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The Photoshop Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) [Paperback]

by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby
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Book Description

December 31, 2011 032180824X 978-0321808240 1
This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s never been done before—it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t 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 done—it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why. If you’re looking for one of those “tell-me-everything-about-the-Unsharp-Mask-filter” books, this isn’t 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 printing your photos like a pro. You’ll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques are—once 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 problems—that’s exactly what we cover in this book.

You’ll learn:
  • The real secrets of how the pros retouch portraits
  • How to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat (you’ll be amazed at how the pros do it!)
  • How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs and TIFFs, too! (And you’ll learn why so many pros like it best—because it’s faster and easier)
  • The sharpening techniques the pros really use (there’s 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!

Although Elements 10 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop CS5 doesn’t offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop CS5 has that Elements 10 still doesn’t have (things like paths, Channel Mixer, etc.). But in this book, you’ll 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 doesn’t waste your time talking about how to frame a shot, set your exposure, etc., and there’s no talk about which camera or printer to buy. It’s all Elements, step by step, cover to cover, in the only book of its kind, and you’re gonna love it!

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About the Author

Scott Kelby is Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and is technical chair of Photoshop World, the largest Photoshop gathering in the industry. Matt Kloskowski is the Education and Curriculum Developer for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and (along with Scott Kelby) co-host of Photoshop User TV, the popular video podcast.

Product Details

  • Series: Voices That Matter
  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (December 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 032180824X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321808240
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC January 2, 2012
By sam
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I recently bought Photoshop Elements 10 and have been looking around for a couple of weeks for books with tutorials / etc. Yesterday I received Photoshop Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers I ordered on Amazon. This is an amazing 450 page colorful book and absolutely the best of all: very clear explanations of "to do's" and tricks showing the photo's before, during the change process and after all the changes. I absolutely love this book. Thank you Scott and Matt for this. Very well done.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT book for the CONFUSED! January 4, 2012
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Just received this book a couple of days ago. Very well written so that even I can understand. Clear examples, and a sense of humor thrown in here and there as well.
(I need lots of examples..:))
I have several of Kelby's books and will likely seek out a few of Kloskowski's now.
Both of these authors did a fantastic job on this. This book will help ANYONE struggling with Photoshop Elements. It is helping me to finally have FUN with my new program.
WELL worth the cost!!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Tips March 6, 2012
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I've used Elements since the first version, and have purchased "how-to" books for versions 2, 4, 8, and now, 10. My previous favorite was the Maximum Performance book by Mark Galer for ver 8, which really explained things like Camera Raw and introduced me to Layer Masks. This book takes these areas to new levels of understanding for me, and adds much more. I had been interested in the concept of High Dynamic Range for a few years, and tried several methods to add the HDR effect to my photos. I took 3 shots with my camera, and tried layering them together. I tried HDR software to automate the process. I got interesting results, never quite as good as the examples I was trying to match. Then I read the Camera Raw chapter in this book, and found out a cool way to create the HDR effect just by creating layer masks with two different versions of the same photo. The result was the best HDR photo I'd ever processed, and it didn't involve taking 3 or 5 shots with varying EV settings. With tips like this, my photos are looking better than ever, and taking way less time. I love the tone of the book, the chapters are written in a casual style and you can almost imagine Kelby or Kloskowski sitting there, showing you how to do it. The format is also very easy on the eyes: unlike some books that use text that spans each page with photos either above or below the text, this book uses a column style, with text on one side of the page and the corresponding photo right next to it. This is much easier to follow, and the step-by-step explanations of each effect flow quite easily. Read more ›
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT book for beginners! January 11, 2012
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I ordered this book after reading "Photoshop Elements 10 for Dummies" and still feeling confused. This book shows you exactly how to do the most common tasks in elements, without all the "why." You can even download the pictures they use on in the book so you can follow right along with each technique. Highly recommended!
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62 of 73 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't use this as your intro to PSE February 27, 2012
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I'm a new user of Photoshop Elements and starting with its current (10th) edition and Kelby's work comes highly recommended. But I got as far as the q&a on page xv and realized I bought the wrong book. "We tried not to put things in this book that are already in every other Elements book out there," they say cheerfully. Well, bully for them having fun with the new edition of PSE, but I can toss this one out the window and go buy all those "other Elements books" to figure out what to do. This is not a book for newcomers to the software, and I'm sorry I bought it thinking it was the match for the new version of the software.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4 Stars for the beginner and intermediate. However, 3 stars for the advancing Photoshop Elements user. I just received this book yesterday and quickly browsed through each page. First, the positive. If you are new to Photoshop Elements this is a very good book with one exception that I will soon explain. I bought this (almost same book) for Photoshop Elements 8 when I was completely new to the program and it helped out significantly. After quickly browsing this book, in my opinion, this is basically the same book as the one I bought for Photoshop Elements 8 - only with less of the advanced procedures. In their book for Photoshop Elements 8 the authors showed how to add a watermark, display multiple photos on a black frame background and showed the procedures for the reverse color effect. I did not see any of this in the new book! However, what is disappointing to me is that the chapter on special effects does not offer much more than what is offered in their book for Photoshop Elements 8. This is what truly disappoints me about this book. Yes, I did read the book information on Amazon before I bought it and I took a chance (with my own understanding that a lot of the information would probably be quite similar). However, I was really hoping that there would be new material on special effects! The book did not deliver for me in this area. So that is why I am disappointed. However, to end on a positive note. I own three other books (total) authored by Scott Kelby and found them to be very informative. If you are new to Photoshop Elements this book is very good to show you how to do a lot things to improve your photos' appearance before posting them on the Internet. However, if you want "a lot of advanced special techniques" this is not the book for you. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Elements 10 review on voices that matter.
This book turned out to be helpful, but it could have gone into a little more detail on some things. As i get more into it some of the vague spots are getting clearer. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars A "How To" guide for many Elements 10 processes
I have found this book incredibly useful and mine is falling apart from hours of sitting next to my computer jammed open to what I'm working on. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
Every time I use Photoshop, I open this book. So many helpful ideas and tips. I use it all the time.
Published 2 months ago by Ashley Eggersdorfer
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful. . . but not complete
The book is good in that it takes you through step by step. However, it does not cover everything, such as star effects and light arrays just for example. Read more
Published 4 months ago by molde music
5.0 out of 5 stars Photoshop
GREAT book for my photoshop class. Learning digital photography has added more "bling" and "sparkle' to my photos. Pls try this book.
Published 4 months ago by 40pinklav
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE FOR AN OLD MIND
Published 4 months ago by Vernice
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Found this book to be extremely helpful. Easy to find any problems with editing. I recommend this product to all.
Published 4 months ago by andrew f linn
5.0 out of 5 stars Tops
It was what I expected. I love Scotts Kelbys style and easy to follow instructions.
Then there is the humour and wit.
Published 5 months ago by Alan Dodunski
5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend this book!
Scott gets right to the point & leads you through each scenario in clear easy to understand language! Great book!
Published 6 months ago by Nancy l healey
2.0 out of 5 stars What's Wrong With The Binding
The saying is true. You can't judge a book by it's cover. Recently purchased this PSE 10 Book for Digital Photographers and as hoped the written material is GREAT--so far. Read more
Published 7 months ago by C Davis
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