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Photoshop Elements 8 For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Obermeier , Ted Padova
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The perennial bestseller is updated and revised throughout for the latest release of Photoshop Elements 8

Richly illustrated in full color, this friendly, easy-to-understand guide provides all the essentials on the latest version of the affordable and popular image-editing program, Photoshop Elements. Get the scoop on using the latest digital imaging tools and techniques to correct color, brightness, and contrast; create postcards, slideshows, and movie files; apply artistic effects to your photos; fix flaws and even remove unwanted elements from your images; and so much more.

  • Use the Organizer on a Windows PC or Adobe Bridge on a Mac to sort, find, tag, and catalog your photos
  • Straighten crooked lines, crop for effect, or fix color, sharpness, red-eye, and contrast
  • Move people or objects in and out of your pictures, change the background, combine multiple images, or replace one color with another
  • Add effects with filters, get creative with type, or play with the drawing and painting tools
  • Tag your photos using People Recognition or by geographical location
  • Turn your photos into postcards, calendars, greeting cards, and photo books with a few simple clicks
  • Import images into Elements from a variety of sources
  • Upload and save images to Photoshop.com

Photoshop Elements 8 For Dummies  shows you how to make the most of Elements awesome image editing, organization, and photo sharing tools. Whether you’re concerned about color correction and clarity or just want a cool calendar of your kids for the wall, you’ll learn how to do it with this book!

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Repair, enhance, organize, and share your photos — it′s never been easier! Whether you′re a brand–new digital photographer or you get paid to take pictures, Photoshop Elements has something for you — and so does this book. Learn the tools, commands, and workspaces; correct color, brightness, and contrast; create postcards, slide shows, and even movie files; give your photos the look of a fine–art painting, and so much more. Get organized — use the Organizer on a Windows PC or Adobe Bridge on a Mac to sort, find, tag, and catalog your photos Master simple makeovers — crop photos for better composition, straighten crooked images, remove red–eye, or adjust color Become a digital magician — move people or objects in and out of your pictures, change the background, combine multiple images, or replace one color with another Bring out your inner artist — discover how to add effects with filters, get creative with type, or play with the drawing and painting tools Share your work — turn your photos into postcards, calendars, greeting cards, and photo books with a few mouse clicks Open the book and find: How to get images into Elements from a variety of sources Instructions for both Windows and Mac users Simple makeover tips to improve your images How to correct color, contrast, and clarity Steps for tagging your photos by geographic location Secrets for making and modifying selections Creative applications for layers, filters, effects, and styles How to upload and save images to Photoshop.com

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6651 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470529679
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (19 Nov 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002YQV4QW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #473,000 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Barbara Obermeier (Canada) is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California specialising in print and Web design. Barbara is currently a Graphic Design faculty member at Brooks Institute. She is the author of Photoshop All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (all editions) and co-author of several Dummies books including Photoshop Elements For Dummies.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Elements 8 for dummies 7 Oct 2010
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This book is very good and I am learning a lot of useful procedures from it. I am computer literate and have had some experience at photo editing. Personally I would challenge the Title - "For Dummies", because it gives the impression that anyone could pick up the book and immediately work through Photoshop Elements. I do think you need to have had some background experience before the book could become really useful. It is not for beginners.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Blogger
Format:Paperback
In a word good for some. For me an amateur photogrpher and new kid on the block for Photoshop Elements this was too hard a trudge for me. I found it too wordy and although there many good outcome illustrations for various techniques, in my opinion there was a lack of good step by step photodiagrams. I ended up frustrated by the wordiness and elected for a visual starter book. There must be different grades of Dummies and I am too much of a Dummy for this Dummies book. Possibly a better option for upgrdders who are familiar with the Adobes Photoelements ethos.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The missing manual 26 Nov 2009
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This is the manual which should have been enclosed with the Photoshop software. If, like me, you struggle with the online help system, this is a useful alternative. The index could be improved.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful companion to photoshop 8 9 Jan 2010
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This is proving to be a very useful aid to understanding how to get the best out of Adobe Photoshop Elements 8. It illustrates the possibilities and leads you through what you need to do to achieve the desired results.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Photoshot Elements 8 1 Jan 2011
By murcla
Format:Paperback
This book made sense of my Photoshop Elements Programme,so even an idiot like me can do terrific pictures and have such fun working with them WELL DONE
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars photoshop elements 8 for dummy's 15 Dec 2009
By Brian J
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Its ok but not the best idiot guide Ive seen, this book is not for dummys but for people who know a few facts and are already used to working with photoshop. I found too much technical stuff and this blured the meat of the detail that is needed to operate photoshop elements 8.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not so elementary elements 22 July 2010
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I was Impressed with all the items I have seen about this software in photography magazines. Purchased it together with two individual books due to the lack of a manual(Elements 8 for dummies and a Teach Yourself book) Simple tasks were still extremewly difficult to master compared with Paint Shop Pro. I will persevere with the product but I am extremely disapointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PE8 made easy 12 July 2010
By samdog
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Great example of the Dummies range of self teaching manuals; well laid out and easy to follow. Fortunately, the book covers Apple Mac's as well as PC's. Recommended for anyone who wants to get a little more creative with their photo's.
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