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  • Copyright 2009
  • Dimensions: 8 X 10
  • Pages: 240
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3926-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3926-1

Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 7

See it done. do it yourself. It’s that easy! Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 teaches you the fundamentals of working with the incredibly powerful, yet simple-to-use image editing software Adobe Photoshop Elements 7. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through Photoshop Elements from start to finish. Learn how to get your photos from your camera to your computer and organize them with a few clicks. You’ll see how you can fix flaws, adjust lighting, sharpen details, and turn snapshots into works of art. And you’ll find out how Photoshop Elements can help you produce sophisticated online photo galleries, impressive hardbound photo books, and other projects that showcase your photos. No need to feel intimidated, we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

Learn how to…

          •        Use Quick Fix mode to correct common image problems with just a couple of mouse clicks

          •        Use Full Edit mode to harness the power of Photoshop with ease

          •        Transfer digital photos from camera or scanner to computer and make gorgeous color prints

          •        Manage your photo collection in a snap with Organizer

          •        Create online albums that automatically update themselves when you add photos

          •        Fix the dreaded “red eye” instantly

          •        Create instant photo layouts for your scrapbooks and photo albums

Easy steps guide you through each task.

Items you select or click are shown in bold.

Each step is fully illustrated.

Category: Graphics

Covers: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7

User Level: Beginner

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Learning the Ropes

The Photoshop Elements Work Area

Starting Photoshop Elements

Opening a Photo File

Cataloging Your Photos in Organizer

Starting with a Blank Canvas

Changing Your View

Choosing Tools from the Toolbox

Setting Tool Options

Using Contextual Menus

Switching Edit Modes

Using Palettes

Storing Palettes

Setting Your Own Preferences

Saving Your Work

Chapter 2 Getting It All Together

The Ins and Outs of Digital Photography

Moving Images from Camera to Computer

Scanning Images

Grabbing a Video Frame

Opening a Picture from the Clipboard

Resizing and Printing an Image

Adding a White Border to Your Prints

Printing Contact Sheets

Printing a Picture Package

Chapter 3 Basic Photo Fixing

Applying Quick and Easy Fixes

Making General Quick Fixes

Undoing Your Mistakes

Making Lighting Quick Fixes

Making Color Quick Fixes

Applying Quick Fix Touch-Ups

Making Sharpening Quick Fixes

Cropping a Picture

Straightening a Crooked Picture

Rotating an Image on Opening

Rotating an Image for Artistic Effect

Resizing and Resampling an Image

Removing a Scratch from an Image

Removing Red Eye Manually

Chapter 4 Advanced Photo Fixing

Focusing on the Details

Using Guided Edit

Selecting Part of an Image

Making Selections Magically

Selecting Areas Based on Color

Refining a Selection

Brightening Up Shadowed Areas

Correcting a Color Cast

Adjusting Skin Tones

Exploring Color Variations

Replacing a Specific Color

Adjusting Brightness and Contrast

Changing a Color Photo to Black and White

Removing Objects from an Image

Removing Unwanted Objects Automatically

Combining the Best from Multiple Photos

Sharpening a Blurry Photo

Making Edges Softer

Chapter 5 Adding Titles and Text

Say It with Pictures and Words

Adding and Printing Photo Captions

Overlaying Type on an Image

Adding Paragraph Type

Selecting and Editing Type

Changing Fonts and Type Properties

Adding a Talk Bubble

Applying a Type Effect

Adding a Drop Shadow to Type

Chapter 6 Using Layers to Combine Photos and Artwork

A Ten-Layered Image

Painting on a New Layer

Copying an Object to a New Layer

Repositioning a Layer

Controlling Layers

Creating a Fill Layer and Adjusting Layer Opacity

Flipping or Rotating a Layer

Adding an Adjustment Layer

Changing Layer Blending Modes

Copying and Pasting a Layer Style

Chapter 7 Creating Snazzy Effects

How Did You Do That?

Adding a Decorative Border

Creating a Gradient Fill

Adding a Vignette to a Portrait

Creating a High-Contrast Black-and-White Picture

Fading Out Color

Coloring a Single Object

Deleting the Background

Making a Photo Look Like an Oil Painting

Posterizing a Picture

Making a Photo Look Like a Sketch

Applying the Pointillize Filter

Trimming a Photo into a Custom Shape

Applying Effects with the Smart Brush

Touching Up with the Detail Smart Brush

Chapter 8 Painting and Drawing

Look What I Made!

Creating a Shape

Adding a Bevel to a Shape

Filling a Shape with Color

Choosing a Color from the Image

Using the Color Swatches Palette

Painting and Drawing with a Brush and Pencil

Controlling How Brushes Behave

Painting with the Pattern Stamp

Erasing Part of the Image

Smudging the “Paint”

Chapter 9 Flattering Your Subjects

What a Difference a Pixel Makes

Softening Wrinkles

Removing Blemishes

Changing Hair Color

Painting Problem Areas Away

Enhancing or Toning Down a Color

Trimming Contours on the Face or Body

Chapter 10 Organizing and Presenting Your Photos

Thanks for the Memories

Creating an Album

Assigning Keywords to Photos

Finding Photos in Organizer

Tagging Pictures of People Automatically

Rating Your Pictures

Putting Pictures on the Map

Collecting Photos into Stacks

Creating a Smart Album

Managing Your Catalog on Photoshop.com

Adding Images via Photoshop.com

Working with Your Online Collection

Chapter 11 Publishing Your Images

Getting Them Out There

Fixing Multiple Images

Optimizing a Picture for the Web

Building Printable Album Pages

Making a Web Photo Gallery

Creating a Slide Show

Sharing an Existing Album Online

Ordering Prints

Creating a Photo Book

Chapter 12 Just for Fun

Branching Out

Placing Artwork in an Image

Making Mosaic Tiles

Creating Panoramic Views

Turning a Photo into a Rubber Stamp

Getting an Antique Look

Creating Pop Art


0789739267    TOC    11/19/2008


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