Dummies Vs. Missing Manual
Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:53 PM
I used an older version of PSE a few years ago, but now I'm struggling with the changes in PSE 9. I'm considering buying PSE 9 for Dummies. There's that one, or the PSE 9 for Dummies All-in-One, or another brand- the Missing Manual. Does anyone know if they're all similar or would it be a good idea to buy a couple of them?
Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:58 PM
My play tools are: CS5.5, PSE9; PRE9; PSPX2, on a Laptop PC, with Win7
Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:23 PM
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:55 AM
Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:13 AM
Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:27 AM
Ro's PSE 9 Video Tutorials
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:18 PM
Missing Manual, Missing Manual, Missing Manual! Seriously, I loved it for PSE6 and love the one for PSE9. It's truly helpful. You can also get helpful info from www.photoshopelementsuser.com. Parts of the web site are for subscribers (to the magazizne) only, but there are enough tutorials to see even for non-subscribers.
Thank you for giving us the name of this web site. I just ordered a subscription to the magazine. I burned the PSE9 Help tutorial to a CD because its about 350 pages or so. I will take it to Staples and have it printed out and put it into my scrapbooking binder.
Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:42 PM
After watching Ro's videos from Scrap Girls, I never needed any of the outside books/resources. I do better seeing it demonstrated rather than reading it from a book. I used the videos to learn both PSP and PSE.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:39 PM
Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:03 AM
Several years ago, I actually purchased Ro's Scrapbook Secret tutorials for PSE 6.0. But I'm getting the impression there are lots of improvements and changes from versions 6 to 9. I see Ro's tutorial now is for PSE 6, 7, 8, and 9. Would it be worth my while to purchase this one? I'm wondering if it would be much different from the 6.0 one from years ago, or if it would include a lot of tips from PSE 9.
Also, back to the Dummies vs. Missing Manual debate... I think I still want to purchase one because I find those books are great for additional tips. It sounds like Missing Manual might be the way to go, from what people are saying on here. But I'm wondering if it has a lot of the same tips as the Dummies book, or if the Dummmies book would be pretty similar.
Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:33 AM
That being said, if you are looking for supplemental material outside of Ro's videos, I would probably go with the Missing Manual. I find that the Dummies books often contain very basic information that I don't need (how to save a file, how to open the program, etc). You can probably find both books on Amazon.com and compare the reviews there.
One book that I got from a friend and really enjoy is Scott Kelby's "Photoshop Elements 5 Book for Digital Scrapbookers." It has lots of great photo editing tips with directions geared toward PSE 5. I'm pretty sure he has the same book for other versions of PSE.
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