This page is a list of my favorite resources for digital photography and Photoshop Elements. I hope they are useful to you as well!
- The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby. Awesome book full of practical advice, light on complicated theory. He tells you exactly what to do to your camera to get a specific type of shot. Volume 1 is a must-have. Volume 2 is great also, but it’s for more advanced photographers. Volume 3 talks a lot about Off Camera Lighting.
Photo Processing Software
- Photoshop Elements. Obviously! Adobe’s online help is more useful to me than the help files installed in the software.
- Lightroom. Works so well with Elements. I use Lightroom to organize, rank and batch edit my photos. The photos then go into Elements for detailed editing and special effects.
- Ready, Set, Elements! – My 3 video, 4.5 hour series covering everything you need to know to master Elements!
- Photoshop Elements for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski. This book is the perfect place to get started with Photoshop Elements. It details specific methods to correct common picture problems as well as how to enhance a good pic.
- Lightroom for Digital Photographers – also by Scott Kelby. A start-to-finish, workflow based complete resource.
- PhotoshopElementsUser – free and premium content both. Another great place to start.
- Elements Village – “an online community for Elements Users” with a very active, friendly and helpful forum
- Digital Photography School Blog & Forum – A source of education about the technical aspects of using a digital camera
- PhotoKaboom – advanced Photoshop Elements Techniques and help with photographic creativity
Photoshop Elements Actions
- MCP Actions – Check out MCP’s freebies here. Most are compatible with Elements.
- Everything You Need to Know About Running Actions in Elements – my Ready, Set, Actions! eBook.
Textures for Elements
- Kaleidoscope – beautiful textures, overlays and light effects for your photos
- Red River – affordable, high quality paper for your home printer. Lots of varieties and sizes, including 12 x 12.
Gallery Wrap Canvases
- MyPix2Canvas – Use discount code TexasChicks to save 20% through April 30, 2012