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The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. Please try again.Please try again.Please try again. Used: GoodStored and shipped by Amazon.Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Learn more about the program. This bestselling book removes the guesswork. With candid, jargon-free advice and step-by-step guidance, you’ll get the most out of Elements for everything from sharing and touching-up photos to fun print and online projects. The important stuff you need to know: Get to work right away. Import, organize, edit, crop, and color-correct your photos with ease. Retouch any image. Repair and restore old and damaged photos. Add pizzazz. Dress up your photos with dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects. Share photos. Create online albums, email-ready slideshows, and web-ready files. Use your words. Make greeting cards, calendars, and flyers by adding text to images. Unleash your creativity. Design photo books, scrapbooks, collages, and other projects. Find your artistic flair. Create digital artwork from scratch, using tools to draw, paint, and blend. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Register a free business account Barbara, who lives in Jensen Beach, Florida, started using Elements to create graphics for use in her day job as a harpist, music publisher, and arranger. Along the way, she joined the large group of people finding a renewed interest in photography thanks to digital cameras. If she can learn to use Elements, you can, too! To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Please try again later. Mitch Scott 5.0 out of 5 stars That information is well-organized (No pun intended, given Elements' Organizer module), and I think the book has something to offer for photographers of all skill levels. A good example is the variety of descriptions and explanations of the Levels adjustment tools. You can get the quick and dirty explanation of HOW to adjust shadows, midtones and highlights, as well as brightness and contrast. But you can also get much more detail about WHAT shadows, midtones, and highlights actually ARE. I've been taking pictures for decades, but never really understood the relative value of each of these adjustment tools, or exactly how each of them worked. Even more valuable is the explanation of layers, and how they work. As the book says, this really is the heart of the photo editing program; but you're not going to get very far without truly understanding what layers are and how to use them, and this is the first resource that's given me that understanding and ability. Those are just two examples of how powerful a tool this manual is. After all, knowledge is power, right. The final thing I will say is that Brundage doesn't take herself too seriously, which is a good thing when you're learning about something as detailed and robust as Elements. A little humor goes a long way when you're getting into the meat and potatoes of what elements has to offer.For the past decade-plus I've had to adjust to digital photography. Early on, I easily adapted to Photoshop Elements 2.0. Even when newer versions were released, I stuck with the original program. Fast forward to 2014 and I have a new home computer that won't let me install 2.0; so I bit the bullet and purchased Elements 12. Other than a quick set-up booklet, there was no manual included with the software.

I still believe in the printed page, and I find it simpler to work with a physical copy of a book.Easy to read and nicely detailed with photographs. I use it to tweak applications learned from previous Elements versions that have been updated or improved in the latest addition. Also included brief descriptions of areas changed or new to the software in the early chapters.It seemed to have been written in a language we can all understand; no robot stuff. However, the problem (not to mention the cost) is that it covers Windows and OSX operating systems on the same pages, often switching from one to to the other. You start reading, not knowing that you are reading Windows (or Mac), then realize that the instruction does not even apply to your OS. To me, It's okay to have instructions on each OS in the same book, but not the same section or page. I do not like fragmented instruction. I will give you an example: I wanted information on how to add a layer from Organizer to an existing background. The index referred me to a certain page. After reading and separating the Windows instructions from the Mac stuff, it abruptly ended by not telling me anything conclusive. I had to refer to another section of the book to continue, and still my question was not answered. It was like searching for an individual bean in a jar full of beans. NEVER write a book with co-existing instructions, then fragment them onto several different sections. In short, if you are looking for a 1,2,3 instruction manual, like I was, this isn't it. I got information presented in a more concise format from the web. I understand that combining information on two different operating systems in the same book probably saves money, but certainly complicates the data.Better than anything else I have found. They are available for many software products. I own several, and I find them to be well-written and easy to follow. The layout of the pages is very friendly, in that the pages are not dense with text.

