Paint Shop Pro 8 For Dummies

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  • Published in conjunction with the new release of Paint Shop Pro, this book walks readers through image-editing fundamentals as well as more advanced graphics and animation tools
  • Shows photography and animation hobbyists how to create quality, professional-looking graphics
  • Discusses painting, spraying, retouching photos, adding artistic effects, layering, masking layers, adjusting color, moving, reshaping, copying, and printing images
  • Also examines how to create Web images and animated graphics with
  • Jasc's Animation Shop
  • Author has written more than a dozen technology books
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About the author

David Kay is a writer, engineer, artist, and the author of five For Dummies books.

William "The Ferrett" Steinmetz is a freelance Webmaster and editor who helms StarCityGames.com.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Sep 2, 2003
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780764544279
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Image Processing
Computers / Software Development & Engineering / General
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