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Focus On Photoshop Elements
Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series)

ISBN 9781138372160
Published September 18, 2018 by Routledge
152 Pages

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Book Description

Are you bewildered by the advanced editing options available in Photoshop Elements? Do you want to get the most out of your image without going bleary-eyed in front of a computer screen?

This handy guide will explain the ins and outs of using Photoshop Elements, without having to spend hours staring at the screen. Using a fabulous combination of easy-to-follow advice and step-by-step instructions, Focus On Photoshop Elements gives great advice on setting up, storing and sharing your image library and teaches you the basics of RAW image processing and color correction, plus shows you how to edit and retouch your images for stunning results. These simple tweaks and adjustments will take your images from so-so to amazing - and fast!

Packed with inspiring photographs, this guide focuses on your needs as a photographer and nothing else.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Introducing the Organizer
  • Tagging, sorting and Searching
  • Editing your images
  • Working with Raw images
  • Printing, sharing and storing

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David Asch is a beta tester for Photoshop Elements. He contributes to Mac Format magazine, and is co-author of Digital Photo Doctor and contributing author to Drop Dead Photography Techniques.


"Adobe Photoshop Elements remains one of the most affordable and popular photo editing software and David Asch focuses on the fundamentals of how to use this software to get your best photos with an easy step-by-step workflow. He begins with an introduction to the Organizer and the basics of importing and management of your photos with tagging, categories and smart albums. Moving on to the Editor workspace, the author discusses solutions to the most common problems such as red eye, distortion, cropping, levels and color correction. Next, he discusses the basics of Camera RAW such as camera profiles. Finally, we covers aspects of printing and sharing your photos."--BellaOnline

"Focal Press, well known for great how to books has 3 new offerings that will make you not just a better photographer, but a great photo editor with PhotoShop. They are part of the "Focus on Fundamentals" line called: Focus on Adobe Photoshop; Focus on Apple Aperture; Focus on Photoshop Elements. All of the books are geared with Mac OS in mind. You can in theory learn a little about the PC versions of Photoshop or Photoshop elements, but Apple Aperture is strictly Mac OS. All of the books are clearly well written with several sidebars that explain points that may be more advanced. The books are written with all user levels in mind, from novice to experienced, but even the more experienced areas are easy to understand. All of the books have prime examples including walking you through all menu options. They show examples of before and after changes were made as well. I was very impressed with the hands on style of writing in the books. Between the pictures, the sidebars and step by step guidance's. They are all very well laid out and the Focal Press does well at explaining all aspects of each software package. The books don't just compliment the manuals that come with each package, they down-right put them to shame and can easily replace them."

"The second of the two books is based on mastering the Photoshop Elements software. David Asch explores the basics of RAW processing and how images can quickly be turned into bold and colour-accurate creations. If you're new to Elements, this book will teach you the ropes."--Photoshop Creative