There are good, useful illustrations, and lots of white space, which makes it easy on the eyes, plus leaves room for adding notes. I highly recommend this book and others in the series.I am an independent software developer and technical book publisher and needed to do some work on a Kindle Cover page for some of my books. The instructions in this book are so clear, and the knowledge level of the author is top-notch. I already have Photoshop Pro CS5 in my software library, but for the quick fixes, I decided to use Photoshop Elements 12. Barbara is highly skilled in delivering great content. Thank you, Barbara!!I thought I had wasted my money buying it and was considering buying something else - which would be quite an expense not only for the cost of a worthy replacement but also the wasted investment in PSE. Then I discovered this book and guess what. I found I had everything I needed in PSE - I just needed some expert guidance as to how to unlock its secrets. Barbara's book is a truly excellent piece of work. Her understanding of what PSE is capable of and how to get it done is excellent as is her expert and interesting articulation onto the written page with downloadable examples that you can try for yourself. I am about 85% of the way through this book now and it was worth every penny. Although I've read it cover to cover it is full of hyperlinks that jump from one section to other related sections and it has an excellent Contents and Index all hyperlinked to the relevant blocks of text making it also a truly useful reference book as you can easily find anything. There are also hyperlinks to useful resources on the internet. Also of great value is the great number of embedded TIPS panels - here Barbara has accurately predicted what people would want to actually use PSE for at this point and has intuitively presented just the example you wanted.

The ideas in this book led me to seek out more on the internet and has completely changed my view on photography and what makes a really good photo as compared to just an average one. My competency level has risen quite high now but I still need more understanding of layer blend modes - although the book covers these, they are tricky to understand, many are counter-intuitive (with things getting lighter when you'd have expected them to get darker etc) so perhaps the book could give more examples of blending, or perhaps I just need to re-read that section a few more times. Anyway - great book, great author, excellent value for money not only for the book itself but because it enables you to unlock the value in your purchase of Photoshop Elements.I have been learning how to use the Photoshop elements 12 programme using this book. I find it better than trying to use the help supplied with the programme as the book explains everything in terms I understand and I can follow the instructions from the book as I go along. It is a very comprehensive guide. However it can become a bit overwhelming sometimes, as there is so much to take in. This is probably down to me rather than the book. I would recommend this book if you are wanting to learn about Photoshop elements 12 and how to use it, as long as you have time to really sit down and go through the basics.I am glad that I bought this book rather that any of the others available. It is also a lot thicker than some of the others, so that should indicate that it has more content. There is no need to read it all in one go, just read the bits that you need each time.As with the previous editions (PSE 6 and 9) I have bought, I have no hesitation in recommending this edition. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. Please try again.Please try again.Please try again. Used: Very GoodSomething we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Learn more about the program.

Each chapter in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your videos with Premiere Elements and learn how best to use the program's many new features. In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new features of Premiere Elements 12. Learn Premiere Elements from the ground up and create your own customized movie. Use Guided Edits to learn advanced editing techniques with built-in video tutorials. Automate moviemaking and add impressive Hollywood effects and styles with ease. Enhance your video with more than 50 musical scores and over 250 sound effects to add depth. Back up your videos as you go and, when you’re done, take them with you and share them wherever you go, including Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, and on your smartphone or tablet. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Register a free business account They work closely with the Adobe product development teams to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Please try again later. JohnCJ2 2.0 out of 5 stars I have worked through every page of every lesson of this book. The product is substandard, but I believe it is not the author's fault.

To begin with, he created this book and its lesson projects using a preliminary version of the software, and there are many examples of unexpected changes. Organizer is deeply flawed. It crashed literally dozens of times while I worked with chapters 1 and 4. I couldn't work Chapter 12 at all until I found the recommendation in an adjacent review that you need to use msconfig to uncheck elementsautoanalyzer. The worst problem is that Adobe does not provide a distribution disc of the chapter Lessons. You have to download them from in compressed format. Each Lesson is at least 200 MB. For me the 12 chapters of download took 4 hours. While you don't have to sit and watch, you have to check your computer every 15 minutes or so to save and download the next lesson. Then, after you extract the files, APE12 fails to open most but not all of the lessons. Working through the book took me at least double the normal time because I didn't have the lesson materials available. Basically, they failed to deliver the purchased content to those who purchased the book. I learned APE12 using this book. I am glad I upgraded. But Adobe owes to everyone who purchased APE12 and this book an apology, a repaired version of Organizer, a revised copy of this book reflecting the program as it exists, and a distribution disc of the lessons. Shame on you, Adobe.I've taken many interactive courses but this course anticipates questions and gives advice on how to re-do areas after you've tried it. It is geared to home video productions and fits my needs. The only area for improvement is a better discussion of media usage and limitations on project size to fit the media.Yes there is help within the app, but I like to have a book to sit on my lap and browse through as I work the application. This book did the trick for me!

