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Photoshop Elements 5 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

Packed with tips and tricks for creating dazzling images Explore layers, change backgrounds, fix flaws, and artistically enhance photos Photoshop Elements 5 is a powerhouse, and here's the fast and easy way to get up to speed on all the coolest features. Whether you're new to digital photography or an old pro, you'll find out how to make quick fixes, fine-tune exposure, brush away flaws, and print and share photos. Discover how to Organize and manage your photos Correct contrast, color, and clarity Perform simple image makeovers Obtain accurate color from your desktop color printer Get artsy with the pencil and brush tools Produce the family photo album

File Size: 5300 KB

Print Length: 404 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470098104

Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (July 28, 2008)

Publication Date: July 28, 2008

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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I have seen some rather negative comments on this book from a few other reviewers. Let me start out by stating that I teach a Digital Darkroom course. That course uses Photoshop Elements 5, a very capable program, although not necessarily an easy one. If you are not technically inclined this program will be confusing, to say the least. The manual that comes with it is barely adequate. This is where the Photoshop Elements 5 for Dummies book comes in. It is far superior to the manual included with the program. That is not to state that it is easy. It is not! You will have to put effort into learning the techiques, and methods of Elements 5. I am quite familiar with Photoshop CS2 as I use it for my fine art photography. I thought teaching Elements 5 would be a snap. After all I regularly use the full version, how difficult could a scaled down version be? The answer turned out to be 'quite difficult'. Photoshop Elements 5 has many features of CS2 but they are implemented differently and sometimes work differently. Some of the things in Elements 5 are not even in CS2! Elements 5 has far superior selection tools, are you listening Adobe?? Elements 5 certainly does not have a lot of the features and tools of its big brother, but who in their right mind would expect it to? It is however very capable and I have it installed on my laptop so I can do preliminary editing in the field. I often need nothing more. This book is invaluable to users of Photoshop Elements 5 as it goes farther and explains better some of the more difficult operations in Elements. But it definitely is not easy, unless you are interested in only the most basic aspects of photo editing.I gave this book 5 stars because it deals elegantly with a difficult subject. Almost all my students buy this book, and they all love it.

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