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Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-28151-1
448 pages
October 2016
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The top-selling guide to Photoshop Elements—updated for Photoshop Elements 15

No matter if you're a photo-editing newbie or an old hat looking for new tricks, Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies offers photographers of all skill levels the power to turn run-of-the-mill digital pictures into beautiful photographs. Covering the latest version of this popular software, this up-to-date guide quickly shows you how to organize images for editing, adjust color and focus, apply artsy filters, add text to an image—and beyond.

There's a reason Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies is the best place to start learning Elements—it gets you up and running with this image-editing software faster than you can say 'cheese!' Get ready to explore your inner artist and add pizzazz to even the most ordinary pics with the professional tools in Photoshop Elements 15!

  • Find simple explanations of how to handle basic image editing
  • Get steps for giving your photos a digital makeover
  • Create layers in your images
  • Discover one-click instant fixes when you hit roadblocks

The power and simplicity of Photoshop Elements makes it easy to produce photos worth bragging about—and this no-nonsense guide will get you there in a flash.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Photoshop Elements 15 5

CHAPTER 1: Getting Started with Image Editing 7

CHAPTER 2: Basic Image-Editing Concepts 23

CHAPTER 3: Exploring the Photo Editor 51

Part 2: Managing Media 73

CHAPTER 4: Navigating the Organizer 75

CHAPTER 5: Organizing Your Pictures 91

CHAPTER 6: Viewing and Finding Your Images 113

Part 3: Selecting and Correcting Photos 131

CHAPTER 7: Making and Modifying Selections 133

CHAPTER 8: Working with Layers 163

CHAPTER 9: Simple Image Makeovers 187

CHAPTER 10: Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity 223

Part 4: Exploring Your Inner Artist 255

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

CHAPTER 12: Drawing and Painting 295

CHAPTER 13: Working with Type 325

Part 5: Printing, Creating, and Sharing 345

CHAPTER 14: Getting It on Paper 347

CHAPTER 15: Sharing Your Work 363

CHAPTER 16: Making Creations 375

Part 6: The Part of Tens 383

CHAPTER 17: Ten Tips for Composing Better Photos 385

CHAPTER 18: Ten (Or So) More Project Ideas 393

Index 399

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Author Information

Barbara Obermeier is the principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in Ventura, California. She is currently Chair of the Graphic Design program at Brooks Institute.

Ted Padova has worked with digital imaging since 1990. His expertise includes Acrobat, PDF forms, LiveCycle Designer forms, Adobe Design Premium Suite, and Photoshop.

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