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Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Obermeier , Ted Padova
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Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements12 All-in-One For Dummies!

Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone ordon’t ever leave home without your DSLR, chances are you haveway more photos than you ever dreamed possible. PhotoshopElements 12 All-in-One For Dummies is here to help you getthose pictures organized and turn your favorite shots into amazingimages. This information-packed, full-color guide features nineminibooks covering all aspects of the image-editing process. Fromlearning what’s new with Elements 12, finding your way aroundthe workspace, and bringing some order to your images to enhancingcolor, correcting flaws, working with filters and effects, sharingyour work, and beyond, you’ll be on your way to pictureperfection in no time.

  • Guides you through the Elements basics – working with theOrganizer, importing photos, and using the tools and options
  • Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color,brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness
  • Teaches you how to work with layers, masks, filters, effects,styles, type, and the Brush and Pencil tools
  • Shows you how to share your creative genius with the world viaslide shows, photo books, Facebook, Twitter, Adobe Revel, and otherfun photo projects and sites

Whether you’re new to image editing or just new toElements 12, you’ll sharpen your skills and get your shots inshape with Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One For Dummies!



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From the Back Cover

9 books in 1

  • Getting Started with Elements
  • Organizer Fundamentals
  • Image Essentials
  • Selections
  • Painting, Drawing, and Typing
  • Working with Layers and Masks
  • Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions
  • Retouching and Enhancing
  • Creating and Sharing with Elements

Create extraordinary photos with Photoshop Elements 12 and this friendly guide!

These days, we′re practically never without a camera at hand even if it′s just a cellphone. Whatever you shoot with, Photoshop Elements can help you make your shots look their best. The nine easy–to–follow minibooks in this guide will help you organize, edit, create, and share your amazing photos.

  • Elements fundamentals explore the Elements workspace, view and navigate images, and work with the Organizer
  • Sharpen your tools learn to work with resolution, manage color, understand Camera Raw, and master selections
  • Take it up a notch discover how to use the Brush and Pencil tools, work with layers and masks, and experiment with type
  • Perfect and share learn to improve your images, from quick fixes to fine–tuning, and share the joy with slide shows, photo books, greeting cards, calendars, and more

Open the book and find:

  • How to acquire and export images
  • Easy ways to fix flaws and undo mistakes
  • Tips for making and modifying selections
  • How to save and share photos on the new Adobe Revel
  • Advice on getting creative with layers, masks, filters, and effects
  • Secrets for creating composite images
  • Steps for sharing your photos on social networks
  • Instructions for both Windows and Mac users

About the Author

Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in California. She is currently a Graphic Design faculty member in the School of Film and Communication at Brooks Institute. Ted Padova is an internationally recognized authority on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 57160 KB
  • Print Length: 672 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (11 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FX0OU3A
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Used in conjunction with Mastering Photoshop Elements 12 Made Easy training tutorial DVD I found Elements 12 for DUMMIES made learning so easy.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 17 Feb. 2014
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I think it is a better book than photo shop Elements 12 . price good book . the book is well lay out then instructions are clearly written
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very good book but 25 Jan. 2014
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Very good book but can only give my copy of Photoshop Elements 12 for Dummies All in one such a low score because it arrived with some pages falling out. The book was for myself so I spent an hour repairing the pages that were loose. Had the book been bought as present for some one then I would have returned it to Amazon.
Apart from the book manufacturing problem with my copy the content is very clear and just what I expected.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 Oct. 2014
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Useful informative book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for PSE12 1 Nov. 2013
By Fareed Rajack - Published on Amazon.com
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If you want to learn what PSE12 has to offer get this book ! It is very detailed and comprehensive and explains nicely all the features in PSE12. I had another book for PSE11 but it was too superficial . Definitely happy with this guide to help me in learning PSE12.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Photoshop Elements 12 for Dummies worked well for this Dummie 25 Feb. 2014
By Mike Cole - Published on Amazon.com
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No experience in Photoshop. Easy to look up answers to any question. excellent follow along guide. Would recommend to any beginner or someone with some experience.
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4.0 out of 5 stars We're not dummies... 29 Dec. 2013
By Helmut A. Schultz - Published on Amazon.com
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but sometimes you may feel like one. After spending a 50+ year career in Information Technology, I felt that my grasp of the tools and techniques in Photoshop Elements 12 was lacking. Enter the PSE-12 for Dummies. I've been rescued form a sea of overwhelming data by the presentation of simple tools in a simple manner. This book is highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book to have 5 Mar. 2014
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I got this for my husband along with Elements 12 program because, as casual photo hobbists, the full version of photoshop would have been wasted on us. Much has changed since we last purchased a photoshop program. The last program we had was Photoshop 5, so you can see we were in desperate need of an upgrade! Glad I purched the book! It has instructions in plain English and explains in detail what every feature is used for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Photoshop Elements 12 All-in-One for Dummies 4 Feb. 2014
By Linda - Published on Amazon.com
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This book has helped me understand my Photoshop 12 program. I'm not computer savvy, but this book has given me know howl I expect to develop a better understanding as I use it. I would recommend it to anyone using Photoshop 12
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