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Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies

Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies

Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

ISBN: 978-1-118-99859-5

Oct 2014

576 pages



Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 13

Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or never leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. With the help of Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies, you can edit those photos and turn them into stunning works of art. The book will help you get to know the key features of Photoshop Elements, including examining the Elements workspace; navigating the tools; viewing images on your computer; setting your preferences; and acquiring, saving, and exporting images. You'll then take your skills to next level and become a pro at working with iOS and Android devices, specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing color modes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managing color, painting and drawing with Elements, creating layers, and so much more. Plus, you'll discover how to add pizzazz with styles and effects, apply quick image makeovers, correct lighting, color, and clarity, and composite with Photomerge.

Photoshop Elements is the #1-selling consumer photo editing software, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow digital photography enthusiasts to do it all. Going well beyond the basics of how to use Photoshop Elements—and weighing in at more than 672 pages—Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies is the most comprehensive Elements book on the market. Written by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, veteran authors, long-time instructors, and expert speakers who have spent decades specializing in digital imaging, this hands-on, friendly guide is jam-packed with everything you need to create, edit, fix, share, and organize digital images.

  • Combines nine content-rich books in one value-packed reference
  • Includes updated and revised information to reflect the latest release, Photoshop Elements 13
  • Richly illustrated in full color and brimming with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions
  • Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color, brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness

Whether you're an amateur photographer or new to the digital photo scene and want to perform sophisticated editing techniques with a powerful image-editing software program, Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies has everything you need—and more.

Introduction  1

Book I: Getting Started with Elements  5

Chapter 1: Examining the Elements Environment  7

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools  37

Chapter 3: Viewing and Navigating Images  59

Book II: Organizer Fundamentals  69

Chapter 1: Gathering Your Image Files  71

Chapter 2: Viewing, Searching, and Sorting Images  89

Chapter 3: Organizing Images with Tags, Albums, and More  113

Book III: Image Essentials  135

Chapter 1: Creating, Undoing, and Saving Images  137

Chapter 2: Specifying Resolution and Changing Image Sizing  151

Chapter 3: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats  165

Chapter 4: Using and Managing Color  185

Book IV: Selections  203

Chapter 1: Making Selections  205

Chapter 2: Modifying and Transforming Selections  227

Book V: Painting, Drawing, and Typing  241

Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Elements  243

Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking  257

Chapter 3: Working with Type  271

Book VI: Working with Layers and Masks  291

Chapter 1: Creating Layers  293

Chapter 2: Managing Layers  317

Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes  331

Chapter 4: Cutting, Erasing, and Masking  343

Book VII: Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions 355

Chapter 1: Making Corrections and Having Fun with Filters  357

Chapter 2: Distorting with the Liquify Command  377

Chapter 3: Adding Pizzazz with Styles and Effects  383

Book VIII: Retouching and Enhancing  395

Chapter 1: Quick Image Makeovers  397

Chapter 2: Correcting Lighting, Color, and Clarity  429

Chapter 3: Compositing with Photomerge  461

Chapter 4: Getting Help in Guided Mode  475

Book IX: Creating and Sharing with Elements  487

Chapter 1: Creating Elements Projects  489

Chapter 2: Getting It Printed  505

Chapter 3: Sharing Projects with Others  527

Index  541