Chapter 11

Inserting Pictures

In This Chapter

arrow Using free pictures

arrow Finding a picture you like

arrow Moving, sizing, cropping, and stretching pictures

arrow Adding special effects such as borders, shadows, and reflections

arrow Using artistic effects to make photographs look hand-drawn

arrow Compressing your pictures to save disc space

arrow Removing picture backgrounds

Face it: Most of us weren’t born with even an ounce of artistic ability. Some day (soon, hopefully), the genetic researchers combing through the billions and billions of genes strung out on those twisty DNA helixes will discover the Artist Gene. Then, in spite of protests from the da Vincis, van Goghs, and Monets among us (who fear that their NEA grants will be threatened), doctors will splice the little gene into our DNA strands so that we can all ...

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