Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies

Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies

by Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova


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Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 13

Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or never leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. With the help of Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies, you can edit those photos and turn them into stunning works of art. The book will help you get to know the key features of Photoshop Elements, including examining the Elements workspace; navigating the tools; viewing images on your computer; setting your preferences; and acquiring, saving, and exporting images. You'll then take your skills to next level and become a pro at working with iOS and Android devices, specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing color modes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managing color, painting and drawing with Elements, creating layers, and so much more. Plus, you'll discover how to add pizzazz with styles and effects, apply quick image makeovers, correct lighting, color, and clarity, and composite with Photomerge.

Photoshop Elements is the #1-selling consumer photo editing software, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow digital photography enthusiasts to do it all. Going well beyond the basics of how to use Photoshop Elements—and weighing in at more than 672 pages—Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies is the most comprehensive Elements book on the market. Written by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, veteran authors, long-time instructors, and expert speakers who have spent decades specializing in digital imaging, this hands-on, friendly guide is jam-packed with everything you need to create, edit, fix, share, and organize digital images.

  • Combines nine content-rich books in one value-packed reference
  • Includes updated and revised information to reflect the latest release, Photoshop Elements 13
  • Richly illustrated in full color and brimming with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions
  • Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color, brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness

Whether you're an amateur photographer or new to the digital photo scene and want to perform sophisticated editing techniques with a powerful image-editing software program, Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies has everything you need—and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118998601
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/17/2014
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a California-based design studio, and a faculty member at Brooks Institute. Ted Padova is an internationally recognized authority on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with Elements 5

Chapter 1: Examining the Elements Environment 7

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools 37

Chapter 3: Viewing and Navigating Images 59

Book II: Organizer Fundamentals 69

Chapter 1: Gathering Your Image Files 71

Chapter 2: Viewing, Searching, and Sorting Images 89

Chapter 3: Organizing Images with Tags, Albums, and More 113

Book III: Image Essentials 135

Chapter 1: Creating, Undoing, and Saving Images 137

Chapter 2: Specifying Resolution and Changing Image Sizing 151

Chapter 3: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats 165

Chapter 4: Using and Managing Color 185

Book IV: Selections 203

Chapter 1: Making Selections 205

Chapter 2: Modifying and Transforming Selections 227

Book V: Painting, Drawing, and Typing 241

Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Elements 243

Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking 257

Chapter 3: Working with Type 271

Book VI: Working with Layers and Masks 291

Chapter 1: Creating Layers 293

Chapter 2: Managing Layers 317

Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes 331

Chapter 4: Cutting, Erasing, and Masking 343

Book VII: Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions 355

Chapter 1: Making Corrections and Having Fun with Filters 357

Chapter 2: Distorting with the Liquify Command 377

Chapter 3: Adding Pizzazz with Styles and Effects 383

Book VIII: Retouching and Enhancing 395

Chapter 1: Quick Image Makeovers 397

Chapter 2: Correcting Lighting, Color, and Clarity 429

Chapter 3: Compositing with Photomerge 461

Chapter 4: Getting Help in Guided Mode 475

Book IX: Creating and Sharing with Elements 487

Chapter 1: Creating Elements Projects 489

Chapter 2: Getting It Printed 505

Chapter 3: Sharing Projects with Others 527

Index 541

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