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Photoshop Elements 12: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) [Paperback]

Barbara Brundage
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Book Description

4 Oct 2013 1449341659 978-1449341657 1

Whether you’re a photographer, scrapbooker, or aspiring graphic artist, Photoshop Elements 12 is an ideal image-editing tool—once you know how to use it. This bestselling book removes the guesswork. With candid, jargon-free advice and step-by-step guidance, you’ll get the most out of Elements for everything from sharing and touching-up photos to fun print and online projects.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Get to work right away. Import, organize, edit, crop, and color-correct your photos with ease.
  • Retouch any image. Repair and restore old and damaged photos.
  • Add pizzazz. Dress up your photos with dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects.
  • Share photos. Create online albums, email-ready slideshows, and web-ready files.
  • Use your words. Make greeting cards, calendars, and flyers by adding text to images.
  • Unleash your creativity. Design photo books, scrapbooks, collages, and other projects.
  • Find your artistic flair. Create digital artwork from scratch, using tools to draw, paint, and blend.

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  • Paperback: 648 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (4 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449341659
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449341657
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 18 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 229,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 since Elements 3. She's been teaching people how to use Photoshop Elements since it first came out in 2001. Barbara, who lives in Jensen Beach, Florida, 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!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You cannot go amiss with this manual 5 Feb 2014
Photoshop Elements 12 is, like its predecessors, a powerful program but with its wealth of features not particularly easy to learn. I have found the Kindle version of this book to be a good buy and a better guide than the rival publications I have bought in the past.
Like others, I have found the lack of an Index a nuisance, but the linked topic headings in the Table of Contents is a help.
My 'work-around' has been print the Contents, complete with page numbers, from the PDF version and then use the handy navigation feature in the Kindle to home in quickly on the relevant page and topic.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
One of O'Reilly's long-established 'Missing Manual' series that individually cover an established and market-leading software product. They are mostly practical in their content and can be relied upon to cover the most commonly-used and useful features. Rarely-used features, if and where they exist, are usually either ignored or mentioned rather briefly in order not to overload the reader.

Photoshop Elements has been Photoshop's baby brother for many years and offers most, if not all, of the features from Photoshop that the average non-power user is likely to need. Admittedly, many more advanced and infrequently needed features have been left out and probably always will be but the products sell at very different prices - Photoshop is no longer sold as a full commercial package and can only be obtained on a monthly or annual subscription. Elements also recognises that many photographers submit photos to sites that require some technical or other information and provides a photo management facility that its big brother omits. For those who work exclusively in RAW mode or who use it sometimes, Camera RAW is included in the package and the book uses many of its pages to cover that important function in some depth.

This book has for several years mirrored Photoshop Elements' various releases and is updated whenever a new version appears. Sometimes, features previously offered by the software may be removed or modified in the current version and the book tends to list those as and when they happen, and that is no less true for this update. All the program's possibilities are covered in a friendly and ususally easily understood fashion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just as well there is one. 23 Feb 2014
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I am always surprised that software comes with no manual. However this series of missing manuals is very good and covers all of those complex technical areas.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but hardwork 11 Nov 2013
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Everything you need to know about PSE 12, but my God it is difficult to find quickly. PSE 12 is wonderful, but this product is slow over complicated, and the index is abysmal. I wouldn't bother with it, PSE 12 is pretty good if you delve into it. Don't buy this guide it is overcomplicated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!! 12 Dec 2013
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Just what I needed!! I upgraded from PSE9 and Adobe has given Elements a complete makeover and despite all the 'how to' videos etc. a book was needed and this filled all the criteria and more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Manual for Photoshop Elements 12 6 Jun 2014
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The manual arrived in new and good condition. It is adequately written for using the photo application and will help me edit my images
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 13 Jan 2014
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This book is clearly written and helpful. I haven't yet found the way to move to other chapters on the Ipad, other than going through the book systematically. Maybe it is lack of experience on my part. I have the Kindle edition. I would have given five stars otherwise as the book is very understandable.
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