Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Mar 27, 2008 - Computers - 560 pages
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After more than two years, Adobe has finally released a new version of Photoshop Elements for the Mac. Version 6 packs a lot more editing firepower than iPhoto, and this Missing Manual puts every feature into a clear, easy-to-understand context -- something that no other book on Elements does!

Photoshop Elements 6 is perfect for scrapbooking, making fancy photo collages, and creating Web galleries. It has lots of new features such as Guided Edit for performing basic editing tasks, an improved Photomerge feature, a handy Quick Selection Tool, and much more. But knowing what to do and when is tricky. Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual explains not only how the tools and commands work, but when to use them. With it, you will:

  • Learn to import, organize, 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.
  • Learn which tools the pros use -- you'll finally understand how layers work!
  • Create collages and photo layout pages for greeting cards and other projects.
  • Get downloadable practice images and try new tricks right away.

This full-color guide starts with the simplest functions and progresses to increasingly complex features of Elements. If you're ready for the more sophisticated tools, you can easily jump around to learn specific techniques. As always, author Barbara Brundage lets you know which Elements features work well, which don't, and why -- all with a bit of wit and humor.

Don't hesitate: Now that Adobe's outstanding photo editor has been updated for the Mac, dive in with Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual right away.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Finding Your Way Around Elements
15
Importing Managing and Saving Your Photos
35
Rotating and Resizing Your Photos
63
The Quick Fix
93
Making Selections
111
The Heart of Elements
143
Basic Image Retouching
177
Drawing with Brushes Shapes and Other Tools
313
Filters Effects Layer Styles and Gradients
349
Type in Elements
383
Creating Projects
405
Printing Your Photos
423
Elements and the Web
439
Beyond the Basics
457
Elements Menu by Menu
467

Elements for Digital Photographers
213
FineTuning Your Images
241
Removing and Adding Color
271
Creating Panoramas Group Shots and More
289
Installation and Troubleshooting
495
Bridge CS3 Menu by Menu
501
Index
517
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Barbara Brundage has been teaching people how to use Photoshop Elements since it first came out in 2001. She's been the author of Photoshop Elements: The Missing Manual since Elements 3, is an Adobe Community Expert, and has been a member of Adobe's prerelease groups since Elements 3. Barbara started using Elements to create graphics for use in her day job as a harpist, music publisher, and arranger. Along the way, she joined the large group of people finding a renewed interest in photography thanks to digital cameras. If she can learn to use Elements, you can, too!

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