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Indispensible, 31 Dec 2010
I also have the same books for previous versions of elements and this follows the same format. Really easy to follow and invaluable for casual users. I don't use photoshop often enough to remember exactly how to do stuff and in what order so the book comes out almost everytime I need to do some retouching. It's funny to read the product description above though - "If you're looking for one of those "tell-me-everything-about-the-Unsharp-Mask-filter" books, this isn't it." Then just a few lines along it says - "The sharpening techniques the pros really use (there's an entire chapter just on this!)" Yes there is a lot of detail about some techniques but it is useful to understand what you are doing. Owning the PE9 means buying a guide to get the best out of it so budget for both in the first place. I researched lots of other PE9 guides to see if it was worth going for a different style this time. It isn't. This is the best guide I have seen (so far).