It's a great shame that the 2 previous reviewers were not able to get the associated downloaded lessons to work properly as - having now worked through the whole of the book myself - I can see that although useful, the book would be of limited value as it works with the lessons throughout. Of course there's no knowing until you've purchased the product whether you will have problems downloading the lessons but I would have thought that surely there must be some way for Adobe Support (or Pearson?) to resolve this. Maybe as I've had no problems acquiring the files, it's something they've now sorted out, I don't know. But if you can get the files.I'm not the quickest when it comes to following instructions but I have worked through the whole book in 3 (admittedly full!) days and it is written in a very clear and easy to follow manner and I was able to work through every example successfully. I have previously used video editing software for some years but much more basic, and had not realised until getting into this package just how much easier this software it is to use - and also just how much more it can do. Even though I would of course gradually learn to use the package if I didn't have the book, it has shown me what is possible in just a few days and how to do it. If you want to learn all about Adobe Premiere Elements, I honestly cannot recommend it enough (assuming you can get the lessons) and no, I have absolutely no connection with Adobe, Pearson etc!As secondhand the code in the book wouldn't work for file download. However a quick google found an alternative code that worked then all good.I have a lot of computer experience and found this product problematical from the start when the lessons would not download and then did not work in line with the book.It seems interesting and I think I will enjoy it. Premiere Elements and learn how best to use the program's many newLearn Premiere. Elements from the ground up and create your own customized movie.

Use Guided Edits to learn advanced editing techniques with built-inEnhance your video with more than 50Vimeo, Twitter, and on your smartphone or tablet. Or, if your goals are little less lofty, you can chronicle family events, show off on YouTube, or produce a video project for school. Making motion pictures still costs more than pencil and paper, but it gets cheaper every day. If you’re a hungry poet or a 12-year-old who wants to break into Hollywood, it doesn’t cost much to get started. Somewhere, Jean Cocteau is smiling. For many, video is a communication tool just like pencil and paper—or like a word processor. Computers and the Internet make communicating via video quick and easy. You don’t have to splice and glue bits of film together or work with a production house to turn your raw clips into a finished product. Today’s video projects go directly from camcorder to computer to audience, and the entire journey can take just a few hours or, in some cases, minutes. Premiere Elements is the tool you use to do everything except capture the pictures. It moves videos from your camcorder to your computer, helps you find the best shots, and assembles them into a story. When your movie’s ready for an audience, Premiere helps you deliver it via disc or the Web, too. About This Book Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual is divided into four parts, each containing several chapters. In addition, to help you practice your budding skills as a video editor, you’ll find free, downloadable video clips for the exercises in this book at the Missing Manuals website (see Living Examples on Living Examples for instructions). Here’s a little more information about each section in Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual: Part One: Start a New Project shows you how to gather all the elements you need for your movie—video clips, songs, sound effects, and still photos.

You’ll learn how to use Elements Organizer as an efficient organizational tool for all the movie clips and media files you import. You can attach keywords and rank clips by quality and content, along with several other sanity-saving strategies. Part Two: Create Your Movie focuses on what most people think of as video editing. You learn how to trim your raw footage to just the parts that tell your story and then build your movie clip by clip. You’ll add cool transitions between clips and include any of dozens of special effects to spice up your footage. Unless you’re Charlie Chaplin, you’ll want to add a soundtrack and sound effects, too, so you’ll learn how to build a multi-layered audio track. Need background music or the sound of a car crash. You’ll get tips on finding royalty-free music and sound effects. Part Three: Share Your Movie is all about showing your movie to an audience. It starts off with a brief background on video formats and then tells you how to use presets to export your finished film. All the details are here for uploading your movies to YouTube or any other website, saving them to DVD or Blu-ray disc, or putting them on your iPod Touch, iPhone, or other handheld gadget. Part Four: Appendixes are reference guides. You don’t have to read them from start to finish, but they’re there when you need them, all neatly arranged. You’ll find help on installation and finding support, along with each and every menu command in Premiere Elements and Elements Organizer. Why Premiere Elements. If you shot still photos when you were on vacation in Greece, you wouldn’t come home and show your friends and family every picture you took. No, you’d go through them and get rid of that accidental shot of the ground, the overexposed Parthenon, and the dinner table where the food looks great but everyone’s eyes are closed. Video editing is a lot like that. It’s not unusual to use about 10 percent of the video you shoot.

