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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
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8. Choose FileOSave.
The Clone Stamp tool paints with a small selection of the actual photo. If the damage is extensive, you may need to use the Airbrush tool to make minor adjustments as well. Zoom in on the image so you can see the repair clearly.
Figure 8-13: The upper-left corner of this photo needs help
Figure 8-14: The Clone Stamp tool to the rescue
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Make a Photo Cottage
Convert a Color Photo to Grayscale
1. With an image open in the Adobe Photoshop Elements Quick Fix view, choose Enhanced Adjust ColorO Remove Color, as shown in Figure 8-15.
?A grayscale image is usually called a black and white image. The correct name is grayscale to distinguish from line drawings with no gradations. This is a simple way to create a grayscale image from a color image. When you convert the image, you might need to use Quick Fix to adjust the contrast and brightness (as shown in the "Fix Contrast and Brightness Problems in Quick Fix View" section) for the best image quality.
2. Photoshop Elements automatically makes the adjustments permanent.
3. Choose FileOSave.
Figure 8-15: Use Remove Color to make a grayscale image
Make a Photo Collage
1. In Adobe Photoshop Elements, choose FileONewO Blank File to open a new, blank image area.
2. From the Preset Sizes menu, select a size large enough to contain all the individual photos you want to include in the collage.
3. Choose FileOOpen and select the first image or photo.
4. Select the Move tool button in the toolbox. Doing so allows you to move the selection where you want it with the mouse.
5. Drag the opened image into the collage image window, as shown in Figure 8-16.
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Figure 8-16: Dragging an image into a new collage
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Chapter 8: Repairing Digital Images
6. Choose ImageOTransformOFree Transform. This tool allows you to rotate, move, or resize the added image.
7. Drag the appropriate handle to transform the image.
Move: Click the cursor within the selected area of the image and drag it to a new location.
Rotate: Move the cursor near one of the square handles on the corners or mid-sides of the selected area until a curved arrow appears. Then click and drag the mouse to rotate the selected area.
Resize: Select one of the square handles of the selected area and drag it in or out to a new larger or smaller size.
The handles are the small squares at the corners, center, and sides of the image. You can scale the image proportionally by holding down the Shift key and dragging a corner handle.
8. When you have made all the desired changes, click OK on the Options bar.
9. Choose WindowOLayers to view the Layers palette.
10. Drag the Opacity slider in the Layers palette to adjust the opacity of the added image, as shown in Figure 8-17.
11. Repeat Steps 3 through 10 until you complete your collage, as shown in Figure 8-18.
12. Choose FileOSave and specify a filename, file type, and location; then click Save.
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Adding Photo Editor Special Effects
art of enjoying digital photography is enjoying yourself in the digital darkroom. Old-fashioned film photography doomed the photographer to one chance what you snapped is what you got. Not only can you now fix many of the mistakes everyone makes, but you can also become a creative graphic artist. You can easily convert simple photos into watercolor paintings, pen-and-ink drawings, and images resembling stained glass windows. Basic editing software, such as Microsoft Photo Editor, has a number of popular creative options. You explore them in this chapter.
When you're working with the Microsoft Photo Editor special effects in this chapter, keep the following in mind:
You don't need to add special effects to your entire image. Use the Select tool to outline an area of the image you'd like to draw attention to and add your special effect to just that part.
If you really don't like the result of the effect you just applied to your image, you can click the Undo button, choose EditOUndo, or press Ctrl+Z.
You can be really adventurous by applying more than one special effect. For an interesting combination, try embossing and then textur-izing your image.
You can undo only the last effect you apply. If you've applied more than one special effect and want to go back to the original look, close your image file without saving it. Then you can reopen your digital image and try again.
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