Transform the quality of your digital photographs with the latest Adobe Photoshop Elements software and the expert knowledge of award-winning photographer and author Mikkel Aaland.
Improved RAW support and an AI tool that automatically finds faces are just a few of the exciting new Elements 4 features in this streamlined book for today's digital photographers. Aaland not only explains the secrets to producing dazzling pictures, he shows you with stunning full-color photographs of his own and other top pros, downloadable for your practice. Find what you need fast in this edition's new tighter organization.
The leading names in Photoshop Elements learning, Mikkel Aaland and Photoshop Elements 4 Solutions will teach you to see an image not for what it is, but what it can become.
Zoom and pan for more compelling slide shows
Separate foreground from background with the new Magic Extractor
Adjust skin tone for a beautiful natural look even in harsh lighting
Integrate more smoothly with Adobe® Premiere® Elements
Enjoy new RAW support for Adobe DNG files
Make spectacular panoramics with Photomerge®
Create composites seamlessly with new Defringe tool
Get organized with new Creation templates and easier downloading
Color it professional with advanced color control
Download dozens of photographs and useful practice files at www.wiley.com/go/elementssolutions
Mikkel Aaland is an award-winning photographer and the author of nine books, including Photoshop CS2 RAW (O'Reilly 2006), Shooting Digital (2nd edition, Sybex, 2006), Photoshop Elements 4 Solutions (4th edition Sybex/Wiley, 2006), Photoshop for the Web, 2nd edition (O'Reilly, 1999), Still Images in Multimedia (Hayden, 1996), and Digital Photography (Random House, 1992). Since 2001 Aaland has been a regular guest on G4's Call For Help TV Program with Leo Laporte. In 2003 he was a guest columnist for newsweek.com. In 2004, Shooting Digital was named the best "Digital Photography" book of the year by the Designer's Bookshelf.
Aaland's documentary photographs have been exhibited in major institutions around the world, including the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and the former Lenin Museum in Prague. In 1981 he received the National Art Directors award for photography. He has contributed both text and/or photography to Wired, Outside, Digital Creativity, American Photo, The Washington Post, and Newsweek, as well as several European publications.
Aaland has been a pioneer in digital photography, an interest that dates back to a 1980 interview he conducted with Ansel Adams. When Aaland asked Adams what he would be pursuing if he were just starting out, Adams discussed at length his fascination with digital photographs of the planets. Aaland has pursued this new technology since its infancy. During the 1980s he reported on digital photography as west coast editor of the Swedish FOTO magazine, and wrote a column on the subject for American Photographer magazine. Aaland is one of the few orginal Adobe Lightroom's alpha and beta user, and he served as an unpaid advisor on the project for over a year.