Photoshop Elements 11 Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

Photoshop Elements 11 Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

by Rob Sheppard

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ISBN-13: 9781118380857
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Series: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks Series , #41
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1 Import and Organize Photos

#1 Import Your Images  4

#2 Use the Organizer Interface  8

#3 Sort the Good Pictures From the Bad  10

#4 Stack Your Images  12

#5 Back Up Your Pictures to Protect Them  14

#6 Use Instant Fix   16

#7 Create Albums to Group Your Pictures   18

#8 Work With People View    20

#9 Work With Places View   24

#10 Work With Events View    28

#11 Use Keywords to Tag Your Images    32

2 Start Adjusting Your Images in Photoshop Elements

#12 Open Pictures and Use Save As    38

#13 Set Preferences to Make Editor Work for You       40

#14 You Cannot Hurt Your Pictures     42

#15 Crop Your Photos for Tighter Shots   44

#16 Fix and Rotate Crooked Pictures    46

#17 Use Guided Edit to Help You Learn the Program      48

#18 Set Blacks and Whites with Levels    50

#19 Adjust Your Midtones with Levels   52

#20 Adjust Your Midtones with Color Curves        54

#21 Quickly Adjust Dark Shadows and Bright Highlights    56

#22 Correct Color to Remove Color Casts  58

#23 Enhance Color with Hue/Saturation   60

#24 Use Quick Edit to Work Fast     62

3 Work with RAW Photos in Photoshop Elements

#25 Change Images Nondestructively   66

#26 Crop Your Photos to Start Your Processing       68

#27 Adjust Blacks and Whites to Give a Photo Strength    70

#28 Adjust Midtones to Make Tonalities Light or Dark     72

#29 Correct Color to Clean Up Color Casts   74

#30 Use Vibrance and Clarity to Intensify Images       76

#31 Sharpen Photos with Precision     78

#32 Control Noise in Your Photo    80

#33 Apply Adjustments to Multiple Photos   82

#34 Move Your Picture to Photoshop Elements       84

4 Choose Local Control Features

#35 Create and Use a Selection  88

#36 Use Marquee Tools for Specific Shapes  90

#37 Use Lasso Tools to Follow Picture Elements      92

#38 Use Automated Tools for Easy Selections        94

#39 Expand or Contract Your Selection    96

#40 Select What Is Easy and Invert     98

#41 Blend Edges by Feathering     100

#42 Refine Edges for More Selection Control       102

#43 Use the Smart Brush for Specific Area Fixes       104

5 Create Adjustment Layers for Nondestructive Changes

#44 Understand How Layers Work    108

#45 Understand How Adjustment Layers Work      110

#46 Work Blacks and Whites with a Levels Adjustment Layer   114

#47 Work Midtones with a Levels Adjustment Layer      116

#48 Correct Color with an Adjustment Layer       118

#49 Enhance Color with an Adjustment Layer       120

#50 Fix Problem Exposures with Layer Blending Modes     122

#51 Understand How Layer Masks Work  124

#52 Combine Two Photos with Layer Masks        126

#53 Remove Adjustments with Black   130

#54 Add Adjustments Using Black and Then White     132

#55 Combine Layer Masks with Selections  136

#56 Balance Colors and Tones in a Picture  138

#57 Bring Out Shadow Detail in Specific Areas      140

#58 Darken Highlight Detail in Specific Areas       142

#59 Flatten Layers When Done     144

6 Solve Photo Problems

#60 Clone Out Problems    148

#61 Remove People from a Scene with Photomerge Scene Cleaner   152

#62 Remove Unwanted Objects with Enhanced Spot Healing   154

#63 Fix Problems Due to Lens Distortion   156

#64 Fix Perspective Problems with Building Photographs    158

#65 Remove Dead Space with Recompose  160

#66 Make an Out-Of-Focus Background  162

#67 Remove Distracting Colors     164

#68 Improve Blank Skies    166

#69 Control the Focus with Tilt-Shift Effects        170

#70 Add a New Background for Your Subject       172

7 Size and Sharpen Photos

#71 Basic Workflow for Image Sizing    178

#72 Size Photos for Printing   180

#73 Size Photos for E-Mail   182

#74 Sharpen Photos with Unsharp Mask  184

#75 Sharpen Photos with Adjust Sharpness  186

#76 Sharpen Photos When You Have Layers        188

#77 Selectively Sharpen Parts of Your Photo        190

8 Go Beyond the Basics

#78 Convert Color Photos to Black-and-White      194

#79 Adjust Your Photos in Black-and-White  196

#80 Create Toned Images   198

#81 Try Filters for Creative Effects     200

#82 Create a Graphic Novel Look     202

#83 Use the Smart Brush for Creative Effects        204

#84 Create Pop Art Effects with Guided Edit        206

#85 Add Text to a Page    208

#86 Photograph a Scene to Get More Exposure Detail    210

#87 Merge Photos for More Photo Detail   212

#88 Photograph a Scene for a Panoramic Image       214

#89 Merge Photos for a Panoramic Image  216

#90 Transfer Styles Between Photos   220

9 Software Plug-ins Make Work Easier

#91 Use Viveza for Quick Creative Adjustments     224

#92 Use Color Efex Pro for Efficient Photo Work       226

#93 Remove Noise with Dfine  228

#94 Get Dramatic Black-and-White with Silver Efex Pro     230

#95 Use Snap Art for Creative Effects    232

10 Get Photos out of Photoshop Elements

#96 Calibrate Your Monitor   236

#97 Print Your Photos  240

#98 Print a Calendar   244

#99 Print a Photo Book     246

#100 Add a Border Effect to Your Pictures  248

#101 Make a Greeting Card    250

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