Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies

Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies

by Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova


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Take your photos from "meh" to "wow!" with Photoshop Elements 13 and this expert guide

Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies is your guide to picture perfection using Adobe's Photoshop Elements. This full-color manual walks you through the process of photo editing, from basic color corrections to advanced filter effects, drawing, and more. Work through from beginning to end for a complete lesson, or keep it handy as a quick reference for unfamiliar tools and techniques. Designed for beginner and intermediate Photoshop Elements users, this book provides straightforward instruction in a fun, richly illustrated, easy-to-read style that makes learning feel like play.

Combining powerful tools with a user-friendly interface has made Photoshop Elements the number-one selling photo editing software. Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies shows you how to take advantage of everything the software has to offer, helping you create high-quality images for print, e-mail, and the web. Even with no digital image editing experience at all, you'll learn how to take your photos from bland to beautiful and have a blast along the way.

  • Adjust resolutions, color modes, and file formats to best suit the project
  • Work with layers, filters, effects, styles, type, and more
  • Correct color, contrast and clarity for a simple photo makeover
  • Optimize for print, or share on Facebook, Flickr, and other social networks

The power and simplicity of Photoshop Elements makes it the perfect solution for amateurs seeking an affordable digital editing platform. The quicker you learn the tools, the sooner you'll be turning out photos to brag about – and Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies will get you there in a flash.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118964644
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/13/2014
Series: For Dummies Books
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 932,169
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a California-based design studio, and a faculty member at Brooks Institute. Ted Padova is an internationally-recognized authority on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Photoshop Elements 13 5

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Image Editing 7

Chapter 2: Basic Image-Editing Concepts 25

Chapter 3: Exploring the Photo Editor 55

Part II: Managing Media 79

Chapter 4: Navigating the Organizer 81

Chapter 5: Organizing Your Pictures 99

Chapter 6: Viewing and Finding Your Images 121

Part III: Selecting and Correcting Photos 139

Chapter 7: Making and Modifying Selections 141

Chapter 8: Working with Layers 171

Chapter 9: Simple Image Makeovers 193

Chapter 10: Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity 227

Part IV: Exploring Your Inner Artist 259

Chapter 11: Playing with Filters, Effects, Styles, and More 261

Chapter 12: Drawing and Painting 299

Chapter 13: Working with Type 325

Part V: Printing, Creating, and Sharing 345

Chapter 14: Getting It on Paper 347

Chapter 15: Sharing Your Work 363

Chapter 16: Making Creations 379

Part VI: The Part of Tens 391

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Composing Better Photos 393

Chapter 18: Ten More Project Ideas 399

Index 405

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