Author(s): Nick Vandome
Improving on an already bestselling program, Photoshop Elements 3 takes the editing and organizing of digital images to a new level for the general consumer. This latest version of the program now makes it even easier to organize, edit and share images in simple and dazzling ways. It is a must-have program for anyone involved with image editing and Photoshop Elements 3 in Easy Steps shows how to get the most out of it. Editing digital images is at the heart of Elements and the book covers this in depth. Starting with the Elements interface, it looks at obtaining and organizing images, color enhancements and techniques such as cloning, cropping and removing flaws with the newly included Healing Brush. There is also a chapter on quick fixes, covering some of the most commonly used image editing techniques. Various advanced features are looked at, including making selections, using layers and viewing the full color range of an image. Sharing digital images is becoming increasingly popular and there are options for doing this with dynamic slideshows and themed photo emails. Elements 3 also has improved capabilities for flexible printing options such as printing several different images on a single page. The final chapter offers step-by-step examples of common editing processes such as adding and removing objects from an image, creating the impression of speed and creating collages.