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Photoshop Elements 2 : The Complete Reference - Ken Milburn

Photoshop Elements 2

The Complete Reference

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Published: 17th September 2002
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Get comprehensive coverage of all of the features of this popular image-editing software. Suitable for professional users and hobbyists alike, the book contains details about all the key tools and features, and has step-by-step projects to test knowledge and reinforce just-learned skills.

Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. xxi
Photoshop Elements Orientation
Installing Elements for Peak Performancep. 3
Elements Installationp. 4
Macintosh Installationp. 4
Windows Installationp. 5
Setting Up the Maximum Fidelity Displayp. 7
Calibrating Your Monitorp. 11
Instrument Calibration of a Monitorp. 13
Using Color Profiles for Input and Output Devicesp. 13
Tweak for the Peak in Performancep. 14
Software Considerationsp. 16
More on Tuning Photoshop in Preferencesp. 21
Installing Third-Party Plug-Insp. 24
What Elements Does Bestp. 27
Perfectly Suited for the Busy Business Prop. 28
Recipes for Navigating Complex Tasksp. 28
Quick Fixesp. 29
One-Click Tricksp. 32
Specialized Tools and Commandsp. 36
Multi-Level Undop. 41
Hints: Online Help for Just About Everythingp. 42
Instant Effectsp. 43
Built-In Panorama Buildingp. 47
Touring Elements' Functional Componentsp. 51
The Splash Screenp. 52
The Welcome Screenp. 54
The Menu Barp. 57
The Shortcuts Barp. 146
The Palette Wellp. 148
The Status Barp. 149
The Palettesp. 153
Palette Wellp. 154
Tools and the Toolboxp. 187
The Toolboxp. 188
The Toolsp. 189
A Deeper Look at Recipesp. 229
Using Recipesp. 231
Recipes by Categoryp. 231
The Art of Selectionsp. 253
The Purpose of Making Selectionsp. 254
Lifting Selections to New Highsp. 255
Tuning a Selection's Edges and Positionp. 257
Saving Your Selectionsp. 266
Quick Selections with Select Similar and Grow Commandsp. 267
Cool Tricks with the Magic Wandp. 268
Understanding Layersp. 277
Introducing Layersp. 278
Basic Layer Manipulationp. 282
Layer Typesp. 287
Layer Masksp. 294
Stacking Order and Layer Interactionp. 301
Working with Groups of Layersp. 303
Layer Transparencyp. 306
Merging Layersp. 309
Converting Layersp. 310
Applying Filters, Effects, Styles, and Blending Modes to Layersp. 311
Blending It All Togetherp. 317
Using Blending Modes with Tools and Optionsp. 319
Painting with Blending Modesp. 320
Dodging and Burning with Blending Modesp. 322
Lighting with Blending Modesp. 325
Creating Special Effects with Blending Modesp. 326
The Blending Modesp. 329
Using Blending Modes with Layersp. 340
Definitionsp. 344
The Digital Darkroom Workflow
Collecting, Cataloging, and Managing Imagesp. 349
Getting the Picture Into Your Computerp. 350
Understanding File Types and Their Purposesp. 362
Managing Imagesp. 375
Getting Into Shape: Resizing, Stretching, and Distorting Your Imagesp. 391
Image Damage Insurance Strategiesp. 392
Resizing Strategiesp. 397
Transformationsp. 403
Cropping Your Imagesp. 409
Correcting Exposure, Contrast, and Color Balancep. 413
Automatic Image Correctionp. 415
Correcting Exposurep. 416
Correcting Contrastp. 425
Correcting Color Balancep. 428
Converting an Image to Black and Whitep. 434
Retouching and Repairingp. 439
Replacing One Part of the Image with Anotherp. 441
Putting Your Retouching on Layersp. 443
Eliminating Shadows, Stains, and Blotchesp. 443
Getting Rid of Dust, Scratches, and Other Unwanted Artifactsp. 447
Red Eye Removalp. 450
Do Fence It Inp. 450
Adding Shadows and Highlightsp. 450
Adding Texturep. 455
Smoothing Over the Rough Spotsp. 459
Sharpening the Focusp. 461
Changing the Shape of Thingsp. 465
Putting It All Togetherp. 470
The Special Effects Workflow
Filter Effectsp. 473
Using Filtersp. 474
Artistic Filtersp. 475
Blur Filtersp. 487
Brush Strokes Filtersp. 492
Distort Filtersp. 498
Noise Filtersp. 510
Pixelate Filtersp. 514
Render Filtersp. 518
Sharpen Filtersp. 522
Sketch Filtersp. 524
Stylize Filtersp. 536
Texture Filtersp. 543
Video Filtersp. 549
Other Filtersp. 550
Creating Special Effects, Text, and Shapesp. 555
Creating Special Effects with Filtersp. 556
Text and Shapesp. 606
Painting in Elementsp. 617
Using a Pressure-Sensitive Tablet Versus Using a Mousep. 618
Preparation for a Paintingp. 619
Using the Brush Tools for Paintingp. 622
Masking with Selectionsp. 640
Painting with the Clone Toolp. 642
Painting with Textures and Patternsp. 645
Moving Digital Paint Aroundp. 648
Editing Toolsp. 651
Photo Paintingp. 655
Painting from Scratchp. 659
Making Composite Imagesp. 663
Taking the Right Pictures for a Compositep. 665
Making Drop-Dead Knockoutsp. 669
Managing Your Compositesp. 680
Layer Tricks for Compositingp. 683
Preparing Your Photos for the Web, Print, and Presentation
Publishing Your Images to the Webp. 691
Image Formats for the Webp. 692
Optimizing Images for the Webp. 694
Publishing Photos to a Web Galleryp. 717
Printing Your Images for Presentationp. 727
Printing What You See on Screenp. 728
Understanding the Longevity Issuep. 730
Sizing the Image for Maximum Print Qualityp. 731
Printing Only Specific Layersp. 733
Place a Caption or a Signaturep. 733
Print More Than One Picture on a Pagep. 734
Indexp. 741
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ISBN: 9780072224757
ISBN-10: 0072224754
Series: The Complete Reference
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 796
Published: 17th September 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 1.34