The Creative use of Photoshop Elements on Mac and PC
Author: Philip Andrews
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
With a new edition of this best-selling guide to Photoshop Elements, Philip Andrews takes his comprehensive coverage further than ever before. Using a perfect blend of colorful images and helpful screen shots, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Photographers covers every function and feature of Elements 10. Whether you are a new user wanting to take your first steps into the world of digital image editing, or a seasoned pro looking for professional-quality results from your images, this expert guide will help you get up to speed. Starting with the basics of importing and organizing your images through to the essentials of image adjustments and corrections, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Photographers builds up your skills before moving on to more advanced techniques. Complex topics such as effectively working with layers and filters, creating panoramas, and outputting your images for web and print will have you pushing your images and creativity further than ever before. Completed by a series of small projects to put your new skills to the test, this book covers it all! Incorporating general photography tips along the way, Philip Andrews has geared this essential guide towards the digital photographer and all your needs. Packed with images and screen shots to show you how to get the most out of your imagesWritten by Adobe Ambassador and Elements expert Philip AndrewsTutorials and professional examples show you how to put your new skills to the test in the real worldBe sure to visit the accompanying websites www.PhotoshopElements.net and pse-4-photographers.photoshop.com for additional Elements 10 tutorials, tips, example galleries, offers and advice. An experience photographer, author, editor and online course creator, Philip Andres is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador, making him the perfect guide to the Elements software.
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. 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.
Now that you've bought that new DSLR and taken some amazing shots, you need a simple guide for processing and enhancing those great images. For photographers using Photoshop Elements (including the brand new Elements 10), this book by pro photographer Jeff Revell will help you conquer the fundamentals of downloading, editing, and enhancing their work to create stunning hang-on-the-wall images. Revell starts with the basics–from importing images, handling Camera Raw files, making basic fixes and local edits, to creating special effects and fine-tuning. He covers the key software features that affect and improve your image, including: removing blemishes with the Spot Healing Brush, using masks to isolate effects, sharpening with High Pass, darkening blue skies and using gradients, creating black and white images, going wide with a Panorama, and removing people with Photomerge Scene Cleaner. Jeff also includes a chapter on presenting your beautiful work with print resources, including gallery style printing, as well as making contact sheets and efficient methods for sharing your images online. Packed with expert advice and techniques, Photoshop Elements 10: From Snapshots to Great Shots is written by a photographer for photographers to understand the basics and create a efficient workflow so the focus in on shooting and not processing. Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, Photoshop Elements 10: From Snapshots to Great Shots teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up your camera!
Elements 10 offers much of Photoshop's power without the huge price tag. It's a great tool for most image-editing buffs—whether you’re a photographer, scrapbooker, or aspiring graphic artist. But Elements still doesn't come with a useful manual. This bestselling book helps you get the most out of the program, from the basics to advanced tips for both Windows and Mac users. The important stuff you need to know: Quickly learn your way around. Customize Elements to suit your working style. Get to work right away. Import, organize, and make quick image fixes with ease. Retouch any image. Learn how to repair and restore old and damaged photos. Add pizzazz. Give images more zip with dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects. Design with words. Make text flow along a curved path or around an object or shape. Find your creative flair. Create scrapbooks, greeting cards, photo books, and more. Try out advanced techniques. Work with layers, blend modes, and other tools.
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!
High-quality, Adobe-approved video training teaches the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 * *Adobe Premiere Elements 10 is the #1 selling consumer photo-editing software, award winning for 10 years! *Over 5 hours of high-quality, comprehensive, Adobe-Approved video training and a 48-page full-color printed book. *Tim Grey is regarded as one of the top educators in digital photography and imaging. THIS COMPLETE TRAINING PROGRAM from Adobe Press and video2brain offers over 5 hours of high-quality video training in the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10. Experienced author and educator Tim Grey shares his real-world experience using Photoshop Elements in a way that follows a logical photographic workflow. Tim guides you through the Elements Organizer before introducing image editing. You'll learn how to process digital images with Adobe Camera Raw and how to use the basic and creative editing tools in the Elements Editor. Along the way, Tim points out new features like new Guided Edits and Smart Brush options Finally, you'll learn how to share your best images quickly and easily. The lessons are wrapped in a feature-rich interface that lets you jump to any topic and bookmark individual sections for later review. Full-Screen mode provides a hi-def, immersive experience, and Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window so you can play the videos alongside your application. As with all titles in the Learn by Video series, the project files used in the lessons are included with the course, and interactive review questions help reinforce what you've learned.
