Completely updated for the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Elements, Philip Andrews returns with his comprehensive guide to this popular software package. Akin to Martin Evening's bestselling Photoshop title, every feature and function of Elements is covered here in step-by-step detail. Accompanied by helpful screenshots and colorful images, highlighted in an updated and modernized design, this versatile guide is perfect if you're a first time user wanting to dip your toe into the world of digital image adjustment, or a seasoned pro wanting to hone your skills for perfectly fine tuned images. The more advanced projects, such as completing a photo book from scratch, stitching together multiple images to create fantastic panoramas, working with raw files, and more, are perfect if you want to push your images even further for amazing results from this fabulous software package. The easy to follow tutorials are complemented by general photography tips and tricks to give your images that masterful edge. Truly geared toward the photographer's needs, both pre and post-capture, this essential guide is a perfect companion for anyone wanting to take their images a step further with Elements.
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
Best-selling author Scott Kelby pairs up with Matt Kloskowski to deliver the definitive book on using Photoshop Elements 6 to create the best possible images. With this newest release of Photoshop Elements, Scott and Matt show readers how to work with their images like a pro, from importing to organization to correction to output. Readers will learn all they need to know about the digital photography workflow, as well as the latest secrets of the pros to help them create the best special effects, apply the most useful sharpening techniques, and avoid many of the hassles and problems that are encountered in digital photography (such as digital noise and color halos).
Shows how to use Photoshop Elements to retouch, repair, publish, and add effects to digital photographs and graphics by altering such factors as lighting, composition, and texture, and through editing, cropping, and filtering.
Master the most powerful photo editing tools and techniques that Elements has to offer! Using step-by-step projects, Mark Galer will have you creating stunning images in no time at all. Whether you want to create impressive, seamless montages, optimize your photos for perfect print quality, or simply enhance your images for maximum impact, Maximum Performance will give you the skills and know-how you need to create professional quality results. Featured projects teach you how to work with multilayered 16 bit/channel files, as well as convert to black and white using Adobe Camera Raw, create High Key images, work with image borders and textures, and create tilt-shift and cross-process effects. Three movie tutorials featuring specific techniques from the book are available for free online, and a supplemental package of images and movies can be purchased with an easy one-time download from the authors’ website, www.elements-maxperformance.com. Find everything you need to unleash the power of Elements with Max Performance, or for a more interactive learning experience, download the supplemental images and movies for comprehensive, hands-on learning. Get professional, Photoshop-quality results with affordable, Elements-priced software Create amazing images using advanced, little-known techniques to achieve results you never thought possible Learn and master advanced techniques using step-by-step, project-based tutorials that are intuitive and easy to follow.
This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s never been done before—it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it does something that virtually no other Elements book has ever done—it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why. If you’re looking for one of those “tell-me-everything-about-the-Unsharp-Mask-filter” books, this isn’t it. You can grab any other Elements book on the shelf, because they all do that. Instead, this book gives you the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and printing your photos like a pro. You’ll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are—once you know the secrets. LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT Each year we train thousands of digital photographers and, almost without exception, they have the same questions and face the same problems—that’s exactly what we cover in this book. You’ll learn: The real secrets of how the pros retouch portraits How to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat (you’ll be amazed at how the pros do it!) How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs and TIFFs, too! (And you’ll learn why so many pros like it best—because it’s faster and easier) The sharpening techniques the pros really use (there’s an entire chapter just on this!) How to deal with common digital camera image problems, including removing noise and avoiding halos The most requested photographic special effects, and much more! THE BOOK’S SECRET WEAPON Although Elements 10 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop CS5 doesn’t offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop CS5 has that Elements 10 still doesn’t have (things like paths, Channel Mixer, etc.). But in this book, you’ll learn some slick workarounds, cheats, and some fairly ingenious ways to replicate many of those Photoshop features from right within Elements. Plus, since this book is designed for photographers, it doesn’t waste your time talking about how to frame a shot, set your exposure, etc., and there’s no talk about which camera or printer to buy. It’s all Elements, step by step, cover to cover, in the only book of its kind, and you’re gonna love it!