About the Author
Lynette Kent (Huntington Beach, CA) studied art and French at Stanford University, where she received a master's degree. She taught at the high school and community college level before becoming an unconventional computer guru when she adopted the Mac in 1987. Lynette now writes books for John Wiley & Sons, articles on digital imaging and photography for ShootSmarter.com, and reviews for Design Tools Monthly. She also teaches and presents graphics-related hardware and software for technology companies, including Wacom, Adobe, G-Technology, and Digital Foci. Both a photographer and artist, Lynette enjoys traditional and digital painting and often blends these techniques with her photographs to create images. Lynette has written the Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks titles for Photoshop CS2, CS3, CS4, and CS5; Teach Yourself VISUALLY Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2; Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Leopard; and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Photography, 3rd Edition. In her nonexistent spare time, Lynette helps run the Adobe Technology Exchange of Southern California, a professional organization for photographers, graphic designers, and fine artists.