Using Adobe Photoshop Elements 8, Enhanced Edition [NOOK Book]


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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 is a consumer application for photo asset management, development, and output. Many digital photography enthusiasts, scrapbookers, and hobbyists adopt Photoshop Elements as their photo asset management and image-editing tool of choice. Photoshop Elements 8 brings the power of Photoshop to everyday photographers. Combining an...

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*** This USING Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 book is enhanced with over 2.5 hours of FREE step-by-step VIDEO TUTORIALS and AUDIO SIDEBARS!  *** 

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 is a consumer application for photo asset management, development, and output. Many digital photography enthusiasts, scrapbookers, and hobbyists adopt Photoshop Elements as their photo asset management and image-editing tool of choice. Photoshop Elements 8 brings the power of Photoshop to everyday photographers. Combining an Organizer that makes keeping track of photos easy with an Editor for fixing up and experimenting with images, Photoshop Elements includes automatic face recognition and shows live previews alongside all its single-click Quick Fix operations. Users can create new keyword tags for their photos simply by typing, and a "tag cloud" enables them to see what tags are most used in their photo collections. And printing has been improved to empower users to print their own images and projects when they don't want to send away for photo products.  

USING Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 is a media-rich learning experience designed to help new users master Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 quickly, and get the most out of it, fast!  EVERY chapter has multiple video and audio files integrated into the learning material which creates interactive content that works together to teach everything mainstream Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 users need to know. 

You’ll Learn How to:

-          Get all Your Photos into Elements, Fast!

-          Organize Your Collection, and Find Exactly What You’re Looking For


-          Instantly Fix any Photo’s Color, Lighting, and Clarity


-          Take Total Control with Manual Photo Editing


-          Build Great Collages with Elements’ Layers Feature


-          Make the Most of Filters and Special Effects


-          Place Your Photos on Calendars, Coffee Mugs, and Other Useful Objects

-          Share Your Best Images with Family and Friends on the Web

-          Create Great Print and Scrapbooking Projects with Templates and Embellishments

Examples of Topics Covered in VIDEO TUTORIALS, which Walk You Through Tasks You’ve Just Got to See!


-          Setting Up Smart Albums


-          Experimenting with Filters


-          Trimming Pictures to Custom


Examples of Topics Covered in AUDIO SIDEBARS, which Deliver Insights Straight From the Experts!


-          Dealing with Highlights and Shadows Close-In


-          Tagging Photos


-          Color By the Numbers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132965972
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 10/21/2011
  • Series: Using
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 140 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Kate Binder is a design and graphics expert and Mac OS X fanatic who has written extensively on graphics, publishing, and photography since dinosaurs walked the earth and “QuarkXPress versus PageMaker” was the perennial hot topic. Her many books include iMac Portable Genius, Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, Easy Mac OS X Leopard, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS4 in 24 Hours, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Mac OS X, and Easy Adobe Photoshop 6. She is also coauthor of Microsoft Office: Mac v.X Inside Out, SVG for Designers, and Get Creative: The Digital Photo Idea Book. Kate lives and works in New Hampshire with her family and a pack of semi-retired racing greyhounds.

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Table of Contents

1 Getting Photos into Photoshop Elements

Importing from a Camera or Phone

Processing Camera Raw Images

Scanning Images

Scanning Slides, Negatives, and Objects

Adding Existing Image Files to Your Catalog

Searching for Images on Your Computer

Saving and Exporting Image Files

Using the Right File Format

2 Organizing Your Collection

Grouping Related Photos into Albums

Creating Albums

Working with Photos in Albums

Making Stacks of Similar Photos

Stacking and Unstacking

Viewing Stacks

Applying Keyword Tags

Creating Tags

Rating Your Favorite Pictures

Applying Star Ratings

Modifying and Removing Star Ratings

Recognizing People

Recognizing Faces in Existing Photos

3 Finding the Pictures You Want

Searching by Attributes

Searching by Date

Searching Caption Data

Searching for Other Metadata

Looking for Visually Similar Images

Searching with Tags

Searching by Ratings

Creating Smart Albums from Searches

4 Maintaining Your Photo Collection

Backing Up Your Pictures Online

Deciding Which Photos to Back Up

Using Advanced Backup/Sync Options

Syncing Your Collection to Multiple Computers

Working with Your Collection on

Adding Pictures via

Editing Your Collection via

Putting Photos on Disc

Sharing the Organizer with Adobe Premiere Elements

5 Working in the Editor

Using the Three Editing Modes

Making Quick Fixes

Learning from Guided Edit Mode

Working in Full Edit Mode

Arranging Windows and Panels

Docking and Undocking Panels

Arranging Image Windows

Moving Around in Image Windows

6 Fixing Your Pictures

Rotating, Cropping, and Resizing

Rotating and Flipping

Cropping for the Best Shot

Changing Image Size and Resolution

Adjusting Lighting

Lightening and Darkening Images

Fixing Dark Shadows or Bright Highlights

Improving Contrast

Adjusting Color

Correcting Color

Intensifying Colors

Going from Color to Black and White

Sharpening Blurry Images

Using the Sharpen Commands

Using the Sharpen Tool

7 Using Advanced Editing Techniques

Selecting Part of an Image

Selecting Manually

Using Automatic Selection Methods

Modifying Selections

Smoothing Out Dust and Film Grain

Using Filters to Remove Noise

Getting Rid of Debris with the Spot Healing Brush

Deleting Scratches and Unwanted Objects

Using the Healing Brush

Merging Multiple Photos

Combining Pieces to Make the Best Possible Shot

Combining Multiple Exposures

Repositioning Objects

Changing Colors

Replacing Colors

Adjusting Hues

Applying New Color with a Smart Brush

Adjusting Perspective

Deleting the Background

8 Painting, Drawing, and Adding Type

Painting in an Image

Choosing Colors

Working with Brushes

Applying Paint in Different Ways

Drawing with the Shape Tools

Creating Standard Shapes

Modifying Shapes

Using the Custom Shape Tool

Adding and Editing Type

Creating Type

Formatting Type

Applying Layer Styles to Type

Warping Type

9 Using Layers for Collage and More

Managing Layers

Adding and Deleting Layers

Rearranging Layers

Modifying Layer Colors with Blending Modes

Hiding and Showing Layers

Working with Transparency

Erasing to Transparency

Protecting Transparent Pixels

Putting Image Adjustments on Layers

Lining Layers Up with Guides and the Grid

10 Applying Filters and Special Effects

Applying Filters

Taking a Look at the Filters

Useful Filters

Artistic Filters

Fun Filters

Adding Layer Styles

Applying Layer Styles

Modifying Layer Styles

Applying Photo Effects

11 Using Built-in Content and Templates

Adding Backgrounds, Frames, and Themes

Adding Graphics and Shapes

12 Printing Photos

Using Your Printer

Contact Sheets

Standard Prints

Picture Packages

Using Online Services

13 Sharing Photos Online

Emailing Pictures

Creating PDF Slide Shows

Creating Web Galleries

Publishing a Map of Your Images

14 Creating Special Print Projects

Creating Photo Collages for Scrapbooks

Designing a Photo Collage

Creating Printed Photo Books

Designing a Photo Book

Creating Greeting Cards

Designing a Card

Creating Disc Jackets and Labels

Designing a Disc Jacket

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