Richard Lynch wrote:Actually, if I can find an audience of Elements users who are interested on this forum, I think I can make Blend If tools that would satisfy the needs, and/or discuss specific work-arounds. I have been frustrated in trying to find the Elements audience, as those places where they are most likely to be (Adobe's forums) i am not allowed to talk about the solutions I have!
I look forward to more discussion here. And certainly I plan to say more in my blog and other places to enhance traffic over time.
Thanks for posting!
Hi there Richard and Michel!
I purchased Hidden Power of PSE 4 some time ago and wish it had been one of the first books I purchased on PSE. I am an avid "forum" person in life as a whole, if I have a question- I first go to the internet & will join the appropriate forum and usually get the help I am looking for. I eventually plan to make a living with digital art I feel it will help me take years off a the learning curve to have a forum for layers and PSE. I have stood in Barnes & Noble looking longinly and sadly at photoshop layers books, just wishing I could use them with elements and knowing I dont have the expertise or know how to make it apply to PSE. The closest I have found was a book called "combining images with photoshop elements: selecting, layering, masking and compositing" by Ted LoCascio. However, with all due respect to Mr.LoCascio- I dont feel the book was anywhere near as thourough as Hidden Power. Plus, more importantly- there was no forum where I could ask questions about that book.
I think there are sooo many people that feel like me and if you published a book (how about an online independent PDF version?) I would absolutely buy it and gladly pay more than for a book! I am willing to be a member of any forum u lead or support- I think many others feel the same way too. I read between the lines and figured you may have difficulty with things because of your expertise with BOTH
PSE & photoshop. Over the last several years, I have been dealing with major health issues but am still holding onto my dream of making a living with digital art. I have tried to keep track of the HiddenPower forums and got to this one from the http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/hidden ... ments.html
thread. Because of my health & other obligations, learning PSE has been a slow process for me- but I sure hope that PSE layer forums are around when I get there and that you Richard, keep up the faith and know that there are so, so many that appreciate and admire the hard, thorough and honest work you do. Please hang in there- we need u!