I just acquired Photoshop Elements 12, and really need a good reference book on how to use it. I am aware that there are many tutorials online, of which I will peruse. However, if I'm in the middle of trying to do some editing, I would much prefer going to a book. I find it difficult to watch a tutorial, then flip back and forth to my work.
I was just wondering if someone has any recommendations?
If you are looking for a reference book, I would recommend Barbara Brundages Photoshop Elements 12: The Missing Manual. This book tells you where to locate tools and features in this program and how to use them. It is a manual (as the title implies).
If you are looking for a book of tutorials, I would recommend Kelby and Kloskowski's The Photoshop Elements 12 Book for Digital Photographers. This book teaches you image-organizing and image-editing skills on a step-by-step basis.
These two books are completely different "entities" but they complement each other. Brundages book gives the basics you need to follow Kelbys tutorials.