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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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Figure 10-1: The Wind dialog box ranges from breezy to hurricane-rated
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Figure 10-2: The Mosaic Tiles dialog box
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Give a Photo a Chromed Metallic Look
Give a Photo a Chromed Metallic Look
1. To make a photo resemble an exotic, chrome sculpture in Adobe Photoshop Elements, choose FilterOSketchO Chrome. The Chrome dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 10-3.
2. Experiment with the options until you reach the desired effect in the sample window. The options are
Detail: Adjusts the depth of the embossing.
Smoothness: Adjusts the smoothness of the ridges and edges.
Try the Chrome effect on block text that you want to use in a Web page banner. The Chrome effect really makes the text stand out!
3. Click OK to apply the effect to the photo, as shown in Figure 10-4.
4. Choose FileOSave.
Apply the other artistic effects in Elements in a similar way. Experiment with a variety of effects. You can invent your own effects by applying effects to an image and continuing to add other effects to the changed image. The sky's the limit.
For another look at this dramatic effect, check out page xii in the front section.
Figure 10-3: The Chrome dialog box
Figure 10-4: The Chrome effect applied to a photo
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Chapter 10: Adding Photoshop Elements Effects
Change a Photo to a Colored Pencil Drawing
1. Photos can be given a subtle and elegant artistic look with the Colored Pencil effect. With an image open in Adobe Photoshop Elements, choose FilterO ArtisticOColored Pencil. The Colored Pencil dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 10-5.
2. Experiment until you achieve the desired effect in the sample window. The options are
Pencil Width: Adjusts the size of the pencil strokes.
Stroke Pressure: Adjusts the fuzziness of the strokes.
Paper Brightness: Determines the virtual effect of paper showing through the drawing.
3. Click OK to apply the effect to the photo, as shown in Figure 10-6.
To see another image with this effect, check out page xiii in the front section.
4. Choose FileOSave.
Using the artistic effects is a wonderful way to create paintings and drawings, even if you are not a graphic artist. In addition to the digital effects, the choice of paper and printing technique you use can add quality to the finished product.
Figure 10-5: The Colored Pencil dialog box
Figure 10-6: The Colored Pencil effect applied to a photo
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Change Photo Lighting
Change Photo Lighting
1. Lighting is the source of drama in photos. If your images lack pop with real light, consider using these virtual lighting effects. With an image open in Adobe Photoshop Elements, choose FilterORenderOLighting Effects. The Lighting Effects dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 10-7.
2. Experiment until you achieve the effect you want in the sample window. The options are
Style: Allows you to select the position and number of lights desired. There are a wide variety of choices. Select them one by one and review the effect in the Preview window.
Light Type: Selects spotlight, directional, or omnidirectional light type.
Properties: Determines the virtual effect of the materials interacting with the light.
Texture Channel: Determines the way color filters are applied to the photograph.
3. Click OK to apply the effect to the photo, as shown in Figure 10-8.
To see another image with spotlight lighting, see page xiv in the front section.
4. Choose FileOSave.
#Use the Lighting Effects filter for dramatic and special effects; improve the lighting in a less dramatic photograph or fix lighting problems. If you are trying for realistic effects, keep the selections subtle.
Figure 10-7: The Lighting Effects dialog box
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Figure 10-8: The Lighting effect applied to a photo
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Chapter 10: Adding Photoshop Elements Effects
Distort a Photo Around an Axis
1. Create a dramatic 3-D reshaping of a photo with the Polar Coordinates Effect. With an image open in Adobe Photoshop Elements, choose FilterODistortOPolar Coordinates. The Polar Coordinates dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 10-9.
2. Experiment until you achieve your desired effect in the sample window. The options are Rectangular to Polar and Polar to Rectangular.
3. Click OK to apply the effect to the photo, as shown in Figure 10-10.
To see a larger version of this image with this effect applied to it, check out page xi in the front section.
4. Choose FileOSave.
The Polar Coordinates effect is very extreme and dramatic. Use it to i\\ create an abstract art piece from a photograph.
Figure 10-9: The Polar Coordinates dialog box
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