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Photoshop Elements 10 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-10742-3
432 pages
October 2011
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Perfect your photos and images with this "focused" guide to Photoshop Elements 10

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 10 For Dummies 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

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Organized 7

Chapter 1: Getting Your Images 9

Chapter 2: Viewing and Finding Your Images 25

Chapter 3: Organizing and Managing Your Photos 51

Part II: Using the Editors 65

Chapter 4: Working with Resolutions, Color Modes, and File Formats 67

Chapter 5: Getting Ready to Edit 93

Chapter 6: Getting to Know the Editing Work Areas 111

Part III: Selecting and Correcting 139

Chapter 7: Making and Modifying Selections 141

Chapter 8: Working with Layers 175

Chapter 9: Simple Image Makeovers 197

Chapter 10: Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity 227

Part IV: Exploring Your Inner Artist 257

Chapter 11: Playing with Filters, Effects, Styles, and More 259

Chapter 12: Drawing and Painting 291

Chapter 13: Working with Type 317

Part V: Printing, Creating, and Sharing 337

Chapter 14: Getting It on Paper 339

Chapter 15: Sharing Your Work 355

Chapter 16: Making Creations 367

Part VI: The Part of Tens 377

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Composing Better Photos 379

Chapter 18: Ten More Project Ideas 387

Index 393

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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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April 04, 2012
Photoshop Elements 10 For Dummies

Bestselling Dummies author Barbara Obermeier shares her thoughts on what makes Photoshop Elements such a great design tool, her favorite features in Photoshop Elements 10, and what to expect from her book - Photoshop Elements 10 For Dummies.

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