Photoshop elements is a powerful program but can be difficult to master. There's no shortage of books on the subject, and many are quite helpful. This one seems to be one of the best. It manages to cover a lot of ground in detail, and yet does not become too technical. It really is "for photographers" rather than for techies or publishers or others involved in digital imaging. The layout and printing are of high quality, and the binding allows you to lay the book down open at any page (except near the beginning or end). It's useful both for browsing in and for looking up a specific technique (there's a reasonable index). All in all, a five-star recommendation ... except for the painful attempts at humour on every page. I just wish the editor had had the courage to delete all the jokes (they get in the way and aren't funny). But still, you'll learn a lot about Elements and end up with better pictures, so it's worth persevering.
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