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  • Copyright 2003
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32532-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32532-8

Digital Photos, Video, and Music All in One is designed to teach the new computer user how to easily work with a variety of digital media.

It doesn't assume the reader wants to learn how to use just one product, but covers multiple products and technologies together in a logical fashion:

  • Digital Cameras
  • Photoshop Elements
  • Burning CDs and DVDs
  • Scanners and Printers
  • MP3s and Digital Music
  • Digital Videos

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Windows, Folders, Files, and Applications in Mac OS X Digital Media

Working with Windows, Folders, Files, and Applications

Table of Contents



1. Setting Up Your Mac.

Unpacking Your New Mac. Hooking Up Your Mac. Your Mac's Startup Routine. Setting Up Your Account. Turning It All Off. Discovering the Help Menus. Keyboard Power. A Tour of Mac OS X Technology. Installing Mac OS X. Summary.

2. Exploring the Desktop.

The Finder. The Finder Menu Bar. The Finder Window. The File System. Performing File and Content Searches. Finder Preferences. The Dock. System Preferences. Universal Access. Summary.

3. Working with Windows, Folders, Files, and Applications.

Windows. Folders. Files. Applications. Creating Aliases. Renaming, Copying, and Deleting. Deleting. Getting File Information. Running Classic Applications. Summary.

4. Using the Internet.

Creating an Internet Connection. Setting Multiple Connection Options and Locations. Using Internet Connect. Web-Browsing Basics. .Mac Membership. Mail. Address Book. IChat. Summary.

5. Using Other Basic Applications.

Calculator. Clock. Stickies. TextEdit. Chess. Preview. QuickTime. DVD Player. Sherlock. Summary.

6. Installing Additional Software.

Installing Software. Some Software Suggestions. Task: Checking Free Hard Drive Space. Task: Verifying Available Memory. Summary.

7. Choosing Peripheral Devices.

USB Basics. FireWire Basics. Printers. Scanners. Digital Cameras. Additional Peripheral Devices. Connecting FireWire and USB Devices. AirPort. Summary.

8. Monitors and ColorSync.

Configuring Displays. Using the Display Calibrator Assistant. Task: Calibrate your Display. Introduction to ColorSync. Summary.

9. Setting Up Printers and Fonts.

Setting Up a New Printer. Adding Printers with Print Center. Printing Your Document. Adding Fonts. Summary.


10. Introducing iLife.

Introducing iTunes. Introducing iPhoto. Introducing iMovie. Introducing iDVD. Installing the iLife Applications. Summary.

11. Using iTunes.

Setting Up iTunes. Adding MP3s. Task: Creating and Working with Playlists. Using Your iPod with iTunes. Summary.

12. Using iPhoto.

Importing Image Files. Organizing Images. Editing Photos. Designing a Photo Book. Sharing Your Photos. Summary.

13. Getting Started with iMovie.

The iMovie Workspace. iMovie Monitor. Shelf. Timeline Viewer. Clip Viewer. The Clip Viewer. Previewing Clips. Enhancing Clips. Digital Video Concepts. Summary.

14. Working with Video in iMovie.

Importing Video from a File. Connecting Camcorders. Working with Video. Capturing Video. Moving Around in a Clip. Making Basic Edits. Summary.

15. Adding Transitions, Effects, and Titles in iMovie.

Titles. Adding Titles. Adjusting Titles. Transitions. Working with Transitions. Effects. Sample Effect-Brightness/Contrast. Working with Effects. Making Changes to Effects. Summary.

16. Using Still Photos, Music, and Sound Effects in iMovie.

Photos and iMovie. Importing into iPhoto. Adding Photos to iMovie. Still Images and Duration. Still Images, Effects, and Transitions. Sound in iMovie. Working with Audio. Other iMovie Audio Sources. Summary.

17. Exporting iMovies.

Choosing a Way to Share Your iMovie. Making Videotapes from iMovie. Emailing iMovies. Putting iMovies on the Web. Burning iMovies to CD. Exporting iMovies to iDVD. Summary.

