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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8: Maximum Performance

Unleash the hidden performance of Elements

By Mark Galer

  1. ISBN: 9780240521831
  2. Publication Date: December 2009
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 336
  5. Price:
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    • £27.99 (GBP)
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Description

Using a unique combination of step by step projects, movie tutorials and sample images, Mark Galer guides the reader through the most powerful photo editing tools that Elements has to offer. Discussing and demonstrating the skills and know-how to create professional-quality results with this budget-priced software. Whether optimizing photographs for printing, enhancing images for maximum impact, or creating impressive, seamless montages, this book will enable any aspiring digital professional to get the maximum performance from the credit crunch approved software.

The package is complted with an astonishingly comprehensive DVD packed with over 7 hours of movie tutorials, 100+ sample images, a stock photo gallery as well as automated actions to get even more out of the software.

Author Bio

Mark Galer is the Program Director and Senior lecturer at RMIT University in the School of Media and Communication, Australia. He is also co-writer of their popular online photography courses. He has lectured in photography in the UK and Australia and has worked commercially as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial assignments. He has written numerous top-selling photography books, including Photography Foundations for Art & Design, the Popular Photoshop Elements; Maximum Performance and Photoshop; Essential Skills series. He is an Official Adobe Ambassador for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Reviews

"[C]omes with a comprehensive DVD and packs in over seven hours of movie tutorials. [A] 'must' for any serious Photoshop collection."--Midwest Book Review

Contents

Part 1: Optimize Projects: Crop and Correct; Levels; Camera RAW; Target Tones; Contrast; Hue and Saturation; Sharpening; Printing

Part 2: Enhance Projects: Depth of Field; Shafts of Light; Black and White; Toning; Character Portrait; Glamour Portrait; Motion Blur; Low Key; Channels

Part 3: Montage Projects: Creative Montage; Replacing a Sky; High Dynamic Range; Layer Blending; Displacement; Preserving Shadows; Photomerge; Hair Transplant

Jargon Buster; Keyboard Shortcuts

DVD: 7+ hours of movie tutorials; High resolution images; Camera RAW and 16 Bits/Channel files; Adobe presets; Maximum Performance Action files