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Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

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Barbara Brundage is the author of Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual, an Adobe Community Expert, and a member of Adobe’s prerelease groups for Elements 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. 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 .

About the Creative Team

Dawn Frausto (editor) is assistant editor for the Missing Manual series. When not working, she plays soccer, beads, and causes trouble. Email: .

Nellie McKesson (production editor) lives in Brighton, Mass., where she makes t-shirts (www.endplasticdesigns.com) and plays music with her various bands. Email: .

Carla Spoon (copy editor) is a freelance writer and copy editor. She works and feeds her tech gadget addiction from her home office in the shadow of Mount Rainier. Email: .

Angela Howard (indexer) has been indexing for over 10 years, mostly for computer books, but occasionally for books on other topics such as travel, alternative medicine, and leopard geckos. She lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

Raymond Robillard (tech reviewer) is a software analyst for human interface applications. He likes digital photography, tasting micro-brewed dark beers, long walks in nature with friends, and a good performance from his favorite hockey team, the Montreal Canadiens.

Francine Schwieder (tech reviewer) has used Macs and Photoshop since 1994, and runs a monthly Mac User Group Workshop focused on using Mac graphics programs. She also travels, remodels her home and yard, and brings all her varied interests together on her website at http://pinkmutant.com.

Acknowledgments

Many thanks to Ray Robillard and Francine Schwieder 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, Sumeet Gupta, Gaurav Jain, and Divesh Nayyar.

Special thanks also to graphic artist 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.

—Barbara Brundage

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