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Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 11 Classroom in a Book®

Book Description

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe's top-rated consumer-targeted photo-editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your images with Photoshop Elements and learn how best to use the program's many new features.

 In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new features and rebuilt interface of Photoshop Elements 11. Learn about the three easy-to-use editing modes and determine which one best fits your needs. Manage your photos more easily with the newly updated Organizer and view your photos on a map according to where they were taken. New tilt-shift, vignette, and high-low key Guided Edit effects add a professional quality to your images. Turn your photos into striking illustrations using the new Comic, Graphic Novel, and Pen & Ink filters. Showcase your photos in personalized photo keepsakes, and share your interactive albums virtually anywhere you want.

Includes CD-ROM with lesson files. The disc will play on Mac and Windows based computers only.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. What’s on the Disc
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
    4. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
    5. About catalog files
    6. Creating an Adobe ID
    7. Additional resources
  6. 1. A Quick Tour of Photoshop Elements
    1. How Photoshop Elements works
    2. Importing media
    3. Exploring the Organizer workspace
    4. Reviewing and comparing images
    5. The Editor workspace
    6. Getting Help
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  7. 2. Importing and Sorting Photos
    1. Getting started
    2. Getting photos
    3. Sorting your photos
    4. Automatically finding faces for tagging
    5. Sorting photos by location
    6. Grouping photos as Events
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  8. 3. Tagging, Grouping, and Searching Photos
    1. Getting started
    2. Making it easier to find your photos
    3. Grouping photos
    4. Filtering and finding photos
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  9. 4. Image Editing Basics
    1. Getting started
    2. Editing photos in the Organizer
    3. Recognizing what your photo needs
    4. Making easy color and lighting adjustments
    5. Correcting photos in Quick Edit mode
    6. Adjusting images in Guided Edit mode
    7. Selective editing with the Smart Brush
    8. Working with camera raw images
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  10. 5. Working with Color
    1. Getting started
    2. Correcting color problems
    3. Working with red eye
    4. Making selections
    5. Replacing the color of a pictured object
    6. About printing color pictures
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  11. 6. Fixing Exposure Problems
    1. Getting started
    2. Adjusting images for tonal balance
    3. Brightening an underexposed image
    4. Correcting parts of an image selectively
    5. Improving faded or overexposed images
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  12. 7. Reframing, Retouching, and Recomposing Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Improving the composition of a photo
    3. Working with the image canvas
    4. Working with text
    5. Removing wrinkles and spots
    6. Removing unwanted objects from images
    7. Creating effects with filters
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  13. 8. Combining Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Combining images automatically
    3. Using layers to combine photographs
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  14. 9. Getting Creative
    1. Getting started
    2. On the arty side of the Editor
    3. Producing a Photo Book
    4. Creative framing with layer masks
    5. Getting creative with text
    6. Creating a type mask
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  15. 10. Printing, Sharing, and Exporting
    1. Getting started
    2. About printing
    3. Sharing pictures
    4. Exporting copies of your photos for the Web
    5. Backing up your catalog and media files
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  16. Index
  17. Production Notes
    1. Team credits
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Photo Credits
  18. Contributors
  19. Learn by Video
    1. Titles
  20. Add Pages
  21. Where are the Lesson Files?