Whether you're a photographer, scrapbooker, or aspiring graphic artist, Photoshop Elements is an ideal image-editing tool - once you know your way around. This bestselling book removes the guesswork. With candid, jargon-free advice and step-by-step guidance, you'll get the most out of Elements for everything from sharing and touching-up photos to fun print and online projects. The important stuff you need to know: Get to work right away. Import, organize, and make quick fixes with ease. Retouch any image. Repair and restore old and damaged photos. Add pizzazz. Use dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects. Share photos. Create online albums, email-ready slideshows, and web-ready files. Find your artistic flair. Use tools to draw, paint, work with blend modes, and more. Use your words. Make text flow along a curved path or around an object or shape. Unleash your creativity. Design photo books, greeting cards, calendars, and collages. Make yourself comfortable. Customize Elements to fit your working style.
Barbara Brundage has been the author of Photoshop Elements: The Missing Manual since Elements 3, is an Adobe Community Expert, and has been a member of Adobe's prerelease groups since Elements 3. She's been teaching people how to use Photoshop Elements since it first came out in 2001. Barbara started using Elements to create graphics for use in her day job as a harpist, music publisher, and arranger. Along the way, she joined the large group of people finding a renewed interest in photography thanks to digital cameras. If she can learn to use Elements, you can, too!