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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Elements

    1. Chapter 1 Finding Your Way Around Elements

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

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

    1. Chapter 15 Creating Projects

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

      1. Getting Ready to Print
      2. Ordering Prints
      3. Printing at Home
      4. Printing Multiple Photos
    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. Flipbooks
      4. Sharing Photos with Yahoo Maps
  6. Additional Elements

    1. Chapter 19 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 The Organizer, Menu by Menu

      1. File Menu
      2. Edit Menu
      3. Find Menu
      4. View Menu
      5. Window Menu
      6. Help Menu
      7. Welcome Button
      8. Create New Adobe ID
      9. Undo
      10. Redo
      11. Display Menu
      12. Welcome Menu
    2. Appendix The Editor, Menu by Menu

      1. System 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
      12. Arrange Menu
      13. Welcome Button
      14. Create New Adobe ID
      15. Reset Panels
      16. Undo
      17. Redo
      18. Organizer
      19. Welcome Screen
    3. Appendix Installation and Troubleshooting

      1. Installing Elements
      2. Activation
      3. Scratch Disks
      4. Troubleshooting
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