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Old 20-04-2008, 00:04   #1 (permalink)
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My husband has just bought me Elements 6 - any comments or thoughts? I have backed it up with a copy of 'Elements 6 for Dummies '....fingers x'ed
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Old 20-04-2008, 00:47   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Adobe elements 6

Elements 6 is a good application that ought to do everything you want.

Not a huge fan of the dummies books myself, but it will get you started. As you get some techniques under your belt, you will be able to judge if any of the other books will be better.
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Re: Adobe elements 6

I upgraded from PSE4 to PSE6 recently and it has a few tweaks here and there, especially the raw convertor, which is now similar to Lightroom.

There are a few things which worked on 4 but not 6 which can be annoying, like previously i could zoom in/out with the mouse wheel, now I cant, so have to use ctrl++ or ctrl+-, i could previously use alt+0169 for the copyright symbol, now this doesnt work.

I still think its a step up from 4 but I generally use Lightroom for my RAW conversion and PSE6 for sizing and framing.
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Re: Adobe elements 6

Zooming with the mousewheel is an option you can set on PSE 6 - I had the same gripe for the first few minutes until I found the relevant checkbox.

I'm still using Adobe RAW which is what I was using with PSE 5. Is that what you are using or is there something else tucked away with v6 that I didn't notice?

All in all I'm happy with PSE 6. It's annoying that as an upgrade customer you only save £10 off the list price but can't have everything. I'm sure I would like Lightroom but lots of things on the shopping list before that.
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Old 20-04-2008, 23:30   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Adobe elements 6

Thanks for your comments as they will give me some pointers as to what features to look out for. It was bought for a reasonable price, so I shall up
date later after I have had a good tryout
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My husband has just bought me Elements 6 - any comments or thoughts? I have backed it up with a copy of 'Elements 6 for Dummies '....fingers x'ed
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Two books I have are are
# 1 Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 Phillip Andrews
Focal Press ISBN 978-0-240-52099-5

The Missing Manual Series
# 2 Photoshop Elements 6 Barabara Brundag
Progue Press ISBN 10-0-596-51444-1
ISBN 13-978-0596-51444-1

Both very good with the visuals of # 2 the better.

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Re: Adobe elements 6

Try a few video tutorials. You can find some on the Web and Digital Photo Mgazine has some for Elements as well as PhotoShop.

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Old 22-04-2008, 22:18   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Adobe elements 6

Will do Dave - thanks. BWEP - I think I avoided your second option because of reviews of the quality - I will look it up again online.
Anyway, I am looking forward to the arrival of the software tomorrow - many thanks for all of your comments - I still have plenty of RAW shots to play with,and compare with my current basic elements software. I feel like I've taken on board quite a bit this week - so just need to put it into action.
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Re: Adobe elements 6

Hi Nellie, before I changed to CS I came across a web site which I learnt a lot about
the Elements.......On line courses, tutorials and lots more.....brill....check it out

Elements User: Photoshop Elements Techniques, Tutorials, Downloads, Videotips, Newsletter and more
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Re: Adobe elements 6

-Thanks. BWEP - I think I avoided your second option because of reviews of the quality

Stay with the first choice

The second volume is now available
"Advanced Photoshop Elements 6 for Digital Photographers" Philip Andrews;
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Re: Adobe elements 6

I am starting to get my head around Elements 6 now and I like it. Obviously I haven't accessed all of the features, but I like the organisation features. Probably a silly question - but I haven't located the curves feature and 'Dummies' (you were right), doesn't help. The layer section seems to be more comprehensive and the dodge and burn was easier to use.

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Not sure that Elements has curves. I'm pretty sure that earlier versions did not, and unless PE6 has had this facility added, you might be unlucky.
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Hi Nellie, before I changed to CS I came across a web site which I learnt a lot about
the Elements.......On line courses, tutorials and lots more.....brill....check it out

Elements User: Photoshop Elements Techniques, Tutorials, Downloads, Videotips, Newsletter and more

Excellent website - Cheers
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Zooming with the mousewheel is an option you can set on PSE 6 - I had the same gripe for the first few minutes until I found the relevant checkbox.
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