Ideal for scrapbookers, serious and casual photographers, and budding graphic artists alike, Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac is more powerful and easier to use than previous versions. But figuring out how and when to use the program's tools is still tricky.
With Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage, you'll learn what each tool does, as well as when it makes the most sense to use it and why. You get easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for everything from importing photos to organizing, editing, sharing, and storing your images. You'll also find a tour of Bridge, the ultra-deluxe file browser that comes with Photoshop CS4--and Elements 8.
Author notes Barbara Brundage says:
"As someone who's primarily a Mac person, I'm really thrilled that Adobe is bringing out the Mac version of Elements 8 at the same time as the Windows version ... It was really great not having to wait several months to write the Mac version of the book!"
With a gentle introduction to get you started quickly, and advanced tips to help you produce really creative work, this Missing Manual provides the answers you need:
- Get crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations of every feature
- Learn to import, organize, back up, and fix photos quickly and easily
- Repair and restore old and damaged photos, and retouch any image
- Jazz up your pictures with dozens of filters, frames, and special effects
- Remove unwanted objects from images with the new Recompose tool
- Learn advanced techniques like working with layers and applying blend modes
- Download practice images and try new tricks right away
With this fully revised, bestselling guide from author Barbara Brundage, you'll quickly be using Elements instead of spending hours trying to learn how it works. From gentle introduction to more advanced tips, this book is your go-to guide.
Barbara Brundage is the author of Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual, and Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual, an Adobe Community Expert, and a member of Adobe's prerelease groups for Elements 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing Manual
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