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Troubleshooting in Photoshop CS4

When you run into a problem with Photoshop CS4, like the program won’t do what you want it to, or Photoshop simply won’t do anything, try these quick fixes to troubleshoot: [more…]

Selection Tricks in Photoshop CS4

Say you want to work on a part, or selection, of an image instead of the whole photo. Photoshop CS4 has a large group of selection commands and tools. Here are a few tricks to add: [more…]

Photoshop CS4 Layer-merging Tricks

Here are some tricks for working with layers in Photoshop CS4 if the Layers palette gets too crowded, or if you need to apply the same filter to multiple layers, streamline your Layers palette, or work [more…]

Photoshop CS4 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Getting around in Photoshop CS4 means knowing, not only the basics, but how to troubleshoot problems, use selection and layer-merging tricks, and getting acquainted with the filter gallery and its colors [more…]

The Canon Rebel T1i/500D Digital Camera Layout

Here’s a guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your Digital Rebel T1i/500D. The lens shown in the digital camera below is the Canon EF-S 18–55mm IS [more…]

Exposure Mode Quick Guide for Your Canon Rebel T1i/500D Digital Camera

Use this table for a quick explanation of your Canon Rebel T1i/500D camera’s exposure modes (you select these using the Mode Dial on top of the digital camera). Control of picture-taking settings depends [more…]

Canon EOS Rebel T1i/500D For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Get to know the external controls and all the functions of the exposure modes on your Canon Rebel T1i/500D digital camera and you’re on your way to taking great digital photos! [more…]

Picturing Your Nikon D90 Digital Camera's External Controls

Here’s a handy reference guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your Nikon D90 digital camera. The lens shown here is the Nikkor 18–105mm AF-S VR [more…]

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…]

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