Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide
- By Jeff Carlson
- Published Oct 16, 2008 by Peachpit Press.
- Copyright 2009
- Dimensions: 7 X 9
- Pages: 384
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-56596-7
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-56596-9
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-60664-7
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-60664-8
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Photoshop Elements is geared for business users, students, educators, and home users who want professional-looking images for their print and Web projects, but don't want or need the advanced power of Adobe Photoshop. With Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start with a tour of the interface and image-editing basics, or they can look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to show readers how to capture and import photos, reduce red eye, enhance color, work with layers, and much more. New features coverage includes: applying direct effects with the Adobe Smart Brush, softening surfaces and keeping edges crisp with a new filter, and finding photos easily with keywords. Both beginning and intermediate users will find everything they need here--in straightforward language and with readily accessible examples.
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Excellent reference manual for all levels of users!,
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This review is from: Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide (Paperback)I'm a photoshop and photoshop elements instructor, and always upgrading my learning of the tools in these programs, as well as looking at books to recommend to students. I have five photoshop elements books, although only one on elements 7, and find this one (as well as Scott Kelby's Elements for Digital Photographers, but the Elements 7 edition isn't out yet) to be the most useful over-all reference and teaching tool for learning the program. Although the McLelland's One-on-One series is more thorough and comprehensive, some of McClelland's exercises are much too advanced for beginners, who are likely to be confused if too much is thrown at them at once.
Carlson's Visual Quickstart Guide breaks down the program tool by tool and technique by technique, with clear instructions and illustrations for each. All that is lacking is a cd or dvd with practice files --- but you will generally pay considerably more for photoshop and photoshop elements books which have them.
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Get up-to-date with Photoshop Elements 7,
This review is from: Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide (Paperback)The Visual QuickStart Guides are a popular way to get started with a new software or get up-to-date with the latest upgrade of your favorite software. This QuickStart Guide by Jeff Carlson covers Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 and there is a lot of information packed into this book. Photoshop Elements 7 has grown from a miniature version of Photoshop to a graphic and photo editing software in its own right. Therefore, you will find some information in this guide that you may not have considered important for previous versions of Elements. As the software has grown up, so has the need for a comprehensive reference guide. This book answers that need, with its task-based, illustrated step-by-step instructions covering all the tools and features of this latest upgrade. Also, as you work through the book, you will notice that the author has included supporting information such as color modes and profiles, image resolution and file size, and file formats and image output.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
From Rad to Retro,
This review is from: Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide (Paperback)Photoshop Elements 7 by Jeff Carlson is a fabulous, full-color book with a treasure trove of information. Elements just keeps getting better and better, and this version is a winner. This excellent book helps you take full advantage of everything Elements can do.
This book is a beauty. It's packed with easy-to-read, understandable directions and there are helpful color illustrations on almost every page,. Everywhere you look, there is a "Tip"-the icing on the cake--and step-by-step instructions. And, the pages are tabbed so it's fast and easy to thumb though and look up a subject.
This soft-cover 384-page book flows through 14 chapters and ends with Editor and Organizer Keyboard Shortcuts. Although a dedicated beginner could use the book, I think an intermediate to advanced user would get the most out of it.
The book covers all the usual subjects like the work areas in the Organizer and the Editor and progresses logically through the features. I... Read more
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