Wednesday, December 31, 2008

PhotoShop 7 for Dummies or Principles of Information Security Third Edition

PhotoShop 7 for Dummies

Author: Barbara Obermeier

Adobe Photoshop is arguably the most comprehensive and popular photo editor around. Here are a couple of reasons why: When you work in Photoshop, you're not drawing from scratch; you're editing photos. Secondly, the program keeps you interested with a depth of capabilities that few pieces of software can match. Unlike other computer programs that have caught on like wildfire over the years, Photoshop is both powerful and absorbing.

Just because Photoshop is a pleasure to use doesn't mean that it's easy to master. Directed toward making you comfortable and productive with the program, Photoshop 7 For Dummies points out the features you need to know and shows you exactly how to use them ­– no pain; all gain. You'll discover ways to

• Work with the program window

• Switch between Photoshop and other programs

• Change the number of pixels in an image

• Define colors using the Color Palette

• Get ride of red eye

• Blur the edges of a selected area

• Apply filter effects

Photoshop guru and author Deke McClelland reveals his own techniques for quick and creative image editing, along with specific tips that Photoshop veterans can use to take advantage of the software's new features. Plan to get the hang of

• Producing high quality scans

• Adding background textures, bevels, and text effects

• Harnessing Photoshop's layering features and professional pre-press capabilities

• Applying different types of gradients

• Making a Web Photo Gallery

• Placing your image intoPageMaker of InDesign

• Creating your own custom brush

Graphics abound in Photoshop 7 For Dummies, with 16 pages of glossy pictures to show off special issues related to color. You'll find commands for both PCs and Macs and lots of step-by-step instructions to guide your image-editing efforts for print or the Web – in no time!

Table of Contents:
Pt. IWhat the ...? Aagh, Help Me!7
Ch. 1Meet Dr. Photo and Mr. Shop9
Ch. 2Canvassing the on-Screen Canvas21
Ch. 3Now the Fun Really Begins41
Pt. IIThe Care and Feeding of Pixels67
Ch. 4Sizing Up Your Image69
Ch. 5Auntie Em versus the Munchkins (Death Match)87
Ch. 6Save Before You Say Good Night109
Ch. 7Going to Hard Copy127
Pt. IIITiptoe through the Toolbox147
Ch. 8Paint Me Young, Beautiful, and Twisted149
Ch. 9Making a Mockery of Reality175
Ch. 10Cleaning Up Goobers203
Ch. 11Turning Back the Digital Clock219
Pt. IVSelect Before You Correct235
Ch. 12The Great Pixel Roundup (Yee Ha)237
Ch. 13More Fun with Selections277
Ch. 14Coloring inside the Lines291
Pt. VSo, You Say You're Serious about Image Editing313
Ch. 15Layers upon Layers upon Layers315
Ch. 16Digital Graffiti343
Ch. 17Forays into Filters365
Ch. 18Drawing Color from a Dreary Wasteland383
Ch. 19Taking a Peek at Web Graphics403
Pt. VIThe Part of Tens427
Ch. 20Ten Tricky Techniques to Assign to Memory429
Ch. 21Ten Things to Do with Your Photoshop Masterpiece439

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Principles of Information Security, Third Edition

Author: Michael E Whitman

Explore the field of information security and assurance with this valuable resource that focuses on both the managerial and technical aspects of the discipline. Principles of Information Security, Third Edition builds on internationally recognized standards and bodies of knowledge to provide the knowledge and skills that information systems students need for their future roles as business decision-makers. Coverage includes key knowledge areas of the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), as well as risk management, cryptography, physical security, and more. The third edition has retained the real-world examples and scenarios that made previous editions so successful, but has updated the content to reflect technology's latest capabilities and trends. With this emphasis on currency and comprehensive coverage, readers can feel confident that they are using a standards-based, content-driven resource to prepare them for their work in the field.

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