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The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements 2

imageCD Included, color plates
Author: Richard Lynch
Publisher:©2003 Sybex
ISBN: 0-7821-4178-1
US: $40.00, Canada: $64.00; UK: £29.99

Photoshop Elements 2 is Adobe's latest incarnation of Photoshop Elements, their brilliant replacement for Photo Deluxe and Photoshop LE. I say brilliant because Adobe has managed to pack a lot of punch into this program, especially when considering it's low price, about 1/6 the cost of it's big brother Photoshop. For editing digital photos it's great! Author Richard Lynch takes Elements farther than you'd ever imagine.

While this is not a beginners book, Lynch has written a clear, easy to follow book full of more advanced techniques designed to make the reader a guru of photo correction. He believes that in order to be use Elements effectively you don't have to know every single tool and filter---you just have to know the right ones, and he gives you that knowledge. Are you one who wants to know why you are using a certain tool to do a certain job? Lynch tells you why, in exercises and examples using photos supplied on the CD, enabling you to choose the right tools when editing your own photos. Get ready to learn professional correcting secrets. Not only will you learn color correction, but also how to isolate image elements to correct problem areas. A full color section shows the before and after of the examples.

Even with all Photoshop Elements has to offer, Lynch thought there could be more, and he was right! Through easy to install Hidden Power add-ins, Lynch has added functionality to Elements like Curves, Quick Masks, and channels that make full Photoshop so powerful.

Lynch's Hidden Power add-in for Elements 1 and 2 is on the CD that comes with the book, and he has more for download at his website, Hidden Elements.com. He has continued to update Hidden Elements since the book came out, and now even Photoshop Actions can be run in Elements! There are even some freebies at the website so be sure to check them out.

Related Links:

Richard Lynch's Hidden Elements.com
Photoshop Elements at Adobe
Photoshop Elements Classes at Eclectic Academy, Sara Froehlich, instructor

 

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