Steve Grisetti, host of Adobe’s Premiere Elements forum, founding member of videomaker support site Muvipix.com, lynda.com instructor and author of the Muvipix.com Guide book series, takes you from the basics of video editing with Premiere Elements, like capturing your media and building a timeline, to advanced functions, like creating customized effects and building menus for your DVDs and BluRay discs. He’ll show you: • How to use the Motion Tracking tool, Adjustment Layers and the new Favorite Moments tool to edit and enhance your videos. • How to turn your raw footage into exciting movies using the new Video Story tool. • How to shift the playback speed of your movie with the Time Remapping tool. • How to interface with Adobe Revel. • How to take advantage of the innovative new file management systems in the redesigned Elements Organizer. • The magic of keyframing, Premiere Elements’ most versatile and powerful tool for creating motion paths and special effects. • How to output video for the Web, a disc or your mobile device.
From the basics of video editing with Premiere Elements, like capturing your media and building a timeline, to advanced functions, like creating customized effects and building menus for your DVDs and BluRay discs, The Muvipix.com Guide to Adobe Premiere Elements 7 will show you: • How to use the new tools in version 10, including support for the Mac OSX and Windows 7 64-bit operating systems. • How to use the Smart Trim, Smart Fix and Smart Mix features. • How to set up your projects to interface most effectively with video from any camcorder, including Flip pocket cams. • How to use the new Pan and Zoom and color correction tools. • The wealth of tools available in not-so-obvious places. • The magic of keyframing, Premiere Elements’ most versatile and powerful tool for creating motion paths and special effects. • How to output video for the Web, disc and for use in another project.
No matter if you’re a photo-editing newbie or an old hat looking for new tricks, Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies offers photographers of all skill levels the power to turn run-of-the-mill digital pictures into beautiful photographs. Covering the latest version of this popular software, this up-to-date guide quickly shows you how to organize images for editing, adjust color and focus, apply artsy filters, add text to an image—and beyond.
There’s a reason Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies is the best place to start learning Elements—it gets you up and running with this image-editing software faster than you can say ‘cheese!’ Get ready to explore your inner artist and add pizzazz to even the most ordinary pics with the professional tools in Photoshop Elements 15!
- Find simple explanations of how to handle basic image editing
- Get steps for giving your photos a digital makeover
- Create layers in your images
- Discover one-click instant fixes when you hit roadblocks
The power and simplicity of Photoshop Elements makes it easy to produce photos worth bragging about—and this no-nonsense guide will get you there in a flash.
- Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies is here to help you take advantage of everything Elements has to offer, giving you the know-how you need to create professional-quality images for print, e-mail, and the web.
- Learn how to find your way around Photoshop Elements, work with the latest tools, edit and organize your images, add interesting effects, and share your work with the world.
- Get to know the tools, menus, options, and work area
- Upload, modify, tag, and manage your photos
- Apply layers, contrast, color, clarity, filters, effects, styles, and type to your images
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 book has 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.
LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT
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!
THE BOOK’S SECRET WEAPON
Although Elements 14 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop CC doesn’t offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop CC has that Elements 14 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!
From the basics of video editing with Premiere Elements, like capturing your media and building a timeline, to advanced functions, like creating customized effects and building menus for your DVDs and BluRay discs, the Muvipix Guide will show you: • How to use the Motion Tracking tool, Adjustment Layers and the Favorite Moments tool to edit and enhance your videos. • How to turn your raw footage into exciting movies using the new Video Story tool. • How to build exciting, new Motion Titles. • How to take advantage of the innovative new file management systems in the redesigned Elements Organizer. • The magic of keyframing, Premiere Elements’ most versatile and powerful tool for creating motion paths and special effects. • How to use the options in the new Export & Share workspace to create movies, burn discs and share your videos online.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe’s top-rated consumer-targeted photo-editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your images with Photoshop Elements and learn how to best use the program’s many new features.
In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new and enhanced features in Photoshop Elements 14. Learn how the new Import In Bulk command lets you browse the images on your hard disk, and then add the contents of multiple folders in disparate locations to a single batch import. Discover workflow improvements that make it easier than ever to sort and search your catalog, with pre-stacked faces in the People view and new, easy-to-browse UnPinned photos and Suggested events tabs in the Places and Events views. Explore a revamped Guided edit interface–the new home for the Photomerge tools–where you’ll experience a new guided Photomerge Panorama workflow, follow simple steps to resize a photo at the appropriate resolution for print or web, and learn how to add motion to a static image with the fun new Speed Effect. You’ll try the new Smart Looks in Quick edit mode, learn how to make your pictures crisper and clearer with the Shake Reduction and Haze Removal tools, and how to make finer selections than ever before with an enhanced Refine Selection Brush that can even handle hair, fur, and feathers.
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