Bored with your family snapshots? Ugly friends? We'll show you how to harness the power of Photoshop Elements 2 to subtly improve or distort them beyond all recognition as you see fit! Packed full of creative, fun ideas, each explained with step-by-step tutorials, and with all the source files on the accompanying CD, this book will show you how to: Produce caricatures by distorting faces with the popular Liquify tool Transform ordinary snapshots into works of art by Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Van Gogh Turn your kids into clowns, or tigers, or anything else they can dream up with digital face paint Eliminate red eye and achieve perfect skin tone on your everyday shots Tweak out to freak out! Give your nearest and dearest the cosmetic surgery you think they deserve! Enter the world of fantasy with some sumptuous mystical makeovers ...and more!
An exciting collection of tips and tricks to help you make the most out of this amazing low-cost piece of software. We'll help you uncover some of the secrets hidden in Adobe Photoshop Elements 2, as well as nifty shortcuts—you'll work more effectively and have more time to play! You can learn a lot by experimenting, but it would take you a very long time to pick up the tips and tricks we show you in this book. We've pooled the knowledge of some highly experienced professionals to help provide this handy reference, and ordered them in a clear, logical way—keep this by your side and you'll certainly save time, as well as discover interesting and surprising new ways to manipulate your images. Whether you're just getting to grips with Elements or a more experienced user, this a great addition to your library, that you'll find you want to refer to time and again. We've packed this book full of tips on a wide range of subjects—from making selections to effects and filters—it's all here! Hundreds of hints come thick and fast, from half a page to two pages, every one designed to be used in a variety of situations. Each tip comes with a picture and information about how and when it's likely to be useful, so you'll know when to put it into action!
Go beyond one-click filters with Photoshop Elements 2020 Photoshop Elements offers the tools to make quick, simple fixes to photos or to turn your images into completely different pieces of art. Digital imaging pros Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova walk you step-by-step through the tools that help you take control of this powerful software. Discover simple one-click fixes that repair the most basic photo problems then dive into creative editing and adding artistic touches. You'll also find tips on shooting better photos and managing common photo projects. Apply instant edits to your digital images Improve lighting and add some color pops Discover artistic filters that push your creativity Create a frame-worthy print This fun guide is here to provide help to photographers and designers who prefer the latest version of the lighter, less-expensive version of Photoshop.
Supercharge your image editing using the latest features and techniques in Photoshop Elements, 2nd Edition
Author: Robin Nichols
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
An example-driven guide to take your image editing skills from beginner to advanced using powerful Photoshop Elements tools and techniques in tandem with Adobe’s latest AI technology Key Features Updated to the latest version of Photoshop Elements 2020 with focused coverage on Adobe’s latest AI technology Organize, search, and keep track of an ever-increasing number of images and videos using expert practices Discover common solutions to a wide range of photographic and image-editing problems Book Description Adobe Photoshop Elements is a raster graphics editor for entry-level photographers, image editors, and hobbyists. Updated and improved to cover the latest features of Photoshop Elements 2020, this second edition includes focused coverage of Adobe's new AI-powered features that are designed to make the editing process more efficient, creative and fun. This book takes you through the complexities of image editing in easy-to-follow, bite-sized chunks, helping you to quickly recognize the editing challenge at hand and use suitable tools and techniques to overcome it. You’ll start by learning how to import, organize, manage, edit, and use your pictures in a format that’s designed for creative photography projects. Throughout this Adobe Photoshop Elements book, you'll discover how to fix different photographic problems using an extensive repertoire of commonly applied solutions. Common processes such as applying artistic effects to creative projects, custom image makeovers, processing images for social media, and other file export methods will also be covered. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned about the impressive tools available in Photoshop Elements 2020, and how it is designed not only for photographers who’d like to dip their toes into the editing world, but also for those wanting simple but effective ideas on how to expand their creativity while remaining time-efficient. What you will learn Explore the automatic AI-powered features designed to make the editing process faster and more efficient Add graphic elements to any composition, photograph, or illustration Overcome challenges in editing multi-layered images for your photography projects Develop illustrative skills using Photoshop Elements' drawing tools Learn techniques for professional photo retouching Work with online and local templates to create calendars, greeting cards, and other projects Who this book is for This book is for creative and enthusiastic photographers with elementary experience in photo editing. If you are looking to organize your picture collection and take control of post-processing requirements, you’ll find this book useful. Though not necessary, photography skills alongside basic photo editing knowledge will help you to get the most out of this book.
Think back to the last time you browsed through your photo collection. You probably didn’t get very far before you thought to yourself, “This picture would have been great if only. . . .” If only the exposure had been better. I only that big plant, sign, or other distracting object wasn’t cluttering up background. If only the print hadn’t been sitting for 30 years in the basement being attacked by mildew, dirt, and paper-munching bugs. In years past, you either had to live with the damaged photos or pay big bucks to have them professionally repaired. Today, thanks to the development of consumer-friendly photo-editing software, you can use your computer to do the job yourself. Whether you want to fix a 100-year-old family photo or a business shot you took yesterday, Photo Retouching & Restoration For Dummies shows you how. You’ll discover how to: Scan and prep photos for editing Work with photo-editing software Fix the five most common photo flaws Get creative with collages and backgrounds Print photos or share them on the Internet Here are just some of the things you can do by following the simple, easy-to-understand instructions provided by the book: Bring new life to old, faded photographs Adjust colors throughout the picture or in a certain object Improve exposure and contrast Sharpen focus Cover up flaws such as negative scratches, scanner dust, and dirt Remove unwanted elements from the scene Get rid of red-eye, soften wrinkles, and do other facial retouching Replace a busy background with one that compliments the subject The techniques in the book use screen shots from Photoshop Elements as illustrations, but you can get the same results using Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, PhotoImpact, or most other intermediate or professional-level photo-editing software. To help you get started, the book comes with a CD-ROM featuring tryout versions of all the programs mentioned above, as well as other useful photography software. And to help you get the hang of color correction and other photo restoration techniques, the book includes 16 pages of full-color before-and-after examples. In short, you get just what you need to jump right in and start turning your flawed photos into frame-worthy masterworks!
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