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Photoshop Elements 14 For Dummies

Photoshop Elements 14 For Dummies

Barbara Obermeier , Ted Padova

ISBN: 978-1-119-13196-0

Sep 2015

448 pages



The bestselling book on Photoshop Elements—now in a new edition

Getting great photos is easier than you think—it just takes some know-how and a tool like Adobe's Photoshop Elements. Photoshop Elements 14 For Dummies is a fun and easy-to-follow guide for photographers and photo enthusiasts who want to make their snapshots picture perfect. In no time, you'll tackle the basics of Photoshop Elements and find out how to execute hundreds of tasks, like using special effects and drawing tools, working with layers, improving your color and clarity, and so much more.

Photoshop Elements is the #1 selling consumer photo editing software, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow professional and self-made digital photographers to do it all. Written by veteran authors Barb Obermeier and Ted Padova, this full-color guide shows you how to make the most of the latest version of the software in a fun and friendly way that makes learning feel like play. Even if you have no digital image editing experience at all, this hands-on guide shows you how to take your photos from 'meh' to 'wow'—and have a blast along the way!

  • Get instant results using one-click editing options
  • Apply pro techniques to correct photo color and clarity
  • Show off your artsy side with special effects and filters
  • Find tips for improving edits and creative projects

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

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Photoshop Elements 14 5

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Image Editing 7

Chapter 2: Basic Image‐Editing Concepts 23

Chapter 3: Exploring the Photo Editor 49

Part II: Managing Media 73

Chapter 4: Navigating the Organizer 75

Chapter 5: Organizing Your Pictures 91

Chapter 6: Viewing and Finding Your Images 115

Part III: Selecting and Correcting Photos 131

Chapter 7: Making and Modifying Selections 133

Chapter 8: Working with Layers 163

Chapter 9: Simple Image Makeovers 185

Chapter 10: Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity 219

Part IV: Exploring Your Inner Artist 251

Chapter 11: Playing with Filters, Effects, Styles, and More 253

Chapter 12: Drawing and Painting 289

Chapter 13: Working with Type 315

Part V: Printing, Creating, and Sharing 335

Chapter 14: Getting It on Paper 337

Chapter 15: Sharing Your Work 353

Chapter 16: Making Creations 365

Part VI: The Part of Tens 373

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Composing Better Photos 375

Chapter 18: Ten (Or So) More Project Ideas 381

Index 387