Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 Classroom in a Book, First Edition

Book description

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 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 2019, 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 at a Glance
  6. Contents
  7. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new in this edition
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
    5. Accessing the lesson files and Web Edition
    6. Creating a work folder
    7. Creating an Adobe ID
    8. Understanding the catalog file
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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. Letting Photoshop Elements curate your
    6. photo collection automatically
    7. Review questions
  11. 4 Image Editing Background and Basics
    1. Getting started
    2. Editing photos in the Organizer
    3. Recognizing what your photo needs
    4. Making easy color and lighting adjustments
    5. Correcting photos in Quick Edit mode
    6. Turning a frown into a smile
    7. Working in Guided Edit mode
    8. Guided color correction
    9. Resizing photos made easy
    10. Working with Auto Smart Tone
    11. Opening closed eyes
    12. Selective editing with the Smart Brush
    13. Working with camera raw images
    14. Review questions
  12. 5 Working with Color and Making Selections
    1. Getting started
    2. Correcting color problems
    3. Working with red-eye
    4. Brightening a smile
    5. Why won’t Photoshop Elements do what I tell it to do?
    6. Making selections
    7. Changing the color of a pictured object
    8. About printing color pictures
    9. Review questions
  13. 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
  14. 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. Adding a quick border
    6. Recomposing an image within its frame
    7. Removing wrinkles and spots
    8. Removing unwanted objects from images
    9. Creating effects with filters
    10. Review questions
  15. 8 Combining Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Combining images automatically
    3. Using layers to combine photographs
    4. Review questions
  16. 9 Getting Creative
    1. Getting started
    2. On the arty side of the Editor
    3. Producing a photo book
    4. Creating a slideshow
    5. Making your own meme
    6. Creative framing with layer masks
    7. Making a photo look like a painting
    8. Creating a photo collage
    9. Getting creative with text
    10. Creating a type mask
    11. Review questions
  17. 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
  18. Index
  19. Production Notes

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 Classroom in a Book, First Edition
  • Author(s): John Evans, Katrin Straub, Jeff Carlson
  • Release date: June 2019
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780135299555