"If you're just starting out in the sometimes baffling world of digital imaging, and looking for a reference to Photoshop Elements, then this traditional manual is probably your best starting point...It will hold your hand through basic photo manipulation chores, imbue you with confidence to tackle selections and propel you into the murky waters of layers." - iCreate magazine
"Philip Andrews' knowledge and enthusisam shines through." - Royal Photographic Society Journal
Published reviews of previous edition:
"If you need to manipulate digital images but can't justify the cost or time to learn Elements' big brother, this is the book that will not only show you what can be achieved but inspire you to develop your skills even further."
Computer Arts Special
"...an unrivalled introduction to the budget imaging package, and an excellent overview of digital imaging."
What Digital Camera
".....Philip does a great job of making things clear. The book covers the basics first and then guides you through more advanced stages as it progresses. The design and signposting is much better in this version... You'll learn how to edit, save for web, prepare images for printing and much more."
"It was the second book I had bought to learn elements. It hit the mark. Perfect. Lots of illustrations, lots of color, and not too much verbosity. A picture IS worth a thousand words. A web site provided has all the pictures available to "play with."
This book has given me a tremendous grasp of Elements in an extremely short time. Philip Andrews has done an incredible job. There may be more for me to learn in Elements but this is without a doubt the best introduction I have found. Before purchasing I thumbed through many books which left me cold. Philip's book truly gets you up and going quickly."
I used Adobe Photoshop elements 1.0 as a text for several "Art on your Computer Classes" because it was clear, short and to the point. I am now using the new edition 2.0. As a teacher I love being able to have the class work on the same image while learning to follow the steps given by Andrews to learn Elements. Being able to follow along with the book illustrations (photographs) using the same image makes it easier to learn how to make the changes. You can compare your results with those in the book, and right away know whether or not you are doing it correctly. If not, you can return to the feature summary and try again. If you are learning on your own, this is very helpful. The Feature Summaries give short concise steps to follow, no details to get lost in. A flow chart diagram provides clear overview of the digital imaging process from start to finish. And if you want to expand your notion of what you can do with Elements, Andrews also offers a wide range of projects to try right on his web site associated with the book."
More praise from Amazon.co.uk:
"Overall this book is a fantastic tutor to develop and hone your skills in Adobe Photoshop Elements.
"The book is beautifully produced, in full colour throughout. This delivers the best of both worlds - clear colour illustrations which communicate most topics as well as good magazine articles, and a book structure which leads the reader progressively through each of Element's concepts and features. The text is well written, clear and concise without being repetitive.
* Save valuable time with this successful, jargon-free introduction to digital imaging
* Put technique into practice using real life examples, all fully updated to cover the new Elements 3.0 features
* Full colour, inspirational illustrations show what can be achieved