This book is not only chock-full of techniques, easy to follow
examples, and illustrations, it's printed in full color!
Aaland starts off by showing you how to customize Elements
to your working methods, and what you need to know about organizing
your photos by creating contact sheets. He gives tips on anything
from setting up photo shots to getting the best shot of faces,
products or landscape to color correcting to compensate for
color casts so common with digital cameras or using a traditional
camera with the wrong speed of film for the lighting.
You won't find a lot of glitzy special effects in this book;
what you will find is the nitty-gritty things you need to know
to make Elements perform for you. Aaland gives you the knowledge
to conquer the things that make Elements not only Photoshop's
baby brother, but Photoshop's muscle-bound baby brother! If
you think Elements is just a simple, watered-down version of
PS, check out this book and you'll change your mind.