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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

About the Author

Barbara Brundage is the author of Photoshop Elements 5: The Missing Manual, an Adobe Community Expert, and a member of Adobe’s prerelease groups for Elements 3, 4, 5, and 6. She’s been teaching people how to use Photoshop Elements since it first 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 Barbara at .

About the Creative Team

Dawn Frausto (editor, copy editor) is assistant editor for the Missing Manual series. When not working, she likes rock climbing, playing soccer, and causing trouble. Email: .

Peter Meyers (editor) is the managing editor of O’Reilly Media’s Missing Manual series. He lives with his wife, daughter, and cats in New York City. Email: .

Nellie McKesson (production editor) is a graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM. She currently lives in Cambridge, MA, where her favorite places to eat are Punjabi Dhaba and Tacos Lupita. Email: .

Raymond Robillard (technical reviewer) likes the Montral Canadiens hockey team, his Macintosh, playing video games, and computer graphics programs, especially Photoshop Elements. He’s been teaching people how to use Photoshop Elements and Macs for over five years in forums, online classes (www.eclecticacademy.com), and in person.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Ray Robillard and Dawn Frausto 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 Karina Buettner, Florian Baeckermann, Hinnerk Schmidt do Rega Sliva, and Mark Dahm.

Special thanks also to graphic artist Jodi Frye (www.frontiernet.net/~jlfrye/Jodi_Frye) 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.

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