If you are a digital camera enthusiast jumping into enhancement and manipulation, and looking for quick answers, this easy-to use, ready reference is for you. It's like having the author Philip Andrews sitting next to you, with his no-nonsense style, giving you practical, hands-on tips for getting striking images using Elements 5.0. Make the most of your digital photos with these guidelines from one artist to another. Philip's clear, full color screen grabs detail step-by-step features in action–in a real-world context. All content is completely revised and updated for Photoshop Elements 5.0. With its clear and simple column format, you quickly learn how to troubleshoot as you develop your creations that will awe your colleagues, clients, family, and friends. Color-coded tabs make it easy to locate each tool and feature; each entry is cross-referenced to help you build a fuller understanding of how to use a tool, feature, menu, or invaluable shortcut key. Packed with more than 1500 color images, insider tips, workarounds, and hidden gotchas, this book comes with FREE matching video tutorials for all editing and enhancement tasks featured in the book provided on a companion website (www.ElementsA-Z.com). Practice with the downloadable images and support material to put your new skills to use immediately. No more searching for an accompanying CD the resources and video tutorials are always available via the website no matter where you are. Philip Andrews is a professional photographer, accomplished teacher, and best-selling international author. He is an alpha tester for the software and a Photoshop Elements Ambassador, making him one of Adobe's most trusted authors. * Discover and master the tools and features in Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 with this stunningly illustrated, full-color reference guide * Have Philip “sitting next to you,? with this handy guide, written in his trademark no-nonsense style as he delivers hands-on tactics for Elements 5.0. * Save time when trying to understand a function or tool–simply dip in and find the listing in this easy-to-use A-Z format * Gain confidence with new features whether you're a beginner or intermediate * Covers all the new features of Elements 5.0 and also can be used with any version of the software • Lists all the key tools and features of Photoshop Elements X - can be used with any version of the software • Save time with the colourful, easy-to-use A to Z format • Each entry lists shortcut keys, specifies which version of Photoshop Elements is applicable, includes screengrabs, clear step-by-step instructions of the features in action and cross references to other relevant entries
If you are just starting to work with digital images and want great results fast, this complete, easy-to-follow guide is the one for you. As you take your first steps into the magical world of digital imaging, you'll rapidly gain mastery. Everything you need to make your once-in-a-lifetime photos look like a pro shot them is here-with real-life examples and hands-on projects from author and professional photographer Philip Andrews. Become skilled at how to capture superb images from the start as Philip guides you in plain-English through real-life examples. Then get the most out of your digital camera with this thoroughly updated book on Elements 5.0. It's a snap to prepare your photos for email, your website, or top-quality printouts-whether your shots are from a digital or traditional camera. Packed with tips, hints, hundreds of visual examples, and step-by-step tutorials, this book shows you exactly how to: . Color-correct skin tones, isolate foreground subjects, extract people and objects from their backgrounds, create slide shows, fix red-eye, share images online, and more. * Create Album pages quickly and easily with new Elements 5.0 only features * Create, customise and upload your own professionally produce web gallery in under 5 minutes . Create stunning effects with easy, step-by-step techniques to get results fast . Compose amazing panoramas, create slide shows, or design fun greeting cards . Print, back up, and organize your pictures for best results. . Achieve proficiency with techniques like selections and layers, text, and painting and drawing tools . Demystify all the new features in Elements 5.0 to fine-tune your photography, including Photo Creations and the Artwork and Effects palette, with essential new information on using Raw files And much, much more.. If you're looking for a book written by a computer pro from a computer book company, this book isn't it. Written by a photographer for photographers, this book is for those who want to know the techniques that get results and can be put into practice immediately. Full color, step-by-step projects walk you through how to transform your shots into professional images for everything from your family photo album, scrapbook pages to CD slide shows to business presentations and literature, restaurant menus, and more. You can even create posters for holidays and birthday parties. Avid amateurs, family photographers, and small to medium-sized businesses or organizations that need to customize a message in collateral or websites rely on this essential book to learn how to transform photos into breathtaking results. Hone your skills for professional-quality images with the associated website (www.guide2elements.com) that allows you to put each technique into practice with free images to edit and enhance as you follow step-by-step book projects. And there's more.. printable lesson plans, useful links, video tutorials, and updates give you everything at your fingertips to get the best out of your digital camera and Elements 5.0. No more searching for an accompanying CD, as long as you are web connected, the resources and video tutorials are always available via the website no matter where you are. * Save valuable time with this successful introduction to digital imaging written in Philip's trademark no-nonsense style * Fully updated to cover all the new Elements 5.0 features * See how to put each technique into practice with real-life examples * Be inspired with hundreds of full color, high-quality illustrations Praise for previous editions of this title: "With Philip providing you with such a good street index to our Photoshop Elements 3.0 software you will be creating fantastic digital images in next to no time at all." Judith Salonga, Adobe Systems "If you need to manipulate digital images this is the book that will not only show you what can be achieved but inspire you to develop your skills even further." Computer Arts Special "Whether you are into manipulating photographs, wishing to build better websites or produce better looking prints, this book will help you to master all the necessary tools contained in the program. The learning curve just got shallower!" Martin Evening "Philip Andrews' knowledge and enthusiasm shines through." Royal Photographic Society Journal
