Photoshop Elements is a more accessible version of Adobe's flagship product, Photoshop. Elements is geared to business users, students, and home users who want professional-looking images for their print and Web projects. Topics covered in the book include capturing and editing photos from traditional or digital cameras, correcting color, working with layers, erasing backgrounds and creating photo-illustrations.
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you will be editing and organizing your photos with Adobe Photoshop Elements 6. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds upon a real-world foundation in both the creative process and techniques, allowing you to learn the essentials of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 from the ground up. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Photoshop Elements tasks. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to do something. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Color section includes a full-color collection of images found throughout the book. Learn how to… Import photos from your digital camera and cell phone Get the best scans of your old prints Post your pictures on the Web in galleries and slideshows Order prints directly within Photoshop Elements Create printable scrapbook pages on your computer Improve and repair your old photos Remove unwanted objects (or people) from photos Get the perfect group shot using the PhotoMerge features Fix red eye, lighten dark pictures, smooth wrinkles, and sharpen blurry images Create stunning artistic effects with the more than 100 filters available in Photoshop Elements In addition to writing books like this one, Kate Binder does freelance magazine and book production and creates e-books for major publishers. Books written or cowritten by Kate include Easy Mac OS X Leopard, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS3 in 24 Hours, Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 4, Get Creative! The Digital Photo Idea Book, SVG for Designers, Photoshop 6 Cookbook, and PhotoImpact Solutions. Register your book at informit.com/sams/title/9780672330179 for convenient access to updates and corrections as they become available. Category: Graphics Covers: Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 6 User Level: Beginning—Intermediate $24.99 USA / $26.99 CAN / £17.99 Net UK¿/P>
"Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Premiere 6.5 in 24 Hours" offers practical advice from an author with a strong writing background, solid teaching experience, and extensive television production credentials. Rather than simply presenting a collection of disconnected lessons, "Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Premiere 6.5 in 24 Hours" always reminds its readers of the big picture and what they're trying to accomplish. The book includes not only instruction on the basics of using Premiere 6.5, but also tips on shooting high quality video, creating professional voice-overs, and effective methods. Adobe Premiere 6.5 brings high-end video editing to the PC (90% of Premiere users use Windows). Anyone with a Windows PC who wants to venture into anything more than very simple video editing will eventually turn to Premiere 6.5. The planned new version of Premiere, version 6.5 (slated for release in late summer 2002), will garner significant attention in part because it will add DVD authoring to its extensive feature set. The opportunity to create DVDs-from home movies to Hollywood productions-on PCs is a dramatic development, and Premiere 6.5 will be at the forefront of the emerging technology. The author has been working closely with Adobe, advising them on DVD software issues.
"In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will be up and running with Adobe Photoshop 7. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds upon the previous one, allowing you to learn the essentials of creating and editing images with Photoshop from the ground up." -- Back cover.
Learn from the newest, updated edition of the highly acclaimed introduction to HTML, Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS In 24 Hours. The seventh edition includes updates to introduce Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in concert with HTML to produce quality web pages. You'll be able to study revisions that refine examples, as well as provide an enhanced integration with your web pages. You'll also gain a comprehensive understanding with new examples that match the current state of HTML. This carefully organized, well-written tutorial teaches beginning web page development skills, covering only those HTML and CSS tags that are likely to be used on creating a beginning web page. The 24 separate, one hour-long tutorials follow the process by which you should be creating your web page, building knowledge not only of how to create a web page, but building a general knowledge of how to use HTML and CSS in other projects as well. Chapters include: Understanding HTML and XHTML Creating Your Own Web Page Graphics Using Tables to Organize and Lay Out Your Pages Using Style Sheets for Page Layout Dynamic Web Pages
Sams Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 Kate Binder In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you’ll learn all the fundamental Photoshop CS4 skills you need to get great results—in digital photography, graphic design, painting, or anything else! Using this book’s easy, step-by-step approach, you’ll master Photoshop CS4’s revamped interface and powerful new shortcuts. You can also learn professional techniques for repairing damaged photos, creating great composites, black-and-white images, and web graphics, and a whole lot more! Full-color figures and clear step-by-step instructions visually show you how to use Photoshop. Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide related information, advice, and warnings. Q&A sections, quizzes, and exercises help you build and test your knowledge. Learn how to… Master Photoshop CS4’s new tabbed interface, Application Frame, and Application Bar Personalize your workspace to work more efficiently Repair and retouch black-and-white and color images, no matter what condition they’re in Make “spot fixes” with Photoshop CS4’s improved toning tools Achieve powerful artistry with Photoshop’s filters and effects Master digital painting with Photoshop’s paintbrushes and other tools Get your colors right, in both print and web applications Transform your images using tools ranging from Flip and Warp to Liquify Master professional-level features including layers, channels, and masks Create outstanding typographic special effects Prepare great web images for everything from online photo galleries to cellphones Save time and get better results with Photoshop CS4’s latest enhancements Kate Binder is a design and graphics expert who works from her home in New Hampshire. She has written articles on graphics, publishing, and photography for magazines including Shutterbug, Publish, eDigitalPhoto, PEI, and Desktop Publishers Journal. Kate is also the author of several books, including iMac Portable Genius, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 in 24 Hours, Easy Mac OS X Leopard, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Mac OS X, and Easy Adobe Photoshop 7. Category: Graphics Covers: Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 User Level: Beginning–Intermediate
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 and Premiere Elements 2 All in Oneis an effective guide to getting things done quickly in these two Adobe digital media applications. Organized into a series of well-organized, bite-sized tasks, this book covers key techniques that will quickly improve your editing skills in both programs. The best feature of this book is the combined coverage of the applications with tasks designed to help you integrate the two products, which is exactly where you're most likely to get confused. Get the most out of both of these applications withAdobe Photoshop Elements 4 and Premiere Elements 2 All in One.
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build flexible, easy-to-maintain, standards-based websites with Microsoft Expression Web 3. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master the entire process, from concept through delivery. You’ll learn powerful ways to plan, design, construct, and even redesign websites that are simple to manage and easy to repurpose. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong real-world foundation for success, no matter what kind of site you’re building! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Expression Web 3 tasks. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them Learn how to… Build your first Expression Web 3 website in just five minutes Establish work processes for building standards-based sites faster, with far less work Write error-free code quickly and easily with Code view and IntelliSense Create hyperlinks that simplify navigation, perform actions, and send commands Understand, create, and modify CSS style sheets with unprecedented speed and accuracy Use Dynamic Web Templates to consistently format (or reformat) hundreds of pages Implement state-of-the-art interactivity with buttons, behaviors, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Publish simple Silverlight applications and add multimedia content from Flash and other sources Build advanced drop-down and other CSS-based menus from scratch Learn how and when to use each of Expression Web’s six publishing options Integrate web application code written in ASP.NET or PHP