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Photoshop Elements 9: 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 8: The Missing Manual, an Adobe Community Expert, and a member of Adobe’s prerelease groups for Elements 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. 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 and read her blog at www.barbarabrundage.com (sometimes it’s even about Photoshop Elements).

About the Creative Team

Dawn Mann (editor) is assistant editor for the Missing Manual series. When not working, she beads, hangs out with her cats, and causes trouble. Email: .

Nellie McKesson (production editor) spends her spare time doing DIY home renovation projects on her house in Brockton, Mass., and pursuing her love of layout and template design in InDesign (www.dessindesigns.com).

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

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, their and papillon, Jasmine, and is especially fond of Florida, where she can get away from Minnesota winters! Website: www.northlite.net. Email: .

Acknowledgments

Many thanks to Ray Robillard and Sara Froelich 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 () 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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