This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it does something that virtually no other Elements book has ever done–it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why.
If you’re looking for one of those “tell-me-everything-about-the-Unsharp-Mask-filter” books, this isn’t it. You can grab any other Elements book on the shelf, because they all do that. Instead, this book gives you the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and printing your photos like a pro. You’ll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are–once you know the secrets.
LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT
Each year Scott trains thousands of digital photographers and, almost without exception, they have the same questions and face the same problems–that’s exactly what he covers in this book. You’ll learn:
- How to unlock the power of layers (you’ll be amazed at how easy it is!)
- How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs, TIFFs, and PSDs too! (And you’ll learn why so many pros like it best–because it’s faster and easier)
- The sharpening techniques the pros really use (there’s an entire chapter just on this!)
- How to deal with common digital camera image problems, including brightening people in dark shadows and getting the best color possible
- The most requested photographic special effects, and much more!
THE BOOK’S SECRET WEAPON
Although Elements 2020 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop doesn’t offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop has that Elements 2020 doesn’t (like channels, HDR, etc.). But in this book, you’ll learn some slick workarounds, cheats, and fairly ingenious ways to replicate many of those Photoshop features right within Elements. Plus, you can download many of the images used in the book, so you can follow right along with the techniques.
Since this book is designed for photographers, it doesn’t waste your time talking about what a pixel is, how to frame a shot or set your exposure, etc., and there’s no talk about which camera or printer to buy. It’s all Elements, step by step, cover to cover, in the only book of its kind, and you’re gonna love it!
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About the Author
Scott is a photographer, designer, and award-winning author of more than 90 books, including The Landscape Photography Book;
The Flash Book; Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It; The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers; Photoshop for Lightroom Users; How Do I Do that In Lightroom?; The Natural Light Portrait Book; and his landmark Digital Photography Book series. The first book in this series, The Digital Photography Book, part 1, has become the #1 top-selling book ever on digital photography.
His books have been translated into dozens of different languages, including Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Polish, Taiwanese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, Dutch, Swedish, Turkish, and Portuguese, among many others. He is recipient of the prestigious ASP International Award, presented annually by the American Society of Photographers for “…contributions in a special or significant way to the ideals of Professional Photography as an art and a science” and the HIPA Special award, presented for his contributions to photography education worldwide.
Scott is Conference Technical Chair for the annual Photoshop World Conference and a frequent speaker at conferences and trade shows around the world. He is featured in a series of online learning courses at KelbyOne.com and has been training Photoshop users and photographers since 1993.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. The Organizer: Managing Photos Using the Organizer
- Chapter 2. Raw and Un-Kutt: The Essentials of Camera Raw
- Chapter 3. Beyond the Reach: Camera Raw—Beyond the Basics
- Chapter 4. Scream of the Crop: How to Resize and Crop Photos
- Chapter 5. Radio Edit: Which Mode Do I Use: Quick, Guided, or Expert?
- Chapter 6. Layers of Light: Working with Layers
- Chapter 7. Problem Child: Fixing Common Problems
- Chapter 8. Natural Selection: Selection Techniques
- Chapter 9. Remove: Removing Unwanted Objects
- Chapter 10. Special Edition: Special Effects for Photographers
- Chapter 11. Sharp Tale: Sharpening Techniques
- Chapter 12. Print: Printing, Color Management, and My Elements 2020 Workflow