Photoshop Elements 5 For Dummies

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Packed with tips and tricks for creating dazzling images

Explore layers, change backgrounds, fix flaws, and artistically enhance photos

Photoshop Elements 5 is a powerhouse, and here's the fast and easy way to get up to speed on all the coolest features. Whether you're new to digital photography or an old pro, you'll find out how to make quick fixes, fine-tune exposure, brush away flaws, and print and share photos.

Discover how to

  • Organize and manage your photos
  • Correct contrast, color, and clarity
  • Perform simple image makeovers
  • Obtain accurate color from your desktop color printer
  • Get artsy with the pencil and brush tools
  • Produce the family photo album
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About the author

Barbara Obermeier: Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphics design studio in Ventura, California. She’s the author of Photoshop CS2 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies and has contributed as author or coauthor on numerous books on Photoshop, Illustrator, and PowerPoint. Barb is also a faculty member in the Visual Communication Department at Brooks Institute of Photography.

Ted Padova: In addition to writing several books on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, Ted is the world’s leading author of books on Adobe Acrobat. He is also a coauthor of Adobe Creative Suite Bible and Adobe Creative Suite 2 Bible (Wiley), Color Correction For Digital Photographers Only (Wiley), and Color Management for Digital Photographers For Dummies (Wiley). Ted spends most of his time writing and speaking at conferences and expos nationally and internationally.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Apr 30, 2007
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