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Re: [teacherartexchange] Photoshop vs Elements


From: Jen Ellis (just.jen.ellis_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 05:32:19 PDT

Hi Sharon-

I would say that Photoshop Elements would be a good (cheaper) way to
go. Many of the advanced features the students would probably not use.
These are some of the more advanced image editing tools that are not

I am not sure how in depth your students would go. Elements can handle
layers and large bodies of text.
These are some work arounds for tools that are not included:

As for creating PDF's I am not sure if it comes with some type of
Acrobat distiller bundled or if you need to buy an Acrobat product.

The best way for your students and you to decide if the program would
work for you is with a free 30 day trial. Then you won't have to worry
about buying the wrong software. Or even have to buy it at all if you
have a tight deadline!

Hope this helps.

Interactive Multimedia Artist
Center for Continuing Education
Cleveland Clinic

On 8/9/06, Sharon <> wrote:
> Thanks for the information. Part of the reason I'm asking is that we use
> Photoshop to put together our yearbook. We create .pdf files and it
> involves a LOT of photo resizing, lightening, sharpening, changing color
> balance, changing quality, a ton of text work, multiple layers, etc. (Some
> pages may have 30 or more layers--no "flattening" is done until we're ready
> to submit it to the publisher.) Also, depending on the photographer, I
> might receive pics in cmyk format and I have to convert them to rgb....
> (Last year the independent school photographer didn't DELIVER our pictures
> and on short notice I had to photograph everyone! Now THAT was an
> experience....)
> A couple of my advanced students want Photoshop to use for themselves at
> home but they're also interested in doing some of the yearbook work (since
> it's all done outside of class time!) at home. While it's affordable, I've
> never used Elements and I don't know if it's capable of doing all the things
> we need. The article cleared up a few things, but I'm still not sure....
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> > Try this article:
> >
> >
> >
> > Eileen Ellis
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