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Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 Classroom in a Book

Book Description

Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for new users to master all the new features in Adobe's consumer-targeted image editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on the reader's growing knowledge of the program as well as end-of-chapter review questions to wrap up each lesson. Readers can follow the book from start to finish or choose only the chapters that interest them. Readers will learn the basics of editing their images with Photoshop Elements and will learn the program's myriad new features, including new flexible layout options, web photo galleries animated with Flash, improved color correction and lighting tools, and the ability to share and download photos from mobile phones and handheld devices.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. What’s on the CD*
    1. Lesson files . . . and so much more
  3. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
      1. Requirements on your computer
      2. Required skills
    3. Installing Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0
    4. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
      1. Copying the Lessons files from the CD
      2. Creating a work folder
      3. Creating a catalog
    5. Reconnecting missing files to a catalog
    6. Additional resources
    7. Adobe Certification
  4. 1. A Quick Tour of Photoshop Elements
    1. How Photoshop Elements works
      1. Workspaces
      2. The Organizer workspace
      3. The Editor workspace
    2. Workflow
    3. Attaching media
      1. Getting photos from cameras, card readers, and from files and folders
      2. Creating a new catalog
    4. Using the Adobe Photo Downloader
      1. To get photos from a digital camera or card reader
      2. To get photos from files and folders
    5. Reviewing and comparing
      1. Viewing photos at full screen or side-by-side
    6. Choosing files
    7. Sharing photos in e-mail
    8. Using Help
      1. To navigate Help
      2. To search Help topics
      3. Search tips
      4. To use the How To palette
      5. Hot-linked tips
    9. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  5. 2. Basic Organizing
    1. Getting started
    2. Getting photos
      1. Creating a new catalog
      2. Dragging photos from Windows Explorer
      3. Getting photos from specific locations
      4. Searching for photos to add
      5. Importing from a digital camera
      6. Using watched folders
    3. Viewing photo thumbnails in the Organizer
      1. Using Photo Browser view
      2. Using Date View
    4. Working with tags
      1. Applying tags to photos
      2. Creating new categories and sub-categories
      3. Applying and editing category assignments
      4. Creating and applying new tags
      5. Converting tags and categories
      6. Applying more tags to images
      7. Automatically finding faces for tagging
      8. Using tags to find pictures
    5. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  6. 3. Advanced Organizing
    1. Getting started
    2. Advanced Import Options
      1. Photo Downloader options
      2. To acquire still frames from a video
      3. Importing from a scanner
      4. Using the Straighten tool
      5. To remove red eye in the Photo Browser
    3. Organizing photos
      1. Working with Version sets
      2. About stacks
      3. Tips for working with stacks
      4. The Map View
    4. Viewing and finding photos
      1. To find photos by visual similarity
      2. Finding photos using details and metadata
      3. To view and manage files by their folder location
    5. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  7. 4. Creations
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating a Greeting Card
      1. Greeting card creation workflow
      2. Adding graphics
      3. Adding text over a custom shape
    3. Presenting your photos in a Photo gallery
      1. Photo gallery creation workflow
      2. Using the Photo Galleries Wizard
    4. Animate your photos in a flipbook
      1. Flipbook creation workflow
      2. Using the Flipbook Editor
    5. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  8. 5. Printing, Sharing, and Exporting
    1. Getting started
    2. Printing
      1. To print individual photos
      2. To print a contact sheet
      3. About Picture Package
      4. Order professionally printed photos online
    3. Sharing
      1. Using Photo Mail
      2. Sharing Creations: Choosing an output option
      3. Save As a File
      4. Burn to Disk
      5. E-mail Slide Show
      6. Send to TV
      7. Send to Premiere Elements
      8. Using an online sharing service
    4. Exporting
      1. To burn photos to CD or DVD
      2. Saving copies of the images for Web use
    5. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  9. 6. Adjusting Color in Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Fixing photographs automatically
