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Table of Contents

  1. Introductory Elements

    1. Chapter 1 Finding Your Way Around Elements

      1. The Welcome Screen
      2. Organizing Your Photos
      3. Editing Your Photos
      4. Getting Started in a Hurry
    2. Chapter 2 Importing and Managing Your Photos

      1. Importing from Cameras
      2. Opening Stored Images
      3. Scanning Photos
      4. Capturing Video Frames
      5. Creating a New File
      6. The Organizer
    3. Chapter 3 Rotating, Resizing, and Saving

      1. Straightening Scanned Photos
      2. Rotating Your Images
      3. Straightening the Contents of Your Image
      4. Cropping Pictures
      5. Changing Your View of Your Image
      6. Changing the Size of Your Image
      7. Saving Your Work
      8. Backing up Your Files
    4. Chapter 4 The Quick Fix

      1. The Quick Fix Window
      2. Editing Your Photos
      3. Adjusting Skin Tones
  2. Elemental Elements

    1. Chapter 5 Making Selections

      1. Making Quick Selections
      2. Selecting Rectangular and Elliptical Areas
      3. Selecting Irregularly Sized Areas
      4. Selecting with a Brush
      5. Changing and Moving Selections
    2. Chapter 6 Layers: The Heart of Elements

      1. Understanding Layers
      2. Creating Layers
      3. Managing Layers
      4. Fill and Adjustment Layers
      5. Moving Layers 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 the Color You Want
      6. Sharpening Your Images
    2. Chapter 8 Elements for Digital Photographers

      1. The RAW Converter
      2. Photo Filter
      3. Processing Multiple Files
    3. Chapter 9 Retouching 102: Fine-Tuning Your Images

      1. Fixing Blemishes
      2. Applying Patterns
      3. Making Your Colors More Vibrant
      4. Changing the Color of an Object
      5. Making Color Photos Black and White
      6. Creating Spot Color
      7. Colorizing a Black-and-White Photo
      8. Special Effects
    4. Chapter 10 Creating Panoramas and Transforming Images

      1. Creating Panoramas
      2. Transforming Images
  4. Artistic Elements

    1. Chapter 11 Drawing with Brushes, Shapes, and Other Tools

      1. Picking and Using a Basic Brush
      2. The Specialty Brushes
      3. The Impressionist Brush
      4. The Pencil Tool
      5. The Paint Bucket
      6. Dodging and Burning
      7. Blending and Smudging
      8. The Eraser Tool
      9. Drawing with Shapes
      10. The Cookie Cutter
    2. Chapter 12 Filters, Effects, Layer Styles, and Gradients

      1. Using Filters
      2. Adding Effects
      3. Applying Gradients
      4. Gradient Maps
    3. Chapter 13 Type in Elements

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

    1. Chapter 14 Printing Your Photos

      1. Getting Ready to Print
      2. Using a Photo Processing Service
      3. Printing from the Editor
      4. Printing from the Organizer
      5. Printing Multiple Images
      6. Creating Projects
    2. Chapter 15 Elements and the Web

      1. Image Formats and the Web
      2. Saving Images for the Web or Email
      3. Creating Animated GIFs
      4. Emailing Your Photos
      5. Sending Photos to Other Gear
    3. Chapter 16 HTML Photo Galleries and Slideshows

      1. HTML Photo Galleries
      2. Slideshows
  6. Additional Elements

    1. Chapter 17 Beyond the Basics

      1. Graphics Tablets
      2. Free Stuff from the Internet
      3. When You Really Need Photoshop
      4. Beyond This Book
  7. Appendixes

    1. Appendix A The Organizer, Menu by Menu

      1. File Menu
      2. Edit
      3. Find
      4. View
      5. Window
      6. Help
    2. Appendix B The Editor, Menu by Menu

      1. File Menu
      2. Edit Menu
      3. Image
      4. Enhance
      5. Layer
      6. Select
      7. Filter
      8. View
      9. Window
      10. Help
    3. Appendix C Installation and Troubleshooting

      1. Installing Elements
      2. Troubleshooting
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