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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

    Additional Resources:

    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
    order@oreilly.com
    1-800-998-9938; 1-707-827-7000

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