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Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies

Book Description

Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies!

Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or don't ever leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies is here to help you get those pictures organized and turn your favorite shots into amazing images. This information-packed, full-color guide features nine minibooks covering all aspects of the image-editing process. From learning what's new with Elements 12, finding your way around the workspace, and bringing some order to your images to enhancing color, correcting flaws, working with filters and effects, sharing your work, and beyond, you'll be on your way to picture perfection in no time.

  • Guides you through the Elements basics – working with the Organizer, importing photos, and using the tools and options

  • Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color, brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness

  • Teaches you how to work with layers, masks, filters, effects, styles, type, and the Brush and Pencil tools

  • Shows you how to share your creative genius with the world via slide shows, photo books, Facebook, Twitter, Adobe Revel, and other fun photo projects and sites

Whether you're new to image editing or just new to Elements 12, you'll sharpen your skills and get your shots in shape with Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. Book I: Getting Started with Elements
    1. Chapter 1: Examining the Elements Environment
    2. Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Tools
    3. Chapter 3: Viewing and Navigating Images
    4. Chapter 4: Setting Your Preferences
  6. Book II: Organizer Fundamentals
    1. Chapter 1: Gathering Your Image Files
    2. Chapter 2: Viewing, Searching, and Sorting Images
    3. Chapter 3: Organizing Images with Tags, Albums, and More
  7. Book III: Image Essentials
    1. Chapter 1: Creating, Undoing, and Saving Images
    2. Chapter 2: Specifying Resolution and Changing Image Sizing
    3. Chapter 3: Choosing Color Modes and File Formats
    4. Chapter 4: Working with Camera Raw
    5. Chapter 5: Using and Managing Color
  8. Book IV: Selections
    1. Chapter 1: Making Selections
    2. Chapter 2: Modifying and Transforming Selections
  9. Book V: Painting, Drawing, and Typing
    1. Chapter 1: Painting and Drawing with Elements
    2. Chapter 2: Filling and Stroking
    3. Chapter 3: Working with Type
  10. Book VI: Working with Layers and Masks
    1. Chapter 1: Creating Layers
    2. Chapter 2: Managing Layers
    3. Chapter 3: Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes
    4. Chapter 4: Cutting, Erasing, and Masking
  11. Book VII: Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions
    1. Chapter 1: Making Corrections and Having Fun with Filters
    2. Chapter 2: Distorting with the Liquify Command
    3. Chapter 3: Adding Pizzazz with Styles and Effects
  12. Book VIII: Retouching and Enhancing
    1. Chapter 1: Quick Image Makeovers
    2. Chapter 2: Correcting Lighting, Color, and Clarity
    3. Chapter 3: Compositing with Photomerge
    4. Chapter 4: Getting Help in Guided Mode
  13. Book IX: Creating and Sharing with Elements
    1. Chapter 1: Creating Elements Projects
    2. Chapter 2: Getting It Printed
    3. Chapter 3: Sharing Projects with Others
  14. About the Authors
  15. Cheat Sheet
  16. Connect with Dummies