Best Photoshop Elements Books for Photographers

1. Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows: The Missing Manual

by Barbara Brundage

Ideal for scrapbookers, serious and casual photographers, and budding graphic artists alike, Photoshop Elements 8 is more powerful and easier to use than previous versions. But figuring out how and when to use the program's tools is still tricky. With this book, you'll learn not only what each tool does, but also when it makes the most sense to use it and why. You get easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for everything from importing photos to…»

2. Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing Manual

by Barbara Brundage

Ideal for scrapbookers, serious and casual photographers, and budding graphic artists alike, Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac is more powerful and easier to use than previous versions. But figuring out how and when to use the program's tools is still tricky. With this book, you'll learn not only what each tool does, but also when it makes the most sense to use it and why. You get easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for everything from importing photos to…»

3. The Photoshop Elements 7 Book for Digital Photographers

by Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski

This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers thatâÄôs never been done beforeâÄîit cuts through the bull and shows you exactly âÄúhow to do it.âÄù ItâÄôs not a bunch of theory; it doesnâÄôt challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it does something that virtually no other Elements book has ever doneâÄîit tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why. If youâÄôre looking for…»

4. Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual

by Barbara Brundage

Photoshop Elements 7 includes lots of new tools for sprucing up your photos, like the Scene Cleaner that lets you get rid of unwanted elements and the Smart Brush that makes touch-ups a breeze. But the one thing you won't find in Elements is reader-friendly guidance on how to get the most out of this powerful program. Enter Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual, ready to explain not only how the tools and commands work, but when to use them. With this…»

5. Digital Expressions: Creating Digital Art with Adobe Photoshop Elements

by Susan Tuttle

Digital Expressions guides the mixed-media artist through 25 stepped-out digital projects created with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Projects like manipulating single photos, collage on a digital canvas, and digital illustration will inspire you to tackle all kinds of digital mixed-media projects using stock photography, custom brushes, textured backgrounds and your own digital photos. A team of talented contributing artists further illustrates the techniques…»

6. Adobe Photoshop Elements 7: A Visual Introduction to Digital Photography

by Philip Andrews

'Introduction to Elements' is the essential all-round resource pack for all users of Adobe Photoshop Elements 7. Bestselling author Philip Andrews has refined this industry-standard resource over numerous editions, to bring you exactly the information you need to get right up to speed with the software, cut out wasted time in your workflow, and consistently achieve photographic results you can be proud of. Philip approaches the subject of Photoshop…»

7. Advanced Photoshop Elements 7 for Digital Photographers

by Philip Andrews

This essential guide for intermediate/advanced photographers has now been fully updated for Elements 7. Bestselling author and Elements guru Philip Andrews turns his expansive knowledge to this powerful application, delivering, once again, a practical approach in a crystal-clear writing style. For the advanced Elements user, this book offers a standalone guide to advancing knowledge of the software. For those with a little less experience, it works…»

8. The Photoshop Elements 5 Book for Digital Photographers

by Scott Kelby

Best-selling author Scott Kelby is well known for his plain-English style, his humorous tone, and his unparalleled ability to cut through all the technical jargon that other authors use when writing about image-editing programs. Here, Scott delivers great techniques on Photoshop Elements 5 that his readers understand and use to make the best possible images. With this newest release of Photoshop Elements, Scott shows readers how to work with their images…»

9. Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 Classroom in a Book

by Adobe Creative Team

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for new users to master all the new features in Adobe's consumer-targeted image editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on the reader's growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. Readers will learn the basics of editing their images with Photoshop…»

10. Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 Maximum Performance: Unleash the hidden performance of Elements

by Mark Galer M.Ed.

Unleash the hidden potential for professional image editing in Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 7 with this essential book and DVD guide.Using step-by-step instructions and movie tutorials, Mark Galer leads you through the less well-known and most powerful post-production editing techniques Adobe® Photoshop® Elements has to offer. Cunning tricks and clever workarounds in this book show you how to create inspiring, professional-looking images and perform tasks…»

11. Combining Images with Photoshop Elements: Selecting, Layering, Masking, and Compositing

by Ted LoCascio

If you thought Photoshop Elements was just for correcting and organizing photographs, this book will turn your head around. It opens up a whole new set of creative possibilities to explore as you learn how to combine images using this versatile program." âÄîJan Kabili, author and trainer Create your own visual composite masterpieces Combine your digital photos with an artist's flair and create dazzling composites, thanks to Photoshop Elements and this…»

12. Advanced Photoshop Elements 6 for Digital Photographers

by Philip Andrews

Think you've exhausted all of the possibilities in Adobe's awesome Photoshop Elements software? Think again. In this fully updated essential guide, Philip Andrews delves deeper into the software than ever before with advanced tips, tricks, and techniques to help the experienced Elements user take their skills to the next level. Move beyond the basics and learn how to work with raw files. Create stunning panoramas without breaking the bank on a pano camera…»

13. Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 Maximum Performance: Unleash the hidden performance of Elements

by Mark Galer M.Ed.

Unleash the hidden potential for professional image editing in AdobeÃÇ® PhotoshopÃÇ® Elements with this project-based, real-world guide.Using step-by-step instructions and accompanying movie tutorials, Mark Galer leads you through the less well-known and most powerful post-production editing techniques AdobeÃÇ® PhotoshopÃÇ® Elements has to offer. Cunning tricks and clever workarounds help you to create professional images without features from the full Adobe…»

14. How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements 7: Creating stunning photomontages on a budget

by David Asch, Steve Caplin

Having trouble getting an artistic idea out of your head and onto the screen? Want to produce amazing creations in Elements without reading pages and pages of instructions? How to Cheat in Elements is the can't-miss book with the can-do attitude. Under the expert guidance of Elements masters David Asch and Steve Caplin, you'll get the hands-on experience needed to quickly craft inspired images that captivate the imagination.Fool your friends by creating…»

15. Photoshop Elements Drop Dead Lighting Techniques

by Barry Huggins

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16. Adobe Photoshop Elements 7

by Barbara M. Waxer, Lisa Tannenbaum

Learn to edit, organize and share your photos like a pro with ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 7.0 ILLUSTRATED. Using the popular ILLUSTRATED Series' two-page spread format, this reader-friendly handbook provides step-by-step instructions for acquiring and manipulating digital photos for print, e-mail and Web distribution.»

17. Photoshop Elements 7: Digital Photographer Series

by Kevin L. Moss

Digital Photography author and instructor Kevin Moss has written the ultimate book on Photoshop Elements 7. Here you'll find the simple steps to taking advantage of this great photo editing software, and taking your photographs to the next-level. Kevin first takes you through the steps to managing your photos with the Organizer. After a tour of Elements so you know where everything is, and a great section on using Camera Raw, Kevin shows you in a step by…»