bk. VI Basic image retouching 377
Ch. 1 Fixing photo defects 379
Ch. 2 Healing images and photography tips 399
Ch. 3 Using filters 417
Bk. VII Typing the text 455
Ch. 1 Working with the type tools 457
Ch. 2 Using different fonts 473
Ch. 3 Adding a professional typographical touch 491
Ch. 4 Text special effects 505
Bk. VIII Ambitious image retouching 527
Ch. 1 Moving subjects to a different background image 529
Ch. 2 Changing reality 543
Ch. 3 Creating finishing touches to reality (and fantasy) 563
Bk. IX Creating special-effects images 587
Ch. 1 Creating otherworldly images 589
Ch. 2 Stretching reality 605
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