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Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Classroom in a Book [Paperback]

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December 1, 2013 0321949722 978-0321949721 1
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe's top-rated consumer-targeted photo-editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your images with Photoshop Elements and learn how best to use the program's many new features.

In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new features of Photoshop Elements 12. Learn about the three easy-to-use editing modes and determine which one best fits your needs. Fix pet eye discolorations in your favorite photos with the new Correct pet eye feature. Learn how to automatically fill in the background when you move objects in your photos. Use a variety of one-touch Frames, Effects, and Textures to add depth to your photos. Easily view and share your photos virtually everywhere, including Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, and on smartphones and tablets.


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Product Details

  • Series: Classroom in a Book
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Adobe Press; 1 edition (December 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321949722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321949721
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written and badly structured Book March 15, 2014
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I am a relatively experienced user of Photoshop Elements, started with version 2, then upgraded to 5,7,10 and recently to 12. Since the user interface had changed with version 11 I wanted to learn the differences and ordered the Classroom in a Book. I find the book poorly structured and not suitable for beginners. Case in point: on page 120 the book describes how to do selective editing with the Smart Brush Tool. But there is no explanation what a selection is and that a selection creates layers and what layers are, and how they can be used. In fact, layers are covered about 40 pages later and selections are covered in the mid 140 pages. The photo edited with the Smart brush is saved as a .psd Photoshop file, see page 122, but there is no explanation what the difference is between a file saved as jpeg compared to a file saved in .psd format. I could go on and on with examples while I feel that this book might be useful for a previously experienced PSE user but in my opinion not suitable for a beginner. Claiming that this book is the "Fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Elements 12" is in my opinion not a correct statement. What this book does though is showing the multiple options and tools PSE12 has to offer, but with very little guidance, especially for the beginner, when to use which tool. I also did not find it helpful to use recommended settings, like set Highlights to x, midtones to y and Shadows to z. Those settings show the improvement of an image, but they are of course not applicable to any but the sample photo, therefore useless in any other images. Read more ›
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice tutorial book but seems to contain some errors January 1, 2014
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I love following tutorial books like this. It makes learning the subject so much better. I used to write books like this our expensive energy management systems before I retired. One thing a book like this absoluely needs is to flow correctly. I was really enjoying working through the tutorials and then I hit a snag. All of a sudden, it looked like some steps were missing or incorrect. I couldn't get from step 3 to step 4 so I was stuck with that lesson. It happened again several more times. I still love the book and will pick it up again soon, but I started working with a video tutorial on PSE and am really enjoying it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best reference for a Photoshop class May 18, 2014
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I took a hands on class called Digital Photography covering Adobe Photoshop. This book was perfect for the class. The instructor followed the book completely and now is serving me well as a reference. I would recommend it to anyone who plans on purchasing the Adobe Photoshop program.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not so frustrating! April 24, 2014
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I have taken 2 Adobe Photoshop Classes, and was overwhelmed by all the information and the speed it was delivered. This book has pictures, an Index, and the Table of Contents tells clearly where to look. I really need help organizing my pictures and the class didn't address this, but the book has a whole chapter on it. What a relief. Photoshop Elements 12 is a great tool, but there is so much to explore in it, and the book answers my questions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book January 20, 2014
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Bought this for my husband and he loved it. It was clear, easy to follow and extremely helpful to him. Highly recommend.
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1.0 out of 5 stars to hard and complicated to use got it for a ... July 6, 2014
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to hard and complicated to use got it for a gift from my son and it is not user friendly at all
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 2, 2014
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Great book to help me learn Adobe Photoshop.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Only guide you need. May 6, 2014
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Have tried other guides for previous versions Element software and the Classroom in a Book series by Adobe and by far it is the best.
Although higher in price it's well worth it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great product
We purchase manuals to assist us with use of a software program MORE proficiently. This brand of product seems to work with Adobe Photoshop products. Read more
Published 3 months ago by KBroz
3.0 out of 5 stars Great source in learning Photoshop.
I find the book easy to read, and easy to learn simple and basic operations of Adobe Photoshop element 12.
Published 3 months ago by William1
5.0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING GUIDE
The book was used as the text for a Photoshop Elements 12 class. The layout of the text is easy to follow and provides clear direction to the user.
Published 3 months ago by chuck8700
5.0 out of 5 stars Great program
I am still learning to use this. Took 1 class so far and have learned the basics but want to learn more. I highly recommend this for photo editing and for photo crafts.
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
finding it very helpful as I learn more about managing my photos. I highly recommend it. It is a welcome addition to my library.
Published 4 months ago by Regina Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Beginners luck....
For a beginner I took me a while to understand what it was trying to teach me. But I can honestly say I'm somewhat of a pro now. Yay!
Published 4 months ago by Doreen A. Sanders
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product
Item arrived as described. I have an earlier edition and I like it. The new edition promises to be just as good. The book is a big help toward getting into the software.
Published 4 months ago by Gerald W. Burgess
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