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3.0 out of 5 stars OK for beginners but shallow, 30 Sept. 2011
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This review is from: The Photoshop Elements 9 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) (Paperback)
This book is fine for those who want a straightforward, step by step approach to a few simple and, not so simple but maybe not so relevant for most Elements users, techniques. If, that is you can put up with the folksy style and toe-curling attempts at humour. However, if you want to understand what the programme can do, rather than be led through a series of set routines, there are better bets elsewhere. It's all rather shallow in my opinion but it doesn't require a deal of user application either so perhaps it will suit many PSE9 users. And these are clearly the target market. Fair enough and good luck to the authors, who are clearly doing jolly nicely, thank you. For those of us who wish to see if we can get by with Elements rather than PhotoShop - do I really need Curves adjustment layers or can I get by with Levels adjustment layers and do I really need Quick Mask? - then the more weighty tomes which strive to get into this programme will be the preferred choice. I bought it but wish I hadn't. Of course the bigger books are harder going but much more rewarding. Horses for courses.
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