The Photoshop Elements 13 Book for Digital Photographers

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 12/27/2014
  • Publisher: New Riders
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This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it does something that virtually no other Elements bookhas ever done–it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why.

If you’re looking for one of those “tell-me-everything-about-the-Unsharp-Mask-filter” books, this isn’t it. You can grab any other Elements book on the shelf, because they all do that. Instead, this book gives you the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and printing your photos like a pro. You’ll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are–once you know the secrets.

Each year we train thousands of digital photographers and, almost without exception, they have the same questions and face the same problems–that’s exactly what we cover in this book. You’ll learn:

    •    The real secrets of how the pros retouch portraits
    •    How to unlock the power of layers (you’ll be amazed at how easy it is!)
    •    How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs,
    •    TIFFs, and PSDs, too! (And you’ll learn why so many pros like it best–because it’s faster and easier)
    •    The sharpening techniques the pros really use (there’s an entire chapter just on this!)
    •    How to deal with common digital camera image problems, including brightening people in dark shadows and getting the best color possible
    •    The most requested photographic special effects, and much more!

Although Elements 13 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop CC doesn’t offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop CC has that Elements 13 still doesn’t have (things like channels, HDR, etc.). But in this book, you’ll learn some slick workarounds, cheats, and some fairly ingenious ways to replicate many of those Photoshop features from right within Elements. Plus, you can follow along with all the images used in the book, available for download on the book’s companion webpage.

Since this book is designed for photographers, it doesn’t waste your time talking about what a pixel is, how to frame a shot, set your exposure, etc., and there’s no talk about which camera or printer to buy. It’s all Elements, step by step, cover to cover, in the only book of its kind, and you’re gonna love it!


Author Biography

Scott Kelby is a photographer, designer, and award-winning author of more than 50 books, including The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop, Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image, and The Digital Photography Book, parts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.

Matt Kloskowski is a Photoshop Guy whose books, videos, and classes have simplified the way thousands of people work on digital photos and images. Author of several best-selling Photoshop books, Matt teaches Photoshop and digital photography techniques to thousands of people around the world each year. He's built a massive library of videos that appear in DVDs and online training courses, and has written articles for Photoshop User magazine. You’ll find Matt teaching for the Kelby Training Live seminar tour, as well as at the world's premier Photoshop event, the Photoshop World Conference & Expo.

Both Scott and Matt live in the Tampa Bay area.


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