This book/DVD package will stretch your digital images and Elements 5.0 to the max! Produce superior, high-end professional results that until now were not possible without the full Photoshop program. With this package, you will discover insider secrets that you can use immediately to solve common problems that even the pros have to overcome. Now you can achieve effects only dreamed of by casual users. Beginning right away with these full-color, real-world projects, you can transform your shots into professional images that look as if they belong in glossy magazines-without commercial lighting, studio equipment, or breaking the bank. Uncover the hidden techniques to create photos that look they were shot by a pro. And best of all, there is no need to upgrade to the full version of Photoshop to make it happen. Packed with dynamic hands-on projects, this book/DVD package reveals the tools, advanced techniques, and loadable presets that unleash the creative potential of intermediate to advanced photographers. From editing your shots to correcting flaws and using advanced options for more power, you will find out how to combine all the features of Elements with clever workarounds that will give your shots the 'wow' factor. New: Maximum Performance Action Files fast track your editing workflow when you have dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of shots. You get everything you need at your fingertips with the accompanying DVD, packed with bonus extras so that you achieve the results you want: * 5 hours of video tutorials * Over 200 royalty-free, high-resolution images * Raw and 16-bits/Channel files * Stock library * Keyboard shortcut reference guide * And more. Now you can unleash the full power of Elements 5.0 to produce creations that will astonish you. Author and imaging guru Mark Galer puts the thrill of digital photography for your most important shots where it belongs-directly in your hands. With this thoroughly updated book and DVD package, you can finally make the most of hot new features like how to. . Adjust sharpness and curves . Convert to black and white . Correct camera distortion . Use Motion Blur to render the static image more dramatic . Remove unwanted elements from your photographs . Adjust exposure in Adobe Camera RAW to create classic Low Key images . And more. Mark Galer is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Imaging at the RMIT University. He is a Photoshop Elements Ambassador for Adobe Pacific and author of seven books ranging from digital capture to Photoshop editing skills. Get the most out of your digital camera, maximize the power of Adobe Photoshop's Elements 5.0, and unleash your own creativity to make your once-in-a-lifetime photos look like a pro shot them! Praise for the previous edition: "Well written, well illustrated, with a good knack for explaining complex issues in a non-threatening and comprehensible manner." -Steve Caplin, digital artist and author of "How to Cheat in Photoshop". "Stunning images without breaking the bank! Using techniques normally associated with Photoshop, Mark Galer proves that this often-belittled program can produce truly remarkable results." David Asch, photographer and digital artist, UK "Truly Maximum Performance! This book has propelled my knowledge of Photoshop Elements to a very high competent professional level. I cannot express my absolute delight with my new skills." Richard McWhorter, author, USA "A great book to learn with...Stuffed with expert performance tips" Tim Daly, photographer, UK A Great Book and DVD Combination! "I have learned more from watching (and rewatching) the videos than I did at a $400 two-day Photoshop Workshop" V. Hutson, USA
If you are just starting to work with digital images and want to gain great results fast, this complete and easy-to follow guide is the one for you. Completely revised and updated for Photoshop Elements 4.0, Philip Andrews' clear introduction is packed with step-by-step tutorials, visual examples and tips, equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to get the most out of this best-selling software. This completely revised and updated edition covers all the new features of version 4.0, including automatic fixes for Red Eye, the new Order Prints Pane, the Adjust Skin Tones feature and the exciting Magic Selection Brush and Magic Extractor tools. Learn how to create professional quality images for print, web and email by following the clear, step-by-step instructions. Get thorough guidance on how to successfully manage and organize your images, with advice on tagging, making collections and backing up your files. The associated website www.guide2elements.com provides all the tools needed to fine tune your skills. Images and projects featured in the book are provided online so you can put each technique into practice as you read. Printable lesson plans for those teachers among you are available, along with useful links and updates so you have everything at your fingertips to get the best out of Elements. Praise for previous editions of this title: "With Philip providing you with such a good ‘street index' to our Photoshop Elements 3.0 software you will be creating fantastic digital images in next to no time at all." Judith Salonga, Adobe Systems "If you need to manipulate digital images this is the book that will not only show you what can be achieved but inspire you to develop your skills even further." Computer Arts Special "Whether you are into manipulating photographs, wishing to build better websites or produce better looking prints, this book will help you to master all the necessary tools contained in the program. The learning curve just got shallower!" Martin Evening "Philip Andrews' knowledge and enthusiasm shines through." Royal Photographic Society Journal * Save valuable time with this successful, jargon-free introduction to digital imaging * Fully updated to cover all the new Elements 4.0 features, real life examples show you how to put each technique into practice * Full color, high quality illustrations inspire you to achieve fantastic results
With the Illustrated Series' signature, two-page spread format, presenting lessons in a clean, easy-to follow layout, this text covers the fundamental concepts of Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0. It teaches readers to improve, transform, and manage their digital photographs for print, email and Web distribution.