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Photoshop Elements 4 Solutions: The Art of Digital Photography

Photoshop Elements 4 Solutions: The Art of Digital Photography

Mikkel Aaland

ISBN: 978-0-782-14446-8

Jan 2006

281 pages

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Description

  • Now updated to cover the latest program version, this is the ultimate full-color guide for Photoshop Elements users want to get the most out of the program
  • This new edition features a tighter organization and new and enhanced content based on reader feedback
  • Practical solutions, stunning full-color images, and a reader-friendly design take readers to a new level of image-editing expertise
  • Now bargain-priced at under $30-$10 less than the previous edition!
Chapter 1: Tools and Terminology.

Setting Preferences.

Customizing and Organizing the Work Area.

Histograms.

All about Layers.

Effects.

Selection Tools.

Cookie Cutter Tool.

Viewing and Navigation Tools.

Brushes.

Filters.

Chapter 2: Importing and Managing Digital Images.

Importing Digital Images into Photoshop Elements.

Managing Files with the Organizer.

Chapter 3: Your Images: Global Solutions.

Quick Fix or Standard Edit: Choosing an Editing Workspace.

Deciding What Comes When.

Setting Proper Orientation.

Making Dull Images Shine.

Correcting Color.

Tinting Images.

Eliminating or Diminishing Dust, Scratches, and Electronic Noise.

Converting Color Images to Black-and-White.

Cropping to the Essential Parts.

Sharpening.

Choosing a File Format.

Adding a Photo Credit.

Adding a Copyright Watermark.

Chapter 4: Better Faces.

What Comes First.

Working the Eyes.

Working on Lips.

Whitening and Fixing Teeth.

Selectively Removing Wrinkles and Blemishes with the Healing Brush.

Diminishing and Straightening the Nose.

Making People Glow.

Creating a Digital Fill Flash.

Fixing Hair.

Chapter 5: Better Outside Shots.

Intensifying the Sky.

Changing the Time of Day.

Making Weather.

Working with the Midday Sun.

Adding Lighting Effects.

Removing Unwanted Objects.

Adding Selective Focus.

Creating a Large-Scale Digital Fill Flash.

Chapter 6: Exteriors and Interiors.

Straightening a Slanted-Looking Facade.

Transforming a Kitchen.

Removing a Construction Sign.

Smart-Blurring a Background.

Balancing the Light.

Creating a Warm and Inviting Atmosphere.

Removing Wires.

Chapter 7: Better Product Shots.

Separating a Product from Its Background.

Extracting Part of an Image.

Changing a Product’s Color.

Changing a Product’s Texture.

Improving the Background.

Adding Depth.

Creating Lighting Effects.

Making a Product Smile.

Simplifying a Product Shot.

Chapter 8: Making Photo-Realistic Composites.

Adding Yourself (or Anyone) to a Group Shot.

Combining Different Resolutions.

Swapping Kids.

Seamlessly Pasting.

Cloning Elements from Multiple Images.

Pre-visualizing a Scene.

Chapter 9: Creating Panoramics with Photomerge.

Planning for Photomerge.

Creating a Precious View.

Creating an Interior Panoramic.

Creating an Epic Panoramic.

Making a Handheld Vertical Panoramic.

Photomerging a Collage.

Chapter 10: Using Adobe Camera Raw and Other Advanced Techniques.

Using Adobe’s Camera Raw.

Working in 16-Bit Mode.

Extending Dynamic Range with Photomerge.

Using Layer Adjustments with Masks.

Using a Gradient Mask to Combine Multiple Images.

Converting a Photo to a Painting.

Chapter 11: Sharing and Auto-Processing Images.

Printing from the Organizer.

Printing from the Editor.

Creating and Sharing with the Organizer.

Processing Multiple Files.

Index.

Premium package: stunning four-color photographs by Aaland and other top pro photographers, downloadable for reader practice.
Written by a leader in the field: the first book on Photoshop Elements is still the best.
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