Photoshop Elements 11 For Dummies

Photoshop Elements 11 For Dummies

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By (author) Barbara Obermeier, By (author) Ted Padova

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 231mm x 23mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 9 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118408217
  • ISBN 13: 9781118408216
  • Sales rank: 100,147

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Better photos are a breeze with the latest version of Photoshop Elements and Dummies Amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts turn to Photoshop Elements for a powerful but simpler way to edit and retouch their snapshots. Photoshop Elements 11 For Dummies is the perfect guide for helping every shutterbug add a touch of creativity to their images. Learn how to find your way around the Elements interface and its new features; create, edit, fix, and organize your photos; add type and interesting effects to your images; and share them with the world. Full color pages bring the techniques to life and make taking great photos fun and easy. Introduces you to the tools, menus, options, and work area Shows you how to import and upload images Reviews ways to view, find, organize, and manage your photos Details how to modify your photos to your specifications Distills working with layers, contrast, color, clarity, filter, effects, styles, and type Explains how to print your creations, create a slide show, and optimize images for the web Whatever you want your images to be, the sky's the limit with Photoshop Elements 11 For Dummies close at hand.

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Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California. She is currently a faculty member in the School of Graphic Design at Brooks Institute. Ted Padova is an internationally recognized authority on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging.

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Bring out the best in your photos with Photoshop Elements. This book makes it easy!Photoshop Elements puts powerful yet simple-to-use tools in the hands of every shutterbug. This handy guide shows you how to make the most of Photoshop Elements to organize your images, fix common problems, control color, add text, create slide shows, and much more.Elements-ary, my dear Watson -- get familiar with the tools, menus, and options, import your images, and explore the OrganizerUnder the hood -- understand resolutions, color modes, and file formats, and add tags and albums so you can find your photos fastThe beauty within -- tweak entire photos or the teeniest detail, remove red-eye, crop photos for better composition, correct contrast and color, and fix flawsExpress your vision -- turn a photo image into a drawing or apply many other effects, experiment with type, or play with the drawing and painting toolsShare the moment -- create professional looking prints, share your creations over the web and social networks, or view them on your TV"Open the book and find: How to import and organize your imagesInstructions for both Windows and Mac usersHow to wave the Magic Wand and toss the LassoTechniques for correcting color, contrast, and clarityTips for composing and cropping photosCreative and practical projects anyone can doSecrets for quickly sharing photos on your favorite social networksHow to upload and save images to Photoshop ShowcaseLearn to: Fix the most common digital photo problemsEdit and crop images, enhance color, and sharpen photosShare your photos with family and friends on Facebook(R) and Flickr(R)IN FULL COLOR!

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Organizing and Editing Images 7 Chapter 1: Getting Your Images 9 Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Editing Work Areas 29 Chapter 3: Getting Ready to Edit 59 Chapter 4: Working with Resolutions, Color Modes, and File Formats 71 Part II: Managing Media 97 Chapter 5: Tagging Photos and Creating Albums 99 Chapter 6: Viewing and Finding Your Images 117 Part III: Selecting and Correcting Photos 141 Chapter 7: Making and Modifying Selections 143 Chapter 8: Working with Layers 175 Chapter 9: Simple Image Makeovers 197 Chapter 10: Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity 225 Part IV: Exploring Your Inner Artist 255 Chapter 11: Playing with Filters, Effects, Styles, and More 257 Chapter 12: Drawing and Painting 293 Chapter 13: Working with Type 319 Part V: Printing, Creating, and Sharing 337 Chapter 14: Getting It on Paper 339 Chapter 15: Sharing Your Work 357 Chapter 16: Making Creations 373 Part VI: The Part of Tens 385 Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Composing Better Photos 387 Chapter 18: Ten More Project Ideas 393 Index 399