My Photoshop Elements 13

My Photoshop Elements 13

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My Photoshop Elements 13

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Photoshop Elements 13 screenshots that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run in to Photoshop Elements 13 problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Photoshop Elements 13.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through doing everything you want to do with Photoshop Elements 13. Learn how to

--Import, organize, and manage Catalogs, photos, videos, and other digital media

--Use improved photo mashup techniques to recompose your photos

--Customize your photos with 50 new enhancements and variations in the Expert mode
of the Elements Editor

--Edit and enhance your photos with new and improved Instant Fixes, Quick Fixes, and Guided Edits

--Crop your photos like a professional photographer with new cropping tools and options

--Quickly post your photos and video to popular social media sites that are easily accessible in the new Photoshop Elements workspace

--Learn the new Facebook integration to post photos and create a Facebook Cover and Profile picture

--Learn new features, functionality, tips, and techniques with Adobe Elements Live (eLive)

--Share your photos with improved Adobe Revel integration and Private Web Albums

--Add graphics, frames, textures, filters, and shapes, and paint, draw, and add titles and text to your photos

--Use the improved Camera Raw feature to precisely modify and enhance your photos

--Create, print, and share greeting cards, collages, photo books, contact sheets, slideshows, DVD/CD covers and playlists, and more
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Product details

  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 154 x 229 x 20mm | 698g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0789753804
  • 9780789753809
  • 921,954

Table of contents

Prologue: Getting to Know Adobe Photoshop Elements 13

Overview of Adobe Elements 13 Family of Products

Photoshop Elements 13 Versus Photoshop CC

Designed for Home Use and Printer Output

Digital Darkroom

Photoshop Elements Use of Color

Image Color Modes

Photoshop Elements 13 Workspace

Overview of the Elements Organizer Workspace

Overview of the Elements Editor Workspace

Accessing Menu Bars and Menu Commands

Overview of the Options Bar

Using the Viewer

Using Tabs

Using the Toolbox

Using Panels

Task Pane and Taskbar

Status Bar

Mobile Albums

Chapter 1 Getting Comfortable with the Photoshop Elements 13 Workspace, Preferences, and Settings

Opening Photoshop Elements 13

The Elements Organizer Versus the Elements Editor

Switching to Photo Editor from the Organizer

Switching to the Elements Organizer from the Elements Editor

Using the Toolbox and Menus

Accessing the Organizer Menu Commands

Accessing the Photo Editor Menu Commands

Accessing Tools in the Toolbox

Customizing the Organizer Workspace

Customizing Preferences

Setting Elements Organizer Preferences

Setting the Photo Editor Preferences

Using Elements Live

Chapter 2 Importing Photos and Videos

Understanding Photo Resolution

Import Photos to Organizer

Using the Import Button

Importing Files on a Mac

Importing Files on a Windows Computer

Import from Camera or Card Reader

Import By Searching

Import from iPhoto (Mac Only)

Import Scanner (Windows Only)

Opening Photos in Elements Editor

Deleting a Photo

Chapter 3 Using Elements Organizer: Organizing with Catalogs, Albums, and Folders

