This full color book deals with photo retouching in Adobe
Photoshop Elements 2.0, and it doesn't mess around. You start
with the obligatory look around the interface and dive into
photo corrections and special effects, like adding perspective
shadows. This book is obviously for beginners, and the text
is easy to understand and doesn't weigh you down with more
information that you need or can understand at a beginning
It cuts to the chase and tells you how to change eye color,
open closed eyes in photos (there's always one in every group
shot), and reverse the signs of aging or remove the gap between
two front teeth. You will also see how to colorize black and
white photos, or create sepia tone images. It also deals with
web work: using the Elements Save for Web feature and making
a web photo gallery.
For those new to Photoshop Elements, this book offers a good
fast start. Once you make it through the 40 techniques offered
here you will have used most of Elements tools and be ready
to learn more!
The enclosed CD contains a 30 day trial of Adobe Photoshop
Elements 2.0, and the images in the book so you can work along.