Book Description: This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers thatâ€™s never been done beforeâ€”it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly â€śhow to do it.â€ť Itâ€™s not a bunch of theory; it doesnâ€™t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it does something that virtually no other Elements book has ever doneâ€”it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why. If youâ€™re looking for one of those â€śtell-me-everything-about-the-Unsharp-Mask-filterâ€ť books, this isnâ€™t it. You can grab any other Elements book on the shelf, because they all do that. Instead, this book gives you the inside tips and tricks of the trade for organizing, correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and printing your photos like a pro. Youâ€™ll be absolutely amazed at how easy and effective these techniques areâ€”once you know the secrets. LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT Each year we train thousands of digital photographers and, almost without exception, they have the same questions and face the same problemsâ€”thatâ€™s exactly what we cover in this book. Youâ€™ll learn:Â The real secrets of how the pros retouch portraits How to color correct any photo without breaking a sweat (youâ€™ll be amazed at how the pros do it!) How to use Camera Raw for processing not only RAW photos, but JPEGs and TIFFs, too! (And youâ€™ll learn why so many pros like it bestâ€”because itâ€™s faster and easier) The sharpening techniques the pros really use (thereâ€™s an entire chapter just on this!) How to deal with common digital camera image problems, including removing noise and avoiding halos The most requested photographic special effects, and much more! THE BOOKâ€™S SECRET WEAPONAlthough Elements 10 offers some digital photography features that Photoshop CS5 doesnâ€™t offer, there are plenty of features that Photoshop CS5 has that Elements 10 still doesnâ€™t have (things like paths, Channel Mixer, etc.). But in this book, youâ€™ll learn some slick workarounds, cheats, and some fairly ingenious ways to replicate many of those Photoshop features from right within Elements. Plus, since this book is designed for photographers, it doesnâ€™t waste your time talking about how to frame a shot, set your exposure, etc., and thereâ€™s no talk about which camera or printer to buy. Itâ€™s all Elements, step by step, cover to cover, in the only book of its kind, and youâ€™re gonna love it!