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Photoshop® Elements 8 All-in-One For Dummies®

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Improve your photos with the exciting new version of Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements has come a long way from its early days as Photoshop's low-end cousin. Now a feature-rich editing program popular with professionals as well as hobbyist photographers, Elements boasts versatile tools and capabilities. With these self-contained minibooks, you'll learn to make the most of every feature of Photoshop Elements 8.

You'll get started by setting up your Elements environment and learn how to launch, navigate, and personalize the program. You'll then gradually progress to working with Camera Raw, resolution, layers, masks, color modes, files formats, and more. This All-in-One guide shows you how to make your photos better with Photoshop Elements 8 and inspires you to share your hard work with photo books, calendars, online albums, galleries, prints, and more.

  • Shows you how to set up your environment for Photoshop Elements 8, the newest version of the affordably- priced photo-editing program

  • Explains how to import and export image files and offers advice on picking file formats

  • Walks you through using the selection tools and shows you what the Pencil and Brush tools can do

  • Demonstrates cool things to do with type

  • Addresses how and why to create a Photoshop.com account

Maximize every element of Photoshop Elements 8 with this friendly guide by your side.

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Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Authors
  3. Authors' Acknowledgments
  4. Publisher's Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. About This Book
      1. Book I: Introducing Elements
      2. Book II: Elements Fundamentals
      3. Book III: Image Essentials
      4. Book IV: Selections
      5. Book V: Painting, Drawing, and Typing
      6. Book VI: Working with Layers and Masks
      7. Book VII: Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions
      8. Book VIII: Retouching and Enhancing
      9. Book IX: Creating and Sharing with Elements
    2. About the eCheat Sheet
    3. Conventions Used in This Book
    4. Icons Used in This Book
    5. Where to Go from Here
  6. book I. Introducing Elements
    1. 1. Examining the Elements Environment
      1. 1.1. Launching Elements
        1. 1.1.1. Opening the Organizer (Windows)
        2. 1.1.2. Opening Adobe Bridge (Mac)
      2. 1.2. Changing Workspaces
        1. 1.2.1. Visiting the Organizer (Windows)
        2. 1.2.2. Visiting Adobe Bridge (Mac)
        3. 1.2.3. Visiting Edit Full mode
        4. 1.2.4. Visiting Edit Quick mode
        5. 1.2.5. Comparing the modes
        6. 1.2.6. Getting help with Guided mode
      3. 1.3. Moving through the Menu Bar
      4. 1.4. Using Context Menus
      5. 1.5. Selecting Settings in the Options Bar
      6. 1.6. Playing with Panels
        1. 1.6.1. Getting choosy in the Favorites panel
        2. 1.6.2. Using panel buttons
        3. 1.6.3. Resetting panels
      7. 1.7. Using the Project Bin
      8. 1.8. Getting Productive with Shortcuts
      9. 1.9. Finding Help When You Need It
        1. 1.9.1. Using Help
        2. 1.9.2. Reading PDFs from the Installer DVD-ROM
        3. 1.9.3. Using tooltips
        4. 1.9.4. Dialog boxes
    2. 2. Getting to Know the Tools
      1. 2.1. Examining the Tools Panel
      2. 2.2. Getting to Know the Tools
        1. 2.2.1. Using selection tools
          1. 2.2.1.1. Geometric selection tools
          2. 2.2.1.2. Lasso tools
          3. 2.2.1.3. Magic Wand tool
          4. 2.2.1.4. Quick Selection tool
        2. 2.2.2. Using drawing and painting tools
          1. 2.2.2.1. Brush tools
          2. 2.2.2.2. Smart Brush tools
