2003 Best

Photoshop Elements 2

Visual Quickstart Guide

by Craig Hoeschen and Christopher Dahl have forged another superb Visual Quickstart Guide (VQG) from Peachpit. This one follows the VQG style of presenting task-based lessons to show you the ropes in using Photoshop Elements.

  • Want to capture photos? Archive them correctly?
  • Want to correct color and take out those annoying casts?
  • Want to work with layers, erase backgrounds, build overlays?
  • Want to create photo-illustrations? Add type and headlines?
  • Want to generate Web graphics for your web site?
  • Want to simulate painting and drawing techniques?
Of course you can do all this and more with this VQG -- and do it easier than trying to figure out the manual, or spending hours and hours searching the "HELP" files.

Do confuse this with other Elements books

You actually should buy this one, along with Richard Lynch's "Hidden Secrets" book. That gives you the very best fundamental training and on-the-spot help, along with Richard's plug-ins, extensions and deep knowledge of all the wonderful powers of Elements that the other books don't tell you.

As with all VQG books you get concise, step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to get you over the bumps and inspire trying new techniques. You can quickly look up just what you need to know, and once you've mastered the software, this book works as a great visual reference -- and refresher.

Photoshop Elements 2 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide
by Craig Hoeschen (Author), Christopher Dahl (Author)
List Price is $19.99, the Amazon price is $13.99, but when you buy it now you'll save $6.00 (30%)
Paperback: 432 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.85 x 9.28 x 6.82, Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1st edition

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