Author(s): Barbara Obermeier
This perennial bestseller is updated and revised throughout for the latest release of Photoshop Elements 8. Richly illustrated in full color, this friendly, easy-to-understand guide provides all the essentials on the latest version of the affordable and popular image-editing program, Photoshop Elements. Get the scoop on using the latest digital imaging tools and techniques to correct color, brightness, and contrast; create postcards, slideshows, and movie files; apply artistic effects to your photos; fix flaws and even remove unwanted elements from your images; and so much more.
You can: use the Organizer on a Windows PC or Adobe Bridge on a Mac to sort, find, tag, and catalog your photos; straighten crooked lines, crop for effect, or fix color, sharpness, red-eye, and contrast; move people or objects in and out of your pictures, change the background, combine multiple images, or replace one color with another; add effects with filters, get creative with type, or play with the drawing and painting tools; tag your photos using People Recognition or by geographical location; turn your photos into postcards, calendars, greeting cards, and photo books with a few simple clicks; import images into Elements from a variety of sources; and upload and save images to Photoshop.com.
Photoshop Elements 8 For Dummies shows you how to make the most of Elements awesome image editing, organization, and photo sharing tools. Whether you're concerned about color correction and clarity or just want a cool calendar of your kids for the wall, you'll learn how to do it with this book!
Barbara Obermeier is the principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California specializing in print and Web design. She is currently a Graphic Design faculty member at Brooks Institute. Ted Padova is an internationally recognized authority on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging.
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 (Windows). 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, and Sharing. Chapter 14: Getting It on Paper. Chapter 15: Showing It Onscreen. Chapter 16: Making Creations and Sharing. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Composing Better Photos. Chapter 18: Ten More Project Ideas. Index.