"Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 One-on-One" marks a landmark in computer publishing. In addition to offering 12 lessons of project-based tutorials with all sample files included, each lesson starts with a video introduction, hosted by the author himself, Deke McClelland. And these are no ordinary videos. Produced by Adobe's official video training partner, Total Training, each video measures 960 by 540 pixels and plays at 30 frames per second, with no interlacing. That's a play rate of 15.5 million pixels per second, making this the first computer publication to include high-definition video, playable on any modern PC with a DVD-ROM drive. The picture is so crystal clear, it's like watching the world-renowned expert work right along with you. In addition to the video - all new recordings created exclusively for this title - the book has been completely revamped for Photoshop Elements 4. Inside the full-color pages are new exercises devoted to color-correcting skin tones, auto-tagging images with faces, isolating foreground subjects, extracting people and objects from their backgrounds, creating custom slide shows, correcting red-eye, and sharing images on-line.
Every bit as wildly ambitious and brass-tacks practical as the best-selling image editor itself, "Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 One-on-One" will have you gasping with amazement at your own creations. Deke puts the magic of digital imaging squarely where it belongs - in your hands.
Deke McClelland is a popular expert and lecturer on Adobe Photoshop and the larger realm of computer graphics and design. He serves as host to the interactive "Best of Photoshop" CD that ships with Photoshop, and has written more than 70 titles (including Photoshop Bible and Photoshop 7 for Dummies) translated into 25 languages with 3 million copies in print. One of the most award-winning writers in the business, Deke has received a total of seven honors from the Computer Press Association. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, a member of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team, and a contributing editor for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines. In 2002, Deke was inducted into the National Association of Photoshop Professional's Photoshop Hall of Fame.