Que Publishing Book: My Photoshop Elements 13

Que Publishing Book: My Photoshop Elements 13

Que Publishing Book: My Photoshop Elements 13

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  • 1Description
My Photoshop Elements 13 by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Duncan is a book from Que Publishing offering training, tips, and notes to help you with your use of the photo-editing software. Step-by-step instructions are supplemented by call-outs to Photoshop Elements 13 screenshots that show you exactly what to do. Help is provided when you run into problems or limitations, and guidance is given to help you get the most from Photoshop Elements 13.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through the process of doing everything you want to do with the program. Import, organize, and manage catalogues, photos, videos, and other digital media. Use improved photo mash-up techniques to recompose your photos. Customize images with 50 added/updated enhancements and variations in the Elements Editor's Expert mode, and tweak and enhance your work via the added and improved Instant Fixes, Quick Fixes, and Guided Edits. Take advantage of the improved Camera Raw feature to precisely modify and enhance your photos. In My Photoshop Elements 13, you'll learn how to crop your photos like a professional photographer using the available tools and options. You'll also be able to make quick work of posting photos and videos to popular social media sites, which are easily accessible in the Photoshop Elements workspace. The book will allow you to learn the ins and outs of Facebook integration so you can add your work in the form of cover and profile pictures.

Additionally, the book will teach you about features, functionality, tips, and techniques relating to Adobe Elements Live (eLive). It will also enable you to share your photos with improved Adobe Revel integration and Private Web Albums. Enjoy the ability to add graphics, frames, textures, filters, and shapes to your images, and learn how to paint or draw titles and text onto your creations. The book also covers the creation, printing, and sharing of greeting cards, collages, photo books, contact sheets, slideshows, DVD/CD covers and playlists, and more.


Part of The My... Series, a visually rich, task-based publication that helps you get up and running with your new software and tap into some of the hidden or less obvious features. The organized format makes quick, easy work of finding exactly the task you want to accomplish, and then shows you how to achieve it with minimal text and plenty of visual cues.

Prologue: Getting to Know Adobe Photoshop Elements 13

    Overview of Adobe Elements 13 Family of Products
    Photoshop Elements 13 Versus Photoshop CC
    Designed for Home Use and Printer Output
  • Digital Darkroom
  • Photoshop Elements Use of Color
  • Image Color Modes
    Photoshop Elements 13 Workspace
  • Overview of the Elements Organizer Workspace
  • Overview of the Elements Editor Workspace
  • Accessing Menu Bars and Menu Commands
  • Overview of the Options Bar
  • Using the Viewer
  • Using Tabs
  • Using the Toolbox
  • Using Panels
  • Task Pane and Taskbar
  • Status Bar
    Mobile Albums

Chapter 1 - Getting Comfortable with the Photoshop Elements 13 Workspace, Preferences, and Settings

    Opening Photoshop Elements 13
    The Elements Organizer Versus the Elements Editor
  • Switching to Photo Editor from the Organizer
  • Switching to the Elements Organizer from the Elements Editor
    Using the Toolbox and Menus
  • Accessing the Organizer Menu Commands
  • Accessing the Photo Editor Menu Commands
  • Accessing Tools in the Toolbox
    Customizing the Organizer Workspace
    Customizing Preferences
  • Setting Elements Organizer Preferences
  • Setting the Photo Editor Preferences
    Using Elements Live

Chapter 2 - Importing Photos and Videos

    Understanding Photo Resolution
    Import Photos to Organizer
  • Using the Import Button
  • Importing Files on a Mac
  • Importing Files on a Windows Computer
  • Import from Camera or Card Reader
  • Import By Searching
  • Import from iPhoto (Mac only)
  • Import Scanner (Windows only)
  • Opening Photos in Elements Editor
    Deleting a Photo

Chapter 3 - Using Elements Organizer: Organizing with Catalogs, Albums, and Folders

    Managing Catalogs
  • Creating a New Catalog
  • Switch Between Catalogs
  • Adding Photos and Videos to Catalogs
  • Backing Up a Catalog
  • Restoring a Backup Catalog
  • Convert a Catalog from a Previous Version of Organizer
    Albums Versus Folders
  • Creating Albums
  • Adding Media to Albums
  • Creating Album Categories
  • Switching Between Albums
  • Using the Folders Tab
    Working in the Viewer
  • Organizing Photos
  • Using Zoom

Chapter 4: Attaching Metadata, Tags, and Ratings in the Organizer

    Adding Metadata-Keyword Tags
  • Setting Keywords Tags
  • Organizing with Keyword Categories and Keyword Tags
  • Rename a Keyword Tag or Keyword Category
    Setting People Tags
  • Assigning People Tags Using the Auto-analyzer
  • Modifying People Tags
  • Deleting People Tags
  • Manually Add People Tags
    Setting Places Tags
  • Modifying Place Tags
  • Deleting Place Tags and Photos
    Setting Events Tags
  • Adding and Deleting Event Tagged Media
  • Deleting an Event
    Setting Information Tags
  • Viewing Metadata Attached to a Photo
  • Viewing the History of a Photo
    Applying Ratings
    Finding Photos
  • Using Search
  • Finding People, Places, and Events
  • Finding Media Through Metadata
  • Using Ratings to Find Media
  • Using Menu Commands to Find Media

Chapter 5: Editing Photos with Organizer

    Applying Instant Fixes
    Applying Instant Fixes to a Photo in Preview
  • Using Smart Fix
  • Cropping Photos
  • Rotating Photos
  • Adjusting Contrast
  • Fixing Red Eye
  • Adjusting Color
  • Using Sharpen
  • Adjust Image Levels