          3. 2.2.2.3. Eraser tools
          4. 2.2.2.4. Paint Bucket tool
          5. 2.2.2.5. Gradient tool
        3. 2.2.3. Using tools for cloning and healing
          1. 2.2.3.1. Cloning tools
          2. 2.2.3.2. Healing brushes
        4. 2.2.4. Creating text with typographical tools
        5. 2.2.5. Using focus and toning tools
          1. 2.2.5.1. Red Eye Removal tool
          2. 2.2.5.2. Toning tools
          3. 2.2.5.3. Focus tools
        6. 2.2.6. Creating shapes
          1. 2.2.6.1. Cookie Cutter tool
          2. 2.2.6.2. Shape tools
        7. 2.2.7. Viewing, navigating, and sampling tools
          1. 2.2.7.1. Eyedropper tool
          2. 2.2.7.2. Hand tool
          3. 2.2.7.3. Zoom tool
        8. 2.2.8. Other editing tools
          1. 2.2.8.1. Move tool
          2. 2.2.8.2. Crop tool
          3. 2.2.8.3. Straighten tool
      3. 2.3. Introducing the Automation Tools
    3. 3. Viewing and Navigating Images
      1. 3.1. Looking at the Image Window
      2. 3.2. Zooming In and Out of Image Windows
        1. 3.2.1. Zooming with keyboard shortcuts
        2. 3.2.2. Using the Zoom tool
        3. 3.2.3. Moving the Hand tool
      3. 3.3. Cruising with the Navigator Panel
      4. 3.4. Using the Grids and Guides
      5. 3.5. Using the Info Panel
      6. 3.6. Working with Your Content
    4. 4. Setting Your Preferences
      1. 4.1. Understanding Preferences
      2. 4.2. Setting Edit Full Mode Preferences
        1. 4.2.1. Setting General preferences
        2. 4.2.2. Setting Saving Files preferences
        3. 4.2.3. Setting Performance preferences
        4. 4.2.4. Setting Display & Cursors preferences
        5. 4.2.5. Setting Transparency preferences
        6. 4.2.6. Units & Rulers preferences
        7. 4.2.7. Setting Guides & Grid preferences
        8. 4.2.8. Setting Plug-ins preferences
        9. 4.2.9. Setting Type preferences
      3. 4.3. Setting Up the Organizing Environment (Windows)
        1. 4.3.1. Setting General preferences
        2. 4.3.2. Setting Files preferences
        3. 4.3.3. Setting Folder Location View preferences
        4. 4.3.4. Setting Editing preferences
        5. 4.3.5. Setting Camera or Card Reader preferences
        6. 4.3.6. Setting Scanner preferences
        7. 4.3.7. Setting Date View preferences
        8. 4.3.8. Setting Keyword Tags and Albums preferences
        9. 4.3.9. Setting Sharing preferences
        10. 4.3.10. Setting Adobe Partner Services preferences
        11. 4.3.11. Setting Auto Analyzer Options preferences
      4. 4.4. Setting Adobe Bridge Preferences
  7. book II. Elements Fundamentals
    1. 1. Acquiring, Saving, and Exporting Images
      1. 1.1. Getting Images from Your Camera
      2. 1.2. Getting Images from Your Card Reader
      3. 1.3. Using the Photoshop Elements Downloader
      4. 1.4. Using the AutoPlay Wizard (Windows)
      5. 1.5. Scanning Images
        1. 1.5.1. Preparing before you scan
        2. 1.5.2. Understanding image requirements
        3. 1.5.3. Using scanner plug-ins
        4. 1.5.4. Scanning many photos at a time
      6. 1.6. Phoning In Your Images
      7. 1.7. Getting Files from Folders
      8. 1.8. Opening an Image in Edit Full Mode
        1. 1.8.1. Using Open As (Windows)
        2. 1.8.2. Opening recently edited files
        3. 1.8.3. Placing files
      9. 1.9. Creating a New Image
      10. 1.10. Converting Clipboard Data to Images
      11. 1.11. Saving Files
        1. 1.11.1. Using the Save/Save As dialog box
        2. 1.11.2. Saving files for the Web
      12. 1.12. Batch Processing Files
        1. 1.12.1. Exporting files
        2. 1.12.2. Processing multiple files
      13. 1.13. Adding Pages
      14. 1.14. Closing and Quitting
    2. 2. Working in the Organizer
      1. 2.1. Cataloging Files
        1. 2.1.1. Adding files to the default Organizer view
        2. 2.1.2. Adding additional photos to a catalog
        3. 2.1.3. Importing images to a new catalog
        4. 2.1.4. Importing legacy catalogs
        5. 2.1.5. Switching catalogs
        6. 2.1.6. Viewing images in the Organizer
          1. 2.1.6.1. Thumbnail view
          2. 2.1.6.2. Import Batch view
          3. 2.1.6.3. Folder Location view
          4. 2.1.6.4. Date view
          5. 2.1.6.5. Show Map
        7. 2.1.7. Viewing images in a slide show
          1. 2.1.7.1. Taking a quick view of the slide show
          2. 2.1.7.2. Working with the toolbar
          3. 2.1.7.3. Setting Full Screen view preferences
      2. 2.2. Sorting Images
        1. 2.2.1. Using sort commands
        2. 2.2.2. Sorting media types
      3. 2.3. Using Search Options
        1. 2.3.1. Searching by date
        2. 2.3.2. Searching for untagged items
        3. 2.3.3. Searching albums
        4. 2.3.4. Searching captions and notes
          1. 2.3.4.1. Adding captions and notes
          2. 2.3.4.2. Searching the captions and notes content
        5. 2.3.5. Searching by history
        6. 2.3.6. Searching metadata
        7. 2.3.7. Finding people
      4. 2.4. Organizing and Managing in the Organizer
        1. 2.4.1. Creating a new keyword tag
        2. 2.4.2. Working with keyword tags
        3. 2.4.3. Getting your head in the clouds
        4. 2.4.4. Using the Timeline
        5. 2.4.5. Using the Properties panel
      5. 2.5. Creating Albums
        1. 2.5.1. Rating images
        2. 2.5.2. Adding rated files to an album
          1. 2.5.2.1. Creating an album
          2. 2.5.2.2. Creating a Smart Album
          3. 2.5.2.3. Creating an Album Group
      6. 2.6. Hiding Files That Get in the Way
        1. 2.6.1. Stacking 'em up
        2. 2.6.2. Creating versions
      7. 2.7. Protecting Your Assets
        1. 2.7.1. Backing up your catalog
        2. 2.7.2. Backing up photos and files
    3. 3. Working in Adobe Bridge
      1. 3.1. Looking at the Adobe Bridge Workspace
        1. 3.1.1. Adding photos to the Bridge window
        2. 3.1.2. Setting Bridge preferences
      2. 3.2. Sorting Your Photos
      3. 3.3. Organizing Your Pictures
        1. 3.3.1. Labeling photos
        2. 3.3.2. Rating photos
        3. 3.3.3. Creating collections
          1. 3.3.3.1. Creating a new collection
          2. 3.3.3.2. Creating a Smart Collection
      4. 3.4. Stack 'Em Up
      5. 3.5. Creating Slide Shows
      6. 3.6. Outputting Files
        1. 3.6.1. Outputting slide shows
        2. 3.6.2. Outputting to a Web Gallery
  8. book III. Image Essentials
    1. 1. Specifying Resolution and Changing Image Sizing
      1. 1.1. Examining Images Closely
        1. 1.1.1. Understanding resolution
        2. 1.1.2. Understanding image dimensions
        3. 1.1.3. Understanding camera megapixels
        4. 1.1.4. Looking at raster versus vector images
      2. 1.2. Using the Image Size Command
        1. 1.2.1. Downsampling images
        2. 1.2.2. Upsampling images
      3. 1.3. Using the Scale Command
      4. 1.4. Choosing a Resolution for Print or Screen
      5. 1.5. Changing the Canvas Size
    2. 2. Choosing Color Modes and File Formats
      1. 2.1. Selecting a Color Mode
      2. 2.2. Converting Color Modes and Profiles
        1. 2.2.1. Converting to Bitmap mode
        2. 2.2.2. Converting to Grayscale mode
        3. 2.2.3. Converting to Indexed Color mode
        4. 2.2.4. Converting color profiles
      3. 2.3. Using the Proper File Format
        1. 2.3.1. Using the Save/Save As dialog box
        2. 2.3.2. Understanding file formats
          1. 2.3.2.1. Photoshop (*.PSD, *.PDD)
          2. 2.3.2.2. Alias PIX (Macintosh)
          3. 2.3.2.3. BMP (*.BMP, *.RLE, *.DIB)
          4. 2.3.2.4. CompuServe GIF (*.GIF)
          5. 2.3.2.5. Photo Project Format (*.PSE)
          6. 2.3.2.6. Photoshop EPS (*.EPS)
          7. 2.3.2.7. IFF (Macintosh)
          8. 2.3.2.8. JPEG (*.JPG, *.JPEG, *.JPE)
          9. 2.3.2.9. PCX (*.PCX)
          10. 2.3.2.10. Photoshop PDF (*.PDF, *.PDP)
          11. 2.3.2.11. Photoshop Raw (*.RAW)
          12. 2.3.2.12. PICT File (*.PCT, *.PICT)
          13. 2.3.2.13. PICT Resource (Macintosh)
          14. 2.3.2.14. Pixar (*.PXR)
          15. 2.3.2.15. PNG (*.PNG)
          16. 2.3.2.16. Scitex CT (*.SCT)
          17. 2.3.2.17. Targa (*.TGA, *.VDA, *.ICB, *.VST)
          18. 2.3.2.18. TIFF (*.TIF, *.TIFF)
        3. 2.3.3. File formats at a glance
        4. 2.3.4. Saving files for the Web
    3. 3. Working with Camera Raw
      1. 3.1. Understanding Camera Raw
        1. 3.1.1. Processing Camera Raw files
        2. 3.1.2. Acquiring Camera Raw images
      2. 3.2. Opening Camera Raw Files
        1. 3.2.1. Opening any photo in Camera Raw
        2. 3.2.2. Opening photos in Camera Raw from Adobe Bridge
      3. 3.3. Saving Your Edits
    4. 4. Using and Managing Color
      1. 4.1. Dealing with Foreground and Background Colors
      2. 4.2. Defining Color
        1. 4.2.1. Poking around the Color Picker
        2. 4.2.2. Grabbing color from the Swatches panel
          1. 4.2.2.1. Using preset color panels
          2. 4.2.2.2. Creating a custom swatch set
          3. 4.2.2.3. Loading swatches
          4. 4.2.2.4. Replacing swatches
        3. 4.2.3. Lifting and sampling color
      3. 4.3. Understanding Color Management Essentials
        1. 4.3.1. Introducing color channels
        2. 4.3.2. Understanding bit depth
        3. 4.3.3. Calibrating your monitor
      4. 4.4. Establishing Your Color Settings
      5. 4.5. Understanding How Profiles Work
    5. 5. Time Travel — Undoing in Elements
      1. 5.1. Undoing What's Done with the Undo Command
        1. 5.1.1. Adjusting the number of available undos
        2. 5.1.2. Redoing edits
      2. 5.2. Reverting to What's Saved
      3. 5.3. Working with the Almighty Undo History Panel
        1. 5.3.1. Viewing an image's various states
        2. 5.3.2. Navigating through the history states
        3. 5.3.3. Deleting and clearing states
  9. book IV. Selections
    1. 1. Making Selections
      1. 1.1. Defining Selections
      2. 1.2. Selecting a Rectangular or Elliptical Area
        1. 1.2.1. Fine-tuning squares and circles
        2. 1.2.2. Using the Marquee options
      3. 1.3. Freeform Selecting with the Lasso Tools
        1. 1.3.1. Using the Lasso tool
        2. 1.3.2. Selecting straight sides with the Polygonal Lasso tool
        3. 1.3.3. Hugging edges with the Magnetic Lasso tool
      4. 1.4. Performing Wand Wizardry
        1. 1.4.1. Talking about Tolerance
        2. 1.4.2. Selecting with the Magic Wand tool
      5. 1.5. Painting with the Selection Brush
      6. 1.6. Saving Time with the Quick Selection Tool
      7. 1.7. Resizing Smartly with the Recompose Tool
    2. 2. Modifying and Transforming Selections
      1. 2.1. Modifying Selections
        1. 2.1.1. Adding to a selection
        2. 2.1.2. Subtracting from a selection
        3. 2.1.3. Intersecting two selections
      2. 2.2. Avoiding Keyboard Collisions
        1. 2.2.1. Adding a perfectly square or circular selection
        2. 2.2.2. Deleting from an existing selection while drawing from the center out
      3. 2.3. Using the Select Menu
        1. 2.3.1. Selecting all or nothing
        2. 2.3.2. Reselecting a selection
        3. 2.3.3. Inversing a selection
        4. 2.3.4. Feathering a selection
        5. 2.3.5. Using the Modify commands
        6. 2.3.6. Applying the Grow and Similar commands
        7. 2.3.7. Saving and loading selections
      4. 2.4. Moving and Cloning Selections
        1. 2.4.1. Cloning
