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    Books for PSE post-processing novice

    Hi, I am new to post processing and have just bought PSE (v8): any feedback on useful books to set me on my way? I have done a little searching:
    1. Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set
    2. How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements 8
    3. Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing Manual

    I am leaning towards How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements 8 right know but I am sure you guys may have better ideas?

    Thanks

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    Re: Books for PSE post-processing novice

    I dont use Photoshop Elements but I have a book that I really like by Scott Kelby called The Photoshop Elements Book for Digital Photographers. This book is probably a good start for a novice. I'm sure some of the others will have good suggestions.

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    Re: Books for PSE post-processing novice

    I have the same book, but for CS5. I like it as much as any of the others.....
    http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Elem...4249544&sr=1-2

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    Re: Books for PSE post-processing novice

    Have a look at 'The Photoshop Elements 8 Book for Digital Photographers' by Scott Kelby/Matt Kloskowski
    http://www.kelbytraining.com/product...k-for-digital-

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    Re: Books for PSE post-processing novice

    Thanks very much guys - I will go for The Photoshop Elements 8 Book for Digital Photographers

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    Re: Books for PSE post-processing novice

    A cheap alternative, Barry, is to read the CinC Tutorials here and then, for some advanced reading, try this site http://www.ronbigelow.com/articles/articles.htm

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    Scott Kelby books are a good place to start. They are 'how to' books, mostly it is about the steps to achieve something; they are not long lists of all the features of a piece of software (as most other books are). You can work through a Kelby book or just dip in to the specific problem you want to solve.

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    Forget books and run with online video training. Cheaper, and you'll learn a LOT faster.

    www.kelbytraining.com (and no, I'm not on commission -- but wish I was!).

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    Re: Books for PSE post-processing novice

    Thanks very much for all of your comments. Yes, Colin, I did think about video tutorials and believe that they would suit me better instead of trawling through a book although a book is handy to have as a reference on the shelf.

    Kelby and Lynda seem to be the most popular video training resources: I take it from your post that Kelby is better? Also, I presume its better value to sign up for a month or so rather than buying DVDs?

    Thanks again,
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    Hi Barry,

    I don't no a lot about Lynda, but Scott Kelby is a legend (I've never needed anything more).

    Yes, I'd suggest signing up for a month initially; a lot of the online content isn't available on DVD - plus - once you've been through it a couple of times you won't need it anymore. If you like what you find you can sign up for a year and save a few $$$.

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    Re: Books for PSE post-processing novice

    Sounds good Colin - cheers for the advice.

    Barry

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    Shows my age ... videos are great for learning but I still need my hard copy back up

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    Thanks for the new name to me; Lynda training looks good and I prefer their style.

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