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Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 is the consumer version of Adobe's professional-level graphics program, Adobe Photoshop. Powerful and flexible, Photoshop Elements adjusts to your level of expertise and ability. Quickly fix photos with the easy-to-use tools in the Quick Fix mode or switch to the Standard Edit mode to have all the tools at your disposal. Become a digital artist, optimize images for the Web, or create vast panoramas. Use the Photo Organizer to catalog your photo collection, print or order copies, create slide shows, album pages, greeting cards, calendars, and more. The sample pictures the author uses to illustrate his examples are included so you can follow along with him. To begin learning Photoshop Elements 4.0 today, simply click on one of the movie links.

Getting Started with Photoshop Elements 4

Photoshop Elements Overview
Installing Photoshop Elements
Running Photoshop Elements

Quick Fixes in the Editor

Opening Files to Edit
Using Quick Fix Mode
Enhancing Pictures Automatically
Using the Magic Extractor

Getting Started with the Organizer

Touring the Organizer Interface
The Menus and Shortcuts
Acquiring Photos
Viewing Photos

Working with the Organizer

Working in Full-Screen
Finding Photos
Working with Catalogs
Working with Tags
Working with Stacks and Version Sets
Face Tagging
Adding Captions and Notes
Other Organizer Tasks

Creating with your Photos

Slide Shows
Album Pages
Bound Photo Book
Greeting Cards
HTML Photo Galleries

Touring the Editor Interface

The Workspace
The Menus and Shortcuts
The Tools
The Palettes
The Bins

Working with Files

Creating New Files
Scanning Documents and Images
Dividing Scanned Photos
Viewing Image Information
Closing and Saving Files

Working with Palettes

The Color Swatches Palette
The Histogram Palette
The How To Palette
The Info Palette
The Layers Palette
The Navigator Palette
The Styles and Effects Palette
The Undo History Palette

Using the Tools

Magic Wand
Selection Brushes
Type and Type Mask Tools
Cookie Cutter
Red Eye Removal
Healing Brushes
Stamp Tools
Paint Bucket
Shape Tools
Focus Tools
Tone Tools

Performing Common Tasks

Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
Rotating and Cropping
Resizing Documents and the Canvas
Undoing and Redoing
Drawing and Painting
Using the Grid and Rulers

Accomplishing More Advanced Tasks

Making Transformations
Converting Color Modes
Adding Styles and Effects
Create Panoramas with Photomerge
Creating Advanced Text Effects
Automating Tasks
Modifying Selections
Working with Filters
Saving Web Graphics

Using Layers and Masks

Working with Layers
Working with Masks

Advanced Photo Retouching

Restoring Faded Photos
Erasing Objects
Removing Dust and Scratches
Dealing with Lighting Problems
Solving Color Issues
Fixing Tears and Rips

Printing and Customizing

Changing Preferences


Concluding Remarks


About this Author

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