Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop Elements 2 in 24 Hours

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Photoshop Elements is a more accessible version of Adobe's flagship product, Photoshop. Elements is geared to business users, students, and home users who nonetheless want professional-looking images for their print and Web projects. Topics covered in the book include capturing and editing photos from traditional or digital cameras, correcting color, working with layers, erasing backgrounds and creating photo-illustrations, editing Web graphics, and simulating print and drawing techniques. Sams Teach Yourself ...
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Overview

Photoshop Elements is a more accessible version of Adobe's flagship product, Photoshop. Elements is geared to business users, students, and home users who nonetheless want professional-looking images for their print and Web projects. Topics covered in the book include capturing and editing photos from traditional or digital cameras, correcting color, working with layers, erasing backgrounds and creating photo-illustrations, editing Web graphics, and simulating print and drawing techniques. Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop Elements in 24 Hours is an easily accessible tutorial that uses a friendly, conversational writing style to teach readers the basics - an approach that should especially appeal to Photoshop Elements users.

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You need great images -- but you’re no artist or graphic designer. Maybe you’re a student, or a small business owner, or you’ve got a personal web site, or you just have a pile of old photos and it’s time you did something with them. Photoshop Elements 2 was made for you -- and so was Sams Teach Yourself Photoshop Elements in 24 Hours.

Carla Rose is among the best we’ve seen at teaching to beginners -- as proven in her previous Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop in 24 Hours and Teach Yourself Digital Photography in 14 Days (not to mention her contributions to publications ranging from The New Yorker to The Atlantic Fisherman). Here, she assumes no design expertise whatsoever: if you can point, click, and read, you’re golden.

It’s amazing how much Elements 2 can do for the price. Rose covers darned near all of it. You’ll learn how to capture and edit photos (from film-based cameras via scanners, or from digital cameras). You’ll master color correction; use layers; erase unwanted backgrounds; create photo-illustrations; edit and optimize web graphics; use filters to simulate drawing and painting techniques; and much more. It’ll be fun, easy, and painless. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672324307
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 10/8/2002
  • Series: Teach Yourself... in 24 Hours Series
  • Pages: 482
  • Sales rank: 1,289,621
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Carla Rose, a photographer, artist, and award-winning writer, is the author of more than 20 computer books, including Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop in 24 Hours and Sams Teach Yourself Digital Photography and Photoshop Elements All in One.

 

Jennifer Fulton, iVillage's former "Computer Coach," is an experienced computer consultant and trainer with over 20 years in the business. Jennifer is also the best-selling author of more than 100 computer books written for both the education and retail markets, including Sams Teach Yourself PaintShop Pro 8 in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself Windows ME in 10 Minutes, How to Use Microsoft Publisher 2000, How to Use Microsoft Office XP, Easy Outlook 2000, Sams Teach Yourself Excel 2000 in Ten Minutes, Office 2000 Cheat Sheet, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Upgrading and Repairing Your PC.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Working with Elements 3
Hour 1 Welcome to Photoshop Elements 5
Hour 2 A Tour of the Desktop 13
Hour 3 Starting and Saving Your Work 37
Hour 4 Importing Source Images 55
Hour 5 Making Selections and Using Layers 69
Hour 6 Adding Type 91
Hour 7 Printing Your Pictures 105
Hour 8 Posting Your Work on the Web 123
Pt. II Simple Corrections 143
Hour 9 Cropping and Resizing Your Pictures 145
Hour 10 Straightening, Skewing, and Distorting an Image 159
Hour 11 Removing Red Eye, Dust, and Scratches 179
Hour 12 Too Light/Too Dark: Adjusting Brightness, Contrast, and Color 195
Hour 13 Using Repair Recipes and Tutorials 213
Pt. III Photo Rescue 227
Hour 14 Repairing Black-and-White Pictures 229
Hour 15 Making Color Repairs 251
Hour 16 Removing and Replacing Objects 267
Hour 17 Using the Improvement Filters 281
Pt. IV Going Creative 307
Hour 18 Using the Artistic Filters 309
Hour 19 Creating Art from Scratch 331
Hour 20 Making Composite Images 351
Hour 21 Going Wild with Your Images 387
Hour 22 Creating Backgrounds and Textures from Scratch 407
Hour 23 Building Your Own Brushes and Patterns 421
Hour 24 Animated GIFs and other Cool Tricks 433
Index 451
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