Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide
- By Jeff Carlson
- Published Oct 15, 2009 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Visual QuickStart Guide series.
- Copyright 2010
- Dimensions: 7 X 9
- Pages: 336
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-68410-9
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-68410-3
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-70297-2
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-70297-5
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With Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start with a tour of the interface and image-editing basics, or they can look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to show readers how to capture and import photos, reduce red eye, enhance color, work with layers, and much more. Coverage includes: applying direct effects with the Adobe Smart Brush, softening surfaces and keeping edges crisp with a new filter, and finding photos easily with keywords.
Both beginning and intermediate users will find everything they need here--in straightforward language and with readily accessible examples.
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
great for newbie,
This review is from: Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide (Paperback)I picked up this book to help with the new photoshop elements 8 for mac os x since i've only used the program once and really didn't get the hang of it. It shows how to do things exactly for the mac which helps since i'm also new to the mac system. they compare the iphoto and bridge elements and how to use them effectively. it's a very nice color visual instruction and easy to learn. i have their html quick start guide and that was also wonderful. the back cover shows that it is for beginners and intermediate levels and i would suggest looking at the preview of the chapters to see if its right for you.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Perfect For Beginners,
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This review is from: Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide (Paperback)If you are a first time Photoshop user like me this book is essential, especially with screen shots on every page . . . a quick read of the Basics and I was ready to start some projects . . . I purchased Elements 8 primarily for the new Smart Brush tool so I can easily replace unwanted colors in Fractal images I like to create, the chapter on that feature as with all the chapters showed me exactly how to do what I wanted and it only took 2 minutes of trial and error to get the selected areas and colors the way I wanted them . . . and after browsing through all the other chapters I was amazed at all the features in Elements 8 and I was inspired with all kinds of ideas for future projects modifying old photos and things I will be scanning . . . this book will make all that easy . . . I did not bother going to a book store and comparing this with all the other similar books, for less than $ 20 I took a chance on this one and I'm glad I did.
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This review is from: Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide (Paperback)Step by step information, help me understand how to work on my Family photo album using iphoto.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Basics
Chapter 2: Organizing Photos
Chapter 3: Creating and Managing Images
Chapter 4: Quick Fix Edits
Chapter 5: Making Selections
Chapter 6: Fixing and Retouching Photos
Chapter 7: Changing and Adjusting Colors
Chapter 8: Working with/ Layers
Chapter 9: Filters and/ Effects
Chapter 10: Painting and Drawing
Chapter 11: Working with Type
Chapter 12: Preparing Images for the Web
Chapter 13: Saving and Printing Images
Chapter 14: Sharing Your/ Images
Appendix A: Editor Keyboard Shortcuts
Appendix B: Organizer Keyboard Shortcuts
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