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Fun with Photoshop Elements 3

Fun with Photoshop Elements 3

Foto-Fakery for Everyone

Rhoda Grossman

Feb 2005, Paperback, 224 pages
ISBN13: 9780672327308
ISBN10: 0672327309
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Wish your ex-boyfriend wasn't in that great picture of you with your family? Cut him out! Hate the shirt you're wearing in the picture of you with your best friend? Change the color! You can do all of this and more with Photoshop Elements 3 and Fun with Photoshop Elements 3 can show you how. Get your feet wet and your hands dirty with this cheeky look at how to use the program for fun. Learn the key tools and tricks through objective-based lessons that will show you how to complete a task quickly and easily so you can move on to the next task. By the end of the book, you will be able to combine elements of two photos into one image, perform "head transplants," makeover your clothes or face, edit people into and out of images and graft images together to create giant, mystical creatures. The possibilities are endless-let us help you reel them in!

Wish your ex-boyfriend wasn't in that great picture of you with your family? Cut him out! Hate the shirt you're wearing in the picture of you with your best friend? Change the color! You can do all of this and more with Photoshop Elements 3 and Fun with Photoshop Elements 3 can show you how. Get your feet wet and your hands dirty with this cheeky look at how to use the program for fun. Learn the key tools and tricks through objective-based lessons that will show you how to complete a task quickly and easily so you can move on to the next task. By the end of the book, you will be able to combine elements of two photos into one image, perform "head transplants," makeover your clothes or face, edit people into and out of images and graft images together to create giant, mystical creatures. The possibilities are endless-let us help you reel them in!

Introduction.

1. The Old Switcheroo.

Project 1: The Forest and the Trees

Project 2: Replace the Face

Project 3: Making Faces

Project 4: Body Transplants

Project 5: Antelope, Schmantelope

2. Now You See It, Now You Don’t.

Project 1: Colorful Tongues

Project 2: Gone But Not Forgotten

Project 3: Out of Africa–Completely

Project 4: Protective Coloration

3. Mirror, Mirror, Off the Wall.

Project 1: A Younger You in Minutes

Project 2: Fast Forward

Project 3: Who’s the Tallest of Them All?

4. A Cruel Twist of Face.

Project 1: Elastic Surgery

Project 2: Distort Reform

Project 3: A Hair-raising Experience

Project 4: Oral Surgery Gone Wrong

5. From Insult to Injury.

Project 1: Warts and All

Project 2: Pock Marks the Spot

Project 3: Gratuitous Violence

Project 4: Collision Coverage

6. Location, Location, Location.

Project 1: Where Am I? An Incredible City

Project 2: Stonedhenge

Project 3: Environmental Deception

7. Just Faux Fun.

Project 1: A Room for Improvement

Project 2: Cabinet Appointments

Project 3: A Realtor’s Nightmare

Project 4: Housepainter’s Fantasy

8. The Write Stuff.

Project 1: Postcard from Somewhere

Project 2: What Is Mona Lisa Thinking?

Project 3: Fake Highway Signs

Project 4: Take It and Stick It! (On Your Bumper)

9. Kid Stuff.

Project 1: Quick Cartoons

Project 2: Trace and Fill

Project 3: Play with Your Food!

Project 4: Chocolate Treats

Project 5: Decorate Your Room

10. Fool Me Twice.

Project 1: Not-so-soft Drink

Project 2: Bugs for Breakfast?

11. Artsy-Craftsy.

Project 1: Olde Tyme Photography

Project 2: Pre-War Portraits

Project 3: Naked Babies

12. Artsy-Phartsy.

Project 1: Come Up and See My Filters

Project 2: Mom and Pop Art

Project 3: Make a Good Impressionist

Appendix A. Resources.

Searching the Internet for Images

Using Royalty-Free Stock Images

Scanning Images

Printing from the Desktop

Outsourcing Print Jobs

Fonts

Contests

Appendix B. Photoshop in a Peanut Shell.

Where Is It?

Selection, Selection, Selection

Rectangular or Elliptical Marquee

Lasso Tool

Magic Wand

Managing Selections

Layers

Adjustment Layers

Blending Modes

Brushes

Gradient Fills

Clone Stamp

Toning Tools

Text and Effects

Differences Between Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS

Index.

Fun with Photoshop® Elements 3About the Author

Rhoda Grossman is a cartoonist, illustrator, and painter who uses traditional and digital media in various combinations. She has co-authored several books on creative uses for Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter with Sherry London. Rhoda created CD tutorials for Painter versions 6 through 8 without Sherry London. She has taught traditional drawing as well as computer graphics techniques at several brick-and-mortar institutions of higher (and wider) learning. As "Rhoda Draws a Crowd" she creates caricature entertainment (digitally and traditionally) for events from bar mitzvahs to international conventions. Check her out at http://www.digitalpainting.com.


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