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Book Review - Adobe Photoshop Elements One-Click WOW! Third Edition

Author:Jack Davis
ISBN: 0321304683
Publisher: Peachpit Press
3 edition
Book and CD
8.0 x 9.0
104 pages
Published: Dec 2004

CD Packed With Presets And A How-To Book . . .

This book and CD come with a library packed with presets for AdobeR PhotoshopR Elements 2 and 3. You will find over 500 layer styles and effects, dozens of textures and shapes, lots of media brushes and 40+ gradients. And they are all professional quality. The presets are divided into three major categories; styles for photos, styles for type and graphics, and web button styles. There are also general presets such as repeatable textures and patterns, shadows and embossing, ghost (semi-transparent) backgrounds and overlays.

The book that comes with the CD teaches you how to use the presets and also sparks your creativity with a full color gallery of examples. The author, Jack Davis, starts with a One-Click WOW Quick Start tutorial that helps you to install and explore the goodies on the CD. His next few sections introduce you to Photoshop Elements layer styles and explain how to scale, copy, combine and further customize the presets. Lastly, Davis explains how to save your creations and output them in various formats.

Jack Davis is a designer and photographer and specializes in digital imaging and design. He is one of the Photoshop Dream Team instructors and teaches on the WOW Seminar Tour.

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