The bestselling book on Photoshop Elements—now in a new edition
Getting great photos is easier than you think—it just takes some know-how and a tool like Adobe's Photoshop Elements. Photoshop Elements 14 For Dummies is a fun and easy-to-follow guide for photographers and photo enthusiasts who want to make their snapshots picture perfect. In no time, you'll tackle the basics of Photoshop Elements and find out how to execute hundreds of tasks, like using special effects and drawing tools, working with layers, improving your color and clarity, and so much more.
Photoshop Elements is the #1 selling consumer photo editing software, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow professional and self-made digital photographers to do it all. Written by veteran authors Barb Obermeier and Ted Padova, this full-color guide shows you how to make the most of the latest version of the software in a fun and friendly way that makes learning feel like play. Even if you have no digital image editing experience at all, this hands-on guide shows you how to take your photos from 'meh' to 'wow'—and have a blast along the way!
- Get instant results using one-click editing options
- Apply pro techniques to correct photo color and clarity
- Show off your artsy side with special effects and filters
- Find tips for improving edits and creative projects
The power and simplicity of Photoshop Elements makes it easy to turn out photos worth bragging about—and this no-nonsense guide will get you there in a flash.
About the Author
Barb Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio specializing in print and web design, and lead instructor in the graphic design program at Brooks Institute. Ted Padova is an internationally recognized authority on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging. He has written more than 60 books.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with Photoshop Elements 14 5
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Image Editing 7
Chapter 2: Basic Image‐Editing Concepts 23
Chapter 3: Exploring the Photo Editor 49
Part II: Managing Media 73
Chapter 4: Navigating the Organizer 75
Chapter 5: Organizing Your Pictures 91
Chapter 6: Viewing and Finding Your Images 115
Part III: Selecting and Correcting Photos 131
Chapter 7: Making and Modifying Selections 133
Chapter 8: Working with Layers 163
Chapter 9: Simple Image Makeovers 185
Chapter 10: Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity 219
Part IV: Exploring Your Inner Artist 251
Chapter 11: Playing with Filters, Effects, Styles, and More 253
Chapter 12: Drawing and Painting 289
Chapter 13: Working with Type 315
Part V: Printing, Creating, and Sharing 335
Chapter 14: Getting It on Paper 337
Chapter 15: Sharing Your Work 353
Chapter 16: Making Creations 365
Part VI: The Part of Tens 373
Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Composing Better Photos 375
Chapter 18: Ten (Or So) More Project Ideas 381
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I can't believe B&N is still using a description of PSE12 to describe PSE14. With the many changes in the software that have taken place since PSE12, this description does nothing to help the buyer. I highly recommend upgrading to PSE14 for the improvements in both the Organizer and Editing functions and this book as a necessity since the user interface has also changed significantly.