Photoshop Elements 8 Digital Classroom
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 Digital Classroom is like having your own personal instructor guiding you through each lesson, while you work at your own pace.
Thirteen self-paced lessons encourage you to discover essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.
A team of Adobe Certified Instructors escort you through the in and outs of working with Photoshop Elements 8, the user-friendly image-editing program.
This full-color book and instructional DVD package includes step-by-step instructions, lesson files, and video tutorials that complement the topics covered in each lesson.
Discusses the most important features of Photoshop Elements 8 including: importing photos from digital cameras and scanners, retouching and repairing damaged photos, enhancing digital images, and perfecting group shots with Photomerge.
Addresses editing images for posting on the Web, using the sharpness interface to correct blurry images, exploring the Curves tool to adjust contract and brightness, and organizing images with auto-stacking.
The DVD demonstrates how to edit and apply effects for stellar digital images, painting and retouching, and exploring the different filters and techniques that tap into your creative side to produce great images.
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About the Photoshop Elements 8 Digital Classroom.
Starting Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.
Loading lesson files.
Creating a new catalog.
Reconnecting to missing files.
Reconnect missing files window.
Working with the video tutorials.
Setting up for viewing the video tutorials.
Viewing the video tutorials.
Lesson 1: Importing your Photos into Adobe Photoshop Elements.
How Photoshop Elements works.
The welcome screen.
Getting photos into the Organizer using the Photo Downloader.
Getting photos from a camera or card reader.
The Photo Downloader.
Get photos from a scanner.
Get photos and videos by searching.
Setting a Watch Folder.
Adding fi les and folders to the Organizer.
Getting a still image from a video frame.
How to get help.
The Inspiration Browser.
Lesson 2: Organizing Your Photos.
Understanding the Organizer workspace.
Analyzing photos in the Organizer.
Compare photos side by side.
Organizing using albums.
Creating a new album.
Creating album categories.
Creating a Smart Album.
Tagging your photos.
Adding keywords and categories.
Finding your photos.
Find photos by star rating.
Find photos by keyword.
Find photos using the keyword Tag Cloud.
Lesson 3: Fixing Common Photographic Problems.
Understanding the Editor workspace.
The Project Bin.
The Panel Bin.
Editing modes: Full, Quick, and Guided.
Using Quick Fix.
Using Auto Smart Fix.
Correcting color automatically.
Comparing images in Full Edit View.
Using the Navigator.
The Guided Edit mode.
Fixing an underexposed or dark image.
Fixing an overexposed or light image.
Using Full Edit mode.
Removing a color cast.
Correcting skin tone.
Red Eye Removal tool.
Enhancing blue skies.
Lesson 4: Adjusting Exposure.
Exposure adjustments with blending modes.
Improving underexposed images.
Improving faded or overexposed images.
Making adjustments manually.
Adjusting brightness and contrast manually.
Adjusting shadows and highlights manually.
Making tonal adjustments using Levels.
Making tonal adjustments using Curves.
Comparing images in Full Edit view.
Using adjustment layers.
Correcting selected parts of an image.
Working with selections.
Using the Quick Selection tool.
Moving selections to a new layer.
Lesson 5: Adjusting Color.
About image modes.
Indexed Color mode.
Switching image modes.
Comparing methods of adjusting color.
Understanding Edit Guided.
Understanding Edit Quick.
Understanding Edit Full.
Adjusting tonal range in Full Edit.
Making a duplicate of a file.
Restoring shadow and highlight detail.
Correcting color in Full Edit.
Correcting color casts using Color Variations.
Removing a color cast using Levels.
Adjusting color curves in an image.
Adjusting color saturation and hue.
Adjusting saturation in specific areas.
The importance of selections.
About the selection tools.
Using the Selection Brush tool.
Add to or subtract from a selection.
Smoothing selection edges with anti-aliasing and feathering.
Blur the edges of a selection by feathering.
Modifying a new selection with a saved selection.
Inverting a selection.
Converting to Black and White.
Adding color to areas of an image.
Saving and exporting images.
About saving images and fi le formats.
Lesson 6: Sharing Your Photos.
