The bestselling book on Photoshop Elements—now in a new edition
Getting great photos is easier than you think—it just takes some know-how and a tool like Adobe’s Photoshop Elements. Photoshop Elements 14 For Dummies is a fun and easy-to-follow guide for photographers and photo enthusiasts who want to make their snapshots picture perfect. In no time, you’ll tackle the basics of Photoshop Elements and find out how to execute hundreds of tasks, like using special effects and drawing tools, working with layers, improving your color and clarity, and so much more.
Photoshop Elements is the #1 selling consumer photo editing software, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow professional and self-made digital photographers to do it all. Written by veteran authors Barb Obermeier and Ted Padova, this full-color guide shows you how to make the most of the latest version of the software in a fun and friendly way that makes learning feel like play. Even if you have no digital image editing experience at all, this hands-on guide shows you how to take your photos from ‘meh’ to ‘wow’—and have a blast along the way! Get instant results using one-click editing options Apply pro techniques to correct photo color and clarity Show off your artsy side with special effects and filters Find tips for improving edits and creative projects
The power and simplicity of Photoshop Elements makes it easy to turn out photos worth bragging about—and this no-nonsense guide will get you there in a flash.
The fast and easy way to get up and running with a laptop
Are you new to the world of laptops? You’ve come to the right place! Laptops For Dummies covers the many topics and issues unique to laptops, including synchronizing with the desktop, coordinating email pick-up between two machines, remotely accessing the desktop, networking, power management, storage, security, and more. This new edition also provides updates to cover the latest technology, current processors, and steps to update memory and hard drive capacities.
In business—while they spend most of their time in a desktop docking station—laptops are absolutely essential for providing mobility to professionals. In the home, they’ve begun to replace desktop PCs, as they now offer larger displays, longer battery power, and speeds equal to desktop computers. Plus, you can do just about everything with a laptop that you can do with a traditional desktop, minus the big, bulky machine and multiple cords. If you’re just making the switch over to a laptop, this hands-on, easy-to-follow guide makes the transition easy!
Covers the latest hardware and technology updates you need to get up and running with your laptop Includes updates on the new Windows 10 operating system, wireless networking, smartphone tethering, and using productivity applications on laptops Walks you through everything you need to deal with add-ons, networking procedures, and connectivity and communication Presents complex material in a way that makes it simple and accessible
Whether you’ve never logged onto a laptop or are just looking to stay up-to-date with the latest information on operating systems and software, Laptops For Dummies has you covered.
Whether you’re new to Active Directory (AD) or a savvy system administrator looking to brush up on your skills, Active Directory for Dummies, 2nd Edition will steer you in the right direction! Since its original release, Microsoft’s implementation of the lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) for the Windows Server line of networking software has become one of the most popular directory service products in the world. If you are involved with the design and support of Microsoft directory services and/or solutions, you really need this book!
You’ll understand the basics of AD and utilize its structures to simplify your life and secure your digital environment. You’ll discover how to exert fine-grained control over groups, assets, security, permissions, and policies on a Windows network and efficiently configure, manage, and update the network. You’ll find new and updated material on security improvements, significant user interface changes, and updates to the AD scripting engine, password policies, accidental object deletion protection, and more. You will learn how to:
Navigate the functions and structures of AD Understand business and technical requirements and determine goals Become familiar with physical components like site links, network services, and site topology Manage and monitor new features, AD replication, and schema management Maintain AD databases Avoid common AD mistakes that can undermine network security
Complete with lists of the ten most important points about AD, and ten cool Web resources, and ten troubleshooting tips, Active Directory For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of Active Directory.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
SolidWorks 2006 is a solid modeling program that goes beyond 3D capabilities. Since its initial release over a decade ago, it has transformed the way its users create, express, and document a design. But with so many functions to remember, it can be hard to design an image exactly the way you want it to look.
SolidWorks 2006 For Dummies shows you how easy it is to create precision 3D drawings and utilize its other functions. This straightforward, plain-English guide provides all you need to know to take advantage of SolidWorks 2006’s cool functions and controls. You’ll discover how to:
Create sound, robust 2D sketches Examine design intent Design and model a part and the virtual prototype Design drawings using basic controls Create drawings automatically Edit your design’s visual properties, dimensions, and features Maintain old drawing files Print and plot your designs Improve your project by working with others Extend and reuse your design information
The bonus CD-ROM features product demonstrations that show you how to use key parts of the program, examples of various add-on products that can help you get the most from SolidWorks, and case studies that show how other companies in different industries work with SolidWorks. Packed with tips and tricks on becoming more proficient with this program, as well as resources for further referencing and inspiration, SolidWorks 2006 For Dummies is the ultimate guide that will get you familiar with the program and start building!
The easy way to make the most of your iPhone – updated for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus!
iPhones are a lot of fun but they can be a bit intimidating right out of the box. Whether you’re ready to take your first stab at texting, want to reap the benefits of having the Internet at your fingertips, or just want to keep up with family, this hands-on guide gives you easy to follow information with non-technical explanations to get up and running with your new iPhone – fast.
The iPhone combines three products—a mobile phone, an iPod, and a portable game console—into one ultraportable device. Boasting a sleek, minimalistic design with a larger screen and keyboard than those tiny phones of yesteryear, it allows you to send and receive e-mails and text messages, make FaceTime video calls, capture, share, and store photos and videos, get directions with GPS maps, listen to your favorite music, watch YouTube videos, store and synch your contacts, play games, and so much more.