So, job number one for Premiere Elements is to help you find your good shots. Its next job is to make the good shots look even better. That includes everything from correcting picture problems to adding transitions, special effects, and titles. Last and certainly not least, there’s distribution. Any Hollywood big shot will tell you it doesn’t do any good to produce a movie if you can’t deliver it to an audience. Premiere Elements handles that, too. If you’ve got a PC, you probably already have a video-editing program. It may be Windows Movie Maker, or it may have come on a disc with your camcorder. These programs are kind of like bikes with training wheels—they get you where you want to go, but you feel a little hobbled along the way. At the other end of the spectrum are professional video-editing programs like Final Cut Pro for the Mac and Premiere Elements’ big brother, Premiere Pro, for Windows PCs. Pro programs cost a fortune, require serious computer horsepower, and come with a steep learning curve. Premiere Elements sits comfortably between the two. It doesn’t cost much—in fact, you could easily spend more money taking someone to dinner. And you don’t have to be a video technician to tap into the editing power it offers: Premiere Elements has a split personality. Use one set of tools, like InstantMovie or sceneline editing, and you can whip a movie together in no time. It’s not just a bunch of clips strung together, either. We’re talking about a movie with slick transitions, major eye candy, DVD menus with theme-based graphics, and soundtracks with balanced music and effects. Use another set of tools, timeline editing, and you’re a lot closer to the professional video-editing suite. You build your own effects with multiple layers of video and sound, and use keyframes to control the exact timing of special effects, motion effects, sound effects, and the soundtrack. It takes more time, but that’s how you create art.

What You Can Do with Premiere Elements Using the aforementioned pencil and paper, you can create documents as diverse as a play, a financial report, and a shopping list. You get the same diversity with video and Premiere Elements. Someone in your family may capture weddings and birthday parties, while another family member might carry on video correspondence with far-flung friends. Aspiring actors and stand-up comics can create video portfolios (archaically called “reels”). Musicians can capture rehearsals and concerts and then, with Premiere Elements, turn them into their own MTV-style music videos. Training videos, podcasts, school projects—video communication can take an unlimited number of forms. These days, a video-editing program does a whole lot more than assemble video clips in sequence. Here are a few of the chores Premiere Elements handles for you: Move video clips from your camcorder to your computer. In the past, this very first step often resulted in computer-crash frustration. Collect and import still photos, graphic art, music, and other media. Movies are made up of more than just raw video clips. Organize your media clips. After two or three years of shooting video and making movies, keeping track of all that stuff becomes a major job. Premiere Elements gives you the tools to find that needle in the haystack. Protect your media clips. Your raw video clips are like a still photographer’s negatives. You don’t want them sliced, diced, damaged, or lost. No matter how you use clips, Premiere Elements protects your originals. Analyze video clips to separate the good parts from the bad. Premiere Elements can identify footage that’s shaky, over-exposed, lacks contrast, and has bad sound. Oh yeah, it can point out some of the good stuff, too. Find video with people. Is there a face in that clip. If so, Premiere Elements can tag it, which means you can find it faster. Assemble video clips into a single movie. Finally, the basic “video-editing” task.

