'... this is an easy to follow and highly informative digital imaging handbook specifically designed for users of Adobe's latest photo editing software, Photoshop Elements. Andrews' style suits entry level users as it is beautifully and well-illustrated with quality photography and non-threatening text.'
'Although I am not a complete beginner in photo manipulation I am new to Elements. I chose this book to start my exploration of Elements and I am very glad that I did. It explained things very simply and I had no difficulty getting to grips with Elements at all. I still have a lot to learn, but that aside I would heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in digital photography.'
'Philip Andrews is a skilled and enthusiastic teacher, his book is clearly illustrated throughout and is refreshingly direct and easy to understand.'
'This is a great book for Photoshop beginners. The language is very clear and the practice exercises give the reader the opportunity to actually use the tools as they move along. It also gives excellent descriptions (and identification) of all the available tools in Photoshop. I have several books on this subject, but none is as clear as this one. It has made all the difference as I am learning how to use the software. It is a MUST for beginners!'
'Philip Andrews has a rare gift for being perfectly clear... I have gone through the entire book and am now comfortable in the world of Adobe Photoshop Elements.'
'This book shows you and tells you exactly what you need to know and want to know so you can get working with photographs with the feeling that you know what you are doing.'
'[Philip Andrew's] Adobe Photoshop Elements title is an excellent read, many colourful photographic examples and true to life screenshots replicate working within the software. Beginner or advanced the book is great value for money and I for one highly recommend it.'
'This book should be in everyone's library. I purchased A Visual Introduction to Digital Imaging, BEFORE purchasing Elements. I wasn't sure if Elements was easy enough for me. The book is so clear and understanding. The quality of the pages are also great. Not some inexpensive paper. I also like the online tutorials. I feel that anyone who is considering purchasing this book, will not be disappointed.'
'Philip Andrews' book is, like the program itself, full of features you don't find in many more expensive models. There are so many books on digital imaging these days that it is a pleasure to come across one where the trinity of author knowledge, ample meaningful illustration and facility of communication to the reader is so readily achieved.'
About the Author
Philip Andrews is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador. He is an experienced photographer, author, magazine editor and online course creator. He was previously a lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia and Nescot, England. He is a beta tester for Photoshop, an alpha tester for Photoshop Elements and a Photoshop specialist demonstrator for Adobe Australia. Contributing numerous articles and videos to AdobeTV and the inspirational browser, Philip is a leading source in adobe information and instruction. Philip is also co-founder of photo-college.com an online photography training college. He's a regular contributor to several magazines including Shutterbug, Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography, he is senior contributing editor for Better Digital, columnist for What Digital Camera and Co-editor and publisher of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine.