Ideal for scrapbookers, serious and casual photographers, and budding graphic artists alike, Photoshop Elements 8 is more powerful and easier to use than previous versions. But figuring out how and when to use the program's tools is still tricky. With this book, you'll learn not only what each tool does, but also when it makes the most sense to use it and why. You get easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for everything from importing photos to organizing, editing, sharing, and storing your images. And if a feature isn't all that it's cracked up to be, we'll tell you. How do you use the Photomerge Exposure? How do Quick Fix previews work? With a gentle introduction to get you started quickly, and advanced tips to help you produce really creative work, this Missing Manual provides the answers you need.
Get crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations of every feature
Learn to import, organize, back up, and fix photos quickly and easily
Repair and restore old and damaged photos, and retouch any image
Jazz up your pictures with dozens of filters, frames, and special effects
Remove unwanted objects from images with the new Recompose tool
Learn advanced techniques like working with layers and applying blend modes
Download practice images and try new tricks right away