Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 Classroom in a Book

Book description

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 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 2020, including two tools based on Adobe Sensei AI technology that smooth skin to improve people’s appearance while still looking natural, and colorize black and white photos or give a new look to color images. The revolutionary Select Subject feature makes complex selections in one click that would normally take much longer to create. And, of course, this edition includes Auto Creations delivered to your Home Screen and some of the latest guided edits, such as a fun way to paint patterns onto any photo. You’ll discover new techniques that let you expand your creativity and improve your images from the other side of the photography process. 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 2020
    5. Online content
    6. Creating a work folder
    7. Creating an Adobe ID
    8. Understanding the catalog file
    9. Additional resources
  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
    8. Review answers
  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
    9. Review answers
  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. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  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. Working in Guided Edit mode
    7. Guided color correction
    8. Resizing photos made easy
    9. Working with Auto Smart Tone
    10. Opening closed eyes
    11. Selective editing with the Smart Brush
    12. Working with camera raw images
    13. Review questions
    14. Review answers
  12. 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. Colorizing a photo
    7. Working with color management
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  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
    7. Review answers
  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. 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
  15. 8. Combining Images
    1. Getting started
    2. Combining images automatically
    3. Using layers to combine photographs
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  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
    12. Review answers
  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
    6. Review answers
  18. Index

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 Classroom in a Book
  • Author(s): Jeff Carlson
  • Release date: January 2020
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780136617358