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Short order Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000
Joss, Molly, 1959-
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Indianapolis, Ind. : Hayden MCP, [2000]

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xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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"Includes coverage of version 2!"--Cover.

Includes index.
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Aimed at intermediate to advanced Office users, Short Order PhotoDraw is a visual, two-color, step-by-step guide to the practical use of PhotoDraw 2000 - including coverage of the new version 2. The book is a productivity tool for users seeking to maximize PhotoDraw 2000, and the book's unique format enables the reader to quickly find solutions to design problems. Power tips and notes will provide even more information about timesaving features and uses for the software not found elsewhere. Topics covered include image retouching, drawing and editing, modifying clip art, preparing images for the Web, creating special effects, maximizing the included templates and much more.

Author Notes

Molly W. Joss is a former technical editor and marketing director for Seybold Publications. Currently she is a freelance writer, analyst, and consultant.
Jason Dunn is the president of Kensai Design and Communications.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Welcome to Short Order PhotoDraw 2000p. 1
What Is PhotoDraw 2000?p. 1
PhotoDraw Highlightsp. 2
How to Use This Bookp. 3
1 Composing Images from Objectsp. 6
Creating a Cutout from a Predefined Shapep. 8
Using Edge Finder to Create a Cutoutp. 10
Using Color to Create a Cutoutp. 12
Duplicating Objectsp. 14
Arranging Objectsp. 15
Rotating and Flipping Objectsp. 17
Resizing Objectsp. 19
Aligning Objectsp. 20
Layering Objectsp. 22
Grouping and Ungrouping Objectsp. 23
2 Creating and Editing Text Objectsp. 24
Creating and Editing Plain Textp. 26
Formatting Textp. 28
Creating and Editing Designer Textp. 31
Underlining a Text Objectp. 33
Bending Textp. 35
Aligning and Grouping Text Objectsp. 37
3 Applying Special Effects to Text Objectsp. 38
Changing Text Outlines (Edges)p. 40
Applying Text Fillsp. 42
Changing Texture Fills and Colorsp. 43
Changing Designer Gradient Fills and Colorsp. 45
Applying Two-Color Gradient Fills and Colorsp. 47
Changing Picture Fills and Colorsp. 49
Applying Artistic Fills to Text Objectsp. 51
Combining Text Effectsp. 52
4 Working with Photographsp. 54
Acquiring an Image in PhotoDrawp. 56
Erasing Part of a Photographp. 57
Cropping a Photographp. 59
Cloning Part of a Photographp. 61
Merging Parts of Photographsp. 63
Correcting and Balancing Colorsp. 65
Adjusting Brightness and Contrastp. 66
Removing Red Eyep. 68
Fixing Scratches and Other Image Problemsp. 71
Applying Photographic Special Effectsp. 73
Changing the Default Picture Qualityp. 75
Batch Processing Photographic Imagesp. 76
5 Using Templates to Create Imagesp. 78
Opening and Using a Templatep. 80
Using Designer Edges Templatesp. 82
Using Designer Clip Art Templatesp. 84
Creating a Custom Logop. 85
Customizing a Flyerp. 86
Maximizing Web Graphics Templatesp. 87
Creating a Business Card from a Templatep. 88
Creating a PowerPoint Background from a Templatep. 90
6 Using Painting Tools to Create and Enhance Imagesp. 92
Painting Lines and Effectsp. 94
Changing the Look of Brush Strokesp. 96
Creating Special Effects Using Brush Strokesp. 98
Using Painting to Enhance Objectsp. 100
Creating Frames for Objectsp. 102
7 Using Autoshapes to Create and Enhance Imagesp. 104
Drawing a Linep. 106
Creating a Curvep. 107
Drawing with Autoshapesp. 108
Changing the Shape of a Freeform Drawn Objectp. 109
Attaching Text to a Drawn Objectp. 111
Adding or Removing Arrowheadsp. 113
Improving Objects with New Outlines and Fillsp. 114
Designing with Shapesp. 116
Creating a Complex Design by Using a Few Basic Shapesp. 117
8 Using Designer Effects to Enhance Imagesp. 118
Applying a Single Designer Effectp. 120
Applying Effects to Part of an Imagep. 121
Modifying Special Effectsp. 122
Creating an Antique Photographic Effectp. 123
Creating a Sponge-Painting Effectp. 125
Creating a Cartoonp. 126
Giving Images a Hand-Drawn Lookp. 127
Creating a Watercolor Painting Effectp. 129
Modifying Other Effects with the Texturizer Effectp. 130
9 Using the Fill and Edge Tools to Change Imagesp. 132
Changing the Fill of an Imagep. 134
Filling an Image with a Picturep. 135
Applying an Edge to an Objectp. 136
Selecting an Edge Typep. 138
Softening the Outline of an Image by Using Edgesp. 139
Framing Images with Designer Edgesp. 140
Creating a Filled Framep. 141
Using Edges and Fills to Enhance Clip Artp. 143
10 Applying 3D Effects to Imagesp. 144
Converting a 2D Object to 3Dp. 146
Applying a 3D Effect to a Text Objectp. 147
Changing the Edges and Thickness of a 3D Objectp. 148
Using Special Effects on 3D Objectsp. 150
Changing the Rotation and Tilt of 3D Objectsp. 151
Using Lighting Effects on 3D Objectsp. 152
Combining 3D Effects with Other PhotoDraw Effectsp. 153
11 Creating Shadow and Transparency Special Effectsp. 154
Adding a Shadow to an Objectp. 156
Changing the Position of a Shadowp. 157
Using Color to Enhance the Shadow Effectp. 159
Separating a Shadow from an Objectp. 160
Changing an Object's Transparencyp. 161
Changing the Fade-Out Characteristics of an Objectp. 162
12 Customizing Colors for Powerful Impactp. 164
Using a Preset Color Schemep. 166
Creating a Custom Color Palettep. 167
Adding New Colors to a Custom Palettep. 169
Modifying a Custom Color Palettep. 171
Saving a Palette with an Imagep. 173
Importing and Exporting Palettesp. 174
Changing Solid Fill Colorsp. 175
Changing a Single Color in an Imagep. 177
Copying Colors from Other Imagesp. 179
Setting Brush Colorsp. 181
13 Creating Web Graphicsp. 182
Creating a Thumbnailp. 184
Creating a Buttonp. 186
Creating Other Web Graphics by Using the Web Wizardp. 188
Creating a Background Tilep. 190
Creating a Banner Without Using a Wizardp. 192
Saving a Web Graphic with Transparent Areasp. 194
14 Working with the Clip Galleryp. 196
Creating a New Categoryp. 198
Adding Images to the Clip Galleryp. 199
Changing or Deleting a Categoryp. 202
Restoring Deleted Categories or Image Clipsp. 203
Opening Multiple Categoriesp. 204
Using Keywords to Search for Imagesp. 205
Adding Keywords for Searchingp. 207
15 Printing Your Imagesp. 208
Changing Print Sizes and Positionsp. 210
Printing a Single Imagep. 212
Changing the Print Qualityp. 213
Printing a Picture to a Filep. 214
Using the Reprint Optionp. 215
16 New Web Graphics Features in Version 2.0p. 218
Creating an Animated GIFp. 220
Creating a Rollover Buttonp. 223
Creating an Imagemapp. 225
Editing and Deleting a Hyperlinkp. 227