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Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Classroom in a Book

Book Description

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 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 of Photoshop Elements 12. Learn about the three easy-to-use editing modes and determine which one best fits your needs. Fix pet eye discolorations in your favorite photos with the new Correct pet eye feature. Learn how to automatically fill in the background when you move objects in your photos. Use a variety of one-touch Frames, Effects, and Textures to add depth to your photos. Easily view and share your photos virtually everywhere, including Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, and on smartphones and tablets.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. How to Get Your Lesson Files
    1. What to do with the Lesson files once you’ve downloaded them
    2. Creating a Work folder
    3. Important!
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new in this edition
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
    5. Accessing the Classroom in a Book files
    6. Creating an Adobe ID
    7. About catalog files
    8. 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. Working with Auto Smart Tone
    7. Adjusting images in Guided Edit mode
    8. Selective editing with the Smart Brush
    9. Working with camera raw images
    10. Review questions
    11. 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. Recomposing an image within its frame
    6. Removing wrinkles and spots
    7. Removing unwanted objects from images
    8. Creating effects with filters
    9. Review questions
    10. 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. Sharing photos and videos online
    5. Exporting copies of your photos for the Web
    6. Backing up your catalog and media files
    7. Review answers
  16. Index
  17. Production Notes
    1. Team credits
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Photo Credits
  18. Contributors