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Photoshop Elements 4 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-471-77483-9
380 pages
January 2006
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Whether you're a hobbyist or a pro, look what you can do with Elements 4!

Photoshop Elements is all grown up - a powerful program that's easy to use and gives professional results. This book's step-by-step instructions and full-color examples help you take creative control of Photoshop Elements' tools. From sharpening and improving contrast to creating greeting cards, calendars, and photo albums in Windows, here's how to tweak, improve, print, and share great pictures.

Discover how to

  • Create sharp and colorful images for printing
  • Combine multiple images into creative collages
  • Correct color, contrast, and clarity
  • Share photos as PDF slideshows
  • Build a Web photo gallery
  • Organize and find photos fast
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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.

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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.

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Bonus Chapter 1: Exploring Audio and Video in Elements
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