Photoshop Elements 8 in Simple Steps

Photoshop Elements 8 in Simple Steps

By: Ken Bluttman (author)Paperback

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Top 10 Photoshop Elements Tips * Getting photographs from a camera or memory card * Backing up your photographs * Assigning a keyword to a photograph * Creating a photo album 5. Reversing changes 6. Adding to a selection 7. Changing the background to a layer * Saving for the web 9. Emailing photographs as attachments * Setting a photograph as the desktop wallpaper Chapter 1 -- Getting your photographs into Photoshop Elements * Getting photographs from a memory card * Getting photographs from a scanner * Getting photographs from a folder * The Photo Downloader * Setting Preferences * Moving files * Backing up your photographs Chapter 2 -- Working with the Organizer * Adjusting the thumbnail view * Sorting thumbnails * Adding a caption to a photograph * Creating a category * Creating a sub-category * Adding a photograph to a category or sub-category * Creating a keyword * Searching for photographs * Using the Timeline to find photographs * Using Date View to find photographs * Creating an album * Creating a Smart Album * Using Folder Location view * Displaying properties * Deleting a photograph Chapter 3 -- Working with the Editor * Adding a photograph to the Project Bin * Displaying multiple photographs * Selecting a tool from the Toolbox * Selecting a palette * Using Quick Editing * Using Guided Editing Chapter 4 -- Adjusting colour, contrast and lighting * Using Auto Color Correction * Using Auto Contrast * Using Auto Levels * Using Auto Smart Fix * Reversing changes * Selecting the Color Settings * Working with different image modes * Adjusting Brightness and Contrast * Adjusting Hue, Saturation and Lightness * Correcting over- and under-exposure * Removing colour cast * Adjusting shadows, highlights and midtones * Removing colour cast * Adjusting for skin tone * Changing colours * Changing colour in large portions of an image * Previewing changes with Color Variations * Eliminating colour Chapter 5 -- Creating and using selections * Selecting an area with the Rectangular Selection tool * Selecting an area with the Elliptical Selection tool * Adding to a selection * Setting the Feather * Creating freeform selections * Using the Polygonal Lasso tool to create shaped selections * Creating irregular shaped selections with the Magnetic Lasso tool * Fast selecting with the Magic Wand * Painting a selection * Saving a selection * Inverting selections * * Loading a selection Chapter 6 -- Cropping, resizing, rotating, flipping and zooming * Plain old cropping * Cropping to a preset size * Moving, rotating and resizing the cropping box * Cropping to a selection * Cookie Cutter cropping * Resizing an image with the Image Size dialogue * Resizing an image using the Scale feature * Rotating to a preset angle * Custom rotating * Flipping the image * Resizing the canvas * Zooming Chapter 7 -- Layers * Using the Layers palette * Changing the background to a layer * Adding an image (shape) layer * Adding an adjustment layer * Adding a fill layer * Adding a type (text) layer * Renaming a layer * Selecting, moving, and resizing content on a layer * Creating a layer from a selection * Duplicating a layer * Reordering layers * Linking layers * Hiding and showing layers * Selecting the blend mode Chapter 8 -- Shapes * Creating a new image * Selecting the colour for a new shape * Adding a shape to the image * Applying a style to a shape * Removing a style from a shape * Resizing a shape * Adding to a shape * Subtracting from a shape * Intersecting shape areas * Excluding overlapping shape areas * Changing the colour of a shape * Aligning shapes * Distributing shapes * Combining shapes * Simplifying a shape Chapter 9 -- Drawing, patterns and gradients * Drawing with a brush * Selecting a brush type * Selecting the brush size * Altering a drawing with the Impressionist Brush * Using the Eraser * Using the Pattern Stamp * Using the Gradient tool * Selecting the Gradient pattern * Selecting the Gradient direction * Using the Gradient Editor Chapter 10 -- Working with type * Entering horizontal text * Entering vertical text * Editing all the text on a layer * Editing some of the text on a layer * Wrapping text * Setting the leading * Moving text * Applying artistic styling * Warping text Chapter 11 -- Enhancing your photographs with blur and sharpen techniques * Applying Average blur * Blur and Blur More * Using Gaussian Blur * Using Motion Blur * Using Radial Blur * Using Smart Blur * Getting sharp Chapter 12 -- Repairing images * Correcting camera distortion * Automatically Remove Red Eye * Using the Red Eye Removal Tool * Using the Healing Brush * Using the Spot Healing Brush * Cloning out trouble spots * Removing scratches * Working on pixels * Correcting a group shot * Straightening an image Chapter 13 -- Saving, printing, sending and sharing * Saving a file in Photoshop format * Saving a file in a standard image format * Saving for the web * Printing a photograph * Emailing photographs * Creating a CD or DVD * Creating a Photo Book * Creating a slideshow * Creating a collage * Creating an Online Gallery Top 10 Photoshop Elements Problems Solved * The colours don't look good in this photograph * How do I select the foreground and background colours? * There is too much extra space and unwanted things in this photograph * I'm using the Type tool to enter text, but it just keeps going right past the image! * Yikes, my photo came out blurry! * Aunt Sally has red eyes! * The subject in the photograph seems warped * How can I get rid of skin imperfections? * My scanned-in photograph has a scratch. How can I remove it? * The photo came out crooked, now what?

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  • ISBN13: 9780273734390
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780273734390
  • weight: 494
  • ISBN10: 0273734393

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