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Photoshop Elements 10 All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-18300-7
672 pages
November 2011
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Create your photo vision with Photoshop Elements 10

Photoshop Elements is the top selling consumer photo editing software and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow digital photo enthusiasts to do it all. This value-packed reference combines nine content-rich minibooks in one complete package. User-friendly and detailed, it covers the key features and tools that beginner and experienced users need to create high-quality images for print, e-mail, and the web using Photoshop Elements 10. Presented in full color, this resource goes beyond the basics of the application and is undoubtedly the most comprehensive Elements book on the market.

  • Explores filters, effects, styles, and distortions
  • Shows you how to enhance your images by painting, drawing, and typing
  • Walks you through working with layers and masks
  • Details ways to retouch and enhance your photos
  • Checks out the toolbox, options, and other essential menus

You'll be a digital imaging pro in a snap with Photoshop Elements 10 All-in-One For Dummies!

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Introducing Elements 7

Chapter 1: Examining the Elements Environment 9

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools 33

Chapter 3: Viewing and Navigating Images 49

Chapter 4: Setting Your Preferences 63

Book II: Elements Fundamentals 87

Chapter 1: Acquiring, Saving, and Exporting Images 89

Chapter 2: Working in the Organizer 115

Chapter 3: Sorting and Organizing Files 133

Chapter 4: Working with iOS and Android Devices 159

Book III: Image Essentials 173

Chapter 1: Specifying Resolution and Changing Image Sizing 175

Chapter 2: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats 195

Chapter 3: Working with Camera Raw 215

Chapter 4: Using and Managing Color 231

Chapter 5: Time Travel — Undoing in Elements 251

Book IV: Selections 257

Chapter 1: Making Selections 259

Chapter 2: Modifying and Transforming Selections 281

Book V: Painting, Drawing, and Typing 301

Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Elements 303

Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking 323

Chapter 3: Working with Type 341

Book VI: Working with Layers and Masks 363

Chapter 1: Creating Layers 365

Chapter 2: Managing Layers 389

Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes 405

Chapter 4: Cutting, Extracting, and Masking 417

Book VII: Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions 433

Chapter 1: Making Corrections and Having Fun with Filters 435

Chapter 2: Distorting with the Liquify Command 455

Chapter 3: Adding Pizzazz with Styles and Effects 463

Book VIII: Retouching and Enhancing 475

Chapter 1: Quick Image Makeovers 477

Chapter 2: Correcting Lighting, Color, and Clarity 507

Chapter 3: Compositing with Photomerge 539

Chapter 4: Getting Help in Guided Mode 555

Book IX: Creating and Sharing with Elements 567

Chapter 1: Creating Elements Projects 569

Chapter 2: Getting It Printed 591

Chapter 3: Sharing Projects with Others 611

Index 623

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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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