Add transitions. You can apply dozens of different transitions to your movies. Your audience may wish you didn’t have so many choices. Add special video and audio effects. Some effects fix less-than-perfect media clips; others are there to dazzle the senses. Create picture-in-picture video. Sometimes, one picture isn’t enough to tell a story. Just ask the producers of the TV drama 24. Add and balance music, narration, and sound effects. Premiere Elements can automatically balance the sounds you add to your movie, or you can go in and fine-tune it yourself. Convert your movie to different video formats. It seems that every website, handheld device, and disc format wants a different type of video file. Share your movie with the world. From inside Premiere Elements, you can send your video to DVDs, Blu-ray discs, computer files, or websites. What’s New in Version 8 Even before Premiere Elements got to version 8, it had a bunch of modern features, including support for high-definition camcorders and a video stabilizer to help minimize shaky handheld shots. When it was time to show your masterpiece to the world, you could export to DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or YouTube. Here are some of Premiere Elements’ newer features: Elements Organizer. In the past, you organized your media clips on a panel inside of Premiere Elements. Now, you use Elements Organizer. It’s the same standalone program that Photoshop Elements uses. The idea is you can manage, tag, and organize all your media—video, audio, and stills—with a single program. Auto-Analyzer. A clever little tool that looks at your video clips frame-by-frame and tags them, so you know what parts are good and what parts aren’t so good. The Auto-Analyzer also divides long clips into scenes. You can have this utility run in the background—a sort of set-it-and-forget-it option—or you can run it manually when you need it. Auto Rendering. Premiere Elements imports a variety of video formats.

Some of them don’t provide flawless video playback as you work in the editor. In those cases, Premiere Elements smoothes them out without any effort on your part. Effects Masking. You have lots of options when it comes to special effects. The latest gee-whiz feature is the ability to apply a special effect to just a portion of a video image. Face Tracking. Want to identify someone in a picture by name. You can create a label and have that label follow the person around your video as you edit. Smart Mixing. Movies often have several tracks of audio—there’s the sound on the video clips, there’s narration, and there’s music. With Smart Mixing, all you have to do is tell Premiere Elements what should be in the foreground and what should be in the background. Smart Mixing controls the audio levels so that all the sounds are balanced. Additional Project and Sharing Presets. You don’t have to worry about the different file formats in the video universe. Why? Because Adobe has done your homework for you. A single preset takes care of all the settings for frame sizes, frame rates, aspect ratios, codec selection, and a bunch of other technical details. Presets have been in Premiere Elements for a while. Version 8 includes new ones for some of the newer camcorders and sharing options. The Photoshop Elements Connection The Adobe software family is huge, but Premiere Elements’ closest relative is Photoshop Elements. These two programs are both consumer versions of professional products. That means they cost a lot less, and they’re a whole lot easier to use than their hoity-toity brethren. If your video project uses still photos that need a little tweaking and retouching, Photoshop Elements is the perfect tool for the job. There’s a copy on your Premiere Elements DVD that you can use for 30 days—to use it longer, the folks at Adobe will gladly accept credit card payment. Seriously, Photoshop Elements is pretty smart when it comes to your video projects.

It can create images that fit your video frame size, for example, so you don’t have to do the math or wrestle with aspect ratios. Both Elements programs use Elements Organizer to manage video, audio, and photos. That makes for one-stop shopping when you’re looking for media to pop into your movie. The Premiere Pro Connection If Photoshop Elements is a sibling to Premiere Elements, then Premiere Pro is a venerable ancestor. The very first version of Adobe Premiere arrived for the Macintosh in 1991. Comparing that early version to today’s Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 is like comparing a Stone Age hammer to the space shuttle (with apologies to Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke). In contrast, Premiere Elements first appeared in 2004. From the beginning, it was designed to repackage Premiere Pro for consumers. Each year, Adobe releases a new version of Premiere Elements that adds features to keep pace with the ever-changing video landscape. (If you’re doing the math, you may wonder how Adobe got to version 8 so quickly. They skipped versions 5 and 6, so that Premiere Elements could numerically get in step with its older sibling, Photoshop Elements.) Features such as the ability to handle new video formats, analyze video clips, and work with audio, tend to appear first in Premiere Pro. Once they’re modified to make them easy to use, they appear in Premiere Elements. The Very Basics You’ll find very little jargon or nerd terminology in this book. You will, however, encounter a few terms and concepts you’ll see frequently in your computing life: Clicking. This book gives you three kinds of instructions that require you to use your computer’s mouse or trackpad. To click means to point the arrow cursor at something on the screen and then—without moving the cursor—to press and release the left clicker button on the mouse (or laptop trackpad). To double-click, of course, means to click twice in rapid succession, again without moving the cursor.