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25 Things to Make and Do in Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® 4

Book Description

Are your photos getting lost in the cyberspace of your hard drive? 25 Things to Make and Do in Photoshop Elements 4 shows you how to instantly arrange all your photos by date, event, place, or subject for easy viewing, and then turn them into real world projects! Adobe veteran Lisa Matthews teaches you how to fix up your images and walks you through the process of turning them into finished projects in record time!

You’ll learn to:

  • Organize your images like a pro

  • Improve photos: remove red-eye, adjust colors, and highlight the subject of your photo

  • Merge multiple photos to make artistic compositions

  • Construct your own Web galleries

  • Put your own artwork on T-shirts, magnets, or tattoos

  • Create custom party hats and banners

  • Make original labels for both music CDs and photo archive disks

  •  Print wallet-sized photos to share with friends and family

  • "Stitch" several images together to create a panorama

  • Use the Creations Wizard to create custom slideshows with sound, calendars, and recipe books

  • This book is for Windows users only.

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. Introduction
      1. Getting organized!
      2. Using the projects
    3. 1. Create Custom Photo Catalogs Using the Organizer
      1. Create a Collection in the Organizer
      2. Create Tags in the Organizer
    4. 2. Quick Fixes: Get Your Photos Ready for Projects
      1. Use the correct image size
      2. Set the resolution
      3. Crop and straighten your photo
      4. Variation: Crop to an exact dimension and resolution
      5. Red Eye Removal tool
      6. Healing Brush tool
      7. Correct the lighting
      8. Enhance your colors
      9. Sharpen the photo
      10. Save the file
    5. 3. Create Picture Packages
      1. Variation: Print Multiple Images
    6. 4. Create a Panoramic Image
      1. Variation: Merging other images
    7. 5. Swap and Add Colors in Your Photographs
      1. Variation: Replace existing image colors with completely new ones
    8. 6. Make Your Subject Pop Out
      1. Variation: Experiment with filters
      2. Variation: Adjust the color of the background
      3. Variation: Use a different image for the background
    9. 7. Accent Your Photograph with a Border
      1. Variation: Create unique borders using the Cookie Cutter crop shapes
    10. 8. Publish Your Photographs in a Newsletter
      1. Variation: Add a little color
    11. 9. Create Calendars Using the Creation Feature
      1. Variation: Use the Editor to customize your calendar
    12. 10. Create Albums Using the Creation Feature
      1. Variation: Use the Editor to customize your album
    13. 11. Create a Recipe Book
    14. 12. Create Your Own Custom Stationery
    15. 13. Create One-of-a-Kind Party Hats
      1. Variation: Create a crown using the Cookie Cutter tool
    16. 14. Create Party Banners
    17. 15. Create Fun Magnets
    18. 16. Create Your Own Temporary Tattoos
    19. 17. Create Custom T-shirts
    20. 18. Blend Multiple Images to Create Artistic Collages
      1. Variation: Change modes
    21. 19. Create a Slide Show with Sound
    22. 20. Create a Web Photo Gallery
    23. 21. Create a Large, Mono-Color Background
      1. Variation: Optimize the image for the Web
    24. 22. Create Your Own Calling Card
    25. 23. Archive Your Images to a CD
    26. 24. Create a Contact Sheet for Your Image CD
    27. 25. Create Custom CD or DVD Labels