That depends. As you've described it, yes, PSE will do it. However, if the file is a CMYK file you won't work well with that in PSE, and if the file contains composite layers or layer sets/groups you will need an add-on to be able to view the folder contents in PSE.
I would download the trial and see how it goes for you.
Yes you can open images in psd format in Editor, and then save them as pdf.
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Has the brochure ever been designed for printing? If so it may have been created as a place format for import into Adobe In Design. If it contains only images and graphics intended for PDF and no paragraph formatting it should open OK in elements. I would do as Barbara suggests and download the trial of PSE11 and use it free for 30 days.
Another thing I forgot to mention is that PSE will let you save as a pdf, but it's a very basic kind of pdf, lacking much of the info that a print shop would expect to find in the file. So in addition to trying it for yourself, send a pdf back to the designer and ask them to check if it's lost too much info.
Great - i will confirm with the deiginer whether or not the file contains CMYK / composite laters.
Also....I can't seem to download the trial version....in the past, I had downloaded a trial version of Photoshop....now when I try to download the Element trial, it doesn't work...it keeps sending me to a "Purchase now" page for the full Photoshop program...frustrating actually. That's why I resorted to posting the question here.
Thanx for your help by the way,