Photoshop is Adobe's professional photographer/graphic designer-level image editor. It can do everything that Elements can, of course, plus more. Much, more. In fact, Photoshop stops just short of brewing and serving you a latte.
Photoshop has more tools and commands for selecting, color correction, and retouching. The program also includes ImageReady, which is Adobe's Web graphics program. With ImageReady, you can easily construct animations, slices, rollovers, and image maps. All this power comes with a price, however. Not just the price tag, but also the learning curve.
Elements gives you a palette with Hints and Recipes (instructions to perform certain techniques), but Photoshop leaves you to your own devices. This program isn't for a once-a-month hobbyist.
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Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.