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Photoshop Elements 5 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter Series)
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Photoshop Elements 5 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter Series)

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by Scott Kelby
 

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Best-selling author Scott Kelby is well known for his plain-English style, his humorous tone, and his unparalleled ability to cut through all the technical jargon that other authors use when writing about image-editing programs. Here, Scott delivers great techniques on Photoshop Elements 5 that his readers understand and use to make the best possible images. With this

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Best-selling author Scott Kelby is well known for his plain-English style, his humorous tone, and his unparalleled ability to cut through all the technical jargon that other authors use when writing about image-editing programs. Here, Scott delivers great techniques on Photoshop Elements 5 that his readers understand and use to make the best possible images. With this newest release of Photoshop Elements, Scott shows readers how to work with their images like a pro, from importing to organization to correction to output. Readers will learn all they need to know about the digital photography workflow, as well as the latest secrets of the pros to help them create the best special effects, apply the most useful sharpening techniques, and avoid many of the hassles and problems that are encountered in digital photography (such as digital noise and color halos).

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For less than one-fourth of the cost of Photoshop, you can get the amazingly powerful Photoshop Elements 5, and Scott Kelby's The Photoshop Elements 5 Book for Digital Photographers. Then, you can make Elements jump through hoops, getting results you thought they needed Photoshop for. And you'll have several hundred dollars to spare for some of that new gear you've been eyeing.

What's in this gorgeous, full-color book? Practical, step-by-step guidance on every facet of image and color correction, from removing digital noise to digital dodging and burning, adjusting flesh tones to correcting a single problem area. Sixteen excellent techniques for retouching portraits, from lessening acne to making eyes "sparkle," slimming and trimming to digital nose jobs. A wide variety of special effects, from soft focus to fake duotones (and, speaking of duotones, there's a full chapter on restoring old photos). And, throughout, dozens of surprising tips and workarounds that give Elements near-Photoshop power.

Kelby also offers guidance on all the "surrounding" tasks that go with managing, sharing, and presenting your images: using the Organizer, creating photobooks and photo web sites, and even basic color management. Every technique is annotated with all the background you need to use it with your own images.

Kelby, editor-in-chief of Photoshop User and president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, lives and breathes Elements and Photoshop. And if you like his style and expertise, there's plenty more good stuff where this came from (such as his recent "tips" collection, The Digital Photography Book). But, for Elements users, Kelby's endless fount of wisdom begins right here. Bill Camarda, from the February 2007 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321476739
Publisher:
New Riders
Publication date:
11/27/2006
Series:
Voices That Matter Series
Pages:
487
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Scott Kelby is Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Executive Editor of the Photoshop Elements Techniques newsletter, and is technical chair of Photoshop World, the largest Photoshop gathering in the industry.

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Photoshop Elements 5 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 is a good program for downloading your digital pictures and making photographs. Add Scott Kelby¿s, The Photoshop Elements 5 Book, and these pictures can be great. Use the book often and your pictures are out of this world. I am amazed how much more I can do each time I review a chapter. Scott Kelby writes the book as if here were talking directly to you. First, what you are going to do or accomplish, then step by step how to do it with illustrations. It would be hard to get lost with his instructions. The fourteen chapters outline what you can do in each section and how to do it. Elements are like a college text book, when once read you kinda remember something can be done and are able to go back to that section. Going to the Table of Contents or Index and you are well on your way to creating excellent pictures. There is a complete chapter on retouching portraits that covers everything from removing blemishes to love handles. Photoshop has an area for storing your pictures. I never really understood it but after fifty pages of instructions it is a great way to find, sort, and stacking your photos. Color correction, shading, softening edges are the basics. The serious stuff comes in the last chapters where you learn to make watermarkings, slideshows, different borders, and configuring your camera for the right color space. Borders on your photographs do make the pictures great for presentation and Elements5 explains the many ways it can be done. After downloading my digital pictures from the camera I start to think what I can do with them based what I have learned in the book. My last project was individual pictures of my family rock climbing and the final results were one picture with all four of them blended in as if they were climbing together. I still have pages marked in this book to try, and it is just a matter of time to try all of the suggestions Scott makes plus ones I make up going along the way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't fill I could give a honest review, unless I read and used the techniques in the book for a few months. I highly recommend this book for anyone, especially for beginners. It is so well written, and the author doesn't go into a lot of technical words. Each section is written and Illustrated so clearly.