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5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome Plug-In for Element User's
I must profoundly disagree with a previous reviewer over his view that Essential v2. is simply `gimmicky`. There are many, indeed thousands of `actions' that can be incorporated into Photoshop Elements. Many of them free if you search the right Forums. Some are indeed gimmicky and some, like Essential 2 are very very good. The program not only boasts 4 distinct and...
Published on 8 Aug. 2009 by doodallybloke

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not upto much
Was very dissapointed with this software, the effects in the framing section just look awfull and after playing with it for a while to see if these would suit any photos I decided this to be a gimicky piece of software. Didnt have much luck with the masking feature either but got to be honest and say I didn't spend to much time with it, so maybe decent masking could be...
Published on 5 July 2009 by Alan


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome Plug-In for Element User's, 8 Aug. 2009
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This review is from: Essentials for Photoshop Elements - , Full Edition (PC CD) (CD-ROM)
I must profoundly disagree with a previous reviewer over his view that Essential v2. is simply `gimmicky`. There are many, indeed thousands of `actions' that can be incorporated into Photoshop Elements. Many of them free if you search the right Forums. Some are indeed gimmicky and some, like Essential 2 are very very good. The program not only boasts 4 distinct and separate `actions' ie: Make it Better, Cut It Out, Frames and finally Enlargement, but also has, within its set-up, 6 instructional video tutorials for the user to implement and learn howto use the separate programs. It installed flawlessly on my Vista 32bit system. I am a simple enthusiast when it comes to photo manipulation and have found this software to be of great benefit when worked in conjunction with Elements tools. The Cut It Out and Enlargement sections of the program being the most intuitive and useful to me. The results from the Cut It Out, or Masking section, is amazing. Especially for hair!! Just check out the inboard videos and/or on the onOne.com website for yet more videos and howto and/or what to do. A great deal of effort has been put into this program to make it user friendly. The Frames section can be counted in their hundreds and can all be manipulated by size, colour, opacity etc..... the list here is endless. Basically its just a huge addition to the frames library already held within Elements itself. Why it should be thought of as a gimmicky piece of software is simply beyond me.

All in all I think that this software is a welcome plug-in to Elements and something that I am glad that I purchased. The downside is that the licence states that it can only be installed twice on differing machines. Although if you change your computer you can contact the onOne people for a work around. Anyway I think it well worth the pounds and pennies that I paid for it. So for all of us `non serious photographers' I think that this software together with Elements go hand in hand. For serious photographers, I very much doubt that they are using Photoshop Elements to begin with !!! All IMHO of coarse.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not upto much, 5 July 2009
This review is from: Essentials for Photoshop Elements - , Full Edition (PC CD) (CD-ROM)
Was very dissapointed with this software, the effects in the framing section just look awfull and after playing with it for a while to see if these would suit any photos I decided this to be a gimicky piece of software. Didnt have much luck with the masking feature either but got to be honest and say I didn't spend to much time with it, so maybe decent masking could be achieved.
I personally would't buy this again, there may be a market for non serious photographers looking to add a bit of fun to there images.
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