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DPT Magazine - Learn Photoshop Elements
June 24, 2009
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"Learn Elements Now" Video Course Review

Seller: David Peters

Summary:

"Learn Elements Now" is a set of 30 tutorial videos on how to use Photoshop Elements. It covers the most basic tasks in Photoshop Elements to the more advanced.

Product Details:

The product consists of these 30 tutorials:

  • Interface
  • Opening an Image
  • Guided Edit
  • Quick Edit
  • Full Edit
  • Create Overview
  • Share Overview
  • Zoom and Pan
  • Layers
  • Blend Modes
  • Undo History
  • Brush Tool
  • Selecting Colors
  • Gradient Tool
  • Creating Text
  • Selection Tools
  • Quick Selection Tools
  • Refine Edges
  • Effects
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Resizing Images
  • Aligning Images
  • Saving Your Photo
  • Saving for the Web
  • Remove Red Eye
  • Remove Blemishes
  • Remove Objects
  • Convert to Black & White
  • Color Curves
  • Create a Panorama

The course also includes the following bonuses:

- Video tutorial images: All the images used in the video tutorials are provided in JPG format so the user can follow along with the very same images.

- "Absolute Beginners Guide to Photoshop Elements": a 65-page easy-to-use guide to Photoshop Elements

- 30-day free trial of the latest version of Adobe Elements

Format:

The video tutorials are in Flash and Shockwave format, which can be either viewed online or downloaded into the user's hard drive for local viewing. Downloading is not necessary, as the videos will always be available to those who purchase the course.

The tutorial images are in digital graphic JPG format.

The bonus, "Absolute Beginners Guide to Photoshop Elements" is in PDF format.

Thoughts on the Product:

"Learn Elements Now" is a good example of how to use video to teach skills. In this case, the video tutorials give step-by-step demonstrations of how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements. The instructions are clear and are easy to understand through both the voice-over and onscreen demos. The videos progress logically from the most basic to the more advanced operations that can be done in Elements.

Each video is only a few minutes long and clearly labeled, so the users can easily and quickly choose the video they need. I'm not sure the user will learn Photoshop Elements in 2 hours, as David Peters promises - especially if one follows along each step using the images provided - which is the best way to internalize the lessons in the videos. But it definitely will not take more than 2 hours to view all the tutorials.

With "Learn Elements Now," even complete newbies to image editing will soon be able to create impressive digital photos using Photoshop Elements.

Where to Learn More:

LearnElementsNow.com

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