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Digital photography just the steps for dummies - Jones F.

Jones F. Digital photography just the steps for dummies - Wiley publishing , 2005. - 240 p.
ISBN: 0-7645-7477-9
Download (direct link): digitalphotographyjust2005.pdf
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3. After you make your softening adjustments, dick OK.
4. Review the changes. If you're not satisfied, choose EditOUndo Gaussian Blur to revert to the original image. You can then choose new settings until you're satisfied with the adjusted image. Figure 7-8 shows a softened image.
5. Choose FileOSave.
In Jasc Paint Shop Pro, try EffectsOBlur, EffectsOBlur More, or EffectsOGaussian Blur.
Figure 7-7: Softening an image with the Gaussian Blur filter
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Chapter 7: Fixing Common Image Problems
Smudge an Image
To blur a selected area of a photo, open it in the Adobe Photoshop Elements Standard Edit mode and choose the Blur Tool near the bottom-left of the toolbar (shown in Figure 7-9).
You can also use the Blur tool by clicking it on the top toolbar.
2. Select the size and shape of the brush that you want to use to smudge the photo in the top toolbar.
3. Choose an area in the photo to smudge and drag the cursor over the area.
4. Review the image. If you're happy with the outcome, click OK. If you don't like the effect, choose EditO Undo Blur Tool to revert to the image before you began using the Blur Tool. Figure 7-10 shows a smudged image.
#This effect is useful to obscure signs, unwanted faces, or other features in the photo. The Smudge tool does just what it sounds like. It's ideal for keeping the identity of relatives in the witness protection program a secret.
5. Choose FileOSave.
In Jasc Paint Shop Pro, use the Smudge option in the Retouch tool (the Retouch tool looks like a pointing finger).
Figure 7-9: The original unsmudged image
Figure 7-10: The image after smudging a portion of the sign
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Despeckle an Image
Despeckle an Image
1. To get rid of dust and speckles on a photo, open the digital image in Adobe Photoshop Elements and choose FilterONoiseODespeckle, as shown in Figure 7-11. The effect is automatically applied to the image you have open.
2. Review the changes. If you aren't satisfied, choose EditOUndo Despeckle to revert to the original image.
3. Choose FileOSave when you get the result you want.
This image adjustment is a powerful tool when you are working from dirty and dusty prints or scanned slides. This adjustment can also improve digital photos shot with a low number of pixels.
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Figure 7-H: Despeckling an image
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Chapter 7: Fixing Common Image Problems
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Repairing Digital Images
early everyone has a trunk full of old family photographs that are faded or spotted with age (like that picture of your grandfather in his knickers), or recent pictures that are torn or damaged. Once you had to pay a photography professional serious money to rescue important images from decay. Now, however, the wonder of photo editing software puts that resuscitative power in your hands. Repairing damaged photos that you scan from your collection is one of the chief attractions of digital photography.
This chapter helps you explore some of the basic repair techniques and tools available in Adobe Photoshop Elements. This image editing software gives you Quick Fix functions, handy palettes, and great retouching tools. In this chapter's step lists, I show you how to use these tools and functions to repair the most common types of damage to digital images.
But don't stop there. As you gain experience, you'll feel empowered to experiment with all the tools and features available in your photo editing software. And when you do, you'll no doubt find pleasant surprises there. Happy editing.
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"* Fix Contrast and Brightness Problems in Quick Fix View............................90
"* Fix Faded Photos in Quick Fix View...........91
"* Fix Focus Problems with Auto Sharpen.........92
"* Rotate an Image in Quick Fix View............92
"* Remove Red Eye...............................93
"* Remove Dust and Scratches....................94
"* Remove Creases and Blemishes.................95
"* Fix a Torn Photo.............................96
"* Convert a Color Photo to Grayscale...........97
"* Make a Photo Collage.........................97
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Chapter 8: Repairing Digital Images
Fix Contrast and Brightness Problems in Quick Fix View
1. Open your digital image in Adobe Photoshop Elements and click Quick Fix.
2. To correct a photo's exposure problems in the Quick Fix view, choose Enhanced Adjust LightingO Brightness/ Contrast to open the Brightness/Contrast dialog box, as shown in Figure 8-1.
3. Move the appropriate slider to adjust either or both of the dialog box's adjustment options. Your choices are
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