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Photoshop Elements Basics & Beyond by Patty Debowski
published in April 2011 shows you how to use Photoshop Elements to do the things you want it to and is written from a scrapbooker's point of view. All 384 full color pages are crammed full of lots of screenshots and examples to show you how to use Photoshop Elements to make fabulous scrapbook pages, cards, and other projects.

This book is great for helping you make simple to complex edits of your photos and is great for beginning to advanced digi-scrappers. There's something in this book for everyone.

Photoshop Elements Basics & Beyond by Patty Debowski
is not an e-book, but a real book that you can open up and follow along while working with Photoshop Elements . You no longer have to purchase every book on the market about Photoshop Elements to learn the things you want to learn. Finally, a book about Photoshop Elements written by a digi-scrapper and explained in plain English.

As a special bonus we also have training DVDs available for purchase that follow the steps in the book tutorials allowing you to read, hear, and see how to complete the tutorials.

Photoshop Elements Basics & Beyond by Patty Debowski
is designed to be the only book you need when digi-scrapping with Photoshop Elements.

coverThis book will take you step by step and answer your questions about:
- Layers, they're not as scary as you think they are.
- Where to get started making digital scrapbook pages, cards, and other projects.
- How to use a brush like a traditional rubberstamp or punch.
- How to make your own brushes.
- Tools, how to use them and how to change the way they work.
- Filters, how to use them, and how to use them in ways you never imagined.
- JPEG, PNG, PSD-what’s the difference?
- Templates, why and how to use them and how to make your own.
- Blending Modes, they're not mysterious at all.
- Downloading ,unzipping files and managing your digital files.
- Easily adding special effects to your photos like sepia, black and white or part black and white and color.
- The best way to organize photos and digital supplies.
- Making your digital projects look realistic.
- Combining traditional supplies with digital techniques.
- How to use and load actions.
- Re-coloring your digi supplies to stretch your scrapbooking dollar.

Keep this book by your computer and save hours of time and frustration.


Photoshop Elements Basics & Beyond Includes:

*Designers marked with an asterisk have contributed coupons that can be found in the Coupon folder on the DVD. Coupons also included for Persnickety Prints  & Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine

  • Discount coupons from 17 different digital scrapbook companies.
  • Full set of customized Photoshop Elements Organizer tags custom made for the digi-scrapper. Tag your digital scrapbook supplies, and find the perfect scrapbook element in your computer in no time at all.
  • Huge index to quickly help you find every little thing you’re looking for in the book.
  • Handy mini reference card with shortcuts and tips to keep by your side.
  • Detailed and expanded What Did I Do Wrong? section to help you quickly fix any problems you encounter.

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Book Information

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: The Digital Scrapbook Teacher (April 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9796959-9-5 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2010937468
Product Dimensions: 10.875 h x 8.3875 w x 1 inch thick
Shipping Weight: 3.7 lbs.

DVD with more than 4 GB of dig-kits, elements, & templates (3,200+ Pieces)
                Instant Organizer tags
                Shortcut & Tips Card to keep by your computer

Industry Comments about our first book:
Patty’s goal in writing this book was to make a complete reference guide with step-by-step detailed instructions in plain English. She has achieved her goal. This book is a great how to guide written for digital scrapbooking and card making using Photoshop Elements. My review of the index and table of contents indicates a well orchestrated approach to becoming proficient with Photoshop Elements.  She has taken great care to give detailed instructions and graphic depictions to help you master Photoshop Elements. An added bonus is the Companion DVD. I know Patty and can give my highest recommendation to read her book. She is truly the Digital Scrapbook Teacher! Jeanne Wines-Reed -Co-Author-Digital Scrapbooking for Dummies

IMG_8951“It’s like the Physician’s Desk Reference for digi-scrapping.” Jen Strange book review

Every digital scrapbooker needs to have Patty's book in their hands. This "bible" of digital scrapbooking with Photoshop Elements covers digital scrapbooking from start to finish. I love how she breaks everything down in such easy to understand terms. With everything included, from how to download your photos from your camera to using templates and even creating your own patterned paper, this book is an essential read! Ashley Smith Owner, Polka Dot Potato

…you HAVE to get this book. Everything is written in plain English. No technical jargon and as you can see from my photos above, you aren’t buying a book of layouts. Miss Mint, Owner P.S. Thanks for the great photos Miss Mint!

The book itself is a gem!  As I look through it, I'm impressed with the depth of instruction it contains.  You have thought of everything.  There are even answers to problems that users of Photoshop Elements come across which are difficult or impossible to find anywhere else.  Everything is written in easy-to-understand English by someone who scrapbooks and understands the process. Cindy Wyckoff, Editor & Chief Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine

This must-have idea book is a Photoshop Elements instruction manual geared toward the digi-scrapper with step-by-step detailed instructions written in Plain English that’s easy to follow and understand….Patty explains things in such a warm and often humorous manner, that you’ll quickly consider her a friend. Jana Holstein, Editor Somerset Memories Magazine April/May 2008.

Customer’s emails for our first book:

I just ordered this book today and I'm so excited to get it in.  I have bought all kinds of PSE books and digital magazines etc and still have no idea what I'm doing.  I'm really excited that you took the time to write this for us!

I can't believe my book came yesterday--that was the fastest I ever got anything I ordered online!  I am so excited to have found your book and website—I have been trying to get into digital scrapbooking for a year now, have PE5, doing pretty well with it but just couldn't figure out where to put and organize any digital papers, etc.  I KNOW I am on the right track with your book now!

I love your book and use it all the time as my Bible when I'm working in Photoshop Elements.  The instructions are perfect and I can follow along and do the stuff.  It is nice to have a manual that tells it right and puts in all the steps. Thank you!

Patty I must tell you again that my review didn't even do justice to your book.  I took it with me for the drive to Vegas over the weekend and with every sentence I learn something - even things about procedures I thought I already knew!  You are so organized and clear in your directions.  You are a great teacher!  My sister bought your book too and she calls me and says "Hey did you see the page about...?"  We are constantly saying WOW I didn't know you could do that!?!!!

Patty, I am convinced that you and I are twins who were separated at birth. You sound so much like me; even I recognize your "voice!" Your sense of humor is exactly the same as mine. If I knew digi-scrapping and PSE5, I would swear I had written this book (at least the first 52 pages). (I am a published writer--used to write a slice-of-life/humor column for a mid-size newspaper.) Last night as I had The Tome propped up on my (generous) stomach (which may possibly have a permanent dent!), I kept interrupting my husband as he was reading his novel to read stuff out loud from your book. We were both ROTBed, LOL! This evening I have loaded all the goodies from the disk that came with the book--including the tags....ON MY FIRST TRY! ;) Oh goody...DH just left me alone for a little while longer, so I'm going to load the Organizer Catalog.

Reviews for our first book

I just purchased your book and organizer.  I'm so excited because your book is so easy to understand.

I just received your book and LOVE it!!!  It's my 7th book on Elements but the only one I have geared toward digi-scrapping and things are finally starting to make sense to me.

This is everything I expected and more.  I love it that you explained to me why I should have a catalog on PSE for my supplies. I asked that specific question on the forum, and no one replied.

I wish I had your book when I was learning... I'm teaching Photoshop Elements and digital scrapbooking with PSE , and I wouldn't have needed most of the online classes and the other books I bought if I'd had your book first.

I love the book, templates, organizer, everything!!  I have bags under my eyes and my back hurts from curling up on my couch scrapbooking with your tools!!! I am in love!

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