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Photoshop Elements maven, musician
Barbara Brundage has been teaching people how to use Photoshop Elements since it first came out in 2001, and has been the author of Photoshop Elements: The Missing Manual since Elements 3 (the most recent edition is Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual). She's an Adobe Community Expert and has been a member of Adobe's prerelease groups since Elements 3. Barbara started using Elements to create graphics for use in her day job as a harpist, music publisher, and arranger. Along the way, she joined the large group of people finding a renewed interest in photography thanks to digital cameras.
"Im always talking about finding answers within an application with the built-in help files, but sometimes you just want a quick answer to a specific question. Other times you need a guide that holds your hand while you learn and experiment. Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual is a great reference for both situations. As the tag line reads, this is the book that should have been in the box."
"This is an excellent book for anyone who has a large photo collection and who wants to use Photoshop Elements 11 to organize and edit their photos on their computer."
"The level of detail is superb and youd be hard pressed not to find your answers. It is a perfect companion to the program and I highly recommend it. Without this resource book, you may find yourself wasting time searching for answers to detailed questions."
"I thought the information was outstanding and easy to read. The book was clear and concise and for beginners at this digital photography game it was easy to understand. The contents of each chapter were well titled and made it easy to find which article or feature you need information."
"Any student of Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows: The Missing Manual will find this updated edition of a best-seller simply indispensable. "
"Here the reader can get virtually all of the answers to their inevitable questions of "how do I do this with Photoshop Elements 8?" "
"Being a huge fan of both Adobe Photoshop Elements and O'Reilly's Missing Manuals series of reference/tutorial guides, the confluence of both in Barbara Brundage's new Photoshop Elements 8: The Missing Manual really hits the sweet spot with me."
"...its fully packed and ready to put you on the fast track to learn how to organize, backup, repair and fine tune your images. Barbara Brundage is Adobe Community Expert who wrote the book. I dont see how you can use the programs tools without Brundages extensive instruction. The Missing Manual series was created by David Pogue, the esteemed technology columnist of The New York Times, so you know youre in good hands."
"This superb guide to everything you want to know about the latest Elements is so well written, with wit and style, its very easy to digest. "
"Any library catering to Photoshop users will find this an essential, key acquisition."
"Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual contains crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations of every feature."
"I would highly recommend this book and any others in the series to everyone. This book is easy to read and very helpful. There is information for both the beginner and advanced user. The more advanced concepts were delivered in a clear and concise way. Anyone who has purchased Adobe's Photoshop Elements 7 should get this book to get the most out of the program."
"...an excellent addition to any serious users library."
"As stated up front, this is a keeper. Save yourself lots of frustration, and leave the pretty recipe books for when you get Elements' basics down pat. For quick answers or serious roadblock destruction this is the book you keep on the shelf, near enough to grab. "
"As quoted from the beginning of the book about its author Barbara Brundage;harpist, music publisher and arranger; 'If she can learn to use Elements, you can, too!' I second that! "
"This book seems to cover everything needed for
beginners to intermediate users. It is in full color
which helps because examples shown are how they are supposed to look."
"This guide is made especially for Apple users and aims to demystify the program and show readers all they can achieve with it."
"Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual explains not only how the tools and commands work but when to use them. This full-color guide starts with the simplest functions and progresses to increasingly complex features of Elements. If you're ready for the more sophisticated tools you can easily jump around to learn specific techniques."
"This book takes you by the hand and walks you through the intricate avenues of
Elements 6 in a clear and understandable way."
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