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Advanced Photoshop Elements 6 for Digital Photographers Paperback – 19 Feb 2008
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Amazon quotes for previous editions:
"... a compellingly written exploration of the advanced techniques that can be accomplished with Photoshop Elements."
-Mike Leavy, Engineering Manager for Photoshop Elements, Adobe
"This book is detailed, comprehensive and inspirational, making it the perfect accessory for those who've recently invested in the fifth instalment of the Elements program"
-What Digital Camera April 07
"Philip's friendly style makes learning Photoshop Elements a breeze. This book gives you everything you need to feel like a digital pro in no time at all."
-Richard Coencas, Photoshop Elements Quality Engineer Lead, Adobe Systems
"With Philip as your guide, youll be using Elements like a pro and making great images in no time."
-Nigel Atherton, Chief Editor, What Digital Camera and Better Digital Photography
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.
Top customer reviews
The book is broken down into 13 sections and covers just about everything a digital photographer could wish to know, the breadth & depth of the book is just excellent. The individual sections are: The Next Level, Scanner and Camera Techniques, Processing Raw Files, Photo Organisation and Management, Pathways to Editing in Elements, Images Changes .. Beyond the Basics, Darkroom Techniques on the Doorstep, Professional Retouching, Photo Restoration, Making Better Panoramas, Extending Your Web Abilities, Free Form Photo Collages and Finely Crafted Output.
Within each chapter numerous techniques are explained in detail. The instructions are easy to follow and are accompanied by numerous colour images which make it a great learning aid, in addition there is a website where you can download the images used for each chapter. The website also has a series of 19 Video Tutorials available for PSE6 and these Video are a real bonus for users.
He has a nice style of writing which kept my interest and I found that it suited me well. It is a great book and well worth getting.
The book starts with some basic concepts of digital imaging and leads on to some pretty complex projects which can be undertaken in Elements.
At the moment, it's firmly based around Windows version - all the screenshots and keyboard shortcuts refer to this and there's no indication of any proposed updates when the Macintosh version is released later this month - as a user of the beta version of the software I didn't find it difficult to navigate the menus and tools.
However, it's not restricted to users of v6 - each process has indicators showing which versions of Elements it can be applied to and they could equally be applied to Photoshop CS3.
It's written in an easy style to read - I found even the most complex of projects pretty simple to follow. However, no CD is provided as with his other book - not a major issue, but sometimes seeing a process in a video is helpful. Resources in the form of the images used in many of the chapters are available from the book's dedicated website along with some videos, but these are not particularly related to the contents of the book.
Good layout with clear graphics, before and after shots and staged walk-throughs.
The book is split into sections which are easy to navigate via a comprehensive contents page and index. A good book for dipping into when you need to figure out how to do digital hand colouring!
The sections dealing with colour management were particularly useful as this is a concept I've always
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
This book covers some basics as the first book and take you to what you need to know about digital photo works. Using duplicate and layers, instead of changing the original is much better for everyone, even with snap shots, IMHO.
Highly recommended for those with some experience with PE and who need or want to extend their knowledge across a range of topics at the intermediate level.
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