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An Excellent Resource For Photoshop Elements!

  • Mar 28, 2010
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I seem to collect books about how to use Photoshop Elements. Each book has a good feature - and a good reason for adding it to my collection. Some books have fabulous illustrations, others offer precise step-by-step instructions and still others just have a format that I find easy to use.

This book,happily combines all of these excellent features into one easy to use, well illustrated book! In the past I have found that Focal Press books are generally an excellent value and very well put together. This book is no exception. The books covers the basics of digital photography, proceeds on to how to actually use Photoshop Elements, how to organize photos, repair or fix photos and progresses to other topics like how to share, work with layers, photo merge, make photos work best on the web - and how to create a myriad of great projects. The one thing that I appreciate a lot about this book is that it covers not only PC use but, much to my personal joy, how to use Photoshop Elements on a Mac!

This book is a wonderful resource that anyone, PC or Mac user, will find to be a valuable addition to your library!

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If you're new to Elements and need a complete overview of each feature and function, you'll find exactly what you're looking for here: step-by-step instructions covering every aspect of Elements, accompanied by helpful screenshots and colorful images. If you're a more experienced user, you'll find Philip's signature advanced tips and techniques invaluable as you stretch the power of Elements beyond what you previously thought possible. From basic techniques such as importing files and performing simple image edits to more complex projects such as creating scrapbooks, making panoramas, and working with raw files, it's all covered in this comprehensive guide from one of the industry's premier Elements experts, and always in the context of creating great photographs first and foremost.



Be sure to visit the accompanying websites www.photoshopelements.net and pse-4-photographers.photoshop.com for additional Elements 8 tutorials, tips, example galleries, offers and advice.



*A supplemental website features over an hour of video tutorials for additional training and practice



*An example gallery site, pse-4-photographers.photoshop.com, showcasing the synchronization links between Photoshop Elements and Photoshop.com



*Written by an official Adobe Ambassador and expert author whose tips and tricks are featured in the Adobe Inspirational Browser in both Photoshop Elements 7 and 8



*Contains step-by-step instructions and resources (via the book's website) for completing an entire project - a ...

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ISBN-10: 0240521897
ISBN-13: 978-0240521893
Author: Philip Andrews
Genre: Computers & Internet
Publisher: Focal Press
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