Photoshop CS3 AIO Desk Reference For Dummies

About the Author
Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio
in Ventura, California. She’s the author or co-author of over a dozen publications, including Photoshop Elements 5 For Dummies, How-to-Wow with
Illustrator, and Powerpoint 2007 Just the Steps For Dummies. Barb also teaches Visual Communication at Brooks Institute and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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