Barbara Brundage has been the author of Photoshop Elements: The Missing Manual since Elements 3, is an Adobe Community Expert, and has been a member of Adobe's prerelease groups for Elements 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. She's been teaching people how to use Photoshop Elements since it first came out in 2001. Barbara started using Elements to create graphics for use in her day job as a harpist, music publisher, and arranger. Along the way, she joined the large group of people finding a renewed interest in photography thanks to digital cameras. If she can learn to use Elements, you can, too!
Photoshop Elements 10: The Missing Manualby Barbara Brundage
Elements 10 offers much of Photoshop's power without the huge price tag. It's a great tool for most image-editing buffs—whether you’re a photographer, scrapbooker, or aspiring graphic artist. But Elements still doesn't come with a useful manual. This bestselling book helps you get the most out of the program, from the basics to advanced tips for both… See more details below
Elements 10 offers much of Photoshop's power without the huge price tag. It's a great tool for most image-editing buffs—whether you’re a photographer, scrapbooker, or aspiring graphic artist. But Elements still doesn't come with a useful manual. This bestselling book helps you get the most out of the program, from the basics to advanced tips for both Windows and Mac users.
The important stuff you need to know:
- Quickly learn your way around. Customize Elements to suit your working style.
- Get to work right away. Import, organize, and make quick image fixes with ease.
- Retouch any image. Learn how to repair and restore old and damaged photos.
- Add pizzazz. Give images more zip with dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects.
- Design with words. Make text flow along a curved path or around an object or shape.
- Find your creative flair. Create scrapbooks, greeting cards, photo books, and more.
- Try out advanced techniques. Work with layers, blend modes, and other tools.
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Being a fan of "the missing manual" series of guides, this edition too has not disappointed. Although being far from proficient using Photoshop Elements 10, the first chapters have been informative and instructional. It will be a go-to reference. The e-book format is wonderful, facilitaing notetaking, hightlighting and topic seaching.
This book lives up to its title of being "the missing manual" and is a joy to use. Brundage has gone beyond the basic expectations of logical organization and clearly understood step-by-step instructions. Technical jargon is kept to a bare minimum. Brundage goes into depth by explaining why and when to use or avoid using certain features and any drawbascks as well. On-line sources are recommended throughout the book, even those not affiliated with Adobe publishing or its website. I am proficient, barely at times, with the basics of computer usage therefore I find every new software package challenging along with the usual assortment of "help" books. Not so with this book,within an hour of receiving this book, I was loading and organizing photos with ease. I am very thorough with labeling my photos by year, person, date, place, and event as basics. I have not "lost" a photo yet. My first dabblings with photo editing where successful. I truly do not believe anyone will be disappointed with this book.
Highly recommended I have been teaching Photoshop Elements since version 7 and have used Ms. Brundage's series of books for version 7, 8, and 9. This book is an A to Z manual on Photoshop Elements. One feature I particularly like is that the author lists a number of websites for additional material such as plug-ins. Also, she will reference a book not published by O'Reilly, an action for which both the author and publisher deserve credit. As the author states in her introduction, this is a how and when book. The book instructs one how to use various techniques and tools, as well as when not to use them. In addition to the book content, one can go to the O'Reilly website to download additional material that is pertinent so that one can better complete various exercises in the book. The bottom line; if you use Photoshop Elements 10, buy this book. Charles Heisterkamp, III, M.D. Photographer
I am unable to review this Manual at this time because I still have not received it though I ordered it in October. I did receive an email advising that it is to be shipped on January 16th.