Managing Catalogs

Creating a New Catalog

Switch Between Catalogs

Adding Photos and Videos to Catalogs

Backing Up a Catalog

Restoring a Backup Catalog

Convert a Catalog from a Previous Version of Organizer

Albums Versus Folders

Creating Albums

Adding Media to Albums

Creating Album Categories

Switching Between Albums

Using the Folders Tab

Working in the Viewer

Organizing Photos

Using Zoom

Chapter 4 Attaching Metadata, Tags, and Ratings in the Organizer

Adding Metadata-Keyword Tags

Setting Keywords Tags

Organizing with Keyword Categories and Keyword Tags

Rename a Keyword Tag or Keyword Category

Setting People Tags

Assigning People Tags Using the Auto-analyzer

Modifying People Tags

Deleting People Tags

Manually Add People Tags

Setting Places Tags

Modifying Place Tags

Deleting Place Tags and Photos

Setting Events Tags

Adding and Deleting Event Tagged Media

Deleting an Event

Setting Information Tags

Viewing Metadata Attached to a Photo

Viewing the History of a Photo

Applying Ratings

Finding Photos

Using Search

Finding People, Places, and Events

Finding Media Through Metadata

Using Ratings to Find Media

Using Menu Commands to Find Media

Chapter 5 Editing Photos with Organizer

Applying Instant Fixes

Applying Instant Fixes to a Photo in Preview

Using Smart Fix

Cropping Photos

Rotating Photos

Adjusting Contrast

Fixing Red Eye

Adjusting Color

Using Sharpen

Adjust Image Levels

Chapter 6 Applying Quick Fixes with the Photo Editor

Editing Modes of the Photo Editor

Opening a Photo in Photo Editor

Workspace of the Photo Editor

Working with the Quick Mode Tools

Using the Zoom Tool

Use the Hand Tool

Use the Quick Selection Tool

Using the Selection Brush Tool

Using the Refine Selection Brush

Remove Red Eye

Whiten Teeth

Use the Spot Healing Brush Tool

Cropping a Photo

Use the Move Tool

Applying Adjustments

Saving Edited Photos

Chapter 7 Working with Layers

Creating a New Layer

Show and Hide Layers

Reorder Layers

Deleting a Layer

Merging Layers

Creating Fill Layers

Creating a Gradient Fill Layer

Creating a Pattern Fill Layer

Creating Layer Masks

Creating Adjustment Layers

Locking and Linking Layers

Adding Layer Styles

Graphics and Favorites

Using the History Panel

Chapter 8 Correcting and Retouching Photos Using the Guided Mode

Making Guided Edits

Overview of Touchups Category

Using the Perfect Portrait Guided Edit

Photo Effects

Camera Effects

Photo Play

Chapter 9 Advanced Photo Corrections

Setting a Custom Workspace

Opening a New Blank Document

Setting Canvas and Image Size

Displaying and Using Guides, Grids, and Rulers

Making Selections

Using the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Tools

Using the Lasso Tool Option

Refining Edges of a Selection

Using the Magic Wand Tool Option

Modifying Photo Composition

Using the Cookie Cutter Tool Option

Recomposing a Photo

Using the Content-Aware Move Tool

Straighten a Photo

Fixing Imperfections

Using the Healing Brush Tool

Using the Clone/Pattern Stamp Tool

Using Blur Tools and Tool Options

Using Sponge Tools and Tool Options

Precisely Adjusting Color

Using the Smart Brush to Adjust Color

Precisely Replacing Color

Using Photomerge Compose

Adding a Watermark

Chapter 10 Enhancing Photos

Applying Effects, Textures, Filters, and Frames

Adding Effects in the Quick Mode

Adding Effects in the Expert Mode

Adding Textures

Adding One Touch Frames

Applying Filters

Using Adjustments Filters

Using the Filter Gallery

Adding Titles and Text

Adding Text on a Photo

Creating Horizontal or Vertical Text

Creating Text on a Selection

Creating Text on a Shape

Creating Text on a Path

Creating Warp Text

Paint and Draw on Photos

Using the Brush Tool

Drawing with the Pencil Tool

Creating Shapes

Modifying Existing Shapes

Chapter 11 Processing Photos in Camera Raw

What Are Camera Raw Images?

Opening Camera Raw Images

Working with Basic Adjustments

Working with Detail Adjustments

Saving and Processing Your Camera Raw Images

Chapter 12 Extending Photoshop Elements Functionality

Extend Photoshop Elements Functionality

Installing Compressed Plug-ins

Adding and Using Actions

Adding Additional Brushes

Adding Additional Styles

Adding Custom Shapes

Chapter 13 Creating Greeting Cards, Collages, Photo Books, and More

Custom Photo Printing

Creating Photo Projects

Creating a Facebook Cover

Creating a Slideshow

Chapter 14 Sharing Your Photos

Sharing Photos and Photo Projects

Sharing to a Private Web Album

Posting Photos to Facebook

Sharing by Email

Sharing by Burning a DVD/Blu-ray Disc

Sharing by PDF Slideshow

Sharing Photos in a Website

Exporting Photos

Chapter 15 Printing Your Photos and Photo Projects

Print to Your Printer

Setting Printer More Options

Use Adobe Partner Online Printing

Online Resources for Photos, Greetings Cards,

Photo Books, and Other Photo Projects

Change Your Location

Bonus Tasks Available Online

Additional tasks for Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 13, and 14 are available online. This content can be found at

Chapter 1: Overview of Photoshop Elements 13 Preferences

Chapter 2: Customizing Default Settings for Files

Chapter 3: Elements Organizer: Setting Viewer Preferences

Chapter 4: More Ways to Work with Tags

Chapter 6: More Ways to Use the Photo Editor

Chapter 7: More on Layers: Clipping Masks and Blending

Chapter 10: More Ways to Enhance Photos

Chapter 13: More Ways to Print

Chapter 14: Sharing with Adobe ID

9780789753809 TOC 12/3/2014
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About Cheryl Brumbaugh-Duncan

Cheryl Brumbaugh-Duncan is committed to education and technology. For more than 15 years, Cheryl has run her own company, Virtually Global Communications (VGC), a web design and development company with a focus in online education. Armed with a master's degree in education, as well as being an expert in web design and development, she has been developing cutting-edge websites and mobile Internet applications, as well as teaching individuals and companies about computers, technology, and web design.

Combining web technologies and education strategies, Cheryl has developed and authored books, instructor-led training curriculum, and online education courses for clientele that includes QWEST, Que Publishing, Alpha Publishing, New Riders Publishing, ADIC, Dell, and Sun Microsystems. She also has authored an Internet-delivered training course on Excel 2007 through the Virtual Training Company, or VTC.

Cheryl also teaches classes in web development and design, as well as a custom class for starting and running a successful business. Cheryl's commitment to the combination of education, technology, and various delivery methods for communicating information keeps her very busy in this ever-changing world. Please visit her website at to learn more about Cheryl and her company, Virtually Global Communications.
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