Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 Maximum Performance by Mark Galer

By Mark Galer

Unharness the hidden capability for pro photograph enhancing in Adobe® Photoshop® components with this project-based, real-world guide.

Using step by step directions and accompanying motion picture tutorials, Mark Galer leads you thru the fewer famous and strongest post-production enhancing concepts Adobe® Photoshop® components has to provide. crafty tips and shrewdpermanent workarounds assist you to create specialist photos with no beneficial properties from the entire Adobe® Photoshop® package deal that you simply want yet don't need to pay for - practice initiatives you did not imagine have been attainable in Adobe® Photoshop® Elements!

Whether you are an imaging expert or a images fanatic, this e-book can help you get the utmost functionality out of your software program. find out how to:
* Create amazing results without advertisement lighting fixtures or studio equipment
* expand the dynamic diversity of your camera through merging a number of exposures
* Optimize, increase and montage photos with lovely results

The accompanying DVD offers vast help with motion picture tutorials for all initiatives, excessive answer photos, multilayered documents of accomplished tasks, a inventory library and a keyboard shortcut guide.

Mark Galer is a contract photographer, complete lecturer and best-selling writer of quantity books on images. he's an respectable Adobe Ambassador for Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe® Photoshop® parts.

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The secret to intelligent color adjustment is that the grass may ‘really’ be greener on the other side. Until you have seen the other side how will you know? With this in mind Adobe has given us ‘Color Variations’. It is a simple case of ‘if you see something else you like - you can have it’. 0. If you have acquired your image from the Camera Raw dialog box or a 48-bit scanner then you will need to drop the bit depth to 8 bits to complete the following steps because, although Elements supports 16-bit editing, it does not support the use of adjustment layers with which to edit the bit-rich pictures.

Unaffected by the processing procedure. Although the Camera Raw dialog box appears a little daunting at first sight, it is reasonably intuitive and easy to master. 1. Basic adjustments - White balance Open the Raw file from the supporting DVD. Set the white balance by clicking on the White Balance eyedropper in the small tools palette (top left-hand corner of the dialog box) and then click on any neutral tone you can find in the image. In this image click on the white paper the girl is holding. You can also set the white balance by choosing one of the presets from the dropdown menu or manually adjusting the Temperature and Tint sliders to remove any color cast present.

This layer is called an ‘adjustment layer’ and it will play host to the adjustments we are about to make in this Levels dialog box. Third, the mask has reappeared in a little thumbnail image to the right of the Adjustment icon in the Layers palette. This is called a ‘layer mask’ and it will hide any adjustments we make in the unselected portion of the image (the distant mountains and sky). Move the Highlight slider (the white triangle on the right) in towards the slopes of the histogram and move the central gray triangle (the Gamma slider) to the left to brighten the selected pixels.

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