Everything you need to know about Photoshop CS6 packed into one For Dummies guide Photoshop is the world’s most popular image editing software, with more than four million users worldwide. Professional photographers, graphic designers, and web designers as well as photo hobbyists need to learn the fundamentals and master the newest features of Photoshop CS6. This complete all-in-one reference makes it easy, with eight self-contained minibooks covering each aspect of Photoshop. Helps you familiarize yourself with the latest Photoshop tools and features and find your way around the desktop, menus, panels, and more This full-color guide includes eight self-contained minibooks: Photoshop Fundamentals; Image Essentials; Selections; Painting, Drawing, and Typing; Working with Layers; Channels and Masks; Filters and Distortions; Retouching, Restoring, and Printing Covers all the basics for beginners as well as advanced techniques, like managing color, modifying and transforming selections and paths, making corrections with filters, using the liquefy command, trying out Photomerge and merge to HDR pro, preparing graphics for print or the web, creating contact sheets and picture packages, and more From Photoshop fundamentals to dynamic digital imaging techniques, Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies has your creative needs covered.
What’s the favorite four-letter word of people who are less than fully organized? “Help!” So many technological, social, and economic changes affect your life that you need organization just to keep up, let alone advance. Many people have two jobs – one at the office and one taking care of things at home. If you have a family, you may count that as a third job. Caring for elderly relatives or have community commitments? You can count off four, five, and keep right on going. No matter what life stage you’re in, getting organized can make every day better and help you achieve your long-term goals. Organizing For Dummies is for anyone who wants to Polish his or her professional reputation Experience less stress Increase productivity Build better relationships Maximize personal time Organization isn’t inherited. With the human genome decoded, the evidence is clear: DNA strings dedicated to putting things into place and managing your time like a pro are nonexistent. Instead, organization is a learned skill set. Organizing For Dummies helps you gain that skill with topics such as: Understanding how clutter costs you in time, money, and health Training your mind to be organized and developing a plan Cleaning house, room by room, from basement to attic (including the garage) Creating functional space for efficiency and storage Time-management strategies for home, office, and tavel Scheduling, delegating, and multitasking Making time for your family Managing your health – physical and financial Finding time for love Organizing and cashing in on a great garage sale Getting organized is about unstuffing your life, clearing out the dead weight in places from your closet to your calendar to your computer, and then installing systems that keep the good stuff in its place. Organizing is a liberating and enlightening experience that can enhance your effectiveness and lessen your stress every day – and it’s all yours simply for saying “No” to clutter.
Sounds pretty impressive, doesn't it—your own home network. Should you have one? Are they hard to set up? How would it help? Are home networks more vulnerable to security risks? If you've asked yourself any of these questions, this updated Third Edition of Home Networking For Dummies is exactly what you need. Home networks aren't just for people with home-based businesses. With a home network, you can Begin a project on one computer and finish it on another Connect desktop and laptop computers so you can take your work with you Share printers and Internet connections Control access to files Set up security to protect all the computers on the network And on top of all that, you get to be the network administrator! If you have more than one computer in your household, Kathy Ivens, author of Home Networking For Dummies, Third Edition, believes it only makes sense for you to have a home network. It's efficient and it makes files easier to organize and manage. But as impressive as "home network" sounds, installing and maintaining one doesn’t have to be complicated— this book makes it easy. In the For Dummies straightforward style, Kathy shows you step by step how to Plan your network, buy the right hardware at the right price, install it, and configure computer sharing Decide on the best places to put the different computers in your home Piggyback on existing home wiring like telephone and electric lines Install and troubleshoot wireless connections Set up each computer to share some things and keep others private Manage users and user profiles Install firewalls, work with the Windows XP SP2 Security Center, keep virus protection updated, and develop a disaster recovery plan Maintain your network for optimum performance Kathy Ivens is Senior Contributing Editor for Windows & .NET Magazine and a consultant who has installed plenty of networks. She knows what to look for and how to help you put together exactly what you need. This edition of Home Networking For Dummies includes the most up-to-date information to help you become the administrator of your very own home network without acquiring one more gray hair.
