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.
Barb Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio specializing in print and web design, and lead instructor in the graphic design program at Brooks Institute. Ted Padova is an internationally recognized authority on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging. He has written more than 60 books.
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