Media praise for Photoshop Elements 3: The Missing Manual
"Since Adobe abandoned providing a written manual following Version 2, Brundage's book not only fills the missing manual need but also, provides an expanded guide with a wealth of helpful hints not found in most manuals. Adobe should use Brundage's style for any future manual they might provide, if they change their mind...I consider my self a knowledgeable Elements and Photoshop editing user but have to admit I picked up some interesting tricks going through this book. It should be a must for any serious user of Elements."
-- , Silicon Valley Computer Society
"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- , Bangkok Post
"This title is an excellent manual for users at all levels, making good use of full-colour images to support the clearly written text. It covers all features, the technical detail is well presented, and information is easy to find."
-- , PC Update
"If you use Elements are are looking for a proper manual, this is thorough, comprehensive, authoritative, and well illustrated in full colour...The technical depth is excellent, information is easy to find, and the overall presentation is exceptional."
-- , Book Notes
"There are a lot of good books, but I keep returning to the Missing Manual series because they are inexpensive, easy to read and full of cool tricks and tips."
-- , The South Bay Apple Mac User Group
"What Elements really needs is a decent manual that covers everything, explains the whys and wherefores and does it in a way that won't frighten your average user. With that in mind, Barbara Brundage has written a book that aims to do just that. What I particularly liked was the attention to detail. Most functions provide a myriad of options and icons including many I hadn't even noticed before. Now I know what they do and why I'd want to use them...There are a lot of Photoshop Elements 3 books out there and several you may well want to buy. However, this is the one you need to buy first. Recommended, especially at this price."
"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- , ACT Apple User Group Incorporated
--Iain Laskey, Practical PC, July 2005
"This book is true to the great reputation of the Missing Manual Series."
----Victoria Maciulski, CVMUG, July 2005
"There is a definite need for Photoshop Elements 3: The Missing Manual, the latest such entry in the series of 'Missing Manuals' published by O'Reilly Media,Inc./Pogue Press. This series, in my opinion, is the benchmark for applications manuals, better than virtually any OEM-provided manual (rare these days, except for online hypertext versions) and more than mere manuals. This book continues the series themes of not only describing and explaining the subject application's features but in providing technical background guidance on its particular subject areas. Here it is how and why to edit photos, the concepts behind taking and making better photos, user-level insights on what works best, all wrapped in a casual writing style with some humor."
--John Suda, Apple Cider User Group, May 2005