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Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Classroom in a Book

Book Description

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe's top-rated consumer-targeted photo-editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, lesson-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your images with Photoshop Elements and learn how to best use the program's many new features.

In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new and improved features in Photoshop Elements 15. Discover how to use Smart Tags and enhanced search to make it faster and easier to organize and find your photos. Save time with the enhanced Instant Fix feature. Explore all new Guided Edits. Explore the Filter Gallery. You’ll discover new tools that let you expand your creativity. And you’ll learn how to print, export, and share your images.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Where are the Lesson Files?
  5. Contents
  6. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new in this edition
    3. Prerequisites
      1. Requirements on your computer
      2. Required skills
    4. Installing Adobe Photoshop Elements 15
    5. Online Content
      1. Accessing the Lesson Files and Web Edition
    6. Creating a work folder
    7. Creating an Adobe ID
    8. Understanding the catalog file
    9. Additional resources
  7. 1. A Quick Tour of Photoshop Elements
    1. How Photoshop Elements works
      1. The library catalog file
      2. Creating a catalog for working with this book
      3. Importing media
      4. Getting photos from files and folders
    2. Exploring the Organizer workspace
    3. Reviewing and comparing images
      1. Viewing photos in Full Screen mode
      2. Comparing photos side-by-side
      3. Reconnecting missing files to a catalog
      4. Switching between the Organizer and the Editor
    4. The Editor workspace
      1. Working with panels and the Panel Bin
      2. Customizing the Panel Bin
    5. Getting help and inspiration
      1. Exploring eLive
      2. Additional resources
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  8. 2. Importing and Sorting Photos
    1. Getting started
    2. Getting photos
      1. Dragging photos into the Organizer
      2. Importing attached keyword tags
      3. Automatically fixing red eyes during import
      4. Automatic imports using watched folders
      5. Importing images in bulk
      6. Importing from a digital camera or mobile device
      7. Advanced Photo Downloader options
    3. Sorting your photos
    4. Automatically finding faces for tagging
      1. Setting up People Recognition
      2. Tagging faces in the Media Browser
      3. Tagging undetected faces
    5. Welcome to the People view
      1. Navigating the People view
      2. Tagging faces in the People view
      3. Working with People groups
    6. Sorting photos by location
      1. Adding Places tags to photos from the Media view
      2. Adding photos to a saved location from the Media view
      3. A short trip to the Places view
      4. Adding photos to a saved location from the Places view
      5. Generating Places tags for photos with GPS data
    7. Grouping photos as Events
      1. Creating Events from the Media Browser
      2. An invitation to the Events view
      3. Adding photos to an Event
      4. Getting smart about creating Events
      5. Creating long Events
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  9. 3. Tagging, Grouping, and Searching Photos
    1. Getting started
    2. Making it easier to find your photos
      1. Rating photos
      2. Tagging photos with keywords
      3. Organizing keyword tags and categories
      4. Customizing the Keywords list
      5. Creating and applying keyword tags
    3. Grouping photos
      1. Working with version sets
      2. About stacks
      3. Stacking photos automatically
      4. Tips for working with stacks
      5. Creating albums
      6. Adding more photos to an album
      7. Creating albums from People, Places, and Events
    4. Filtering and finding photos
      1. Finding people, places, and events
      2. Looking for somebody?
      3. Finding people from the Media view
      4. Searching every place
      5. Looking for the right occasion
      6. Using the Timeline to refine a search
      7. Setting up a multiple-criteria search
      8. Saving complex searches
      9. Finding photos by searching their metadata
      10. Finding photos by visual similarity
      11. Finding objects in photos
      12. Finding and removing duplicate photos
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  10. 4. Image Editing Background & Basics
    1. Getting started
    2. Editing photos in the Organizer
    3. Recognizing what your photo needs
      1. Understanding the histogram
      2. Adjusting levels
      3. Assessing a photo’s color balance
      4. Working with the Temperature and Tint settings
      5. Consulting the color histogram
      6. Adjusting the white balance
    4. Making easy color and lighting adjustments
      1. Fixing photos automatically in batches
      2. Adding the auto-corrected files to your catalog
    5. Correcting photos in Quick Edit mode
      1. Applying quick fixes
    6. Working in Guided Edit mode
    7. Guided color correction
    8. Resizing photos made easy
    9. Working with Auto Smart Tone
    10. Correcting camera shake
    11. Selective editing with the Smart Brush
      1. Tweaking Smart Brush adjustments
    12. Working with camera raw images
      1. Getting to know the Camera Raw window
      2. Adjusting the white balance
    13. Working with the Temperature and Tint settings
      1. Using the tone controls on a raw image
