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Photoshop Elements 10 Digital Classroom Book with video training

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Digital Classroom is like having a personal instructor guiding you through each lesson, while you work at your own pace. This Photoshop Elements book with video training includes 13 self-paced lessons helping you learn essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.

  • Full color lessons with easy to follow step-by-step instructions
  • Video tutorials highlight key topics in each lesson
  • Covers all essential Photoshop skills 
  • Gets you up-and-running quickly with included lesson files
  • Written by expert instructors – it's like having your own personal tutor
  • Used by hundreds of schools and more than 100,000 readers

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Photoshop Elements 10 Digital Classroom Book with video training Contents

Starting Up

  • About the Photoshop Elements 10 
    Digital Classroom
  • Prerequisites
  • System requirements
  • Starting Adobe Photoshop Elements 10
  • Loading lesson files
  • Managing catalogs
  • Creating a new catalog
  • Switching catalogs
  • Reconnecting to missing files
  • Reconnect missing files window
  • Working with the video tutorials
  • Setting up for viewing the
    video tutorials
  • Viewing the video tutorials
  • Additional resources

Lesson 1: Importing your Photos into Adobe Photoshop Elements

  • Starting up
  • How Photoshop Elements works
  • The welcome screen
  • Getting photos into the Organizer 
    using the Photo Downloader
  • Getting photos from a camera or 
    card reader
  • The Photo Downloader
  • Get photos from a scanner
  • Get photos and videos by searching
  • Setting a Watch Folder
  • Adding files and folders to the Organizer
  • Importing Images from iPhoto
  • Getting a still image from a video frame
  • Workspaces
  • Organizer basics
  • How to get help
  • Photoshop help
  • Support Center
  • The Inspiration Browser
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 2: Organizing Your Photos

  • Starting up
  • Understanding the
    Organizer workspace
  • Media Browser
  • Options Bar
  • Timeline
  • Properties
  • Albums
  • Keyword Tags
  • Analyzing photos in the Organizer
  • Rotating photos
  • Hiding photos
  • Reviewing photos
  • Compare photos side by side
  • Stacks
  • Organizing using albums
  • Creating a new album
  • Creating album categories
  • Creating a Smart Album
  • Tagging your photos
  • Adding ratings
  • Adding keywords and categories
  • People Recognition
  • Finding your photos
  • Find photos by star rating
  • Find photos by keyword
  • Find photos using the 
    keyword Tag Cloud
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 3: Fixing Common Photographic Problems

  • Starting up
  • Welcome screen
  • Understanding the Editor workspace
  • The Project Bin
  • The Panel Bin
  • The Toolbox
  • The Menu bar and Options bar
  • Editing modes: Full, Quick, and Guided
  • Using Quick Fix
  • Using Auto Smart Fix
  • Auto Levels
  • Auto Contrast
  • Correcting color automatically
  • Comparing images in Full Edit View
  • Using the Navigator
  • The Guided Edit mode
  • Fixing an underexposed or dark image
  • Fixing an overexposed or light image
  • Using Full Edit mode
  • Removing a color cast
  • Correcting skin tone
  • Photomerge Exposure
  • The Toolbox
  • Using tools
  • Red Eye Removal tool
  • Whitening teeth
  • Enhancing blue skies
  • Sharpening
  • Cropping images
  • Rotating images
  • Resizing images
  • Recompose
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 4: Adjusting Exposure

  • Starting up
  • Welcome screen
  • Understanding exposure
  • Exposure adjustments 
    with blending modes
  • Improving underexposed images
  • Improving faded or 
    overexposed images
  • Making adjustments manually
  • Adjusting brightness and 
    contrast manually
  • Adjusting shadows and 
    highlights manually
  • Making tonal adjustments using Levels
  • Histogram
  • Making tonal adjustments using Curves
  • Comparing images in Full Edit view
  • Using adjustment layers
  • Correcting selected parts of an image
  • Hue/Saturation adjustments
  • Working with selections
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Saving selections
  • Moving selections to a new layer
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 5: Adjusting Color

  • Starting up
  • Welcome screen
  • Understanding color
  • HSB color
  • About image modes
  • Bitmap mode
  • Grayscale mode
  • Indexed Color mode
  • Switching image modes
  • Comparing methods of adjusting color
  • Understanding Full Edit
  • Understanding Quick Edit
  • Understanding Guided Edit
  • Adjusting tonal range in Full Edit
  • Making a duplicate of a file
  • Restoring shadow and highlight detail
  • Correcting color in Full Edit
  • Correcting color casts using 
    Color Variations
  • Removing a color cast using Levels
  • Adjusting color curves in an image
  • Adjusting color saturation and hue
  • Adjusting saturation in specific areas
  • Making selections
  • The importance of selections
  • About the selection tools
  • Using the Selection Brush tool
  • Add to or subtract from a selection
  • Smoothing selection edges with 
    anti-aliasing and feathering
  • Blur the edges of a selection by feathering
  • Saving selections
  • Modifying a new selection with a 
    saved selection
  • Inverting a selection
  • Converting to Black and White
  • Adding color to areas of an image
  • Saving and exporting images
  • About saving images and file formats
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 6: Sharing Your Photos

