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An updated version of the popular Elements book has an extra 50 pages with some new illustrations and a self contained project section which was split through the book in the earlier version and badly laid out.
It's colour throughout and heavily illustrated with toned down graphics compared with the original that we criticised. They are excellent visual aids and Philip does a great job of making things clear. The book covers the basics first and then guides you through more advanced stages as it progresses. The design and signposting is much better in this version. Like the earlier verion processes such as sharpening and image contrast and saturation are covered in depth to help you understand what the sliding controls are actually doing to your picture. Youll learn how to edit, save for web, prepare images for printing and much more. Another benefit is that the images displayed within the book can be accessed from the web site www.guide2elements.com.