O'Reilly logo

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 Classroom in a Book, First Edition

Book Description

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master Adobe’s industry-leading 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.


This edition covers many new and improved features in Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, from the Auto Curate feature that makes it easier than ever to organize and find your photos by analyzing your library to present just the best images, to a revamped slide show, and new tools that will help you make complex selections in moments or improve a portrait by opening closed eyes. New exercises explore enhancements in the Organizer, an improved selection workflow, and several of the latest guided edits. 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 Page
  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
    4. Installing Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018
    5. Accessing the Classroom in a Book Lesson Files
    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
    2. Importing media
    3. Exploring the Organizer workspace
    4. Reviewing and comparing images
    5. The Editor workspace
    6. Getting help and inspiration
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  8. 2 Importing And Sorting Photos
    1. Getting started
    2. Getting photos
    3. Sorting your photos
    4. Automatically finding faces for tagging
    5. Welcome to the People view
    6. Sorting photos by location
    7. Grouping photos as 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
    3. Grouping photos
    4. Filtering and finding 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
    4. Correcting photos in Quick Edit mode
    5. Working in Guided Edit mode
    6. Guided color correction
    7. Resizing photos made easy
    8. Working with Auto Smart Tone
    9. Opening closed eyes
    10. Selective editing with the Smart Brush
    11. Working with camera raw images
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  11. 5 Working With Color And Making Selections
    1. Getting started
    2. Correcting color problems
    3. Working with red eye
    4. Making selections
    5. Changing the color of a pictured object
    6. About printing color pictures
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  12. 6 Fixing Lighting And Exposure Problems
    1. Getting started
    2. Adjusting images for tonal balance
    3. Brightening an underexposed image
    4. Correcting parts of an image selectively
    5. Improving faded or overexposed images
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  13. 7 Reframing, Retouching, And Recomposing Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Improving the composition of a photo
    3. Working with the image canvas
    4. Working with text
    5. Recomposing an image within its frame
    6. Removing wrinkles and spots
    7. Removing unwanted objects from images
    8. Creating effects with filters
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  14. 8 Combining Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Combining images automatically
    3. Using layers to combine photographs
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  15. 9 Getting Creative
    1. Getting started
    2. On the arty side of the Editor
    3. Producing a Photo Book
    4. Creating a slide show
    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
    9. Creating a type mask
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  16. 10 Printing, Sharing, And Exporting
    1. Getting started
    2. About printing
    3. Sharing photos and videos online
    4. Backing up your catalog and media files
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  17. Index