Learn Photoshop Elements at your own pace with this unique book-and-DVD training package Photoshop Elements is the leading image-editing software, and this personal training course uses a full-color book plus video tutorials on the DVD to teach you how to use all its features. Each of the 13 lessons is presented with step-by-step instructions and includes lesson files and a video explanation of the concepts. You can learn from leading instructors, and do it at your own pace. * Photoshop Elements provides professional quality image-editing tools at an affordable price; this book-and-DVD package offers step-by-step training on the newest version of Elements * Full-color book presents 13 lessons you can work through at your own pace, supported by video tutorials and lesson files on the DVD * Created by the same team of experts who developed many of the official training programs for Adobe Systems Photoshop Elements 9 Digital Classroom is like having your own personal instructor to teach you Photoshop Elements right in your own home or office. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Starting Up. About the Photoshop Elements 9 Digital Classroom. Prerequisites. System requirements. Starting Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. Loading lesson files. Managing catalogs. Creating a new catalog. Switching catalogs. Reconnecting to missing files. Reconnect missing files window. Working with the video tutorials. Setting up for viewing the video tutorials. Viewing the video tutorials. Additional resources. Lesson 1: Importing your Photos into Adobe Photoshop Elements. Starting up. How Photoshop Elements works. The welcome screen. Getting photos into the Organizer using the Photo Downloader. Getting photos from a camera or card reader. The Photo Downloader. Get photos from a scanner. Get photos and videos by searching. Setting a Watch Folder. Adding fi les and folders to the Organizer. Importing Images from iPhoto. Getting a still image from a video frame. Workspaces. Organizer basics. How to get help. Photoshop help. Support Center. The Inspiration Browser. Lesson 2: Organizing Your Photos. Starting up. Understanding the Organizer workspace. Media Browser. Options Bar. Timeline. Properties. Albums. Keyword Tags. Analyzing photos in the Organizer. Rotating photos. Hiding photos. Reviewing photos. Compare photos side by side. Stacks. Organizing using albums. Creating a new album. Creating album categories. Creating a Smart Album. Tagging your photos. Adding ratings. Adding keywords and categories. People Recognition. Finding your photos. Find photos by star rating. Find photos by keyword. Find photos using the keyword Tag Cloud. Lesson 3: Fixing Common Photographic Problems. Starting up. Welcome screen. Understanding the Editor workspace. The Project Bin. The Panel Bin. The Toolbox. The Menu bar and Options bar. Editing modes: Full, Quick, and Guided. Using Quick Fix. Using Auto Smart Fix. Auto Levels. Auto Contrast. Correcting color automatically. Comparing images in Full Edit View. Using the Navigator. The Guided Edit mode. Fixing an underexposed or dark image. Fixing an overexposed or light image. Using Full Edit mode. Removing a color cast. Correcting skin tone. Photomerge Exposure. The Toolbox. Using tools. Red Eye Removal tool. Whitening teeth. Enhancing blue skies. Sharpening. Cropping images. Rotating images. Resizing images. Recompose. Lesson 4: Adjusting Exposure. Starting up. Welcome screen. Understanding exposure. Exposure adjustments with blending modes. Improving underexposed images. Improving faded or overexposed images. Making adjustments manually. Adjusting brightness and contrast manually. Adjusting shadows and highlights manually. Making tonal adjustments using Levels. Histogram. Making tonal adjustments using Curves. Comparing images in Full Edit view. Using adjustment layers. Correcting selected parts of an image. Hue/Saturation adjustments. Working with selections. Using the Quick Selection tool. Saving selections. Moving selections to a new layer. Lesson 5: Adjusting Color. Starting up. Welcome screen. Understanding color. HSB color. About image modes. Bitmap mode. Grayscale mode. Indexed Color mode. Switching image modes. Comparing methods of adjusting color. Understanding Full Edit. Understanding Quick Edit. Understanding Guided Edit. Adjusting tonal range in Full Edit. Making a duplicate of a file. Restoring shadow and highlight detail. Correcting color in Full Edit. Correcting color casts using Color Variations. Removing a color cast using Levels. Adjusting color curves in an image. Adjusting color saturation and hue. Adjusting saturation in specific areas. Making selections. The