        2. 2.4.2. Moving the selection outline, but not the pixels
      5. 2.5. Transforming Pixels
  10. book V. Painting, Drawing, and Typing
    1. 1. Painting and Drawing with Elements
      1. 1.1. Introducing the Pencil and Brush Tools
        1. 1.1.1. Drawing with the Pencil tool
        2. 1.1.2. Painting with the Brush tool
        3. 1.1.3. Getting artsy with the Impressionist Brush
        4. 1.1.4. Creating a custom brush
      2. 1.2. Creating Shapes
        1. 1.2.1. Drawing a shape
        2. 1.2.2. Drawing multiple shapes in a shape layer
        3. 1.2.3. Specifying Geometry options
          1. 1.2.3.1. Rectangle and Rounded Rectangle Geometry options
          2. 1.2.3.2. Elliptical-shape Geometry options
          3. 1.2.3.3. Polygon Geometry options
          4. 1.2.3.4. Line Geometry options
          5. 1.2.3.5. Custom Shape Geometry options
        4. 1.2.4. Editing shapes
    2. 2. Filling and Stroking
      1. 2.1. Filling a Selection with a Solid Color
      2. 2.2. Filling Options and Tips
      3. 2.3. Pouring with the Paint Bucket Tool
      4. 2.4. Stroking a Selection
      5. 2.5. Working with Multicolored Gradients
        1. 2.5.1. Applying a preset gradient to a selection
        2. 2.5.2. Customizing and editing gradients
        3. 2.5.3. Adding transparency to a gradient
      6. 2.6. Managing and Saving Gradients
      7. 2.7. Working with Patterns
        1. 2.7.1. Applying a preset pattern
        2. 2.7.2. Creating a new pattern
    3. 3. Working with Type
      1. 3.1. Understanding Type Modes
      2. 3.2. Understanding Different Kinds of Type
      3. 3.3. Exploring the Type Tools
      4. 3.4. Entering Point Type
      5. 3.5. Entering Paragraph Type
      6. 3.6. Using the Options Bar
      7. 3.7. Editing Text
      8. 3.8. Rasterizing the Type Layer
      9. 3.9. Masking with Type
      10. 3.10. Stylizing and Warping Type
        1. 3.10.1. Playing with type opacity
        2. 3.10.2. Applying filters to type
        3. 3.10.3. Painting over type with color
        4. 3.10.4. Warping your type
  11. book VI. Working with Layers and Masks
    1. 1. Creating Layers
      1. 1.1. Getting Familiar with Layers
      2. 1.2. Introducing Different Types of Layers
        1. 1.2.1. Working with image layers
        2. 1.2.2. Using adjustment layers
          1. 1.2.2.1. Viewing and deleting adjustment layers
          2. 1.2.2.2. Editing adjustment layers
          3. 1.2.2.3. Using the adjustments panel controls
          4. 1.2.2.4. Isolating your adjustments
        3. 1.2.3. Taking advantage of fill layers
        4. 1.2.4. Making use of shape layers
        5. 1.2.5. Using type layers
      3. 1.3. Getting to Know the Layers Panel
      4. 1.4. Using the Layer and Select Menus
        1. 1.4.1. The Layer menu
        2. 1.4.2. The Select menu
      5. 1.5. Making Layers
        1. 1.5.1. Creating a new layer
        2. 1.5.2. Using Layer via Copy and Layer via Cut
        3. 1.5.3. Duplicating layers
      6. 1.6. Compositing with Multiple Images
        1. 1.6.1. Copying and pasting images
        2. 1.6.2. Dragging and dropping layers
        3. 1.6.3. Using the Paste into Selection command
    2. 2. Managing Layers
      1. 2.1. Viewing Layers
      2. 2.2. Rearranging Layers
      3. 2.3. Moving Layer Elements
      4. 2.4. Transforming Layers
      5. 2.5. Simplifying Layers
      6. 2.6. Aligning and Distributing Layers
      7. 2.7. Linking Layers
      8. 2.8. Locking Layers
      9. 2.9. Flattening and Merging Layers
        1. 2.9.1. Merging layers
        2. 2.9.2. Flattening layers
    3. 3. Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes
      1. 3.1. Adjusting Layer Opacity
      2. 3.2. Creatively Mixing with Blend Modes
        1. 3.2.1. General Blend modes
        2. 3.2.2. Blend modes that darken
        3. 3.2.3. Blend modes that lighten
