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Elements is a cut down version of Photoshop but no less satisfying to use and although the interface has been designed for beginners theres still plenty that needs good explanation and thats what Philip Andrews intends to do with this 246 page book.
Colour throughout the book is heavily illustrated some examples are overkill but many are excellent visual aids to areas of digital imaging that are often talked about but rarely illustrated such as artefacts that occur when an image is saved as a JPEG. 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. 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.