Features & Benefits
- Save money by unleashing the hidden potential of Elements for professional image editing rather than upgrading to the full Photoshop software
- Practical, step-by-step projects show you how to solve real-world problems and create stunning images using clever workarounds and powerful, little-known techniques
- Free DVD includes more than 5 hours of tutorials, image files, a stock library and keyboard shortcut guide - worth the cover price alone!
'Using crafty work-arounds to achieve remarkable results, Mark Galer pushes Elements' capabilities to new levels.' Christy Brandt, Director of Engineering, Photoshop Elements, Adobe Systems, Inc. (On Previous Edition)
'Elements 5.0 Maximum Performance has great techniques to get the most out of Elements. If you are a digital photographer using Elements for your image editing, this book is a great addition to your library.' Richard Coencas, Photoshop Elements Quality Engineer, Adobe Systems, Inc. (On Previous Edition)
'Well written, well illustrated, with a good knack for explaining complex issues in a non-threatening and comprehensible manner.' Steve Caplin, digital artist and author of 'How to Cheat in Photoshop'. (On Previous Edition)
'Truly Maximum Performance! This book has propelled my knowledge of Photoshop Elements to a very high competent professional level. I cannot express my absolute delight with my new skills.'
Richard McWhorter, author, USA (On Previous Edition)
'A great book to learn with...Stuffed with expert performance tips' Tim Daly, photographer, UK (On Previous Edition)
'This book is for those who have the Elements basics down and want to make it fly; it allows a photographer to use Elements as a serious contender to full Photoshop.'
Sara Froelich, Elements Instructor, USA (On Previous Edition)
A Great Book and DVD Combination!
'I have learned more from watching (and rewatching) the videos than I did at a $400 two-day Photoshop Workshop' V. Hutson, USA (On Previous Edition)
Unleash the hidden potential for professional image editing in Adobe® Photoshop® Elements with this project-based, real-world guide.
Using step-by-step instructions and accompanying movie tutorials, Mark Galer leads you through the less well-known and most powerful post-production editing techniques Adobe® Photoshop® Elements has to offer. Cunning tricks and clever workarounds help you to create professional images without features from the full Adobe® Photoshop® package that you need but don't want to pay for - perform tasks you didn't think were possible in Adobe® Photoshop® Elements!
Whether you're an imaging professional or a photography enthusiast, this book will help you get the maximum performance from your software. Learn how to:
# Create striking effects with no commercial lighting or studio equipment
# Extend the dynamic range of your digital camera by merging multiple exposures
# Optimize, enhance and montage images with stunning results
The accompanying DVD provides extensive support with movie tutorials for all projects, high resolution images, multilayered files of completed projects, a stock library and a keyboard shortcut guide.
Mark Galer is a freelance photographer, accomplished lecturer and best-selling author of number books on photography. He is an official Adobe Ambassador for Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.
Part 1: Optimize Projects
1: Crop and Correct
3: Camera RAW
4: Target Tones
6: Hue and Saturation
Part 2: Enhance Projects
1: Depth of Field
2: Shafts of Light
3: Black and White
5: Character Portrait
6: Glamour Portrait
7: Motion Blur
8: Low Key
Part 3: Montage Projects
1: Creative Montage
2: Replacing a Sky
3: High Dynamic Range
4: Creative Type
6: Preserving Shadows
8: Hair Transplant
High resolution images
Camera RAW and 16 Bits/Channel files
Maximum Performance Action files