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Fun with Photoshop Elements 4: Foto Fakery for Everyone


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  • Copyright 2006
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 240
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32851-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32851-0

Fun with Photoshop Elements 4: Foto Fakery for Everyone is a fun, cheeky approach to using Photoshop Elements 4 in exactly the way you want to use it - for fun! You'll be able to get your feet wet and your hands dirty while learning the key tools and tricks through objective-based lessons. You'll be able to quickly complete tasks, and  by the end of the book, you will be able to combine elements of two photos into one image, perform "head transplants," makeover your clothes or face, edit people into and out of images, and graft images together to create giant, mystical creatures. Plus, you'll find out how to use these images on greeting cards, T-shirts, personalized calendars, fake street sign, and more.

You can even gain inspiration at the companion website from posted reader creations! The possibilities are endless. Let us help you reel them in!



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Mirror, Mirror, Off the Wall

Mirror, Mirror, Off the Wall

Table of Contents


1. The Old Switcheroo.

    Project 1: The Forest and the Trees

    Project 2: Replace the Face

    Project 3: Making Faces

    Project 4: Body Transplants

    Project 5: Antelope, Schmantelope

2. Now You See It, Now You Don't.

    Project 1: Colorful Tongues

    Project 2: Gone But Not Forgotten

    Project 3: Out of Africa-Completely

    Project 4: Protective Coloration

3. Mirror, Mirror, Off the Wall.

    Project 1: A Younger You in Minutes

    Project 2: Fast Forward

    Project 3: Who's the Tallest of Them All?

4. A Cruel Twist of Face.

    Project 1: Elastic Surgery

    Project 2: Distort Reform

    Project 3: A Hair-raising Experience

    Project 4: Oral Surgery Gone Wrong

5. From Insult to Injury.

    Project 1: Warts and All

    Project 2: Pock Marks the Spot

    Project 3: Gratuitous Violence

    Project 4: Collision Coverage

6. Location, Location, Location.

    Project 1: Where Am I? An Incredible City

    Project 2: Stonedhenge

    Project 3: Environmental Deception

7. Just Faux Fun.

    Project 1: A Room for Improvement

    Project 2: Cabinet Appointments

    Project 3: Realtor's Nightmare

    Project 4: Housepainter's Fantasy

8. The Write Stuff.

    Project 1: Postcard from Somewhere

    Project 2: What Is Mona Lisa Thinking?

    Project 3: Fake Highway Signs

    Project 4: Take It and Stick It! (On Your Bumper)

9. Kid Stuff.

    Project 1: Quick Cartoons

    Project 2: Trace and Fill

    Project 3: Play with Your Food!

    Project 4: Chocolate Treats

    Project 5: Decorate Your Room

10. Fool Me Twice.

    Project 1: Not-so-soft Drink

    Project 2: Bugs for Breakfast?

11. Artsy-Craftsy.

    Project 1: Olde Tyme Photography

    Project 2: Pre-War Portraits

    Project 3: A Lot of Scrap

12. Artsy-Phartsy.

    Project 1: Come Up and See My Filters

    Project 2: Mom and Pop Art

    Project 3: Make a Good Impressionist

A. Resources.

    Searching the Internet for Images

    Using Royalty-Free Stock Images

    Scanning Images

    Printing from the Desktop

    Outsourcing Print Jobs



B. Photoshop Elements in a Peanut Shell.

    Where Is It?

    Selection, Selection, Selection

      Rectangular or Elliptical Marquee

      Lasso Tools

      Selection Brush Tool

      Magic Selection Tools

      Managing Selections

    Extraction Tools


      Adjustment Layers

      Blending Modes


    Gradient Fills

    Clone Stamp

    Toning Tools

    Type and Text Effects

    Differences Between Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS




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