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Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Classroom in a Book®

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 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 to best use the program's many new features.

In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new and enhanced features in Photoshop Elements 14. Learn how the new Import In Bulk command lets you browse the images on your hard disk, and then add the contents of multiple folders in disparate locations to a single batch import. Discover workflow improvements that make it easier than ever to sort and search your catalog, with pre-stacked faces in the People view and new, easy-to-browse UnPinned photos and Suggested events tabs in the Places and Events views. Explore a revamped Guided edit interface—the new home for the Photomerge tools—where you'll experience a new guided Photomerge Panorama workflow, follow simple steps to resize a photo at the appropriate resolution for print or web, and learn how to add motion to a static image with the fun new Speed Effect. You'll try the new Smart Looks in Quick edit mode, learn how to make your pictures crisper and clearer with the Shake Reduction and Haze Removal tools, and how to make finer selections than ever before with an enhanced Refine Selection Brush that can even handle hair, fur, and feathers.

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Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. 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!
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new in this edition
    3. Prerequisites
      1. Requirements on your computer
      2. Required skills
    4. Installing Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
    5. Accessing the Classroom in a Book files
      1. Downloading the Lesson files
      2. Creating a work folder
      3. About the Web Edition
      4. Accessing the free Web Edition
    6. Creating an Adobe ID
    7. Understanding the catalog file
    8. Additional resources
  6. 1. A Quick Tour of Photoshop Elements
    1. How Photoshop Elements works
      1. The library catalog file
      2. Creating a catalog for working with this book
    2. Importing media
      1. Getting photos from files and folders
    3. Exploring the Organizer workspace
    4. Reviewing and comparing images
      1. Viewing photos in Full Screen mode
      2. Comparing photos side-by-side
      3. Reconnecting missing files to a catalog
      4. Switching between the Organizer and the Editor
    5. The Editor workspace
      1. Working with panels and the Panel Bin
      2. Customizing the Panel Bin
    6. Getting help
      1. Navigating Help
      2. Additional resources
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  7. 2. Importing and Sorting Photos
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing photos
      1. Dragging photos from Windows Explorer
      2. Dragging photos from the Mac OS Finder
      3. Importing attached keyword tags
      4. Automatically fixing red eyes during import
      5. Importing images in bulk
      6. Importing from a digital camera
      7. Advanced Photo Downloader options
      8. Using watched folders on Windows
      9. Importing from a PDF document
    3. Sorting your photos
    4. Automatically finding faces for tagging
      1. Setting up People Recognition
      2. Tagging faces in the Media Browser
      3. Tagging undetected faces
    5. Welcome to the People view
      1. Navigating the People view
      2. Tagging faces in the People view
      3. Working with People groups
    6. Sorting photos by location
      1. Adding Places tags to photos from the Media view
      2. Adding photos to a saved location from the Media view
      3. A short trip to the Places view
      4. Adding photos to a saved location from the Places view
      5. Generating Places tags for photos with GPS data
    7. Grouping photos as Events
      1. Creating Events from the Media Browser
      2. An invitation to the Events view
      3. Adding photos to an Event
      4. Getting smart about creating Events
      5. Creating long Events
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  8. 3. Tagging, Grouping, and Searching Photos
    1. Getting started
    2. Making it easier to find your photos
      1. Rating photos
      2. Tagging photos with keywords
      3. Organizing keyword tags and categories
      4. Customizing the Keywords list
      5. Creating and applying keyword tags
    3. Grouping photos
      1. Working with version sets
      2. About stacks
      3. Stacking photos automatically
      4. Tips for working with stacks
      5. Creating albums
      6. Adding more photos to an album
      7. Creating albums from People, Places, and Events
    4. Filtering and finding photos
      1. Finding people, places, and events
      2. Looking for somebody?
      3. Finding people from the Media view
      4. Searching every place
      5. Looking for the right occasion
      6. Locating files in the folder list
      7. Using the Timeline to refine a search
      8. Finding photos by searching for keywords
      9. Saving complex searches
      10. Finding photos by searching their metadata
      11. Finding photos by visual similarity
      12. Finding objects in photos
      13. Finding and removing duplicate photos
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  9. 4. Image Editing Background & Basics
    1. Getting started
    2. Editing photos in the Organizer
      1. Editing in Full Screen mode
    3. Recognizing what your photo needs
      1. Understanding the histogram
      2. Adjusting levels
      3. Assessing a photo’s color balance
      4. Working with the Temperature and Tint settings
      5. Consulting the color histogram
      6. Adjusting the white balance
    4. Making easy color and lighting adjustments
      1. Fixing photos automatically in batches
      2. Adding the auto-corrected files to your catalog
    5. Correcting photos in Quick Edit mode
      1. Applying quick fixes