Covers iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and other iPhone models in a straightforward, fun language Large text and drawings make the book accessible and easy to read Full color format provides helpful screenshots that bring the instructions to life Offers guidance on buying and getting started with your first iPhone Provides senior-recommended apps
Once you get comfortable with your iPhone, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!
Everything you need to start your career in computer networking
Looking to land that computer networking position? Look no further! Getting a Networking Job For Dummies offers all the tools and step-by-step guidance you need to stand out from the crowd, get your foot in the door, and secure a job in this fast-growing sector. In no time, you’ll get a handle on networking roles, necessary education, training, and certifications, ways to brand yourself for your dream career, and so much more.
These days, computer networking can be a complicated industry, and knowing what you need to do to make yourself an attractive candidate for a coveted networking position can make all the difference. Luckily, Getting a Networking Job For Dummies arms you with everything you need to be one step ahead of the game. Humorous, practical, and packed with authoritative information, this down-to-earth guide is your go-to handbook for scoring that sought-after computer networking position!
Find the right organization for you Write a winning resume that gets attention Answer difficult interview questions with confidence Identify required certifications to get the job you want
If you’re a prospective computer networking employee looking to present yourself as a strong, competitive candidate in the computer networking market, this hands-on guide sets you up for success.
Stop typing and get more done with Dragon Professional Individual voice recognition software
Tired of typing, but afraid to take the leap into voice recognition software? No problem! Dragon Professional Individual For Dummies, 5th Edition gives you a great overview of the industry-leading speech recognition software so you can start talking instead of typing in no time at all. With this easy-to-use guide, you’ll quickly find out how to use Professional Individual to open documents, write emails and notes, update your Facebook status, and much more. The book includes everything you need to get started, from launching the software and basic dictating to controlling your desktop by voice, and tips for improving accuracy.
Available for both Windows and Mac, Dragon Professional Individual is the gold standard for home and professional voice recognition software. Easy to use and much more efficient than typing, the software can take your productivity to the next level.
Get an introduction to everything you’ll need to know to get started with Dragon Professional Individual voice recognition software Find out how to access documents, write emails, and even update your Facebook status with nothing more than your voice Includes the most updated information on the latest version of the software Offers information for programmers and developers who want to use the software for mobile app development
Dragon Professional Individual For Dummies, 5th Edition is your go-to resource to get up and running with this great voice recognition software in no time.
The bestselling introductory guide on nanotechnology?now revised and updated
The world of nanotechnology is ever changing and evolving; this fun and friendly guide demystifies the topic for anyone interested in how molecule-sized machines and processes affect our everyday lives. The authors begin with explaining the background of nanotechnology and then examine industries that are affected by this technology. Aiming to educate and simultaneously dispel common myths, the book explores the many nanotechnology-enabled consumer products available on the market today, ranging from socks to face lotion to jet skis to floor cleaners, to name a few.
Serves as a fun and friendly introduction to the fascinating topic of nanotechnology Discusses the various issues involving nanotechnology in the areas of environment, medicine, defense, and others Provides real-world examples of everyday nanotechnology use such as floor cleaners, flash memory drives, face lotion, computer processors, and more
Written in the accessible, humorous For Dummies style, Nanotechnology For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides an easy-to-understand overview of nanotechnology and its real-world implementation.
The fast and easy way to manage the books with QuickBooks Online
Searching for a cloud-based accounting solution for your small business? Use this guide to master the fundamentals of QuickBooks Online—the world’s most popular software for fast and easy mobile accounting! Inside, you’ll find hands-on, practical guidance for using QuickBooks Online to build the perfect budget, process payroll, simplify tax return preparation, create invoices and credit memos, and manage inventory. Plus you’ll discover how to track job costs, generate income statements and financial reports, and balance accounts—all with quick and easy access to this cloud-based software. All you’ll need is an Internet connection!
QuickBooks Online allows small businesses to manage their accounting and financial tasks and easily collaborate with their accountant or bookkeeper. Now, QuickBooks Online brings all of the software’s convenient tools to your browser, which you can use at any time and from any device. QuickBooks Online For Dummies takes the intimidation out of this new technology and shows you how to make it work—painlessly and productively—for you and your small business. It doesn’t get easier than that!
Find out how to organize your finances in one place Create invoices, record sales receipts, and pay your bills Track inventory, figure job costs, and create reports to monitor your business Use QuickBooks Online to take the stress out of tax season This book covers QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Online Accountant
If you’re a small business owner, manager, or employee looking for a fast, affordable, convenient way to manage your company’s finances, QuickBooks Online For Dummies has everything you need to get up and running fast.
Keep your business finances under control easily with QuickBooks
If you’re like most people involved with a small business, accounting is the last thing you want to spend a lot of time on. Luckily, QuickBooks For Dummies makes it easy to get all the confusing finance stuff out of the way so you can concentrate on other aspects of your growing business. Inside this fun, easy-to-read guide, you’ll find out how to manage your financial records, track sales and inventory, pay bills, figure out job costs, and more.
With easy-to-follow guidance and plain-English explanations that cut through the financial jargon, this resource shows you how to get started with QuickBooks, populate QuickBooks lists, create invoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, set up inventory items, record and pay bills, track business checkbooks and credit cards, print checks, build a budget, generate financial reports, and so much more.
Walks you through installing the software and configuring QuickBooks for your business needs Shows you how to write checks, set up payroll reminders, and keep the payroll rolling Covers how to securely download bank and credit card transactions, as well as how to pay bills online Provides easy-to-follow steps for keeping track of your checkbook, credit and debit accounts, inventory, payroll, and budgets
Written by a CPA who knows QuickBooks and understands your unique business needs, QuickBooks For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting past the paperwork and putting the program to work.