18. Getting Started with iDVD.

DVD Players. The DVD Creation Revolution. How DVD Video Works. Basic iDVD Features. DVD Discs. DVD Storage Capacity. Purchasing the Right Blank DVD Discs. Summary. Chapter 19 - Designing DVDs in iDVD. Preparing the DVD Project. Importing Files. iDVD Capabilities. Creating DVD Menus. Customizing Menus. DVD Slideshows. Summary

20. Creating DVDs with iDVD.

Burning Your DVD. Manufacturing Discs. DVD-ROM Content-Adding Computer Files on a DVD. Summary.


21. Introducing Photoshop Elements.

Getting Help. A Tour of the Desktop. Understanding the Shortcuts Bar. Using the Tools in the Toolbox. Understanding the Options Bar. Using the Menus. Taking a Look at the File and Edit Menus. Taking a Look at the Image Menu. Taking a Look at the Enhance Menu. Taking a Look at the Layer Menu. Taking a Look at the Select Menu. Taking a Look at the Filter Menu. Taking a Look at the View Menu. Taking a Look at the Window Menu. Setting Preferences. Undoing and Redoing. Using the Undo History Palette. Summary.

22. Starting, Saving, and Printing Your Work.

Starting a New Image File. Browsing for a File. Saving Your Work. Saving Images for the Web. Creating a Web Gallery. Emailing a Picture. Exporting a PDF. Adjusting Resolution. Importing Source Images. Changing Image and Canvas Sizes. Understanding Color Systems. Preparing the Image. Printing the Page. Making Contact Sheets and Picture Packages. Summary.

23. Using Basic Tools in Elements.

Using the Selection Tools. Selecting with the Lasso Tools. Making Selections with the Magic Wand. Modifying Selections. Stroking and Filling Selections. Using the Paint Bucket Tool to Fill a Selection. Working with Layers. Managing Layers. Cropping and Resizing Your Pictures. Cropping. Resizing. Rotating an Image. Straightening the Horizon. Straightening an Image. Skewing Images. Using the Type Tools. Using the Type Mask Tools. Working with Layer Styles and Text. Warping Text. Summary.

24. Fixing Photo Flaws.

Making Basic Cleanups. Fixing Red Eye. Removing Dust and Scratches. Too Light/Too Dark: Adjusting Brightness, Contrast, and Color. Adjusting by Eye with Color Variations. Adjusting Color with Color Cast. Adjusting Color with Hue/Saturation. Removing and Replacing Color. Compensating for Lighting Mistakes. Using the Quick Fix Dialog Box. Using Repair Recipes and Tutorials. Following a Tutorial. Using Adjustment Layers to Fix Image Problems. Repairing Black-and-White Pictures. Preparing an Old Photo for Repair by Removing Sepia. Repairing Serious Damage. Applying Vignetting. Applying Tints. Making Color Repairs. Using Fill Flash. Making Selective Color Adjustments. Image Correction Tools. Hand Coloring a Black-and-White Photo. Removing and Replacing Objects. Replacing a Face. Putting Back What Was Never There. Using the Magic Eraser. Putting Together Stitched Panoramas. Summary.

25. Enhancing Your Photos with Filters.

Working with Filters. Adjusting the Effect of Filters. Using the Artistic Filters. Working with Pastels, Chalk, Charcoal, and Pen. Going Wild with Filters. Using Third-Party Filters. Summary.

26. Creating Digital Art from Scratch.

Choosing Colors. Using the Shape Tools. Using the Brush Tool. Using the Pencil Tool. Using the Eraser Tools. Creating Backgrounds with the Gradient Tool. Using Layer Styles to Create Composites. Understanding Blending Modes. Applying Effects. Creating Drop Shadows from Scratch. Making Reflections. Using Distortions to Blend Composite Images. Summary.


27. Sharing (and Securing) Your Computer.

Sharing Your Computer with Multiple Users. Logging In. Controlling File Permissions. Understanding Groups. Using Network Sharing. Connecting to Shared Folders. Security Considerations. Local Security. Maintaining Security Online. Summary.

28. Managing Your System.

Automating Software Updates. Backing Up Your Data. Disk Copy. Using Backup Software. Optimizing Your Hard Drive. CPU Monitor. Summary.

29. Recovering from Crashes and Other Problems.

Application Unexpectedly Quits. Other System Crashes. Forcing a Restart. Viruses. Restoring the Administrator Password. Fixing Hard Drive Problems. Reinstalling System Software. Summary.



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