You may already know how to use Photoshop Elements to edit your digital images or to create some basic special effects. But if you want to take those skills furtherusing your finely crafted images to produce a variety of professional-looking projectsyou need this guide! In these pages, design pro Lisa M. Matthews shows you how to take advantage of all of Photoshop Elements' featuresincluding those new to 3.0, like Photomail and an improved Review Modeto create everything from postcards and flyers to personal Web pages, Web galleries, custom CD and DVD covers, and more. After learning the basics of image correction (including how to color images by hand and add borders), you'll find basic layout strategies for a slew of projects. As your knowledge grows, so does the complexity of the projects, so that by the end of the volume, you'll be creating slide presentations, Web pages and banners, and more. Best of all, the companion CD includes working templates of the book's projects and a trial version of the software.
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Adobe Systems' main product is Photoshop. So to gin up sales and usage, they want to offer many handy ideas that add value to it. Thus one of their employees, Matthews, came up with this slender guide. Unsurprisingly, the information is laid out very clearly for the reader, given that Photoshop is about visual presentation of images and text. The design tips are given in a nontechnical prose, for a general audience. There are two levels at which you can use this book. Firstly, and obviously, for the tips themselves. But at a metalevel, look carefully at how she arranges her graphics and text. A clean and minimalist design, that does not attempt to overwhelm the reader on any given page. Uncluttered. Quite unlike, say, Wired magazine. So you can try using this book as an implicit design document for your own work. Most readers will never try this, even though it's right in front of them.