Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: March 2008
Pages: 560

After more than two years, Adobe has finally released a new version of Photoshop Elements for the Mac. Version 6 packs a lot more editing firepower than iPhoto, and this Missing Manual puts every feature into a clear, easy-to-understand context -- something that no other book on Elements does!

Photoshop Elements 6 is perfect for scrapbooking, making fancy photo collages, and creating Web galleries. It has lots of new features such as Guided Edit for performing basic editing tasks, an improved Photomerge feature, a handy Quick Selection Tool, and much more. But knowing what to do and when is tricky. Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual explains not only how the tools and commands work, but when to use them. With it, you will:

  • Learn to import, organize, and fix photos quickly and easily.
  • Repair and restore old and damaged photos, and retouch any image.
  • Jazz up your pictures with dozens of filters, frames, and special effects.
  • Learn which tools the pros use -- you'll finally understand how layers work!
  • Create collages and photo layout pages for greeting cards and other projects.
  • Get downloadable practice images and try new tricks right away.

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. As always, author Barbara Brundage lets you know which Elements features work well, which don't, and why -- all with a bit of wit and humor.

Don't hesitate: Now that Adobe's outstanding photo editor has been updated for the Mac, dive in with Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual right away.

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      Comments about O'Reilly Media Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual:

      My intro to this manual has left something to be desired. I'm trying to remove objects from the background of a photo. Pages 130 & 131 detail the steps; however, no such "Magic Extractor exists within the software. Yes! I'm using the same exact software. I'm not sure if this was written to include in an earlier or later edition.

       
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        Comments about O'Reilly Media Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual:

        This IS the missing hard copy manual. I'm new to Elements and could not be where I am today without this book. It's clear, straight forward and well organized. I love the tips but particularly love the editorial comments like "99% of the time you won't use this" - kind of comment. It helps direct my energies a lot. Invaluable to me and I plan on investing in other Missing Manuals.

         
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          Comments about O'Reilly Media Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual:

          I teach Photoshop & Photoshop Elements. Although my focus has been on Photoshop in the past, more of my students are using Elements and I needed to get more familiar with the software. This book was a real eye-opener to all that Elements can do!

          Well-written, easy to understand, and real-world examples to follow.

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