Blog entry by Jeremiah Porter

Mastering useful tools in the filter palette

If you want to get an overview of a large number of tools in the Filter palette, check out the Customize panel, as shown in Figure 12-7.

FIGURE 12-7: The Filter, Adjust, and Type tools are at the top of the Filter palette.

This figure shows the following tools:

* **Blur:** Creates a blur effect on a selected layer in a selected area or on an entire image. Use the Radius box to specify the size of the blur.
* **Color:** Changes the color of the selected area or the entire image. You can also create a copy of the color of an area or the entire image.
* **Contrast:** Controls the contrast of the selected area or the entire image.
* **Curves:** Lets you control the contrast of an area or the entire image to create highlights, midtones, and shadows as a single sloped color range.
* **Dodge and Burn:** Mutes or boosts colors in an area.
* **Dissolve:** Dissolves an area or entire image. You can create two dissolve effects: one in which the color of the selected area or the entire image fades to transparency, and the second in which the area or image completely fades to transparency.
* **Duplicate:** Makes an exact duplicate of a layer.
* **Gradient Map:** Lets you control the colors in an area. You can create a gradient that fades from one color to another. You can also specify multiple colors.
* **Luminosity:** Controls the brightness of the selected area or the entire image.
* **Opacity:** Controls the transparency of a layer.
* **Smudge:** Prevents the selection of colors or objects that lie directly beneath the color you're editing.
* **Spot Healing Brush:** Selects the type of brush that you use to heal selected areas. You have the option of using a healing brush or a regular brush. If you choose the healing brush

After you’ve installed Elements, and connected to the Internet if you’re getting a new computer or a computer that’s been used to connect to the Internet before, you will want to reset your computer to its factory settings.

Start by uninstalling any Adobe software that isn’t included with Elements.

Next, you’ll need to delete the Elements application file. Locate this file by opening up the file explorer. Go to the Program Files folder, then open the Adobe folder. There, you’ll see the Adobe Photoshop Elements folder. Open it and locate the Elements-i package file. Delete the file.

The next step is to create a new account. Go to Start > Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety, or if you are using Windows 7, go to Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety.

Select “Create a new account.” This process can take a few minutes.

Create a new photo album. This enables you to organize and tag your images. You can create as many as you’d like.

Log out of your new Adobe account. Close the browser window. Now that you’ve made a new Adobe account, log on to it and set a password. We’ll log on to it in just a few seconds, but you should set a password.

Locate the Photoshop Elements file. It’s right there, on your desktop. Go to the file Explorer and right-click on it, then click “Edit file.” From the menu, select Open.

You’ll be brought to the Photo Editor. Go ahead and choose image > reduce size. Press the Reduce Size button in the top left. The program will resize the image for you. Press save
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The Soft Round brush creates radii around the current brush cursor. The Brush Tip O’Reverse feature can be used to create various shaped brushes and can also be used to add a gradient to the brush.
The Pencil Brush lets you edit large areas of photos quickly and easily. The Brush Tip Features allow you to customize the look of the brush and add an underlying texture.
Adjustment Brush lets you edit colors of certain areas of photos. This is useful for various color correction issues.
The Type Tool is one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop. It can be used to create a variety of effects.
Gradient Filter is a useful tool for you to apply gradients to images.
The Blur Tool can be used to blur an image. There are many different options for you to control the intensity of the blur.
The Gradient Tool is one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop. It can be used to create numerous filters.
The Text Tool enables you to create various fonts and type effects. Various options are available that can alter the characteristics of the type.
The Liquify Tool lets you edit images using either a drag or a pencil tool. This is useful for making minor corrections to photos.
Photoshop features many unique filters that can be applied to photos. They can be used for a variety of different effects.
The Puppet Warp tool lets you create custom warp effects. This is extremely useful for compositing multiple images.
Photoshop features tools that allow you to edit photos. These include the Pen Tool, selection tools, healing tools, and shape tools.
The Pen Tool is one of the most commonly used tools. It enables you to draw on images and create shapes.
The Brush Tool allows you to paint on images. The pressure and size of the brush can be adjusted.
The Gradient Tool lets you create a variety of radials and other linear gradients. This tool is great for creating various filters and washes.
The Rectangular Marquee Tool lets you draw areas of a photo that you want to highlight. These could be areas with shadows, highlights, or specific objects. The crop tool allows you to remove parts of images.
The Eraser Tool lets you erase anything that’s on images.
The Magic Wand Tool is helpful for selections and repairing damaged photos.
The Healing Tool is a great

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[11] Where an officer makes a statement of intent to arrest based solely on his own observations and the defendant denies that the officer witnessed the offense, the defendant must be told that he is not obliged to answer and that he should consult with an attorney. Commonwealth v. Garside, 386 Mass. 319, 333 (1982).
[12] This decision is not intended as a change of prior law in this area. See note 10, supra.
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General Contractor Plans and Determination of the Cost of Construction

A General Contractor's primary responsibility is to plan and design a project and estimate its total cost. A Cost Estimate is the total cost of the project at a specified point in time. It is usually presented as an itemized breakdown of each component of the project.

The establishment of the project budget includes three functions.

First, determining the material quantity (quantity) needed.

Second, determining the allowable labor costs (Budgeted Labor, B.L.)

Third, estimating the actual cost of labor (Budgeted Labor, B.L)

The difference between the Budgeted Labor (B.L.) and the Actual Labor (A.L.) cost is the Allowable Overhead.

A General Contractor's basic responsibility is to price a project from the time a design plan is approved until a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.

General Contractor on the Job Plans

On the job, General Contractors issue cost estimates using a percentage formula based on the percentage of completion. The cost estimate is frequently the only estimate developed during the construction period and is used as a basis for determining the amount of construction loan funds to be provided by the lending institution.

The estimated cost of a given portion of a project is worked out using a standardized formula. This formula requires the following elements:

$par; Cost of labor,$par;

Allowable overhead, $par; Cost of materials,$par;

Cost of land, $par; Change orders,$par;

Contractor's profit, $par; Contractor's charge to owner,$par;

Contractor's profit to owner, \$par.

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System Requirements:

◆Power Sockets:
Type: 2 x 500W psu
Type: 2 x 500W psu Input Power: 420W
Input Power: 420W Output Power: 560W
Output Power: 560W Recommended Power Supply Unit: ATX
ATX Form Factor: Micro ATX
Micro ATX Form Factor: Micro ATX
Resolution: 1080p @ 60Hz
◆Power Outputs:
Output (Voltage): +5V
+5V Output (Amperage

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