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Photoshop Elements 8 Book for Digital Photographers

Photoshop Elements 8 Book for Digital Photographers

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By (author) Scott Kelby, By (author) Matt Kloskowski

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  • Publisher: New Riders Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 249mm x 28mm | 1,157g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley, CA
  • ISBN 10: 0321660331
  • ISBN 13: 9780321660336
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 71,704

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This book (for Windows and Mac) 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-Maskfilter" 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 presenting your photos like a pro. You'll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are-once you know the secrets. You'll learn: * The real secrets of how the pros retouch portraits * How to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat (you'll be amazed at how they do it!) * How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs and TIFFs, 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 removing noise and avoiding halos * The most requested photographic special effects, and much more!The Book's Secret Weapon Although Elements 8 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop CS4 doesn't offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop CS4 has that Elements 8 still doesn't have (things like paths, Channel Mixer, etc.). But in this book, you'll learn some slick workarounds, cheats, and some fairly ingenious ways to replicate many of those Photoshop features from right within Elements. Plus, since this book is designed for photographers, it doesn't waste your time talking about how to frame a shot, setting 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!

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Scott Kelby is the world's #1 bestselling author of computer books (since 2004), as well as Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, and President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). He's the co-host of the highly acclaimedPhotoshop User TV podcast, and trains thousands at digital photo and imaging workshops around the world. An awardwinning author of more than 50 books, including Scott Kelby's 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3, Photoshop Classic Effects, and The Digital Photography Book, volumes 1, 2 & 3, his easygoing, plain-English style of teaching makes learning Photoshop Elements fun. Scott knows firsthand which techniques are in hot demand, and now he shares them here in his latest book. Matt Kloskowski is a Photoshop guru and author of nine books on Photoshop, Elements, and Illustrator. Matt teaches Photoshop and digital photography techniques to thousands of people each year. He co-hosts the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV and also hosts the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips and Photoshop Killer Tips podcasts. He's built a massive library of DVDs and online training courses, and writes regularly for Photoshop User magazine. Matt is an instructor at the world's premier Photoshop event, the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and works in Tampa, Florida, at the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

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This book (for Windows and Mac) 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-Maskfilter" 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 presenting your photos like a pro. You'll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are-once you know the secrets. You'll learn: The real secrets of how the pros retouch portraitsHow to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat (you'll be amazed at how they do it!)How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs and TIFFs, 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 removing noise and avoiding halosThe most requested photographic special effects, and much more!The Book's Secret Weapon Although Elements 8 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop CS4 doesn't offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop CS4 has that Elements 8 still doesn't have (things like paths, Channel Mixer, etc.). But in this book, you'll learn some slick workarounds, cheats, and some fairly ingenious ways to replicate many of those Photoshop features from right within Elements. Plus, since this book is designed for photographers, it doesn't waste your time talking about how to frame a shot, setting 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!

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1 Organized Chaos Managing Photos Using the Organizer CHAPTER 2 Raw Deal Processing Your Images Using Camera Raw CHAPTER 3 Resized Resizing and Cropping Your Images CHAPTER 4 Color Me Badd Color Correction for Photographers CHAPTER 5 99 Problems Digital Camera Image Problems CHAPTER 6 The Mask Selection Techniques CHAPTER 7 Faces Retouching Portraits CHAPTER 8 Take Me Away Removing Unwanted Objects CHAPTER 9 Special Delivery Special Effects for Photographers CHAPTER 10 Sharp Dressed Man Sharpening Techniques CHAPTER 11 Best in Show How to Show Your Work CHAPTER 12 Fit to Print Step-by-Step Printing and INDEX