The Photoshop Elements 8 Pocket Guide

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Peachpit Press, Oct 26, 2009 - Computers - 216 pages
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 marries sophisticated capabilities with a user-friendly interface. That's why it's a good choice for just about anyone who wants to enhance and improve their photos. This pocket guide offers a quick introduction to Elements 8 and acts as a handy reference. Both Mac and Windows versions are covered along with new features such as People Recognition, Auto-Analyzer, any-size photo recomposition, one-step color and lighting adjustments, multiple computer photo library synchronization, and more. Other sections include common editing tasks, quick fixes, managing images in Organizer (Windows) and Bridge (Mac), and saving and sharing photos.
 

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Contents

Meet Photoshop Elements
1
Importing photos
7
Managing Images in Organizer
21
Tagging photos
29
Searching for images
37
Managing Images in Bridge Mac OS
47
Searching for images
54
Opening files
60
Action player
114
Common Editing Tasks
117
Transforming images
125
Replacing colors
134
Painting
141
Working with gradients
146
Adding text
152
About adjustment layers
158

Undoing actions
68
Working with layers
76
Managing color
85
Adjusting lighting and color
92
Editing with a Guide
99
Lighting and color corrections
105
Adjusting color
166
Using filters
172
Sharpening and blurring images
175
Creating projects
190
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Brie Gyncild aims to make technical information accessible to those who need it. She's written books on many Adobe applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe After Effects. Brie lives in Seattle with her partner, their cats, and an overgrown garden.

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