Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing Manual by Barbara BrundagePhotoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing Manual

byBarbara Brundage

Paperback | November 9, 2009

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Ideal for scrapbookers, serious and casual photographers, and budding graphic artists alike, Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac is more powerful and easier to use than previous versions. But figuring out how and when to use the program's tools is still tricky. With this book, you'll learn not only what each tool does, but also when it makes the most sense to use it and why. You get easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for everything from importing photos to organizing, editing, sharing, and storing your images. You'll also find a tour of Bridge, the ultra-deluxe file browser that comes with Photoshop CS4 --and Elements 8.

How do you use the Photomerge Exposure? How do Quick Fix previews work? With a gentle introduction to get you started quickly, and advanced tips to help you produce really creative work, this Missing Manual provides the answers you need.

  • Get crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations of every feature
  • Learn to import, organize, back up, and fix photos quickly and easily
  • Repair and restore old and damaged photos, and retouch any image
  • Jazz up your pictures with dozens of filters, frames, and special effects
  • Remove unwanted objects from images with the new Recompose tool
  • Learn advanced techniques like working with layers and applying blend modes
  • Download practice images and try new tricks right away

Barbara Brundage is the author of Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual, and Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual, an Adobe Community Expert, and a member of Adobe's prerelease groups for Elements 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. She's been teaching people how to use Photoshop Elements since it first came out in 2001. Barbara first st...
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Title:Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing ManualFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.19 × 7 × 1.42 inPublished:November 9, 2009Publisher:O'Reilly MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0596804962

ISBN - 13:9780596804961

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Table of Contents

  • The Missing Credits
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Introductory Elements
    • Chapter 1: Finding Your Way Around Elements
    • Chapter 2: Importing, Managing, and Saving Your Photos
    • Chapter 3: Rotating and Resizing Your Photos
    • Chapter 4: The Quick Fix
  • Part II: Elemental Elements
    • Chapter 5: Making Selections
    • Chapter 6: Layers: The Heart of Elements
  • Part III: Retouching
    • Chapter 7: Basic Image Retouching
    • Chapter 8: Elements for Digital Photographers
    • Chapter 9: Retouching: Fine-Tuning Your Images
    • Chapter 10: Removing and Adding Color
    • Chapter 11: Photomerge: Creating Panoramas, Group Shots, and More
  • Part IV: Artistic Elements
    • Chapter 12: Drawing with Brushes, Shapes, and Other Tools
    • Chapter 13: Filters, Effects, Layer Styles, and Gradients
    • Chapter 14: Text in Elements
  • Part V: Sharing Your Images
    • Chapter 15: Creating Projects
    • Chapter 16: Printing Your Photos
    • Chapter 17: Email and the Web
  • Part VI: Additional Elements
    • Chapter 18: Beyond the Basics
  • Part VII: Appendixes
    • Elements, Menu by Menu
    • Installation and Troubleshooting
    • Bridge CS4, Menu by Menu
  • Colophon