Photoshop Elements 2 Bible

Photoshop Elements 2 Bible

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This book offers a comprehensive coverage of Elements in the thorough - yet highly accessible - writing style that readers expect from the "Bible" series. Authoritative guidance, practical tips, and examples help readers become masters of the 'digital darkroom'. Whether it's editing digital photos or scanning traditional ones, this book is the ideal resource to show readers how to get the most out of Photoshop Elements 2. Photoshop Elements expert Laurie Ulrich shows readers everything from simple photo corrections to creating original artwork for print, e-mail, or the Web to scanning and repairing damaged photos. A full-color insert shows the subtleties of color correction and how to do more creative color effects.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 188.5 x 233.7 x 33.3mm | 898.13g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0764543911
  • 9780764543913

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If Photoshop Elements 2 can do it, you can do it too... If you've longed for the versatility and power of Photoshop but couldn't justify the cost, Photoshop Elements 2 was created just for you. Elements 2 contains most of the Photoshop tools, and this comprehensive, value-priced guidebook helps you take full advantage of each one. Discover how to rescue damaged photos, turn black-and-white to color, create animated graphics for your Web pages, transform a photograph into a watercolor, and so much more.Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Photoshop Elements 2Navigate the Elements workspace and set it up to match the way you workApply Photoshop Elements' techniques to digital images as well as to photographsRepair vintage photos that have been damaged or faded, colorize black-and-white pictures, and correct lighting, color, and contrast Add text to your imagesCreate Web graphics and select the right format for displaying themScan photos into Elements and resize, crop, or retouch themRe-create lost portions of an image accurately and undetectablyDraw original pictures, shapes, and designs with Elements' paint brushes, pencils, special effects, filters, and shape toolsDesign eye-catching wallpaper, tabs, or buttons for your Web sites32 Pages of full-color examples!Special color section illustrates the effects you can achieve with color correction, filters, special effects, restoration techniques, and various combinations of Elements tools.
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Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I: Photoshop Elements 2 Defined. Chapter 1: All About Photoshop Elements 2. Chapter 2: Getting to Know Photoshop Elements. Chapter 3: Making Photoshop Elements Your Own. Part II: Repairing, Restoring, and Retouching Photographs. Chapter 4: Opening, Scanning, and Capturing Photos. Chapter 5: Selecting and Masking Content for Editing. Chapter 6: Photographic Housekeeping. Chapter 7: Mastering Color and Light. Chapter 8: Changing Image Size. Part III: Creating Your Own Works of Art. Chapter 9: Drawing and Painting with Elements. Chapter 10: Using Layers to Control Image Content. Chapter 11: Using the Shape Tools. Chapter 12: Applying Fills and Styles. Chapter 13: Using Filters and Special Effects. Part IV: Working with Type. Chapter 14: Adding Text to Images. Chapter 15: Applying Type Styles and Effects. Part V: Sharing Your Elements Creations on Paper and Online. Chapter 16: Saving Your Elements Images. Chapter 17: Printing Your Artwork and Photographs. Chapter 18: Turning Images into Web-Safe Graphics. Appendix A: Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed Your Elements Activity. Appendix B: Finding Photoshop Elements Tools on the Web. Appendix C: Restoring and Preserving Your Original Images. Index.
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About Laurie Ulrich-Fuller

Since the late 1990s, Laurie Ulrich has authored and co-authored more than 20 books on computers, software, and their creative and effective use. Recent publications include Restoring and Retouching with Photoshop Elements 2, and The Photoshop Complete Reference, establishing her expertise in photo restoration and creating original graphics for print and the Web. In addition to writing computer books, Laurie teaches at local universities, corporate training centers, and for her own clients-she has trained more than 10,000 people to use computers and software since the early 1980s, and will be training many more, as her training expands to online and CD-based courses in early 2004. Laurie also runs her own firm, Limehat & Company, Inc., providing general computer consulting with a focus on marketing and making effective use of the Web. Despite the obvious focus on computers, Laurie also finds time for her husband, Robert Fuller (who wrote Chapter 18 in this book), and for her family, which includes three cats and several humans. You can read more about Laurie at, where you can find links to her other Web sites and information on causes near and dear to her heart.
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