Same review as I wrote for Volume 2: Buy the set.
If you have never done creative work in Photoshop Elements, you may get plenty of inspiration from Volume 1 alone, but at this price, why not get all of them?
I like Stephanie’s approach to NOT linking her instructions to any version of PS/E; figure out how to do the work in whatever version you’re using. This is more of a “how to think about making your own, mostly-ordinary, pictures into something really interesting.”
Book three has sizing, textures, wings, and altered light.
Lots of inspiration. I’m looking at images completely differently now.