In the back of this book, you'll find a CD-ROM. It contains Photoshop plug-ins and several high-resolution pieces of stock photography in full, natural color. I've included many of the pivotal images from this book so that you can follow along with my examples as you see fit.
The Bible is nothing if not comprehensive. To bolster this claim, I've included a few additional chapters as PDF files on the CD-ROM. Assuming you have Adobe Acrobat Reader (which you can download at www.adobe.com), you can open the chapters, read them on screen, and print them at your leisure. Among these on-disk chapters are two collections of Photoshop shortcuts — the most extensive of their kind — one for Macintosh users (Chapter C) and one for Windows (Chapter D). This way, even if you unknowingly purchased the wrong version of the book, you have all the shortcuts you need. The CD also includes PDF copies of all the printed chapters in this book, perfect for those times you want to print an additional copy of a chapter to highlight, underline, or paper the birdcage. Bear in mind, however, that I provide these PDFs for your personal use only. If you distribute them to friends and family, you're breaking all kinds of federal codes, interstate treaties, and Geneva Convention ordinances. If you're unlucky enough to get caught, the FBI will raid your house and make you sit in the corner and write bad checks. Okay, I made that up. All I can really do is tell you I'd rather you didn't share the PDF chapters and hope you don't. I'm powerless; pity me.
As an extra special bonus, you'll find several QuickTime movie tutorials that explain how to use some of Photoshop's most challenging features. These are excerpted from my video training series, Total Photoshop, from Total Training (www.totaltraining.com).
Perhaps best of all, the CD is cross-platform, so you can open it on a Mac or PC. Read the appendix, "Using the CD-ROM," for a complete listing of the contents of the CD.
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