Barbara Brundage is the author of Photoshop Elements 10: The Missing Manual, an Adobe Community Expert, and a member of Adobe’s prerelease groups for Elements 3–11. 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 email@example.com and read her blog at www.barbarabrundage.com (sometimes it’s even about Photoshop Elements).
Dawn Mann (editor) is associate editor for the Missing Manual series. When not working, she beads, hikes, and causes trouble (though not all at the same time). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melanie Yarbrough (production editor) lives, works, and does pretty much everything else in Cambridge, MA. When not ushering books through production, she’s writing or baking up whatever she can imagine. Email: email@example.com.
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, and their papillon, Jasmine, and is especially fond of Florida, where she can get away from Minnesota winters! Website: www.northlite.net. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Francine Schwieder (tech reviewer) has used Macs and Photoshop since 1994 and has run many Mac Workshops focused on using Macs in general and graphics programs in particular. She has traveled, works on her home and yard, and brings all her varied interests together on her website at http://pinkmutant.com.
Julie Van Keuren (proofreader) quit her newspaper job in 2006 to move to Montana and live the freelancing dream. She and her husband, M.H. (who is living the novel-writing dream), have two sons, Dexter and Michael. Email: email@example.com.
Ron Strauss (indexer) lives and works in Northern California. He moonlights as a classically trained violist. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to Sara Froelich 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, Gaurav Jain, Deepak Sawant, Akshaya Saxena, Sanchit Loma, and Neeraj Chaudry.
Special thanks also to graphic artist Jodi Frye (email@example.com) 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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