Chapter 6: Applying Quick Fixes with the Photo Editor

    Editing Modes of the Photo Editor
    Opening a Photo in Photo Editor
    Workspace of the Photo Editor
    Working with the Quick Mode Tools
  • Using the Zoom Tool
  • Use the Hand Tool
  • Use the Quick Selection Tool
  • Using the Selection Brush Tool
  • Using the Refine Selection Brush
  • Remove Red Eye
  • Whiten Teeth
  • Use the Spot Healing Brush Tool
  • Cropping a Photo
  • Use the Move Tool
    Applying Adjustments
    Saving Edited Photos

Chapter 7 - Working with Layers

    Creating a New Layer
  • Show and Hide Layers
    Reorder Layers
  • Deleting a Layer
  • Merging Layers
    Creating Fill Layers
  • Creating a Gradient Fill Layer
  • Creating a Pattern Fill Layer
    Creating Layer Masks
    Creating Adjustment Layers
    Locking and Linking Layers
    Adding Layer Styles
    Graphics and Favorites
    Using the History Panel

Chapter 8 - Correcting and Retouching Photos Using the Guided Mode

    Making Guided Edits
  • Overview of Touchups Category
  • Using the Perfect Portrait Guided Edit
  • Photo Effects
  • Camera Effects
  • Photo Play

Chapter 9: Advanced Photo Corrections

    Setting a Custom Workspace
  • Opening a New Blank Document
  • Setting Canvas and Image Size
  • Displaying and Using Guides, Grids, and Rulers
    Making Selections
  • Using the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Tools
  • Using the Lasso Tool Option
  • Refining Edges of a Selection
  • Using the Magic Wand Tool Option
    Modifying Photo Composition
  • Using the Cookie Cutter Tool Option
  • Recomposing a Photo
  • Using the Content-Aware Move Tool
  • Straighten a Photo
    Fixing Imperfections
  • Using the Healing Brush Tool
  • Using the Clone/Pattern Stamp Tool
  • Using Blur Tools and Tool Options
  • Using Sponge Tools and Tool Options
    Precisely Adjusting Color
  • Using the Smart Brush to Adjust Color
  • Precisely Replacing Color
    Using Photomerge Compose
    Adding a Watermark

Chapter 10: Enhancing Photos

    Applying Effects, Textures, Filters, and Frames
  • Adding Effects in the Quick Mode
  • Adding Effects in the Expert Mode
    Adding Textures
    Adding One Touch Frames
    Applying Filters
  • Using Adjustments Filters
  • Using the Filter Gallery
    Adding Titles and Text
  • Adding Text on a Photo
  • Creating Horizontal or Vertical Text
  • Creating Text on a Selection
  • Creating Text on a Shape
  • Creating Text on a Path
  • Creating Warp Text
    Paint and Draw on Photos
  • Using the Brush Tool
  • Drawing with the Pencil Tool
  • Creating Shapes
  • Modifying Existing Shapes

Chapter 11: Processing Photos in Camera Raw

    What Are Camera Raw Images?
    Opening Camera Raw Images
    Working with Basic Adjustments
    Working with Detail Adjustments
    Saving and Processing Your Camera Raw Images

Chapter 12: Extending Photoshop Elements Functionality

    Extend Photoshop Elements Functionality
  • Installing Compressed Plug-ins
    Adding and Using Actions
    Adding Additional Brushes
    Adding Additional Styles
    Adding Custom Shapes

Chapter 13: Creating Greeting Cards, Collages, Photo Books, and More

    Custom Photo Printing
    Creating Photo Projects
    Creating a Facebook Cover
    Creating a Slideshow

Chapter 14: Sharing Your Photos

    Sharing Photos and Photo Projects
    Sharing to a Private Web Album
    Posting Photos to Facebook
    Sharing by Email
    Sharing by Burning a DVD/Blu-ray Disc
    Sharing by PDF Slideshow
    Sharing Photos in a Website
    Exporting Photos

Chapter 15: Printing Your Photos and Photo Projects

    Print to Your Printer
  • Setting Printer: More Options
    Use Adobe Partner Online Printing
    Online Resources for Photos, Greetings Cards, Photo Books, and Other Photo Projects
    Change Your Location

Bonus Tasks Available Online

    Additional tasks for Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 13, and 14 are available online. This content can be found on Que Publishing's website
  • Chapter 1: Overview of Photoshop Elements 13 Preferences
  • Chapter 2: Customizing Default Settings for Files
  • Chapter 3: Elements Organizer: Setting Viewer Preferences
  • Chapter 4: More Ways to Work with Tags
  • Chapter 6: More Ways to Use the Photo Editor
  • Chapter 7: More on Layers: Clipping Masks and Blending
  • Chapter 10: More Ways to Enhance Photos
  • Chapter 13: More Ways to Print
  • Chapter 14: Sharing with Adobe ID
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
Subject Instructions, tips, and notes for Photoshop Elements 13
Author Cheryl Brumbaugh-Duncan
Edition 1st
Hard/Soft Cover Not specified by manufacturer
Pages 424
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number 10-digit: 0-7897-5380-4
13-digit: 978-0-7897-5380-9
Publisher Que Publishing
Date Published Dec 11, 2014
Copyright 2015
Dimensions 6.0 x 9.0" / 15.2 x 22.9 cm
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.9"

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