A Book Review: The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements"

By: Nashville

You can never find a graphic art professional who doesn’t know about Adobe Photoshop. This well-known professional digital imaging tool has been widely used in the world of web and graphic design. Adobe Photoshop Elements, on the other hand, is the student-friendly version of Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop Elements allow even novice users who work with digital or traditional photographs to eliminate red-eye, change tone and color, crop and smooth pictures, repair over-exposed areas, and finally, prepare the edited images for print, e-mail or web posting.

According to the article “The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements 2 by Richard Lynch" by Sue Chastain which was posted at http://graphicssoft.about.com, this book and the bonus Power Tools provided on the attached CD can help those who are looking for the full power of Photoshop without the high price to achieve that with Photoshop Elements.

The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements 2 is a unique book that does what other books on the same topic don’t do. Photoshop Elements is treated by the author not just as a tool for aspiring Photoshop users, but as an advanced and powerful application for those who are serious about image editing.

The book doesn’t only contain great advanced techniques for correcting and creating images but also provides tools that add functionality. If you are looking for a real alternative to Photoshop at an affordable cost, never hesitate to use Elements and obtain all the knowledge you need in web and graphic designing.

Here are the other things that you can learn from this book: you can totally improve the quality of your color results using channels, custom separations, and image luminosity; change reality by creating new photo-realistic objects and adding them to existing images; create dynamic images for the web using animation and rollovers; correct and improve image tone and color with curves, color balance, and custom layer-blending tools; make complicated masks and advanced selections to easily target your corrections; and create creative, scalable line art for logos by harnessing the power of personalized vectors.

Another good thing about this book – it has an enclosed CD-ROM that makes it more than a how-to book. Also, it has a collection of tools that reveal powerful features which aren't accessible through Elements' standard interface – masks, curves, channels, calculations, clipping paths, color separations, and many more. Therefore, when you think you've gone as far as you can go with Elements but wish to do more, have The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements 2 before you consider stepping up to Photoshop.

Up to these days, Adobe’s Photoshop Elements hasn’t been considered powerful enough for serious image manipulation. I must say that this book will surely change that concept forever because it reveals advanced features locked inside Photoshop Elements that are now ready to be turned loose. So, if you want to harness the awesome power of Photoshop Elements, get free answers to the most difficult image editing questions, and learn new techniques that are not found anywhere elseScience Articles, purchase this book and unleash your great designing capabilities now.

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