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Adobe Photoshop Elements Crafts Book, The

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Adobe Photoshop Elements Crafts Book, The

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Description

  • Copyright 2006
  • Dimensions: 7 X 9
  • Pages: 168
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Adobe DRM)
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-50231-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-50231-5

"Elizabeth Bulger has taken Photoshop Elements to a whole new level with this unique book of projects. She shows you how to use Photoshop Elements to create all sorts of cool things: holiday gifts, book covers, coasters, postcards, and a zillion other nifty 'I didn't know you could do that!' crafts."—Scott Kelby, President, National Association of Photoshop Professionals

Millions of people own digital cameras, yet most of us just store our digital photos on a hard drive or email them to friends. But what if you want to get a little more creative with your images? Armed with little more than a copy of Photoshop Elements, a computer, an inkjet printer, and a handful of basic tools, you can transform your digital photos into beautiful, custom-made crafts. Written by designer and Photoshop guru Elizabeth Bulger, The Adobe Photoshop Elements Crafts Book will motivate you to get creative with your own images while learning basic Photoshop Elements skills along the way. Each project begins with a list of the tools and materials you’ll need to get started. From there, full-color photographs, clear instructions, and numbered steps walk you through every step of the project. You’ll learn how to create unique crafts out of a variety of materials, including paper, ceramic, metal, glass, fabric, and polymer clay. Whether you’re a longtime D.I.Y. devotee or completely new to crafting, this book will show you everything you need to create attractive, unique keepsakes for you or your family and friends to cherish.

Elizabeth Bulger shows you how to

  • Get your photos ready for projects: Learn how to import, edit, crop, and apply quick fixes to your images
  • Create custom brushes in Photoshop Elements and make unique gift-wrapping paper with your own images
  • Customize a notebook by creating a new cover with decorative borders, text, and your own photos
  • Use custom shape and type tools to create unique ceramic tiles
  • Learn how to transfer your images to fabric to create custom throw pillows, aprons, and more
  • Design and create your own canning labels, CD covers, beverage coasters, and gift boxes.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Photoshop Elements Work Area
Chapter 2 Acquiring and Organizing Photos
Chapter 3 Quick Fixes

  • Cropping a Photo
  • Straightening a Photo
  • Using the Red Eye Removal tool
  • Using the Healing Brush tool
  • Correcting a Color Cast
  • Adjusting the Lighting
  • Resizing
Chapter 4 Working with Layers
Chapter 5 Working with Selections

Projects
1. Blackberry Preserves Canning Label
2. Photo CD Cover
3. Needlepoint Pillow
4. Birthday Bucket
5. Tumbled Marble Coasters
6. Holiday Gift Wrap
7. Folding Postcard
8. Gingham Gift Box
9. Anniversary Votive
10. Garden Journal
11. Apron
12. Pet Placemat
13. Polymer Clay Ornament
14. Parisian Number Tiles

Appendix
Resources, Photo Credits

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