    6. Exploring the Quick edit Smart Looks
    7. Working in Guided Edit mode
    8. Guided color correction
    9. Resizing photos made easy
    10. Working with Auto Smart Tone
    11. Correcting camera shake
    12. Selective editing with the Smart Brush
      1. Tweaking Smart Brush adjustments
    13. Working with camera raw images
      1. Getting to know the Camera Raw window
      2. Adjusting the white balance
      3. Working with the Temperature and Tint settings
      4. Using the tone controls on a raw image
      5. Saving the image in the DNG format
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  10. 5. Working with Color and Making Selections
    1. Getting started
      1. Batch-processing the lesson files
    2. Correcting color problems
      1. Comparing methods of fixing color
      2. Correcting color automatically
      3. Adjusting the results of an automatic fix manually
      4. Tweaking an automatic fix using Color Curves
      5. Comparing results
      6. Adjusting skin tones
      7. Removing a color cast with one click
    3. Working with red eye
      1. Using the automatic Red Eye Fix
      2. Using the Red Eye Removal tool
      3. Eye treatments for furry friends
    4. Making selections
      1. Using the Selection Brush
      2. Using the Quick Selection tool
      3. Working with saved selections
      4. Editing through selections
      5. Selecting fine edge detail
    5. Replacing the color of a pictured object
      1. Using the Color Replacement tool
      2. Replacing a color throughout an image
      3. Replacing a color in a limited area of an image
    6. About printing color pictures
      1. Working with color management
      2. Setting up color management
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  11. 6. Fixing Lighting and Exposure Problems
    1. Getting started
      1. Batch-processing the lesson files
    2. Adjusting images for tonal balance
    3. Brightening an underexposed image
      1. Applying Quick Fix lighting adjustments
      2. Adjusting exposure in Guided Edit mode
      3. Fixing exposure in Full Edit mode
      4. Using blending modes
      5. About adjustment layers
      6. Using adjustment layers to correct lighting
    4. Correcting parts of an image selectively
      1. Creating a selection
      2. Using layer masks to isolate parts of an image
      3. Correcting underexposed areas
      4. Adding more intensity
    5. Improving faded or overexposed images
      1. Creating a set of duplicate files
      2. Using blending modes to fix a faded image
      3. Adjusting shadows and highlights manually
      4. Adjusting brightness and contrast manually
      5. Adjusting levels
      6. Comparing results
      7. More guided lighting solutions
      8. Removing haze and fog
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  12. 7. Reframing, Retouching, and Recomposing Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Improving the composition of a photo
      1. Using the Straighten tool
      2. Re-framing a photo with the Crop tool
    3. Working with the image canvas
      1. Adding a border to a photo
    4. Working with text
    5. Recomposing an image within its frame
      1. Moving objects to enhance a composition
    6. Removing wrinkles and spots
      1. Using the Healing Brush tool
      2. Refining the Healing Brush results
    7. Removing unwanted objects from images
      1. Using the Content-Aware healing feature
      2. Creative fun with Guided edits
      3. Adding motion to a static shot
      4. Making a picture into a puzzle
    8. Creating effects with filters
      1. Using the Filter Gallery
      2. Layering filters and effects
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  13. 8. Combining Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Combining images automatically
      1. Merging photos into a panorama
      2. Setting up Photomerge Panorama options
      3. Creating a composite group shot
      4. Removing unwelcome intruders
      5. Blending differently exposed photos
      6. Using the Photomerge Exposure tool
      7. Merging exposures manually
      8. Merging exposures automatically
    3. Using layers to combine photographs
      1. Arranging the image layers
      2. Creating a feathered layer mask
      3. Matching the colors of blended images
      4. Cleaning up selection edges
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  14. 9. Getting Creative
    1. Getting started
    2. On the arty side of the Editor
      1. Exploring the artwork library
      2. Using the Favorites panel
    3. Producing a Photo Book
      1. Changing page layouts
      2. Rearranging the order of images in a project
      3. Working with backgrounds
      4. Working with photos and frames
      5. Adjusting a photo inside a frame
      6. Refining your Photo Book layout using layers and effects
      7. Reordering the pages in a Photo Book
      8. Adding graphics to a project
      9. Placing text in a layout
    4. Creating a slide show
      1. Export the slide show to Facebook or disk
    5. Creating a Facebook cover photo layout
    6. Creative framing with layer masks
    7. Getting creative with text
      1. Fitting text to a selection
      2. Wrapping text around a shape
      3. Using preset text styles
      4. More fun with type
    8. Creating a type mask
      1. Adding impact to a type mask
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  15. 10. Printing, Sharing, and Exporting
    1. Getting started
    2. About printing
      1. Printing a contact sheet
      2. Printing a Picture Package
      3. Printing individual photos
      4. Sharing pictures
      5. Sharing photos by email
    3. Sharing photos and videos online
      1. Exporting copies of your photos for the web
    4. Backing up your catalog and media files
      1. Backing up the catalog file
      2. Doing incremental backups
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  16. Index
  17. Production Notes
    1. Team credits
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Photo Credits
  18. Contributors