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Photoshop Elements 11 All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-40822-3
688 pages
November 2012
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Bring out the best in your images with the latest version of Photoshop Elements

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 the latest release of Photoshop Elements: Photoshop Elements 11. 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

Fantastic photos and interesting images are just a click away with Photoshop Elements 11 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 35

Chapter 3: Viewing and Navigating Images 57

Chapter 4: Setting Your Preferences 71

Book II: Elements Fundamentals 91

Chapter 1: Acquiring, Saving, and Exporting Images 93

Chapter 2: Working in the Organizer 119

Chapter 3: Sorting and Organizing Files 137

Chapter 4: Working with iHardware 171

Book III: Image Essentials 183

Chapter 1: Specifying Resolution and Changing Image Sizing 185

Chapter 2: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats 203

Chapter 3: Working with Camera Raw 223

Chapter 4: Using and Managing Color 239

Chapter 5: Time Travel — Undoing in Elements 257

Book IV: Selections 263

Chapter 1: Making Selections 265

Chapter 2: Modifying and Transforming Selections 287

Book V: Painting, Drawing, and Typing 307

Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Elements 309

Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking 327

Chapter 3: Working with Type 345

Book VI: Working with Layers and Masks 367

Chapter 1: Creating Layers 369

Chapter 2: Managing Layers 395

Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes 411

Chapter 4: Cutting, Extracting, and Masking 425

Book VII: Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions 439

Chapter 1: Making Corrections and Having Fun with Filters 441

Chapter 2: Distorting with the Liquify Command 465

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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 All-in-One 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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