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Re: PS Elements



All it takes is reading Dan Margulis's Professional Photoshop book, any version.  I learned within a month to use curves competently if not expertly.

Maris

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carr Baldwin" <carr@chartermi.net>
To: <scan@leben.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 7:45 AM
Subject: Re: PS Elements


| Hmmm, my Photoshop Elements is version 5.0.  It came with my 1280.  I
| believe those who say Curves is very powerful, but how many years does it
| take to be able to take advantage of that power?  I really don't get very
| good results using Curves - it seems to require a very delicate and exacting
| touch.
| 
| At the risk of getting drawn and quartered, has anybody else used Serif
| Photo Plus 7.0?
| 
| Carr
| 
| ----- Original Message -----
| From: "Maris V. Lidaka, Sr." <mlidaka@ameritech.net>
| To: <scan@leben.com>
| Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 8:31 PM
| Subject: Re: PS Elements
| 
| 
| > My copy of Elements does not have that pulldown.
| >
| > Maris
| >
| > ----- Original Message -----
| > From: "Carr Baldwin" <carr@chartermi.net>
| > To: <scan@leben.com>
| > Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 3:35 PM
| > Subject: Re: PS Elements
| >
| >
| > | Far be it from me to joust with the experts, but I use PS Elements -
| don't
| > | feel I can afford PS 6.  When I click on "Image" there is a pulldown
| labled
| > | "Curves".  Is this different than the Curves you are referring to?
| > |
| > | Carr
| > | ----- Original Message -----
| > | From: "Carl Grohs" <cgrohs@triad.rr.com>
| > | To: <scan@leben.com>
| > | Sent: Monday, February 04, 2002 9:05 PM
| > | Subject: Re: PS Elements
| > |
| > |
| > | > From: rafeb@adelphia.net
| > | > Subject: Re: PS Elements
| > | >
| > | > On 4 Feb 2002 at 14:58, Carl Grohs wrote:
| > | >
| > | > > PS Elements is a big enough improvement over PS LE to justify the
| > | minimal
| > | > > cost. It has most of the major features of PS with the exception of
| the
| > | > > curves control,  <snip>
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > Carl, I don't know if you're right about the Curves control
| > | > being missing in Photoshop Elements -- but if you are
| > | > correct, I'd say that's plenty reason to avoid it like the
| > | > plague.
| > | >
| > | > A graphical/bitmap image editor without a Curves tool
| > | > is worse than useless, IMHO.
| > | >
| > | > rafe b.
| > | >
| > | > ********************
| > | >
| > | > I am right about the curves function not being in PSE. As stated in a
| > | > previous post, it all depends on the individual and what level of
| image
| > | > control a person needs. Similar corrections, although not as fine and
| > | > precise, can be done with levels and brightness and contrast. It may
| be
| > | all
| > | > that a particular person requires.
| > | >
| > | > Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but it is the individual
| that
| > | has
| > | > to make their own decision based on their own needs. Not everyone is a
| > | > printing pro and a lesser or different approach may be fine for them.
| > | >
| > | > I'm not trying to get into a pissin' contest but the statement that "A
| > | > graphical/bitmap image editor without a Curves tool
| > | > is worse than useless, IMHO." is just painting the fence with too
| broad a
| > | > brush.
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > Warmest Regards,
| > | > Carl Grohs, Jr.    Design Directions    Eden, NC
| > | >
| > | > Good scan info site:
| > | > www.scantips.com
| > | > List archives:
| > | > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scan
| > | >
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