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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Elements

    1. Chapter 1 Finding Your Way Around Elements

      1. The Welcome Screen
      2. Adobe Bridge—Decisions, Decisions
      3. Editing Your Photos
      4. Getting Started in a Hurry
    2. Chapter 2 Importing, Managing, and Saving Your Photos

      1. Importing from Cameras
      2. Opening Photos in Elements
      3. Scanning Photos
      4. Capturing Video Frames
      5. Creating a New File
      6. The Many Uses for Bridge
      7. Saving Your Work
      8. Burning CDs and DVDs
    3. Chapter 3 Rotating and Resizing Your Photos

      1. Straightening Scanned Photos
      2. Rotating Your Images
      3. Straightening the Contents of Your Image
      4. Cropping Pictures
      5. Zooming and Repositioning Your View
      6. Changing the Size of Your Image
  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. Removing Objects from an Image's Background
      6. Changing and Moving Selections
    3. 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: Fine-Tuning Your Images

      1. Fixing Blemishes
      2. Applying Patterns
      3. Color Curves: Enhancing Tone and Contrast
      4. Making Your Colors More Vibrant
      5. Changing the Color of an Object
      6. 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 a Black-and-White Photo
    5. Chapter 11 Photomerge: Creating Panoramas, Group Shots, and More

      1. Creating Panoramas
      2. Merging Different Faces
      3. Arranging a Group Shot
      4. Correcting Lens Distortion
      5. Transforming Images
  4. Artistic Elements

    1. Chapter 12 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 13 Filters, Effects, Layer Styles, and Gradients

      1. Using Filters
      2. Adding Effects
      3. Adding Layer Styles
      4. Applying Gradients
      5. Gradient Maps
    3. Chapter 14 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 15 Creating Projects

      1. Photo Collages
      2. Working with the Content and Favorites Palettes
      3. Photo Books
      4. Greeting Cards
      5. CD/DVD Jacket
      6. CD/DVD Label
      7. Online Creations
      8. PDF Slideshows
    2. Chapter 16 Printing Your Photos

      1. Getting Ready to Print
      2. Ordering Prints
      3. Printing at Home
      4. The OS X Print Dialog Box
      5. Printing Multiple Images
    3. Chapter 17 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. Creating a Web Photo Gallery
  6. Additional Elements

    1. Chapter 18 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 Elements, Menu by Menu

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

      1. Installing Elements
      2. Registration
      3. Scratch Disks
      4. Troubleshooting
    3. Appendix Bridge CS3, Menu by Menu

      1. Bridge CS3 Menu
      2. File Menu
      3. Edit Menu
      4. View Menu
      5. Stacks Menu
      6. Label Menu
      7. Tools Menu
      8. Window Menu
      9. Help Menu
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