      2. Saving the image in the DNG format
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  11. 5. Working with Color and Making Selections
    1. Getting started
      1. Batch-processing the lesson files
    2. Correcting color problems
      1. Comparing methods of fixing color
      2. Correcting color automatically
      3. Adjusting the results of an automatic fix manually
    3. Tweaking an automatic fix using Color Curves
    4. Comparing results
    5. Adjusting skin tones
    6. Removing a color cast with one click
    7. Working with red eye
    8. Using the automatic Red Eye Fix
    9. Using the Red Eye Removal tool
    10. Eye treatments for furry friends
    11. Making selections
    12. Using the Selection Brush
    13. Using the Quick Selection tool
      1. Working with saved selections
      2. Editing through selections
      3. Selecting fine edge detail
    14. Replacing the color of a pictured object
      1. Using the Color Replacement tool
    15. Replacing a color throughout an image
    16. Replacing a color in a limited area of an image
    17. About printing color pictures
      1. Working with color management
      2. Setting up color management
    18. Review questions
    19. Review answers
  12. 6. Fixing Lighting and Exposure Problems
    1. Getting started
      1. Batch-processing the lesson files
    2. Adjusting images for tonal balance
    3. Brightening an underexposed image
      1. Applying Quick Fix lighting adjustments
      2. Adjusting exposure in Guided Edit mode
      3. Fixing exposure in Full Edit mode
      4. Using blending modes
      5. About adjustment layers
      6. Using adjustment layers to correct lighting
    4. Correcting parts of an image selectively
      1. Creating a selection
      2. Using layer masks to isolate parts of an image
      3. Correcting underexposed areas
      4. Adding more intensity
    5. Improving faded or overexposed images
      1. Creating a set of duplicate files
      2. Using blending modes to fix a faded image
      3. Adjusting shadows and highlights manually
      4. Adjusting brightness and contrast manually
      5. Adjusting levels
      6. Comparing results
      7. More guided lighting solutions
      8. Removing haze and fog
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  13. 7. Reframing, Retouching, and Recomposing Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Improving the composition of a photo
      1. Using the Straighten tool
      2. Re-framing a photo with the Crop tool
    3. Working with the image canvas
      1. Adding a border to a photo
    4. Working with text
    5. Recomposing an image within its frame
      1. Moving objects to enhance a composition
    6. Changing the perspective in a photograph
    7. Removing wrinkles and spots
      1. Using the Healing Brush tool
      2. Refining the Healing Brush results
    8. Removing unwanted objects from images
      1. Using the Content-Aware healing feature
      2. Creative fun with Guided edits
      3. Accelerating an action shot
      4. Making an instant effects collage
    9. Creating effects with filters
      1. Using the Filter Gallery
      2. Layering filters and effects
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  14. 8. Combining Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Combining images automatically
      1. Merging photos into a panorama
      2. Setting up Photomerge Panorama options
      3. Creating a composite group shot
    3. Removing unwelcome intruders
      1. Blending differently exposed photos
      2. Using the Photomerge Exposure tool
      3. Merging exposures manually
      4. Merging exposures automatically
    4. Using layers to combine photographs
      1. Arranging the image layers
      2. Creating a feathered layer mask
      3. Matching the colors of blended images
      4. Cleaning up selection edges
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  15. 9. Getting Creative
    1. Getting started
    2. On the arty side of the Editor
      1. Exploring the artwork library
      2. Using the Favorites panel
    3. Producing a Photo Book
      1. Changing page layouts
      2. Rearranging the order of images in a project
      3. Working with backgrounds
      4. Working with photos and frames
      5. Adjusting a photo inside a frame
      6. Refining your Photo Book layout using layers and effects
      7. Reordering the pages in a Photo Book
      8. Adding graphics to a project
      9. Placing text in a layout
    4. Creating a slide show
      1. Export the slide show to Facebook or disk
    5. Creating a Facebook cover photo layout
    6. Creative framing with layer masks
    7. Making a photo look like a painting
    8. Getting creative with text
      1. Fitting text to a selection
      2. Wrapping text around a shape
      3. Using preset text styles
      4. More fun with type
    9. Creating a type mask
      1. Adding impact to a type mask
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  16. 10. Printing, Sharing, and Exporting
    1. Getting started
    2. About printing
      1. Printing a contact sheet
      2. Printing a contact sheet on Mac OS
      3. Printing a Picture Package
      4. Printing a Picture Package on Mac OS
      5. Printing individual photos
    3. Sharing pictures
      1. Sharing photos by email
    4. Sharing photos and videos online
      1. Sharing to Facebook
    5. Exporting copies of your photos for the web
    6. Backing up your catalog and media files
      1. Backing up the catalog file
      2. Doing incremental backups
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  17. Index
  18. Production Notes
    1. Team credits
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Photo Credits
  19. Contributors