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PhotoshopElements 3 For Dummies was written by Dele McClelland, award-winning author of more than 75 titles, including Photoshop for Dummies and Photoshop CS Bible, and Galen Fott, writer and reviewer for Macworld and PC Magazine. It includes 16 pages of full-color examples that demonstrate capabilities and show you “before” and “after” photos. You’ll get step-by-step specifics on techniques that can transform your photos, including:
PhotoshopElements 3 For Dummies doesn’t just give you instructions—it gives you ideas. You’ll be inspired to capitalize on the capabilities and explore different techniques to enhance and share your photos.
Galen Fott contributed to two editions of Deke’s Photoshop Bible and to Adobe InDesign CS One-on-One (O’Reilly/Deke Press). He has also written for Macworld and PC Magazine. Galen created and hosted Total Training for Mac OS X, co-hosted Total Training for Adobe Premiere 6, and presented more than two hours of Photoshop training for the Apple Web site (all published by Total Training). In his theoretical spare time, Galen is involved in a number of other pursuits. As an animator, he has worked for AT&T and Paramount. As a performer, he has played leading roles in musicals across the country. As a puppeteer, he has performed with the Jim Henson Company. Those with piqued interest can visit his Web site at www.grundoon.com.
Part I: Element-ary School.
Chapter 1: Braving the Elements.
Chapter 2: Dissecting Your Desktop.
Chapter 3: “Open!” Says Me.
Chapter 4: Pixels: It’s Hip to Be Square.
Chapter 5: Over (and Under) the Rainbow.
Part II: Be Prepared.
Chapter 6: Get Organized (Before It Gets You).
Chapter 7: Saving with Grace.
Chapter 8: It’s Perfect. No, Wait! Okay, Print.
Chapter 9: Making Selections on the Pixel Prairie.
Chapter 10: Fifty Ways to Love Your Layer.
Part III: Realer Than Life.
Chapter 11: The Midas Retouch.
Chapter 12: Darkroom Déjà Vu.
Chapter 13: The Rainbow Correction.
Part IV: Unreality Programming.
Chapter 14: Startling Style.
Chapter 15: If a Picture Paints a Thousand Words . . . Then Shut Up and Paint.
Chapter 16: Painting with the Digital Stencil.
Chapter 17: Type Righter.
Chapter 18: Can Photoshop Elements Do That?
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Shortcuts to Commit to Long-Term Memory.
Chapter 20: Ten Reasons Why You Might Want to Upgrade to Photoshop Someday.