Photoshop Elements 2

Photoshop Elements 2 : Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks

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"Top 100 Simplified" helps visual learners work smarter by teaching them 100 tips, tricks, and techniques for getting more done in less time. It offers cool secrets of Photoshop Elements the affordable digital imaging program that offers an easy-to-use set of features and enhancements for both Windows and Mac users; and shows visual learners how to expand their basic skills set by showing them beyond-the-basics techniques to get the most out of Photoshop Elements 2. It also presents a task-oriented approach in a highly visual format consisting of two-page tutorials with step-by-step screen shots in full color on every page.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 216.9 x 254.5 x 16mm | 784.73g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764543539
  • 9780764543531

About Douglas Graham

Denis Graham is a Human Resources Generalist by profession and Freelance Graphics Designer by passion and hobby. He is a self confessed Photoshop junkie who lives in Norman, Oklahoma with his wife, three kids, three cats, a parakeet, hermit crab, and a hamster named Chubby. Denis has done computer graphics since the TRS--80 computer, and has worked as a Technical Editor on 10 different Photoshop, Elements, and Illustrator books. Mike Wooldridge is a writer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of several other VISUAL books, including Teach Yourself Visually Photoshop Elements 2. Kelly Ewing is a writer and editor who lives in the wonderful community of Fishers, Indiana, with her husband Mark, her daughter Katie, her son Carter, and furry friend Cheyenne. She is the author of Candle & Soap Making For Dummies.show more

Table of contents

1. Working with Layers. Task # 1: Add Layers. Task #2: Achieve Transparency Effects with the Opacity Setting. Task #3: Use the Blending Modes to Blend Layers. Task #4: Add Effects with Layer Styles. Task #5: Work with Adjustment Layers. Task #6: Enhance Your Creativity by Importing Layer Styles. Task #7: Master Zooming. Task #8: Increase Precision by Activating Grids and Rulers. Task #9: Move Objects in Layers. Task #10: Organize Layers. 2. Working with Selections and Masks. Task # 11: Using the Marquee Selection Tool. Task # 12: Invert Your Selection. Task # 13: Save Your Selections. Task # 14: Work with the Lasso Tool. Task # 15: Make Selections with Brush Selection Tool. Task # 16: Modify Your Selections. Task # 17: Copy with Selections. Task # 18: Transform Your Selections. Task # 19: Make a Selection from a Mask. Task # 20: Feather Your Selections. 3. Using Filters. Task # 21: Add Movement with the Motion Blur Tool. Task # 22: Soften Harsh Edges to Create Believable Images. Task # 23: Use Filters to Create an Old News Photo. Task # 24: Turn Your Photo into an Artists's Sketch. Task # 25: Remove Graininess and Noise to Sharpen a Photo. Task # 26: Use Multiple Filters to Create a Texture. Task # 27: Turn Your Photos into Watercolor Art. Task # 28: Add Flair to 3--D Text Using Lighting Effects. Task # 29: Add Ghostly Overlays to Your Image. Task # 30: Combine Images to Create a Seamless Background. 4. Work with Effects and Styles. Task #31: Frame Your Pictures. Task #32: Create a Snowstorm in Your Image. Task #33: Create a Water Reflection. Task #34: Add Chrome to Text and Shapes. Task #35: Make a Rubber Stamp. Task #36: Blur the Background to Make an Image Stand Out. Task #37: Add a Studio Tarp Effect to a Background. Task #38: Change Day into Night. Task #39: Create Neon Effects. Task #40: Make a Polaroid Picture. 5. Mastering Type, Brushes and Shapes. Task #41: Create Semitransparent Text. Task #42: Add Text Patterns. Task #43: Apply Text Masks. Task #44: Change Text Attributes. Task #45: Create a Textured Type Effect. Task #46: Design Your Own Custom Brushes. Task #47: Work with Shapes. Task #48: Add Shape Styles. Task #49: Design with Custom Shapes. Task #50: Import Additional Brushes and Shapes. 6. Working with Photos. Task #51: Apply a Quick Fix to a Photo. Task #52: Use the Grid to Straighten a Photo. Task #53: Create a Panoramic Photo. Task #54: Sepia Tone a Photo. Task #55: Create a Photo Montage. Task #56: Remove Objects in a Photo. Task #57: Paste an Object in Another Photo. Task #58: Fix Red Eye. Task #59: Turn a Photo into a Jigsaw Puzzle. Task #60: Crop Photos Creatively. 7. Working with Color. Task #61: Adjust the Color Variations of an Image. Task #62: Remove Color in an Image Selectively. Task #63: Selectively Adjust Color in an Image. Task #64: Replace a Color in an Image. Task #65: Access Color Swatches. Task #66: Paint a Black--and--White Photo. Task #67: Remove a Color Cast. Task #68: Change the Mode of an Image. Task #69: Fine--tune Color with an Adjustment Layer. Task #70: Apply Color with a Fill Layer. 8. Preparing Images for Printing and the Web. Task #71: Preview an Image for Printing. Task #72: Create a Contact Sheet. Task #73: Create a Picture Package. Task #74: Scale an Image. Task #75: Create an Online Photo Gallery. Task #76: Save a JPEG Image for the Web. Task #77: Create a GIF Image for the Web. Task #78: Create a GIF Animation. Task #79: Preview an Image in a Web Browser. Task #80: Add Caption and Copyright Information. 9. Speed Things Up. Task #81: Increase RAM for Elements 2. Task #82: Improve Performance with Scratch Disks. Task #83: Defragment to Speed Up Your Computer. Task #84: Calibrate Your Monitor. Task #85: Maximize Your Workspace. Task #86: Work with Multiple Monitors. Task #87: Use Recipes to Speed Up Common Tasks. Task #88: Automate File Conversions. Task #89: Automate Other Details in Batches. Task #90: Organize Your Files. 10. Working with Other Elements Tools. Task #91: Create a Graphical Pattern. Task #92: Manage Third--party Plug--Ins. Task #93: Manage Your Tool Presets. Task #94: Work with the Transform Tool. Task #95: Convert a PDF to a PSE2 File. Task #96: Create a PDF Slideshow. Task #97: Select with the Info Palette. Task #98: Scan in a Photo. Task #99: Scan Sketches as Templates. Task #100: Locate Online Resources for Elements 2.show more

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