Introduction. About Absolute Beginner's Guide to Adobe Photoshop Elements 2. Whom This Book Is For. What's New in Version 2? How to Use This Book. The Contents of This Book.I. PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS SETUP. 1. Navigating the Work Area. Comparing the Macintosh and Windows Work Areas. Getting Familiar with the Welcome Window. Introducing the Work Area. Working with Palettes. A Closer Look at the Image Window. Navigating Menu Commands.2. Customizing Adobe Photoshop Elements. Adjusting Color-Management Settings. Choosing Settings in the Preset Manager. Personalizing Your Preferences.3. Acquiring Images from Scanners and Digital Cameras. Installing Plug-In Files. Adjusting Scanner Settings. Scanning Different Kinds of Images. Scanning the Final Image. Accessing Images on the Camera. Saving Images. Selecting Devices.II. OPENING, SAVING, AND PRINTING IMAGES. 4. Creating, Opening, and Converting Images. Creating a New Document. Document Settings for Print. Document Settings for Web Images. Opening and Browsing Image Files. Converting Image Information.5. Saving and Sharing Files. What's All the Fuss? Saving a File for Any Occasion. Optimizing Images. Sharing Files Electronically.6. Printing Images. Printing Digital Images. Considerations for Printing Images with Text. Improving Printer Output. Troubleshooting Printing Problems.III. CORRECTING AND COMBINING IMAGES. 7. Photoshop Elements and Color. Color Theory. Computers and Color. Color and Photoshop Elements. Photoshop Elements Color-Correction Tools. Color and Composite Images.8. Tonal Range and Color Correction. Introducing Selection Tools. Correcting Tonal Range. Using the Histogram with Tonal Range Tools. Changing Colors with Color Effect Tools. Replacing Colors. Introducing Color-Correction Tools. Color-Correction Variations.9. Applying Filters and Effects. Previewing Filters and Effects. Introducing Blur Filters. Introducing Filter Effects with Toolbox Tools. Variations with Blur Filters. Applying Artistic Filters. Exploring Effects.10. Working with Layers and Layer Styles. Introducing the Layers Palette. Introducing Fill Layers. Introducing Adjustment Layers. Correcting Images with Layers. Merging Layers.11. Adding Text and Shapes to Images. Introducing the Type Tool. Adding Graphics to an Image. Variations-Creating Signs with Drawing and Painting Tools. Creating Transparent Text. Modifying Custom Shapes.12. Repairing Images. Repairing Folds and Tears. Fine-Tuning the Image. Rebuilding a Damaged Photo.13. Experimenting with Composite Images. Creating Composite Images. Creating Special Effects with Composite Images. Working with Multiple Composite Images.IV. DESIGNING COMPLEX IMAGES. 14. Creating Complex Images. Melting Images with the Liquify Filter. Pasting an Image into Text. Adding a Reflection to an Image. Lighten and Remove Shadows. Adding a Light Source.15. Animating Images. Creating the First Frame. Variations-Animating People.16. Stitching Together a Panorama. Shooting and Choosing Images. Introducing Photomerge. Arranging Images in the Panorama. Variations-Working with Different Photo Elements.17. Creating a Slideshow and Web Photo Gallery. Creating a Slideshow. Creating a Photo Gallery. Creating a Simple Gallery. Making a Table Gallery. Working with the Photo Gallery HTML Files.Glossary. Index.