An 816-page All-in-One guide designed for both beginning and experienced digital photographers, offering seven minibooks on everything from buying a camera and choosing the right equipment to editing with high-end tools and restoring photos digitally Includes chapters on basics such as point-and-shoot photography, with later chapters exploring editing, printing, and shooting portraits or high-speed action This new edition covers the latest technology changes in digital photography, including Photoshop 7, new low-priced SLR cameras, updated storage and output options with DVD technology, and how each of these changes affects photography techniques David Busch is the author of more than fifty technology books, most covering digital photography, image editing, and digital restoration
Adobe software has always been highly respected for creative design and development. Its programs allow you to produce amazing designs and creations with ease, and with the release of the Adobe Creative Suite 2, you can design a wide range of productions ranging from illustrations and Web sites to professional documents and photographic manipulations. Adobe Creative Suite 2 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is your one-stop guide to creating great graphics with all the cool CS2 tools. Written in a thorough, fun way to show you the basics on how to use each of the programs, you’ll find out just how easy it is to start designing brilliant images and graphics. This guide gives you the tools you need to: Draw with InDesign Understand page layout and color Create colorful images with Illustrator C2 Use the pen tool, type, and image placing Choose the correct Photoshop mode for your creation Create images on PhotoShop CS2 for print Paint and retouch images Create and secure PDF files with Acrobat 7.0 Edit and extract text and graphics Build and publish a Web site with GoLive CS2 Work with multimedia Packed with easy-to-follow steps and guidance, you’ll be up to speed with all the features in no time. With these six great reference guides rolled into one, this is the ultimate book for becoming a CS2 pro!
A full-color, value-packed reference to Photoshop CS5 Photoshop is the world’s most popular image editing software, with more than four million users worldwide. Professional photographers, graphic designers, and web designers as well as photo hobbyists are eager to learn the newest features of Photoshop CS5. This complete reference makes it easy, with nine self-contained minibooks covering each aspect of Photoshop. Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred by professional photographers and designers around the world; Photoshop CS5 is packed with new functionality and enhanced tools This full-color guide includes nine self-contained minibooks: Photoshop Fundamentals; Image Essentials; Selections; Painting, Drawing, and Typing; Working with Layers; Channels and Masks; Filters and Distortions; Retouching and Restoration; and Photoshop and Print Includes all the basics for beginners as well as how to manage color, modify and transform selections and paths, make corrections with filters, use the liquefy command, prepare graphics for print or the Web, create contact sheets and picture packages, and more With bonus information on the companion website and coverage for both Windows and Mac, Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies is an all-purpose reference.
What do you do when your PC is threatening to go on strike, your inbox is groaning with spam, and you have a sneaking suspicion you shouldn’t have opened that e-mail attachment with the funny name? First, you give thanks for a fellow named Norton. Then you open Norton All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies. This handy one-stop reference guide is made up of nine self-contained minibooks, each covering one of the popular Norton PC tools that make your computing life easier and safer. They include: Norton Essentials Norton Suites Norton Utilities Norton GoBack and Ghost Norton AntiSpam Norton AntiVirus Internet Control Tools Norton PartitionMagic Norton CleanSweep Designed so it’s easy to find what you need to know, Norton All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies helps you understand what each tool does and how to use it. You can diagnose what’s wrong, take the appropriate steps to fix it, and even prevent a lot of problems from tormenting you in the future. Discover how to: Find out what’s in the Norton package you have, and whether it still meets your needs Give your PC a quick check-up with Norton Utilities Choose the right tool to solve the problem at hand Defragment your hard drive and rev up your computer with SpeedDisk Identify and recover files you’ve accidentally deleted Rescue your system from disaster with GoBack or Ghost Set your antivirus shield to repel intruders, and root out spyware and adware Build a personal firewall, protect your kids with parental controls, and make your inbox off-limits for spammers Sweep your drives clean of program leftovers, clean out your caches, and ditch stale cookies If you’ve discovered that having a whole box of tools isn’t much help if you don’t know how to use them, Norton All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is just what the doctor ordered. With these handy minibooks on call, you can handle lots of basic PC first aid and maintenance on your own and feel good about doing it.
