Photoshop Elements 9 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide
- By Jeff Carlson
- Published Oct 29, 2010 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Visual QuickStart Guide series.
- Copyright 2011
- Dimensions: 7" x 9"
- Pages: 384
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-74130-7
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-74130-1
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-256315-0
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-256315-4
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With Photoshop Elements 9 for Mac OS X: 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. Coverage includes a complete run-down of the new features including: Content-Aware Healing Brush, Photomerge Style Match, Layer Masks, Guided Edit Mode presets, and new basic and advanced design modes for customizing photo creations.
Both beginning and intermediate users will find everything they need here--in straightforward language and with readily accessible examples.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Photoshop Elements 9 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide (Paperback)This book by Jeff Carlson is another "Visual Quickstart Guide". And, as such, there a visuals aplenty. This is always a plus for me since I learn most readily by example, rather than by direction. All the examples are in full and easily scrutinized color. The examples he uses are very specific to the items being discussed in the text with the additional help of red letters in the text pointing to exactly which point is being illustrated. Since there are quite a few illustrations per page, I found this quite helpful.
The book is nicely arranged, with the basics of finding your way around the Elements workspace being illustrated first, then he becomes more specific with tasks as the book progresses. With just a few chapters under your belt, you will have a pretty good understanding of how Elements works. Further reading will get you into the more complicated areas of Elements such as Masks and Filters.
I would recommend this book for beginners and those who have... Read more
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This review is from: Photoshop Elements 9 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide (Paperback)All the valid info is here but it takes way too much time to find the most valuable info given the books layout. Why not just write a book that tells the reader how to do the top ten or twenty things most photo editors want to do then use the rest of the book to give more detail to those who want it? This book takes time and patience and is not for the casual user. I think most elements users are non-professionals. Why make something complicated just for the sake of complicated?
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Table of Contents
1 The Basics
2 The Organizer3 Creating and Managing Images
4 Quick Fix Edits
5 Making Selections
6 Fixing and Retouching Photos
7 Changing and Adjusting Colors
8 Working with Layers
9 Filters and Effects
10 Painting and Drawing
11 Working with Type
12 Preparing Images for the Web
13 Saving and Printing Images14 Sharing Your Images
15 Appendix A: Keyboard Shortcuts
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