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Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows--New from O'Reilly: Your Go-to Guide for the Newest Version of Photoshop Elements

September 28, 2009

Sebastopol, CA—Photoshop Elements 8 gives you most of what Photoshop offers, but at a price that won't break the bank. It's perfect for scrapbookers, photographers, and budding graphic artists alike, and this newest version 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.

But with Photoshop Elements 8 For Windows: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly Media, $44.99 USD) by your side, 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 organizing, editing, sharing, and storing your images. And if a feature isn't all that it's cracked up to be, we'll tell you.

Bestselling author Barbara Brundage says, "The earliest versions of Elements had something of a learning curve. It was a super program, but not one where you could expect to get perfect results right off the bat. In each new version, Adobe has added lots of push-button-easy ways to correct and improve your photos. Elements 8 brings you some really high-tech editing tools, new ways to arrange your workspace, and new ways to share your photos online more easily than ever."

How do you use the Photomerge Exposure? How do Quick Fix previews work? With a gentle introduction to get you started quickly, and advanced tips to help you produce really creative work, this Missing Manual provides the answers you need.

With the updated edition of this bestselling book, you will:

  • Get crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations of every feature
  • Learn to import, organize, back up, and fix photos quickly and easily
  • Repair and restore old and damaged photos, and retouch any image
  • Jazz up your pictures with dozens of filters, frames, and special effects
  • Remove unwanted objects from images with the new Recompose tool
  • Learn advanced techniques like working with layers and applying blend modes
  • Download practice images and try new tricks right away

For a review copy or more information please email peyton@oreilly.com Please include your delivery address and contact information.

book  coverIf You Have a Mac

This book covers Elements 8 for Windows. Adobe is releasing Elements 8 for Mac a few weeks after the Windows version, and there's a separate version of this book, Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing Manual, which you should get if you're using the Mac version. Let me know if you would like to review this book as well.

Barbara Brundage is the author of Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual, an Adobe Community Expert, and a member of Adobe's prerelease groups for Elements 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. She's been teaching people how to use Photoshop Elements since it came out in 2001. Barbara first started using Elements to create graphics for use in her day job as a harpist, music publisher, and arranger. Along the way, she joined the large group finding a renewed interest in photography thanks to digital cameras. If she can learn to use Elements, you can too!

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596803476

Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows: The Missing Manual
Barbara Brundage
ISBN: 9780596803476, 639 pages,
Book Price: $44.99 USD, £32.99 GBP

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