Gets visual learners up to speed on the newest enhancements in Photoshop Photoshop is constantly evolving, and the newest version offers great new tools for photographers. This popular guide gets visual learners up to speed quickly; previous editions have sold more than 150,000 copies. With colorful screen shots illustrating the step-by-step instructions, this book is perfect for Photoshop newcomers and for visual learners who are upgrading from an earlier version. It covers setting up the software, importing images from the camera, using all the tools, creating an online gallery, and more. Covers the most important features of Photoshop CS6, including importing photos from a digital camera, retouching and repairing damaged photos, enhancing digital images, and adding custom 3-D effects Explains how to edit images for the web, create an online photo gallery, and incorporate graphics into desktop publishing programs Explores color management, using palettes, compositing, using layers, applying gradients, setting type, and working with filters Features step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations designed for those who learn best when they see how things are done Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop CS6 gets visual learners ready to take advantage of everything the newest version has to offer.
If you’re a photography hobbyist, would you like to brighten up that gloomy island vacation photo? Slim down without going on a diet? See whether white or green shutters look best on the house? Expunge the ex-boyfriend from family photos? If you’re a pro or semi-pro photographer, would you like to make it snow in that ski resort photo? Replace the old logo in the glamour shot of the corporate headquarters with the new one? Grow hair in the CEO’s glaring bald spot? Freshen up the lettuce in that food shot? You’ve come to the right place. With Photoshop CS2, you have the tools. With Photoshop CS2 For Dummies, you’ll have the know-how. In full color, with all kinds of examples, screen shots, step-by-step explanations, tips, and techniques, this guide takes you from the fundamentals to special power-user tricks! Cross-platform Mac-PC coverage includes: The basics of getting around in Photoshop, getting images into and out of Photoshop, choosing the right file formats, and setting your preferences Working with Adobe Bridge to organize and manage your images Working with tonality, including making easy Auto Repairs, making adjustments with Levels and Curves (and the eyedroppers), and using Shadow/Highlight and the toning tools, Burn and Dodge Making color look natural using the color adjustment commands Taking advantage of the RAW format for maximum flexibility, including using the Adjust, Detail, Lens, Curve, and Calibrate tabs and the Camera Raw buttons Fine-tuning your fixes, including making your selections with tools (four marquee tools, three lasso tools, and the Magic Wand tool) Masking for both layer visibility and for protecting parts of your images The most common problems in digital photos—red-eye, wrinkles, unwanted objects and people, and noise—and what to do about them With Photoshop CS2, you can go beyond enhancing your images to create “art.” You have a very powerful painting engine, an extremely complex Brushes palette, and all kinds of painting tools. Photoshop CS2 For Dummies walks you though: Compositing (combining images into a piece of artwork) and working with layers, including choosing from the almost two dozen blending modes Selecting with Extract which is great for making tough selections, such as flyaway hair and various types of fringe Using Vanishing Point to “map” a pattern to angled surfaces Creating panoramas with Photomerge Creating precision edges with vector paths, including using shape layers and the Custom Shape tool, choosing from more than 300 ready-to-use shapes with the Custom Shape Picker, and using the Pen tool to create paths Where to find dozens, or even hundreds, of custom shapes already on your computer – absolutely free Dressing up images with layer styles, including using the Styles palette and creating custom layer styles Adding text messages and tweaking your text Using the extensive painting tools and the Brushes palette Using filters, including sharpening to focus the eye using blur filters or the Unsharp Mask and the new Smart Sharpen filter that give incredible control Getting fun effects with the Liquify filter In a special Power Photoshop section, you’ll learn about streamlining your work, including creating a PDF for both onscreen presentation and for printing. You’ll discover how to spiff up your online images by working with Image Ready to slice, optimize, and otherwise juice up your images for the Web and how to create fancy rollover buttons and fun animations, From basic cropping to complex techniques that can turn good photos into great ones, Photoshop CS2 For Dummies is your guide to exploring all the possibilities that await you in Photoshop CS2.
