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Beginner's Guide to Adobe Photoshop Elements : Easy Lessons for Rapid Learning - PERKINS MICHELLE

Beginner's Guide to Adobe Photoshop Elements

Easy Lessons for Rapid Learning

Paperback Published: 20th June 2008
ISBN: 9781584281382
Number Of Pages: 128

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300 colour images Learn how to perfect your photographs with Adobe? Photoshop? Elements?. Even beginners will find it easy to fix color and exposure problems, eliminate red-eye, convert color images to black & white or sepia, add striking creative effects and much more. Features quick lessons and step-by-step instructions for rapid learning and success! SPECS: 8.5x11, 128p, over 100 full color photos, 200 screen shots, ISBN: 1-58428-138-3 Michelle Perkins is a writer, photographer, and graphic designer. She is the author of numerous books on photography and Photoshop, including The Beginner's Guide to Adobe Photoshop, Digital Landscape Photography Step-by-Step, and The Practical Guide to Digital Imaging (all from Amherst Media). She is a regular contributor to Rangefinder magazine and has also written for PC Photo.

Getting Started
Introductionp. 4
All About Resolutionp. 6
Digital Color Modesp. 8
Image File Formatsp. 10
The Basics
The Work Areap. 12
Welcome Screenp. 14
Working with Palettesp. 16
Viewing Imagesp. 18
Correcting Mistakesp. 20
Changing Image Sizep. 22
Saving Imagesp. 24
Hints, Help, and Recipes
Hintsp. 26
Helpp. 28
Recipesp. 30
Cropping and Orientation
Duplicate, Rotatep. 32
Transformationsp. 34
Croppingp. 36
Color and Exposure
Adjusting Colorp. 38
Automatic Correctionsp. 40
Adjust Lightingp. 42
Brightness/Contrastp. 44
Adjust Colorp. 46
A Few More Toolsp. 48
Levels and the Eyedropper Tool
Evaluating Imagesp. 50
Digital Colorp. 52
Eyedropper Toolp. 54
Levels--The Basicsp. 56
Reading Histogramsp. 58
Adjusting Contrastp. 60
Adjusting the Midtonesp. 62
Adjusting the Channelsp. 64
The Levels Eyedroppersp. 66
Skin Tonesp. 68
Using Filters and Effects
Artistic Filtersp. 70
Brush Strokes and Sketchp. 72
Blur and Distortp. 74
Pixelate and Renderp. 76
Texture and Stylizep. 78
Effectsp. 80
Working with Layers
The Basics of Layersp. 82
More about Layersp. 84
Layer Stylesp. 86
Special Types of Layersp. 88
Making Selections
Basics and Toolsp. 90
More Selection Toolsp. 92
Modifying Selectionsp. 94
Working with Selectionsp. 96
Adding Artwork
Colors and Brushesp. 98
Painting and Fillingp. 100
Textp. 102
Basic Image Retouching
Blemishes, Red-Eyep. 104
Sharpen or Softenp. 106
Dodge and Burnp. 108
Noisep. 110
Liquifyp. 112
Simple Photo Projects
Handcoloringp. 114
Restoring an Imagep. 116
Compositing Imagesp. 118
Web and Print Graphicsp. 120
Panoramic Imagesp. 122
Outputting Images
Images in Actionp. 124
Indexp. 126
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ISBN: 9781584281382
ISBN-10: 1584281383
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 20th June 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 27.9  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.51