Elements 8 for Digital Photographers By Lesa Snider

3 hr 23 min
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Lesa Snider guides you through everything you need to know about editing non-destructively in the new Elements 8. Learn practical editing techniques, how to adjust images in Camera Raw and Elements' QuickEdit mode, and three ways to use Levels in Full Edit mode. Discover how to make your prints look their very best!

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Instructor Lesa Snider introduces herself and explains what she will cover in the course
Using Camera Raw to adjust the color and tonal values of your images
Continue learning about the tools inside of Camera Raw
Cropping images in Camera Raw and Elements
Make quick corrections to your image
Correct the lighting in your images using levels
Using the levels eye droppers to correct color and lighting
Use the spot healing brush to get rid of blemishes, moles, etc
Liven up your subject by getting rid of the dark areas under their eyes
Use the clone stamp tool to fix hot spots
Whitening teeth and eyes in quick edit mode
The smart brush combines the power of a selection brush with adjustment layers
The detailed smart brush can be used to add lipstick, tanning, and whitening teeth
Learn how to fix both red eye and white eye in your subjects
Using an adjustment layer to add softening and lightening
Using the blur filter to soften the image
There are several ways to convert to black and white
Here are a couple different ways to create this effect
Elements makes it very easy to add color tints to your image
Darken the edges of your image to draw attention towards the center
Combine images in creative ways
More inspiration for combining images into collages
Merge several shots into the perfect shot
Using Photomerge scene cleaner
Using the new recompose tool to alter the background of your image but not the subjects
Tips for preparing your images to print
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Lesa Snider


Lesa Snider, internationally acclaimed author and speaker, is on a mission to teach the world to create better graphics. She’s the author of several books including the best-selling series, Photoshop: The Missing Manual, iPhoto: The Missing Manual (lesa.in/lesabooks), and The Skinny Book series of eBooks (theskinnybooks.com). Lesa has a...

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