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Photoshop Elements 5 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Craig Hoeschen, Jeff Carlson

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3. Creating and Managing Images

So far, we’ve introduced Photoshop Elements and worked mostly in the Organizer, importing and arranging photos for manipulation later. But Elements isn’t just a photo album: it’s built on the code from Photoshop, the industrial-strength image editor used by the pros. As such, it’s important to build a foundation of knowledge about digital images in preparation for editing them later.

This chapter offers some basic guidelines on adjusting image size and resolution, depending on whether you want to print, email, or post to the Web. We also cover creating images from scratch (which is what some people use Elements for, ignoring the Organizer entirely). You’ll also learn the different methods for viewing additional ...

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