Photoshop Elements 2021 Classroom in a Book

Did I mention that 2020 was a busy year for me? One of my regular projects for the last couple of years has been updating the Adobe Photoshop Elements Classroom in a Book for Adobe Press/Pearson. I originally worked on it in 2013 when the authors were too busy to update the title, and then took it over in 2019 when, sadly, one of the authors passed away.

The latest edition, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 Classroom in a Book, is out now, and Adobe Press is currently running a big 45%-off sale for books and ebooks sold between now and February 20. Go to and use the coupon code KNOWLEDGE to get the discount on my book and any others you order.

Photoshop Elements remains a unique photo editor in today’s marketplace. Originally it was “Photoshop light” when Photoshop was the only game in town, but it’s evolved to be a mix of pro-level Photoshop features and beginner-friendly tools that walk you through all sorts of edits. For example, it’s still the best way to composite a set of photos where a group of people aren’t all looking at the camera or have a mix of facial expressions (hello every family gathering photo ever) into a shot where everyone looks great.

The latest edition of the book covers new Photoshop Elements features, such as using the Perfect Landscape Guided Edit to replace a lackluster sky, and replaces a lot of the existing photos and examples. The structure of the book is really well suited for classrooms or people who want to be walked through specific steps in order to learn the software. All the example images are downloadable for free, and they build as you progress through the book: the work you do importing and tagging photos in Chapter 2, for instance, leads to the face-recognition and geolocation features described in Chapter 3.

When you order from Adobe Press/Pearson, you can buy the print book, ebook, or web edition, or get them all in a bundle. And remember, the 45%-off sale applies to any Adobe Press book you order in this sale window.

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