        4. 3.2.4. Lighting blend modes
        5. 3.2.5. Blend modes that invert
        6. 3.2.6. HSL color model Blend modes
    4. 4. Cutting, Extracting, and Masking
      1. 4.1. Working with the Cookie Cutter Tool
      2. 4.2. Using the Magic Extractor
      3. 4.3. Selective Erasing with the Eraser Tools
        1. 4.3.1. Using the Eraser tool
        2. 4.3.2. Selecting and erasing by color
        3. 4.3.3. Removing the background from an image
      4. 4.4. Working with Layer Masks
      5. 4.5. Creating Clipping Masks
  12. book VII. Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions
    1. 1. Making Corrections and Having Fun with Filters
      1. 1.1. Understanding Filter Basics
        1. 1.1.1. Applying filters
        2. 1.1.2. Corrective and destructive filters
        3. 1.1.3. Single and multistep filters
        4. 1.1.4. Reapplying a filter
        5. 1.1.5. Fading a filter
        6. 1.1.6. Selectively applying a filter
      2. 1.2. Working in the Filter Gallery
      3. 1.3. Having Fun with Filters
        1. 1.3.1. Correcting camera distortion
        2. 1.3.2. The Facet filter
        3. 1.3.3. Getting artsy
        4. 1.3.4. Stroking your image
        5. 1.3.5. Distorting for fun
        6. 1.3.6. Getting noisy
        7. 1.3.7. Breaking your image into pieces
        8. 1.3.8. Rendering
        9. 1.3.9. Getting organic with the Sketch filters
        10. 1.3.10. Adding texture
    2. 2. Distorting with the Liquify Command
      1. 2.1. Exploring the Liquify Window
        1. 2.1.1. The distortion painting tools
        2. 2.1.2. The other tools
      2. 2.2. The Options Area
      3. 2.3. Distorting an Image with Liquify
    3. 3. Adding Pizzazz with Styles and Effects
      1. 3.1. Seeing What the Effects Panel Can Do
        1. 3.1.1. Enhancing with Photo Effects
        2. 3.1.2. Working with layer styles
        3. 3.1.3. Editing layer styles
  13. book VIII. Retouching and Enhancing
    1. 1. Quick Image Makeovers
      1. 1.1. Cropping an Image
        1. 1.1.1. Cutting away with the Crop tool
        2. 1.1.2. Cropping with a selection border
      2. 1.2. Straightening Images
        1. 1.2.1. Using the Straighten tool
        2. 1.2.2. Using the Straighten menu commands
      3. 1.3. Using the Divide Scanned Photos Command
      4. 1.4. Applying One-Step Auto Fixes
        1. 1.4.1. Auto Smart Fix
        2. 1.4.2. Auto Levels
        3. 1.4.3. Auto Contrast
        4. 1.4.4. Auto Color Correction
        5. 1.4.5. Auto Sharpen
        6. 1.4.6. Auto Red Eye Fix
        7. 1.4.7. Using the Red Eye Removal tool
      5. 1.5. Editing with Edit Quick Mode
      6. 1.6. Cloning with the Clone Stamp Tool
      7. 1.7. Cosmetic Surgery with the Healing Brush Tool
      8. 1.8. Zeroing In with the Spot Healing Brush
      9. 1.9. Colorizing with the Color Replacement Tool
      10. 1.10. Lightening and Darkening with Dodge and Burn Tools
      11. 1.11. Turning Color Up or Down with the Sponge Tool
      12. 1.12. Smoothing with the Smudge Tool
      13. 1.13. Softening with the Blur Tool
      14. 1.14. Focusing with the Sharpen Tool
    2. 2. Correcting Lighting, Color, and Clarity
      1. 2.1. Understanding the Histogram Panel
      2. 2.2. Adjusting Lighting
        1. 2.2.1. Fixing lighting with Shadows/Highlights
        2. 2.2.2. Using Brightness/Contrast
        3. 2.2.3. Nailing proper contrast with Levels
      3. 2.3. Adjusting Color
        1. 2.3.1. Removing colorcasts automatically
        2. 2.3.2. Adjusting with Hue/Saturation
        3. 2.3.3. Eliminating color with Remove Color
        4. 2.3.4. Switching colors with Replace Color
        5. 2.3.5. Correcting with Color Curves
        6. 2.3.6. Adjusting skin tones
        7. 2.3.7. Defringing layers
        8. 2.3.8. Correcting with Color Variations
