Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 Maximum Performance:… may be one of the best manuals, to date, as it provides great examples of both common and sophisticated methods for modifying and enhancing your digital photos while demonstrating them so completely that it will satisfy almost all levels of users. Another way in which this book excels is that it opens up an entirely new realm of possibilities to the user as it takes them beyond the old one-click operation into a realm of new techniques and applications.
In addition to the written information, this book includes a wonderful DVD that includes QuickTime movies with techniques that demonstrate the “elements” process while allowing you to watch the video; then pause it as needed so that you can experiment on the photos supplied on the tutorial DVD. This book is, in fact, so good that it will extend your knowledge and skills in retouching so that you do not have to buy Photoshop CS2 to get the results you want and even comes with a large variety of full resolution images to improve your own photos.
I would highly recommend this book as I had no trouble understanding it and it helped me achieve the desired results in both my landscape and people photos. Therefore, in general if you are looking for a book that will help you transform your photos into award winners without buying the full version of Photoshop and you have learned at least the basics of Elements, I would suggest that you try this book.
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