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Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies

Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies

Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

ISBN: 978-1-118-96464-4

Sep 2014

448 pages

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Take your photos from "meh" to "wow!" with Photoshop Elements 13 and this expert guide

Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies is your guide to picture perfection using Adobe's Photoshop Elements. This full-color manual walks you through the process of photo editing, from basic color corrections to advanced filter effects, drawing, and more. Work through from beginning to end for a complete lesson, or keep it handy as a quick reference for unfamiliar tools and techniques. Designed for beginner and intermediate Photoshop Elements users, this book provides straightforward instruction in a fun, richly illustrated, easy-to-read style that makes learning feel like play.

Combining powerful tools with a user-friendly interface has made Photoshop Elements the number-one selling photo editing software. Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies shows you how to take advantage of everything the software has to offer, helping you create high-quality images for print, e-mail, and the web. Even with no digital image editing experience at all, you'll learn how to take your photos from bland to beautiful and have a blast along the way.

  • Adjust resolutions, color modes, and file formats to best suit the project
  • Work with layers, filters, effects, styles, type, and more
  • Correct color, contrast and clarity for a simple photo makeover
  • Optimize for print, or share on Facebook, Flickr, and other social networks

The power and simplicity of Photoshop Elements makes it the perfect solution for amateurs seeking an affordable digital editing platform. The quicker you learn the tools, the sooner you'll be turning out photos to brag about – and Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies will get you there in a flash.

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with Photoshop Elements 13  5

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Image Editing  7

Chapter 2: Basic Image-Editing Concepts  25

Chapter 3: Exploring the Photo Editor  55

Part II: Managing Media  79

Chapter 4: Navigating the Organizer  81

Chapter 5: Organizing Your Pictures 99

Chapter 6: Viewing and Finding Your Images  121

Part III: Selecting and Correcting Photos  139

Chapter 7: Making and Modifying Selections  141

Chapter 8: Working with Layers  171

Chapter 9: Simple Image Makeovers  193

Chapter 10: Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity  227

Part IV: Exploring Your Inner Artist  259

Chapter 11: Playing with Filters, Effects, Styles, and More  261

Chapter 12: Drawing and Painting  299

Chapter 13: Working with Type  325

Part V: Printing, Creating, and Sharing  345

Chapter 14: Getting It on Paper  347

Chapter 15: Sharing Your Work  363

Chapter 16: Making Creations  379

Part VI: The Part of Tens  391

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Composing Better Photos  393

Chapter 18: Ten More Project Ideas  399

Index  405