Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows: The Missing Manual--New from O'Reilly
Your Go-to Guide for the Newest Version of Photoshop Elements
San Diego, CA Nov 11, 2009
By Mark Shapiro
We, like many other people with light graphics design needs, prefer to use the Adobe's Photoshop Elements instead of the full version of Adobe Photoshop. Not only is it easier to use, less complicated but it also costs less.
However, even thought it is simpler to use with less options and tools to navigate, figuring out how and when to use the program's tools can be a bit tricky at times.
Photoshop Elements 8 For Windows: The Missing Manual from O'Reilly Media, ($44.99 USD) makes it a lot easier to get the big picture and start using the program right away. It covers what each tool does, but when yiou should be using a specific tool and why.
Like most other "Missing Manual" books, it provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. The book covers everything you need to know form the initial importing and organizing of your photos and images, to the fun editing, color correction and creation of complex images. It also covers how to store and share your completed projects. Over 600 pages in length, this new editing covers it all including how and when to use the Quick Fix options. (We love Quick Fix).
We really like their guide to the hundreds of various plug-ins and additional styles, brushes, and other elements you can download to make your Photoshop Elements experience more powerful and comprehensive.
This new edition also looks at the new features found in Adobe Photoshop Elements version 8 -- like photo recomposing, exposure merge, face recognition, composition guides, quick fix previews, and others.
Bestselling author Barbara Brundage says, "The earliest versions of Elements had something of a learning curve. It was a super program, but not one where you could expect to get perfect results right off the bat. In each new version, Adobe has added lots of push-button-easy ways to correct and improve your photos. Elements 8 brings you some really high-tech editing tools, new ways to arrange your workspace, and new ways to share your photos online more easily than ever."
How do you use the Photomerge Exposure? How do Quick Fix previews work? With a gentle introduction to get you started quickly, and advanced tips to help you produce really creative work, this Missing Manual provides the answers you need.
With the updated edition of this bestselling book, you will:
Get crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations of every feature
Learn to import, organize, back up, and fix photos quickly and easily
Repair and restore old and damaged photos, and retouch any image
Jazz up your pictures with dozens of filters, frames, and special effects
Remove unwanted objects from images with the new Recompose tool
Learn advanced techniques like working with layers and applying blend modes
Download practice images and try new tricks right away