The perennial bestseller is updated and revised throughout for the latest release of Photoshop Elements 8
Richly illustrated in full color, this friendly, easy-to-understand guide provides all the essentials on the latest version of the affordable and popular image-editing program, Photoshop Elements. Get the scoop on using the latest digital imaging tools and techniques to correct color, brightness, and contrast; create postcards, slideshows, and movie files; apply artistic effects to your photos; fix flaws and even remove unwanted elements from your images; and so much more.
Use the Organizer on a Windows PC or Adobe Bridge on a Mac to sort, find, tag, and catalog your photos
Straighten crooked lines, crop for effect, or fix color, sharpness, red-eye, and contrast
Move people or objects in and out of your pictures, change the background, combine multiple images, or replace one color with another
Add effects with filters, get creative with type, or play with the drawing and painting tools
Tag your photos using People Recognition or by geographical location
Turn your photos into postcards, calendars, greeting cards, and photo books with a few simple clicks
Import images into Elements from a variety of sources
Upload and save images to Photoshop.com
Photoshop Elements 8 For Dummies shows you how to make the most of Elements awesome image editing, organization, and photo sharing tools. Whether you’re concerned about color correction and clarity or just want a cool calendar of your kids for the wall, you’ll learn how to do it with this book!
Look for for Something Else
By oldergeek - February 12, 2010
What's wrong here? Maybe it's me but the author does not appear to know Photoshop software. Or, maybe she knows about some other version of Photoshop and is just not good at describing the processes. I suspect a combination of all these. For my part, I admit to being a 'dummy' but I would have thought that the publisher's editing would have caught most of the obvious errors, omissions, and gramatical issues.
As the reader works through the book, he should be able to duplicate the process in the software that is being described in the text. How fustrating to find that some of the author's descriptions do not work. When I got to page 217, I decided to share some of the book's problems here. That particular section (2 pages) covers replacing one color with another. In Step 4, the author writes "Choose your Sampling method" from the icons. Whats wrong is that there are no icons in Photoshop 8 for this operation and, in general, the process really does not work as... read more
Necessary addition to Adobe Premiere Elements 8
By Honest Abe "mad scientist" - March 29, 2010
This book is very useful, there are others that may be better, advertised on the Adobe support forum for the product, but I haven't read them. Most important is that forum!!!!
This is complicated, non-intuitive software (see my review) but with this book and the forum you can get results. If you are new to PCs, not a power user or have no patience, take a Yoga class first. Adobe Premiere Elements 8 is powerful, but painful. You can get excellent results if you are persistent, read the book and ask for help in the forum.
Competing products are not as powerful.
Really helped me get me up and running
By Gabriel Ross - February 4, 2010
I really enjoyed this book. It doesn't deserve the 1-star reviews. Photoshop is a really complex piece of software and it does have a learning curve: you have to wrap your mind around certain concepts, give it time. I use it for making graphics on web design projects. I was using GRSites for that for a long time, lots of people seem to be, but you still have to learn Photoshop like the "pros", and this book really helped get me started. Give this book a try, you'll be glad you did!