What’s wrong with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9?

Not much. It’s almost perfect.

I teach Photoshop Elements. I have used every version for Macintosh and Windows from 1 through 9. I am very familiar with this excellent application for editing and enhancing digital images.

Adobe tweaks each incremental upgrade to Photoshop Elements, or PSE, to improve the user experience and to stimulate sales of a software product that was just fine in the previous release. Most of the major features of PSE9 were in place in the landmark version 1, which indicates there is much to applaud about PSE during its entire life cycle.

For its modest price, PSE has exceptional value. Only a tiny percentage of amateurs require the robust professional and costly experience of “real” Photoshop CS, currently in version CS5.

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Nemo’s Ten Point Tutorial Number 12

Photoshop CS5 Workflow for Beginners — #2 — Color zinger in grayscale photo

Use and learn a new set of Photoshop CS5 tools and techniques in this lesson. Set aside an hour to complete it, and you’ll have time left over to tell your friends how easy and exciting it is.

Often an outdoor sunny day color subject has way too much contrast for you to attempt to get the lighting balanced. Don’t bother trying. Convert your photo to grayscale (black and white), because our eyes are much more forgiving of heavy contrast in grayscale pictures.

I blurred the face of this subject to protect his privacy. He was nice to agree to have his snapshot taken this morning as I passed his house.

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