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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Elements

    1. Chapter 1 Finding Your Way Around Elements

      1. Getting Started
      2. Organizing Your Photos
      3. Editing Your Photos
      4. Getting Started in a Hurry
    2. Chapter 2 Importing, Managing, and Saving Photos

      1. Importing from Cameras
      2. Opening Stored Images
      3. Capturing Video Frames
      4. Creating a New File
      5. Using the Organizer
      6. Searching for Photos
      7. Saving Your Work
      8. Backing Up Files
    3. Chapter 3 Rotating and Resizing Photos

      1. Straightening Scanned Photos
      2. Rotating Images
      3. Straightening the Contents of an Image
      4. Cropping Pictures
      5. Zooming and Repositioning Your View
      6. Changing the Size of an Image
      7. Resizing Images for Email and the Web
  2. Elemental Elements

    1. Chapter 4 The Quick Fix

      1. The Quick Fix Window
      2. Editing Your Photos
      3. Adjusting Skin Tones
    2. Chapter 5 Making Selections

      1. Selecting Everything
      2. Selecting Rectangular and Elliptical Areas
      3. Selecting Irregularly Sized Areas
      4. Selecting with a Brush
      5. Extracting Objects from Images
      6. Changing and Moving Selections
    3. Chapter 6 Layers: The Heart of Elements

      1. Understanding Layers
      2. Creating Layers
      3. Managing Layers
      4. Adjustment and Fill Layers
      5. Moving Objects Between Images
  3. Retouching

    1. Chapter 7 Basic Image Retouching

      1. Fixing Exposure Problems
      2. Controlling the Colors You See
      3. Using Levels
      4. Removing Unwanted Color
      5. Choosing Colors
      6. Sharpening Images
    2. Chapter 8 Elements for Digital Photographers

      1. The Raw Converter
      2. Blending Exposures
      3. Photo Filter
      4. Processing Multiple Files
    3. Chapter 9 Retouching: Fine-Tuning Images

      1. Fixing Blemishes
      2. Applying Patterns
      3. Recomposing Photos
      4. Color Curves: Enhancing Tone and Contrast
      5. Making Colors More Vibrant
      6. Changing an Object’s Color
      7. Special Effects
    4. Chapter 10 Removing and Adding Color

      1. Method One: Making Color Photos Black and White
      2. Method Two: Removing Color from a Photo
      3. Creating Spot Color
      4. Colorizing Black-and-White Photos
    5. Chapter 11 Photomerge: Creating Panoramas, Group Shots, and More

      1. Creating Panoramas
      2. Merging Different Faces
      3. Arranging a Group Shot
      4. Tidying Up with Scene Cleaner
      5. Merging Styles
      6. Correcting Lens Distortion
      7. Transforming Images
  4. Artistic Elements

    1. Chapter 12 Drawing with Brushes, Shapes, and Other Tools

      1. Picking and Using a Basic Brush
      2. Special Brushes
      3. The Impressionist Brush
      4. The Pencil Tool
      5. The Paint Bucket
      6. Dodging and Burning
      7. Blending and Smudging
      8. The Eraser Tools
      9. Drawing with Shapes
      10. The Cookie Cutter Tool
    2. Chapter 13 Filters, Actions, Layer Styles, and Gradients

      1. Using Filters
      2. Applying Actions and Effects
      3. Adding Layer Styles
      4. Applying Gradients
      5. Gradient Maps
    3. Chapter 14 Text in Elements

      1. Adding Text to an Image
      2. Warping Text
      3. Adding Special Effects
      4. Type Masks: Setting an Image in Text
      5. Artistic Text
  5. Sharing Images

    1. Chapter 15 Creating Projects

      1. Photo Collages
      2. Photo Books
      3. Greeting Cards
      4. Photo Calendars
      5. CD/DVD Jackets
      6. CD/DVD Labels
      7. Working with the Graphics and Favorites Panels
    2. Chapter 16 Printing Photos

      1. Getting Ready to Print
      2. Ordering Prints
      3. Printing at Home
      4. Printing Multiple Images (Windows)
      5. Printing Multiple Images (Mac)
    3. Chapter 17 Email and the Web

      1. Image Formats and the Web
      2. Saving Images for the Web or Email
      3. Creating Animated GIFs
      4. Emailing Photos
    4. Chapter 18 Online Albums and Slideshows

      1. Online Albums
      2. Slideshows
      3. A Few More Ways to Share
  6. Additional Elements

    1. Chapter 19 Beyond the Basics

      1. Graphics Tablets
      2. Stuff from the Internet
      3. Beyond This Book
  7. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Installation and Troubleshooting

      1. Installing Elements in Windows
      2. Installing Elements on a Mac
      3. Activation
      4. Scratch Disks
      5. Troubleshooting