Adobe Photoshop CS2 A-Z: Tools and Features Illustrated Ready Reference by Philip Andrews (Focal Press, 2005; ISBN: 0-240-52002-5). This all-inclusive reference guide helps you learn new tools and menus, solve problems as you work and get direction on various features and topics. The book lists all of CS2's key tools and can be used with any version of the software.
DIGITAL BOTTLE POD
Use your soda bottle as more than just a thirst-quencher by making it show some support for your camera. The Digital Camera Pod from One Source Network is a bottle-top and window-mount pan head that turns your average-sized jug into a multipurpose camera support system. The pod attaches to most 20-ouncers. Just don't dump the soda because it works as a counterweight to the camera. The device can also attach to a car window. List Price: $9. Contact: One Source Network, www.osnusa.com.
With JVC's Everio GZ-MG77 camcorder, you can directly download video to a computer. The camcorder records up to seven hours of high-quality (8.5Mbps, 720x480/60i in Ultra mode) video onto a built-in 30 GB hard drive. You can also create DVDs without a PC using a USB connection. The camera, which weighs less than a pound, lets you access your recordings in any order, rearrange playback sequences and delete unwanted material. Other features include a 2.7-inch widescreen LCD and ƒ/1.2 lens. The camera measures 2.68x2.76x4.29 inches. List Price: $900. Contact: JVC, (800) 882-2345, www.jvc.com.