  • Starting up
  • Welcome screen
  • Sharing photos
  • Creating an online album
  • Sharing options for online albums
  • Stop sharing an online album
  • Viewing an online album
  • Sharing photos via e-mail
  • Attaching a photo to an e-mail
  • Sending a photo using Photo Mail
  • Setting up Adobe E-mail Service
  • Sharing photos using online services
  • Ordering prints
  • Ordering a printed photo book
  • Sharing Photos on Facebook
  • Printing photos
  • Printing photos in the Organizer
  • Adding photos using the Print
    Photos dialog box
  • Printing a contact sheet
  • Printing a picture package
  • Setting page and printer options
  • Specifying measurement 
    units for printing
  • Backing up and synchronizing files
  • Backing up and synchronizing 
    files to Photoshop.com
  • About synchronized albums on Photoshop.com
  • Starting backup or synchronization
  • Stopping and restarting backup 
    or synchronization
  • Exporting photos
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 7: Working with Type

  • Starting up
  • Welcome screen
  • Placing text on a layer
  • Formatting a text layer
  • Editing a text layer
  • Making cartoon bubbles
  • Adding text over the cartoon bubble
  • Adding effects to type
  • Adding text to multiple images
  • Warping type
  • Adding a layer style to type
  • Creating an animation with text
  • Adding a stroke
  • Getting the layers ready for animating
  • Time to animate
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 8: Photo Retouching: Secrets of the Pros

  • Starting up
  • Working with what you have
  • Using the histogram
  • Working over the image
  • Improving your image
  • Making a selective change using 
    the adjustment layer's mask
  • Brushing on corrections
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 9: The Art of Illusion: Photo Composites

  • Starting up
  • Welcome screen
  • What is a photo composite?
  • Understanding layers
  • Working with layers
  • Creating a new blank file
  • Creating a type layer
  • Combining images
  • About the Layers panel
  • Editing layers
  • Converting the Background 
    layer into a regular layer
  • Selecting a layer
  • Showing or hiding a layer
  • Changing the stacking order of layers
  • Locking or unlocking a layer
  • Deleting a layer
  • Using opacity and blending modes
  • About opacity and blending 
    options in layers
  • Specifying the opacity of a layer
  • Specifying a blending mode for a layer
  • Using the Magic Extractor
  • Flattening an image
  • Completing the composite
  • Working with clipping groups
  • About layer clipping masks
  • Creating a clipping mask
  • Using Layer styles
  • Working with layer styles
  • Hiding or showing all layer 
    styles in an image
  • Change the scale of a layer style
  • Copying style settings between layers
  • Removing a layer style
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 10: Making Photoshop Elements Creations

  • Starting up
  • Creating a panorama
  • Creating a slide show
  • Adding text to your slide show
  • Adding graphics
  • Applying transitions
  • Panning and zooming
  • Reordering slides
  • Setting the slide order
  • Drag and drop on the storyboard
  • Quick Reorder menu
  • Working with audio
  • Adding audio
  • Adding narration
  • Choosing an output option
  • Save as a file
  • Burn to disk
  • Edit with Premiere Elements
  • Creating a photo calendar
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 11: Photoshop Elements for Digital Photographers

  • Starting up
  • Working with Camera Raw files
  • Understanding the Camera Raw dialog box
  • Using the Camera Raw dialog box
  • Saving a DNG file
  • Vignetting a photo
  • The basics of filters
  • Sharpening an image with Unsharp Mask
  • Using Undo History for comparisons
  • Using the Blur filter to create depth of field
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 12: Photoshop Elements for Artists

  • Starting up
  • Creating a new document from scratch
  • Using brushes to add style
    to your work
  • Creating texture with 
    brushes and gradients
  • The Impressionist brush
  • Using shapes creatively
  • Working with patterns
  • Creating patterns
  • Applying patterns
  • Scrapbooking made easier
  • Creating a texture
  • Creating a text effect
  • Adding text to the background
  • Add images and create a border
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 13: Creating Web and Video Graphics

  • Starting up
  • The differences between
    print and the screen
  • Resolution and color for the Web and video
  • Preparing images for the Web
  • Web image formats
  • Saving files for the Web
  • Preparing images for video
  • Safe margins
  • Saving files for video
  • Self study
  • Review

Appendices

  • Appendix A - Tools
  • Appendix B - Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Appendix C - Understanding 
    Digital Files
  • Understanding Resolution
  • Understanding Color Modes & Bit Depth
  • Understanding File Formats

 

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