Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One for Dummies

  • 8h 16m
  • Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 13

Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or never leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. With the help of Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies, you can edit those photos and turn them into stunning works of art. The book will help you get to know the key features of Photoshop Elements, including examining the Elements workspace; navigating the tools; viewing images on your computer; setting your preferences; and acquiring, saving, and exporting images. You'll then take your skills to next level and become a pro at working with iOS and Android devices, specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing color modes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managing color, painting and drawing with Elements, creating layers, and so much more. Plus, you'll discover how to add pizzazz with styles and effects, apply quick image makeovers, correct lighting, color, and clarity, and composite with Photomerge.

Photoshop Elements is the #1-selling consumer photo editing software, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow digital photography enthusiasts to do it all. Going well beyond the basics of how to use Photoshop Elements—and weighing in at more than 672 pages—Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies is the most comprehensive Elements book on the market. Written by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, veteran authors, long-time instructors, and expert speakers who have spent decades specializing in digital imaging, this hands-on, friendly guide is jam-packed with everything you need to create, edit, fix, share, and organize digital images.

  • Combines nine content-rich books in one value-packed reference
  • Includes updated and revised information to reflect the latest release, Photoshop Elements 13
  • Richly illustrated in full color and brimming with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions
  • Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color, brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness

Whether you're an amateur photographer or new to the digital photo scene and want to perform sophisticated editing techniques with a powerful image-editing software program, Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies has everything you need—and more.

About the Authors

Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a California-based design studio, and a faculty member at Brooks Institute.

Ted Padova is an internationally recognized authority on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Examining the Elements Environment
  • Getting to Know the Tools
  • Viewing and Navigating Images
  • Gathering Your Image Files
  • Viewing, Searching, and Sorting Images
  • Organizing Images with Tags, Albums, and More
  • Creating, Undoing, and Saving Images
  • Specifying Resolution and Changing Image Sizing
  • Choosing Color Modes and File Formats
  • Using and Managing Color
  • Making Selections
  • Modifying and Transforming Selections
  • Painting and Drawing with Elements
  • Filling and Stroking
  • Working with Type
  • Creating Layers
  • Managing Layers
  • Playing with Opacity and Blend Modes
  • Cutting, Erasing, and Masking
  • Making Corrections and Having Fun with Filters
  • Distorting with the Liquify Command
  • Adding Pizzazz with Styles and Effects
  • Quick Image Makeovers
  • Correcting Lighting, Color, and Clarity
  • Compositing with Photomerge
  • Getting Help in Guided Mode
  • Creating Elements Projects
  • Getting it Printed
  • Sharing Projects with others


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