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Photoshop Elements 9 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-87872-9
432 pages
October 2010
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Perfect your photos and images with this “focused” guide to the latest version of Photoshop Elements

For most of us, the professional-level Photoshop is overkill for our needs. Amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts turn to Photoshop Elements for a powerful but simpler way to edit and retouch their snapshots. Photoshop Elements 9 For Dummies, fully updated and revised for the latest release of this software product, helps you navigate Elements to create, edit, fix, share, and organize the high-quality images you desire. Full color pages bring the techniques to life and make taking great photos fun and easy.

  • Introduces you to the work area
  • Shows you how to upload images to your computer
  • Reviews ways to view, find, organize, and manage your photos
  • Details how to modify your photos to your specifications
  • Distills working with layers, contrast, color, clarity, filter, effects, styles, and type
  • Explains how to print your creations, create a slide show, and optimize images for the Web

Written by veteran digital imaging and print authors Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, this handy reference is a highly readable and enjoyable way to learn this powerful image editing application.

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Table of Contents


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.


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Author Information

Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California. She is currently a faculty member in the School of Design at Brooks Institute.

Ted Padova is an internationally recognized authority on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging.

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Press Release

October 07, 2010
Wiley Announces Photoshop Elements 9 Publishing Plan

October 7th, 2010 (Hoboken, NJ) – To support Adobe’s announcement of the release of the latest version of its bestselling consumer-level photo-editing software, Photoshop Elements 9,  Wiley is bringing to market a handful of guides to using the software. The first to market, in stores now, is Photoshop Elements 9 For Dummies (9780470878729; Available Now; $29.99).   


Photoshop Elements 9 For Dummies will be followed, in the coming months, by:


•Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop Elements 9 (November 2010)

•Photoshop Elements 9 All-in-One For Dummies (November 2010)

•Photoshop Elements 9 Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks (November 2010)

•Photoshop Elements 9 Digital Classroom (December 2010)

•Ex3: Exquisite Expressions with Photoshop Elements (January 2011)


You can visit each of the books’ landing pages at www.wiley.com.


Photoshop Elements 9 is available for both the Windows and Mac platforms and comes bundled with Premiere Elements 9 video-editing software for $149.99 or as a standalone product for $99.99.


All of the new books will cover the key features of the new release, including:


•Content Intelligence – Part of the Spot Healing Brush feature that allows users to easily edit unwanted objects out of an image and automatically fill in the background with the swipe of a brush

•Photomerge Style Match – Lets users analyze the characteristics of any photo and apply the same contrast, color tone, etc. to another image

•Out of Bounds – Gives users the ability to apply 3D effects to an element of a photo

•Organizer & People Recognition – Organizer offers a central location for users to quickly organize, find, and display their images while enhanced People Recognition tools automatically generates tags to help you find images of specific people quickly

•Enhanced Photo Sharing Options – Users can now post photos directly to Facebook, create unique and interactive online albums, and even access Photoshop Elements editing tools directly from layout mode when creating personalized scrapbook pages, calendars, and cards

•Plus – Users can purchase “Plus” for an annual fee of $49.99 to access 20 GB of storage for backing up photos and videos online as well as new tutorials, artwork, and interactive templates


About Wiley:

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