Structured around a direct and straight forward teaching method, The Photoshop Elements 13 Book for Digital Photographers from New Riders and written by Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski is an educational publication dedicated to learning how to effectively use Adobe Photoshop Elements 13. This 432-page guide is focused on how to execute specific photographic techniques rather than learning an overall wealth of information on all aspects of the program. This easy-to-understand teaching method presents the different tools and techniques as well as a how, when, and why of using them.
- Secrets and professional tips on how to retouch portraits
- How to use layers effectively
- How to use Camera Raw for processing JPEGs, as well as raw files
- Working with TIFF and PSD file types
- Sharpening techniques professional photographers use
- How to correct common imaging issues, such as brightening subjects in shadow regions and developing correct color balance
- How to achieve a wide variety of popular special effects
This publication also covers an array of workaround techniques in Elements to achieve the same effects possible with the full-fledged Photoshop CC, such as using channels and HDR blending. Since the guide is designed specifically for photographers already familiar with post-production and shooting, it doesn't stray from its intentions by describing which cameras to use, how to frame a shot, or what a pixel is-this guide it purely dedicated to helping achieve the techniques you want to know. Additionally, you can follow along with the topics in the book by downloading the sample images from the dedicated companion website, too.