The Hidden Power of PhotoShop Elements 2

The Hidden Power of PhotoShop Elements 2

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by Richard Lynch
     
 
Until now, Adobe Photoshop Elements hasn't been considered powerful or full-featured enough for serious image correction. This book changes that forever. Powerful, advanced tools that lie hidden inside Photoshop Elements are turned loose as you turn through every section and discover new methods.

All you need are the techniques found in this book and the author

Overview

Until now, Adobe Photoshop Elements hasn't been considered powerful or full-featured enough for serious image correction. This book changes that forever. Powerful, advanced tools that lie hidden inside Photoshop Elements are turned loose as you turn through every section and discover new methods.

All you need are the techniques found in this book and the author's custom Hidden Power tools included on the CD. These tools are powerful enhancements that unlock key features like Curves, channel separations (RGB and CMYK), and masking. Soon you'll be able to do more than you ever thought possible with your images, including:

  • Radically upgrade the quality of results using channels, custom separations, and image luminosity.
  • Alter reality by creating new photo-realistic objects and adding them to existing images.
  • Create dynamic images for the web using animation, slices, and rollovers.
  • Correct and enhance image tone and color using Curves, Color Balance and custom layer blending tools.
  • Make complicated masks and advanced selections to easily target your corrections
  • Create original, scalable line art for logos by harnessing the power of custom vectors

The enclosed CD contains an extraordinary collection of tools that expand what you can do with Photoshop Elements by unveiling powerful features hidden under the hood, including: Calculations, Channels, Clipping Paths, Color Balance, Curves, custom vectors, Masking, Snapshots, Color Separations (RGB, CMYK, Color and Luminosity, and RGBL), enhanced sharpening, and more! The CD also contains 70 image and project files to use while working along with the book's exercises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780782141788
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/16/2002
Edition description:
Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.66(d)

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Meet the Author

Richard Lynch is the author Special Edition Using Photoshop 6 and Adobe Photoshop 5 How-To, as well as numerous articles on Photoshop, scanning, digital photography and imaging for various magazines. He is the editor of more than 30 current photography and digital imaging how-to books. His Photoshop work has appeared in print and on the web, in web site design, magazines, books, music CDs, trade-show installations, and as logos.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was looking for an alternative to Photoshop, and this book has it. Not only are the techniques mostly ones that I haven't seen (noise reductions and color changes made simple), but the tools allow me to do all the things Photoshop does that everyone says you can't like masking and curves. It isn't a beginner book, but it isn't exactly hard. It has useful discussion of why so I know. Lots of step-by-step. Great CD add ons for Elements that help you out. Techniques aren't just effects that work on the images provided with the book like they usually are. They work on my images. The most valuable book on working with digital images that I've bought, and I have a bunch. I can use Photoshop techniques I know from other books in Elements now.