importance of selections. About the selection tools. Using the Selection Brush tool. Add to or subtract from a selection. Smoothing selection edges with anti-aliasing and feathering. Blur the edges of a selection by feathering. Saving selections. Modifying a new selection with a saved selection. Inverting a selection. Converting to Black and White. Adding color to areas of an image. Saving and exporting images. About saving images and file formats. Lesson 6: Sharing Your Photos. Starting up. Welcome screen. Sharing photos. Creating an online album. Sharing options for online albums. Stop sharing an online album. Viewing an online album. Sharing photos via e-mail. Attaching a photo to an e-mail. Sending a photo using Photo Mail. Setting up Adobe E-mail Service. Sharing photos using online services. Ordering prints. Ordering a printed photo book. Sharing Photos on Facebook. Printing photos. Printing photos in the Organizer. Adding photos using the Print. Photos dialog box. Printing a contact sheet. Printing a picture package. Setting page and printer options. Specifying measurement units for printing. Backing up and synchronizing files. Backing up and synchronizing files to Photoshop.com. About synchronized albums on Photoshop.com. Starting backup or synchronization. Stopping and restarting backup or synchronization. Exporting photos. Lesson 7: Working with Type. Starting up. Welcome screen. Placing text on a layer. Formatting a text layer. Editing a text layer. Making cartoon bubbles. Adding text over the cartoon bubble. Adding eff ects to type. Adding text to multiple images. Warping type. Adding a layer style to type. Creating an animation with text. Adding a stroke. Getting the layers ready for animating. Time to animate. Lesson 8: Photo Retouching: Secrets of the Pros. Starting up. Working with what you have. Using the histogram. Working over the image. Improving your image. Making a selective change using the adjustment layer's mask. Brushing on corrections. Using the Clone Stamp tool. Lesson 9: The Art of Illusion: Photo Composites. Starting up. Welcome screen. What is a photo composite? Understanding layers. Working with layers. Creating a new blank file. Creating a type layer. Combining images. About the Layers panel. Editing layers. Converting the Background layer into a regular layer. Selecting a layer. Showing or hiding a layer. Changing the stacking order of layers. Locking or unlocking a layer. Deleting a layer. Using opacity and blending modes. About opacity and blending options in layers. Specifying the opacity of a layer. Specifying a blending mode for a layer. Using the Magic Extractor. Flattening an image. Completing the composite. Working with clipping groups. About layer clipping masks. Creating a clipping mask. Using Layer styles. Working with layer styles. Hiding or showing all layer styles in an image. Change the scale of a layer style. Copying style settings between layers. Removing a layer style. Lesson 10: Making Photoshop Elements Creations. Starting up. Creating a panorama. Creating a slide show. Adding text to your slide show. Adding graphics. Applying transitions. Panning and zooming. Reordering slides. Setting the slide order. Drag and drop on the storyboard. Quick Reorder menu. Working with audio. Adding audio. Adding narration. Choosing an output option. Save as a file. Burn to disk. Edit with Premiere Elements. Creating a photo calendar. Lesson 11: Photoshop Elements for Digital Photographers. Starting up. Working with Camera Raw files. Understanding the Camera Raw dialog box. Using the Camera Raw dialog box. Saving a DNG file. Vignetting a photo. The basics of filters. Sharpening an image with Unsharp Mask. Using Undo History for comparisons. Using the Blur fi lter to create depth of fi eld. Lesson 12: Photoshop Elements for Artists. Starting up. Creating a new document from scratch. Using brushes to add style to your work. Creating texture with brushes and gradients. The Impressionist brush. Using shapes creatively. Working with patterns. Creating patterns. Applying patterns. Scrapbooking made easier. Creating a texture. Creating a text effect. Adding text to the background. Add images and create a border. Lesson 13: Creating Web and Video Graphics. Starting up. The differences between print and the screen. Resolution and color for the Web and video. Preparing images for the Web. Web image formats. Saving files for the Web. Preparing images for video. Safe margins. Saving files for video. Appendices. Appendix A - Tools. Appendix B - Keyboard Shortcuts. Appendix C - Understanding Digital Files. Understanding Resolution. Understanding Color Modes & Bit Depth. Understanding File Formats.