Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 for Photographers

1st Edition


  • Philip Andrews
    • Print ISBN 9780240522449


    Completely updated for the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Elements, Philip Andrews returns with his comprehensive guide to this popular software package. Akin to Martin Evening's bestselling Photoshop title, every feature and function of Elements is covered here in step-by-step detail. Accompanied by helpful screenshots and colorful images, highlighted in an updated and modernized design, this versatile guide is perfect if you're a first time user wanting to dip your toe into the world of digital image adjustment, or a seasoned pro wanting to hone your skills for perfectly fine tuned images. The more advanced projects, such as completing a photo book from scratch, stitching together multiple images to create fantastic panoramas, working with raw files, and more, are perfect if you want to push your images even further for amazing results from this fabulous software package. The easy to follow tutorials are complemented by general photography tips and tricks to give your images that masterful edge. Truly geared toward the photographer's needs, both pre and post-capture, this essential guide is a perfect companion for anyone wanting to take their images a step further with Elements.

    Key Features

    * Comprehensive guide to Photoshop Elements, packed full of screenshots, colourful images and step-by-step tutorials

    * Expert author whose tips and tricks are featured in the official Adobe Help section within the Elements version 7 and 8 software

    * Supplemental website with additional learning materials, including video tutorials and practice images

    *Fully updated to cover all of the new features in Elements 9, including the revamped Spot Healing Brush Tool, expanded panorama options using Photomerge, and the fun Photo Calendar project


    All levels of photographers who use Adobe Photoshop Elements – millions of registered users worldwide.

    Table of Contents

    Digital Basics

    Photoshop Elements





    Raw Shooting

    Editor Guided

    Editor Quick

    Editor Full

    Advanced Techniques




    Painting and Drawing

    Filters and Plug-Ins


    Photo Books, Collages, Calendars and Cars

    Web and Services


    Theory into Practice



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    Focal Press
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    About the author

    Philip Andrews

    Philip Andrews is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador. He is an experienced photographer, author, magazine editor and online course creator. He was previously a lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia and Nescot, England. He is a beta tester for Photoshop, an alpha tester for Photoshop Elements and a Photoshop specialist demonstrator for Adobe Australia. Contributing numerous articles and videos to AdobeTV and the inspirational browser, Philip is a leading source in adobe information and instruction. Philip is also co-founder of an online photography training college. He's a regular contributor to several magazines including Shutterbug, Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography, he is senior contributing editor for Better Digital, columnist for What Digital Camera and Co-editor and publisher of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine.


    "A top pick for any Photoshop collection…. A supplemental web site offers video tutorials backing the information contained here. A ‘must’ for any collection seeking specifics for Elements 9!"--Bookwatch

    "In this greatly-illustrated book, Philip Andrews uses a very simple and easy-to-understand style to explaine the basic functionalities. Then, he moves onto the more advanced techniques. The illustrations and picturesare completed by the video tutorials and resources download section of the associated website. He offers many general digital imaging concepts and expert’s tips which make package extremely contextual with respect to current imaging technology. Philip Andrews is an author, editor, and online course creator. He is Adobe Australia’s official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador."