Photoshop Elements 4 for Dummies

Author(s): Barbara Obermeier


Photoshop Elements delivers the powerful image - editing tools digital photographers need to create high-quality images at a very affordable price. This book helps users discover how to conquer the complexities of the Elements interface and get impressive results fast. The topics covered include establishing color management settings, organizing and managing photos, fixing flaws, correcting color, adjusting contrast and clarity, working with layers, embellishing photos, and creating slide shows and Web galleries. It is rewritten from scratch and updated to cover the latest features and enhancements in the new Elements release. The annual revenues from digital camera sales reached $24 billion worldwide in 2004 and are expected to grow to $31 billion by 2009.


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Barbara Obermeier: Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in Ventura, California. She's the author of Photoshop CS2 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies and has contributed as author, coauthor, or technical editor on numerous books. Barb is also a faculty member in the Visual Communication Department at Brooks Institute. Ted Padova: In addition to writing several books about Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, Ted is the world's leading author of books on Adobe Acrobat. He is a coauthor of Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Creative Suite 2 (Wiley Publishing, Inc.) and spends most of his time writing and speaking at conferences and expos nationally and internationally.

Introduction. Part I: Getting Started. Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Work Area. Chapter 2: Getting Ready to Edit. Chapter 3: Working with Resolutions, Color Modes, and File Formats. Part II: Getting Organized. Chapter 4: Getting Your Images. Chapter 5: Viewing and Finding Your Images. Chapter 6: Organizing and Managing Your Photos. Part III: Selecting and Correcting Photos. Chapter 7: Making and Modifying Selections. Chapter 8: Working with Layers. Chapter 9: Simple Image Makeovers. Chapter 10: Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity. Part IV: Exploring Your Inner Artist. Chapter 11: Playing with Filters, Effects, Styles, and More. Chapter 12: Drawing and Painting. Chapter 13: Working with Type. Part V: Printing, Creating, Sharing. Chapter 14: Getting It on Paper. Chapter 15: Showing It on Screen. Chapter 16: Making Creations. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Composing Better Photos. Chapter 18: Ten More Project Ideas. Index. Bonus Chapters. Bonus Chapter 1: Exploring Audio and Video in Elements. Bonus Chapter 2: Setting Up a Web Photo Gallery. Bonus Chapter 3: Viewing and Searching Metadata.

General Fields

  • : 9780471774839
  • : Contains Online resource
  • : January 2006
  • : 233mm X 188mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Barbara Obermeier
  • : Paperback
  • : 770.28566869
  • : 380
  • : col. Illustrations