Creating an online album.
Sharing options for online albums.
Stop sharing an online album.
Sharing photos by e-mail.
Attaching a photo to an e-mail.
Sending a photo using Photo Mail.
Setting up Adobe E-mail Service.
Using the Quick Share panel.
Sharing photos using online services.
Ordering a printed photo book.
Printing photos in the Organizer.
Adding photos using the Print Photos dialog box.
Printing a contact sheet.
Printing a picture package.
Setting page and printer options.
Specifying measurement units for printing.
Backing up and synchronizing fi les.
Backing up and synchronizing fi les to Photoshop.com.
About synchronized albums on Photoshop.com.
Starting backup or synchronization.
Stopping and restarting backup or synchronization.
Lesson 7: Working with Type.
Placing text on a layer.
Formatting a text layer.
Editing a text layer.
Making cartoon bubbles.
Adding text over the cartoon bubble.
Adding eff ects to type.
Adding text to multiple images.
Adding a layer style to type.
Creating an animation with text.
Adding a stroke.
Getting the layers ready for animating.
Time to animate.
Lesson 8: Photo Retouching: Secrets of the Pros.
Working with what you have.
Using the histogram.
Working over the image.
Improving your image.
Brushing on corrections.
Lesson 9: The Art of Illusion: Photo Composites.
What is a photo composite?
Working with layers.
Creating a new blank file.
Creating a type layer.
About the Layers panel.
Converting the Background layer into a regular layer.
Selecting a layer.
Showing or hiding a layer.
Changing the stacking order of layers.
Locking or unlocking a layer.
Deleting a layer.
Using opacity and blending modes.
About opacity and blending options in layers.
Specifying the opacity of a layer.
Specifying a blending mode for a layer.
Using the Magic Extractor.
Flattening an image.
Completing the composite.
Working with clipping groups.
About layer clipping groups.
Creating a clipping group.
Using Layer styles.
Working with layer styles.
Hiding or showing all layer styles in an image.
Change the scale of a layer style.
Copying style settings between layers.
Removing a layer style.
Lesson 10: Making Photoshop Elements Creations.
Creating a panorama.
Creating a slide show.
Adding text to your slide show.
Panning and zooming.
Setting the slide order.
Drag and drop on the storyboard.
Quick Reorder menu.
Working with audio.
Choosing an output option.
Save as a file.
Burn to disk.
Send to TV.
Creating a photo calendar.
Lesson 11: Photoshop Elements for Digital Photographers.
Working with Camera Raw files.
Understanding the Camera Raw dialog box.
Using the Camera Raw dialog box.
Saving a DNG file.
Vignetting a photo.
The basics of filters.
Sharpening an image with Unsharp Mask.
Using Undo History for comparisons.
Using the Blur fi lter to create depth of field.
Lesson 12: Photoshop Elements for Artists.
Creating a new document from scratch.
Using brushes to add style to your work.
Creating texture with brushes and gradients.
The Impressionist brush.
Using shapes creatively.
Working with patterns.
Scrapbooking made easier.
Creating a texture.
Creating a text effect.
Adding text to the background.
Add images and create a border.
Lesson 13: Creating Web and Video Graphics.
The diff erences between print and the screen.
Resolution and color for the Web and video.
Preparing images for the Web.
Web image formats.
Saving fi les for the Web.
Preparing images for video.
Saving files for video.
Lesson 14: Using Adobe Bridge.
What is Adobe Bridge?
Navigating through Bridge.
Using folders in Adobe Bridge.
Making a Favorite.
Creating and locating metadata.
Opening a file from Adobe Bridge.
Searching for files using Adobe Bridge.
Searching by name or keyword.
Using the Filter panel.
Automation tools in Adobe Bridge.
Automated tools for Photoshop Elements: Web Photo Gallery.
Saving or uploading your Web Gallery.
Automated tools for Photoshop Elements: PDF contact sheet.
Changing the view.
Integration with Photoshop Elements.
Appendix A - tools.
Appendix B - Keyboard Shortcuts.
Appendix C - Understanding Digital Files.
Understanding Color Modes & Bit Depth.
Understanding File Formats.
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