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User currently offlineB764 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 752 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2640 times:

I was wondering if anyone recommends additional reference materials (books) to help understand this program. I just purchased the software and look forward to one day having a photo on this sight.

I've searched Barnes & Noble, Amazon and here are some books of note:

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0: A Visual Introduction to Digital Imaging
Phillip Andrews

Photoshop Elements 2 for Dummies
Deke McClelland, Galen Fott

PhotoShop Elements 2 Solutions: The Art of Digital Photography
Mikkel Aaland

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop Elements 2.0
by Mike Wooldridge (Author)

Anyone recommend any of the above titles? Also, if you have suggestions on how to accomplish getting a photo on a.net, that would be great.

Thanks.






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User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2614 times:

Photoshop Elements is a bare-bones version of photoshop strictly for editing photos for the web. I personally don't think you need a tutorial to understand it, I found the help files quite sufficient.


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2610 times:

Ohhhh, I beg to differ. Elements and Elements 2 are much more than bare bones versions of PS...They are very powerful if used properly and can produce just about any effect you want on photos for posting here or for printing. (All of my photos here were done with Elements.)

Personally I found the "For Dummies" series pretty good. But each person has a different learning style and curve. Since many of these books are available at libraries I would advise going there first, taking a look through what they have and then buying the one that fits YOU the best.

Also look at taking an extension course in Photoshop if one is offered in your area. The hands on help can be great and learing proper post processing of either scans or digital will help you a great deal.

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User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2610 times:

Tony,

I have both PSE2 and PS7.

PSE2 *is* a bare-bones PS7. Given the astronomical power of PS7, you're correct that PSE2 can be plenty powerful if used properly.

It's not a bare-bones program, it's a bare-bones photoshop.

I'd rate Photoshop Elements 2 with Paint Shop Pro 7.

[Edited 2003-09-01 03:56:05]


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineWpmike From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

I recommend PhotShop Elements 2 Solutions by Aaland. It is on your list and is helpful in explaining functions and how to's.

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