Learn Photoshop Elements your own way with this self-pacede-book Photoshop Elements is the leading consumer-level image-editingsoftware, and this personal training e-course teaches you how touse all its features. The full-color e-book provides 13 essentiallessons, each presented with step-by-step instructions andincluding lesson files and a video explanation of the concepts. Youlearn from leading instructors, and do it at your own pace. Photoshop Elements provides professional quality image-editingtools at an affordable price; this e-package guides you throughstep-by-step training on Elements basics, as well as what's new inElements 10 Includes 13 lessons you can work through at your own pace,supported by video tutorials and more, available for download Created by the same team of experts who developed many of theofficial training programs for Adobe Systems Photoshop Elements 10 Digital Classroom is like havingyour own personal instructor! Note: For the Kindle edition, video training and lesson filesmust be downloaded separately, and are available at no additionalcost.
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.
Perfect your photos and images with this "focused" guide to Photoshop Elements 10 For most of us, the professional-level Photoshop is overkill for our needs. Amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts turn to Photoshop Elements for a powerful but simpler way to edit and retouch their snapshots. Photoshop Elements 10 For Dummies helps you navigate Elements to create, edit, fix, share, and organize the high-quality images you desire. Full color pages bring the techniques to life and make taking great photos fun and easy. Introduces you to the work area Shows you how to upload images to your computer Reviews ways to view, find, organize, and manage your photos Details how to modify your photos to your specifications Distills working with layers, contrast, color, clarity, filter, effects, styles, and type Explains how to print your creations, create a slide show, and optimize images for the web Written by veteran digital imaging and print authors Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, this handy reference is a highly readable and enjoyable way to learn this powerful image editing application.
Create your photo vision with Photoshop Elements 10 Photoshop Elements is the top selling consumer photo editing software and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow digital photo enthusiasts to do it all. This value-packed reference combines nine content-rich minibooks in one complete package. User-friendly and detailed, it covers the key features and tools that beginner and experienced users need to create high-quality images for print, e-mail, and the web using Photoshop Elements 10. Presented in full color, this resource goes beyond the basics of the application and is undoubtedly the most comprehensive Elements book on the market. Explores filters, effects, styles, and distortions Shows you how to enhance your images by painting, drawing, and typing Walks you through working with layers and masks Details ways to retouch and enhance your photos Checks out the toolbox, options, and other essential menus You'll be a digital imaging pro in a snap with Photoshop Elements 10 All-in-One For Dummies!
Shows how to use Photoshop Elements 11 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.
Whether you're an Elements newbie or an experienced veteran, this book will teach you all you need to know--from adjustments to bring out the best in your photos, editing in five easy steps, and repairing color and lighting, to working with raw files--and much more! The chapter structure has been completely revamped, with more emphasis on the features that users request to get up and running quickly. This includes a new introductory chapter on editing in five easy steps and more comprehensive coverage on handling Camera Raw images from DSLR shooters. This fully updated edition includes: concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of carefully edited full color photographs; screen captures of program features; supplemental tips and sidebars; and a thorough table of contents and index. This guide for both Windows and Mac OS X follows the integration of the Elements 10 software with parallel features for both platforms.
In this course, author Jan Kabili introduces the photo organizing, editing, and sharing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, the less expensive version of Photoshop that's ideal for casual photographers who want to achieve professional results. The course covers importing, organizing, and finding photos with the Organizer. It explains how and when to use each of the editing workspaces-from the simple Quick Fix and Guided Edit workspaces to the Full Edit workspace for enhancing your photos-including making photo corrections, retouching, compositing images, and adding text. The final chapter offers creative ways to share photos with Elements, including print projects like greeting cards, calendars, and books, emailing photos, and posting them on Facebook and Flickr.
A guide to Adobe Photoshop CS3 provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for such tasks as working with layers, cropping and resizing photographs, retouching portraits, enhancing colors and tones, and designing with text effects. This book provides adventurous Photoshop users with a visual reference on how to use the bells and whistles found in the latest version of Photoshop. Broken out in 10 chapters, with 10 tasks per chapter, it covers 100 cool and useful tips and tricks that can be performed in the newest release of Photoshop. Full-color screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions show you how to take their Photoshop skills to new heights.