        9. 2.3.9. Adjusting color temperature with photo filters
        10. 2.3.10. Mapping your colors
          1. 2.3.10.1. Equalize
          2. 2.3.10.2. Gradient Map
          3. 2.3.10.3. Invert
          4. 2.3.10.4. Posterize
          5. 2.3.10.5. Threshold
      4. 2.4. Adjusting Clarity
        1. 2.4.1. Removing noise, artifacts, dust, and scratches
        2. 2.4.2. Blurring when you need to
        3. 2.4.3. Sharpening for better focus
      5. 2.5. Working Intelligently with the Smart Brush Tools
        1. 2.5.1. Using the Smart Brush
        2. 2.5.2. Getting accurate with the Detail Smart Brush
    3. 3. Compositing with Photomerge
      1. 3.1. Stitching a Scene with Photomerge Panorama
      2. 3.2. Getting the Best Shot with Photomerge Group Shot
      3. 3.3. Manipulating Image DNA with Photomerge Faces
      4. 3.4. Eliminating with Photomerge Scene Cleaner
      5. 3.5. Photomerge Exposure
    4. 4. Getting Help in Guided Mode
      1. 4.1. Understanding Guided Mode
      2. 4.2. Basic Photo Edits
      3. 4.3. Lighting and Exposure
      4. 4.4. Color Correction
      5. 4.5. Guided Activities
      6. 4.6. Photomerge
      7. 4.7. Automated Actions
      8. 4.8. Photographic Effects
  14. book IX. Creating and Sharing with Elements
    1. 1. Creating Elements Projects
      1. 1.1. Getting a Handle on Creations
      2. 1.2. Creating a Photo Book
      3. 1.3. Making a Photo Calendar (Windows)
      4. 1.4. Assembling a Photo Collage
      5. 1.5. Creating a Slide Show
      6. 1.6. Ordering Prints Online (Windows)
      7. 1.7. Getting in Touch with Greeting Cards
      8. 1.8. Making Photo Stamps (Windows)
      9. 1.9. Getting Organized with CD/DVD Labels
      10. 1.10. Creating a VCD with Menu (Windows)
      11. 1.11. Making a Flipbook (Windows)
    2. 2. Getting It Printed
      1. 2.1. Getting Images Ready for Printing
      2. 2.2. Setting Print Options
        1. 2.2.1. Printing from the Organizer (Windows)
          1. 2.2.1.1. Using Page Setup
          2. 2.2.1.2. Using More Options
        2. 2.2.2. Printing from Edit Full mode
      3. 2.3. Printing Multiple Images
        1. 2.3.1. Printing contact sheets
        2. 2.3.2. Printing picture packages
      4. 2.4. Printing with Color Profiles
        1. 2.4.1. Working with color printer profiles
        2. 2.4.2. Understanding how Elements uses color profiles
      5. 2.5. Printing to Inkjet Printers
        1. 2.5.1. Automatic profile selection for Epson printers
        2. 2.5.2. Selecting a printer profile
      6. 2.6. Using Online Printing Services (Windows)
      7. 2.7. Exploring Other Print Options
    3. 3. Getting It on the Web
      1. 3.1. Understanding Basic Web Optimization
        1. 3.1.1. Choosing a resolution
          1. 3.1.1.1. Upsampling images
          2. 3.1.1.2. Rasterizing files
          3. 3.1.1.3. Choosing FileOpen
        2. 3.1.2. Selecting a color mode
        3. 3.1.3. Understanding file formats
          1. 3.1.3.1. GIF
          2. 3.1.3.2. JPEG
          3. 3.1.3.3. PNG
      2. 3.2. Using a Web-Safe Palette and Hexadecimal Colors
        1. 3.2.1. Specifying a foreground Web Safe color
        2. 3.2.2. Using a Web Safe palette
      3. 3.3. Making Type Look Good Onscreen
      4. 3.4. Optimizing Images with Save for Web
    4. 4. Sharing Projects with Others
      1. 4.1. Getting a Grip on the Share Panel
      2. 4.2. Creating an Online Album (Windows)
      3. 4.3. Creating an E-Mail Attachment
      4. 4.4. Sending Photo Mail (Windows)
      5. 4.5. Sharing Photos Online
        1. 4.5.1. Using Kodak EasyShare
        2. 4.5.2. Sharing Video with Adobe Photoshop Showcase (Windows)
        3. 4.5.3. Sending photos to SmugMug Gallery (Windows)
        4. 4.5.4. Sending photos to CIVEA Digital Photo Frame
        5. 4.5.5. Sharing Flickr (Windows)