If you don't need all the power of Photoshop, Photoshop Elements is a wise and very affordable solution. Most of the full Photoshop functions are available there. Some people don't see any difference at all.
This set of Animated Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Elements tutorials is packed as e-book illustrated with 76 full-sound movies that tell and show you around the program. Are you looking for a video course? The embedded clips can be played as a single full-length and full-size movie. The elaborated controls allow instant finding required fragment by time or by keyword. In the meantime, the book interface features all the essential functions available in popular "readers" and web browsers - table of contents, history, bookmarks, and text search. The product is available for Windows and Mac platforms.
The first chapter of Animated Introduction - Concepts - is a quick overview of Photoshop Elements interface and the basic work principles intended for beginners. Just look around and have some feeling of working with the program.
The second chapter of Animated Introduction - Skills - will introduce you to the essential techniques of the program - color and tonal adjustments, layers, transformations, selecting, and masking.
The 3rd chapter of Animated Introduction - Recipes - is a collection of practical solutions. Real photos, contributed by amateur and professional photographers, are enhanced, retouched, manipulated for you in real time, showing the most efficient combinations of the techniques explained in the Skills.
The full version of Animated Introduction comes to you with a patch - "Hidden Tools" - uncovering undocumented masking and selecting functions of Elements. The latest version of the video-book has been composed for Photoshop Elements v5 (95% compatible with Photoshop Elements 6 and 4). Users of the previous PSE versions may of the same courseware compatible with Adobe Photoshop Elements v. 1, 2, 3, and 4.
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