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Photoshop Elements 7 Digital Classroom Book with video training

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 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 DVD includes 13 self-paced lessons helping you learn essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.

  • 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 on DVD
  • 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 7 Digital Classroom Book with video training Contents

Starting Up

  • About Digital Classroom
  • Prerequisites
  • System requirements
  • Starting Adobe Photoshop Elements 7
  • 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
  • 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
  • Photo 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 groups 
  • Creating a Smart Album 
  • Adding ratings 
  • Adding keywords and categories 
  • Finding your photos 
  • Find photos by star rating 
  • Find photos by keyword 
  • Self study 
  • Review 

Lesson 3: Fixing Common Photographic Problems

  • Starting up 
  • Welcome screen
  • Understanding the Editor workspace 
  • The Project Bin 
  • The Palette Bin 
  • 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 
  • The Tools palette 
  • Using tools 
  • Red Eye Removal tool 
  • Whitening teeth
  • Enhancing blue skies 
  • Sharpening 
  • Cropping images 
  • Rotating images 
  • Resizing images 
  • 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 Guided Edit
  • Understanding Quick Fix 
  • Understanding Full 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
  • Sharing photos by e-mail
  • Attaching a photo to an e-mail 
  • Sending a photo using Photo Mail 
  • Setting up Adobe E-mail Service 
  • Using the Quick Share palette 
  • Sharing photos using the Quick Share palette 
  • Sharing photos using online services 
  • Ordering prints 
  • Ordering a printed photo book 
  • 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 
  • Brushing on corrections 
  • 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 palette 
  • 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 groups 
  • Creating a clipping group 
  • 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 
  • Send to TV 
  • 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

 

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