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Photoshop Elements solutions : the art of digital photography
Aaland, Mikkel, 1952-
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San Francisco, CA : Sybex, [2001]

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288 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Photoshop Elements is Adobe's image-editing software, which provides the tools for creating professional-quality digital images for print and the Web. This text provides solutions to frequently encountered problems in working with digital imaging.
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Includes index.
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Photoshop Elements is Adobe's image-editing software. It provides the tools for creating professional-quality digital images for print and the Web. This text covers frequently encountered problems in working with digital imaging. Topics include: improving portraits, landscapes, real estate, and product shots; creating panoramas; working with type; and making the best prints.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Up and Running with Photoshop Elementsp. 1
Setting Preferencesp. 2
Customizing and Organizing the Work Areap. 8
Getting Digital Images into Photoshop Elementsp. 12
Changing the Image Orientationp. 13
Knowing Your File Sizep. 14
Using Contact Sheet II to Organize Imagesp. 14
What Do You Do When You Mess Up?p. 16
Where Do You Go for Help?p. 17
Chapter 2 Your Images: Global Solutions and Considerationsp. 18
Deciding Which Tasks Come Firstp. 20
Cropping to the Essential Partsp. 21
Straightening Crooked Scansp. 23
Making Dull Images Shinep. 24
Correcting Color Castsp. 32
Tinting an Imagep. 36
Eliminating or Diminishing Dust, Scratches, and Electronic Noisep. 37
Converting Color Images to Black-and-Whitep. 40
Sharpeningp. 41
Resizingp. 43
Framing Your Imagep. 45
Chapter 3 Better Facesp. 48
What Comes Firstp. 50
Intensifying and Changing Eyesp. 51
Working on Lipsp. 56
Whitening and Fixing Teethp. 57
Selectively Reducing Wrinklesp. 59
Diminishing and Straightening the Nosep. 60
Making People Glowp. 62
Creating a Grainy 35mm Black-and-White Lookp. 64
Using Digital Fill Flashp. 65
Making Distorted Faces Normalp. 66
Fixing Hairp. 69
Getting Rid of Glasses Glarep. 73
Chapter 4 Better Outside Shotsp. 74
Intensifying the Skyp. 76
Changing the Time of Dayp. 79
Working with the Midday Sunp. 85
Adding Lighting Effectsp. 86
Working around a Difficult Anglep. 87
Making a Bluer Pond and Greener Grassp. 89
Removing Unwanted Objectsp. 90
Adding Selective Focusp. 93
Using Statue Fill Flashp. 94
Chapter 5 Better Product Shotsp. 96
Separating a Product from Its Backgroundp. 98
Changing a Product's Colorp. 106
Changing a Product's Texturep. 109
Adding Motion Blurp. 114
Changing Scale and Perspectivep. 116
Fixing Keystoningp. 118
Improving the Backgroundp. 119
Adding Depthp. 124
Creating Lighting Effectsp. 126
Softening Highlights and Glarep. 127
Adding a New Labelp. 128
Making a Product Smilep. 129
Simplifying a Product Shotp. 130
Chapter 6 Making Photo-Realistic Compositesp. 132
Adding Yourself (or Anyone) to a Group Shotp. 134
Swapping Kidsp. 137
Expanding Your Imagep. 140
Seamlessly Pastingp. 144
Pre-visualizing a Hotelp. 146
Chapter 7 Better Real Estate Shotsp. 148
Straightening a Slanted Looking Buildingp. 150
Transforming a Kitchenp. 153
Removing a Construction Signp. 155
Smart-Blurring a Backgroundp. 156
Balancing the Lightp. 158
Removing Wiresp. 159
Chapter 8 Creating Panoramics with Photomergep. 162
Photomerge Dos and Don'tsp. 164
Creating a Priceless Viewp. 165
Creating an Interior Panoramicp. 172
Creating an Epic Panoramicp. 174
Making Handheld Panoramicsp. 175
Making Vertical Panoramicsp. 176
Showing Baseball's Big Picturep. 179
Photomerging a Collagep. 180
Chapter 9 Taking Type Furtherp. 182
Adding a Photo Creditp. 184
Making Headline Typep. 188
Making Type More Readablep. 189
Using Shape Tools to Accent Typep. 191
Warping Typep. 193
Filling Type with an Imagep. 194
Making Volcano Typep. 195
Adding Effects to Typep. 196
Applying Liquify to Typep. 196
Chapter 10 Working with the Web in Mindp. 198
Choosing GIF or JPEGp. 200
Making GIFsp. 203
Building Web Page Backgroundsp. 219
Creating Navigational Graphicsp. 223
Creating Web Typep. 226
Making a Web Photo Galleryp. 227
Chapter 11 Making Great JPEGsp. 230
Understanding the JPEG Formatp. 232
Saving JPEGsp. 233
Optimizing a Digital Image for JPEG Compressionp. 238
Converting GIFs to JPEGsp. 243
Chapter 12 From Hard Copy to Many Copies: Sharing and Processing Imagesp. 244
Using Desktop Printersp. 246
Using Online Photography Servicesp. 253
Using Picture Packagep. 253
Using Batch Processingp. 255
Appendix A Reference to the Tools and Features of Photoshop Elementsp. 256
All about Layersp. 258
Effectsp. 263
Selection Toolsp. 264
Viewing and Navigation Toolsp. 266
Painting Toolsp. 268
Filterp. 270
Liquify Filterp. 270
About the Teamp. 272
Indexp. 274
What's on the CD-ROMp. 288