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The Photoshop Elements 9 Book for Digital Photographers [NOOK Book]

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This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s never been done before—it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it does something that virtually no other Elements book has ever done—it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why.

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Overview

This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s never been done before—it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it does something that virtually no other Elements book has ever done—it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why.

If you’re looking for one of those “tell-me-everything-about-the-Unsharp-Mask-filter” books, this isn’t it. You can grab any other Elements book on the shelf, because they all do that. Instead, this book gives you the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and printing your photos like a pro. You’ll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are—once you know the secrets.

LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT
Each year we train thousands of digital photographers and, almost without exception, they have the same questions and face the same problem—that’s  exactly what we cover in this book. You’ll learn:
  • The real secrets of how the pros retouch portraits
  • How to color correct any photo with out breaking a sweat (you’ll be amazed at how they do it!)
  • How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs and TIFFs, too! (And you’ll learn why so many pros like it best—because it’s faster and easier)
  • The sharpening techniques the pros really use (there’s an entire chapter just on this!)
  • How to deal with common digital camera image problems, including removing noise and avoiding halos
  • The most requested photographic special effects, and much more!
THE BOOK’S SECRET WEAPON
Although Elements 9 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop CS5 doesn’t offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop CS5 has that Elements 9 still doesn’t have (things like paths, Channel Mixer, etc.). But in this book, you’ll learn some slick workarounds, cheats, and some fairly ingenious ways to replicate many of those Photoshop features from right within Elements. Plus, since this book is designed for photographers, it doesn’t waste your time talking about how to frame a shot, set your exposure, etc., and there’s no talk about which camera or printer to buy. It’s all Elements, step-by-step, cover-to-cover, in the only book of its  kind!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132563055
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Series: Voices That Matter
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 365,954
  • File size: 60 MB
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Meet the Author

Scott Kelby is the world’s #1 bestselling author of computer books (since 2004), as well as Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, and President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). He’s the co-host of the highly acclaimed Photoshop User TV podcast, and trains thousands at digital photo and imaging workshops around the world. An awardwinning author of more than 50 books, including The Digital Photography Book, volumes 1, 2 & 3, and The Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers, his easygoing, plain-English style of teaching makes learning Photoshop Elements fun. Scott knows firsthand which techniques are in hot demand, and now he shares them here in his latest book.

Matt Kloskowski is a Photoshop Guy whose books, videos, and classes have simplified the way thousands of people work on digital photos and images. Author of several best-selling Photoshop books, Matt teaches Photoshop and digital photography techniques to thousands of people around the world each year. He co-hosts the top-rated videocast Photoshop User TV, as well as the photography videocast D-Town TV. He’s built a massive library of videos that appear in DVDs and online training courses, and has written articles for Photoshop User magazine. You’ll find Matt teaching for the Kelby Training Live seminar tour, as well as at the world’s premier Photoshop event, the Photoshop World Conference & Expo.

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

    An excellent Elements reference

    I've learned more in three hours of browsing through this book than I have in three months of Internet searching and other similar books. It delivers on its promise of explaining exactly what to do and how to do it without a lot of theory. Theory is good but it is available from many other sources. If you want to get right to the details of how to implement a particular task in PSE, this is the book for you.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2011

    Why the price hike

    Print edition from B&N is only $28.32, Kindle edition is $21.99, but B&N is charging more for the e-book version? Thought the E-books were supposed to be cheaper, what's up B&N?

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Highly recommend

    Best book on Photoshop esp for the beginner , but excellent for seasoned photographer

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    Must Buy if you want to learn Elements 9

    I have Elements for Dummies and I have taken an on-line class to learn PS and this is by far the best book for learning Elements. Step by step instructions...you can't go wrong! Highly reccommend!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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