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Scrapbooking with Photoshopa Elements: The Creative Cropping Cookbook

Scrapbooking with Photoshopa Elements: The Creative Cropping Cookbook

by Lynette Kent, Lynnette Kent
     
 
Today's advancements in digital technology are transforming the traditional art of scrapbooking. With a computer, digital camera, scanner, ink-jet printer, and Photoshop Elements—Adobe's popular digital imaging software for home users--you have all the ingredients you need to create a truly astounding and unforgettable scrapbook. But learning how to use these

Overview

Today's advancements in digital technology are transforming the traditional art of scrapbooking. With a computer, digital camera, scanner, ink-jet printer, and Photoshop Elements—Adobe's popular digital imaging software for home users--you have all the ingredients you need to create a truly astounding and unforgettable scrapbook. But learning how to use these tools can be intimidating.

In Scrapbooking with Photoshop Elements: The Creative Cropping Cookbook, digital scrapbooking trainer Lynette Kent distills the information you need to know about choosing and setting up the hardware you need. She also shares professional design secrets and introduces you to the vast range of artistic possibilities that emerge when you use Photoshop Elements. This practical and friendly guide demystifies the technical topics and leads you step-by-step through dozens of inspiring examples.

Inside, you'll find:

  • Professional advice and principles for coherent design
  • Shopping lists to help you choose the right tools
  • Creative ways to enhance photos with Photoshop Elements
  • Artistic techniques you can't perform with scissors and glue, such as turning a photo into a sketch or painting, and creating type that is filled with a photo
  • Tips for producing special text effects and customizing clip art and backgrounds
  • Innovative ideas for making better photos for your scrapbooks
  • Instruction on how to set up pages for printing and archiving
  • Handy tear-out recipe cards that outline key steps from the book's projects
  • Secrets for getting the most out of your digital camera, scanner, and ink-jet printer
  • Essential information on preserving your images through digital archiving
    Bonus! You also get exclusive coupons for savings on digital scrapbooking products.

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
If you scrapbook, technology is your friend. Digital cameras, scanners, imaging software let you do things you could’ve never imagined before and share your work more easily with the people you love. In this book, longtime digital scrapbooking trainer Lynette Kent demystifies all the equipment -- and shows exactly how to use it to build more creative, personally rewarding scrapbooks.

How do you design more visually appealing pages? Choose the right scanner, the right inkjet printer -- and make the most of them? Capture better images, and use Photoshop Elements’ special effects and filters to make them stand out, brilliantly? Use clip art, create beautiful text and backgrounds? Kent explains it all, step-by-step, with full-color examples. One touch we especially like: tear-out “recipe cards” that summarize key tasks in handy, quick-read format. Bill Camarda, from the February 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780782143775
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/16/2004
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 10.08(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

An arts and crafts teacher and computer trainer with a Master's degree from Stanford, Lynette Kent has designed and taught popular classes on scrapbooking with a computer, scanner, and inkjet printer. She has used her teaching skills to give instruction and product demonstrations for companies including Apple, Epson, Wacom, and Extensis, and for the past 13 years has actively participated in the ATX (Adobe Technology Exchange) of Southern California.

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