      1. Quick Fix multiple files as a batch
      2. Adding the corrected files to the Organizer
    3. Using Quick Fix for editing
      1. Applying individual automatic adjustments with Quick Fix
      2. Opening image files for Quick Fix editing
      3. Using Smart Fix
      4. Applying other automatic fixes
    4. Comparing methods of fixing color
      1. Creating extra working copies of an image
      2. Automatically fixing color
      3. Adjusting the results of an automatic fix
      4. Combining automatic fix and manual image corrections
      5. Comparing results
    5. Adjusting skin tones
    6. Working with red eye
      1. Using automatic Red Eye Fix
      2. The Red Eye Removal tool
    7. Making selections
      1. Using the Selection Brush tool
      2. Editing a saved selection
      3. Using the Magic Selection Brush
      4. Working with selections
    8. Replacing the color of a pictured object
      1. Replacing a color throughout the image
      2. Replacing a color in a limited area of the image
    9. About printing color pictures
    10. Working with color management
      1. Setting up color management
    11. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  10. 7. Fixing Exposure Problems
    1. Getting started
    2. Brightening an underexposed image
    3. Using adjustment layers to edit images
      1. Creating adjustment layers for lighting
    4. Correcting parts of an image
      1. Creating a selection
      2. Correcting an overexposed area of the image
      3. Correcting an underexposed area with blending modes
      4. Adding more intensity and saving
    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
    6. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  11. 8. Repairing and Retouching Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Merging photos into a panorama
      1. Cropping images
    3. Removing wrinkles and spots
      1. Preparing the file for editing
      2. Using the Healing Brush tool
      3. Refining the healing work
    4. Restoring a damaged photograph
      1. Preparing a working copy of the image file
      2. Using the Selection Brush tool
      3. Refining a saved selection
      4. Filtering flaws out of the backdrop area
      5. Using the Clone Stamp tool to fill in missing areas
      6. Cleaning the girl’s shoes
      7. Finishing up the project
    5. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  12. 9. Working with Text
    1. Getting started
    2. Placing a text label on an image
      1. Using the Organizer to find and open tagged files
      2. Adding an uneven border
      3. Formatting and typing a text layer
      4. Editing a text layer
      5. Saving your work file
    3. Overlaying text on an image
      1. Creating a new document for the text
      2. Adding the text to multiple images
      3. Applying the Layer Style to the text layer
    4. Using Layer Styles and distortions
      1. Adding the subject text
      2. Warping text
      3. Stylizing and editing the text
      4. Creating an unstylized copy of the text layer
      5. Simplifying and applying a pattern to text
      6. Hiding and revealing layers to review the two versions
    5. Using Layer Styles and creating an animation
      1. Setting up layers for the project
      2. Adding and arranging text layers
      3. Adding neon effects to text
      4. Merging layers in preparation for animating
      5. Animating the two layers
    6. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  13. 10. Combining Multiple Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Copying from one image into another
    3. Placing multiple photographs in one file
      1. Cropping to synchronize the dimensions
      2. Combining pictures and resizing the canvas
    4. Erasing areas of image layers
      1. Setting up a grid for precise selections
      2. Erasing part of the top layer
      3. Erasing parts of lower layers in the image
      4. Finishing and saving the project
    5. Using a gradient clipping path
      1. Arranging the image layers
      2. Adding a gradient layer
      3. Applying the clipping path to a layer
      4. Creating a clean edge with defringing
    6. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  14. 11. Advanced Editing Techniques
    1. What is a raw image?
      1. The benefits of a raw image
      2. Workflow overview
    2. Getting started
    3. Adjusting the white balance
    4. Using the tone controls
      1. Adjusting the exposure
    5. Saving the image
      1. The DNG format
    6. Using histograms
      1. What is a histogram?
      2. Understanding highlights and shadows
      3. Using Set Gray Point
    7. Unsharp mask
      1. Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
    8. Create effects with the filter gallery
      1. Experimenting with filters in the gallery
    9. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
    10. Learning more
    11. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  15. Production Notes