Barbara Brundage is the author of Photoshop Elements 9: The Missing Manual, an Adobe Community Expert, and a member of Adobe’s prerelease groups for Elements 3–10. She’s been teaching people how to use Photoshop Elements since it came out in 2001. Barbara first started using Elements to create graphics for use in her day job as a harpist, music publisher, and arranger. Along the way, she joined the large group of people finding a renewed interest in photography thanks to digital cameras. If she can learn to use Elements, you can, too! You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and read her blog at www.barbarabrundage.com (sometimes it’s even about Photoshop Elements).
Dawn Mann (editor) is associate editor for the Missing Manual series. When not working, she beads, hangs out with her cat, and causes trouble. Email: email@example.com.
Kristen Borg (production editor) is a graduate of the publishing program at Emerson College. Now living in Boston, she originally hails from sunny Arizona, and considers New England winters an adequate trade for no longer finding scorpions in her hairdryer.
Sara Froehlich (tech reviewer) has been in love with computer graphics and digital photography since she discovered them in 1995, and has been teaching online classes in Photoshop Elements since its first release. (You can see her classes at www.lvsonline.com.) She’s also the author of Microsoft Expression Design Step by Step. Sara enjoys traveling with her husband, Tom, and their papillon, Jasmine, and is especially fond of Florida, where she can get away from Minnesota winters! Website: www.northlite.net. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carla Spoon (proofreader) is a freelance writer and copy editor. An avid runner, she works and feeds her tech gadget addiction from her home office in the shadow of Mount Rainier. Email: email@example.com.
Julie Hawks (indexer) is an indexer for the Missing Manual series. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Religious Studies while discovering the joys of warm winters in the Carolinas. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to Sara Froelich and Ray Robillard for reading this book and giving me the benefit of their advice and corrections. I’m also grateful for the help I received from everyone at Adobe, especially Bob Gager, P. Ram Prasad, Priyanka Azad, Deepak Sawant, Krishna Singh Karki, and Chhaya Pandey.
Special thanks also to graphic artist Jodi Frye (email@example.com) for allowing me to reproduce one of her Elements drawings to show what can be done by those with more artistic ability than I have. My gratitude also to Florida’s botanical gardens, especially McKee Botanical Garden (www.mckeegarden.org), Historic Bok Sanctuary (www.boktower.org), Heathcote Botanical Gardens (www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org), and Harry P. Leu Gardens (www.leugardens.org) for creating oases of peace and beauty in our hectic world. Finally, I’d like to thank everyone in the gang over at the Adobe Photoshop Elements support forum for all their help and friendship.
Missing Manuals are witty, superbly written guides to computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index and cross-references to specific pages (not just chapters).
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Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Snow Leopard Edition by David Pogue
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