Do you want to rearm Venus de Milo, shave Uncle Harrys beard, or turn gray skies to blue? Have at it with PhotoshopElements 3 For Dummies, your guide to enhancing the effect, fixing the flaws, or adding artistic effects to your photos. Youll discover how to:Import and organize your photosCreate, rearrange, blend and manipulate layers to create a composite imageSave photos using the correct file format TIFF (Tagged Image File Format, PDF (Portable Document Format), or BMP (for PC users)Save for the Web with JPEG and GIFTake advantage of the terrific Help Great Help system, including a How To palette with step-by-step tutorials for image editing and featuresCreate a slide show, a picture package, or a Web photo galleryPhotoshopElements 3 For Dummies was written by Dele McClelland, award-winning author of more than 75 titles, including Photoshop for Dummies and Photoshop CS Bible, and Galen Fott, writer and reviewer for Macworld and PC Magazine. It includes 16 pages of full-color examples that demonstrate capabilities and show you before and after photos. Youll get step-by-step specifics on techniques that can transform your photos, including:Selecting the area you want to work with using the lasso, marquee, or magic wand tools or the selection brushUsing the healing brush to remove imperfections such as blemishes and the new red eye removal tool to remove that demonic glowAdjusting color with a variety of tools and techniquesApplying filters such as Blur, Gaussian Blur, Colored Pencil, Diffuse Glow, Glass, Glowing Edges and many moreColor correcting quickly with fast color-correctionsUsing the layer styles in the Styles and Effects palette to let your imagination go wild with painting, drawing, applying drop shadows and bevels, adding text, and moreUsing the brush, pencil, eraser, shape and cookie cutter toolsWorking with the type tools, including formatting options, warping type into unusual shapes, and creating outline typeMaking the most of the effects, including frame, image effects, text effects, and texturesUsing Photomerge to create panoramic picturesPhotoshopElements 3 For Dummies doesnt just give you instructionsit gives you ideas. Youll be inspired to capitalize on the capabilities and explore different techniques to enhance and share your photos.