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Simply Photoshop Elements 8


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1 GETTING STARTED. Start Photoshop Elements. The Editor Workspace. The Organizer Workspace. Switch between the Editor and the Organizer. The Photoshop Elements Toolbox. Work with Toolbox Tools. Work with Panels. Set Program Preferences. Import Photos from a Digital Camera or Card Reader. Import Photos from a Scanner. Import Photos from a Folder. Save a Photo. 2 ORGANISING YOUR PHOTOS. Open the Organizer. Create a Catalogue. View Photos in the Media Browser. View a Photo in Full Screen Mode. Display a Slide Show in Full Screen Mode. View Photo Properties. Add a Caption. Work with Albums. View Photos by Date. Find Photos. Work with Keyword Tags. 3 IMAGE-EDITING BASICS. Manage Open Images. Use the Zoom Tool. Change the Image Size. Change the Image Resolution. Change the Image Canvas Size. Crop an Image. Rotate an Image. Undo Changes to an Image. 4 SELECTION TECHNIQUES. Select an Area with a Marquee. Select an Area with a Lasso. Select an Area with the Magic Wand. Select an Area with the Quick Selection Tool. Select an Area with the Selection Brush. Save and Load a Selection. Invert and Deselect a Selection. Move a Selection. Copy and Paste a Selection. Delete a Selection. Rotate a Selection. Scale a Selection. Feather the Border of a Selection. 5 LAYER BASICS. Create and Add to a Layer. Hide a Layer. Move a Layer. Duplicate a Layer. Delete a Layer. Reorder Layers. Link Layers. Rename a Layer. Create a Fill Layer. Create an Adjustment Layer. 6 RETOUCHING PHOTOS. Use the Guided Edit Facility. Quick Fix a Photo. Remove Red Eye. Retouch with the Clone Stamp Tool. Correct a Spot. Sharpen an Image. 7 ENHANCING CONTRAST AND EXPOSURE. Enhance Lighting with Guided Edit. Adjust Lighting Levels. Adjust Shadows and Highlights. Adjust Brightness and Contrast. Lighten Areas with the Dodge Tool. Darken Areas with the Burn Tool. 8 ENHANCING COLOURS. Enhance Colours with Guided Edit. Adjust Skin Colour. Adjust Colour with the Sponge Tool. Correct Colour Problems. Replace a Colour. Turn a Colour Photo into Black and White. Add Colour to a Black-and-White Photo. Adjust Colour by Using Colour Curves. 9 PAINTING AND DRAWING ON PHOTOS. Set the Foreground and Background Colours. Add Colour with the Brush Tool. Change Brush Styles. Add Colour with the Paint Bucket Tool. Replace a Colour with a Brush. Adjust Colours with the Smart Brush. Draw Shapes and Lines. Erase an Area. Apply a Gradient. 10 APPLYING FILTERS. Blur an Image. Distort an Image. Turn an Image into a Painting or Sketch. Apply Multiple Filters. 11 ADDING TEXT ELEMENTS. Add Text. Change the Formatting of Text. Change the Colour of Text. Create Warped Text. Create Bevelled Text. Add a Shadow to Text. 12 APPLYING STYLES AND EFFECTS. Frame a Photo with a Drop Shadow. Add a Drop Shadow to a Layer. Create a Vintage Photo. Add a Fancy Background. 13 SAVING AND SHARING YOUR WORK. Save an Image for the Web. Create a Slide Show. Create a Collage. Create a Greeting Card. Create a Flipbook. Print a Photo. INDEX.

About the Author

Mike Wooldridge (San Francisco, CA) has worked as a Web developer, technology writer, and educator since 1995. He is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books in the VISUAL series; most recently Teach Yourself VISUALLY iLife '09.

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