Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 A to Z

1st Edition

Tools and features illustrated ready reference


  • Philip Andrews
  • Description

    If you are a digital camera enthusiast jumping into post-production enhancement and manipulation, and looking for quick answers, this fantastic ready reference is for you. Packed with more than 1500 inspirational color images, Adobe Photoshop 4.0 - written by Adobe Australia's official Elements Ambassador - shows the striking results you can achieve with this dynamic package. Color-coded tabs make it easy to locate each tool and feature; each entry is cross-referenced to help you build a fuller understanding of how to use the tool, feature or the menu and invaluable shortcut keys are included. The accompanying website, includes example images and video tutorials to put your skills into practice. "With Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 A-Z at your side, you'll be up to speed in no time.' Don Day, Adobe Systems Inc.

    Key Features

    * Discover and master the tools and features in Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 with this stunningly illustrated, full color guide * Save time when trying to understand a function or tool - simply dip in and find the listing in this easy-to-use A-Z format * Covers all the new features of Elements 4.0 but can be used with any version of the software


    All users of Photoshop Elements worldwide –amateur photographers, hobbyists and business users in the main - introductory to intermediate levels.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword; Introduction; Accented Edges filter - Automation Tools; Background color - Burn tool; Calibrate monitor - Cutout filter; Darken blend mode - Dust & Scratches filter; Effects - Eyedropper tool; Facet filter - Freehand selection; Gaussian Blur filter - Grow, selection; Halftone Pattern filter - Hue/Saturation, adjust; ICC profiles - JPEG2000; Labels, print - LZW compression; Magic Eraser tool - Multi-Page PDF to PSD; Navigator - Note Paper filter; Ocean Ripple filter - Organizer work space; Page Setup - Quick Fix Editor; Radial Blur filter - Rulers; Sample Size, Eyedropper tool - Swatches palette; Tags - Type Masks; Underlining type - Unsharp Mask filter; Vanishing Point tool - Vivid Light blending mode; Wall Calendar - Wind filter; ZigZag filter - Zoom tool


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    © 2006
    Focal Press
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    About the editor

    Philip Andrews

    Philip Andrews is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador. He is an experienced photographer, author, magazine editor and online course creator. He was previously a lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia and Nescot, England. He is a beta tester for Photoshop, an alpha tester for Photoshop Elements and a Photoshop specialist demonstrator for Adobe Australia. Contributing numerous articles and videos to AdobeTV and the inspirational browser, Philip is a leading source in adobe information and instruction. Philip is also co-founder of an online photography training college. He's a regular contributor to several magazines including Shutterbug, Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography, he is senior contributing editor for Better Digital, columnist for What Digital Camera and Co-editor and publisher of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine.


    "An essential introduction to all facets of the Adobe Photoshop Elements software. This book will make you feel like an Elements pro in no time at all." Richard Coencas, Photoshop Elements Lead Quality Engineer "With Elements 4.0 A-Z at your side, you'll be up to speed in no time." Don Day, Adobe Systems Inc "This is one of Andrews' "A-Z" books, it is not a tutorial book, but a quick reference for the tools and features Elements 4.0 has to offer...Photoshop Elements is no longer an elementary or simple program, it has become a advanced and complete photo editing and photo-managing program making this a necessary desktop resource for digital photographers." - Apogee Photo Magazine, August 2006