Cosmetic surgery is one of today’s hottest topics. From daytime talk shows and popular magazines to conversations at the salon, it seems that almost everyone has had it, is thinking about it, or knows someone who is getting it. Statistics show more and more women—and men—are having cosmetic surgery. And with all the options now available, it’s important to be fully informed before you make any decisions about having a procedure. Now, Cosmetic Surgery For Dummies is here to guide you through today’s top procedures, candidly addressing both the benefits and the risks. R. Merrel Olesen, MD, the medical director of the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, and Marie B.V. Olesen, a nationally known cosmetic surgery consultant, give you the tools you need to: Decide if surgery is right for you Find a qualified surgeon Set realistic expectations Evaluate the costs Enhance your recovery and results This plain-English guide shows you how to take advantage of all the advances in cosmetic surgery while avoiding the pitfalls that could compromise your safety or the quality of your result. From implants to liposuction to Botox, you’ll understand the right questions to ask your doctor, how to prepare for surgery (both physically and financially), and the best ways to influence the healing process. You’ll also: Discover the latest surgery techniques and medications Understand the different surgeon specializations Sort through the various non-surgical facial treatments Evaluate your post-op care options Cope with complications Deal with family, friends, and coworkers before and after surgery Complete with lists of questions to ask before surgery and top Web sites for cosmetic surgery information, Cosmetic Surgery For Dummies is a practical, friendly guide that will help you say hello to a new you!
Grasp the political, cultural, and social impact of the decade Experience the hope and passion of the '60s Nostalgic for the sixties? Looking to learn more? This information-packed guide takes you on a tour of the most memorable and significant events of this tumultuous decade. From the Vietnam War to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the early days of the women's movement, you'll see how the many cultural changes continue to shape American life today. Discover The different presidential administrations Key events of the civil rights movement Why the U.S. became involved in Vietnam How strong opinions divided the country The trends in music, fashion, and media
From the White House to the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. is jam-packed with historic sites and great museums. Washington, D.C. for Dummies, 3e: Delivers the lowdown on the top attractions, restaurants, and hotels Covers the latest post-9/11 security measures and how they affect visitors Is updated with the city's latest attractions, including the World War II Memorial and the Smithsonian American Indian Musuem Includes itineraries for three-day visitors, government groupies, shoppers, and families with kids
The bestselling guide to the leading image-editing software, Photoshop CS6, fully updated! Want picture-perfect photos, every time? Get up to speed on the most popular professional photo-editing software on the market: Photoshop. In this new edition of Photoshop CS6 For Dummies, expert Peter Bauer shows you how to use the latest Photoshop tools to change a background, adjust brightness, improve color, or fix flaws. Richly illustrated in full color, this edition covers all the updates in Photoshop CS6, the gold standard for image-editing programs. Used by professional photographers, graphic designers, Web designers, and serious hobbyists, Photoshop has more than four million users worldwide. Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred by professional photographers and designers around the world; the latest version includes new functionality and enhanced tools Teaches all the basics for first-time users and advanced techniques for more experienced digital imaging professionals, including how to work with the menus, panels, tools, options, and essential shortcuts Covers how to fix red-eye, remove blemishes and wrinkles, remove people or objects from a photo, adjust brightness, improve color, add shadows and highlights, work with Camera Raw, decrease digital noise, create composite images, use channels and masks, work with HDR tools, and optimize images for the web Photoshop CS6 For Dummies helps both amateur and professional Photoshop users take advantage of all the program has to offer.