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Nikon D90 Automatic Exposure Mode Quick Guide

Use this table for quick explanations of your Nikon D90 digital camera’s fully automatic exposure modes, including Auto and the six Digital Vari-Program scene modes. These modes let you choose automatic [more…]

Guide to Nikon D90 Advanced Exposure Modes

These four advanced exposure modes on your Nikon D90 let you adjust aperture (f-stop) to manipulate depth of field (the zone of sharp focus) and shutter speed to give moving objects a sharp focus or a [more…]

Nikon D90 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Get to know the external controls and all the functions of the automatic and advanced exposure modes on your Nikon D90 digital camera, and you’re on your way to taking great digital photos! [more…]

Your Nikon D5000 Digital Camera Layout

Here’s a handy guide to the dials, buttons, and other external controls on your Nikon D5000. (The lens shown on this digital camera is the Nikkor 18–55mm AF-S VR [more…]

A Quick Reference for Automatic Exposure Mode on Your Nikon D5000 Digital Camera

Your Nikon D5000 digital camera's fully automatic exposure modes let you choose between automatic or manual focusing, but limit your control over other picture-taking settings. This table gives a brief [more…]

Advanced Exposure Modes on Your Nikon D5000 Digital Camera

In the four advanced exposure modes, shown here, of your Nikon D90 digital camera, you can adjust aperture (f-stop) to manipulate depth of field (the zone of sharp focus) and adjust shutter speed to decide [more…]

Nikon D5000 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Taking great digital photos with your Nikon D5000 is a snap once you know the external controls and how to use the automatic and advanced exposure modes of your D5000 digital camera. [more…]

Photoshop CS Painting and Editing Tools Keyboard Shortcuts

Whether you use a PC or a Mac with Photoshop CS, a keystroke or two can change the size of your brush, how opaque your tool is, and even paint a line. The following table shows painting commands for both [more…]

Photoshop CS Palette Shortcuts

Palettes are important in Photoshop CS. Palettes give you access to brushes, colors, and layers, as well as info and actions. The following table shows you how to access a palette: Just find the one you [more…]

Photoshop CS Selection Tricks

You often don't want to edit an entire image in Photoshop CS, but instead just want to select and change a specific part. Photoshop CS offers a whole range of shortcuts to that let you select and edit [more…]

Photoshop CS Navigation Tricks

Navigating through your photos with Photoshop CS is a breeze. You can zoom in and out and change the window size at the same time, and, if you use a Mac, you can toggle between the Photoshop window and [more…]

Keyboard Shortcuts for the Photoshop CS Toolbox

The Photoshop CS toolbox is jam-packed with handy tools to help you manipulate and maneuver through digital images. You’re thinking that it may be helpful to have some keyboard shortcuts to some of those [more…]

Photoshop CS All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Photoshop CS is a wonderful tool to use for adding to, subtracting from, filtering, rearranging, and generally playing with digital images. With the help of the Photoshop toolbox and palettes, you can [more…]

Digital Camera Features to Focus On

Digital photographers of all ages should know about digital camera features and their functions. Understanding digital camera features can help you choose the right camera when you're ready to shop. Here [more…]

Digital Photography For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Are you a senior interested in digital photography? Seniors looking to buy a digital camera should consider how convenient some features are to use. Is the viewfinder large enough to see easily? Are buttons [more…]

Basic Parts of a Digital Camera

Don’t let all of the controls on a digital camera scare you. Selecting the right camera to get you into digital photography is a snap. Here are the common components of a typical, non-SLR digital camera [more…]

Faking Your Way through Digital Photography

Do you clam up when the topic turns to digital photography? Here are some hot topics and cool terms to use if you want to sound like you are living on the leading edge of digital photography technology [more…]

Digital Photography All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Knowing your way around digital photography is easy once you’re familiar with the layout of a basic digital camera and a few digital photography terms. [more…]

Toolbox Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop Elements 5

The Photoshop Elements 5 toolbox offers keyboard shortcuts galore. Get to know Photoshop Elements 5 shortcuts by the visual icons that clue you into their function. For example, if you want to zoom in, [more…]

Keyboard Shortcuts: Selecting Elements with Photoshop Elements 5

Making changes to a picture or part of a picture with Photoshop Elements 5 means making selections. Conveniently, Photoshop Elements 5 gives you a whole list of keyboard shortcuts to help you with every [more…]

How to Use the Workspace in Photoshop Elements 5

The Photoshop Elements 5 workspace offer a range of tools that help you do everything from zooming in on a photo detail to categorizing and storing it. Here's a look at where you can find workspace tools [more…]

Photoshop Elements 5 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Photoshop Elements 5 offers every tool you need to process, pick at, and play with your photos. The Photoshop Elements workspace is your access gate to digital manipulation; and a host of keyboard shortcuts [more…]

How to Edit Photos in iPhoto

iPhoto includes several image editing tools that you can use to correct common problems in your pictures, such as red eye. You can use the editing tools to rotate images, retouch photos, or enhance the [more…]

How to Start a Movie Project with iMovie 09

Mac OS X with Snow Leopard offers a video application called iMovie — a feature-packed tool for serious movie production. The iMovie controls work the same as many top-notch movie-editing tools that professionals [more…]

How to Add Still Images to Movies in iMovie 09

When you're making a movie with iMovie 09, still images come in handy as impressive-looking titles or behind ending credits. (Make sure you list a gaffer and a best boy to be truly professional.) However [more…]

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