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Photoshop® Elements 8 All-in-One For Dummies® by Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

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Chapter 4. Using and Managing Color

In This Chapter

  • Using foreground/background colors

  • Understanding color

  • Managing color

  • Setting up the work environment

  • Using color profiles

To produce great output, you have to understand color and how Elements treats color. If you want to carry around a laptop computer to show off your photos, you can basically adjust color for this particular computer. However, sharing photos with other users, printing your pictures, and hosting photos on Web sites require that you know something about the way color is displayed on other devices and in photo prints.

There's a lot to know about managing color, including setting up color workspaces, managing color, and working with color profiles. In this chapter, we talk about these issues — and offer some key concepts for understanding color as it pertains to Photoshop Elements.

Using and Managing Color

Dealing with Foreground and Background Colors

Foreground and background colors appear in the Tools panel as large color swatches. What you see in the two-color swatches represents the currently selected color for a foreground and the currently selected color for the background.

Dealing with Foreground and Background Colors

You can use colors appearing in the Foreground Color Swatch to fill type selections, shapes, and strokes, as well as when using tools to apply color. You can also use the current ...

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