Author : Scott Kelby
Description:This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers thats never been done beforeit cuts through the bull and shows you exactly how to do it. Its not a bunch of theory; it doesnt 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 doneit tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why. If youre looking for one of those tell-me-everything-about-the-Unsharp-Maskfilter books, this isnt it. You can grab any other Elements book on the shelf, because they all do that. Instead, this book gives you the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting your photos like a pro. Youll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques areonce you know the secrets. Each year we train thousands of digital photographers and, almost without exception, they have the same questions and face the same problemthats exactly what we cover in this book. Youll learn: The real secrets of how the pros retouch portraits How to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat (youll be amazed at how they do it!) How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs and TIFFs, too! (And youll learn why so many pros like it bestbecause its faster and easier) The sharpening techniques the pros really use (theres an entire chapter just on this!) How to deal with common digital camera image problems, including removing noise and avoiding halos The most requested photographic special effects, and much more! THE BOOKS SECRET WEAPON Although Elements 7 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop CS4 doesnt offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop CS4 has that Elements 7 still doesnt have (things like layer masking, Channel Mixer, etc.). But in this book, youll learn some slick workarounds, cheats, and some fairly ingenious ways to replicate many of those Photoshop features from right within Elements. Plus, since this book is designed for photographers, it doesnt waste your time talking about how to frame a shot, setting your exposure, etc., and theres no talk about which camera or printer to buy. Its all Elements, step-by-step, cover-to-cover, in the only book of its kind, and youre gonna love it!