April 19, 2005
"Photoshop Elements 3 for Windows One-on-One": Read the Book, Watch the Video, and Turn Snapshots into Extraordinary Image Creations
Sebastopol, CA--"Photoshop Elements 3 for Windows may be the best bargain
in the history of digital imaging," says Adobe Certified Expert and
PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team member Deke McClelland (who has also
earned himself a spot in the National Association of Photoshop
Professional's Photoshop Hall of Fame). "For a fraction of the price of the
full-blown, professional-grade, industry-standard Adobe Photoshop CS2,
Elements provides more features than most digital photographers will ever use."
McClelland calls it the "consumer-level program for folks with
professional-quality aspirations." For anyone who wants to learn and have
fun with Elements, Photoshop Elements 3 for Windows One-on-One
(O'Reilly, US $34.95) delivers a comprehensive, fully satisfying workout
under the able direction of a professional trainer with twenty years'
computer design and imaging experience.
"As the name 'One-on-One' implies," says McClelland, "I walk you through
Photoshop Elements 3 just as if I were teaching you in a classroom
environment. Except that instead of getting lost in a crowd of students,
you receive my individualized attention. It's just you and me."
This hands-on, one-of-a-kind learning experience is the closest thing to
private lessons with a world-renowned digital imagery and design expert.
Under McClelland's seasoned guidance, readers proceed at their own pace
through twelve step-by-step lessons packed with entertaining and
informative real-world projects. Timesaving shortcuts and "Extra Credit"
tips and tricks help readers work faster and smoother.
With more than 600 full-color images, screen shots, and illustrations, the
book includes structured exercises and end-of-lesson quizzes so readers
can test their knowledge. The format also serves as an exceptionally
practical tool for classroom instructors. The book comes with two hours of
video instruction on an accompanying CD, allowing readers to peek over
McClelland's shoulder as he introduces key concepts for each lesson.
With this incomparable multimedia training solution, readers can read the
book, watch the video, and do the exercises--all at their own pace--as
they learn how to:
Make quick work of organizing and cataloging photos
Solve common color problems in the Quick Fix mode
Correct red-eye as well as compensate for flash and backlighting
Adjust brightness, contrast, and color
Crop, straighten, rotate, and size images
Heal away wrinkles, stray hairs, scars, and other blemishes
Email images, print photo albums, assemble slide shows, and create
digital galleries for posting on the Web
Stitch together multiple photographs to create a sweeping panorama
"I hope you'll agree with me," says McClelland, "that the combination of
step-by-step lessons and video instructions in Photoshop Elements 3 for
Windows One-on-One provides the best learning experience of any Photoshop
Elements training resource on the market."
Early praise for Photoshop Elements 3 for Windows One-on-One:
"Deke really is a master at taking an application as powerful as Elements
3, and not only making it easy and understandable, he makes learning it an
awful lot of fun. Regardless of your level of expertise in Elements, this
book needs to be on your shelf!"
--Scott Kelby, Executive Editor, Photoshop Elements Techniques Newsletter
"With Photoshop Elements for Windows One-on-One, Deke has woven text and
video to create a whole new approach to hands-on learning. No showing off,
no dumb pet tricks, just plenty of useful information that you can apply
to your own images and make them look better. Whether you're a student or
a teacher, you won't be able to stop turning the pages to see what pearls
of wisdom lie ahead!"
-Katrin Eismann, Author of Photoshop Masking & Compositing and
Photoshop Restoration & Retouching
"It's obvious to see why Deke is one of the most popular teachers of
Photoshop Elements. Stepping through the exercises in this book, you feel
like he's right there with you. It's really one-on-one!"
-Julieanne Kost, Photoshop Evangelist, Adobe Systems
Photoshop Elements 3 for Windows One-on-One
Deke McClelland with Galen Fott
ISBN: 0-596-00844-9, 393 pages, $34.95 US, $48.95 CA
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