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Table of Contents

  1. Introductory 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 an Image
      4. Cropping Pictures
      5. Zooming and Repositioning Your View
      6. Changing the Size of an Image
    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. 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
    2. 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 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. 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. PDF Projects
    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 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
      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. Activation
      3. Scratch Disks
      4. Troubleshooting
    3. Appendix Bridge CS4, Menu by Menu

      1. Adobe Bridge CS4 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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