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Photoshop Elements 11 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-40821-6
448 pages
October 2012
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Better photos are a breeze with the latest version of Photoshop Elements and Dummies

Amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts turn to Photoshop Elements for a powerful but simpler way to edit and retouch their snapshots. Photoshop Elements 11 For Dummies is the perfect guide for helping every shutterbug add a touch of creativity to their images. Learn how to find your way around the Elements interface and its new features; create, edit, fix, and organize your photos; add type and interesting effects to your images; and share them with the world. Full color pages bring the techniques to life and make taking great photos fun and easy.

  • Introduces you to the tools, menus, options, and work area
  • Shows you how to import and upload images
  • 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

Whatever you want your images to be, the sky's the limit with Photoshop Elements 11 For Dummies close at hand.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Organizing and Editing Images 7

Chapter 1: Getting Your Images 9

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Editing Work Areas 29

Chapter 3: Getting Ready to Edit 59

Chapter 4: Working with Resolutions, Color Modes, and File Formats 71

Part II: Managing Media 97

Chapter 5: Tagging Photos and Creating Albums   99

Chapter 6: Viewing and Finding Your Images 117

Part III: Selecting and Correcting Photos 141

Chapter 7: Making and Modifying Selections 143

Chapter 8: Working with Layers 175

Chapter 9: Simple Image Makeovers 197

Chapter 10: Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity 225

Part IV: Exploring Your Inner Artist 255

Chapter 11: Playing with Filters, Effects, Styles, and More 257

Chapter 12: Drawing and Painting 293

Chapter 13: Working with Type 319

Part V: Printing, Creating, and Sharing 337

Chapter 14: Getting It on Paper 339

Chapter 15: Sharing Your Work 357

Chapter 16: Making Creations 373

Part VI: The Part of Tens 385

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Composing Better Photos 387

Chapter 18: Ten More Project Ideas 393

Index 399

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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 Graphic Design at Brooks Institute. Ted Padova is an internationally recognized authority on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging.

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Press Release

April 04, 2013
Photoshop Elements 11 For Dummies

Veteran Dummies author and image editing professional Barbara Obermeier gives you the inside scoop on what a valuable tool Photoshop Elements is, why it's so popular, why she loves writing about it, and how to get started using the software.

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